Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2022: Contact|Touch

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium



Plenary Speakers:

Hussein Fancy, Department of History, Yale University

Elina Gertsman, Department of Art and Art History, Case Western Reserve University


After more than a year of distancing, the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium is pleased to announce their theme, Contact|Touch, for the 47th Colloquium, which will take place in-person, April 8-9, 2022, on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. We encourage proposals for paper and subthemes from all medieval disciplines and geographic areas. Topics include (but are not limited to) contact between cultures, disciplines, or languages, philosophical and medical approaches to sensation, healing or holy touch, the practice of sculpture, epistolary form, the relationship of touch and sound or music, explorations of erotic or sexual touch, and the experience of relics and holy objects. These are just suggestions, however; the Colloquium will happily consider any proposal that deals broadly with the theme. 

Papers: Proposals for papers can touch upon any aspect of the general theme, and we encourage proposals from medievalists of any discipline and any geographic area. Scholars can apply to the general call, or to specific sub-themes (which will be posted in August). We accept proposals from anyone either with a Ph.D. or in the process of gaining a doctorate. Paper should be submitted through our website or via email ( by November 1, 2021.