SAIMS Graduate Conference, 6–8 June, 2019

Call for Papers

We are announcing a call for papers for the second St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS) Graduate Conference. This three-day conference is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers in any area of Medieval Studies. The second day of the conference will be devoted to the theme Politics and Political Thought and we would particularly welcome abstracts related to this topic from scholars working in any of the fields mentioned below. We aim to encompass a range of historical perspectives, from art to archaeology, law to literature.

The keynote addresses will be delivered by:
Prof Carole Hillenbrand (Edinburgh and St Andrews)
Dr Charles West (Sheffield)

Proposals relating to the following fields of research are especially welcome:
• Eastern Mediterranean studies
• Art and architecture
• The church/religious life
• Crusading
• Late Antiquity
• Latin poetry
• Law
• Middle Eastern studies
• Philosophy
• Rulership/lordship
• Scottish history
• Texts and manuscripts

It is anticipated that there shall be no registration fee and that some travel bursaries will be available. Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length.
Please email 250-word abstracts to saimsgraduateconference@gmail.com by 31st March 2019.

 

With the support of:

St Andrews Institute for Mediaeval Studies (SAIMS)
St Andrews Centre for Anatolian & Eastern Mediterranean Studies
St Andrews Centre for Late Antique Studies

Final Call for Papers

The deadline for submitting an abstract is March 24th. Please email 250-word abstracts to saimsgraduateconference@gmail.com.

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS) Graduate Conference to be held on 7–9 June 2018. The conference is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers, and its remit is the whole range of medieval studies. Papers will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes of discussion. Submissions will be evaluated on academic merit, though preference will be given to papers with a thematic connection to the research interests of SAIMS staff and students. These include, but are not limited to:

·      Art and architecture
·      Chivalric literature
·      Church history/religious life
·      Crusading
·      Eastern Mediterranean studies
·      Gender history
·      Intellectual history
·      Late Antiquity
·      Latin poetry
·      Law
·      Middle Eastern studies
·      Old English
·      Old Norse
·      Philosophy
·      Rulership/lordship
·      Scottish history
·      Texts and manuscripts
·      Urban history

More information about research interests at SAIMS can be found here.

Our keynote speakers are Professor Robert Bartlett (University of St Andrews) and Dr Alice Taylor (King’s College London).

There will be no registration fee and we will offer up to ten travel bursaries for postgraduate speakers. Further details will be made available in due course.