Privilege and Position: Call for Papers

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Call for Papers
November 1, 2019
Tennessee, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Fine Arts, Humanities, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies


The 2020 Sewanee Medieval Colloquium:

Privilege and Position


At the University of the South, Sewanee, TN

April 17-18, 2020


Plenary Speakers:

Edward King Plenary Lecturer:

William Chester Jordan, History, Princeton University


Brinley Rhys Plenary Lecturer:

Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis



Call for Papers:

The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites papers (see our separate call for sub-themes) engaging with privilege and position in global medieval cultures. Possibilities might include the histories of ecclesiastical or royal hierarchy, the production of artistic forms, analysis of international trade, the literature of class, status, or caste identity, the structures of visual or musical composition, ordering of public space, and popular medievalism, but we are open to many variations on the general theme.


Papers: Papers can touch upon any aspect of the general theme, and we encourage papers from medievalists of any discipline and any geographic area. Scholars can apply to the general call, or to specific sub-themes (which will be posted in August). We accept papers from anyone either with a Ph.D. or in the process of gaining a doctorate. Paper should be submitted through our website (  or via e-mail ( by November 1, 2019.


Contact Info: 

Dr. Matthew W. Irvin
Director, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

735 University Avenue

Sewanee, TN 37383


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