CFP: “In Search of the Desert: New Observations on the Late-Medieval Revival of the Eremitic Life,” ICMS 2019 (Deadline 15 October, 2018)

In Search of the Desert: New Observations on the Late-Medieval Revival of the Eremitic Life 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 9 – 12, 2019 Deadline: Oct 15, 2018 Organizers: Denva Gallant (University of Delaware) and Amelia Hope-Jones (University of Edinburgh) In the third and fourth centuries AD, the barren deserts of Egypt, Syria and Palestine witnessedContinue reading “CFP: “In Search of the Desert: New Observations on the Late-Medieval Revival of the Eremitic Life,” ICMS 2019 (Deadline 15 October, 2018)”

Call for Papers: ‘Moving Images: the Badge in Medieval Christendom’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, MI, May 9 – 12, 2019 Deadline: Sep 15, 2018 Organisers: Lloyd de Beer and Amy Jeffs The phrase “moving images” invites applicants to apply ideas of motion and mobility to the medieval badge. These insignia helped define communities: they marked and traversed territorial boundaries; they were wornContinue reading “Call for Papers: ‘Moving Images: the Badge in Medieval Christendom’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)”

Call for Papers: ‘Wounds Visible and Invisible in Late Medieval Christianity’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 9 – 12, 2019 Deadline: 15 September 2018 This session examines the many valences of wounds in late medieval Christianity, focusing on themes surrounding wounds and wounding both visible (corporeal and/or material) and invisible (rhetorical and allegorical). The image of the wounded body held a central place in late medieval ChristianContinue reading “Call for Papers: ‘Wounds Visible and Invisible in Late Medieval Christianity’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)”

Call for Papers: ‘Intersectional Medievalisms’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 9 – 12, 2019 Deadline: Sep 15, 2018 Organizers: Bryan C. Keene (The J. Paul Getty Museum) and Benjamin C. Tilghman (Washington College) Sponsored by The J. Paul Getty Museum The close ties between medieval revivalism and the construction of cultural identities have long been recognized. The appropriation of the medievalContinue reading “Call for Papers: ‘Intersectional Medievalisms’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)”

Call for Papers: ‘The Other Half of Heaven: Visualizing Female Sanctity in East and West (c. 1200-1500) I-II’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 1 September 2018)

An ICMA-sponsored session at the 54th ICMS (International Congress of Medieval Studies) Kalamazoo, 9-12 May 2019 Organizer: Ioanna Christoforaki, Academy of Athens If, according to the well-known Chinese proverb, women hold half the sky, did medieval female saints hold half of heaven? In her book of 1998, Forgetful of their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society,Continue reading “Call for Papers: ‘The Other Half of Heaven: Visualizing Female Sanctity in East and West (c. 1200-1500) I-II’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 1 September 2018)”

CFP: Re-defining the Monster (ICMS 9-12 May 2019), deadline 15 September 2018

Call for Papers for Special Session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS 9-12 May 2019), Western Michigan University The proposed session will discuss and debate on the various definitions of the concept of the “monster.” Defining the monster is a challenge. Monsters and monstrosity-related aspects have been topics of academic research either connectedContinue reading “CFP: Re-defining the Monster (ICMS 9-12 May 2019), deadline 15 September 2018”