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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017   (0 Comments)

University of Maryland
Medieval and Early Modern Field Committee
Annual Conference
10–11 November 2017
College Park, Maryland

CfP: 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 by 1 May 2017.

Sabrina Alcorn Baron
Andrea M. Frisch
Stefano Villani

Contact Shaun Russell ( for more information.

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