CFP The Digital Middle Ages in Ireland and Beyond (A Roundtable), ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

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Call for Papers
September 6, 2019
Michigan, United States
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Digital Humanities, European History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

CFP The Digital Middle Ages in Ireland and Beyond (A Roundtable), ICMS Kalamazoo 2020, May 2020, Western Michigan University

Sponsored by the American Society for Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS)

This session will discuss how scholars and students can use digital technologies to achieve a more nuanced understanding of medieval culture. At ICMS “Kalamazoo” in 2019 ASIMS sponsored the very successful Digital Castles roundtable. Particularly enlightening discussion during this session centered on the ways we can use the digital humanities to engage students in our work as scholars. Consequently, we would like to broaden the scope and appeal of a digital humanities session proposed for Kalamazoo 2020. While the geographic focus is on Ireland, we particularly welcome proposals that discuss medieval Ireland’s connections with the wider world. This panel considers innovative approaches towards better understanding, through digital means, the material culture of medieval Ireland. As so many of 2019’s attendees (as well as the majority of ASIMS members) are based at teaching focused institutions, we plan to particularly emphasize how digital projects can be accomplished on a budget and at a distance from the geographic area of study. Presentations will be of less than ten minutes’ duration, with ample time for audience participation and discussion. Another benefit of the session’s approach is its multidisciplinarity, reflecting approaches from history, manuscript studies, archaeology, art history and literature. This session will therefore provide a venue for an exciting interdisciplinary dialogue, framed within the digital humanities.

Please send your abstract to Vicky McAlister, Southeast Missouri State University,, by Friday, September 6th, 2019.

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Vicky McAlister

Southeast Missouri State University

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