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 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.