The UC Berkeley Program in Medieval Studies invites submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate student conference:
“The Material Middle Ages”
February 28 and March 1, 2014
University of California, Berkeley
Keynote speaker: Cynthia J. Brown, Professor of French, UCSB
Medieval Studies has been stood on its head: we’re all materialists now. Medievalists are increasingly attentive to the physical objects that form the basis of our scholarly practice, and the social forces that determined the production, use, and survival of those objects. This conference looks to open a discussion of the “material Middle Ages” to emerging scholars across disciplines. We invite proposals for papers that consider specific material objects – books, images, buildings, etc. – but also those that expand their scope to address questions of materialism from socio-political, theological, philosophical, and literary perspectives.
We invite traditional and non-traditional paper proposals from disciplines including history, literature, linguistics, philosophy, art history, archaeology, classics, musicology, ethnic studies, geography, gender studies, and religion. Scholars working on subjects outside the Latin West, or traversing multiple regions, are encouraged to apply.
Submit a 250-word abstract for a 20-minute paper to the conference committee (email@example.com) by November 15, 2013. Please include a brief bio and specify any audio-visual requirements.
Organized by Jenny Tan, Spencer Strub, Brock Imel, Jason Treviño, and Joel Pattison.
Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Program in Medieval Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of English, Department of French, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of German, Department of History, Department of Italian, and Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley (GMB).
Jenny Tan, Spencer Strub, Brock Imel, Jason Treviño, and Joel Pattison
UC Berkeley Program in Medieval Studies
310 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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