Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the IS-LE activities scheduled for the current year might need to be rescheduled. Please stay tuned to know more about the rescheduling of activities.

Journal Postmedieval

The journal postmedieval is entering a new phase and the new editorial team, along with a new editorial board, is working to expand the scope of the journal to all geographies, language traditions, disciplines in medieval studies. We’re currently open for submissions for both open topic articles and also special issue proposals. More information can be found here.

If anyone has any questions, please do get in touch directly to me (shazia.jagot@york.ac.uk) or Francesca Petrizzo (Managing Editor) at postmedievalED@gmail.com

Derecho canónico y sociedades cristianas, entre la cristiandad y el Islam

IS-LE would like to call the attention to the following online conference “Derecho canónico y sociedades cristianas, entre la cristiandad y el Islam”

Dates: 24, 25 y 26 de febrero de 2021.

Scope: Congreso acerca de la relación entre la comunidad cristiana y su ley, los marcos de negociación de dicha ley con la comunidad islámica, y las distintas perspectivas que ofrecen los textos sobre la forma de vida de los cristianos en al-Andalus y otras áreas geográficas donde se dan condiciones similares para las minorías religiosas. Se tratarán aspectos como el espacio devocional –para lo que es fundamental la aportación de la arqueología-, la elaboración de los manuscritos legales en los scriptoria o las cuestiones de pureza que afectaban a la alimentación y la liturgia. De especial complejidad es la modificación de las concepciones teológicas de estos cristianos en contacto con la teología islámica, así como la forma de regirse la comunidad, entre las autoridades y las leyes de dos entidades político-religiosas diferentes. En todas las conferencias deberá tratarse sobre las particularidades lingüísticas o materiales de las fuentes utilizadas, y su localización.

For more information, please visit: http://www.man.es/man/actividades/congresos-y-reuniones/20210224-derecho-canonico.html

Medworlds Workshop – Coexistence in Practice: Politics, Trade and Culture in the Late Medieval Anatolia and Iberia

IS-LE would like to call the attention to the following open call: Medworlds Workshop – Coexistence in Practice: Politics, Trade and Culture in the Late Medieval Anatolia and Iberia

Deadline: 28 February 2021

Venue: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University, Valide-i Atik Mh., Eski Toptaşı Cd. No: 91, Uskudar, Istanbul / Turkey

Scope: Stretching along continents, the Mediterranean Sea has played an important role in creating an environment of, voluntary or otherwise, cultural interactions among distinct groups throughout its history. Through the practices of coexistence, peoples of the Mediterranean have built up a common cultural repertoire and tradition. In the late Medieval Mediterranean coexistence was a way of life, as Brian Catlos stated, “encouraging acculturation and communication, but also provoking anxiety and defensiveness” (2014). One can easily find the effects of these interactions in everyday practices of a culture, such as in religion, commerce, art, and education. Coexistence sometimes manifested itself as codependency and collaboration, a way of coping with the complexities in times of wars, epidemics, and various other crises. Throughout the Middle Ages, the Iberian Peninsula and Anatolia were places of conflict, but also of exchange and collaboration between the Islamic and Christian powers that ruled over those territories. Objects, ideas, scripts and people moved beyond cultural and religious borders as booty of conquest and items of trade.

For more information and to send an abstract: https://medworlds.fsm.edu.tr/, and check the PDF.

For further announcements and news follow us on https://twitter.com/medibs_society

Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection”, online conference (2nd – 5th November 2020)

Deadline: 15th September 2020
Scope: In cooperation with:

The EU Research Infrastructures: DARIAH-EU (www.dariah-eu) European Research Infrastructure on e-Humanities and Art, CLARIN-ERIC (www.clarin.eu) European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology, the H2020 ViMM-Plus project, the H2020 MSCA ITN CHANGE project (https://change-itn.eu/), the H2020 Impactour project (https://www.impactour.eu/), the EU OPHERA project (https://ophera.beniculturali.it/en/1/home), the Europeana Archaeology (https://europeanaarchaeology.carare.eu/), the Europeana Common Culture (https://pro.europeana.eu/project/europeana-common-culture),  the EU Photoconsortium (https://www.photoconsortium.net/), the CARARE Consortium (https://www.carare.eu/) and the Michael-Plus Association (http://www.michael-culture.eu/) and others more…

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis around the World, all the authorities and governments are taking exceptional measures to avoid the spread of the disease and to keep the number of patients as low as possible. Even though these efforts and solidarity between all of us has led to improvements and containment and to confinement measures being lifted, the virus is still present and spreading across the world. For this reason, and given the persisting sanitary risks linked with an international gathering of several hundreds of experts, the EuroMed2020 Organising Committee decided, to organise this year conference fully online and to cancel the planned organisation of the traditional EuroMed conference, scheduled for November 2nd – 7th , 2020 in Nicosia, Cyprus (EuroMed2020).

For more info, visit the website: http://www.euromed2020.eu

Renaissance Society of America 67th Annual Meeting, in Dublin, Ireland

IS-LE would like to call the attention to the following open call within the Renaissance Society of America 67th Annual Meeting, in Dublin, Ireland  (7–10 April 2021): 

Deadline: 8 August 2020
Scientific Responsible: Mònica Colominas Aparicio (m.colominas.aparicio@rug.nl)
Title: Between Nasrid Granada and Christian Iberia: Minorities, Group ​Boundaries and Political Dominance in the Mediterranean

Scope: This panel proposes to take an international perspective on the actual treatment and living conditions of the Jewish and Muslim minorities in Christian Iberia, and of Jews and Christians in al-Andalus, with a focus on the 15th century. Here,  thinking about religious diversity is understood as part of a language on minorities that is articulated beyond the peninsular borders and includes minorities in other regions of the Mediterranean. Furthermore,  the treatment of religious minorities is not understood as a peripheral issue but as a central one in shaping intra- and inter-territorial alliances at the time, the resolution of political and religious dissidence within the incipient nation-states and the forming of the identity of the majority.

For more info, visit the website: www.rsa.org

Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages: What, Where, When

IS-LE would like to call your attention to this article “Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages: What, Where, When”: https://www.medievalists.net/2020/05/eastern-europe-middle-ages/
Throughout the medieval period, Eastern Europe stood at the crossroads of different traditions—among them Latin, Greek, Slavic, and Islamic—which informed local political, military, economic, cultural, and artistic developments. Whereas the medieval West has established its footing in scholarship and the popular imagination, relatively little is known about the countries, peoples, cultures, and histories of Eastern Europe during the Middle Ages outside of local communities and circles of academic specialists.

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