Call for Papers: International Conference – Handbook on the Later Crusades, Deadline: November 1 2020

[Image – Crusaders at the walls of Antioch, from the Histoire d’Outremer, Bruges, c. 1479–c.1480, Royal MS 15 E I, f. 101v ] In the last decades, research on the “Later Crusades” has increased significantly. As a result of this a new consensus among researchers has been reached which considers that the crusading movement did not stopContinue reading “Call for Papers: International Conference – Handbook on the Later Crusades, Deadline: November 1 2020”

CFP: Force, Resistance, and Mercy: Medieval Violence and Nonviolence, 30th Annual Medieval Studies Symposium, Indiana University (6-7 April 2018) deadline 24 November 2017

Iron maidens, the Inquisition, the Crusades, witch burnings: these images of violence, both fact and fiction, are profoundly connected to the Middle Ages. Yet if in many popular conceptions, the medieval world is associated with brutality and suffering, the period also offers unique formulations of mercy, compassion, and the power of resistance.

CFP: In Search of Crusader Art: Current Approaches and New Perspectives, 4th Forum Medieval Art, Berlin (20-23 September 2017), deadline 31 October 2016

Although the concept of crusader art is effortlessly understood by scholars, its precise definition is notoriously elusive. Crusader art has traditionally been described as the figural art and architecture produced for the Crusaders in the Holy Land.

Workshop: The Crusades: History and Literature, London, 22 March 2014

A one-day workshop on the crusades and their texts, to include talks on lyric responses to the crusades in medieval France and Occitania, poetic sources in First Crusade texts, crusading warfare, chivalry and the enslavement of women and children, Outremer and redemptive suffering, and non-knightly participants in the crusades.