We are pleased to open the Call for Papers for the eleventh Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature. The conference will take place at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April 2015.
This year, the conference theme is Colour.
conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working
in medieval studies. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of
research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology,
philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.
Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th January 2015.
Suggested topics might include, but are not limited
|History in Colour:||Material Culture and Colour:|
|The Black Prince||Wall-Paintings|
|Heraldry||Embroidery / Tapestries|
|The Black Death||Jewellery|
|Scientific Colours:||Colouring Manuscripts:|
|Skin Diseases / Treatments||Illuminations|
|Optics / Lenses||Changes in Colour|
|The Four Humours||Codicology and Colour / Rubrics|
|Art History and Colour:||Colourful Literature:|
|Stained Glass||The Green Knight|
|Digital Imagery and Colour||Descriptive Colours|
|Restored Colours||Red with Anger / Green with Envy|
|Colour Symbolism||Colours and Rhetoric|
The registration fee is expected to be £15. There will be a conference
dinner on the first night of the conference; it is hoped that this will
cost in the region of £25. The Society hopes to make bursaries available to cover travel expenses
(with more available for delegates travelling from overseas).
For updates and further information, including details of travel bursaries, please join our conference mailing list: