Appel à communication : « Magic, Religion, and Science in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance », date limite le 1er novembre 2018

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) and Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) Joint Conference : Magic, Religion, and Science in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance

The ACMRS and MAP Joint Conference: Magic, Religion, and Science in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance (2019) ​​​is ​​​an ​​​annual ​​​gathering ​​​of ​​​scholars, ​​​students, ​​​retirees ​​​and ​​​members ​​​of ​​​the ​​​general ​​​public ​​​interested ​​​in ​​​medieval and Renaissance ​​​studies. ACMRS is proud to announce that its 2019 conference will be held jointly with the Medieval Association of the Pacific. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of ​​​“Magic, Religion, and Science ​​​in ​​​the ​​​Global ​​​Middle ​​​Ages ​​​and ​​​Renaissance.” The ​​​conference ​​​lasts ​​​four ​​​days, ​​​from ​​​Wednesday, ​​​February ​6​, ​​​with ​​​sessions ​​​beginning ​​​at ​​​1 ​​​p.m., ​​​until ​​​Saturday, ​​​February ​​​9 ​​​at ​​​9:00 ​​​p.m. ​​​ ​​ ​

KEYNOTE SPEAKER : Bruce Janacek, Professor of History, North Central College. Professor Janacek’s research has focused on the Black Death, the Italian Renaissance, European contact with the New World, the Reformation and the attendant Wars of Religion in France and the Holy Roman Empire, the Scientific Revolution, the « Crises of the Seventeenth Century » that include among other things, the Thirty Years War, the English Civil Wars and the « witch-craze, » and finally, the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.

Pre-conference professionalization workshop : Speak with interdisciplinary experts about how to market yourself, make connections, and deliver a polished presentation at an upcoming conference or professional venue. We especially encourage graduate students, junior faculty, advanced undergraduates, and anyone interested in making a strong impression, networking, and presenting your work to attend and bring your most burning professionalization questions. The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 6, and participation will be limited to the first 25 individuals to register. Registration is free

Pre-conference manuscript workshop : ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies led by Professor Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 6, and participation will be limited to the first 25 individuals to register. The cost of the workshop is $50 ($25 for students) and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION : Selected papers focused on “Magic, Religion, and Science in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance” will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

DEADLINES : Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight, Mountain Standard Time on November 1, 2018. Responses will be given within a week of submission. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to ACMRSconference@asu.edu. Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated.

Information for Presenters :
All sessions are 90 minutes long. In a session of papers, 60 minutes should be taken up by the papers themselves, and 30 minutes by introductions, distribution of handouts, final AV preparations, and discussion.
• In a session of 3 papers, each paper should be limited to 20 minutes.
• In a session of 4 papers, each paper should be limited to 15 minutes.
• In a session of 2 papers, speakers may be allowed 30 minutes for their papers

REFUNDS : Refunds for registration fees (less $20 handling charge) are made up until two weeks prior to the start date of the conference. No refunds are made after that date.

Contact :  acmrs@acmrs.org.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to Saturday, February 9, 2019
Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale Hotel, 4415 E Paradise Village Pkwy S, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Online submission date(s):
Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Friday, November 1, 2019

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