Catastrophes and the Apocalyptic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 6–8, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on this year’s theme of catastrophes and the apocalyptic.

Selected papers related to the conference theme will be considered for publication in the conference volume of Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a series published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Professor Jaime Lara, Research Professor, ACMRS and the Hispanic Research Center (HRC), Arizona State University; previously Chair, Program in Religion and the Arts, Yale University. Professor Lara’s primary research areas are Latin American colonial art, architecture, and liturgical practices; and medieval Iberian architecture, theatrics, and apocalypticism. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles; is the recipient of a senior fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2009), and was the Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2009-2010).

Before the conference, ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies led by Professor Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, February 6, and participation will be limited to the first 25 individuals to register. Email with “Pre-Conference Workshop” in the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $30 and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee. Because this popular workshop fills quickly, early registration is recommended.

The deadline for proposals is midnight, Mountain Standard Time on December 6, 2013. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to
Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated. 

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