Sunday, December 9, 2012

Call for Papers
Mid-America Medieval Association [MAMA] 2013 Conference
22-23 February 2013
University of Missouri—Kansas City
Remembering and Honoring Shona Kelly Wray
Plenary Address:  Professor Stanley Chojnacki (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): “Wives and Goods in the Venetian Palazzo”

This year’s MAMA Conference will focus on the intellectual and scholarly legacy of Shona Kelly Wray (1963-2012), our beloved colleague, friend, and mentor.  Paper and session proposals in any area of medieval studies will be welcome, but we hope to pay particular attention to the following topics:
Women, gender, families
Interdisciplinary studies
Italian history, literature, culture
Legal history and analysis
Paleography, manuscript studies, diplomatics, codicology
The medieval university
The Black Death, medicine, disease
In addition, the organizers will be hosting a roundtable discussion, “Teaching with Shona” that will focus on pedagogical issues such as using technology in the classroom, interdisciplinary teaching, and teaching interpretation of varied sources.

Submissions should be in the form of abstracts (300 word limit) for both individual papers and sessions, and should include all contact information.  Presenters in session proposals must be listed, with all contact information.

Deadline for submission of paper and session proposals:  Friday, 7 December 2012  Saturday, 15 December 2012
Send all submissions via email to:
Linda E. Mitchell

Graduate Students whose papers have been accepted and who wish to submit them for the Jim Falls Prize must send their papers (no more than 10 pages, and including full citations) NO LATER THAN 1 FEBRUARY to Linda Mitchell at the same email address.

Registration and Program information, including hotel info, will be sent out in mid-January.

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