Call For Papers: 41st Haskins Society International Conference, 28-30 October 2022, University of Richmond. Deadline: 30 July 2022

 The Haskins Society is delighted to announce our return to an in-person, annual conference in Richmond, Virginia on 28-30 October 2022. We invite proposals for presentations on any topic related to the history and cultures of peoples in northwest Europe in the early and central middle ages, and their encounters with societies in the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the larger medieval world. The Society has a longstanding tradition of encouraging interdisciplinary exchange, and so papers from all disciplines are encouraged.

In order to make our conference as accessible as possible, we will also be exploring options for virtual attendance and presentation of papers this year.

The featured speakers in 2022 will be:

  • Cord J. Whitaker (Wellesley College)
  • Frances Andrews (University of St Andrews)
  • Anne E. Lester (Johns Hopkins University)

For individual paper submissions, please send a 250-word abstract and c.v. to haskinsconference@gmail.com.

For full panels (usually 3 papers), provide a one-page rationale for the panel in addition to the information for each paper. Panel organizers are encouraged to contact the conference organizers in advance of their submission.

Papers presented at the Haskins Conference by graduate students, untenured faculty, and independent scholars are eligible for the Denis Bethell Prize competition when submitted as full essays.

The conference does accept submissions for remote online presentations. If you wish your paper to be considered for remote presentation, please state this clearly in the abstract.

The deadline for all proposals is July 30

We also invite submissions for two alternative forms of presentation and participation:

1)         New Research Forum

On Friday morning, the conference will host an online New Research Forum to highlight and discuss new research or work in progress. Modelled on “flash sessions,” presenters will have five minutes to explain their projects as a prelude to in-depth small group discussions. Presenters will be listed in the program and should send a one paragraph abstract and c.v. to haskinsconference@gmail.com and include the word “Forum” in the address line.

2)         Thursday Afternoon/Evening Mock Interviews

To support graduate student members of the Haskins Society in their career development, the Haskins Conference will again offer the opportunity to have mock job interviews with senior scholars on Thursday afternoon and evening. Please contact Laura Gathagan (laura.gathagan@cortland.edu) to indicate interest.

The deadline for all proposals is July 30

Bursaries for Graduate Students

The Society and the University of Richmond are making available a number of bursaries to graduate students to facilitate participation in the conference. Four bursaries worth approximately $550 each will be available to graduate students.

In order to apply, please so indicate when submitting your proposal to give a paper or to take part in the New Research Forum. Please also include a statement, 300-400 words in length, that situates your proposal within your wider research trajectory and explains how participation in the Haskins Society conference will aid both your academic and career-development goals.

Support for Graduate Students

In order to encourage and support rising scholars, graduate student members of the Society are eligible to receive support from the Thomas Keefe memorial fund to cover the costs of registration.

For more information, click here.

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