Category Archives: Conferences and Professional Development Opportunities

CFP: MEARCSTAPA at the Mid-America Medieval Association Conference

Here’s another fun CFP for your consideration…. come play in Kansas City, MO this September! CFP: “Examining Contagion” MEARCSTAPA-sponsored panel at Mid-America Medieval Association annual conference, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at University of Missouri-Kansas City Session organizer: Melissa Ridley Elmes, … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Outlaws at SEMA!

CFP: Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, November 15-18, 2017, Charleston, SC IARHS–sponsored panel: “Cities of Gold, Forests of Green:  Sacred and Profane Spaces in Outlaw Tales” Session organizers: Melissa Ridley Elmes and Sherron Lux Session Presider: Sherron Lux A traditional reading … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship at the Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, 2017

CFP: Panel proposal for the Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, Charleston, SC, November 15-18, 2017 Panel Title: “Gender and Holy City/Spaces” Panel Sponsor: The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Panel Organizers: Melissa Ridley Elmes and Amy Vines Panel Chair: Melissa Ridley … Continue reading

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Three calls for papers for Celtic panels at the 2018 Modern Language Association convention

Hello, all! I promise to write a nice long chatty post as soon as I’ve gotten through midterms. Meanwhile, I’ve been busy finishing up several projects and working on some collaborations. Here’s one of those collaborations–a set of three calls … Continue reading

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A GoFundMe Campaign I Hope You’ll Support

Hello, all, Since my last post, I’ve been insanely busy. In addition to teaching and grading for two classes (a total of 55 students this term, each writing 2-3 essays), I’ve also done the first round of formatting revisions on … Continue reading

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Grad Student Programming at the Southeastern Medieval Association, Little Rock Arkansas, October 22-24, 2015

Heads up, SEMA graduate students: there’s programming geared specifically for your needs and interests at this year’s conference! 1. Wednesday night: informal meeting at Cregreen’s Irish Pub (301 Main Street–a few blocks from the conference) 7:00 p.m. on–a chance to … Continue reading

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Writing an abstract for a conference paper

You have no control ultimately over whether or not your abstract is accepted, and if it isn’t, usually there was nothing you could do to alter that outcome–either your paper didn’t fit the session or conference well enough, or it didn’t fit as well with the other papers submitted for the panel, or the other submissions were from big-name scholars who promise to draw a crowd, or any of a half-dozen other reasons. There are, however, a few things you can do to ensure your abstract is competitive. Continue reading

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I’m baaaack…. and I bring gifts! Three CFPs for medievalists: Robin Hood, Gender Studies, Monsters!

Hello World! It’s been a while. I know I owe you many, many posts, on many, many topics–and you’ll get them, I assure you!–but to begin, here are a couple of calls for papers for the Southeastern Medieval Association conference … Continue reading

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Heads up: SAMLA conference opportunities for Medievalists and Early Modernists

Below please find listed those panel sessions devoted to medieval and early modern topics for the upcoming South Atlantic Modern Language Association  (SAMLA) Conference in Durham, North Carolina, November 13-15, 2015. For those who do not know, this is the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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