MEMSA Conference 2015: Darkness and Illumination

Fascinating looking call for papers. Going to have to get my thoughts in order for this one!

Medieval and Early Modern Student Association

Medieval and Early Modern Student Association, Durham University
Ninth Annual Postgraduate Conference
15-17th July 2015

Memsa 2015 CFP

“Darkness and Illumination: the Pursuit of Knowledge in the Medieval and Early Modern World”

The pursuit of knowledge has had an essential and constant influence upon the shaping of society. The means of its acquisition, interpretation, and dissemination informs the way in which people interact with the world around them, forming religious and cultural identities, scientific knowledge and gender roles among other things. This was as much true in the past as it is today.

This year’s Medieval and Early Modern Student Association conference will focus upon aspects of knowledge, learning, and control over information in the medieval and early modern periods and in doing so broaden perspectives not just about how people perceived their world, but also how they interpreted the past and the idea of progress.

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