DEADLINE June 1: 2022 MAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers

97th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America

University of Virginia, Charlottesville
10-13 March, 2022

Call for Papers


The 97th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will be hosted by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The meeting is jointly hosted by the Medieval Academy of America and the Program in Medieval Studies at the University of Virginia, with the generous support and collaboration of colleagues from Virginia Tech, the College of William & Mary, and Washington and Lee University. The conference program will feature a diverse range of sessions highlighting innovative scholarship across the many disciplines contributing to medieval studies.

In-Person Location: Charlottesville is a diverse and historic city in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is home to a UNESCO World Heritage site including the campus of the University of Virginia as well as Monticello. The local airport, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, has routine service to several major airline hubs, and is complemented by nearby service to Richmond International (RIC) and Dulles International (IAD) airports. For those along the eastern corridor, Amtrak supplies an alternative (CVS). Registration, book exhibits, and other events will take place on the campus of the University of Virginia within easy walking distance of conference hotels and numerous downtown restaurants. More specific information on venues, accommodations, and MAA student bursaries and travel grants will be made available next fall.

Hybrid and online participation. The Program Committee intends to run a fully hybrid conference in light of the pandemic and related issues of accessibility. Online options and alternatives will be offered at the level of the individual paper, the panel, the plenaries, the business of the Academy, and certain social events to the extent possible. The committee encourages the widest possible participation and will design the program, select spaces, and manage technology accordingly.

The Program Committee invites proposals for papers on all topics and in all disciplines and periods of medieval studies and medievalism studies. Any member of the Medieval Academy may submit a paper proposal; others may submit proposals as well but must become members in order to present papers at the meeting. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose field would not normally involve membership in the Medieval Academy. We are particularly interested in receiving submissions from those working outside of traditional academic positions, including independent scholars, emeritus or adjunct faculty, university administrators, those working in academic-adjacent institutions (libraries, archives, museums, scholarly societies, or cultural research centers), editors and publishers, and other fellow medievalists.

Plenary addresses will be delivered by Roland Betancourt, Professor of Art History, University of California, Irvine; Seeta Chaganti, Professor of English, University of California, Davis; and Thomas E. A. Dale, Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and incoming president of the Academy.

Click here for the full Call for Papers.

We look forward to seeing you in Charlottesville next year!

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