34th International Conference of the Haskins Society

Call for Papers
34th International Conference of the Haskins Society
6-8 November 2015
Carleton College
Northfield, Minnesota
(just 40 minutes south of Minneapolis/St Paul and MSP International Airport)

The Haskins Society invites submission of proposals on all areas of the Society’s interests.
This year’s featured speakers will be Professors Lindy Grant (University of Reading), John Hudson (University of St. Andrews), and Ruth Mazo Karras (University of Minnesota).

For paper and panel submissions, please send a 250 word abstract and c.v.to haskinsconference@gmail.com.
For panels, provide a one-page rationale for the panel in addition to the information for each paper. Papers by graduate students, untenured faculty, and independent scholars are eligible for the Denis Bethell Prize. For details, see the « Denis Bethell Prize » link in the right-hand column of this website.

We also invite submissions for two alternative forms of presentation:

1) New Research Forum

On Friday morning, the conference will host a New Research Forum to highlight and discuss new research or work in progress. Modelled on “flash sessions,” presenters will have five minutes to explain their projects as a  prelude to in-depth small group discussions. Presenters will be listed in the program and should send a one paragraph abstract and c.v. to haskinsconference@gmail.com and include the word “Forum” in the address line.

2) Manuscript Problems and Puzzling Things (New in 2015!)

A moderated session devoted to lively, interdisciplinary discussion of the problems and puzzles posed by manuscripts and material objects. Using the opportunities provided by a ‘smart classroom,’ conference participants will examine images of artifacts or manuscripts on individual monitors in attempt to solve source problems and offer new insights. To propose a problem or puzzle for consideration, please submit c.v. and a 250 word abstract summarizing the issue and source(s), including a clear, one-sentence formulation of the actual problem to haskinsconference@gmail.com and include the word “Problem” in the address line. Once a problem has been selected, the person who submitted it will be contacted for images and placed in contact with the moderator to help organize the session. This is a workshop for real puzzlement and an opportunity for sharing perspectives. Two to four problems will be selected.

Thursday Afternoon/Evening Mock Interviews

To support graduate student members of the Haskins Society in their career development, the Haskins Conference will again offer the opportunity to have mock job interviews with senior scholars on Thursday afternoon and evening. Please contact William North (wnorth@carleton.edu) to indicate interest.

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 17 July 2015


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