CFP (25 May): Magic and the Supernatural in the Medieval Periods

A graduate conference on the topic of magic and the supernatural will be held on 21st July 2015 in Cardiff University.

An understanding of magic and the supernatural is crucial to the study of the medieval and early modern periods. Magic was part of everyday life, ingrained into the cultural world view and popular imagination. It was also elusive, encompassing a plurality of meanings and forms that permeated every level of society and resulted in a wide range of practices, from those based on folkloric beliefs to quasi-religious rituals. As a means of understanding and attempting to control the social, spiritual, and natural world, it could be both a comfort and a threat to established norms. (See CFP for details)

Abstracts are welcomed from postgraduate students and early career researchers on all aspects of this topic in medieval and early modern history, literature, art, archaeology, architecture, and music. Please end abstracts of 200-300 words to for papers no longer than 20 minutes by Monday 25th May, 2015.