[UPDATE] Error: Aspects and Approaches. University of Oxford, 16-17 April 2007

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Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference (Sarah Baccianti & Rob Avis)

This conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students. 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. Keynote speakers will include Prof. Ralph Hanna and Prof. Eric Stanley. The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature's annual lecture will also take place within the conference: this year's speaker is Professor Michèle Mulchahey.

Papers will be 20 minutes or less. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to oxgradconf@gmail.com by 5th January 2010.

Suggested topics might include:

Misunderstanding; Miscommunication; Misinterpretation; Misattribution; Mistranslation
Scribal error; Mismatch (image vs. text); Retractions; Textual variance
Factual error; Received error
Personification of error
Mistaken identity
Political mistake
False confessions; Lying
Confusion; Deception
Knightly errance
Theological error; Spiritual error
Scientific error
Medievalism; Early Modern and later (mis)corrections
Epistemology; Logic
Crime and misdemeanour

The conference fee is expected to be in the region of £25 (twenty-five pounds). 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. All updates and further information can be obtained from www.medieval.ox.ac.uk/omgc.html