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
Dramatic script; theatre
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.
The Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference is back on April 20-21, 2023 with the theme of ‘Names and Naming’!
The conference takes place fully hybrid, in Oxford and online. Follow us on Twitter @OxMedGradConf and In the meantime, check out the conference website (https://oxgradconf.wixsite.com/omgc), with its extensive digital collection of Oxford medieval medical manuscripts and its blog featuring some excellent articles on past conference themes. If you’d like to contribute a blog post or have any questions about the conference, you can get in touch at email@example.com.