CFP: 5th Annual Meeting of Atlantic Medieval and Early Modern Group (AMEMG)

13-14 October 2017

University of New Brunswick

Fredericton, NB

If you are interested in presenting a paper (15-20 minutes in length, depending on number of submissions) or in organizing a paper or roundtable session, please submit a brief abstract or description of roughly 250 words to Gary Waite, copied to Edith Snook, by Friday June 16, 2017; if you require more time to prepare an abstract, simply let us know. We welcome papers from graduate and honours students, as well as from regular members of AMEMG.

We have set this deadline to allow out of town participants to make arrangements for accommodations. Papers can be on any subject relating to the pre-modern era, in any discipline, and can be presented in either English or French. Participants will be notified as soon as possible after submission, and a preliminary program will be disseminated by early July.

Our keynote presenter this year will be none other than Randall Martin, Department of English, UNB, who on the Friday evening will deliver the (public) keynote address: Early English Environmental History / Shakespeare / Ecological Modernity.

There will be registration and a welcoming reception (wine and cheese, etc) on the Friday late afternoon/evening. If we receive more submissions than can be covered for a Saturday, we may extend into Sunday morning or consider concurrent sessions.

Formal confirmation of attendance will be required by the end of August so that we can have a firm fix on numbers. More information on accommodations is available here.

For further information contact Gary Waite.

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CFP: 2nd Annual Conference of the Atlantic Medieval and Early Modern Group, Halifax, August 25-26, 2014

We are pleased to announce the second annual conference of the Atlantic Medieval and Early Modern Group (AMEMG) hosted by the University of King’s College, Halifax, August 25 and 26 (Monday and Tuesday), 2014.

We are requesting submissions of abstracts for two types of sessions: 1) Proposals for the presentation of scholarly papers on any subject relating to the pre-modern world (i.e., before 1800). These we request will be kept on the short side, i.e., about 15 minutes 2) Proposals to participate in a roundtable. The latter can include discussions of: a. work in progress or new approaches to research in the field, or b. teaching or pedagogy in the field. The goal here will be to stimulate comparisons and new approaches among the panelists and audience. These would begin with about 5-10 minute presentations by each panelist, followed by extended discussion.

In order to submit proposals to the Program Committee, please send a brief (100-200 word) abstract to Edith Snook, at esnook@unb.ca. The deadline for submission for either type of session will be July 15, 2014.

Details about the conference, accommodations, reception and registration will be made available shortly.

If you are not a member of AMEMG, but wish to join, please contact the President, Gary Waite, at waite@unb.ca.