Sunday, January 29, 2012

International Studies in Medievalism(s) Call for Student Participation

The International Conference on Medievalism ( will be hosted by Kent State University Regional Campuses (particularly Stark and Trumbull) on October 18-20, 2012, on the Stark Campus.  This conference is a great opportunity for student scholastic involvement.

At this time, in addition to the general invitation for conference papers by scholars, I invite undergraduate students to submit for participation in a medievalist video game poster session workshop (co-sponsored with Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization). This workshop will be held in two ways. One way will be during an afternoon of the conference (in a room filled with the appropriate technology), where conference participants may wander from station-to-station of presented medievalist games.  Each participant will have a station (a table) at which both the poster and the game will be made available to conference participants. The poster may be constructed of either paper poster board or be electronic (such as a PowerPoint presentation on a laptop). NOTE regarding the video game demonstrations at the conference: the game and the necessary equipment might have to be supplied by the presenter, but there will be some pieces available for general use.  The other way that one might present would be fully online, in a password protected area, where electronic posters will be accessible to all conference participants for several weeks.  Participants may be considered to present in both the physical and virtual environments.  There are a limited number of stations available for the at-conference (physical) presentations.

The theme is Medievalism(s) & Diversity (see the attached description)--proposals must address this conference theme.  Please encourage your students to submit completed posters and the attached form for consideration by June 1, 2012.  In addition, please also consider submitting a paper proposal yourself (for the conference in general).  Finally, please share this announcement with others.

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