The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Paper and session proposals on any topic related to the European Middle Ages are welcome. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which - for 2016 - is 'Food, Feast & Famine'. The theme has been chosen for the crucial importance of both phenomena in social and intellectual discourse, both medieval and modern, as well as their impact on many aspects of the human experience.
Food is both a necessity and a marker of economic and social privilege. Who cooks food, who consumes it in the Middle Ages? How and what did people from different social levels or religious commitments eat? How did eating change? How were these issues contested and represented? What does food reveal about differing aspects of medieval society and culture?
If you would like to apply for an IMC bursary for the IMC 2016, to help with the cost of the Registration and Programming Fee, accommodation and meals at the IMC, please complete the online Bursary Application Form below. You should submit your Bursary application at the same time as your paper or session proposal.
Please send papers' titles, abstracts of 250 words and a 100-word biography by September 21, 2015 to:
Maria Alessia Rossi: Mariaalessia.firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:Mariaalessia.email@example.com and Livia Lupi: firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com