2015 Annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America


March 12-14, 2015

 * Call for Papers *

deadline is 15 June 2014

The Program Committee invites proposals for papers on all topics and in all disciplines and periods of medieval studies. Any member of the Medieval Academy may submit a paper proposal, excepting those who presented papers at the annual meetings of the Medieval Academy in 2013 or 2014; others may submit proposals as well but must become members in order to present papers at the meeting. Special consideration can be given to individuals whose specialty would not normally involve membership in the Medieval Academy.

Theme: “Medieval Studies across the Disciplines” will provide a conceptual focus for the meeting. The Medieval Academy welcomes innovative sessions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries or that use various disciplinary approaches to examine an individual topic. To both facilitate and emphasize interdisciplinarity, the Call for Papers is organized in “threads.” Sessions listed under these threads have been proposed to or by the Program Committee but the list provided below is not meant to be exhaustive or exclusive.

The complete Call for Papers with additional information, submission procedures, selections guidelines and organizers is available here.  Please contact the Program Committee with any questions.


Anniversaries: Dante’s Intellectual Formation, Lateran IV, Magna Carta, The Battle of Agincourt, The Council of Constance and the Great Western Schism, Jan Hus and the Council of Constance

The Cosmos and the Globe: Hildegard of Bingen’s Cosmic Egg, Configuring the Cosmos, Diagramming the World, Eco-Criticism, Representing and Reacting to Landscapes, The Medieval Globe, Global Exchange in the Middle Ages, New Light on the Stars: Medieval Cosmology

Universities: Theology in the University: Illustrations from the 13th to 15th Centuries, Artes and Philosophy in the University: Illustrations from the 13th to 15th Centuries, Gender and the Medieval University, Medieval Biblical Exegesis, Mystical Theology 75 Years after Gilson

The North Sea: North Sea Currents: Latin and Vernacular, Reading the Icelandic Sagas Differently, Insular Monasticism, North Sea Currents: Travelers and Travelers’ Tales, Anglo-Saxon Ecologies, Danelaw Cultures, Archaeology, Architecture

Language and Regional Identity: Continuity of English in the Multilingual Middle Ages, Insularity and Language: Case Studies (e.g., Sicily, Bohemia, Iberia, Northern England), Performance and Embodiment of Medieval German Literature

Medieval Latin Literature: Rhetoric in the Middle Ages, Dictionary of Latin from Regional English Sources, Songs with Latin Texts, Chronicles, Prose Genres

Manuscript Studies: English Manuscript Studies, Women in the Scriptorium, The New Philology at Twenty-Five, The Interdisciplinary Codex, Margins/Marginalia, The Future of the Critical Edition, The Middle Ages Meets Digital Humanities: Text Editing


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