EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Papers: Special Conference Strand on Emotions and Religious Conflict, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, 27-28 June 2023

John McCallum Discussion

Religion and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods, Fourth Biennial Conference, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, 27-28 June 2023 

Special Conference Strand on Emotions and Religious Conflict

Extended proposal deadline, revised dates and medieval music performance now confirmed! The new abstract deadline is Monday 27th March 2023.

We would like to encourage proposals for papers at the fourth biennial conference held by the Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict at NTU.  As part of the conference, we particularly invite proposals for a strand of sessions focused on emotions in religious conflict, broadly defined. As the historiography of emotions continues to expand dramatically, there is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the varied roles of emotion in the experience and representations of religious conflicts of all types and scales. We encourage proposals exploring any aspect of emotion, religion and conflict in the medieval and early modern periods, and would welcome proposals which span or compare the medieval and the early modern. Interdisciplinary proposals, and research which utilises any of the various frameworks for defining and conceptualising ‘emotion’ are welcome. Proposals may relate to one or more of the following broad headings, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.

•Emotional experiences of religious conflicts

•The use of emotion in religious polemic and controversy

•Crusading emotions

•Emotion in local, communal, and interpersonal conflict and violence

 •Emotion and the memory of conflict

•Emotion and the material culture of warfare and violence

•Emotion in the experience and representation of wars of religion

•Emotion in the literary, artistic and cultural representation of religious conflict

•Emotion in persecution and toleration

Keynote speakers: Professor Bridget Heal (St Andrews), Dr Stephen Spencer (Northeastern University London)

ALSO NOW CONFIRMED: on the evening of 27th June, a night of music from and inspired by the Medieval Near East and the West, featuring Kate Arnold and Guests (https://katearnoldmusic.com/)

Our previous conferences have established networking links with scholars and students who investigate the role of religion and conflicts with different faiths, confessions and heterodox groups, so that comparisons may contribute towards the development of new definitions and paradigms for understanding the roles played by belief in national, communal and inter-personal conflict. We aim to publish an edited collection, previous titles include Miracles, Political Authority and Violence in Medieval and Early Modern History and Religion and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds: Identities, Communities and Authorities. For more details see Routledge’s Themes in Medieval and Early Modern history series.

Proposals for 20-minute papers should consist of a title plus 200-word abstract, and be emailed to john.mccallum@ntu.ac.uk, by Monday 27th March 2023.