CALL FOR PAPERS
Preserving and Presenting the Medieval
51st Annual Meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
16–18 March 2017
Proposals due October 31, 2016
The 2017 meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific will be held March 16-18, 2017, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, located near the Pacific Ocean, just minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, and ranked among the most beautiful college campuses in the country. The conference will conclude with an exciting evening program at the J. Paul Getty Museum, renowned for its collections of antiquities, medieval manuscripts, European paintings, and photography.
Presentations on all aspects of medieval studies are welcomed, but the program committee particularly invites abstracts for papers on the theme “Preserving and Presenting the Medieval.” Possible topics could include the multiple uses of the medieval past in contemporary media and culture; the modern politics surrounding the conservation of medieval artifacts and sites; advances and challenges in curatorial science and methodology; medieval reflections on and practices toward ruins, renovation, and material heritage; the transmission, editing, translation, and dissemination of medieval texts; and debates over the meaning of the term “medieval,” its perpetuation, and its relevance. In keeping with MAP’s mission to bring together scholars from around the Pacific Rim, the program committee also encourages proposals treating cultures and societies of the Pacific world between ca. 500 and 1500, as well as submissions from medievalists based in Latin America, East and Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
Download the call: CFP - MAP 51st Annual Conference - LA March 2017