Recycling, Revision, and Relocation in the Middle Ages

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Harvard University

CALL FOR PAPERS:

RECYCLING, REVISION, & RELOCATION IN THE MIDDLE AGES

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

 

Keynote Speaker: Jan Ziolkowski, Harvard University

 

Recycling, Revision, & Relocation in the Middle Ages is a full-day event being organized at Harvard University on February 9, 2018. Our goal is to continue the lively conversation about the movement and/or circulation of texts, objects, and ideas throughout the Middle Ages.

 

Some of the questions that might be addressed by our presenters include: what was the perceived utility of revision and reuse – i.e., what could new versions and contexts accomplish that old ones could not?  What role did time and/or physical location play in the reception and meaning of events or artifacts? Why and how did medieval works endure and remain relevant in cultural contexts far removed from those in which they first existed? What sociocultural factors account for the popularity of objects and texts in particular places at particular times? Are there hitherto unseen patterns in terms of where reuse occurs and of what?

 

Please send an abstract of 250 words along with a CV to Hannah Weaver (hannahweaver@g.harvard.edu) and Joseph Shack (josephshack@g.harvard.edu) via email attachment. On your abstract provide your name, institution, the title of your proposal, and email address. Abstracts are due November 1, 2017.