Saturday, November 7, 2009

CFP: Medieval Urban Life: New Ideas and New Contexts

CFP: Medieval Urban Life: New Ideas and New Contexts

8th Annual Graduate Conference on Medieval
Studies, Purdue University, West
Lafayette, Indiana, Feb. 5-6, 2010.

Comitatus, the Purdue Medieval Studies Student Organization, is pleased to
announce its eighth annual Conference on Medieval Studies to be held on
5-6th, 2010. The theme of this year’s conference is "Medieval Urban Life:
Ideas and New Contexts," and it will feature a keynote address from Lawrence
Clopper, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University and author of _Drama,
and Game: English Festive Culture in the Medieval and Early Modern Period_.
We invite submissions of abstracts for papers on any area of medieval urban
culture and history. Possible themes include but are not limited to:

1. The medieval city in literature
2. Guilds and local politics
3. The medieval city in history and architecture
4. Daily urban life
5. Festivals, fairs, and plays
6. Urban ballads and minstrelsy
7. Social change in developing towns
8. Siege and warfare
9. Urban economics
10. Importation and trade
11. Guildmasters and apprentices
12. Urban childhood
13. Urban planning and excavation
14. Statues and monuments
15. Justice and law enforcement

Please submit an abstract of approximately 200 words to jctompki@purdue.eduby
November 15th, 2009.

Chad Judkins
Comitatus Vice-President
Doctoral Student
English Medieval Literature
Heavilon 209/SC G025

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