Call for Papers: Privilege and Position, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, deadline: 1 October 2020

The Forty-Sixth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, April 9-10, 2021

The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites abstracts for papers engaging with privilege and position in global medieval cultures. Possibilities might include the histories of ecclesiastical or royal hierarchy, the production of artistic forms, analysis of international trade, the literature of class, status, or caste identity, the structures of visual or musical composition, ordering of public space, and popular medievalism, but we are open to many variations on the general theme.

We encourage papers from medievalists of any discipline and any geographic area. We accept abstracts from anyone either with a Ph.D. or in the process of gaining a doctorate.

Abstracts should be submitted through our website (  or via e-mail ( by October 1, 2020.

All papers are to be 20 minutes in length, and every panel will include feedback from a respondent. You may also apply to our seminar, featured on this page. 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Matthew W. Irvin, Director, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

Follow us on Twitter @SewaneeMedieval

More information can be found here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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