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City, Town and Country: A Sense of Place in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Johannesburg, September 2000


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

1st Biennial Conference

Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 
(formerly the Medieval Society of Southern Africa)

"City, Town and Country:
A Sense of Place in Medieval and Early Modern Studies"

September, 2000


The Society invites papers related to this theme in any branch of medieval
and early modern/Renaissance studies: literature, language, history,
philosophy, history of music, art history, military history, architecture,
neo-Latin, etc. 

Some possible areas of interest:

	Microhistory
	Topography
	Real and imaginary worlds / utopian and dystopian writing
	Millenarianism: earlier perceptions of a "new age"
	Local "schools" of philosophy, music, painting, etc.
	Latinity vs. vernacular
	Ecclesiastical, civic, military, domestic and dynastic architecture

CONTACT: Victor Houliston, Department of English, University of the
Witwatersrand, PO Wits, 2050 Johannesburg, South Africa. Tel +27-(1) 
716-2848; Fax: +27-(11) 403-7309. E-mail: 071vhh@muse.arts.wits.ac.za