Reframing the Middle Ages: New Ideas and Conceptions of Geography, Chronology, Gender, and Ideology

The fiftieth annual meeting of the Midwest Medieval History Conference will be held on the campus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City on October 28–29, 2011.

This year’s meeting is centered on the theme of “Reframing the Middle Ages.” Although traditional conceptions of the middle ages have been challenged in recent years, especially in regard to issues such as gender and religion, other areas have been untouched. This conference will reach beyond traditional definitions of the middle ages in a broad variety of areas, including geography, chronology, gender, and ideology to attempt to create a new way of conceptualizing what it means to be medieval.

The conference will commence on Friday afternoon with graduate student papers. Saturday will feature scholarly papers on a range of topics, as well as a keynote address by Joel T. Rosenthal, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, SUNY Stony Brook.

Please send an email to the Program Chair (Christian Raffensperger – with your name, affiliation, one page CV, and an abstract of no more than 300 words for your proposed paper.

The deadline for submission of abstracts will be April 1, 2011.

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