Friday, July 28, 2017

Medieval Waterways
CFP, ICMS Kalamazoo, 10-13 May 2018

The Medieval Association of the Pacific welcomes papers that explore the significance of medieval waterways from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Waterways were the mainstay of travel, communication, and commerce in the Middle Ages. Roots of medieval economies, landscape management, agricultural production, and settlement patterns can be traced to waterway use. Routes of migration, trade, pilgrimage, and conquest align with networks of navigable rivers, canals, and sea crossings. These culturally and geographically fluid landscapes also served as borders and conduits in religious and literary imaginaries. Papers that offer a global perspective or that explore the medieval Pacific are especially encouraged.

Please submit a 300-word abstract to Miranda Wilcox ( by 15 September 2017.

Miranda Wilcox
Associate Professor of English
Brigham Young University
4165 JFSB
Provo, Utah 84602
(801) 422-3339

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