This Academic Meetings seek to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of medieval studies. Each Congress has one particular special thematic strand on an area of interdisciplinary study in a wider context.
Next summer the town council of Nájera will once again host the International Meetings of the Middle Ages, organised by the University of Cantabria and supported by the Autonomous Government of La Rioja with co-organizers from Spain, U.K, France, Netherlands, Poland and Portugal. The international conference will take place in Nájera (Spain), from July 26-29.
The topic of this year is about People of the Sea in the Atlantic city in the Middle Ages. We will study every kind of maritime societies, guilds, confraternities, economic activity, craftsmen, trade, workers in relation to the sea (masters, sailors, fishermen, merchants, craftsmen, cobblers, caulkers, butchers, farmers, innkeepers), foreign people, social organization, social unrest, social networks, daily life… This fascinating conference may be a good springboard to facilitate this goal.
CALL FOR PAPERS
As part of the conference, the committee will organize workshops for graduate students writing dissertations in maritime and port history. Papers on any topic or theme in the European town ports in the Middle Ages will be welcome.
Historians and Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for research presentations on topics related to "People of the Sea in the Medieval Atlantic City". Abstracts should be no more than 350 words and should clearly state the purpose, thesis, methodology, and principal findings of the paper to be presented. Successful proposals will be pusblished in 2012.
All abstracts (máximum 500 characters) should be submitted electronically (either as a MS Word document or as text in the body of an e-mail) to Dr. Jesús A. Solórzano Telechea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions will be May 6th, 2011.
The languages of the meetings are Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. In addition to the academic sessions, the organizers will organize visits to medieval cities and places of interest.
Venue: Nájera (La Rioja-Spain) (Calle Yuso 3-5.)
JesDr. Jesús Angel Sólórzano Telechea
University of Cantabria
Edificio Interfacultativo. Av. de los Castros s/n. 39005.
Phone: (0034) 942202015
Fax: (0034) 942201203
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