Department of Music

Translatio, or the Transmission of Culture
Tempe, AZ, February 2004

2004 ACMRS Conference Call for Papers
"Translatio, or the Transmission of Culture"

ACMRS (the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) at Arizona
State University invites session and paper proposals for its tenth annual
interdisciplinary conference to be held February 12-14, 2004.  The Center
welcomes papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching
of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus this
year's theme of translatio or transmission of culture. Papers may address,
for example, issues surrounding the translation of various texts into
various languages, the transmission of culture from one people to another,
or the various kinds of translations possible in ecclesiastical contexts.

Selected papers related to the conference theme are considered for
publication in the tenth volume of the "Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages
and the Renaissance" series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).
Papers dealing with any facet of the Mediterranean region will be
considered for publication in the journal Mediterranean Studies, sponsored
by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, the University of Kansas,
and ACMRS.

The conference will also host The Medieval Book: A Workshop in
Codicological Practice during the afternoon of Thursday, February 12. This
pre-conference half-day workshop led by Richard Clement, University of
Kansas Spencer Library, will focus on the making of the medieval codex.
Participants will discuss the production of parchment, paper, pens, and
ink, and then will make several quires in preparation for writing.  Note:
This workshop does not cover scripts and is not calligraphic.

The setting of the conference will be the Fiesta Inn Resort, 2100 S.
Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ.  It is situated close to ASU as well as numerous
attractions in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, and is approximately 15
minutes from Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport.  The high
temperature in the "Valley of the Sun" during February averages 70

The conference registration fee is just $75 ($40 for students) and
includes welcoming and concluding receptions, two days of concurrent
sessions (Friday and Saturday), and a keynote address.

By October 1, 2003, submit paper and or session proposals online
(preferred method) at; or
email two copies of session proposals or one-page abstracts, along with
two copies of your current c.v. and the audiovisual request form
(available on the ACMRS web site), to; or mail your proposal
or abstract to Robert E. Bjork, Director, ACMRS, Arizona State University,
Box 872301, Tempe, AZ 85287-2301, USA.  Phone: +1-(480) 965-5900.  Fax:
+1-(480) 965-1681.  Visit or contact ACMRS for more

Laura Roosen Slavin
Program Coordinator
ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 872301
Tempe, AZ  85287-2301
Phone: +1-(480) 965-9323; Fax: +1-(480) 965-1681