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7th Annual University of North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium
pril 11th and 12th, 2013

We are happy to announce that the College of Visual Arts and Design of the University of North Texas will be sponsoring our 7th Annual Medieval Graduate Student Symposium on Thursday and Friday April 11th and 12th, 2013.  Details can be found on the UNT symposium website.

Theme:  “To Move and Be Moved: Physical and Psychological Transportation and Transformations in the Middle Ages.”

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Janet Snyder, Professor of Art History at the West Virginia University, author of Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France: Appearance, Materials, and Significance (Ashgate 2011).

Dr. Susan Boynton, Professor of Musicology at Columbia University, author of Shaping a Monastic Identity: Liturgy and History at the Imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000-1125 (Cornell University Press, 2006).

Call for Papers
While we will entertain papers on any topic from any discipline of Medieval Studies—Art History, Religion, Philosophy, English, History, Foreign Languages, Music, we particularly welcome those that engage the multifaceted topic of “To Move and Be Moved: Physical and Psychological Transportation and Transformations in the Middle Ages.” We encourage submission of papers that have been submitted and/or delivered elsewhere.

Travel subvention of $300 will be awarded to the best paper.

Deadline for submission of a 300 word abstract is December 1, 2012. Selected full papers will be due March 30th.

Paper Abstracts of 300 words should be sent to:  Mickey.Abel@unt.edu or

Dr. Mickey Abel
Associate Professor, Medieval Art History
University of North Texas
1155 Union Station #305100
Denton, TX 76203-5017


Fragments. The editorial board is pleased to announce the establishment of Fragments, a new, open-access and peer-reviewed journal, which will be published through the Office of Scholarly Publishing at the University of Michigan. The first issue will appear in May 2011.  Fragments will provide a forum for dialogue and exchange between scholars in all fields of the humanities and social sciences who study the premodern world.  The journal encourages scholars to engage with issues of broad interest to colleagues working in other places and times, and to pursue comparative and connective approaches in investigating the past. The editors also invite scholars to explore interdisciplinary approaches to evidence and analysis, such as those that synthesize the insights of textual scholarship and archaeology, or history and sociology. We also welcome articles that introduce methodologically innovative approaches to the shared challenges of interpreting and understanding bodies of premodern evidence that are distinct in kind and quantity from the evidence of the more recent past.  In order to foster dialogue, the editorial board will commission three published commentaries from scholars working outside of the author’s field.   The commentaries will seek to expand the scope and import of the article by introducing perspectives from other subfields and disciplines. Please send all inquiries and submissions to FragmentsJournal@gmail.com.  See http://quod.lib.umich.edu/f/frag/index.html.

postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies
Palgrave Macmillan, the academic and professional publishing division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal in medieval cultural studies in collaboration with the BABEL Working Group.postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal in medieval studies that aims to bring the medieval and modern into productive critical relation. The journal will work to develop a present-minded medieval studies in which contemporary events, issues, ideas, problems, objects, and texts serve as triggers for critical investigations of the Middle Ages.postmedieval is co-edited by Eileen Joy (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA) and Myra Seaman (College of Charleston, USA). Holly Crocker (University of South Carolina, USA) joins them as book reviews editor. To find out more information please visit www.palgrave-journals.com/pmed/ or email Hannah Burnell (h.burnell@palgrave.com). If you would like to recommend the journal to your institution’s library, please complete the form at this address:http://www.nature.com/librec/svc/request/makeProdRequest?id=pmed.

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