Sunday, September 13, 2009

4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium


4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium

February 18 & 19, 2010

University of South Florida Libraries
Tampa, Florida
*Encountering the “Other” in the Medieval World: Textual Examinations of
Resistance and Reconciliation *
*Across the Traditions, 500-1500 *

Papers are welcome on, but not limited to, Judaism, Christianity or Islam in
Europe and Asia during the Middle Ages (500-1500):

· Views of difference, diversity and pluralism

· Expressions of shared identities and common values

· Texts of threat, terror and violence

· Traditions affirming connection, inclusivity and reconciliation

· Patterns of religious, political and cultural imperialism

· Forms of cross-cultural exchange and dialogue

· Delineations of ethnic and vernacular boundaries

Exempla may be drawn from manuscripts and illuminations, critical editions,
and portrayals in art and architecture.

Please email an abstract of no more than 500 words to Elizabeth Tucker,
Symposium Coordinator, at by November 20, 2009.
Notification of acceptances will be emailed by December 11, 2009. Please
include the title of your paper, name, affiliation and email address. Each
paper selected will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation. Presenters
will be asked to submit their complete paper by February 1, 2010.

The DEADLINE for the abstract submission is November 20, 2009.
Presenters will be notified by December 11, 2009.

This year’s keynote speaker and senior scholar is Dr. David Nirenberg, the
Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor - John U. Nef Committee on Social
Thought, Department of History, and in the College - The University of
Submit papers via email to the attention of:
Elizabeth Tucker, Assistant to the Director - Special & Digital Collections
// Coordinator - Sacred Leaves Symposium
University of South Florida Libraries
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 122
Tampa FL 33620-5400
813.974.1198 FAX: 813.396.9006

For more information about the symposium, and to download a PDF of the Call
for Papers,
please visit:

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