2 February 2018 at

Call for papers

Graduate conference in book history

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 8635, 112r.
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 8635, 112r.

On Friday 2 February 2018 a graduate conference in book history will be held. The conference is devoted to current research in manuscripts and printed books of the premodern and early modern period (c. 650 - 1600) and is aimed at graduate students (both Research Master's and PhD) from all relevant disciplines. Papers can be submitted until 1 September 2017. The conference is funded by the Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies (Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek, OZSMED) and the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies.

Call for papers

We welcome papers with a strong focus on medieval manuscripts and early printed books, from a range of fields, including, but not limited to medieval history, literature, art history, theology and philosophy. Speakers are invited to give a 20-minute paper on their research and they are encouraged to comment on their methodology and approach (for example paleography, codicology, reading practices, archival research, material bibliography). The conference aims to be a platform where graduate students can exchange ideas with peers across the discipline of medieval and early modern studies.

Participants and Papers

The conference allows for presenters affiliated to Research Master's and PhD programmes in medieval and early modern studies. The conference will start at 10 am on Friday 2 February 2018 and will conclude with a keynote lecture. The day will consist of blocks of three 20-minute papers, each followed by a 30-minute discussion panel. During the discussion speakers can answer questions from the audience.

Practical information

Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge for all attendants. For speakers, lunch is also free of charge, and others are welcome to join us for a small fee. Students and PhDs interested in participating are requested to submit a title and an abstract for a paper (in English) of c. 500 words, in which they address both the topic of their paper, and methodology and approach. Please do also submit a short biography (c. 50 words). Abstracts can be sent to r.m.versendaal@uu.nl. Closing date for applications: 1 September 2017. Don’t hesitate to contact Rozanne Versendaal or Lenneke van Raaij (r.m.versendaal@uu.nl / lv271@exeter.ac.uk) if you have any questions or comments.

Start date and time
2 February 2018
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2 February 2018