RMMRA Annual Conference CFP DUE DATE MARCH 15th

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
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Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 2017
“Reformations during the Middle Ages and Renaissance”
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
June 22–24, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association invites paper and panel proposals for its 2017 conference, to take place on the campus of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, June 22–24, 2017. The conference theme is “Reformations during the Middle Ages and Renaissance,” in honor of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses. The program organizers invite proposals that consider the idea of reform, broadly conceived, during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Proposals may consider religious reform during the medieval and Renaissance periods but may also investigate continuity and change with regard to various aspects of the history and historiography of the periods as well as changes in literary culture, style, patronage, criticism, and subjects. The Program Committee encourages proposals from scholars and students working in all relevant fields, including but not limited to theology, history, literature, theatre, music, and the visual arts. As always, while paper and panel proposals addressing the conference theme will receive special consideration for inclusion, proposals in any area of medieval and Renaissance studies are welcome.

Graduate student presenters are eligible to compete for the Michael T. and Phyllis J. Walton Graduate Travel Award to help defray expenses associated with travel to and presentation at the annual conference. The RMMRA also awards two annual paper prizes: the Allen DuPont Breck Award for the best paper at the conference presented by a junior scholar, and the Delno C. West Award for the best paper at the conference presented by a senior scholar (at the rank of Associate Professor or higher). For additional information on the RMMRA, please visit http://www.rmmra.org/

Paper and panel proposals should be directed to the RMMRA Program Committee via email to RMMRA President-Elect Ginger Smoak (ginger.smoak@utah.edu). Proposals are due by March 15, 2017. A proposal must include:

• Name of presenter
• Participant category (faculty/graduate student/independent scholar) and institutional affiliation
• One-page CV (in case of panel proposal, include one for each participant)
• Preferred mailing and email address (in case of panel proposal, indicate a panel contact person)
• An abstract of the proposed paper/panel (250 words)
• Audiovisual requirements and any other specific requests

The Program Committee will notify participants if their proposals have been accepted by April 5, 2017. Please note that all presenters at the conference must be active members of RMMRA who have paid their annual dues of $25 by the time of the conference.