By the middle of the fifteenth century Rimini had become a major center of Italian humanism. The cultural patronage of the famouscondottiereSigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417–1468), attracted numerous artists, writers, and scholars, who came to the city and created works for which Rimini is still widely known today. In spite of recently intensified research on this topic, various questions about the philosophical, literary and artistic output of this circle remain open. In particular, the historiography of Rimini itself leaves considerable room for new exploration, and this despite recent work on the architecture and pictural arts of the quattrocento city.
Dates: 6-7 April 2020
Venue: University of Insubria, Como, Italy
Call for papers deadline: 24th November 2019
Committee: Paola Baseotto (Insubria University), Omar Khalaf (Insubria University), Marie-Christine Munoz-Levy (Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3)
Confirmed keynote speakers: Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex) – Alessandra Petrina (University of Padova)
Call for papers Spring 2020
Publication date: February 29, 2020
Query/Abstract Deadline: December 20th, 2019
Full paper due upon acceptance of abstract.
Announcements Deadline: February 1, 2020
Coreopsis Journal of Myth & Theatre
Quests: Magical Journeys and Wayside Attractions
“The road goes ever, ever on…” JRR Tolkien.
Kalamazoo 2020 - "Scottish Voices, Scottish Borders"
Borderland studies have escalated recently within academia, though the relationships between certain borders still remain relatively underexplored. One example is the medieval Anglo-Scottish border, particularly in terms of cross-cultural relationships. When the topic is explored, it is often from the perspective of how English cultural transmissions impacted Scottish arts. This panel’s goal is to explore the prevalence of distinct Scottish voices in cultural artifacts from both sides of the border, emphasizing the rich tradition and culture already established in Scotland during the Middle Ages.
Kalamazoo 2020 - "Celtic Fringe"
Since the initial Brexit vote in 2016, conversations about devolution and national identity in the British Isles have become popular in modern discourse. These dialogues are not new; since the Middle Ages, the relationship between regional and national identities has permeated politics, culture, literature, and history. However, much of the focus has been on English perspectives. This roundtable wishes to explore the interactions between Celtic regions—such as Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, and Scotland—and how these relationships between Celtic groups in the Middle Ages informs the identity crises evident in Great Britain today.
The University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop at ICMS 2020 presents:
Affect and Exemplary Texts
Deadline Extended for Submission!
The Illinois Medieval Association welcomes individual proposals and complete sessions that engage with this year’s conference theme, “Medieval Futures,” from a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and temporal perspectives. Paper proposals might consider, for example:
Medieval perspectives of futurity within religious and literary contexts, including interrogations of prophecy and eschatology;
The ways in which medieval individuals or regions planned for the future (i.e. urban design, military strategy, crusade proposals, logistics, economic sustainability, etc.);
Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)
Sponsored by the Medieval Comics Project, an outreach effort of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
55th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
7-10 May 2020
Proposals due by 15 September 2019
CFP: Past Forward: New Ways of Looking at Old Things
MEST Symposium, Indiana University Bloomington
March 6-7, 2020
Keynote: Dr. Michelle Warren (Dartmouth College)
Proposals for 20-minute papers should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 4, 2019.
Dante, Heterodoxy, and Spirituality without Religion