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 Pagès, Director. For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.]