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Call for Papers - Humanity and the Natu...

Type: Call for Papers
Date: --
The 16th Annual ACMRS Conference

Call for Papers (Deadline extended to November 16)

Humanity and the Natural World
in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

11 – 13 February 2010 in Tempe, Arizona

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary
conference to be held February 11 – 13, 2010 in Tempe, Arizona. We welcome papers
that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and
Renaissance, and especially those that focus on this year’s theme of humanity and
the natural world, both in literal and metaphorical manifestations.

The deadline for proposals is 9:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on 16 November 2009.
Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests.
Subsequent a/v requests may not be honored without additional charge. In order to
streamline the committee review process, submissions will only be accepted at from 1 June through 06 November.

The conference registration fee is $95 ($45 for students and emeriti/ae faculty) and
includes welcoming and farewell receptions, two days of concurrent sessions (Friday
and Saturday), and keynote address. Please note that there will be an opening
reception Thursday evening, but there will be no sessions that day.

Call 480-965-9323, email, or

Manuscript Workshop
Before the conference, ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies to be led by
Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of
New Mexico. The workshop will be Thursday afternoon, February 11, and participation
will be limited to 20 participants, who will be determined by the order in which
registrations are received. Email with “conference workshop” as the
subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $25 and is in
addition to the regular conference registration fee.

Keynote Speaker
The conference keynote speaker will be Pamela O. Long, an independent historian who
has published widely in late medieval and Renaissance history of science and
technology, and intellectual history. Her book, Openness, Secrecy, Authorship:
Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance was
awarded the Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best book in intellectual history
published in 2001. She is the author of two SHOT/AHA booklets, Technology, Society,
and Culture in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1300-1600 (2000); and
Technology and Society in the Medieval Centuries: Byzantium, Islam and the West,
500-1300 (2003). Recent work includes Obelisk: A History (co-authored with Brian
Curran, Anthony Grafton, and Benjamin Weiss, MIT Press, 2009); and a three volume
edition, translation, and group of studies of a book written by a fifteenth century
oarsman: The Book of Michael of Rhodes: A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript
(co-edited with David
McGee and Alan Stahl, MIT Press, 2009). She is at work on a cultural history of
engineering in late sixteenth-century Rome.

Selected papers related to the conference theme will be considered for publication
in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

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