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 Export to Your Calendar 10/25/2018 to 10/27/2018
When: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Where: United States

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Texas Medieval Association Annual Conference

October 25-27, 2018

 

Texas Tech University will host the 28th annual conference of the Texas Medieval Association, late Thursday through Saturday, on the last week end of October in 2018.  The very preliminary conference schedule, with aspects still under negotiation, is as follows:

 

Thursday events will include a late afternoon public symposium related to "The Study of the Bible in the Pre-Modern World: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, an exhibit of original manuscripts and facsimiles displayed at the Museum of Texas Tech University.  Frans and Katie Van Liere, from Calvin College, will speak on medieval Bible study and on the Spanish Renaissance context of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible.  That Bible project is dear to Texas Tech because it was an initiative based at Alcalá de Henares, the architectural model for TTU's Spanish revival campus.  The evening will feature the Conference's opening reception.

 

Friday events, centered on the Museum of Texas Tech University, will include multiple interdisciplinary sessions on things medieval and Renaissance, a lunch at the Ranching Heritage Center, a plenary address by Professor Timothy Graham, director of the University of New Mexico Institute for Medieval Studies and winner of the Medieval Academy's 2016 excellence in teaching award . The conference day will close with a convivial reception within the Bible exhibit.

 

Saturday's events will be held in the TTU central campus.  There will be more research presentations and panels, a plenary address by George Greenia, Emeritus professor of Spanish at the College of William and Mary, related to Spanish pilgrimage, and a TEMA Business luncheon and presidential address.

 

The formal call for papers will be sent out in spring of 2018, but scholars with proposals for sessions and for papers are welcome now to contact conference organizer John Howe (John.Howe@ ttu.edu).  Sessions related to Spanish medieval and renaissance themes are encouraged, as are those on all aspects of medieval and renaissance studies.

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