Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Teaching the Reformation After Five Hundred Years"



2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute 
"Teaching the Reformation After Five Hundred Years"
hosted by the Meeter Center.

Colleagues at US colleges and universities who are teaching or will be teaching any aspect of the Reformation are invited to apply for one of the twenty-five spots in the forthcoming NEH summer institute, "Teaching the Reformation After Five Hundred Years."

This prestigious three week intensive program takes place from July 11 to July 29, 2016 at the Meeter Center, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, co-directed by Karin Maag (Director of the Meeter Center) and Katherine Van Liere (History Department, Calvin College), joined by David Whitford (Religion Department, Baylor University) as the third leading instructor. These three experts on the Reformed, Catholic, and Lutheran Reformations will be joined by visiting lecturers for two days each: Katherine French (University of Michigan) for the medieval context, John Roth (Goshen College) for the Anabaptists and radicals, and Kristen Walton (Salisbury University) for the Reformation in England and Scotland.

The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Successful applicants each receive a $2,700 stipend to help cover their travel, housing, and living expenses. Up to three slots are reserved for graduate students. Please see www.calvin.edu/meeter/NEH/2016 to find out more about this opportunity and how to apply.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

37th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum



37th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum

Keene State College
Keene, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 15-16, 2016

Call for Papers and Sessions
“The Local and the Global in the Middle Ages”
Keynote speaker: Suzanne Conklin Akbari, University of Toronto 

We are delighted to announce that the 37th Medieval and Renaissance Forum will take place on April 15 and 16, 2016 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.  This year’s keynote speaker is Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Professor of English and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.  Her research focuses on intellectual history and philosophy, ranging from neo-Platonism and science in the twelfth century to national identity and religious conflict in the fifteenth. Akbari's books include Seeing Through the Veil (on optics and allegory), her important and influential study on images of Islam and Muslims in medieval Europe (Idols in the East), and a book on Marco Polo.  She is currently at work on Small Change: Metaphor and Metamorphosis in Chaucer and Christine de Pizan.

We welcome abstracts (one page or less) or panel proposals on all medieval and Renaissance topics from all fields and on the reception of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Students, faculty, and independent scholars are welcome. Please indicate your status (undergraduate, graduate, or faculty), affiliation (if relevant), and full contact information (address and e-mail address), on your proposal.

Undergraduate sessions are welcome but require faculty sponsorship.  

Please submit abstracts, audio/visual needs, and full contact information to Dr. Meriem Pag├Ęs, Director. For more information please e-mail mpages@keene.edu.

Abstract deadline: Friday January 15, 2016

Presenters and early registration: March 15, 2016

We look forward to greeting returning and first-time participants to Keene in April!


[note: the above announcement was copied from an e-mail on the Medieval Religion list-serve.]