CfP: Generosity and Avarice in Medieval Europe- Nottingham 2020

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
December 13, 2019
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Religious Studies and Theology, Literature, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

 

 

The organising committee is pleased to invite proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and roundtables for Generosity and Avarice in Medieval Europe to be held at the University of Nottingham from 23rd – 24th April 2020.

From the depictions of generosity and avarice in art and literature, to the interactions amongst neighbours within local communities, to the diplomatic work undertaken within and between polities, the relationship between these distinct but intertwined themes have been grappled with by medieval contemporaries and modern scholars alike. This conference aims to bring together medievalists of all fields and disciplines interested in the understanding and practice of generosity, avarice, and the relationship between the two in Europe between c. 400 and c. 1550. The committee welcomes suggestions for sessions beyond those outlined here and encourages as broad an interpretation of the theme as possible. Topics to be addressed may include, but are not limited to:

  • Patronage

  • Ideas of social responsibility 

  • Materialities 

  • Economy and finance 

  • Diplomatic relations 

  • Sexuality 

  • Education 

  • Gender roles 

  • Spirituality 

  • Morality 

  • Family roles 

  • Visual and literary depictions of generosity and avarice 

We welcome contributions from scholars at any stage of study or career. For individual papers of twenty minutes in length, please submit a proposal of c. 250-words. If you plan to submit a panel proposal, please include no more than three speakers and submit a c. 300-word overview of the panel with proposed speakers/respondents (and chair, if applicable) and provisional paper titles.

Please submit all proposals via email to ahxjlca@nottingham.ac.uk by Friday 13th December 2019.

Find us on twitter @Generosity2020 or visit the conference website https://generosityandavarice.wordpress.com/ for more information and updates.

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