Fwd: CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
>CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
>"Promised Lands: The Bible, Christian Missions, and Colonial Histories in
>Latin Christendom, 400-1700 AD."
>A workshop to be hosted by the Committee for Medieval Studies and the
>Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British
>Columbia, 24-26 October 2002.
>"Latin Christendom" is understood to include European missions to Asia
>and the Americas, "mission" to embrace all forms of religio-political
>expansionism. The aim of this exploratory workshop will be to bring
>together scholars working on chronologically and geographically separated
>theatres of christianization.
>Papers are invited on such topics as
>(1) narratives and theories of territory, conquest and settlement derived
>from or referred to the Bible,
>(2) emergent histories of Christian empire and of the medieval and early
>modern nation, and
>(3) ideas and stories of "land-title," "nationhood" and "empire" among
>colonized/christianized peoples before, during and after the experience
>of Christian missions.
>Comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives will be especially
>Send a short biography and proposal (max. 500 words) to
>Mark Vessey or Christine Jones,
>Department of English,
>University of British Columbia,
>397-1873 East Mall,
>Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1.
>Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2002.