Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0422. Thursday, 6 June 1996.
Date: Wednesday, 05 Jun 1996 11:40:58 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Call for Papers: ACMRS
Call For Papers
November 1, 1996
ACMRS (the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) at Arizona
State University invites papers for its third annual interdisciplinary
conference on February 13-15, 1997. Papers on any topic in Medieval or Early
Modern studies are acceptable.
Selected papers related to the conference theme, Crossing Boundaries: Issues of
Cultural and Individual Identity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, are
automatically considered for publication in the third volume of the new
"Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance" series, published by
Brepols Publishers of Belgium. Papers dealing with any facet of the
Mediterranean region will be automatically considered for publication in the
journal Mediterranean Studies, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts at
Dartmouth, the Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium (MARC) at the University of
Michigan, and ACMRS at Arizona State University.
The setting of the conference is the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, a five-star
luxury resort featuring swimming pool, sauna, and proximity to numerous
attractions in the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Tempe area. The hotel is just two blocks
from the ASU campus and 15 minutes from the Phoenix airport. The high
temperature in the "Valley of the Sun" during February averages 70 degrees.
The conference registration fee is just $45 and includes welcoming reception,
two days of concurrent sessions, concert, complimentary refreshments between
sessions, and keynote address.
The conference keynote speaker will be Annabel Patterson, Karl Young Professor
of English, Yale University.
The conference will also host The Medieval Book: A Workshop in Codicological
Practice. This pre-conference half-day workshop led by Richard Clement,
University of Kansas, will focus on the making of the medieval codex.
Participants will discuss the preparation of parchment and paper, the making of
pens and ink, and then will make and prepare several quires in preparation for
writing. NOTE: This workshop does not cover scripts and is not calligraphic.
A limited number of travel awards and stipends, based on demonstrated need, are
available for scholars from abroad. Contact ACMRS for more information.
By November 1, send two copies of session proposals, one-page abstracts, or
complete papers, along with two copies of your current c.v., to the program
committee chair: Robert E. Bjork, Director, ACMRS, Arizona State University,
965-5900. Fax: (602) 965-1681.
T. Scott Clapp, Program Coordinator
ACMRS (AZ Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
Arizona State University
PO Box 872301
Tempe, AZ 85287-2301
Phone: (602) 965-5900; FAX: (602) 965-1681