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Slavery in the Medieval World

Slavery in the Medieval World, call for papers and sessions, 23rd International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 4–7, 2016

The study of slavery in the Medieval World has been largely marginalized in the past. Despite large amounts of evidence, medievalists have traditionally opted to focus their attentions elsewhere or to have seen slavery as being of only marginal importance in the societies and economies of the world from late antiquity until the opening of the Atlantic trade. While some important studies have been done in the past, a new interest in the subject has been growing with research looking more and more at the subject and its ramifications.

While it seems that the International Medieval Congress at Leeds this summer has barely ended, it is already time to begin thinking about next year. This summer, of course, there were more papers and sessions devoted to the subject of slavery (and related topics) in the medieval world than ever before.  As a result, some were even scheduled to run against each other. In order to avoid this next summer and to better promote understanding of the topic, it is hoped to organize a strand of sessions to be held next year at the IMC Leeds 2016 (4 to 7 July 2016, at the University of Leeds).

The overall topic will be ‘Slavery in the Medieval World’ with separate sessions focusing on various eras and topics under the overall theme.

The individual sessions will be numbered and will have sub-titles relevant to what their particular focus is (as well as individual session organizers). Possible topics might include such areas as "Slavery in Medieval Arabia", "Manumission", "Children in Slavery", "Slavery and the End of the Western Empire" and so on and so forth.

The total number of sessions will, of course, be determined by the number of participants; ideally, we will have a mix of early career and more senior scholars as well as of people working on a range of geographic and temporal areas.

By bringing together scholars working on different areas and periods of the history of medieval Europe, Asia, and Africa, we hope to address the question of whether there is a single subject of slavery in the medieval world, whether some practices and activities can be seen as being of global importance, and how the earlier modes of slavery found in antiquity shaped later practice. Whether the teachings of the monotheistic religions served to ameliorate slave-systems inherited from the past or whether they served to make them stronger could be discussed while the role of slavery itself in the systems of exchange and of personal relationship might also be usefully addressed.

All proposals addressing the topic, whether of single papers or of organized sessions, are welcome and will be examined.

Practical issues

If you are interested in giving a paper or organizing a session, please send an email by 23 August 2015 to medievalslavery@gmail.com.

While we look forward to proposals for individual papers, we also encourage potential collaboration, respondents, and moderators.  Of course, please feel free to forward this call for papers to any student or colleague who might be interested in participating in our strand!

When you write, include the following information:

  • paper title
  • a short abstract/brief description indicating what the paper will be about (max. 200 words)
  • your contact details and affiliation
  • equipment needed? (Laptop, Beamer, etc.)

 We will determine how papers of 20 minutes each best fit and we’ll let you know the results as soon as possible (no later than mid-September). We are unable to cover travel, registration and accommodation expenses for speakers. Please consider the bursary application offered by the IMC (deadline 17 October).

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ICMA @ International Medieval Congress Leeds 2016

International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 4–7, 2016

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization’s sponsorship at the International Medieval Congress (IMC) in Leeds, England, in 2016.  Session organizers and speakers must be ICMA members. Proposals must include a session abstract, a CV of the organizer(s), and a list of speakers, all in one single Doc or PDF with the organizer’s name in the title.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Kress Foundation, funds may be available to defray travel costs of speakers in ICMA-sponsored sessions up to a maximum of $600 for domestic travel and of $1200 for international travel. If available, the Kress funds are allocated for travel and hotel only. Speakers in ICMA sponsored sessions will be refunded only after the conference, against travel receipts.  In addition to speakers, session organizers delivering papers as an integral part of the session (i.e. with a specific title listed in the program) are now also eligible to receive travel funding.  

ICMA @ College Art Association 2017

College Art Association Annual Meeting, New York City, February 15–18, 2017

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization’s sponsorship at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York City in 2017. Session organizers and speakers must be ICMA members. Proposals must include a session abstract, a CV of the organizer(s), and a list of speakers, all in one single Doc or PDF with the organizer’s name in the title.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Kress Foundation, funds may be available to defray travel costs of speakers in ICMA sponsored sessions up to a maximum of $600 for domestic travel and of $1200 for international travel. If available, the Kress funds are allocated for travel and hotel only. Speakers in ICMA sponsored sessions will be refunded only after the conference, against travel receipts. In addition to speakers, session organizers delivering papers as an integral part of the session (i.e. with a specific title listed in the program) are now also eligible to receive travel funding.

Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, April 7, 2016

You are invited to send your 250-300-word abstract to Dr. Darci Hill, Conference Director, on any topic dealing with Medieval and/or Renaissance thought. If you would like to propose a special session, you are welcome to do that as well. We welcome papers and performances on any aspect of this time period. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, music, and theatre are all equally welcome.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Caroline Bruzelius
Professor of Art History, Duke University

Deadline for session proposals: August 15, 2015
Deadline for paper abstracts: November 15, 2015

ICMA Sponsored Session at 2017 CAA

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization’s sponsorship at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York City in 2017. Session organizers and speakers must be ICMA members.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Kress Foundation, funds may be available to defray travel costs of speakers in ICMA sponsored sessions up to a maximum of $600 for domestic travel and of $1200 for international travel.

SPBS Sponsored Panel at Leeds 2016

In addition to support for students attending the annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies and for those organising conferences, from 2015 the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies will make available £500 to support a Byzantine panel at Leeds International Medieval Congress.

Applicants must be members of the Society.

ICMA Sessions at International Medieval Congress

ICMA Sessions at International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12–15, 2016

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization’s sponsorship in 2016 at the International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo. Session organizers and speakers must be ICMA members. Proposals must include a session abstract, a list of speakers, and a CV of the organizer(s), all in one single Doc or PDF with the organizer’s name in the title.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Kress Foundation, funds may be available to defray travel costs of sponsored session speakers up to a maximum of $600 for domestic travel and of $1200 for international travel.

ICMA Sponsored Session Proposals: BSC 2015

Proposals are invited for a session at the 41st annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) at the upcoming conference in New York this fall, 22–25 October 2015, taking place across multiple institutions. Thanks to the generosity of the Kress Foundation, the ICMA might be able to provide travel and hotel funds for the speakers at such a session up to a maximum of $600 for US residents, and up to $1200 for speakers coming from abroad. Every speaker must be an ICMA member at the time of application.

To be properly considered, the proposed session should relate to both art history and Byzantine studies. The BSC warmly welcomes the participation of western and Islamic art historians.

Italy and the Mediterranean

Italy and the Mediterranean, proposed panel for the American Association for Italian Studies Annual Meeting, University of Colorado, Boulder, March 26–28, 2015

The CU Mediterranean Studies Group and the Mediterranean Seminar are seeking papers for a panel or panels, “Italy and the Mediterranean” to be proposed for the meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies to be held at the University of Colorado Boulder from 26–28 March, 2015.

Papers in Literature, Italian Studies, History, Art History and any relevant disciplines are welcome; particularly welcome are papers that are framed as “Mediterranean” or comparatively, that address the relation of Italian history and culture to other Mediterranean traditions, or that address methodological and or historiographical questions. Papers may range in chronological sweep from Antiquity to the Modern.

American Association for Italian Studies Annual Meeting

2015 ASOR Annual Meeting

2015 ASOR Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 18–21, 2015

ASOR members may propose Member-Organized Sessions around a specific theme, or Workshop Sessions that minimize formal presentation in favor of open discussion. Sessions and workshops may be approved for up to 3 years and can accommodate presenters invited by the session chair as well as papers submitted by ASOR members (with the approval of the session chair).

Society of Architectural Historians 69th Annual International Conference

Society of Architectural Historians 69th Annual International Conference, Pasadena/Los Angeles, April 6–10, 2015

At its 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles, SAH will offer a total of 36 paper sessions. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, as well as future members to chair a session at the conference.

Since the principal purpose of the Annual International Conference is to inform the conference attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every period in the history of architecture and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged.

Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist or documentary in premise and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural, trans-national and/or non-Western topics are particularly welcome. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historiographical terms, and should be substantiated by a distinct body of either established or emerging scholarship.

Proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to organize a well-balanced program. Topics exploring the architecture of Pasadena/Los Angeles and Southern California are encouraged. As Los Angeles serves as a global/local transportation hub, SAH also encourages international scholars to submit session proposals.

Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted and their receipt confirmed well before the deadline. The Conference Co-Chair cannot be responsible for last-minute submissions that fail posting in the online portal.

2016 College Art Association Call for Proposals

CAA 104th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., February 3–6, 2016

The Annual Conference Committee invites session proposals that cover the breadth of current thought and research in art, art and architectural history, theory and criticism, pedagogical issues, museum and curatorial practice, conservation, and developments in technology.

In order to submit a proposal, you must be a current CAA member.

ICMA Sponsored Session, 2016 College Art Association Annual Meeting

ICMA Sponsored Session, College Art Association, Washington DC, February 3–6, 2016

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization’s sponsorship in 2016 at the annual College Art Association. Thanks to a generous grant from the Kress Foundation, funds may be available to defray travel costs of sponsored session speakers.

BSANA-Sponsored Sessions, Kalamazoo 2015

BSANA-Sponsored Sessions, 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 14–17, 2015

This spring, the Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA) sponsored two very successful sessions at the Congress of Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. As part of an ongoing effort to increase the visibility of Byzantine studies and to encourage interaction with scholars in related fields, BSANA is eager once again to sponsor one or more sessions at the 50th Congress on Medieval Studies that will take place at Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015. To this end, the Governing Board of BSANA invites members of the organization to submit proposals for BSANA-sponsored sessions on any theme relating to Byzantine studies to be given at Kalamazoo in 2015.

In order to achieve BSANA-sponsorship, proposals for sessions should be submitted by email to Glenn Peers, BSANA President no later than Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The proposal should include the panel organizer’s call for papers (approximately one page in length) and it may cite suggested speakers. The proposals will be reviewed by members of the Governing Board, and the organizer(s) of the panel(s) selected for sponsorship will be notified by BSANA by the end of next week. Final proposals for BSANA-sponsored sessions(s) must be submitted to the Kalamazoo organizers by June 1, 2014 for the 2015 conference.

Only proposals from BSANA members in good standing—those who have paid their 2014 dues—can be considered. To pay 2014 dues, please download the dues form from the BSANA website and submit it with your check in US dollars to the BSANA Treasurer listed at the bottom of the form.

Source: BSANA listserv

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