Symposium 2020: Freedom, Slavery, and Imprisonment in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age

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April 30, 2020 to May 3, 2020
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
Slavery, Early Modern History and Period Studies

This will be the 2020 conference at the University of Arizona, Tucson, the first weekend of May. Any paper dealing with the universal themes of imprisonment, freedom, slavery, etc. will be welcome, pertaining to the Middle Ages and the early modern age (loosely defined). This can pertain to actual imprisonment as a punishment, torture, etc., it can also pertain to slavery, servitude, or indenture. Many times, courtly poets have also drawn from the concept of imprisonment, either literally or metaphorically, to express their personal suffering, either as lovers or in political terms.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Albrecht  Classen

University Distinguished Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dept. of German Studies

The University of Arizona

Learning Services Building 301

1512 E 1st St.

Tucson, AZ 85721

Tel.: 520 621-1395