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The Gregorian Institute of Canada and The University of British Columbia's Medieval Studies Committee invite paper and session proposals for THE 43rd UBC MEDIEVAL WORKSHOP / THE 10th GIC COLLOQUIUM, a joint interdisciplinary research conference: Liturgical and Secular Drama in Medieval Europe: Text, Music, Image (c. 1000-1500) taking place at Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, on October 9-11, 2015.

This conference will focus on the Medieval segment of the long history of European theatre. One objective will be to analyze aspects of the great repertoire of liturgical drama, from its supposed modest beginnings in the Gregorian liturgy of Easter, through its various developments in Latin and the vernaculars, into liturgical, semiliturgical and secular plays. Just as importantly we recognize the fact that European drama did not begin in the Medieval church. When one considers the secular themes appearing in semi-religious plays then in comic genres of the late Middle Ages, such as the farce, it often becomes necessary to study the direct or indirect influence of secular sources such as Latin comedies, Medieval French fabliaux, or the troubadours' satirical dialogues. Beyond this intertextuality, combined in many cases with musical exchanges, Medieval drama gradually acquired visual components including manuscript illuminations, props, theatrical machines, sets, and different approaches to spatial organization in relation to the audience. The transformations in drama over the period 1000-1500 are connected to evolving attitudes toward music in the church, music in theatre, spoken vs. sung plays, the place of the actor in society, religious and secular themes, interactions with other genres, and the manuscript tradition (notations, text transmission, stage directions and commentaries).

Given the diverse aspects of this conference theme, we hope to receive paper and session proposals in: historical musicology, theatre studies, history, performance studies, philosophy, religious studies, translation studies, palaeography and edition. We particularly invite contributions involving two or more of these disciplines. Proposals for 20-minute papers or 3-paper sessions, in English or in French, should be submitted by December 31, 2014, addressed to James Blasina and Chantal Phan 2015 GIC/UBCMW and sent by email to: jblasina@fas.harvard.edu and chantal.phan@ubc.ca or by mail or fax to: Prof. Chantal Phan (Medieval Studies), FHIS, 797-1873 East Mall, VANCOUVER, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA. Fax: (1)-604- 822-6675.

21st Annual ACMRS Conference
Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Thursday, February 5, 2015 to Saturday, February 7, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance". Selected papers focused on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Henry S. Turner, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Program in Early Modern Studies at Rutgers University is the scheduled keynote speaker. Intellectually imaginative and energetic, Professor Turner is one of the few - and the finest - scholars now writing on the historical intersection of literature and science. His first book, The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts, 1580- 1630, was awarded honorable mention from the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, in competition for being the best book in interdisciplinary science studies in 2007. More information.

Phoenix Art Museum exhibition sponsored by ACMRS: “Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation,” January 24 – April 12, 2015. A reception will be held at the museum during the conference.

“TEAMS: The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages” invites proposals on any topic related to the teaching of medieval and Renaissance studies.

Before the conference, ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies to be led by Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be Thursday afternoon, February 5, and participation will be limited to 25 participants, who will be determined by the order in which registrations are received. The cost of the workshop is $30 and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

The deadline for proposals is midnight Mountain Standard Time on August 1, 2014. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV via email to ACMRSconference@asu.edu. Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests cannot be accommodated.
Questions? Call 480-965-5900 or email acmrs@acmrs.org

East–West and the Middle Ages
Imbas, NUI Galway

Imbas is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted annually by NUI Galway postgraduate students. The conference gives postgraduate students the opportunity to present ongoing work and to discuss their research with peers in an informal, interdisciplinary, and international setting. The Imbas committee is delighted to announce the call for papers for the 2014 conference. The theme of the conference is ‘East – West and the Middle Ages’, and it will run from the 28th – 30th November at NUI Galway.

Imbas accepts papers from all disciplines, with a focus on any topic from Late Antiquity to the end of the Medieval period. Interested postgraduates are invited to submit a title and abstract of 250 words, for a research paper of 20 minutes, to the Imbas committee atimbasnuig@gmail.com by 15th September, 2014. For more information on Imbas in general see http://www.nuigalway.ie/imbas/

Rutgers Art Review, a journal of graduate research in art history invites
all current graduate students, as well as pre-professionals who have
completed their doctoral degrees within the past year, to submit papers for
its 32nd edition. Papers may address the full range of topics and historical periods within the history of art and architecture, material culture, art theory and criticism, aesthetics, film, and photography. Interdisciplinary studies concerning art and architecture written by students in other fields are also welcome. To be considered for publication, submissions must represent original contributions to existing scholarship. We encourage submitters to ask their advisors or other faculty members to review the paper before submission. Submissions must be sent via e-mail to: rutgersartreview@gmail.com by
September 30, 2014.

Please observe the following requirements:
An abstract of 250 words or fewer must accompany all submissions.
Papers must conform to style guidelines established by a standard
resource such as the Chicago Manual of Style.
Papers must include full citations and bibliography, as well as necessary
or appropriate illustrations. Please keep the image selection to fewer than
Information identifying the author or institution should not appear on the
document. Please submit in the body of the e-mail the author’s name,
institutional affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address.
Paper text should be approximately 15 to 25 typed, double-spaced pages
in length, with 1 ¼” margins – and must not exceed 25 pages, without
Chapters of dissertations are acceptable only if sufficiently edited – every
submission must read as an independent paper.

Please send the abstract, text, bibliography, and images in a single PDF file to:
Stephen Mack, Kimiko Matsumura, Hannah Shaw, editors Rutgers Art Review

Mediaeval and Renaissance studies multidisciplinary conference Othello's Island, Severis Foundation in Nicosia, Cyprus in March 2015.

Now in its third year, this annual conference brings together speakers from a wide variety of disciplines and from all over the world to discuss not only Levantine history, culture and society in the Mediaeval and Renaissance periods, but wider apects of this period in history including its enduring legacy. This might include looking at medieval travelogues and Shakespeare's poetry and plays, as well as art and architectural history of the Byzantine, Western Medieval and muslim worlds, religious and social relations and much much more. Further information about submitting a paper at www.othellosisland.org .

Florilegium invites submissions (written in English or French) on any topic pertaining to Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Additional submissions for the upcoming special issue on Medieval Translation: Theory and Practice are especially welcome and will be considered until the volume is complete. Submissions are refereed in a double-blind review process by international specialists and must therefore not contain any self-references or other details identifying the author. Papers must not be published or submitted elsewhere. Manuscripts should normally not exceed 8,000-8,500 words (including footnotes and final bibliography) and should be formatted according to Chicago style. Footnotes should be kept as spare as possible. All submissions are acknowledged. Please include both email and postal addresses. Submissions should be emailed to florilegium@unb.ca.

Hortulus is looking for entries for our new General Interest section, to be published on our website at regular intervals throughout the year.

The General Interest section of Hortulus is devoted to non-peer reviewed (but edited) columns on topics which relate to medieval studies but are not academic books. Examples of such columns could include: reflections on a museum exhibit, a discussion of a medieval-focused TV show, some ideas on how to teach medieval studies in the classroom, a review of a recent play or musical event related to medieval studies, a recap of a recent conference, etc. Such entries can be reviews or they can be general reflections, but they should always maintain a casual, informative tone, helping inform other students about medieval media and events around the world.

To get a sense of what the General Interest section is all about, you can find our first entry--a review of Roger Wieck's 'Illuminating Faith' exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York--here. Please note that entries may range between about 500-1000 words.

If you are interested in submitting a column for this section, please email hortulus@hortulus-journal.com with your idea or already written piece and we will be happy to discuss your submission.

The Review of English Studies engages in the historical study of English Literature and the English Language, encouraging fresh interpretations and the comparative study of historical texts. It is the leading scholarly journal of English literature and the English language from the earliest period to the present. Submission of papers focusing on the literature and language of the medieval period are especially welcome.

For information about submitting your paper go to our website.

Fons Luminis: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies

We are pleased to announce the launch of Fons Luminis, a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal for Medieval Studies. We are seeking submissions of articles from all areas, especially those with an interdisciplinary emphasis. Junior faculty and graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit.

The deadline for submissions for the Autumn issue is 15 July; the deadline for the Spring issue is 15 January. Articles should be around 8000 words, and should follow the Speculum stylesheet. Electronic submissions are preferred. For more information, please see our website at http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/fonsluminis/index.php.

Early Modern Women: an Interdisciplinary Journal
(http://www.emwjournal.umd.edu) is now accepting submissions for Volume 2. We will accept submissions of essays related to women and gender covering the years 1400 to 1700. We especially encourage submissions that appeal to readers across disciplinary boundaries. Essays may consider art history, cultural studies, history, history of philosophy, history of science, literature, music, politics, religion, theater, and any global region. Newer and interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome.

Five paper copies and one electronic copy of each manuscript should be sent to: Editors Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
0139 Taliaferro Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-7727

All manuscripts must be printed double-spaced (including documentation) on one side of letter-size paper, and should not exceed 35 pages (8750 words) including notes. Documentation should appear as endnotes, and MUST follow Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (2003), chs. 16 and 17 (NOT author-date style). All manuscripts are subject to editorial modification with authorial approval. Editors will accept submissions on a continuous basis. Queries and electronic copies may be addressed to emwjournal@umd.edu.

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