Past Futures: Temporality and Space in the Middle Ages
Call for Papers - Deadline: 31st January
This is a call for papers for the University of Bristol's Centre for Medieval Studies 23rd annual postgraduate conference on the theme: ‘Past Futures: Temporality and Space in the Middle Ages’. This is an interdisciplinary event taking place at the Woodland Road precinct on the 3rd-4th March 2017.
Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words for 20-minute presentations, flash papers, themed panels or poster presentations that engage with medieval concepts of time, space, and the future. Papers may include, but are not limited to the following topics:
Medieval concepts / narratives of the future
Science-fiction for the Middle Ages
Queer time and spaces
Non-linear time and liminality
Prediction and forecast
Medievalism in post-medieval depictions of the future
Visions of development and technology
We will also accept submissions for a multi-disciplinary roundtable discussion entitled ‘Conversations Across Time’ which is open to researchers of any discipline exploring issues of time, space, and the future.