CFP: The Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York (27 Nov.)

The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York is pleased to introduce an interdisciplinary conference from 28th to 29th June 2016, which that welcomes graduate students who are new to presenting their research, as well as more experienced students who would like to prepare for conferences later in the summer. Through a mixture of traditional panels, anonymous feedback sessions, and open discussions, this two-day conference will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to practice delivering papers and develop otherpresentation skills – such as creating more effective visual aids and navigating questions posed by the audience – in a friendly and constructive environment.

Proposals are now being accepted for 20-minute papers. This conference is interdisciplinary, and we welcome medievalists from all relevant academic departments. Topics to consider may include, but are not limited to:

Cross-border connections: for example diplomatic, linguistic and aesthetic;

Texts in their contexts: including codicological and textual communities;

Interactions between politics, church and society.

We likewise welcome papers being prepared for Leeds IMC 2016, including the theme ‘Food, Feast and Famine’. Please email proposals of no more than 300 words to the conference organisers at no later than Friday 27th November, along with your name, institution, and area of research.