hist-games: Medieval Games Conference

Mike Knauer mike at knauer.org
Wed Apr 14 06:22:06 PDT 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 at shef.ac.uk 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.

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