The Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference is back on April 8-9, 2024 with the theme of ‘Signs and Scripts’!
We are delighted to announce this call for papers and invite proposals relating to all aspects of the broad topic ‘signs and scripts’ in the medieval world. Submissions are welcome from all disciplinary perspectives, whether historical, literary, archaeological, linguistic, interdisciplinary, or anything else. There are no limitations on geographical focus or time period, so long as the topic pertains to the medieval period.
Areas of interest may include but are not limited to:
- Semiotics and semantics
- Ways of (mis)reading
- Palaeography and codicology
- Spiritual / cosmological signs
- Codes and conduct
- Behavioural script
- Dramatic script; theatre
- Monuments; inscriptions
- Heraldry; signboards
- Graffiti and marginalia
- Scripts of the body; tattoos
We ask that all presenters attend in person with hybrid participation available for attendees who cannot travel to the event.
Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. A limited number of bursaries are available to help with travel costs, and we welcome applications from graduate students at any university.
Please send abstracts of 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th December, 2023.