Sessions Seeking Proposals

The official deadline for the 2018 Symposium has now passed. Late proposals may, however, still be submitted. We will continue to accept papers as space permits.

If you have sessions for which you are seeking individual papers, email your session title, abstract, and contact information to smrs@slu.edu, and we will be happy to list them on this page.

Lordship, Landscape, and Lineage in the Medieval and Early Modern Isles Mini-Conference
Sponsored by the American Society for Medieval Irish Studies

This mini-conference will consider the sources of authority and identity in the medieval and early modern Isles, exploring the means by which the ruling classes claimed legitimacy and constructed their communal and dynastic identities in response to hybrid societies. For more details, please follow the link above.

45th Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

The Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies is the longest running annual conference in North America devoted exclusively to medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies. It offers a variety of sessions addressing the production, distribution, reception, and transmission of pre-modern manuscripts, including such topics as paleography, codicology, illumination, textual transmission, library history, provenance, cataloguing, and others. For more details, please follow the link above.

Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict
Sponsored by the Crusades Studies Forum of Saint Louis University

The Symposium on Crusade Studies welcomes scholarly papers on all topics related to crusading topics. This year represents the fourth quadrennial meeting of the Symposium, and welcomes M. Cecilia Gaposchkin and Jonathan Phillips as plenary speakers. For more detials, please follow the link above.

Open Call for Sessions
Sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization's sponsorship in 2018 at the Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. For more details, please follow the link above.

Roundtable: Teaching Boethius
Sponsored by the International Boethius Society

As scholars, it is our responsibility not only to generate insight into figures such as Boethius in our research, but also to incorporate the valuable discoveries the field has made into the classroom. This call for papers seeks contributions to a roundtable on the teaching of Boethius's work in any relevant discipline. For more details, please follow the link above.

Renaissance Inklings

The influence of the European Middle Ages on Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams has been widely discussed; the influence of writers of the Early Modern period is less frequently noted. This session invites papers that explore the impact of writers from this era on the Inklings. For more details, please follow the link above.

Constructing Queenship in the Medieval and Early Modern Eras

This session seeks to question how the modes of authority particular to queenship developed, were put to use, and evolved—if they did so—during the medieval and the early modern period. For more details, please follow the link above.