The 24th Annual ACMRS Interdisciplinary Conference is an annual gathering of scholars, students, retirees and members of the general public interested in medieval studies.
The conference features selected papers focused on the theme “Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance”, roundtables, panel discussions, a pre-conference manuscript workshop and a performance from Les Enfan Sans Abri. The conference lasts three days, from Thursday, February 8, with sessions beginning at 1 p.m., until Saturday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m.
Standard registration fee $200 please see list for other options.
INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS:
All sessions are 90 minutes long. In a session of papers, 60 minutes should be taken up by the papers themselves, and 30 minutes by introductions, distribution of handouts, final AV preparations, and discussion.
• In a session of 3 papers, each paper should be limited to 20 minutes.
• In a session of 4 papers, each paper should be limited to 15 minutes.
• In a session of 2 papers, speakers may be allowed 30 minutes for their papers
Selected papers focused on “Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance” will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).
Michael Bintley, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Inhabiting Medieval Landscapes.
Dr. Bintley is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a councilor of the Viking Society for Northern Research, and Associate Editor of Cogent Humanities journal. He is also an editor of the book series Nature and Environment in the Middle Ages for Boydell and Brewer.
A screening and discussion of the documentary The Devil’s Country. Produced by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, this film examines how early European settlers and explorers understood the natural landscape of Australia in terms of the medieval demonic and the gothic while posing questions about colonialism and the effacement of the Indigenous that are entailed in telling European medieval stories in colonial contexts.
PRE-CONFERENCE MANUSCRIPT WORKSHOP:
ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies led by Professor Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, February 8, and participation will be limited to the first 25 individuals to register. Email email@example.com with “Pre-Conference Workshop” in the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $50 ($25 for students) and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.
LES ENFANS SANS ABRI:
Since 1989, the ad hoc medieval/Renaissance drama troupe Les enfans sans abri (LESA) has been performing comedies all over the country and even in Europe. To learn more about Les enfans sans abri, visit their website at www.lesenfanssansabri.com.