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.
> 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.