CFP: Medieval Children (UK) (1/31/06; 6/17/06-6/18/06)

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Medieval Children: 1200-1500
17 (Saturday) -18 (Sunday) June 2006 (will include Friday the 16th if necessary)
Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Derek Brewer (English, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge)
Prof. Nicholas Orme (History, University of Exeter)
The Canterbury Centre for Medieval and Tudor Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, is hosting an international conference on Medieval Children 1200-1500.
Foregrounding interdisciplinarity, CCMTS welcomes papers employing any literary, historical, art-historical, demographic, or anthropological approaches and source materials.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Parents and children
Incest, child abuse, sexual initiation, and education of children
Fosterage and abandonment
Generation conflict
Christian and non-Christian attitudes compared and contrasted
Perceptions of children
Children as leaders of adults
Children on crusade
Prof. Peter G. Beidler (Lehigh University) has offered to lead a pre-conference
walking tour (about three hours) to Harbledown ("Bobbe-up-and-down", under the
Blean forest), to pick up the trail that Chaucer's pilgrims may well have
followed to the West Gate and the Cathedral. They will pass the spring where
the Black Prince is said to have visited often.
Conference Organiser: Christine Li Ju Tsai
Please send a title and 200-word abstract for a 20-minute paper by 31 January 2006 to
Postal address: Canterbury Centre for Medieval and Tudor Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom, CT2 7NZ

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