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.
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