Religion and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods, Nottingham Trent University, July 9–11, 2019
Papers are being sought for “Religion and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods,” the second biannual conference for the Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods to be held on 9-11 July 2019 at Nottingham Trent University. The centre aims to increase understanding of the origins, ideology, implementation, impact and historiography of religion and conflict in the medieval and early modern periods. Conflicts with religious elements incorporate not just military engagements but also social, political, cultural and economic events, forming a common strand between Medieval and Early Modern worlds.
We are keen to establish networking links with scholars and students who investigate the role of religion and conflicts with different faiths, confessions and heterodox groups, so that comparisons may contribute towards the development of new definitions and paradigms for understanding the roles played by belief in national, communal and inter-personal conflict.
The conference will incorporate a broad chronological spectrum from medieval to early modern with a view to developing current research, sharing techniques, investigating new approaches and enhancing study in the wider field. It will consist of keynote and public lectures, and academic papers presented in a workshop format. Postgraduate and ECR applicants are particularly welcome.
This year we will be running a special strand on 'Miracles, Political Authority and Violence' but speakers are also invited to submit 200 word abstracts which relate to any of the following themes in the medieval to early modern range, and comparative approaches are particularly welcomed:
- Religious discourse and dissent
- Religion and warfare/ military conflict
- Conflict relating to religious property or objects
- Gender and religious conflict
- Confessional conflict
- Conversion and conflict
- Religion and family conflicts: marital violence, divorce, separation, property disputes
- Religion and conflict in social environments, communities and networks
- Religious sources in conflict