We are pleased to send out the call for papers for Conflict and Rebellion in the North Sea World - Creating, Managing and Resolving Conflict in the 12th13th Centuries.
The conference is a two-day interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate and early career researchers and will be hosted by the Department of History at the University of Glasgow 9-10 April 2014.
From the 8th to the mid-11th century, Scandinavia, the British Isles, Ireland and the Low Countries have been considered as part of a larger North Sea World, linked by trade, culture and conquest. Such comparisons in British scholarship, however, have tended to end at the late 11th Century and the Norman Conquest of England. This conference seeks to extend beyond this traditional frontier by focussing upon the themes of conflict and rebellion in the regions of the North Sea World in the 12th and 13th centuries. The aim will be to help provide fresh perspectives on these subjects by highlighting the contrasts and similarities in conflict creation, management and resolution in different countries.
The keynote speakers will be Professor Matthew Strickland (University of Glasgow) and Professor Sverre Bagge (University of Bergen). We invite proposals from current postgraduate, postdoctoral and early career researchers in History, and any other relevant subject area, for papers of 20 minutes on the topic of conflict and conflict resolution in the 12th and the 13th centuries ranging geographically from Scandinavia and Iceland to the British Isles and the Low Countries.
Abstracts must be 200 words maximum. The proposals must include name, institution, contact information, paper title and abstract. Proposals are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 29 November 2013.
Possible topics for papers include but are not limited to:
Rebellion against the crown
Gender in conflict and rebellion
The Church and Rebellion
Strategies of conflict
Architecture of rebellion (castles and defensive structures)
Visual and literary depictions of rebellion and rebels
Conflict and Rebellion is funded by University of Glasgow, Royal Historical Society and Viking Society for Northern Studies.
Hanna Kilpi & Fergus Oakes
9 University Gardens
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