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Call for Papers for LUCAS Conference 'Practices in Comparative Medievalism' on 23 September 2022

Medievalism is the area of academic study that investigates the reception and reconstruction of the medieval past since the Middle Ages came to an end.

This one-day conference, organised by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), invites you to share your research ideas and results in practices of comparative medievalism in arts and culture. We therefore invite contributions of papers that analyse cultural representations of the Middle Ages from the Early Modern period until the present.

This conference is organised to provide an environment for students, researchers, and enthusiasts to discuss ideas and foster contributions in the area of comparative medievalism. The event will take place at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Leiden is a beautiful city with a fascinating medieval heritage of its own.

We welcome abstracts of 300 words in the areas covered by LUCAS and its connected research centres, including cultural studies, literary studies, film studies, art history, theatre and performance, architecture, and expressions of popular culture. The conference is open to all academics and interested participants, and we specifically encourage students and early-career researchers to submit proposals for presentations (15 minutes) on a topic of their choice relating to the conference theme.

The full programme will be made available in the first half of September but will include Dr. Thijs Porck, Leiden University’s specialist in medievalism, as one of the main speakers.


Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words by 19 August 2022 to the organisers, Daný van Dam and Fernanda Korovsky Moura. Attach the abstract as an MS Word file to your email. Please ensure your name and contact email are in the document.

For questions, please contact the organisers at the email addresses listed above.
We encourage you to invite colleagues to participate in the conference.

Abstracts and presentations should be in English.

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