Elections and voting procedures were central to many pre-modern polities and had a major impact on the cultures, societies and intellectual traditions in which they took place. This conference investigates the nature of that impact in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean during the later Middle Ages and Early Modern period.
Papers are sought that address one of the following themes:
• The forms and procedures of voting
• The strategies and contexts of voting
• The material culture of voting
• Representations of voting
• Theoretical justifications of voting
They may be comparative or focus on a single polity and may examine civic, political, ecclesiastical, or any other contexts. They are especially encouraged from scholars working on less well-studied geographical areas such as the Byzantine and Ottoman worlds as well as Southern France and Iberia.
A selection of the proceedings may be published after the conference has taken place.
Those who would like to participate in the conference are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words outlining their proposed topic to Dr Serena Ferente (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 Jan 2014.
Travel and subsistence costs as well as accommodation will be provided for those who are chosen to speak.
Please direct all inquiries to the conference organizers: Dr Serena Ferente (email@example.com), Dr Lovro Kunčević (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Miles Pattenden (email@example.com).
Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion
Oxford Brookes University
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