Call for Papers: Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: c.1100-1600

Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: c.1100-1600, Conference at Massey University


Thursday 30 January 2014 – Friday 31 January 2014

Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand

This conference will focus on the textual traditions of the urban world:  the literature of all kinds produced in the urban context, from chronicles to song, illumination to speech acts.  Its main theme is notions of ‘urbanity’.  What is ‘urban’ about ‘urban culture’?  In what ways did urbanity contribute to cultural and ideological sign systems in political speech, historiography, literature, the visual arts and music?  How did the production and reception of chronicles shape urban identity – or identities?

Call for Papers

If you would like to give a paper, please submit an abstract to Tina Sheehan,

Senior scholars and postgraduate students are equally welcome.

If you would like to register attendance at the conference, please do so on this website.

Abstract submission and early-bird registration closes 6 December 2013, although abstract submission before 15 October 2013 is strongly encouraged.

Abstract acceptance is an ongoing process.  You will will notified shortly after you submit.

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