CFP: PMRG conference

Call for Abstracts

In the Medieval and Early Modern World

28-30 November 2013
University of Western Australia, Perth

Confirmed plenary speakers:
* Professor Alexandra Gillespie (University of Toronto)
* Professor Tim Fitzpatrick (University of Sydney)

The convenors of the 19th Annual Conference of the Perth Medieval and
Renaissance Group, co-sponsored by the UWA Centre for Medieval and
Early Modern Studies, welcome abstracts (c.200 words) for 20-minute
papers exploring medieval and early modern cultures of technology,
textuality, and materiality, c.600 to 1800 CE. We welcome proposals
for papers (or panels of 3 papers) which consider:

* The social and cultural lives and afterlives of medieval and early
modern material objects
* Manuscripts, inscriptions, illustrations, letters, the printing
press and other medieval and early modern communication technologies
* The production, transmission, and mediation of medieval and early modern texts
* The application and/or impact of modern technologies to medieval and
early modern materials

Abstracts and panel proposals (along with titles and brief bios for
speakers) should be emailed to <> addressed to
the convenors — Professor Andrew Lynch, Dr Anne M. Scott, and Dr Brett
D. Hirsch — by no later than 1 September 2013.

Further details about the conference programme, registration, and
postgraduate travel assistance will be made available on