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2/8/2018 to 2/10/2018
When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Where: United States

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The 24th Annual ACMRS Conference


February 8–10, 2018, Phoenix-Scottsdale, AZ

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The 24th Annual ACMRS Interdisciplinary Conference is an annual gathering of scholars, students, retirees and members of the general public interested in medieval studies. The conference features selected papers focused on the theme “Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance”, roundtables, panel discussions, a pre-conference manuscript workshop and a performance from Les Enfan Sans Abri.

The conference lasts three days, from Thursday, February 8, with sessions beginning
at 1:00 p.m., until Saturday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m.


Keynote Speaker:

Michael Bintley,Canterbury Christ Church University

Inhabiting Medieval Landscapes

Dr. Bintley is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a councilor of the Viking Society for Northern Research, and Associate Editor of Cogent Humanities journal. He is also editor of the book series
Nature and Environment in the Middle Ages for Boydell and Brewer.


Keynote Film:

A screening and discussion of the documentaryThe Devil’s Country. Produced by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, this film examines how early European settlers and explorers understood the natural landscape of Australia in terms of the medieval demonic and the gothic while posing questions about colonialism and the effacement of the Indigenous that are entailed in telling European medieval stories in colonial contexts.


Pre-Conference Workshop:
ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies led by Professor Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, February 10, and participation will
be limited to the first 25 individuals to register. Email with
“Pre-Conference Workshop” in the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of
the workshop is $50 ($25 for students) and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

Les Enfans Sans Abri:
Since 1989, the ad hoc medieval/Renaissance drama troupe Les enfans sans abri (LESA) has been performing comedies all over the country and even in Europe. To learn more about Les enfans sans abri, visit their website at:

Conference Publication:
Selected papers focused on “Reading the Natural World:  Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance” will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight, MST on December 1, 2017. Responses will be given within a week of submission. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated.


Questions? Call 480-965-5900 or email

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