Friday, April 15, 2022


CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on Translation in and from the Middle Ages

Medieval Studies is a particularly fruitful field of study, especially in combination with other areas, Translation Studies being no exception. Indeed, the combination of these two areas is of extreme importance, providing a better understanding of medieval texts, as well as a broader understanding of the meaning, value, and consequences of translation within this timeframe. Despite its importance, medieval translation remains poorly researched and promoted in academia. In an effort to fill this gap, submissions are invited for a special issue of the open-access journal, Translation Matters, on the subject of Translation in and from the Middle Ages.
We welcome articles dealing one of the following topics:

  • The phenomenon of translation during the Middle Ages:
    • Theoretical articles exploring the concept of translatio in the Middle Ages, as well as the theory behind the practice of translation in the medieval period
    • Case studies dealing with the translation or transmission of different texts, genres or concepts between two or more medieval vernaculars or between Latin (or another lingua franca or lingua sacra) and a vernacular
    • Medieval matters and cycles involving translational processes
  • The translation of medieval texts into contemporary languages:
    • Theoretical articles exploring methodologies, strategies and problems of the translation of medieval texts into contemporary languages
    • Case studies on the translation of specific texts or concepts
    • Contemporary reception and neo-medievalism: theory and practices.

Articles, in English or in Portuguese, should be 6000-8000 words in length, including references and footnotes, and be formatted in accordance with the guidelines given on the journal’s website. Papers should be uploaded onto the site by 31st October 2022.

Monday, April 11, 2022

 The Textile Museum Journal publishes high-quality academic research on the textile arts and serves as an interface between different branches of academia and textile scholars worldwide. International in scope, the journal is devoted to the presentation of scholarly articles concerning the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance of textiles.

We invite manuscript submissions on any topic related to textile arts for the 2023 The Textile Museum Journal, which will be the journal’s 50th volume. Manuscripts should be based on original documentary, analytical, or interpretive research on the textile arts. We encourage submissions examining the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance of textiles through time and across cultures.

Deadline for abstract submissions: April 31, 2022.

Deadline for full manuscript submissions: August 31, 2022.

Manuscripts should be submitted by email to the Editorial Assistant of The Textile Museum Journal at

For Manuscript Submission and Author Style Guide documents, please visit

A complete submission includes 5 elements:

  1. Abstract: A single Microsoft Word document (no longer than 250 words) in English with the title of your manuscript accompanied with another Microsoft Word document with sample images (photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps, etc.) and their caption(s).
  2. Bio: A single Microsoft Word document detailing author(s) name, institutional affiliation(s)mailing address(es)telephone number(s), email address(es), and short biography (100 words) of author(s).
  3. Full ManuscriptMicrosoft Word document of the main text in English should be double-spaced throughout in 12-point Times Roman typeface. Use endnotes (do not embed) and cite references separately. Manuscripts should be between 5,000 to 10,000 words (including endnotes, captions, and references) and Research Notes should be between 2,000 to 3,000 words.
  4. Image Document: A single Microsoft Word document that combines all photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps, etc. referenced in your manuscript with their accompanying captionsA good rule to follow that helps with a good distribution of images in the manuscript is to use one image for every 400-500 words.
  5. Images Files: All full manuscript submissions must be accompanied by images (one image for every 400-500 words.). Authors will provide high-resolution TIFFs or JPEGs (4 X 6 inches at 300 DPI or preferably higher) and secure all necessary permissions if the manuscript is accepted for publication. Each image should be clearly labeled (e.g., Smith_Fig. 1) and have a corresponding caption that provides identifying information and appropriate image credits in the Image Document.

Please see Manuscript Submission and Author Style Guide documents at for more details on preparation of these 5 elements.

Any submission that does not conform to The Textile Museum Journal style guidelines will be returned to the author.

Articles must present original research that has not been published in any language previously. Authors must properly credit previous scholarship on the subject and cite the source of each quotation, with brief bibliographic details given in the endnotes and the full bibliographic information in the References section.

All articles are subject to review by the editorial team and anonymous peer-reviewers, whose comments will be sent to the author only if the manuscript is accepted for publication. Authors expected to make revisions based on the feedback of the peer-reviewers and editors.

The Textile Museum Journal follows the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. For further specifications on preparing text and images for publication, see the The Textile Museum Journal Manuscript Submission and Author Style Guide documents (available to download from our website:

Contact Info:

Editorial Assistant, The Textile Museum Journal

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

701 21st Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20052


Thursday, April 7, 2022

 The EAHN 2023 thematic conference ‘Heritage in Danger’ will be held in Iraq, a country that suffered so much destruction recently. Send an abstract and join us in Koya!


International EAHN Thematic Conference ‘Heritage in Danger’
February 20-21, 2023

Deadline for submitting abstracts: August 15, 2022

Theme of the Conference
If writing history is the “telling of stories” then heritage is what brings life to these stories!

While the world mourned the destruction of the widely known Iraqi archaeological and heritage sites of Nimrud, Hatra, Sinjar and the old town of Mosul caused by the ISIS invasion in 2014-2017, other Iraqi archaeological and heritage sites in much safer zones were and still are underestimated and exposed to silent death via ongoing neglect and unchecked deterioration with a very limited capacity to safeguard them like in the case of Koya’s old town which reached its zenith during the Ottoman reign.
Many other cases around the world which have faced threats like armed conflicts and wars, natural disasters, pollution, poaching, uncontrolled urbanization and unchecked tourist development were inscribed in the UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. Such is the case of the city of Bam in Iran that was struck by a major earthquake in 2004, and the case of the historic town of Zabid in Yemen where the heritage has seriously deteriorated and more than 40% of its buildings were replaced by new concrete ones (Yemen’s current civil war has worsened this situation even more). These examples reflect the wide range of threats that put heritage in danger and require special attention and corrective action.
This two-day conference aims to explore various aspects of the threats that lead to heritage loss, along with the questions about how to save and protect cultural heritage through discussing and raising international awareness of the critical risks confronting cultural heritage and the devastating heritage loss around the world.
The conference welcomes papers that address similar or other aspects of threats behind heritage loss all over the world and how to safeguard the cultural heritage and mitigate the threats.
Abstracts should be submitted online via conference website only no later than August 15, 2022; we will not accept abstracts that are sent via email. For further information please send your inquiries to the following address:

Author Guidelines

Call for Papers and Discussion Positions Submission deadline: August 15, 2022.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted through the Conference website, along with applicant’s name, professional affiliation, title of paper or position, a short curriculum vitae (maximum of two pages), home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.Sessions will be composed by three to five papers, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. Each paper should be limited to a 20-minute presentation. Abstracts for session presentations should define the subject and summarize the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The content of that paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature.

The Organizing Committee has the prerogative to recommend changes to the abstract. The selected speakers must return edited abstracts no later than September 29, 2022.
Speakers of accepted paper proposals must submit the complete text of their papers (for a 20 minute presentation) by November 15, 2022.
The Scientific Committee may suggest editorial revisions to the paper in order to satisfy the conference guidelines and will return it with comments to the speaker by January 10, 2023.
For online publication (optional), the papers will be peer reviewed in order to satisfy the publication purposes, and the scientific committee will return them with comments to the authors by March 21, 2023. Before the publication, the papers will have proofreading, and the deadline for the proofreading will be on April 25, 2023.
Speakers must complete any revisions and distribute copies of their paper to the scientific committee by May 10, 2023.
The Scientific Committee reserves the right to withhold a paper from the program if the author has refused to comply with these guidelines. It is the responsibility of the Scientific Committee to inform speakers of these guidelines.

Each speaker is expected to fund his or her own registration, travel and expenses to Erbil City and to Koya both in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. International speakers and scientific committee will enjoy free accommodation inside Koya.

Belgin Turan Özkaya

Belgin Turan Özkaya (PhD Cornell University) 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

 Call for Papers – Priests’ Wives and Concubines in the Medieval West (800-1200)

Priests’ Wives and Concubines in the Medieval West (800-1200) / Femmes et concubines de prêtres en Occident (800-1200)

To be held at Stanford University (California, USA), October 27-28, 2022.

This conference focuses our attention on medieval women married to or living with priests, with the goal of restoring priests’ wives to scholarship on gender, spirituality, family life, and the church, particularly in western Europe.  Our purpose is to excavate a history of clerical wives and concubines from the early ninth to the end of the twelfth century, that is from the Carolingian to the Gregorian reform.  By the end of this period, celibacy was largely established as an expectation for priests (even if clerical continence was never absolute).

The planned conference will explore the lives and circumstances of priests’ women, the sources that can reveal or shed light on their status or experiences, and the various roles—social as well as cultural—that they played within the family, their local communities, and the church more broadly.

We welcome paper proposals on a range of topics:

  • the various roles that priests’ wives played: as patrons of church building, owners and donors of books, makers of liturgical textiles, etc.
  • their importance to medieval communities and society; their impact on spirituality and religious life; their literacy and cultural role
  • the concrete effects on women of the celibacy rulings (changes in terms of marital status; eviction of clerical wives from their homes, the cathedral or even the city precincts) and their reactions (resistance, violence…)
  • the possible discrepancy between the legal and social status of clerical wives
  • the concealment or erasure of priests’ wives from written records

Sessions will generally comprise two twenty-minute papers, followed by a response and discussion.  Proposals for round-table discussion or specific themes, or short presentations of primary source materials are also welcome.  We particularly encourage proposals from graduate students and early career or non-traditional scholars.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any thoughts or questions – we are eager to hear from scholars working on, or interested in, this topic.

Organizers: Fiona Griffiths (Stanford University) and Émilie Kurdziel (Université de Poitiers)

Submissions should include a brief abstract (max. 300 words) and a curriculum vitae.  Please submit both (as .pdf or MS word attachments) by email to and by May 31, 2022.