martes, 9 de octubre de 2012

The Ninth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference.

Skill: Aspects and Approaches.
Thursday 4th – Friday 5th April 2013,
The Ioannou Centre, St. Giles, Oxford.

We are pleased to open the Call for Papers for the ninth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature. The conference will take place in Oxford on 4th and 5th April 2013 and is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. 

The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. 

As each year, the theme is one word and this year it is Skill. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) by 10th January 2013.

Suggested topics might include, but are not limited to:
• Language Skills: Exegesis, Preaching, Multilingualism, Use of classical texts
• Practical Skills: Military training, The tournament, Craft handbooks
• Skill in Literature: The Smith/Craftsman, Supernatural skills, God-given skills
• Creative Skills: Cathedral architecture, Metalwork, Sculpture, Manuscript Illumination
• The Poorly Skilled: Bad poetry/storytelling, Poorly made buildings/objects, Inarticulate speech
• Sources of Skill: Guilds, Teachers, Schools

The registration fee is expected to be £15. There will be a conference dinner on the night of Thursday 4th April; it is hoped that this will cost in the region of £25. There will be some bursaries supplied by the Society to assist overseas graduate attendance. 

All updates and further information, including details of travel bursaries, can be obtained from the conference website.
For further information on previous Medieval Graduate Conferences, see the relevant pages on this website

Source: CFP

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