Friday, March 20, 2015

Call for Papers: “Heaven, Hell, and Little Rock”

Submitted by Jay Ruud:



“Heaven, Hell, and Little Rock”
Call for Papers

Forty-First Annual Conference
Southeastern Medieval Association
Little Rock, AR October 22-24, 2015



You are cordially invited to participate in the 2015 meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association.  This year’s meeting will take place at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Thursday, October 22, 2015 through Saturday, October 24, 2015, and is sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Heaven, Hell, and Little Rock,” in celebration of a host of anniversaries celebrated this year (the Fourth Lateran Council, the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, the burning of Jan Hus, the signing of the Magna Carta). We welcome submissions and encourage panels related to these anniversaries or on other medieval topics.   

Further, in acknowledgment of the pivotal role that Little Rock, this year’s conference location, played in the American civil rights movement. In the spirit of this significant step in; the civil rights movement, we would like to encourage for this conference an emphasis on the “Other” Middle Ages, and encourage panels on East Asia, South Asia, and Islam at the time of the European Middle Ages, as well as panels on the “Other” within medieval Christendom (e.g., Jews and other non-Christians, Norse encounters with “Skraelingas,” or the treatment of the disabled, diseased, sexually “deviant,” or “mad” in Christian society).

In addition, this year’s meeting will include several sessions devoted to undergraduate research.  Please encourage students who have done especially good work to submit abstracts.

Please submit proposals for sessions and individual papers using the link at http://goo.gl/forms/KDyCGVPqoN no later than July 1, 2015.

Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Peter S. Hawkins of the Yale Divinity School (author of Dante’s Testaments: Essays on Scriptural Imagination and Dante: A Brief History among others) will give a plenary address called "Dante's 'Other': Thinking outside the Christian Box."
Dr. Thomas A. Fudge of the University of New England (author of Heresy and Hussites in Late Medieval Europe and The Trial of Jan Hus: Medieval Heresy and Criminal Procedure, among others) will give a plenary address on Hus and his martyrdom.
Dr. Stephen Owen of Harvard University (author of The Late Tang: Chinese Poetry of the Mid-Ninth Century (827-860) and The Making of Early Chinese Classical Poetry among others) will give a plenary address on Tang poetry and culture.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

MAM in Madrid (and Segovia): a brief photo gallery


Aqueduct in Segovia.

Following are selections from the photos taken at the MAM 2015 meeting at the Saint Louis University campus in Madrid, Spain. Many of these pictures have already appeared in Facebook, and more are also available in Picasa. Here are the links to the specific Picasa "albums" from the conference:

day 1: https://plus.google.com/photos/112955289865277743856/albums/6111744788674648273

day 2: https://plus.google.com/photos/112955289865277743856/albums/6112866931997134305

day 3: https://plus.google.com/photos/112955289865277743856/albums/6111749115165591057

Comment if you wish! Contact the editor if you wish to have copies of any of the photos sent to you by e-mail! If you are unable to open any of the photo archives, let me know
(mheintzelma@csbsju.edu).

You can also click on any picture to see it enlarged!!

Enjoy!



Day 1, Friday, January 23, 2015, in Madrid, Spain

Session 1: welcome and plenary

Session 1: welcome and plenary

Coffee (and other things) break.

Coffee break.

Registration.

Coffee break.

Coffee break.

Coffee break.

Coffee break.


Coffee break.

Coffee break.

Registration.

Morning session.

Morning session.

Morning session.

Morning session.

Morning session.

Morning session.

Morning session.

Late morning session.

Late morning session.

Late morning session.

Late morning session.

The Saint Louis University hall where the sessions took place.

Afternoon session.

Afternoon session.

Afternoon session.

Late afternoon session.

Late afternoon session.

Late afternoon session.



Day 2, Saturday, January 24, 2015, in Segovia, Spain


Aqueduct in Segovia.

Segovia, Spain.

Aqueduct in Segovia.

Segovia, Spain.

Segovia, Spain.

On the way in Segovia, Spain.

Segovia, Spain.

Segovia, Spain.

Cathedral in Segovia, Spain.

San Quirce in Segovia, Spain.

San Quirce in Segovia, Spain.

San Quirce in Segovia, Spain.

San Quirce in Segovia, Spain.

Capital in San Quirce.

Capital in San Quirce.

Plenary in San Quirce.

Plenary in San Quirce.

Plenary in San Quirce.

Plenary in San Quirce.

Plenary in San Quirce.

In San Quirce.

Session in San Quirce.

Session in San Quirce.

Session in San Quirce.

Session in San Quirce.

Session in San Quirce.

Session in San Quirce.

Session in San Quirce.

Aqueduct in Segovia, Spain.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Aqueduct in Segovia.


Meson de Candido, Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Lunch in Segovia.

Tour in Segovia.

Tour in Segovia.

Tour in Segovia.

Tour in Segovia.

Tour in Segovia.

Tour in Segovia.

Tour in Segovia.

Aqueduct in the evening.

Tour in Segovia.

Tour in Segovia.