13th International Meetings of the Middle Ages in Najera - Working in the Medieval City in Europe

Jesús Ángel Solórzano-Telechea's picture
Call for Papers
September 30, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

13th International Meetings of the Middle Ages in Najera seek to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of medieval studies. Each Congress has one particular special thematic strand on an area of interdisciplinary study in a wider context.

Next Autumn the town council of Nájera will once again host the International Meetings of the Middle Ages, organized by the Medieval Research Group on Atlantic Urban Societies of the University of Cantabria (http://atlanticports.unican.es/).

The international conference will take place in Nájera (Spain), from November 10-11, 2016.

The topic of this year is about:  Working in the Medieval City in Europe

We will focus on

  • Organization, framing and representation of work
  • Employment, labor market and mobility
  • Entrepreneurship and industrial proletariat
  • Labor wages and living standards
  • Labor regulations and legislation
  • Workers in the Atlantic port cities
  • Working women
  • Child labor
  • Labor Unrest
  • Labor and social identity
  • Work organization and social relations

This fascinating conference may be a good springboard to facilitate this goal.


Historians and Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for research presentations or posters on topics related to "Working in the Medieval City in Europe”.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 characters and should clearly state the purpose, thesis, methodology, and principal findings of the paper to be presented. Successful proposals will be published in 2017. All abstracts and a short CV should be submitted electronically to Jesús Solórzano at:  solorzaja@unican.es

The deadline for submissions will be September 30th, 2016. 

Contact Info: 

Prof. Dr. Jesús Angel Sólórzano-Telechea
University of Cantabria
Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Av. de los Castros s/n. 39005.
Santander. Spain (European Union)
Phone: (0034) 942202015
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