You may be familiar Sewanee's annual Medieval Colloquium which in the past has accepted Professional and Graduate papers. This year we are happy to announce that the Colloquium will again, for a third year, include an Undergraduate session. Included is the call for Undergraduate papers. If you would please send this forward to your colleagues and other interested parties it would be most helpful. Thank you very much.
The Sewanee Medieval Society Colloquium Committee
Call for Papers
39th Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
March 30-31, 2012
on the theme of
After Constantine: Religion and Secular Power in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Peter Brown, Princeton University
Thomas Bisson, Harvard University
In recognition of the 1700th anniversary of the traditional "conversion" of Constantine, this conference will explore the interrelationship of religion and secular power in the late antique and medieval worlds. Attention will be given to the relationship of "church" and "state," the role of the church as holder of secular power, the politics of sainthood, the uses of patronage, the relationship of religion and power in non-Christian contexts, and any other appropriate issues.
If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract (approx. 250 words), with a paragraph detailing your academic background, electronically if possible, no later than 25 January 2012. Decisions regarding abstracts will be made and sent by 30 January 2012 and papers due no later than 14 March 2012. The Colloquium runs on March 30 and 31. Student papers in final form are expected to be roughly 12 minutes in length.
For further information on the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, see http://www.sewanee.edu/medieval/main.html
Please address submissions and inquiries to The Sewanee Medieval Society Colloquium Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________________
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium is an annual, interdisciplinary conference attended by medievalists from throughout the United States. Each of our meetings is organized around a distinct theme, broad in scope, recent examples of which are “Outlaws, Outcasts, Heretics,” “Power in the Middle Ages,” “The Seven Deadly Sins in the Middle Ages,” “Francis, Dominic, Their Orders and Their Traditions,” “The City in Medieval Life and Culture,” “Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages,” and, in 2011, “Voice, Gesture, Memory, and Performance in Medieval Culture.”