CFP Extension: Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Medieval and Early Modern Field Committee at the University of Maryland
contact email: 

Extended Call for Papers


University of Maryland

Medieval and Early Modern Field Committee

                                                                                                      Annual Conference

10-11 November 2017

College Park, Maryland


Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit


Migration(s) of various sorts—of people, information, political, religious, and cultural movements—have long transformed the periods, places, and paradigms in which they occur. Recent scholarship has underlined the fundamental importance of migrations in the medieval and early modern periods.  Intrinsically interesting in their original context, these historic migrations also provide much-needed perspective on the migrations our world is currently experiencing.

Confirmed Speakers:


Prof. Nicholas Terpstra (University of Toronto)


Prof. Nigel Smith (Princeton University)


We invite 250-300 word proposals for individual 20-minute papers from established scholars and advanced graduate students based on, but not limited to, the themes outlined below. Digital projects welcome.

  • _Refugees
  • _Exiles
  • _Diasporas
  • _Expatriate/Merchant Communities
  • _Economic Migrants
  • _Immigrants/Emigrants
  • _Books and Manuscripts
  • _News and Correspondence
  • _Production/Wholesale/Retail Centers of Book and Manuscript Culture
  • _Political/Religious/Cultural Ideas
  • _Pandemic Diseases
  • _Environmental Change
  • _Education Reforms


Please submit proposals to by 31 May 2017.


Sabrina Alcorn Baron
Andrea M. Frisch

Stefano Villani

Contact Shaun Russell ( for more information.