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CFP: Medieval Children Conference 2006 (UK)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1912  Monday, 21 November 2005

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Date: 		Sunday, 20 Nov 2005 20:04:28 +0000
Subject: 	CFP: Medieval Children Conference 2006 (UK)

The Canterbury Centre for Medieval and Tudor Studies, University of Kent 
at Canterbury, UK, is hosting an interdisciplinary conference: Medieval 
Children 1200-1500, on 17-18 June 2006. Keynote and featured speakers 
include Prof. Nicholas Orme (History, Exeter, UK), and Prof. Peter 
Beidler (English, Lehigh, US).

UPDATE: Please note that the deadline of the abstract submission is now 
moved to 31/12/2005 (originally 31/01/2006). Those who have previously 
expressed interest in offering papers, please email to confirm. Any 
further expression of intent in attending the conference, with or 
without offering a paper, are also welcome.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Medieval Children: 1200-1500

17 (Saturday) -18 (Sunday) June 2006 (will include Friday the 16th if 
necessary)


Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Nicholas Orme (History, University of Exeter)

Foregrounding interdisciplinarity, CCMTS welcomes papers employing any 
literary, historical, art-historical, demographic, or anthropological 
approaches and source materials. **Any Christian and non-Christian, 
Western and Oriental attitudes and practices about children are 
especially welcome to offer a point of contrast.**

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
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Parents and children

Incest, child abuse, sexual initiation, and education of children

Fosterage and abandonment

Generation conflict

Perceptions of children

Children as leaders of adults

Children on crusade

** Aspects about Tudor children may also be of interest to the conference.

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Prof. Peter G. Beidler (Lehigh University, US) has offered to lead a 
pre/post-conference walking tour to Harbledown ("Bobbe-up-and-down", 
under the Blean forest), to pick up the trail that Chaucer's pilgrims 
may well have followed to the West Gate and the Cathedral. They will 
pass the spring where the Black Prince is said to have visited often.

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Please send any enquiries, or a title and 200-word abstract for a 
20-minute paper, by 31 December 2005, to Christine Li Ju Tsai: 

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Postal address: School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, 
United Kingdom, CT2 7NZ

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