Call for Presenters for the 2013 Atlantic Medieval and Early Modern Group, UPEI, 4-5 October 2013

Please submit your intention to participate by sending, by 15 August 2013, a brief, 100-200 word description of your 10 minute presentation on current / proposed research to:

Edith Snook, AMEMG Secretary, and copied to AMEMG Chair, Gary Waite (see “Contact” page of the website for details).

Started two years ago, AMEMG now has 45 members from across the Atlantic Canada region and is still growing. Its mission as stated in its Constitution of 2011, is: “the promotion and development of Medieval and Early Modern studies in the Atlantic Region on a multi-disciplinary basis; and that of promoting the scholarly activities of its members and their students. It also seeks to support and collaborate with other relevant scholarly organizations that benefit the research of the AMEMG membership.”

We have had a number of meetings combining face to face and Skype interaction, and it is now time that we provide a venue in which members can present their current research interests and interact with colleagues in the region. Ultimately the goal is to promote cross-disciplinary comparison and collaboration.

We are therefore calling for participants who will make 5-10 minute presentations as part of roundtablediscussions. These will be organized around subjects that are both as thematically coherent and as broadly multi-disciplinary as possible. Final topics will be determined by the AMEMG Executive on the basis of submissions. These roundtables, could, for example, include:

1. Extra-European contact and interaction

2. Religion, Inquisition, Law, Politics and Political Philosophy

3. Medicine, Science, Occult

4. Cultural Productions

There also will be a meeting of AMEMG to elect a new Executive, vote on various matters, and plot the future of the group.

Tentative schedule: (Other activities will be arranged as possible)

Friday, 4 October, 7pm: Registration, Reception, Introductions, Informal Discussion

Saturday, 5 October, 9-10:30 Roundtable I

10:30-11:00 Nutrition Break

11:00-12:30 Roundtable II

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 Roundtable III

3:30-4:30 AMEMG Meeting

7:00 Dinner //

Return home on Sunday 6 October

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