CFP: Let the Games Begin: The Medieval World at Play
Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield
19th - 20th June 2010
We invite postgraduate students and early career researchers working in any field of Medieval Studies to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield, organised by medievalists in the Department of French, hosted by the Humanities Research Institute, and subsidised by the Society for French Studies.
We welcome papers that approach issues concerning games and sports in medieval culture.
Suitable topics may include, but are not limited to:
Children's games / play / toys
Chess / card / board games
Jousts / Tournaments / War games
Hunting / Hawking
Sports: archery, hammer-throwing, quarter-staff contests, stoolball, hurling, gameball, wrestling etc
Please send proposals of no more than 250 words for a twenty minute paper in English with your name, institution and contact details either by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to the address below by 29th March 2010.
As in previous years, a selection of papers is likely to be published in an edited collection.
Medieval Studies Gameplay Conference
c/o Lorna Bleach
University of Sheffield
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield S3 7RA
For further information, please contact the organisers at the e-mail address above.
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