2021: 18th International Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, May 8-9, 2021

The 2021 International Conference on the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age at the University of Arizona will take place online from May 8 to May 9.

This will be the 18th Conference organized at the UoA.

Topic: (Mis)Communication, Community, and Translation in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Any relevant paper addressing this large but powerful topic will be most welcome, for a max. of ca. 25 presentations.

Subsequently, a selection of papers will be put together for a new volume in the series “Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Studies” (Walter de Gruyter), which I am editing together with Marilyn Sandidge (Westfield University, MA).

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

PROGRAM (click on the link) 

Zoom link, or:  https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88499220450


Organizer and Chair:

Dr. Albrecht Classen
University Distinguished Professor
Dept. of German Studies, 301 LSB, The University of Arizona
520 621-395

Checklist in preparation for the final version of your paper

For anyone interested in joining the symposium as part of the audience, please contact the organizer, Prof. Classen. Student and other 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.

Ultimately, the hope is to translate all viable papers into solid contributions to volume 26 in our series “Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture” (Walter de Gruyter)

I welcome also contributions to the volume which might not have been presented at the symposium.

Submission deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

You will be most welcome to send early drafts to me at any time before that. Please expect to revise your paper at least 4-6 times, based on the reviewers’ and my own comments. That’s at least my experiences with most contributions in all the previous volumes.