Instruction and Identity: Education in the Middle Ages
Princeton, March 2003
Call for Papers Instruction and Identity: Education in the Middle Ages A Graduate Conference hosted by the Princeton Medieval Graduate Colloquium Keynote Speaker: Prof. Alastair J. Minnis, Department of English, Ohio State University Saturday, 22 March, 2003 Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey, USA Adopting a wide definition of education, this graduate conference will explore medieval society through its variety of formal and informal modes of learning, teaching locales and educational milieus -- from the furrow to the university, from the market to the house of worship, from the jail to the noble court. We encourage submissions by students working in a wide range of disciplines (including history, literature, art history, music, archaeology, paleography, philosophy and religion) and geographical regions, between the fifth and fifteenth centuries. Papers on medieval educational constructs considered alone as well as in the light of modern pedagogical approaches to medieval studies are welcome. Presentation may focus on the following topics, but are not limited to them: religious and secular education; literary and artistic treatments of education; religious conversion and coercion; transmission of rural wisdom; the medieval apprenticeship; cathedral schools and universities; drama and education; inter-religious learning; teaching and preaching; the relation between modern and medieval pedagogical approaches. Interested graduate students should e-mail abstracts (250 words max.) of 15-minute presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 6 January 2003. Please include your name, institutional affiliation and preferred contact information for future communications.