CFP for Graduate Students in Medieval Studies; CFP for Robin Hood conference

Two opportunities for you to publish and get your work seen! The first is Hortulus, an online graduate journal of medieval studies; the second, the preliminary announcement for the biannual International Society for Robin Hood Studies conference. If you’re working in any of the areas mentioned, consider submitting an abstract!

Hortulus CFP:

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the spring issue we are highly interested in reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.

Our upcoming issue will be published in the spring of 2015, and is an open issue with no theme. We particularly encourage the submission of proposals that take a strongly theoretical and/or interdisciplinary approach, and that examine new and previously unconsidered aspects of these subjects within medieval studies. Articles may be from any discipline: history, art history, archaeology, literature, linguistics, music, theology, etc. Work from every interpretive angle is encouraged. Most importantly, we seek engaging, original work that contributes to our collective understanding of the medieval era.

Contributions should be in English and roughly 6,000 – 12,000 words, including all documentation and citational apparatus; book reviews are typically between 500-1,000 words but cannot exceed 2,000. All notes must be endnotes, and a bibliography must be included; submission guidelines can be found at . Contributions may be submitted to with a deadline of February 13, 2015. If you are interested in submitting a paper but feel you would need additional time, please send a query email and details about an expected time-scale for your submission. Queries about submissions or the journal more generally can also be sent to this address.

International Robin Hood Conference CFP:

The Tenth Biennial conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies will take place on 1st and 2nd July 2015 at the University Centre, High Melton, nr Doncaster.

The theme for this conference will be: Outlaws in their Contexts (local heroes to global outlaws, manuscript to media)

Titles and (short) abstracts to Lesley Coote at at your earliest convenience.

Plenary speaker and accommodations details to follow, but at present they are looking at offering full accommodation and breakfast, with conference facilities and all daytime meals – just negotiating for dinner – at around £80 a day (plus night), with no additional registration fee. The conference venue website is here:


About Melissa Ridley Elmes

Professor and writer; Unrepentant nerd; chaotic good. Author of Arthurian Things: A Collection of Poems. PhD, MFA. She/hers. Views my own.
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