Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Race and the Middle Ages," a Virtual Conference on December 3, 2020


46th Annual New England Medieval Conference, Virtual Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Keynote Speaker:

Geraldine Heng, The University of Texas at Austin

 “The Politics of Race in the European Middle Ages”

With the world-wide resurgence of anti-racist activism following the
killing of George Floyd, we as medievalists feel compelled to
reexamine notions of race in the pre-modern period. Can speaking of
“race” in the Middle Ages help us today? How was race conceived in the
Middle Ages? Did race already dictate the lives of men and women in
medieval Europe? To what extent did race and religion overlap in the
Middle Ages? We invite medievalists of all disciplines and
specializations to explore these and other questions relating to the
topic of race. We welcome papers that deal with the origins and
development of race from a variety of different perspectives. We are
likewise very interested in essays focusing on the treatment of race
without medieval Western Europe.

Please send an abstract of 250 words and a recent CV to Meriem Pagès
(mpages@keene.edu<mailto:mpages@keene.edu>). Please make sure to
provide your name and full professional affiliation (institution and
level of study) in your proposal. Abstracts are due October 15, 2020.

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