Σάββατο, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

Mid-America Medieval Association, Monastic and Religious Life in the Middle Ages

MAMA Annual Conference XXXIV

MAMA Call for Papers XXXIV

Where: Conception Abbey
When: Saturday, February 27, 2010

Theme: Monastic and Religious Life in the Middle Ages

The keynote speaker will be William Courtenay, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Courtenay's topic will be "Medieval Universities as Religious Communities."

Though the conference theme will focus on monastic and religious life, papers on any medieval topic will be considered. Graduate students are eligible for the Jim Falls Paper Prize and must submit a copy of their completed paper electronically to Jim Falls at FallsJ@umkc.edu no later than February 1, 2010.

For your paper to be considered for presentation, please send a one-page abstract to:
Thomas Sullivan
Email: ThomasSull@gmail.com
Phone: (660) 944-2860
Fax: (660) 944-2800

Abstracts are due no later than December 15, 2009.

Our thanks to Brother Thomas and Conception Abbey.

Location
Conception Abbey is located in Conception, Missouri, approximately 100 miles north of Kansas City, 145 miles south of Des Moines, Iowa, and 140 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska. The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is approximately 80 miles south of the Abbey, an hour-and-a-half's drive.

Maryville, Missouri, is approximately twenty miles from Conception Abbey. Driving time between Maryville and Conception Abbey is approximately 30 minutes from US 136. There are three motels/hotels in Maryville providing accommodations: Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Super 8 Motel. The Maryville Hotels link to the right will bring you to the reservation pages of each of these motels.

Abbey Guest Center
Conference attendees are welcome to stay at the monastery's Guest Center. The Abbey Guest Center link to the right will bring you to the center's homepage.

The Abbey Guesthouse was built as student dormitory in the mid-1960s. Bathrooms are shared (two rooms share one bathroom) and showers are located down the hall. Rates for accommodations are as follows:

         Individual overnight package                                                     $50.00
              dinner, room, breakfast and lunch
        
Individual 3 days/2 nights package                                          $100.00
              room and meals
        
Double accommodations, overnight package                         $85.00
              dinner, room, breakfast and lunch
         
Double accommodations, 3 days/2 nights package             $170.00
              room and meals
Conference attendees should make reservations directly with the Abbey Guest Center.

Individuals with special dietary needs are asked to inform the Guestmaster, Fr Patrick, of these when they make their reservations.

Saturday Noon Meal at Conception
Conception Abbey will provide a noon meal on Saturday available to those not staying at the Abbey for the Conference for $12.

Concert "Knowledge and Spirituality in the Middle Ages"
Northwest Missouri State University's Tower Concert Choir will be giving a concert in connection with the MAMA conference on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 8pm in the Abbey Basilica.

Source: http://www.midamericamedievalassociation.org/conference.htm