Call for Session Proposals: 7th Cycle of Medieval Studies June 2021, NUME Research Group on Latin Middle Ages, deadline 4 October 2020

The conference will be held from 7th to 8th June 2021 at the ex Convento Il Fuligno, Florence, via Faenza 48n.

The goal is to offer a broad overview of the current situation of Italian and international medievalist studies. Issues which are related to many different aspects of the medieval period (V-XV century) can be addressed: history, philosophy, politics, literature, art, archeology, material culture, new technologies applied to medieval studies and so on.

Particular attention will be reserved this year to the presentation of:

  • digital / multimedia projects;
  • cooperation, development and social cohesion projects aiming to deep and spread medieval studies (associations, laboratories, study centers, etc.);
  • proposals relating to communication and teaching

We accept:

  • individual contributions or with two or more speakers;
  • contributions already structured in panels and coordinated by a referee

All contributions will be structured in specific panels.


Participation proposals must have abstract format, written on a single pdf file in english, not exceeding 300 words.

Furthermore, 5 keywords identifying the topic will have to be reported in the same file.

Proposals must be accompanied by a short CV (no more than 1000 words), and sent by October 4th, 2020 to the e-mail address:

In the case of panels, the proposal must include a general title with a general presentation not exceeding 300 words, followed by abstracts of all the interventions (presented as in point 4).

Proposals will be evaluated by the Review Board on the basis of quality, interest and originality. The judgment of the Commission will be unquestionable.

The Commission will notify the convocation for the speakers considered suitable by November 4th, 2020. The previous membership of the NUME Association does not necessarily imply the convocation.

The selected speakers will be asked to prepare an oral intervention, accompanied by any images or videos, not exceeding 15 minutes (+5’ discussion time). Contextually, they will be asked to send a paper of their contribution for the Conference Proceedings by February 1st, 2021.

The selected speakers will be required a registration fee as follows:

  • NUME members (enrolled before June 20th, 2020): 80 EURO each
  • Other speakers: 100 EURO (+20 EURO of membership) each

The participation will entitle to 1 free copy of the Conference Proceedings.

The Conference program will be published by April 30th, 2021.

The deadlines set out in this call must be strictly observed, otherwise the contribution will be excluded from the call.

More information 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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