New Directions in Medieval Religion

The 31st Irish Conference of Medievalists which will be held at Maynooth University, County Kildare, from 29 June – 1 July 2017 is pleased to announce that Irish Theological Quarterly, the international peer-reviewed journal of the Faculty of Theology, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, will sponsor a panel at this year’s conference.

The panel is entitled “New Directions in Medieval Religion” and invites proposals for 20-minute papers which broadly fall into this category. Proposals which deal with medieval theology are of course welcome, but by no means should applicants confine themselves to this area. Papers which examine the world of medieval religion more broadly – including areas such as biblical exegesis, liturgy, canon law, religious life, devotional texts, hagiography, pilgrimage, etc. – are also encouraged.

Applicants who wish to be considered for this panel should submit a proposal which includes:

  • Name
  • Postal address
  • Email address
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Title of proposal
  • 300-word abstract

Successful applicants will have their travel expenses (economy airfare) to the conference covered and also two nights’ accommodation (bed and breakfast). They will also agree to submit a longer version of their paper (7,000 words) for publication in Irish Theological Quarterly within six months of the conference date[1].

Given the title of the panel, proposals which offer fresh and innovative approaches to their topics are especially welcome.

All proposals for this panel should be forwarded to Salvador.ryan@spcm.ie and will thereafter be considered by the organising committee.

The deadline for receipt of proposals for this panel is: Friday 3rd March.


[1] Although it is our hope that all three papers will be published in ITQ, this is ultimately the decision of the journal’s Editorial Board.

 

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Call For Papers

Call for papers
Maynooth, 29 June – 1 July 2017

The 31st Irish Conference of Medievalists invites proposals for papers on any aspect of medieval studies, including but not limited to:

• history
• archaeology
• literature
• linguistics
• art history
• theology
• philosophy
• historiography
• palaeography

Papers should last 20 minutes (+ 10 minutes for discussion).

We also invite proposals for themed sessions, comprising 3 speakers (please provide a proposal for each paper, and you are welcome to nominate your own session chair).

Proposals should contain the following information:
• name
• institutional affiliation (if any)
• email address
• abstract (max. 250 words)

Proposals should be sent to elizabeth.boyle@nuim.ie no later than Friday 3 March. Those submitting proposals can expect to be notified before the end of March.

Please note that there is full funding (travel, accommodation, etc.) available for three speakers working in the field of ecclesiastical history or theology in a ‘New Directions in Medieval Religion’ session, sponsored by Irish Theological Quarterly. For more details about this, please see the information on the conference website. Please note that there is a separate submission process for applicants for this session.

ICM31 CFP PDF version downloadable from here.

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31st Irish Conference of Medievalists 2017

The 31st Irish Conference of Medievalists will take place at Maynooth University from Thursday 29th June – Saturday 1st July 2017. The call for papers will follow shortly.

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Call For Papers

Call for Papers extended!

The 30th Irish Conference of Medievalists invites proposals for papers on any aspect of medieval studies, including but not limited to:

  • history
  • archaeology
  • literature
  • linguistics
  • art history
  • theology
  • philosophy

Papers should last 20 minutes (+ 10 minutes for discussion). We also encourage proposals for themed sessions comprising 3 speakers (please provide a proposal for each paper, and you are welcome to nominate your own session chair). Proposals should contain the following information:

  • name
  • institutional affiliation (if any)
  • email address
  • abstract (max. 250 words)

Proposals should be sent to the organisers at icm.2016@nuim.ie by Friday 18 March. Those submitting proposals can expect to be notified before the end of March.

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2016 Plenary lecture by Professor Brendan Smith

We are delighted to announce that the second plenary lecture at the 2016 Irish Conference of Medievalists will be given by Professor Brendan Smith, professor of medieval history at the University of Bristol. Professor Smith is the editor of the forthcoming medieval volume of the Cambridge History of Ireland and he will speak about the conceptual underpinnings of that project. The title of his lecture is ’The Cambridge History of Ireland volume 1, 600-1550: Why?’. Professor Smith’s lecture is generously sponsored by the Maynooth University School of Celtic Studies.

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2016 plenary lecture by Professor Elisheva Baumgarten

We are delighted to announce that one of the plenary lectures at the 2016 Irish Conference of Medievalists will be given by Professor Elisheva Baumgarten, Yitzhak Becker Professor of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The title of her lecture will be: ‘“Like Adam and Eve, Like Abraham and Sarah”: Biblical Models and Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Christian Europe’. Professor Baumgarten is a noted expert in medieval Jewish history, gender history, and Jewish-Christian relations. Her lecture is generously sponsored by Irish Theological Quarterly.

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30th ICM, Maynooth, 2016

The 30th Irish Conference of Medievalists will take place in Maynooth (Co. Kildare) on 30th June – 2nd July 2016. The 30th ICM is organised by Maynooth University in association with St Patrick’s College Maynooth. The call for papers and details about plenary lectures will follow soon.

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