Calls for Papers/Aug 11, 2017

Mediterranean Materiality and Consumption

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Mediterranean Materiality and Consumption, 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 10–13, 2018

Papers proposals are being sought for a session “Mediterranean Materiality and Consumption,”’ sponsored by the CU Mediterranean Studies Group/Mediterranean Seminar, for the 53rd International Medieval Congress to be held at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo MI on 10-13 May 2018.

This session addresses the study of materiality and consumption in the Medieval Mediterranean. What was the specific material culture of the medieval Mediterranean? What was consumed and by whom? Papers may focus on any related themes, for example, the relationship between material and immaterial, the fabrication of objects and texts and the perception of these works, the circulation of objects, and the networks that made that circulation possible. Papers that adopt a comparative perspective, including one which examines Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures and their interaction, or those that propose novel approaches and methodologies are particularly welcome.

Session contact
Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, University of Colorado