CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Fear and Its Representations in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Source of Information: RENAIS-L 1999-07-20
Date of Event: 2000-02-17 to 19
Location of event: Tempe (AZ), USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 1999-10-01


"Fear and Its Representations in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance"

CALL FOR PAPERS **DEADLINE October 1, 1999**

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State
University invites session and paper proposals for its sixth annual
interdisciplinary conference, February 17-19, 2000. The Center welcomes
papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the
Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on this year's
theme of fear. Papers may address, for example, the role fear of such
things as torture, the exchange of hostages, public punishment, and
dismemberment plays as a deterrent in secular matters; or they may
investigate literal fear, such as fear of hell and damnation, fear of
battle, fear of love, and fear of losing love, or other relevant topics.
The plenary speaker will be R. I. Moore (University of Newcastle), author
of _The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Power and Deviance in Western
Europe, 950-1250_ (1987) and _The Origins of European Dissent_ (1977).

Selected papers related to the conference theme will be considered for
publication in the sixth volume of the "Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages
and the Renaissance" series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).
Papers dealing with any facet of the Mediterranean region will be
considered for publication in the journal Mediterranean Studies, sponsored
by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, the Medieval and
Renaissance Collegium (MARC) at the University of Michigan, and ACMRS at
Arizona State University.

The conference will also host "The Medieval Book: A Workshop in
Codicological Practice." This pre-conference, half-day workshop led by
Richard Clement, University of Kansas, will focus on the making of the
medieval codex. Participants will discuss the production of parchment,
paper, pens, and ink, and then will make several quires in preparation for
writing. Note: This workshop does not cover scripts and is not

All general sessions will held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, a luxury
resort featuring swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, and proximity to
numerous attractions in the Phoenix-Scotsdale-Tempe area. The hotel is
just two blocks from Arizona State University and 15 minutes from Phoenix
International airport. The high temperature in the "Valley of the Sun"
during February averages 70 degrees.

The conference registration fee is just $60 ($35 for students) and
includes welcoming and concluding receptions, two days of concurrent
sessions, concert, and keynote address.

By October 1, 1999, send two copies of session proposals or one-page
abstracts, along with two copies of your current c.v. and the audio-visual
request form (available on the website), to Robert E. Bjork, Director,
ACMRS, Arizona State University, Box 872301, Tempe, AZ 85287-2301. E-mail: Phone: (602) 965-5900. Fax: (602) 965-1681. Access our
website <> or contact ACMRS for more

T. Scott Clapp, MPA
Program Coordinator
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 872301
Tempe, AZ  85287-2301
Phone: (602) 965-5900; FAX: (602) 965-1681
ACMRS Home Page: http:/

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