Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe 20-23 June 2011

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Virginia Blanton
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A conference on 'Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe' will take place at the University of Hull from 20–23 June 2011. It is designed to bring together specialists working on diverse geographical areas to create a dialogue about the Latin and vernacular texts nuns read, wrote, and exchanged, primarily from the late eighth to the mid-sixteenth centuries. To date, there has been significant research in this field but little in the way of cross-cultural study. For this reason twenty-five international experts (from Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United States, and Wales) will address these issues in Hull. The resulting papers from this conference will form the chapters of a published volume.

For further details, please contact the organisers: Dr Veronica O'Mara, University of Hull (, Dr Virginia Blanton, University of Missouri-Kansas City (, and Dr Patricia Stoop, University of Antwerp ( A conference website on 'Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe' will be available early in the New Year.