Call for Papers – MAM 2021: “Beneficence in the Medieval World”

MAM 2021
Ball State University: Virtual
October 29-30, 2021

“Beneficence in the Medieval World”

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University, “Dubious Gifts: Studying the Black Death in the age of COVID”

We invite submissions of abstracts (c. 250 words) for the 2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) Conference, to be hosted virtually by Ball State University on October 29-30, 2021.

All topics pertaining to medieval studies are welcome. We are particularly interested in proposals related to this year’s theme, “Beneficence in the Medieval World,” that explore such topics related to mercy, kindness, charity, friendship, reciprocity, gift giving, love, humanity, and altruism in the medieval world.

In keeping with MAM’s philosophy of inclusiveness, we encourage the submission of proposals from all branches of medieval studies, including but not limited to archaeology, art, bibliography, gender, history, law, language, literature, media, music, philosophy, race, religion, and science.

We invite abstract proposals for individual papers as well as fully formed sessions of papers or roundtables. 250-word abstracts are due by August 1, 2021. Please send all abstracts, questions, or queries to Alexander L. Kaufman:

Conference attendees must be members of MAM at the time of the meeting; there will be no additional cost to attend or present at the conference.

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