The last decade has seen a burgeoning critical interest in the study of water in the Middle Ages. Scholars from a range of disciplines have begun to recognise that water is not merely a catalogue of interesting tropes; it is a means or method of communication, a disruptive and radical force, and a vehicle for thinking across time, space, disciplines and languages. It carries us down diverse paths and creates unexpected intersections between people, places and things.
This panel hopes to discuss questions such as: How was war remembered in the medieval period? Did remembering focus on the glory of the war leaders? How did medieval society record memories of war?
The British Archaeological Association are now welcoming paper proposals for BAA organised sessions at the 2021 International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds (5 -8 July 2021).
Call for Papers for ‘ICMA Student Committee’ Session Proposal In keeping with this year’s theme at the Medieval Congress, this session aims to explore medieval objects and buildings created with an awareness of climate. Climate is intimately intertwined with nature and environments, with as much of a profound impact on medieval lives as on oursContinue reading “CFP: ‘Seeing Climate through Medieval Art & Architecture’, IMC Leeds (5–8 July 2021), deadline 25 September 2020”
Proposals exploring medieval texts and/or images looking for cues that indicate excessive or temperate feelings, the range of their expression, and the rhetorical devices employed will be welcome.
What began as a casual conversation led to the establishment of a new collaborative group, AGECSMIberia, dedicated to connecting graduate and early career Iberianists around the world and showcasing their new exciting work through sponsored sessions. The global pandemic has made the promotion of the work of early career Iberianists even more important in an infinitely more complex job market.
This session seeks to explore the interaction between human beings and the meteorological manifestations of the weather. It focuses on the intervention of saints who either function as divine intercessors or whose meteorological powers control and influence the weather in order to reassure and reestablish the prosperity/security/protection of a given community.