2024: International Symposium, University of Arizona: Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Miracles and Wonders, Science and Faith in the Pre-Modern Age: The Experience of Transcendence – Reality or Imagination

22nd International Symposium on the Middle Ages and the early modern age, to be held at the University of Arizona, Tucson, May 3-4, 2024

For a social get-together, please try to arrive already on May 2.

Ca. 24 papers can be included. We invite close readings of artworks, literary texts, legal documents, medical treatises, etc., all dealing with the broad complex of faith, miracles, science, and wonders in the pre-modern world. This symposium wants to challenge naive modern perspectives of the pre-modern world determined by simple-mindedness, foolish belief in miracles and wonders. Science was a major factor already then, and belief in miracles is still with us today. Hence, the papers ought to address the two sides of the same coin.


Program (tba)

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

777 West Cushing Street, Tucson, AZ  85745      520-239-2300     520-239-2329 FAX

$99.00 + $11.93 Sales Tax + $4.00 Bed Tax = $114.93 (extremely competitive; please book early b/c there is a mariachi competition going on at the same time, with lots of people coming to Tucson at the same weekend).

This rate is for 1-2 occupancy and includes our complimentary American Breakfast Buffet, free WiFi and free parking.  This rate is valid 3 days pre- and post-event.  NOTE:  Tax rate subject to change.

Guests will call to make their own reservations.  Please call our reservation number (520-239-2300) and ask for the “Miracles and Wonders Conference” Rate.  The group rate is not available online or thru travel agents – guests must call the hotel directly.

Payment: Guests will pay for their own rooms.  The University of Arizona is not responsible for any charges.

Cancellations: Must be made at least 48 hours prior to avoid a penalty.

Cut-Off Date: April 1, 2024 – Rooms Subject to Availability After Cut-Off Date

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!

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

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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.