2023: 20th International Symposium, University of Arizona: Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Human and Natural Worlds in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time: From Ecocriticism to Pre-Modern Anthropology

Zoom link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/81290133292

​​​​International Symposium, to be held at the University of Arizona, Tucson, April. 27-30, 2023 (arrival on April 27, departure on April 30)

Ca. 24 papers can be included. The topic has already been discussed from many perspectives, so the challenge consists of developing innovative approaches and to discover more in-depth the relationship of people with their natural environment through close readings of artworks, literary texts, legal documents, medical treatises, etc.

 

21st International Symposium, to be held at the University of Arizona, Tucson, April  28-29, 2023.

Abstracts

Program

Actual meeting times: arrival on Thu, April 27, with a social event at 7 p.m. in the hotel, hospitality suite no. 134

The conference begins on Fri morning at the University, Bio East, no. 100. I’ll meet you all in the hotel lobby at 8:15 a.m. We will take the streetcar to the University.

Start of the symposium at 9:00 a.m.

End at ca. 5:00 p.m. Then a tour of the campus. Dinner at Box Yard, on 4th Ave.

Return to the hotel at ca. 7:30 p.m. Social gathering, same location, until ca. 10 p.m.

Same schedule on Sat. We’ll discuss the plans for the volume in the evening.

Departure on Sunday, April 30, at your leisure.

Ca. 24 papers can be included. The topic has already been discussed from many perspectives, so the challenge consists of developing innovative approaches and discovering more in-depth the relationship of people with their natural environment through close readings of artworks, literary texts, legal documents, medical treatises, etc. We need to overcome the traditional notion of the allegorical depiction of nature and gain a more direct understanding of pre-modern notions of the natural environment in its interaction with human society.

Contact: Prof. Albrecht Classen, aclassen@arizona.edu

 

Registration (which will cover all meals, refreshments, social gatherings, the meeting room, equipment, materials, and local transportation: $110.

Hotel accommodations:

Ramada by Wyndham Tucson

3-star hotel

777 W Cushing St, Tucson, AZ 85745•(520) 239-2300

Please call 1-520-239-2300 to make your reservation and mention that you are part of the “Classen/Society & Environment” Group.  The group block is already set up, so the Front Desk can help you.

For international guests, see the instructions provided by the business manager Wes Clarkwes@tucsonramada.com

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Please have the international guests email me with the following information:

Guest’s Full Name

Name of College/Company

Full Address of College/Company

Phone # (Preferably Cell Phone) with International Code

Arrival Date

Departure Date

1 Bed or 2 Beds

Form of Payment – Credit Card or Cash at Check-In

Please let them know that I only work mornings on Tuesdays & Thursdays, so they might not get an immediate response.

Contact: Prof. Albrecht Classen, aclassen@email.arizona.edu

I wish to acknowledge the support for this conference by the Depts. of German Studies, Africana Studies, French and Italian, Russian and Slavic, East Asian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Judaic Studies, and by the Dean’s Office of the College of Humanities!

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We are privileged to live, teach, and do research in this beautiful part of the world and appreciate the hospitality we enjoy. Many peoples came before us and took care of this land or used it for their purposes. It is up to us today to be responsible as the new stewards to preserve it for future generations.