International Symposia


organized by Prof. Albrecht Classen, Dept. of German Studies. See the links for each symposium above or below.

For instructions how to prepare your manuscript for publication, see: CHECKLIST

Depending on the contractual conditions, there might be a charge for contributions to the volumes that will result from the proceedings. Please consult with the organizer.

2012 Symposium on East Meets West, in Tucson

(See also: Cambridge 2011 Rural Space Symposium)


2013: Mental Health, Spirituality, Medicine, and Religion

2014: Death and the Culture of Death

I am also planning a volume on Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time. Contributions are invited.

Every symposium was and will be translated into a scholarly volume, including the papers presented at the symposia and additional contributions, all thoroughly revised and peer reviewed.

1st Symposium: 2003: Discourse on Love, Marriage and Transgression in Medieval and Early Modern Literature (May 1-2, 2003) (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2004) --no website for this symposium (volume published in 2004)

2nd Symposium: 2004: Childhood (volume published in 2005)

3rd Symposium: 2005: Words of Love (volume published in 2008)

4th Symposium: 2006: Old Age (volume appeared in 2007)

5th Symposium: 2007: Sexuality in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (volume appeared in 2008)

6th Symposium: 2008: Urban Space (volume appeared in 2009)

7th Symposium: 2009: History of Laughter (volume appeared in 2010)

8th Symposium: 2010: Crime and Punishment (volume in preparation)

9th Symposium: 2011: Rural Space

10th Symposium: 2012: East Meets West

11th Symposium: 2013: Mental Health, Religion, and Spirituality

12th Symposium: 2014: Death and the Culture of Death

13th Symposium: 2015: Hygiene, Water, and Well-Being

14th Symposium: 2016: "On the Road Again": Travel and Mobility

15th Symposium: 2017: Freedom, Imprisonment, Slavery, Independence