Call for Papers – Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Thursday 30 January 2014 – Friday 31 January 2014 
Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand 

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This conference will focus on the textual traditions of the urban world: the literature of all kinds produced in the urban context, from chronicles to song, illumination to speech acts. Its main theme is notions of ‘urbanity’. What is ‘urban’ about ‘urban culture’? In what ways did urbanity contribute to cultural and ideological sign systems in political speech, historiography, literature, the visual arts and music? How did the production and reception of chronicles shape urban identity – or identities?

Speakers include:

  • Jan Dumolyn (University of Ghent)
  • Johan Oosterman (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
  • James Murray (Western Michigan University)
  • Tracy Adams (University of Auckland)
  • Kim Phillips (University of Auckland)
  • Mark Amsler (University of Auckland)

If you would like to give a paper, please submit an abstract to Tina Sheehan,

Senior scholars and postgraduate students are equally welcome.

If you would like to register attendance at the conference, please do so on this website (this function will be available soon).

Abstract submission and early-bird registration closes 6 December 2013.

If you have any queries please contact Dr Andrew Brown, School of Humanities,