Call for Papers
Time and History in the Medieval World (c. 800-1300)
26-28th June 2019 Aberystwyth University
The question ‘what is time?’ is an old one and many have sought to answer it. Time is a fundamental element of human existence Culture, religion, society are all shaped by a society's ideas of time, and thus these ideas profoundly shaped the medieval world view. Time is also at the heart of the perception of History. To experience time was to remember the past and anticipate the future. Both of these are key to conceptualising history. The third Aberystwyth Medieval Conference for postgraduates will seek to explore the integral relationship between history and time, how those who wrote about the past engaged with time, and conversely how history inﬂuenced how time was conceived.
The workshop will take place at Aberystwyth University 26-28 June 2019. It warmly welcomes postgraduates and early career scholars working on the high medieval past (c.800-1300) from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including but not limited to history, literary studies, art history, philosophy, archology and palaeography - to offer a comparative and transregional approach.
Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
- Dating conventions and the inﬂuence on medieval histories
- The relationship between time and history in various forms of writing (chronicles, saints’ lives, historiography, literature etc.)
- The representation of time and history in text and narrative
- Apocalypse and the end of time
- Prophecy, time and history
- Material representation of time in art and architecture
The workshop invites proposals for 20-minute papers from postgraduates in all years and interested early career researchers. Proposals of 200-300 words should be sent by 1st March 2019. We hope to offer some travel bursaries for successful applicants, Standard registration:£20, postgraduate registration: £15 (includes refreshments). Deadline for attendance registration: 29th March.
Keynote papers will be given by Robert Ireland (Aberystwyth), Hans-Wemer Goetz (Universitat Hamburg), Anne Lawrence-Mathers (University of Reading), and Brett Whalen (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill),
The workshop takes place under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of Historiography and Historical Culture (Aberystwyth) and the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Aberystwyth & Bangor).
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