Conf/CfP - Identifying Identity: Ideas of Personal and Public Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern World, 14-15 July 2016, UK

Publish Date: Mar 14, 2016

Deadline: Apr 10, 2016

Event Dates: from Jul 14, 2016 12:00 to Jul 15, 2016 12:00

“Identifying Identity: Ideas of Personal and Public Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern World”

This interdisciplinary conference invites postgraduate and early career researchers to speak on all aspects of identity. We welcome papers from all disciplines studying identity in the medieval and early modern world. Identity is an increasingly important subject in academic research that transcends interdisciplinary boundaries. Identity and the methodologies we use to find and communicate evidence of identity in literary, historical, archaeological and other sources are relevant to both our own lives today, as well as the medieval and early modern world we study.

Suggestions for topics include, but are not limited to:

* Performed identities
* Transnational identity and conflict
* National and local, macro and micro-identities
* Ownership, artistry and patronage in private and public buildings
* Mistaken identity and deception
* Authorship and attributions in texts
* Gender and sexual identities
* Imagined community
* Urban and rural identities
* Identification with literary figures
* Medieval and early modern ideas of the self
* Religious identities
* Kinship, community and neighbourhood
* Expressions of identity in ego-documents

In addition to the panels the conference will include two key note lectures by Prof Andrew Beresford from Durham University and an external speaker (TBC) and opportunities for delegates to visit Durham Cathedral and Castle. The conference fee will be £10, which will cover costs for refreshments and lunch.

Papers should be 15-20 minutes long and will be followed by time for questions and discussion. Abstracts of 200-300 words can be sent The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 10 April 2016.

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