Textuality, Technology, and Materiality in the Medieval and Early Modern World (28-30 November 2013)

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Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group
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In the Medieval and Early Modern World

28-30 November 2013
University of Western Australia, Perth

Confirmed plenary speakers:

  • Professor Alexandra Gillespie (University of Toronto)
  • Professor Tim Fitzpatrick (University of Sydney)

Call for abstracts
The convenors of the 19th Annual Conference of the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, co-sponsored by the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, welcome abstracts (c.200 words) for 20-minute papers exploring medieval and early modern cultures of technology, textuality, and materiality, c.600 to 1800 CE. We welcome proposals for papers (or panels of 3 papers) which consider:

  • The social and cultural lives and afterlives of medieval and early modern material objects
  • Manuscripts, inscriptions, illustrations, letters, the printing press and other medieval and early modern communication technologies
  • The production, transmission, and mediation of medieval and early modern texts
  • The application and/or impact of modern technologies to medieval and early modern materials

Abstracts and panel proposals (along with titles and brief bios for speakers) should be emailed to conference@pmrg.org.au addressed to the convenors — Professor Andrew Lynch, Dr Anne M. Scott, and Dr Brett D. Hirsch — by no later than 1 September 2013.

Further details
Further details about the conference programme, registration, and postgraduate travel assistance will be made available on http://conference.pmrg.org.au/