2021 International Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, May 6-9, 2021

The 2021 International Conference on the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age at the University of Arizona will take place, in person or online, depending on the circumstances, from ca. May 6 to May 9. If only online, then May 7-8.

This will be the 19th Conference organized at the UoA.

Topic: Communication, Miscommunication, Translation, and Community 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. 




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.