Thursday, September 8, 2016

52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 11-14, 2017, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Sessions Sponsored by the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies (HSMS)

1) Ibero-Romance languages before the 11th century

Much has been written on the Romance languages of the Iberian Peninsula after the 12th  century, and especially after the 13th century, due mostly to the preservation of a larger and more easily datable body of documentation either dated or estimated to be dated after 1100. The studies of Ibero-romance linguistic varieties prior to the Christian reconquest of Toledo in 1085 are, however, scarce and far more polemic. This session seeks to bring together innovative research on the Ibero-romance languages prior to 1085, coinciding roughly with the colonization of Iberian territories by the Almoravid dynasty. The conquest of Valencia by El Cid in 1094, the particular situation of the Mozarabic population of Toledo, and the later Almohad incursions are additional forces that cause important changes in the linguistic map of Iberia after the second half of the 11th century. Any aspect related to the linguistic situation of Iberia between the Roman conquest and the so-called Christian “reconquest” of Toledo in 1085 are, thus, welcome. Please send abstract and Participant Information Form (available at to Vicente Lledó-Guillem, by Sept. 15, 2016.

2) Workshop on Ibero-Romance Paleography

This session is devoted to the presentation of different paleographic standards for the transcription of Ibero-Romance documents, with emphasis on the medieval and early-modern periods. Mention to both manuscript and early printed documents, be they in textual, paratextual or iconographic form, will be made to illustrate the different practices. Emphasis will be placed on conflicting or problematic issues in transcribing Ibero-Romance documents and in the different approaches to their resolution. Proposals for participation as a presenter in this workshop, led by Francisco Gago-Jover and Pablo Pastrana-Pérez, should include the following information in the abstract: a brief background of the presenter, including paleophraphic work performed, and a description of the presentation. Please send abstract and Participant Information Form (available at jointly to Francisco Gago-Jover, and by Sept. 15, 2016.

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