CFP: Putting England in Its Place (Fordham, NY, 2013)

Putting England in Its Place: Cultural Production and Cultural Relations in the High Middle Ages 33rd Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, Manhattan March 9-10 2013 The rich culture of England’s mid-eleventh to thirteenth centuries is central to some disciplinary narratives for the High Middle Ages (for example, …

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CFP: Sciences and Medieval Studies, USC

“The Sciences and Medieval Studies: New Approaches, New Questions” 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9-13, 2013Sponsor: Department of History, University of Southern California Organizer: Justin Haar, University of Southern California “The Sciences and Medieval Studies: New Approaches, New Questions”: Medieval scholars have always been, to a large extent, interdisciplinary: art history, history, literary …

Food for Thought

I've been travelling, rather than blogging--a friend came from overseas for the Olympics and I did some showing him around the UK, and since getting home have been writing like mad and starting postdoc applications. But here are a couple of frankly depressing pieces from other people on the state of academia:Closing the Book on …

CFP: Connect Worlds conference at UC Berkeley

Connected Worlds: New Approaches across Pre-Modern StudiesA multidisciplinary conference at the University of California, Berkeley,January 24-26, 2013 Call for Papers There is a growing body of evidence for contact and exchange between early cultures which are typically deemed isolated by geographic, linguistic, cultural, or ethnic barriers. The study of pre-modern cross-cultural or cross-textual encounters has thus …