Monday, April 23, 2012

"Communities, Communications, and Conflict"

October 19-20, 2012
The 51st annual Midwest Medieval History Conference will be held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, October 19-20, 2012. The conference will commence on Friday afternoon with six graduate student papers. Saturday's meeting will feature a plenary address, as well as presentations on a range of topics, including a special session on “Teaching & Learning Medieval History.” A banquet and the President's Reception will follow.

This year’s meeting is centered on the theme of “Communities, Communications, and Conflict.” Papers in all fields of medieval history are welcomed, but possible topics that connect with the theme of the conference include: communities of learning, communities of violence, cross-cultural communication, varieties of medieval communication, inter- and intra-communal conflict, and the limits of community. A special session will be organized on the theme of teaching medieval history, and proposals concerned with pedagogy and that emphasize student learning are warmly invited. Graduate students presenting will receive a $100 honorarium. Abstracts of 250-300 words in length may be sent via e-mail attachment to Prof. Alex Novikoff:, MMHC Program Chair. Questions about local arrangements should be directed to the host organizer: Prof. Leah Shopkow:

Plenary Speaker: Paul Freedman, Yale University
“Medieval Cookbooks and the International Communication of Gastronomic Knowledge”

Deadline for submission: April 15, 2012

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