The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception Trinity College Dublin, 24–25 April 2020.
Call for Papers
Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception, which aims to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for researchers with an interest in the history of the senses in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This is second of a series of conferences on the history of the Senses. Proceedings from the first conference on Sight and visual perception are forthcoming and will be published by Brepols.
Dr Sam Barrett, University of Cambridge , 'Early medieval song. Notation, construction, performance'.
Professor David Hendy, University of Sussex, ' Echoes on the Air: How Modern Media Evoke and Dramatize the Sounds of the Distant Past'
Suggested topics for papers include (but are not limited to):
• humanly organised sound • music (social and religious ritual; art, leisure) • musica et scientia • sound and social meaning • sound and the emotions • sound and healing • sound and the body • soundscapes • sound and nature • sound and the regulation of time • sound and religious experience • deafness and its consequences • hearing and medicine • exploring the physics of sound in the middle ages and renaissance.
Titles and abstracts (maximum 300 words) together with a short biography, institutional affiliation (where relevant), and contact details should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 December 2019. Proposals for panels are also encouraged.