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Re: [sig] Fw: Call for Papers (Kalamazoo)

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  • Patricia Hefner
    Nor me......thank you very much. :-) I m swamped. Isabelle ... ===== Support your friendly local autistics....I m one of them
    Message 1 of 2 , May 26, 2002
      Nor me......thank you very much. :-) I'm swamped.

      Isabelle


      --- Alastair Millar <alastair@...> wrote:
      > Just don't write to ME about this please... ;-)
      >
      > A.
      >
      > >Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 00:30:35 -0400
      > >From: Florin Curta <fcurta@...>
      > >Subject: Call for papers
      > >(apologies for cross-posting)
      > >
      > >CALL FOR PAPERS
      > >
      > >The 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies
      > in Kalamazoo will be
      > >held next year between May 8 and 11. I plan to
      > organize a session on the
      > >early Slavs, with the following provisory title:
      > "The early Slavs (ca.
      > >500-700): history, archaeology, and linguistics."
      > >
      > >Much of what we now know about the origins of the
      > Slavs is, to a large
      > >extent, a legacy of the 19th century. A scholarly
      > endeavor closely
      > >associated with forging national identities, the
      > study of the early Slavs
      > >remains a major, if not the most important, topic
      > in East European
      > >historiography. This is particularly true in the
      > light of a recent
      > >avalanche of books in various languages dedicated
      > to this subject. Unlike
      > a
      > >similar explosion in the 1960s and early 1970s,
      > this renewed interest
      > >coincides with some fundamental shifts in emphasis.
      > Today, the history of
      > >the early Slavs is written mainly by historians and
      > archaeologists, but
      > >50-60 years ago, the authoritative discourse was
      > still that of scholars
      > >trained in comparative linguistics. The interaction
      > between approaches
      > >originating in these very different disciplines
      > makes the current debate a
      > >crucial one for the future of the discipline.
      > Archaeologists are now
      > >revising the entire chronology of the "Slavic
      > migration" and the picture
      > >they draw does not fit with either old
      > historiographical stereotypes or
      > the
      > >model of historical reconstruction still endorsed
      > by many linguists. My
      > >intention with this session is to illuminate some
      > of the most interesting
      > >aspects of current debate, such as the meaning of
      > Slavic ethnicity, the
      > >interpretation of the archaeological evidence, the
      > re-dating of sites on
      > >the basis of dendrochronological analysis, and the
      > re-evaluation of the
      > >concept of "Common Slavic."
      > >
      > >If you are interested in presenting a paper, please
      > submit an abstract
      > >before September 15 to the address below or at the
      > e-mail address
      > provided.
      > >
      > >Thank you.
      > >
      > >Florin Curta
      >
      >_____________________________________________________________
      > >
      > >Florin Curta
      > >Department of History
      > >College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
      > >University of Florida
      > >202 Flint Hall
      > >P.O. Box 117320
      > >Gainesville, FL 32611-7320
      > >Phone: (352) 392-0271, ext. 240
      > >FAX: (352) 392-6927
      > >E-mail: fcurta@...
      > >http://web.clas.ufl.edu/users/fcurta
      >
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