Call for Papers: “Putting England in Its Place: Cultural Production and Cultural Relations in the High Middle Ages”

March 9-10, 2013
Lincoln Center Campus, Fordham University, New York City, NY
“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

Conference Aims:

The rich culture of England’s mid-eleventh to thirteenth centuries is central to some disciplinary narratives for the High Middle Ages (for example, the political history of its ruling dynasties, analyses of visual and material culture and of Latin historiography), but omitted from others (the period is often assumed, for instance, to have little to do with the history of English literature). This interdisciplinary conference aims to look in a fresh and integrated way at cultural production and cultural relations within England and between England and other locales in order to explore what kind of place England as a region, a changing political entity, and a culture or set of cultures might occupy in our accounts of the High Middle Ages. We welcome papers dealing with England’s cultures (local, regional, general) in themselves and in their many connections (diplomatic, economic, artistic, etc…) with further areas of the British Isles and other medieval regions.
Speakers include:
Oliver Creighton, Julia Crick, Robert W. Hanning, Paul R. Hyams, Sarah Rees Jones, Rachel Koopmans, Kathryn A. Smith, Carol Symes, Elizabeth Tyler

The deadline for submissions is September 5, 2012
Please send an abstract (around 200 words) and cover letter with contact information to: Center for Medieval Studies, FMH 405, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 or by fax to 718-817-3978, or by email to

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