Papers are invited for the 2016 EMREM two-day interdisciplinary symposium, to be held at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May 2016. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Chaos and Catastrophe; Restoration and Renewal’.
Postgraduate speakers from all fields of EMREM (Early Medieval, Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, Early Modern, c400-c1700) are welcome to share their research and build networks at this friendly and well-established symposium.
Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
Civil Wars Restoration
Dynastic Feuds Legitimacy
Providential Disasters Conservation and Resilience
Disease and Famine Medicine and Containment
Memories of Catastrophe Visions of Utopia
Death of a Leader Coronation
Collapse of Empire The New World
Sudden Death Ars Moriendi
Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please send proposals of approximately 300 words, OR 1000 words if applying as a panel, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st March 2016.
We have normally been able to provide the conference free of charge and with grants available to cover reasonable travel costs for speakers. We are confident that we will be able to do the same this year.
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