Call for Papers – CMEMS/PMRG Conference: Textuality, Technology, Materiality in the Medieval and Early Modern World

The convenors of the 19th Annual Conference of the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, co-sponsored by the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, welcome abstracts (c.200 words) for 20-minute papers exploring medieval and early modern cultures of technology, textuality, and materiality, c.600 to 1800 CE. We welcome proposals for papers (or panels of 3 papers) which consider:

  • The social and cultural lives and afterlives of medieval and early modern material objects
  • Manuscripts, inscriptions, illustrations, letters, the printing press and other medieval and early modern communication technologies
  • The production, transmission, and mediation of medieval and early modern texts
  • The application and/or impact of modern technologies to medieval and early modern materials

Abstracts and panel proposals (along with titles and brief bios for speakers) should be emailed to conference@pmrg.org.au addressed to the convenors — Professor Andrew Lynch, Dr Anne M. Scott, and Dr Brett D. Hirsch — by no later than 1 September 2013.

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