Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: c.1100-1600
Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
30-31 January, 2014
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?
If you would like to give a paper, please submit an abstract to Tina Sheehan, email@example.com – ideally before 15 October.
Senior scholars and postgraduate students are equally welcome. For more information and for registering attendance at the conference, please see the conference website.
Early-bird registration and abstract submission closes 6 December 2013.