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2nd Call for Papers 2nd Graduate Conference in Book History:

current research in early medieval history and manuscript studies (650-1100) and in early printed books (±1450-1600)

2 February 2018, Utrecht University

This graduate conference is devoted to current research in manuscripts and printed books of the premodern and early modern period (c. 650 – 1600) and is aimed at graduate students (both Research MA and PhD) from all relevant disciplines. There are still a few places left for speakers. We especially welcome papers in the field of early medieval history and manuscript studies, as well as of studies of early printed books. Speakers are invited to give a 20-minute paper on their research and they are encouraged to comment on their methodology and approach (for example paleography, codicology, reading practices, archival research, material bibliography).

Participants and Papers

The conference allows for presenters affiliated to Research MA and PhD programmes in medieval and early modern studies. The conference will start at 10 am on Friday 2 February 2018 and will conclude with a keynote lecture. The day will consist of blocks of 20-minute papers, each followed by a 30-minute discussion panel. During the discussion speakers can answer questions from the audience. Attending research MA and PhDs affiliated to the Onderzoeksschool Medievistiek can earn 1 ECTS by doing an assignment.

Registration

Students and PhDs interested in participating are requested to submit a title and an abstract for a paper (in English) of c. 500 words, in which they address both the topic of their paper, and methodology and approach. Please do also submit a short biography (c. 50 words).

Abstracts can be sent to lv271@exeter.ac.uk. Closing date for applications: 1 November 2017.

Contact

Don’t hesitate to contact Rozanne Versendaal or Lenneke van Raaij (r.m.versendaal@uu.nl / lv271@exeter.ac.uk) if you have any questions or comments.

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Call for Papers 2nd Graduate Conference in Book History: Current Research in Manuscripts and Printed Books

Date and location: Friday 2 February 2018, Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht University, The Netherlands;
Open to: Research-MA and PhD students affiliated to Belgian and Dutch universities;
Fees: This conference is free of charge for speakers; other attendees are welcome to join the lunch for a small fee;
Organization: Lenneke van Raaij (University of Exeter), Rozanne Versendaal (Utrecht University);
Funding: Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek (OZSMED), Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (UCMS).

Theme

This graduate conference is devoted to current research in manuscripts and printed books of the premodern and early modern period (c. 650 – 1600) and is aimed at graduate students (both Research MA and PhD) from all relevant disciplines. We welcome papers with a strong focus on medieval manuscripts and early printed books, from a range of fields, including, but not limited to medieval history, literature, art history, theology and philosophy. Speakers are invited to give a 20-minute paper on their research and they are encouraged to comment on their methodology and approach (for example paleography, codicology, reading practices, archival research, material bibliography). The conference aims to be a platform where graduate students can exchange ideas with peers across the discipline of medieval and early modern studies.

Participants and Papers

The conference allows for presenters affiliated to Research MA and PhD programmes in medieval and early modern studies. The conference will start at 10 am on Friday 2 February 2018 and will conclude with a keynote lecture. The day will consist of blocks of three 20-minute papers, each followed by a 30-minute discussion panel. During the discussion speakers can answer questions from the audience.

Food and Drinks

Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge for all attendants. For speakers, lunch is also free of charge, and others are welcome to join us for a small fee.

Registration

Students and PhDs interested in participating are requested to submit a title and an abstract for a paper (in English) of c. 500 words, in which they address both the topic of their paper, and methodology and approach. Please do also submit a short biography (c. 50 words).

Abstracts can be sent to r.m.versendaal@uu.nl. Closing date for applications: 1 September 2017.

Contact

Don’t hesitate to contact Rozanne Versendaal or Lenneke van Raaij (r.m.versendaal@uu.nl / lv271@exeter.ac.uk) if you have any questions or comments.

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