Matthew Phillips, Concordia University - Nebraska
The forty-seventh annual Midwest Medieval History Conference will be held on the campus of Denison University, in Granville, Ohio, on October 3-4, 2008. The conference will commence on Friday afternoon with graduate student papers. Saturday's meeting will feature a plenary address, as well as several sessions of presentations on a range of topics. At the end of the day there will be a banquet and the President's Reception.
This year's plenary speaker will be Daniel Lord Smail (Harvard University). A specialist in social and cultural history, Professor Smail has published on such topics as law, violence, understandings of space, and most recently deep history. Among his books are Imaginary Cartographies: Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseille (1999), The Consumption of Justice: Emotions, Publicity, and Legal Culture in Marseille, 1264-1423 (2003), and On Deep History and the Brain (2008).
A particular theme of the conference will be "violence" in all its aspects in the Middle Ages, but paper proposals are welcome on any area of medieval history.
For the 2008 program and registration
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