Monday, August 28, 2017

We are delighted to announce the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies Fall Colloquium 2017 on Byzantine Neighborhoods: Urban Space and Political Action.

The colloquium will take place on November 17, 2017 from 08:30 am to 06:00 pm.
Registration will open in September 2017.
For more information and the full program, please follow the link below:
Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Benjamin Anderson and Fotini Kondyli, Colloquiarchs

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Call for Papers

Remembering and forgetting saints
in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages
(IMC, Leeds, 2-5 July 2018)

The Cult of Saints is a major ERC-funded research project, which is investigating the origins and early development of the cult of saints in all the cultural zones of ancient Christianity. The forthcoming International Medieval Congress in Leeds (2-5 July 2018) has ‘Memory’ as its special thematic strand. The Project will therefore be running a series of sessions on how saints were remembered in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. As specific topics for these sessions, we have chosen: ‘Adapting Memory’, on how the hagiography of some saints evolved in response to changing circumstances and needs; ‘Annual Remembrance’, focused on the regular annual cycle of remembering the saints, as documented in texts such as Martyrologies; and, finally, ‘Forgetting’, on saints who once attracted cult, but then slipped quietly into oblivion. Those interested in presenting papers at these sessions, particularly if focused on the period before c. AD 1000, are requested to send a short abstract (100 words) to Robert Wiśniewski ( and Bryan Ward-Perkins ( by 15 September. Please note that the project, sadly, cannot cover conference fee and travel expenses.


Behind the bishop’s back
Presbyters, deacons, and the lower clergy in Late Antiquity

At the forthcoming International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo (10-13 May 2018) the Presbyters in the Late Antique West project is organising a session on the role of the lower and middle clergy in the ecclesiastical and social life of the late antique West. In spite of the continuous development of studies on the religious history of Late Antiquity, the research on the development and function of clergy seems surprisingly underdeveloped and the scholarly interest in this group has been hitherto focused mostly on bishops (Rapp 2005). This, of course, is understandable. The impact of bishops on ecclesiastical politics, doctrine, and Christian literature was more important than that of the lower echelons of the clergy. Moreover, bishops are much better represented in the evidence. But by the end of the 7th century in several parts of Christendom, the bishop had become a rather distant figure and most people could have been in day-to-day contact only with presbyters, deacons, and lower clerics, who were the rank and file of the Church hierarchy. A trail of research on these people has been already blazed by scholars focusing on specific regions of the Christian world (Wipszycka 1972 and 1996, Rebillard/Sotinel 1998, Godding 2001, Hübner 2005, Patzold/van Rhijn 2016). A number of questions, however, remain unanswered or even unasked. Thus far, we can say very little with a sufficient degree of certainty on the position of clerics in the local community, their social background, property and sources of income, their lodgings, professional (and non-ecclesiastical) activities, the connections between them and the rest of society and the barriers which set them apart from other people. Even their functions in liturgy remain obscure. The estimations of their number are largely intuitive, and their role is often judged on the basis of well-known, but fairly untypical examples.
This session will be sponsored by the Presbyters in the Late Antique West project, based at the University of Warsaw ( It will seek to answer questions concerning the role and activity of clerics in four areas: ecclesiastical, social, economic, and in the field of mentality. We welcome papers dealing with any of the aspects named above in a broad geographical perspective covering all the regions of late antique Christendom in the period until the year 700.

Those interested in presenting paper at this session are requested to send title and short abstract (100 words) to Robert Wiśniewski ( before 15 September. Please note that the project, sadly, cannot cover conference fee and travel expenses.

Friday, August 25, 2017

We are organising a series of sessions entitled “Remembering Troy in the Middle Ages” for the next International Medieval Congress, which will be held at Leeds, UK on 2-5 July 2018. Our call for papers is attached. 

Please do spread the word, and send proposals of no more than 300 words and enquiries to N. Kivilcim Yavuz (University of Copenhagen, or Sabine Heidi Walther (University of Bonn, no later than 15 September 2017.
The thirteenth annual Marco Manuscript Workshop will take place Friday and Saturday, February 2-3, 2018, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
For this year’s workshop, we invite papers that explore the idea of “Transmission.” Whatever hidden chances may have led to their survival, every manuscript has a story to tell about its origins, its readers, and its place as a link in the chain of transmission. How do we reconstruct these stories? Do the traditional tools of textual criticism reflect the reality of textual transmissions? What can a text tell us about its own history? We welcome presentations on any aspect of this topic, broadly imagined.
The workshop is open to scholars and graduate students in any field who are engaged in textual editing, manuscript studies, or epigraphy. Individual 75-minute sessions will be devoted to each project; participants will be asked to introduce their text and its context, discuss their approach to working with their material, and exchange ideas and information with other participants. The workshop is intended to be more like a class than a conference; participants are encouraged to share new discoveries and unfinished work, to discuss both their successes and frustrations, to offer both practical advice and theoretical insights, and to work together towards developing better professional skills for textual and codicological work. We particularly invite the presentation of works in progress, unusual manuscript problems, practical difficulties, and new or experimental models for studying or representing manuscript texts. Presenters will receive a $500 honorarium for their participation. 
The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017.
Send a CV and 2-pg letter describing your project to Dr. Roy Liuzza ( More information is available at workshop-2018 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2-5 July 2018
Call for Papers: Per corpora… Medieval Latin and Corpora
Session 1: What Corpus for Medieval Studies?
Session 2: Vocabulary of Memory

Bruno Bon (Dictionary of Medieval Latin, Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes, CNRS)
Krzysztof Nowak (Dictionary of Medieval Latin, Institute of Polish Language, PAS)

Building on the experience of the session organized during the IMC 2016 we are seeking to propose two sessions for the upcoming IMC 2018 that would focus on building and using electronic corpora in Medieval Latin studies. Our idea is to stimulate discussion and to integrate the community of both seasoned users and creators of digital tools, as well as those who are taking their first steps in the corpus-based research. We believe that the IMC offers a great opportunity for such discussion since the event gathers scholars of a wide range of expertise who can help us to understand better what tools do scholars need and what are the research questions they expect corpora to answer.
The first session is intended to focus on more general questions of corpus creation, while the second, following closely the IMC 2018 topic ("Memory"), aims at showing how corpora can be practically used in Medieval Latin research.

Proposals should be addressed by 15 September 2017 to and
A detailed CfP can be found at:


Après une première expérience en 2016, nous souhaitons proposer deux sessions pour l’édition IMC 2018, sur la construction et l’utilisation des corpus textuels électroniques dans les études médiévales, en associant des utilisateurs et créateurs confirmés d’outils numériques à ceux qui font leurs premiers pas dans la recherche sur les corpus. L’IMC offre une belle occasion à ce genre de discussion, car l'événement rassemble des spécialistes de nombreuses disciplines, aptes à signaler les outils qui leur sont nécessaires, et à préciser les questions qu’ils posent à leurs corpus.
La 1ère session traitera des questions générales sur la création de corpus textuels, pendant que la seconde, suivant le thème annuel de l’IMC ("Memory"), étudiera des cas d’utilisation pratique des corpus textuels dans la recherche en latin médiéval.

La proposition doit être envoyée au plus tard le 15 septembre 2017 conjointement à et
Details de l'appel à communications : 

Monday, August 21, 2017

CFP: ‘Early English Life Cycles’ (IMC Leeds, 2-5 July 2018)
(Deadline CFP: 15 September 2017)

We hope to bring together papers that deal with the human life cycle in Early English language and literature [c.500-c.1350] and show how this complex concept (with all of its biological, social and cultural aspects) influenced the lives, writings and artwork of the inhabitants of medieval England. Paper proposals are welcome from the following disciplines: literary studies, history, linguistics, onomastics and lexicography.

Possible topics/themes include but are not limited to:

-       Definitions, concepts, and constructions of the life cycle
-       The life course in literature and language
-       Individual remembrance of early life
-       Inherited cultural patterns for structuring experience
-       Constructions of narratives and expectations for past, present and future life.
-       Age and alterity
-       Age and gender
-       Intergenerational relations and/or conflicts
-       The life cycle and the Church
-       Saints in various stages of life
-       Care for the young, care for the elderly
-       Semantic field studies of (the various stages of) the human life course

Subsequent to the sessions we hope to publish the contributions as a volume of essays, with the goal of furthering interest in the topic.

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to Thijs Porck (Leiden University;>) and Hattie Soper (Cambridge University;>).

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Join Journal of English and Germanic Philology (JEGP) at Kalamazoo2018! Proposals are due September 15.

The Language of Race in Medieval English Literature

Organizers: Robert J. Meyer-Lee and Renée R. Trilling, for the Journal of English and Germanic Philology
As much recent work has shown (e.g., Geraldine Heng in Literature Compass 2011), the category of race has a long continuous history that reaches back through the Middle Ages and beyond. Nonetheless, like all such fuzzy social concepts of long duration, precisely how that category functioned in social practice (that is, what it meant) has shifted along the vectors of time and place, making the relation between the category as we understand it now and how it was understood in the texts that we study an important area of research. The very volatility of the category in the present, and especially the abusive misappropriation of medieval ideas about race in some quarters, make this area of research especially urgent.

As the principal evidence we have for medieval ideas of race is of course linguistic, this session is interested in new work on the words and phrases in specific medieval literary texts that establish the category of race: among other things, the session is interested in the network of relations to other categories (e.g., social, ethical, religious, biological, political) that those words and phrases convey; the particular literary function of the words and phrases in their local textual contexts; and in synchronic and diachronic considerations of the relation of the words and phrases to their historical and linguistic contexts. We hope to receive submissions that individually or as a group span the Old English / Middle English divide, so that as a whole the session may examine the continuities and changes in the language of race in English across the medieval period.

The Journal of English and Germanic Philology (JEGP), from the University of Illinois Press, has been publishing studies of medieval English, Germanic, and Scandinavian languages and literatures for over a hundred years. Since 2004 the medieval period has been the journal’s primary focus. Its published mission statement is the following:

JEGP focuses on Northern European cultures of the Middle Ages, covering Medieval English, Germanic, and Celtic Studies. The word "medieval" potentially encompasses the earliest documentary and archeological evidence for Germanic and Celtic languages and cultures; the literatures and cultures of the early and high Middle Ages in Britain, Ireland, Germany, and Scandinavia; and any continuities and transitions linking the medieval and post-medieval eras, including modern "medievalisms" and the history of Medieval Studies.

JEGP’s current editors are: Robert J. Meyer-Lee (Agnes Scott College), Renée R. Trilling (University of Illinois), and Kirsten Wolf (University of Wisconsin).

Renée R. Trilling
Associate Professor of English, Medieval Studies, and Critical Theory
Associate Editor, JEGP
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801

Call for Papers for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May, 2018

Alfredian Texts and Contexts

Alfred and his circle continue to generate both academic and popular interest, and this session brings together papers covering a variety of facets of the king, his times, and his later influence. This session welcomes proposals from all disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. Papers at past "Alfredian Texts and Contexts" sessions have treated manuscript studies, prose and poetic texts, military strategy, political and cultural history, religious studies, science and medicine, and Continental connections.

I am still seeking abstracts for this session; I do not set up sessions in advance but choose from the submissions I've received through September 15. I will forward any that I do not accept to the Congress for consideration for General Sessions, so please send abstract AND Participant Information Form: to>.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CFP: The Medieval Horse

by Anastasija Ropa
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Call for Papers
September 1, 2017
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, Environmental History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Military History, Sport History & Studies

Palfreys and rounceys, hackneys and packhorses, warhorses and coursers, not to mention the mysterious ‘dung mare’ – they were all part of everyday life in the Middle Ages. Every cleric and monk, no matter how immersed in his devotional routine and books he would be, every nun, no matter how reclusive her life, every peasant, no matter how poor his household, would have some experience of horses. To the medieval people, horses were as habitual as cars in the modern times. Besides, there was the daily co-existence with horses to which many representatives of the gentry and nobility – both male and female – were exposed, which far exceeds the experience of most amateur riders today. We cannot reconstruct or re-experience the familiar and casual communication between humans and equids of the Middle Ages – or can we? At our sessions on the Medieval Horse, we will try to deduce, describe and debate the place of the horse in medieval society.
We welcome submissions on any aspect of medieval equestrianism and engagement with horses and similar beasts of burdens, whether in military, civilian, industrial or agricultural context, from a variety of disciplines as well as papers that approach the subject using experimental and reconstruction methodologies.
In particular, we would be interested in contributions on the following themes:
  • Archaeological approaches to horse equipment and harness
  • Osteological research into remains of equids from medieval contexts
  • Equids and other ridden animals in medieval society and thought (including donkeys and mules, as well as camels, elephants and other exotic ridden animals, and even fantastic creatures – the unicorn, the centaur, the hybrids and grotesques in the marginalia, etc.)
  • Horses in the oriental culture
  • Medieval veterinary and hippiatric care and farriery
  • Employment of the horses for hunting, parade, travelling and agricultural activity
  • Military horses and their typology
  • Horses in literature and art
  • Post-medieval representation of the medieval horse
We have already hosted a number of sessions on medieval equestrianism and the horse at IMC 2016 and 2017, which generated considerable response both from researchers and from the audience attending the sessions.
At IMC 2018, we intend to open the scope of the discussion by organising a Round Table on the theme “Reconstructing the Medieval Horse”, in line with the Congress theme for the next year – Memory. We invite contributions to the Round Table, commenting on the reconstruction of the medieval horse from any perspective: whether as practitioners, consultants, participants in medieval themed equestrian events. More generally, we would like to discuss the extent to which the medieval horse can be reconstructed – if at all – and ways in which aspects of medieval equestrian culture and lore (chivalric, veterinary, breeding, training, horse care, etc.) can be applied in the modern world.
If you are interested in contributing to either the sessions or the Round Table (or both), please send the following to the organisers, Dr. Timothy Dawson ( and Dr. Anastasija Ropa (
  1. For the thematic sessions: Short bio (70-100 words, including name, surname, affiliation, research interests and any other relevant information), proposed paper title and abstract (250-300 words). The duration of the paper is 15-20 minutes, followed by questions.
  2. For the Round TableShort bio (70-100 words, including name, surname, affiliation, research interests and any other relevant information), proposed theme and description (150-200 words)
The deadline for submitting a proposal is 1 September 2017.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 20 September 2017.
NB: An individual can present only one paper at the IMC and act as a speaker at the Round Table.
If you have any enquiries or want to discuss your proposed contribution, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Contact Info: 
Anastasija Ropa
Contact Email: 
Please circulate widely these two calls for participants in Kalamazoo 2018 roundtables, sponsored by CARA.
1. CFP, Kalamazoo 2018, roundtable: “The 21st-century Medievalist: Digital Methods, Career Diversity, and Beyond.” What does it mean to be, or to train our students to be, medievalists in the 21st century? With the competing demands of learning new digital methods, training for a job market that reaches far beyond the academy, and worrying about widespread attacks on the humanities, it can sometimes feel like a difficult time to be or to train students to become scholars of the premodern world. And yet, other perspectives might suggest that this is the best time of all to be a medievalist – with new technologies opening up new questions and approaches to sources, a focus on global history that broadens our medieval horizons, new media outlets that increase audiences for our work, and the growing openness about the various career paths medievalists can follow, this panel will discuss ways to productively approach these new norms with optimism. This panel will feature four or five panelists discussing how we can work, teach, and train students within this new world while studying and teaching a very old world.
Contact: Sarah Davis-Secord (

2. CFP, Kalamazoo 2018, roundtable: “Teaching a Diverse and Inclusive Middle Ages.” Diversity and inclusivity are major topics of recent conversation both within and outside the community of medievalists, and medievalists have much to offer in combatting racist appropriations of the past. This roundtable will address the question of how we can best include topics of study related to diverse populations in the premodern world in order to teach students about the wide variety of cultures and peoples therein. We will also ask how to attract students from all backgrounds into courses on medieval topics, how we can best serve all of our students in the classroom, and how we can enhance inclusivity in the classroom. We will have between three and five panelists who have experience teaching to and about a diverse and inclusive classroom to provide brief remarks and to participate in the roundtable discussion.Contact: Sarah Davis-Secord (

Friday, August 11, 2017


“Social Justice” is generally understood as the quest for empowerment, equality, and equity in all matters of civics, law, and labor, and extending as well to nature and the environment. Many universities are focusing their curricula on 21st century themes of social justice due to the rising demand placed on academia to help make sense of the rapid pace of social change in the modern world. Following on recent Kalamazoo panels, of the last three years in particular, that have looked to medieval literature as a site to explore issues of contemporary urgency such as rape culture, misogyny, and ableism, this panel investigates how the great 14th-century poem Piers Plowman both treats issues of social justice in its own time and invites, in pedagogy, dynamic engagement with issues relevant to today' world. One particular site inviting such engagement between the medieval and the modern is labor.  Piers Plowman asks questions about sustainability, gainful employment, disability as it relates to labor and access, the role of government and charity as it pertains to work, the integrity of labor, and a host of other issues. The session also welcomes  broader constructions of Langland and social justice issues that mediate the medieval and the modern, such as: the rhetorics of patient poverty; the visibility of disability, reimagining class distinctions; the ethics of animal-human labor; and the ongoing relation between humankind and the natural world.

Michael Calabrese (
Department of English
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Elizaveta Strakhov
Assistant Professor of English
Marquette University
Marquette Hall 242
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Kalamazoo 2018​
Monsters I: Immigration and Migration
Organizer: Asa Simon Mittman
What happens when the monster—the outsider, the “othered” figure from not-here—arrives, settles, or is already here? When the supposed monsters appear on the shore and move into the house next door? Medieval groups grappled with this concern on a regular basis, as demonized groups were often on the move from one region to another. Sometimes, the groups in question were seen as arriving from distant locales: Jews in England, Muslims in Italy, and both in Spain; Mongols in Eastern Europe. Recent arrivals were often demonized by locals who themselves were rarely indigenous peoples: invaders pushed native populations out beyond their borders and were in turn pushed back by waves of new invaders. Each successive wave of immigrants, once settled, found ways to dehumanize the previous inhabitants – often depicted as autochthonous giants – and the next wave, making monsters out of migrants. Immigrants were viewed with suspicion and derision from populations fraught with their own anxieties of identity. The medieval world marginalized migrants and immigrants – foreign populations and native – because of what they feared in themselves. Rulers prop up their authority and consolidate their power by building walls of rhetoric to protect their own cultural identity from perceived threats and incursions, but what are the costs to those on each side? What can we learn from medieval moments of immigration and migration? Can we identify both errors to be avoided and exemplars of inclusivity to be emulated?
We invite papers from all disciplines and national traditions. Additionally, MEARCSTAPA will provide an award of $500 to the best graduate student submission to this or any of its sessions to help offset the costs of travel and lodging for the ICMS.
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words together with a completed Participant Information Form (available here: to session organizer Asa Simon Mittman ( by September 15. Please include your name, title, and affiliation on the abstract itself. All abstracts not accepted for the session will be forwarded to Congress administrators for consideration in general sessions, as per Congress regulations.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dear Colleagues,
We invite you to register for the 56th Midwest Medieval History Conference. You will find the link to the conference page and online registration below, which provides information on the program, registration, hotel, meals, venue, and so on. (See We at Western Michigan have always sought to promote open and friendly scholarly dialogue and we hope that this meeting will reflect that spirit. We particularly wish to thank Amy Livingstone, our program chair, for assembling an exciting program of diverse scholarship on medieval history. We look forward to seeing you on September 29th and 30th in Kalamazoo.
Yours Sincerely,
Robert Berkhofer and Jana Schulman, co-hosts MMHC 2017
Contact Info: 
Amy Bosworth
Department of History
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Contact Email: 
Second call for papers
K'zoo 2018 -- Eustache Deschamps -- Deadline, Sept. 10, 2017

Eustache Deschamps -- Gourmet, Bailiff, Courtier, and Social Critic: 
A Fourteenth-Century Gentleman Looks at Life
Organizer:  Deborah Sinnreich-Levi (Stevens Institute of Technology)

The work of Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406) survives principally in one immense, complete manuscript (BNF ff 840).  Contained therein are some 1500 poems offering insights into the life the poet who served generations of nobility.  Although the poet fulfilled his societal obligations to his royal masters, his main delights stemmed from capturing in verse the foibles and fashions of those around him, great and small.  The food of Paris, Brie and Champagne was beyond reproach:  that of Germanic lands, beyond contempt; the manners of courtly diners, atrocious; people’s grimaces, amusing; and ladies’ under garments, torture devices.  His own appearance was such that he styled himself the King of the Ugly.  Diseases and their cures; the study of the seven liberal arts; the practical jokes of Oton de Grandson and the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer and Guillaume de Machaut; and the life styles and deaths of the rich and famous – all fascinated Deschamps, and all have been preserved in his poems.  His Livre de memoire does not survive, but hundreds of shorter poems attest the focus that Deschamps had on his contemporaries and the peculiarities of life at court in the fourteenth century.  The reigns of Charles V and Charles VI, the battle of Nicopolis, the Hundred Years’ War; outbreaks of the plague; the death of Bertrand du Guesclin – all these are chronicled by the poet alongside cheeses and wines; meals of fish and fowl; condiments and convicts; arms and armor; seduction and satiety; fevers and fat waistlines.

Papers on any aspect of Deschamps’ take on medieval life are welcome.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CFP: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel at Leeds 2018

by Brandie Ratliff
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 25th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 2–5, 2018. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.
The thematic strand for the 2018 IMC is “Memory.” See the IMC Call for Papers for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion.
Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center websiteThe deadline for submission is September 1, 2017.Proposals should include:
  • Title
  • 100-word session abstract
  • Session moderator and academic affiliation
  • Information about the three papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract
  • CV
Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.
If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $600 maximum for European residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.
The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.
Please contact Brandie Ratliff (, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.
These sessions form part of the on-going reevaluation of the present state of the study of Anglo-Saxon law which began with the celebration of the centenary of Felix Liebermann's Gesetze der Angelsachsen.  Recognizing the extent to which our understanding of early law has changed over the last century, the purpose of these sessions is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss new ways of understanding pre-Conquest legal culture.   We invite papers that examine the many ways in which law was made, understood, practiced, promulgated, and transcribed in the Anglo-Saxon world.   We are eager to receive submissions representing a variety of perspectives, methodologies, and disciplines.  Possible topics include (but are not limited to): royal legislation, legal manuscripts, law in/and literature, legal procedure, charters and diplomatics, writs and wills, dispute resolution, theories of law and justice, perceptions of early law in later periods, law in/and art,  We welcome traditional philological and historicist approaches, as well as those informed by modern critical theory. The last few years have witnessed the most extensive reconsideration of Old English law since Liebermann himself, and this session offers an important opportunity to discuss the progress and publicize the research taking place in this field.
The purpose of this session is to reevaluate the legacy of one of the most important authors of the later Anglo-Saxon period.  We invite papers covering all aspects of Archbishop Wulfstan's career as "homilist and statesman," to borrow Dorothy Whitelock's famous formulation. We are eager to receive submissions representing a variety of perspectives, methodologies, and disciplines.  We welcome traditional philological and historicist approaches, as well as those informed by modern critical theory. Archbishop Wulfstan is perhaps the most important and influential political thinker of the later Anglo-Saxon period, and this session offers a valuable opportunity to reassess his legacy.
Andrew Rabin
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of English
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292