1.CFP: ‘Medieval Manuscripts without Borders’ at Leeds 2020
As many sessions at the IMC Leeds 2019 have demonstrated, medieval manuscripts are material culture. They are our means of reading history, literature, and can be studied for what they tell us about textual communities and writing cultures in specific disciplines.
We hope to organise at least three sessions on the concept of ‘Medieval Manuscripts without Borders’ for Leeds 2020. We welcome abstracts from those studying manuscripts from a variety of disciplines and regions. Some ideas of manuscripts without borders are:
‘Borders and Disciplines’
The importance of manuscript transmission (import/export) on certain medieval disciplines such as medicine and science; manuscript contents that cross disciplinary boundaries
‘Manuscripts as Influencers of Change’
How the transmission of manuscripts from one region or kingdom to another affected changes in how new manuscripts were produced: script and codicological changes, mise en page, etc.
‘Borders and Gender’
In what ways do manuscripts create or deconstruct gender boundaries for their creators or their readers?
However, we welcome submissions on the topic more broadly conceived.
Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September 2019.
Please include the following with your abstract submission: full name; email address; postal address; telephone number; full affiliation details (department, institution); title (e.g. Dr, Ms, Mr, Mx, Professor etc).
Colleen Curran, University of Oxford (email@example.com)
Johanna Green, University of Glasgow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christine Voth, University of Göttingen (email@example.com)
2. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON VISUALAND MATERIAL CULTURES OF MEDIEVAL EURASIA
International Congress for Medieval Studies
May 7-10, 2020
West Michigan University https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress
This panel seeks to explore the impact of Mongol rule on cross-cultural visual and material production in Iran and China, as well as in the Medieval West. Roughly corresponding to modern-day Iran, the Ilkhanate (1256-1335 CE) was an important region at the crossroads, linking Medieval Europe with East Asia. By looking at the “Mongol presence” in both Chinese, Persian, and Western Medieval art, this session aims not only at connecting scholars working on seemingly different geographical areas, but also at deepening our perception of the cosmopolitan nature of Medieval Eurasia as exemplified by the existing visual and material culture. We welcome papers that approach the topic of cultural production in Eurasia from a variety of perspectives and methodologies (art history, archaeology, literary and translation studies, history and philosophy). Through this panel we hope to challenge the current notion of “Medieval” and what the term includes.
Please send your 250-word abstract and a one-page CV to Manuel Giardino and Shutong Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 15, 2019.
3. Conference of the Jewish-Muslim Research Network: “Beyond Jewish-Muslim Relations”, University of Manchester, 19-20 May 2020
Scholars of Jewish and Muslim histories, cultures, politics and theologies are invited to share comparative, transnational, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of these topics as they relate to and come into contact with one another.
Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2019. Information: https://jmrn.co.uk/conference2020/
4. Sir William Luce Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Scholar Working on the Gulf Region and Sudan, Durham University
The fellowship is awarded annually to a scholar at post-doctoral level, diplomat, politician, or business executive. We invite research proposals that examine historic aspects of Iran, the Gulf States, South Arabia and Sudan throwing light on contemporary events.
Deadline for applications: 11 October 2019. Information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/research/fellowships/
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- August 27, 2019
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