Fourth Durham–Northumbria Colloquium on Medieval and Golden Age Hispanic Studies

  • Deadline: Jan 8, 2024
  • Durham, UK

This call for papers is for the fourth-annual colloquium on Hispanic studies and will take place in July at Hatfield College, Durham University (UK).

Papers or panel proposals dealing with any aspect of the literature, art, and cultural history of the Iberian Peninsula of the Middle Ages and the Golden Age will be considered. Papers may be delivered in English, Spanish, Catalan, Galician or Portuguese, and should last no more than 20 minutes.


Proposals should be sent in the body of an email to Manuel Hijano Villegas, [email protected], by January 8, 2024. Please include name and institutional affiliation (as you wish them to appear on the program) and a title and abstract of no more than 150 words.

Speakers will receive confirmation of acceptance and details of registration via email by the first week of February. Accommodation is available for speakers in University halls of residence on campus; no grants are available for participants.

Call for contributions to an individual panel: The Body of Christ in Art
This panel will address the presence and absence of the Body of Christ in Art and its relationship to materials and the context of devotion. Papers that engage with materiality and the use of multiple media are of particular interest. For example, the use of glass, cork, gold, and gems to promote devotion and meditative practices. In addition to the visual, consider issues of movement, touch, sound, and aroma that enhanced the experience of Christ’s Body (the Consecrated Host and/or representations of Christ) for the faithful. Please send a 100-word bio and 250-word abstract to Ilenia Colon Mendoza ([email protected]) and Heather McCune Bruhn ([email protected]) no later than Monday, December 15, 2023.

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