The Medieval Academy of America
Annual Meeting, UCLA, Los Angeles, 2014
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will be held jointly with the Medieval Association of the Pacific on 10-12 April 2014 in Los Angeles at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and hosted by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
- Encountering Byzantium: The Empire through the Gaze of Others
- Byzantine Art as a Site of Encounter
- Architecture and Encounter
- On Teaching the Middle Ages to K-12 [two sessions]
- Travel and Pilgrimage Literature
- The Postcolonial Encounter in Medieval English Literature
- The Traffic in Religions
- Encounters between Cultures: Conflicts and Conflict Resolution
- Medicine and Literature
- Shipwrecks and Shipping
- What's New in Medieval Studies?
- Empires of Fantasy
- Encountering the Past and the Page in Medieval English Literature
- Digital Humanities
- Museums and the Presentation of the Middle Ages
- Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Film and Video Games
- Cartography: Visual Representation of Encounters
- Preconceptions of the World outside Europe
- Medieval Culture of Empire Language Communities
- Frederick II and the Islamic World
- Sites of Encounter: Armenia
- Sites of Encounter: Norman Sicily
- Sites of Encounter: North Africa
- Sites of Encounter: Iberia
- Scandinavians and Empire
- Queens, Empresses, and Women of Power
- Diversity of Religious Communities in the Medieval West
- Gifts and Exchange
- Travel to Different Worlds
- Ritual Encounters: Festivals, Processions, Parades and Triumphs
- Identifying Cultural Encounters and Networks from Archaeological Evidence
- German Manuscripts and Imperial Authority: Routes of Transmission
- Manuscript Illumination
- Rome's Revival: Encounters with Rome in the Middle Ages
- Crusade Encounters
- Sites of Encounter in Medieval Literature
The Mediterranean Seminar/University of California Multi-Campus Research Project (MRP) in Mediterranean Studies announces its Spring 2013 Workshop, to be held at UCSC on Saturday, May 4, 2013. This is part of a three-day event which also includes a 2-day symposium "The Mediterranean and Maritime Perspectives" to be held 2–3 May 2013.
The Workshop consists of discussion of three pre-circulated papers:
- ‘“‘Moors Must Not Be Taken for Black’: Islamic / French Cultural Translations Across the Early Modern Mediterranean” - Brian Sandberg (History, Northern Illinois University)
- "The Hand of the Master: Thoughts on the Self-Perception of Icon-Painters, from Byzantium to El Greco" - Maria Evangeletou (History of Art & Visual Culture, University of California Santa Cruz)
- "The Changing Interface between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean from Medieval to Early Modern Times as a Key Factor in the Dynamic Reconfiguration of the Network of Armenian Trade Colonies." - Peter Cowe (History, University of California at Los Angeles)
A talk by our featured scholar, William Granara (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)is "Rethinking Pirenne: Facile Divides, Historical Complexities, and the Possibilities of Cross-cultural Conflict."
Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. Registration opens for UC faculty and graduate students and those at institutions affiliated with the Mediterranean Consortium today. Registration for all others will begin on March 15 (registration requests may be sent in at any time; early applications will be queued in the order they are received). Registration requests and other inquiries should be directed to Courtney Mahaney (email@example.com) at the UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research.
Travel assistance (max.: $350) will be provided to attendees coming from outside the Bay area as available. UC graduate students have priority, followed by UC facult; others may apply. Travel assistance will be allocated after the meeting on the basis of availability; priority will be given to those who attended both events.
The City and the Book International Symposium on “Julian of Norwich: Contexts and Continuities”
Shire Hall and Norfolk Record Office, Friday 10 May 2013.
http://www.umilta.net/CBVIJulian.html for registration.
XVIII Curs d'Estiu-Reunió Científica Comtat d'Urgell
Ways of coexistence in the Late Medieval Ages
which will be on 10, 11 and 12 July 2013 in Balaguer (Lleida-Spain).
Spanish and foreigners specialists will take part in this event. Many
grants are offered for students and researchers.
For more information contact us at
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