Privilege and Position: Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2021

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Call for Papers
April 9, 2021 to April 10, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology, Architecture and Architectural History

The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium is reissuing its call for its postponed Colloquium; while it honors all acceptances from last year, it invites abstracts for papers 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. We encourage papers from medievalists of any discipline and any geographic area. We accept abstracts from anyone either with a Ph.D. or in the process of gaining a doctorate. Abstracts should be submitted through our website (  or via e-mail ( by October 1, 2020. All papers are to be 20 minutes in length, and every panel will include feedback from a respondent. 

Contact Info: 

Dr. Matthew W. Irvin
Director, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

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