Thursday, May 07, 2009

Call for Papers: Imbas Medieval Conference

Imbas: The National University of Ireland, Galway, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Medieval Conference, November 13-15th 2009.

We would like to invite all postgraduate students of medieval studies to Imbas, an interdisciplinary medievalists’ conference being held in the Moore Institute at NUI Galway from November 13-15th 2009. This conference welcomes delegates at all stages of their research from all areas of medieval studies including language, history literature, art, archaeology and philosophy. The theme for 2009 is Alliances. Delegates are encouraged to view the theme as a broad suggestion rather than in any way restrictive.

Papers might deal with but are not limited to such topics as:

Religious, political and military alliances
Relationships between cultural institutions
Commerce and economics
Rebellion and heresy

A selection of papers will be published in our new established peer-reviewed journal, Imbas: The Journal of the National University of Ireland, Galway Postgraduate Medieval Studies Conference. This journal will be made available via our website and open-access journal databases. All panels will be recorded and made available as podcasts. The committee are also delighted to offer a number of travel bursaries to delegates on a competitive basis. Further information is available on our website and on the conference blog,

Abstracts of 250 words for a twenty-minute paper (with ten minutes allowed for questions) should be submitted by October 9th 2009. Abstracts can be submitted to or forwarded to Imbas/Grace Windsor, Dept. of English, National University of Ireland, Galway, College Rd, Galway.