As the title suggests, MAMO aims to explore the continued return to, and relevance of, the Middle Ages in the modern world, and why the period continues to attract audiences and scholars. Particularly, its interdisciplinary focus is designed to explore a range of areas, from popular culture to public history, from science to advertising, and even legal frameworks and political rhetoric. Given the popularity of medievalism as a growing discipline, and given the fantastic reception of the last conference, we are expecting a wide audience from a range of fields and disciplines including History, Literature, Film & Television, Video Games, Performing Arts, Drama, Languages, Museum Curation and more besides.
Specific themes include, but are by no means limited to:
- The reception of the Middle Ages in the arts, music, film, politics & popular culture
- The significance and relevance of Magna Carta to the modern world
- Medievalism and Orientalism
- Translating and interpreting medieval texts
- Re-enactment and revival
- Fantasy and the Middle Ages
- Eco-Medievalism and postmodern approaches to medieval studies
- The Middle Ages in Film, Television, Comic Books and Graphic Novels
- Medievalism and video games
- Science and the Middle Ages
- The Middle Ages and documentary programming
In this first round we welcome both proposals for complete panels as well as individual proposals for papers. There’s also a PDF version for download, so please do spread the word to your networks; click here for the Call for Papers poster.
For individual papers, abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 15 September 2014.
We will be keeping all of the details and information up to date through the Facebook group, through the Twitter hashtag #MAMO2015 or on our conference website, located at www.themamo.org. Details of keynotes will be released shortly, and later in the year we will post further information on accommodation, registration and other details. For specific enquiries or details about the conference themes and logistics please contact Andrew Elliott directly on email@example.com.
Panel proposals should include abstracts, names and contact details of presenters and a short (c. 200 word) description of the panel itself with the organiser’s contact details; these should be sent by Sunday 31 August 2014.