SEMA 2004 October 14-16, 2004

Making and Remaking the Middle Ages in the Holy City

Charleston, South Carolina

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Norris J. Lacy
C. Stephen Jaeger


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Call for Papers

In 1953 R. W. Southern published his pivotal The Making of the Middle Ages, examining the origins and development of Medieval Europe. Over the past fifty years, medievalists have further explored the Medieval World and have significantly refined our image of the Middle Ages. Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of The Making of the Middle Ages, the 2004 SEMA conference will be held in our own Holy City, Charleston, South Carolina.

The conference will be hosted by the College of Charleston, the thirteenth oldest institution of higher learning in America, and will be held at the historic Francis Marion hotel, in the heart of Charleston. Plenary speakers who have made significant contributions to remaking the Middle Ages will share their current research, and we invite papers on all aspects of the art, history, literature, music, and philosophy of the Middle Ages.

Papers are especially encouraged which focus on how new research is changing our perceptions of the life and thought of Medieval Europe and in many cases remaking the Middle Ages.

Both individual and session proposals are welcomed.

Please submit a 250-word abstract for papers that will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation.  With your abstract, please enclose information about any needed audio-visual support.



Send abstracts to:

Trish Ward
Department of English
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC 29424

telephone: (843) 953-5648
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