Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CFP: NEMSC Graduate Student Conference, March 16, 2013

I am currently in the midst of co-organizing a rotating graduate conference, which will be hosted this academic year by the University of Connecticut (my home institution). So I'm posting the CFP here in hopes of getting the word out to any and all interested attenders. Please feel free to pass it on!

30th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, March 16, 2013
University of Connecticut

Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted for the 30th annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, to be held at the University of Connecticut on Saturday, March 16, 2013. This year’s theme will be "Collaborations."

"Collaborations" is a concept that pervades both the medieval period and the field of medieval studies, and provides a major theme for considering a variety of relevant subjects. In its breadth, this theme is meant to encompass a wide array of topics from graduate students working in all areas of medieval studies. Toward this end, we welcome papers from an assortment of disciplines, including:

Anthropology — Archaeology — Art History — Byzantine Studies — Classical Studies —Digital Humanities — Gender Studies — History — History of Science — Islamic Studies — Judaic Studies — Language Studies — Literary Studies — Mediterranean Studies — Manuscript Studies — Musicology — Philosophy — Religious Studies — Theology

We also look forward to papers that incorporate or deal with notions of interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary methods; and that examine the theme of collaborations theoretically.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
Collaborations in medieval culture
Receptions of the medieval in the modern world
Collaborations in academia
Interdisciplinary/multi-disciplinary methodologies
Theories of collaboration

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2013. Abstracts of up to 250 words should be e-mailed to Brandon Hawk and Patrick Butler at uconn.nemsc@gmail.com. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length and read in English. Graduate students whose abstracts are selected for the conference will have the opportunity to submit their papers prior to the conference to be considered for the Alison Goddard Elliott Award for the Outstanding Conference Paper.

For more information about NEMSC, see our website: http://www.medievalstudies.uconn.edu/organizations.html.

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