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Child be Strange: a symposium on Penda’s Fen

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:48am
British Film Institute & Birkbeck
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

‘Child be Strange’ is a one-day symposium on Penda’s Fen, organized in partnership with the British Film Institute, the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, and Strange Attractor Press.


Date: Saturday 10th June 2017, 10am–5pm, with a public screening at 6:20pm Venue: NFT3, BFI Southbank, London


Featuring a Q&A with screenwriter David Rudkin


CfP: Medieval Midlands 2017: Identity in the Middle Ages

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:49am
Midlands3Cities & De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Medieval Midlands (supported by the AHRC's Midlands 3 Cities consortium) are pleased to invite proposals for papers, posters, workshops and roundtables for the second Medieval Midlands Postgraduate Conference, to be held at De Montfort University, 27th-28th April 2017. The theme of the conference is 'Identity in the Middle Ages'.

The conference welcomes papers that focus on any geographical location between 400-1500 CE from any relevant academic discipline. Speakers are encouraged to interprety the theme of 'Identity' as is relevant to their own postgraduate research.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:49am
International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016


Paris, 29 June- 1 July 2017

(Ex)pressing Play: Harvard–Brown Chiasmi Graduate Conference of Italian Studies

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:59am
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Please note: the deadline for the submission of abstracts is extended until February 5, 2017. 

(Ex)pressing Play

Harvard–Brown Chiasmi Conference of Italian Studies

Harvard University

April 7-8, 2017


Keynote Speaker: Professor Marco Arnaudo (Indiana University Bloomington)

We invite papers for a graduate student conference on play in the Italian tradition to be held at Harvard University on April 7-8, 2017.

Adapting Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:13am
Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Call for Papers

Adapting Medieval and Early Modern Culture

De Montfort University – Friday 3rd March 2017

De Montfort University’s Centre for Adaptations is hosting a one-day conference on medieval and early modern adaptation. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers to discuss the ways in which texts synonymous with the medieval and early modern periods have been reworked or adapted.

Representaciones de la moda y el vestido en las literaturas hispánicas

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:20am
CUNY- Lehman College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016


La sección de español del Departamento de Lenguas y Literaturas de Lehman College en colaboración con la sección de español del Departamento de Lenguas Modernas y Culturas del Fashion Institute of Technology, tienen el honor de invitarlos a participar en el simposio “Representaciones de la moda y el vestido en las literaturas hispánicas” que se llevará a cabo los días 7 y 8 de abril, 2017. El objetivo de nuestro simposio es proponer una reflexión desde diferentes acercamientos teóricos sobre la temática del vestido en las diversas manifestaciones y periodos de las literaturas hispánicas.

La convocatoria está abierta, pero no se limita, a los siguientes temas:

The World of Harry Potter (Popular Culture and the Deep Past 2017)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to join us on February 24-25, 2017, for our fourth ‘Popular Culture and the Deep Past’ extravaganza at The Ohio State University, devoted this year to the theme of Harry Potter on the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Potter novel.

CFP - The Medieval Brain Workshop, University of York, UK, March 10th and 11th, 2017

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:27am
Deborah Thorpe, University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 21, 2016

As we research aspects of the medieval brain, we encounter complications generated by medieval thought and twenty-first century medicine and neurology alike. Our understanding of modern-day neurology, psychiatry, disability studies, and psychology rests on shifting sands. Not only do we struggle with medieval terminology concerning the brain, but we have to connect it with a constantly-moving target of modern understanding. Though we strive to avoid interpreting the past using presentist terms, it is difficult – or impossible – to work independently of the framework of our own modern understanding. This makes research into the medieval brain and ways of thinking both challenging and exciting.

CFP: New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies / Deadline: 28 April 2017

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:42am
James Smith, University of York and Hetta Howes, Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

Recent scholarship in water studies has generated several germane streams of new methodological approaches, each relevant to medieval history. This OLH Special Collection will showcase the state of the field for medieval water studies, tease out its salient themes, and demonstrate possible futures for the field. In the last decade, new attention has been paid to the role of water as both a literary metaphor and a cultural reality in the Middle Ages, with exciting results. In The Sea and Medieval Literature (2007), Sebastian Sobecki fruitfully explored how water is used to communicate ‘Englishness’ in various different medieval texts.