Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
2010 Conference: Poverty in the Medieval and Early Modern World
This conference will explore the subject of poverty and and the poor in the medieval and early modern world, c.500-1800, across a range of disciplines.
Date: 11-12 June 2010
Location: Trinity College, University of Western Australia, Perth
Organisers: A conference of the UWA Centre of Medieval and Early Modern studies with the Perth Medieval and Renaissance group.
* Prof John Barrell: University of York
* Prof Christopher Dyer: University of Leicester
* Prof Susan Broomhall: University of Western Australia
Paper proposals from any relevant areas of study within the field are very welcome. Possible approaches and themes may include:
* Poverty and the poor in social and economic history
* Religion and poverty
* Representations in literature, culture and the arts
* Intellectual and religious understandings
* Poor families
* Social attitudes
* Gender and poverty
* The experience and utterance of the poor
* Anthropological approaches
* Archaeologics of poverty
* Any other relevant areas of study
Abstracts of c.300 words for a 20 minute paper are now being called from interested participants.
Submission of three 20 minute paper panel proposals are also welcome. Please supply abstracts, names of contributers, and contact details.
Submissions must be sent by March 2, 2010 by email to Pam Bond (email@example.com) or posted to:
Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (M208)
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Western Australia 6009
Telephone:+61 8 64883858.
Details on the conference program, registration, travel and accommodation will be available soon.