Meat: Aspects and Approaches. Oxford 13-14 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference (Brian FitzGerald, Hannah Bailey, Hugh Reid)
contact email: 
oxgradconf@gmail.com

The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. It is intended that a volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum Monographs Series. 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 should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to oxgradconf@gmail.com by 10th January 2012.

Suggested topics might include, but are not limited to:

Feasting
Fasting
Lent
(Intellectual) Nourishment
Gluttony
Starvation
Vegetarianism
Hunting and Game
Bones and Skins
Sacrifice
Recipes
Food and magic
Food taboos / prohibitions
Hospitality
Decay
Diet
Killing the fatted calf
(Clean and unclean) Animals
Butchery
Cannibalism
Poison, food and medicine
Corpus Christi
Transubstantiation
Blood

The registration fee is expected to be £12. We hope to organize a conference banquet in Lincoln’s lovely hall on the Friday night and will provide details of this as soon as they are available; it is hoped that this will cost in the region of £20. All updates and further information, including details of travel bursaries, can be obtained from the conference website:
http://mediumaevum.modhist.ox.ac.uk/conf_grad.shtml

cfp categories: 
graduate_conferences
interdisciplinary
medieval
renaissance