Please forward to all various and sundry lists, graduate departments,
discussion boards etc.
Issue 11: Baghdad, Byzantium, Aachen, and Winchester: Early Medieval
Reforms and Reformers (July 2007)
The late eighth and ninth centuries saw cultural and intellectual
revivals and renaissances that seemed to have proceeded from East to
West. All are related in some way to each other, but they are seldom
examined in the same context. Harun al-Rachid, Charlemagne, and
Alfred all sponsored reforms in their respective societies, were in
contact in some way with one another (or in Alfred's case, with
Charlemagne's grandson), and may have influenced one another.
Byzantium c. 800 also experienced a renaissance during the iconoclast
controversies under Empress Irene, who was nonetheless able to
maintain contacts with al-Rachid and Charlemagne.
The Heroic Age invites submissions exploring these rulers, the
cultural revivals that occurred under their reigns, the factors
leading to those revivals, the long term results, and any possible
interplay or influence. Submissions will be received at any time, no
later than April 1, 2007. Submissions should be sent to
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The Heroic Age Issue 12: Early Medieval Languages and Linguistics
The Heroic Age invites submissions on any aspect of Late Antique or
Early Medieval languages and linguistics. Topics may include (but are
not limited to): place name studies; vocabulary borrowed from
different languages (such as William Sayers exploration of the
borrowing of nautical vocabulary from Norse in Issue 8 of The Heroic
Age); growth of vernacular languages; the influence of Latin on
vernacular; vernacular influence on Latin; runes; ogam; editions or
translations of little known texts or inscriptions; the use or
mis-use of Greek or Hebrew.
Submissions will be received at any time, no later than October 1,
2007. Submissions should be sent to [log in to unmask]
The Heroic Age Issue 13: Early Medieval Manuscripts: Use and Abuse (July 2008)
The Heroic Age invites submissions exploring the use or abuse of Late
Antique and Early Medieval manuscripts. Studies of individual
manuscripts, or the influence of disparate manuscripts on a
particular text, the peculiar travels of a manuscript(s), and other
studies are encouraged and welcome.
Submissions will be received at any time, no later than April 1,
2008. Submissions should be sent to [log in to unmask]
Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting
The Heroic Age is seeking papers for two panels to present papers at
the April 20-21, 2007 meeting of the Western States Folklore Society
Panel One will be "Folklore of the Early Middle Ages" and Panel Two
will be on King Arthur. Papers on all aspects of folklore and/or
folklife related to these topics are welcome.
Abstracts should be 100-200 words in length. Please send your proposals to
Linda A. Malcor, [log in to unmask]
P.O. Box 749
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
Dr. Malcor will organize the panels and forward the registrations to
the WSFS. If your paper is accepted, please forward your registration
fee to her, and she will submit all papers for each panel as a group.
For registration fee information, see
http://www.westernfolklore.org/Meetings.htm. Deadline for submissions
to these Heroic Age panels is January 15, 2007.
The Heroic Age welcomes and encourages papers on topics unrelated to
themed issues at any time.
The Heroic Age publishes the following types of materials:
* Feature Articles
* Editions and Translations
* History by Biography
* Book Reviews
* Film and Television Reviews
Future issues and sections currently planned for The Heroic Age
include but are not limited to:
* Late Antiquity in NW Europe
* The Normans
* Folklore of the Early Middle Ages
* Arthur Redux
* Study of the Bible in the Early Middle Ages
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