CFP: [Medieval] Light: Aspects and Approaches (Grad) (UK) (1/10/2008; 4/12/2008-4/13/2008)

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K P Clarke
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The fourth annual Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference will be held at Lincoln College Oxford
on April 11th-12th 2008 on the theme of Light in the middle ages and Early Modern period.
Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and
architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers will be 20 minutes or less.
Please send a 250-word abstract in the body of your email (no attachments please) to by 10 January 2008.

See for further details and updates.

Suggested Topics might Include:

-Light and lightness in Gothic architecture
-Mystical illumination
-Light as natural, spiritual, optical, artificial phenomenon
-Light and Darkness
-Intellectual, spiritual, sensual illumination
-Manuscript illumination
-Light in Literature
-Medieval science, theories of light
-Philosophical and theological approaches
-Liturgy and Light
-Aesthetic vs. intellectual/spiritual appreciation of light
-Light in the graphic arts and sculpture
-Light in music
-Light, sight and perception

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