Παρασκευή, 8 Ιανουαρίου 2010

16th annual postgraduate medieval conference

Postgraduate Conference

BIRTHA Medieval Postgraduate Conference 2010: Language & Silence

26th-27th February 2010

The University of Bristol hosts the longest-running international medieval postgraduate conference in the UK. Each year we offer medievalists the opportunity to present their research, discuss ideas, and foster links bridging disciplinary and geographical boundaries. This year the conference is in its 16th year, and we are inviting proposals for papers from postgraduates and early career scholars on the theme of ‘Language and Silence’.
Issues of language and silence permeate both religious and political life in the Middle Ages: from attempts to engage with and communicate spiritual experience, to the complex negotiations involved in balancing the demands of the solitary religious life with the needs of the community, to the political pressures on everyday language in times when charges of heresy are a real concern. In private life, too, the ability or authority to speak was governed by a complex array of theological, philosophical and social codes. This conference aims to address issues such as these in the context of medieval life, and also some of the broader issues of language, and its absence, raised by such debate.


Source: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/medievalcentre/postgraduate-conference/index_html


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26-27 February 2010. 'Language and Silence', the 16th annual postgraduate medieval conference, to be held at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol. The University of Bristol hosts the longest-running international medieval postgraduate conference in the UK . Each year we offer medievalists the opportunity to present their research, discuss ideas, and foster links bridging disciplinary and geographical boundaries. This year we invite proposals for papers from postgraduates and early career scholars on the theme of ‘Language and Silence'. Issues of language and silence permeate both religious and political life in the Middle Ages: from attempts to engage with and communicate spiritual experience, to the complex negotiations involved in balancing the demands of the solitary religious life with the needs of the community, to the political pressures on everyday language in times when charges of heresy are a real concern. In private life, too, the ability or authority to speak was governed by a complex array of theological, philosophical and social codes. This conference aims to address issues such as these in the context of medieval life, and also some of the broader issues of language, and its absence, raised by such debate. Call for papers deadline: 8 January 2010. Further information: Edwina Thorn, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol, Graduate School of Arts, 7 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB, UK; Edwina.Thorn@bristol.ac.uk

Source: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/med_online/calendar2010.html

Language & Silence - 16th Annual Postgraduate Medieval Conference

Date:
26 February 2010 - 27 February 2010
Master Class with Professor Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago), ‘Communicating the Incommunicable: Mystical Ineffability from Origen to Catherine of Siena’
The University of Bristol hosts the longest-running international medieval postgraduate conference in the UK. Each year we offer medievalists the opportunity to present their research, discuss ideas, and foster links bridging disciplinary and geographical boundaries. This year we invite proposals for papers from postgraduates and early career scholars on the theme of ‘Language and Silence’.
Issues of language and silence permeate both religious and political life in the Middle Ages: from attempts to engage with and communicate spiritual experience, to the complex negotiations involved in balancing the demands of the solitary religious life with the needs of the community, to the political pressures on everyday language in times when charges of heresy are a real concern. In private life, too, the ability or authority to speak was governed by a complex array of theological, philosophical and social codes. This conference aims to address issues such as these in the context of medieval life, and also some of the broader issues of language, and its absence, raised by such debate.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
  • The said and the unsaid
  • Ineffability, inexpressibility and the limitations of language
  • The suppression of speech or ideas, whether psychological, social, political or religious
  • Interactions between language and silence in the religious life
  • The interaction between verbal and non-verbal languages
  • Interpretation and the construction of meaning
  • Texts that display a foregrounding of language
  • Issues of language and identity.
Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long.
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent by email (by preference) to: Edwina Thorn (Edwina.Thorn@bristol.ac.uk) or to Edwina Thorn, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol, Graduate School of Arts, 7 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB, UK.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 8th, 2010.
The conference is free of charge, and some bursaries to help cover travel costs might be available for presenters travelling long distances to attend. Further details (e.g. full programme, registration details and information about accommodation) will be posted online as they become available.
URL:
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/medievalcentre/
Conference organiser(s):
Edwina Thorn
Location:
University of Bristol

Event deadlines

Call for papers deadline:
8 January 2010

Contact details

Edwina Thorn

Source: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/conferences/1000