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CfP: Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit

Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments)

Call for Papers
University of Maryland
Medieval and Early Modern Field Committee

Annual Conference
10–11 November 2017
College Park, Maryland

Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit

Migration(s) of various sorts—of people, information, political, religious, and cultural movements—have long transformed the periods, places, and paradigms in which they occur. Recent scholarship has underlined the fundamental importance of migrations in the medieval and early modern periods. Intrinsically interesting in their original context, these historic migrations also provide much-needed perspective on the migrations our world is currently experiencing.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto

We invite 250–300 word proposals for individual 20-minute papers from established scholars and advanced graduate students based on, but not limited to, the themes outlined below. Digital projects welcome.

  • Refugees
  • Exiles
  • Diasporas
  • Expatriate/Merchant Communities
  • Economic Migrants
  • Immigrants/Emigrants
  • Books and Manuscripts
  • News and Correspondence
  • Production/Wholesale/Retail Centers of Book and Manuscript Culture
  • Political/Religious/Cultural Ideas
  • Pandemic Diseases
  • Environmental Change
  • Education Reforms
Please submit proposals to the organizers by 1 May 2017.

Andrea M. Frisch (
Sabrina Alcorn Baron (
Stefano Villani (

Contact Shaun Russell ( for more information.


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