Monday, July 18, 2011

Call for Papers: 'Peace in Late Medieval London' (ICMS, Kalamzaoo, 10-13th May 2012)

Call for Papers: Peace in Late Medieval London
47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012
Session Organizer: The London Medieval Society (Contact person: Rob Ellis, Queen Mary, University of London).
The London Medieval Society ( is sponsoring a session at the ICMS in Kalamazoo on the topic of ‘Peace in Late Medieval London’. This panel seeks to take a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the theme of peace, and to related themes of conflict resolution, mediation, and reconciliation. While the focus of the panel is on London, the Society would welcome papers seeking to explore London alongside other urban spaces. Among the topics prospective papers could address are:
- the meaning of peace and/or the value of peace in urban contexts
- the relationship between peace and violence in London
- the conceptual and rhetorical power of peace in civic writings
- the London rituals and ceremonials associated with peace and peace-making
- actual and imagined methods of conflict resolution in the city
- specific visions and discussions of peace by writers such as Chaucer, Lydgate, Thomas Usk, and Hoccleve.
Please send your abstract of 200-300 words, along with the paper proposal form
(, to Rob Ellis at, by September 15, 2011. For more details of ICMS 2012 see: