2020: 17th International Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Freedom, Slavery, and Imprisonment in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age

Liberty, Imprisonment, and Slavery in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Organizer and Chair of the Seventeenth international symposium at the University of Arizona: Albrecht Classen

Program for the Nov. 21 and 22, 2020 Online Conference

Alert: The original conference was CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 (March 16, 2020). Hence, the postponement to Nov. 21 and 22.

This will be the 2020 conference at the University of Arizona, Tucson,  Any paper dealing with the universal themes of imprisonment, freedom, slavery, etc. will be welcome, pertaining to the Middle Ages and the early modern age (loosely defined). This can pertain to actual imprisonment as a punishment, torture, etc., it can also pertain to slavery, servitude, or indenture. Many times, courtly poets have also drawn from the concept of imprisonment, either literally or metaphorically, to express their personal suffering, either as lovers or in political terms.

We are working toward the goal of establishing Global Medieval Studies. We are particularly interested in papers dealing with non-European material.

Organizer and Chair:

Dr. Albrecht Classen

University Distinguished Professor

Dept. of German Studies, 301 LSB, The University of Arizona

520 621-395;

aclassen@u.arizona.edu; aclassen.faculty.arizona.edu

Checklist for the preparation of your paper

For anyone interested in joining the symposium as part of the audience, please contact the organizer, Prof. Classen. Student participation will be most welcome.

Languages accepted at the symposium: English, French, German, and in exceptional cases Spanish. Non-English papers must be accompanied by a good English summary available as a hand-out. Abstracts of all papers will be posted well ahead of the symposium.