Call for Papers

This year, the theme of the Centre for Medieval Studies’ Graduate Conference is ‘Storytelling‘. Storytelling is a fundamentally human activity that bridges the past and present, the local and the international. Stories can be told through many mediums: art,
stained glass, buildings, manuscripts and oral accounts can all transmit stories,
whether they were intended to or not.

This is an interdisciplinary conference and we encourage papers from all disciplines including History, Literature, Art History, Archaeology, Classics, Philosophy and Paleography. Papers may consider, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Writing the past: history in the medieval period
  • Concepts of truth and fiction
  • Memory and interpretation: competing stories (medieval and methodological)
  • Metatexts: annotation, illustration and compilation
  • Re-telling stories: transmission, translation, and changing perspectives
  • The interaction between orality and literacy
  • Spatial storytelling: the experience of stories through architecture

The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2017. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words along with a short biographical note to cms-grad-conf@york.ac.uk

Please see our full Call for Papers for more information. Follow us at @YorkCMSGradConf for updates.

(Header image: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 49, f.64v)