Translatio-Medieval Religion Conference--October 5-6, 2012

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Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Organization, The Ohio State University
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The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association at The Ohio State University is currently accepting abstracts for the first year of our annual conference, Translatio. Prospective papers should discuss the religious life, broadly conceived, in both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We welcome submissions on topics that range from monasticism to popular religion, and the way that the Church orthodoxy translates into the life of the laity. We also encourage papers that expand the discussion beyond Christianity and the West.

Possible topics may include:

--Monastic rule and reform
--Lay religious figures (mystics, etc.)
--Vernacular writings and sermons
--Church liturgy
--Heterodoxy and orthodoxy
--Folk belief
--Church constitutions, rulings, bulls
--Early Islam
--And many more...

Abstracts from any field of Medieval or Renaissance Studies (history, literature, linguistics, art history, etc) will be considered.

To submit an abstract or request further information, contact MRGSA at Further information is available at our website: