2019 Athens Conference update

The programme for the fourth annual Medieval Culture and War Conference has been finalised. We look forward to welcoming you all to Athens later this month!

General information about the conference can be found here and the programme can be found here. If you have any questions or would like to attend but are not speaking, please contact the organisers as soon as possible.

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2019 Athens Conference Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the fourth annual Medieval Culture and War Conference is live! View it here. This year the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens will host the conference on 27–29 June 2019. Our themes this year are ‘Transformation, Renovation, Continuity’.

The deadline for individual paper, session, and debate proposals is 3 March 2019.

If you have any questions please email us at athenscultureandwar@gmail.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to Athens in June!

 

About the Medieval Culture and War Conference.

2018 Brussels Conference Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the third annual Medieval Culture and War Conference is live! View it here or here. This year the Université Saint-Louis — Bruxelles will host the conference on 24–26 May 2018. Our themes this year are ‘Power, Authority, Normativity’.

The deadline for abstracts is 31 January 2018.

If you have any questions please check the 2018 Conference Information page or email us: brusselscultureandwar@gmail.com.

About the Medieval Culture and War Conference.

2017 Lisbon Conference Update

Our conference is set to take place on 22–24 June 2017. Non-speakers are particularly welcome and encouraged to attend!

We have 28 speakers on a variety of interesting subjects related to culture and war in the Middle Ages. We will also have keynote presentations by Dr Matthew Bennett (Royal Military Academy Sandhurst) and Professor João Gouveia Monteiro (Universidade de Coimbra).

The (provisional) conference programme is available here: academia.edu/33291160/Lisbon_Medieval_Culture_and_War_Conference_Programme

The conference will be held in Amphitheater IV, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa. On Saturday the 24th there will be a visit to a museum with a medieval military collection (to be finalised).

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask: lisboncultureandwar@gmail.com

 

Lisbon Organisation Committee
Inês Meira Araújo
António Martins Costa

Leeds Organisation Committee
Sophie Harwood
Trevor Russell Smith
Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis

Coordinator
José Varandas

2017 Lisbon Conference Call for Papers

Medieval Culture and War:
Spaces, Images, Mentalities

Lisbon Medieval War Conference

22–24 June 2017

Keynote Speakers
Dr Matthew Bennett (Royal Military Academy Sandhurst)
Professor João Gouveia Monteiro (Universidade de Coimbra)

War shaped the medieval world. It configured all kinds of social models and human processes, including political and economic systems, religious doctrines, cultural transformations, and changes of mindsets.

Following a previous meeting held at the University of Leeds in 2016 (Leeds Medieval Culture and War: Ideals, Representations, Realities), this conference, organised by the Centre of History of the University of Lisbon, will pursue the development of new approaches to medieval warfare by discussing spaces, images, and mentalities in interdisciplinary perspectives.

We warmly welcome papers that draw on several theoretical backgrounds (e.g. archaeological, art historical, historical, literary, or sociological methodologies). Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Theory and doctrine of war
  • Strategy and tactics
  • Organisation, command, and logistics
  • Fortifications and weaponry
  • Communication, intelligence, and counterintelligence
  • Bellatores in medieval societies
  • Non-combatants and prisoners of war
  • Literature, art, and war
  • Warfare and religion
  • Body and soul
  • Superstitions, devotions, fears, and behaviours
  • War at sea

The conference will be held at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (Faculdade de Letras de Universidade de Lisboa). On the third day participants are invited to join us for a visit to a museum with a medieval military collection. There will be a registration fee of €25.

Please submit a 300 word abstract for a paper of 20–25 minutes along with a short biographical note of about 150 words, or a joint proposal fora  thematic panel of 3 papers, to lisboncultureandwar@gmail.com by 3 March 2017. The papers will be selected by an independent Scientific Committee, through a blind review. Contributions from postgraduates and early career researchers are especial encouraged.

The working language is English.

The organisers plan to publish selected papers presented during the conference in a peer-reviewed edited collection.

Lisbon Organisation Committee: Inês Meira Araújo and António Martins Costa

Leeds Organisation Committee: Sophie Harwood, Trevor Russell Smith, and Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis

Coordinator: José Varandas

The CFP is available as a PDF here: https://www.academia.edu/30889715/CFP_Lisbon_Medieval_Culture_and_War_Spaces_Images_Mentalities

2016 Leeds Conference Travel Bursaries

We particularly welcome the attendance of postgraduate students and early career researchers at this conference and have a fund specifically set aside for subsidising the travel of those based outside of Leeds who would otherwise be unable to attend. This fund was made possible through the generosity of Medium Ævum.

Postgraduates and early career researchers whose own universities or other grant-awarding bodies are unable to help them are eligible to apply for this funding. This includes those who wish to attend the conference but who are not giving papers.

Funding cannot be paid in advance but we will reimburse applicants as soon as possible after the conference. Bursaries are limited to a maximum of £50 per person. Due to the high cost of bank charges, we can only pay expenses in GBP.

To apply, please send a supporting statement (approx. 300 words) along with a copy of any receipts for travel expenses already incurred to culture.and.war@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is May 15, 2016.