The Byzness

The Byzness, 13 November 2011

1. CONFERENCES
2. ESSAY COMPETITION

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1. CONFERENCES

45th Spring Symposium – Call for communications

Oxford, 24-26 March, 2012

Here is the programme off the next Spring Symposium, to be held here in Oxford, which includes a call for communications that should interest all grads and post-grads.

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Call for Papers – Contextualising the Fifth Crusade

University of Kent, Canterbury, 13 April 2012

An Interdisciplinary Colloquium on the Crusading Movement in the First Half of the 13th Century. Call for papers may be found here.

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Palaeography, Humanism and Manuscript Illumination in Renaissance Italy: A Conference in Memory of A. C. de la Mare
17–19 November 2011

The conference will be held at King’s College London on Thursday 17 November 2011, and at The Warburg Institute on Friday and Saturday 18–19 November. Click here to download the poster. Registration fee (including morning coffee and afternoon tea): £5.00 per day; £2.50 per day for AMARC members.

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2. ESSAY COMPETITION

The Department of History at The University o f Texas at Arlington announces the 2012 Webb-Smith Essay Competition as part of the 47th annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures March 8, 2012.
$500 for the best research essay on “Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean.” The winning essays will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series, published by Texas A&M Press, along with essays by the lecturers: Paul M. Cobb, Travis Bruce, Robin Vose, Sarah Davis-Secord. Volume edited by Sarah Davis-Secord and Elisabeth A. Cawthon, with an introduction by Alex Metcalfe. Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2012.
Send submissions to:
Jennifer S. Lawrence
jlawrenc@exchange.uta.edu
Chair of the Webb Lectures Committee
Department of History
UT Arlington
Box 19529
Arlington, TX 76019-0529
We are looking for original, unpublished article length essays in English (maximum 10,000 words plus endnotes) that explore relations between the three major cultures in the medieval Mediterranean, or the movements of people, goods, or ideas within or across the region. Geographically, submissions treating any subregion of the Mediterranean, or links between various areas are welcome. Questions may concern, but are not limited to: cultural or technological transfers, trade and its social Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean or political implications, warfare, conquest, migration, and theories of Mediterranean unity/disunity or inter-cultural relations. Papers that engage with current scholarship debating the connections within the Mediterranean or the utility of discussing multiculturalism in the Middle Ages are especially welcome. The goal of this day-long conference will be to critically examine aspects of the multi-cultural Mediterranean and what it means for scholars to speak of the sea as one region with several religious cultures.

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