domingo, 30 de junio de 2013

miércoles, 26 de junio de 2013

The Thirteenth Biennial Early Book Society Conference Networks of Influence: Readers, Owners, and Makers of MSS and Printed Books, 1350–1550.

University of St Andrews, 
4 to 7 July 2013.

The thirteenth biennial EBS conference, hosted by Margaret Connolly and Julian Luxford of the St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, will be held at the University of St Andrews from July 4 to July 7, 2013, with an optional trip to Edinburgh scheduled for July 8. A special exhibition, 'From the Vaults', put on for the Early Book Society conference in the King James Library will feature items from the University of St Andrews Library’s Department of Special Collections. In Edinburgh we will visit the National Library of Scotland which houses the Bohun Psalter, the Murthly Hours, the Auchinleck manuscript and one of two extant illustrated MSS of Nicholas Love’s Mirror of the Blessed Life. The Edinburgh exhibition will be organized by Kenneth Dunn, Curator of MSS, at the NLS.

Plenary speakers include Lucy Freeman Sandler, Andrew Pettegree, Daryl Green, Kathryn Kerby-Fulton and Sue Powell. 



COLOR 10th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society (IMS-PARIS).

27-29 June/Juin 2013
Centre MALHER (9, rue Malher 75004 Paris)



Registration Forms
(En français)

Call for Papers
(En français)


Keynote Speakers:  
Professor D'A. Jonathan Boulton - The Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame; 
Professor Michel Pastoureau - l'École pratique des hautes études l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

2nd Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies - St Louis

The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides a convenient summer venue in North America for scholars in all disciplines to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation on all topics and in all disciplines of the medieval and early modern worlds.

The Symposium is held on the beautiful midtown campus of Saint Louis University, hosted by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The plenary speakers for this year will be John W. Baldwin, of Johns Hopkins University, and Robert Hillenbrand, of the University of Edinburgh.
  • Submission Deadline for paper, session, and roundtable proposals is December 31.
  • The Symposium program will be available online in mid-February.
  • Registration opens in late 2013 and closes May 17 (late registration is permitted for an additional fee).
  • Publishers who wish to reserve a free space at the Book Exhibit should submit a request form.
  • The Symposium will be held June 16-18, 2014.

20th International Medieval Congress - Leeds.

7-10 July 2014.

* Call for Papers *  

The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Paper and session proposals on any topic related to the European Middle Ages are welcome. However, every year, the IMC chooses a specific special thematic strand which - for 2014 - is 'Empire'.

Although the last western Roman emperor was deposed in 476, the Roman Empire continued to shape imagination even when it had ceased to play a major political role. Throughout the Middle Ages, 'Empire' suggested a claim to universal lordship. The concept of imperium implied not only the ability and power to exercise authority over others, but could also be used to distinguish spiritual from secular spheres of power. There was also the concept of 'informal empire', a term often employed by modern historians to describe a group of distinct territories held together by ties of commerce, ideology, dynastic traditions, or conquest.

'Informal empires' were forged by King Cnut in the 11th century and by the rulers of Aragon in the 14th. The papacy, the western Empire, and Byzantium all claimed to inherit the mantle of Rome, while the Caliphates expressed a similar claim to universal leadership. The meaning of imperium, in turn, became a central issue in medieval scholarship, whether in scholastic theology, medieval philosophy, canon law, or the writing of history and literature. No type of empire was unable to avoid challenges (and challengers). Each type exercised a profound influence not only on politics, but on every aspect of daily life: on commerce and trade as well as the environment, cultural practice, social structures and organisation, the movement of ideas and people. Empires and their rulers could also be products of political and cultural memory and myth-making, with Charlemagne, Arthur, and Troy perhaps among the more famous examples.

'Empire' was not limited to the regions surrounding the medieval Mediterranean. Universal monarchy was central to the self-representation of imperial China, while informal empires rose and fell in Africa as well as in Asia and pre-Columbian America. Christian, Confucian, Buddhist, and Islamic scholars discussed 'Empire' in all its varieties and forms.

Empire was a universal phenomenon, and thus calls for sustained exploration across a wide range of disciplines, and geographical and chronological areas of expertise.

Points of discussion could include:

•  The role of settlers, merchants, rulers, and others in creating and fashioning empire

•  The decline and fall of empires

•  The typology of empire

•  The governance and organisation of empires

•  The experience of empire by individuals and communities

•  The representation of Empire in music, art, literature, and material culture

•  Traditions of empire, their use and development

•  Theoretical models of Empire: Medieval and modern

•  Concepts and practices of empire in the Islamic world, Africa, America, and Asia

•  The role of imperium in medieval philosophy, theology, and literature

•  The role of universal authority in medieval thought and practice 
•  The influence of medieval concepts and practices of empire on their post-medieval successors 

Paper proposals must be submitted by 31 August 2013; session proposals must be submitted by 30 September 2013.

lunes, 24 de junio de 2013

International Medieval Congress (University of Leeds).

1-4.VII.2013 : International Medieval Congress (Leeds, University of Leeds). -

Sessions "Digital Pleasures", organisées avec le soutien d'Apices, de Cap Digital et du GDR 3177 "Diplomatique" du CNRS :

I. Pleasing the Palaeographer? Examples of Automatic Writer Identification (session 530)
II. Tools for Dating and Describing Scripts (session 630)
III. Diplomatics and Editorial Practices in the 21st Century (session 730)
IV. Scholarly Editions, Data Formats, Data Exploitation (session 1030)
V. Automated Text Recognition, Text Annotation, and Scholarly Edition in the 21st Century (session 1130)


sábado, 22 de junio de 2013

Conference: Religious Men in the Middle Ages.

Event Date: 3-5 July 2014
Event Location: University of Lincoln, UK
Submission Deadline: 30 September 2013

* Call for Papers * 
This conference seeks to explore and re-evaluate the forms and functions of networks and communities for men in the middle ages. We invite papers which consider these in relation to professed religious men and/or laymen of any faith.
Scholars are increasingly engaging with what religion, belief and devotion meant to men as men. Networks and communities both shape and express individual, relational, and collective identities, and therefore shed useful light on the experiences, perceptions or depiction of medieval men. This is the second conference under the auspices of The Bishop’s Eye Network – a research network between the Universities of Huddersfield and Lincoln. The first, ‘Religious Men in the Middle Ages’, was held at Huddersfield in 2012.
We invite abstracts from scholars at all career stages working on the interplay between men in networks and communities; how they are constituted and what they mean. Papers may focus on homosocial networks and communities or male involvement in female networks and communities.
Topics for discussion could include networks and communities defined by:
  • Family and kinship
  • Intellectual connections (e.g. textual communities, scholasticism)
  • Profession and Occupation
  • Orders, universities, monastic, mendicant, and secular houses
  • Patronage and affinity
  • Geography and location
  • Guilds and confraternities
  • Military experience (e.g. comitati, warbands, orders of chivalry)
  • Friendship and emotional bonds (e.g. amicitia, love)
  • Ethnicity and inter-cultural encounters
Papers could consider individuals or groups from any faith, religious tradition, monotheistic, pagan, or heretical, or could focus on men who rejected religion and faith. We encourage proposals from scholars working in any relevant field: history, literature and language, art history, musicology, archaeology, etc., and from any medieval period (c. 500–early 1500s) or geographical setting.

The conference will be held at the Brayford Campus, which is a few minutes’ walk from the train station, and within easy reach of the cathedral and castle. The conference organisers are Dr Philippa Hoskin and Dr Joanna Huntington. For further information on Lincoln visit (A conference website is under construction).
We hope to publish a volume of essays based on a selection of the papers delivered at the conference.
Proposals, of 200-300 words, for papers of 20 minutes, should be submitted to by 30 September 2013.

martes, 11 de junio de 2013

7th International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle.

The Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The University of Liverpool is delighted to announce that the Seventh International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle will take place at the University of Liverpool, 7th – 10th July 2014.

Keynote speakers include: Professor Pauline Stafford (University of Liverpool), Professor Anne D. Hedeman (University of Kansas), Professor Marcus G. Bull (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and Professor Christopher Young  and Dr Mark Chinca (University of Cambridge).

The aim of the seventh conference is to follow the broad outline of the previous six conferences, allowing scholars who work on different aspects of the medieval chronicle (historical, literary, art-historical) to meet, announce new findings and projects, present new methodologies, and discuss the prospects for collaborative research.

The main themes of the conference are:
  1. Chronicle: history or literature?
The chronicle as a historiographical and/or literary genre; genre identification; genre confusion and genre influence; typologies of chronicle; classification; conventions (historiographical, literary or otherwise) and topoi.
  1. The function of the chronicle
The function of chronicles in society; contexts historical, literary and social; patronage; reception of the text(s); literacy; orality; performance.
  1. The form of the chronicle
The language(s) of the chronicle; inter-relationships of chronicles in multiple languages; prose and/or verse chronicles; manuscript traditions and dissemination; the arrangement of the text.
  1. The chronicle and the representation of the past
How chronicles record the past; the relationship with ‘time’; how the reality of the past is encapsulated in the literary form of the chronicle; how chronicles explain the past; motivations given to historical actors; the role of the Divine.
  1. Art and Text in the chronicle
How art functions in manuscripts of chronicles; do manuscript illuminations illustrate the texts or do they provide a different discourse that amplifies, re-enforces or contradicts the verbal text; origin and production of illuminations; relationships between author(s), scribe(s) and illuminator(s).


Papers in English, French or German are invited on any aspect of Medieval Chronicle. Papers will be allocated to sections to give coherence and contrast; authors should  identify the main theme to which their paper relates. Papers read at the conference will be strictly limited to twenty (20) minutes in length. The deadline for abstracts is Monday 21 October 2013 (maximum length one (1) side A4 paper, including bibliography). Please email your abstract.

To download the Call for Papers as a Word Document click here.
For further information please contact the organisers.

19th New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

6–9 March 2014,
Sarasota, Florida.

Call for Papers

The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome; please see the new guidelines here.

In memory of the conference’s founder Lee Daniel Snyder (1933–2012), we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Snyder Prize, which will be awarded for the first time in 2014. The prize carries an honorarium of $400 and will be given to the best paper presented at the conference by a junior scholar. Further details are available at the conference website.
The conference will be held on the campus of New College of Florida, the honors college of the Florida state system. The college, located on Sarasota Bay, is adjacent to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which will offer tours arranged for conference participants. Sarasota is noted for its beautiful public beaches, theater, food, art and music. Average temperatures in March are a pleasant high of 77F (25C) and a low of 57F (14C).

More information will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available, including submission guidelines, prize details, plenary speakers, conference events, and area attractions.
The deadline for abstracts is 15 September 2013 (Inquiries & abstracts)


viernes, 7 de junio de 2013

DigiPal Symposium III.

Monday 16th September 2013
King's College London, Strand

Co-sponsor: Centre for Late Antique & Medieval studies, KCL

It is with great delight that the DigiPal team at the Department of Digital Humanities (King's College London), announce their third Symposium. We've built up a scholarly camaraderie over the last two years and much look forward to our annual opportunity to discuss and debate the computer-assisted study of medieval handwriting and manuscripts. Of course, we'll need some papers. So…

How to propose a paper

Papers of 20 minutes in length are invited on any aspect of digital approaches to the study of medieval handwriting and manuscripts.

The topics below might help guide potential submissions:

• terminology for describing handwriting
• visualisation of manuscript evidence and data
• meaning and mining in palaeography
• automatic letter-form identification
• methods for dating/localising script
• crowd-sourcing in palaeography
• the practical and theoretical consequences of the use of digital images
• examples of research that would benefit from a Digital Humanities (or DigiPal) approach

The above are only serving suggestions, so please don't feel limited to these topics.

To propose a paper, please email a brief abstract (250 words max.) to digipal [at]

The deadline for the receipt of submissions is 10.23pm on Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Source: SM

viernes, 31 de mayo de 2013

The medieval documents on the WEB: ICARUS, the ENArC Project and the Spanish Archives.

ICARUS@work #13
Madrid, 12 June 2013
Archivo Histórico Nacional, Madrid (Spain)

Presentation -  Severiano Hernández Vicente, Spanish State Archivist
ICARUS and the ENArC Project -  Vlatka Lemic, Director of the Croatian National Archives and vicepresident of ICARUS
The Portal - Maria Rosaria Falcone, University of Naples; Antonella Ambrosio, University of Naples
The medieval Spanish charters at the Spanish - Archives Portal (PARES) - Alfonso Sánchez Mairena, Spanish State Archives Sub-Directorate
Access points and authority records: standardization and multilingual description - Arantxa Lafuente Uríen, Spanish State Archives Sub-Directorate; Jesús Espinosa Romero, Spanish State Archives Sub-Directorate; Santiago Muriel Hernández, Spanish State Archives Sub-Directorate
The Spanish medieval documents at the charters of the Galician monasteries - Luis Miguel de la Cruz Herranz, National Historical Archives; Mª del Pilar Muñoz-Cobo Sanz, National Historical Archives; Gema Collado Martín, National Historical Archives
Round Table - Severiano Hernández Vicente, Spanish State Archivist - Carmen Sierra Bárcenas, Director of the Spanish National Historical Archives - Vlatka Lemic, Director of the Croatian National Archives and vicepresident of ICARUS - Maria Rosaria Falcone, University of Naples - Alfonso Sánchez Mairena, Spanish State Archives Sub-Directorate - Arantxa Lafuente Uríen, Spanish State Archives Sub-Directorate - María Jesús Álvarez Coca, National Historical Archives - Luis Miguel de la Cruz Herranz, National Historical Archives
Closing remarks - Severiano Hernández Vicente, Spanish State Archivist - Carmen Sierra Bárcenas, Director of the Spanish National Historical Archives - Vlatka Lemic, Director of the Croatian National Archives and vicepresident of ICARUS - Maria Rosaria Falcone, University of Naples