Call for Papers: Catastrophes and the Apocalyptic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

20th Annual Arizona Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference

February 6-8, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona

Arizona Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 6–8, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on this year’s theme of catastrophes and the apocalyptic.

Conference Publication

Selected papers related to the conference theme will be considered for publication in the conference volume of Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a series published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Keynote Speaker

Professor Jaime Lara, Research Professor, ACMRS and the Hispanic Research Center (HRC), Arizona State University (beginning Fall 2013). Professor Lara’s research interests include art, architecture, liturgics, and anthropology. His studies have focused on early Christianity, the Spanish Middle Ages, medieval theater, and the colonial era of Latin America.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Before the conference, ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies led by Professor Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, February 6, and participation will be limited to the first 25 individuals to register. Email with “Pre-Conference Workshop” in the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $30 and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee. Because this popular workshop fills quickly, early registration is recommended.


The deadline for proposals is 9:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on November 21, 2013. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests cannot be accommodated. Visit our web page at for further details and updates.

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