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157Medieval Games Conference

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  • Mike Knauer
    Apr 14, 2010
      Howdy, I just found out about this and wanted to make sure folks here
      were aware of it.

      Let the Games Begin: The Medieval World at Play
      Sat 19th June - Sun 20th June 2010
      University of Sheffield

      They have a call for papers out, but the deadline is tomorrow.

      - Mike

      > Medieval Studies Conference - The Medieval World at Play
      > Call for Papers:
      > "Let the Games Begin: The Medieval World at Play"
      > Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield 19th - 20th
      > June 2010
      > We invite postgraduate students and early career researchers working
      > in any field of Medieval Studies to submit abstracts for the 3rd
      > annual interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield,
      > organised by medievalists in the Department of French, hosted by the
      > Humanities Research Institute, and subsidised by the Society for
      > French Studies.
      > We welcome papers that approach issues concerning games and sports in
      > medieval culture.
      > Suitable topics may include, but are not limited to:
      > Children’s games / play / toys Courtly games Chess / card / board
      > games Drinking games Love games Competitions Jousts / Tournaments /
      > War games Fairs Hunting / Hawking Sports: archery, hammer-throwing,
      > quarter-staff contests, toolball, hurling, gameball, wrestling etc
      > Please send proposals of no more than 250 words for a twenty minute
      > paper in English with your name, institution and contact details
      > either by e-mail to gameplayconference@... or by post to the
      > address below by 15 April 2010.
      > As in previous years, a selection of papers is likely to be published
      > in an edited collection.
      > We are delighted to confirm that our keynote speaker this year is Dr
      > Nicola McDonald from University of York.
      > For further information, please contact the organisers: Lorna Bleach,
      > Keira Borrill, Katariina Närä, at the e-mail address above.
      > Lorna Bleach SOMLAL University of Sheffield Jessop West 1 Upper
      > Hanover Street Sheffield S3 7RA U.K.