Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now closed.

Acceptance decisions will be sent by 30 September 2018.

The theme for ANZAMEMS 2019 is Categories, Boundaries, Horizons. Categories and boundaries help us to define our fields of knowledge and subjects of inquiry, but can also contain and limit our perspectives. The concept of category emerges etymologically from the experience of speaking in an assembly, a dialogic forum in which new ways of explaining can emerge. Boundaries and horizons are intertwined in their meanings, pointing to the limits of subjectivity, and inviting investigation beyond current understanding into new ways of connecting experience and knowledge. Papers, panels, and streams are invited to explore all aspects of this theme, including, but not limited to:

  • the limitations of inherited categorization and definition
  • race, gender, class, and dis/ability boundaries and categories
  • encounters across boundaries, through material, cultural, and social exchange
  • the categorization of the human and animal
  • national and religious boundaries and categorization
  • the role of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research
  • temporal boundaries and categories, including questions of periodization

Proposals for papers on all aspects of the medieval and early modern are also welcome.

Submitting a Proposal

Send proposals to:

You may submit a proposal for a paper (20 minutes), a session (normally three papers) or a strand of sessions (normally limited to four sessions). Individual paper abstracts will be anonymised for peer review. When submitting a proposal, you will need to include the following information:

  • Name
  • Affiliation (if any)
  • Preferred email
  • Is this a proposal for a paper/session/strand?
  • Is there a day(s) of the conference on which you will NOT be able to give your paper? (The committee will work to accommodate your request.)
  • Do you have any audiovisual requirements?
  • Paper/Session/Strand Title
  • Abstract (up to 300 words)

Abstracts submitted for strands or sessions should indicate the name of the strand or session proposed. Proposals for strands should indicate the numbers of sessions required (each session will normally have three presentations).

Strand and session organisers are encouraged to be mindful of the ANZAMEMS Equity and Diversity guidelines which state that “ANZAMEMS’ preference is for diversity among the speakers in an individual session or panel.” For more information on Equity and Diversity at ANZAMEMS, see here.

CFPs for Sessions or Strands

Looking for a session to propose a paper to? Check out the Calls for Papers below.

Session/Strand organizers: If you wish to advertise an individual Call for Papers for a session or strand please email details for posting to the conference website to:

CFP Boundaries of the Law_ANZAMEMS 2019

Cultural Identity in the Anglo-Scandinavian World

Cultural Identity in the Early Medieval Celtic World

Royal Studies CFP

Intermediaries in Early Modern Societies CFP

Music Emotions Medievalism CFP