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Imagining the Past: The Southwest Wisconsin Medieval and Renaissance Conference
Platteville, WI, September 1999

Call for Papers

Imagining the Past: The Southwest Wisconsin Medieval and Renaissance

At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville
September 21-23, 1999

We welcome abstracts or finished papers on topics related to any aspect of
the Middle Ages or the Renaissance that would appeal to a general audience
consisting of university professors, graduate and undergraduate students,
high school teachers and students, and interested community members. 
Papers should be no more than 20 minutes reading length (8-10 pages). 

Possible topics for individual papers include: 

* Daily Life
* Literature
* History and Politics
* Women
* Science
* Architecture or Engineering
* Technology
* Art
* Music
* Magic, Alchemy, or Astrology
* Religion
* Crime
* Agriculture
* Royalty
* Marginalized populations
* Chivalry and the Crusades

Professors are strongly encouraged to invite their undergraduate students
to submit papers they have written for previous classes. Undergraduate
students who wish to present a paper at this conference must submit a
completed paper and a letter of recommendation from the studentís advising

Deadline for abstracts and finished papers: February 1, 1999

Please mail all submissions to: 

Peter Hadorn
Department of Humanities
1 University Plaza
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, WI  53818-3099
Telephone: +1-(608)342-1924
Fax: 	   +1-(608) 342-1409

Conference web site:

About the Conference: The goal of this conference is to promote the
academic study and artistic appreciation of the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance among both an academic and non-academic audience. Designed to
foster scholarship at the undergraduate level, several sessions will
consist of papers by undergraduate students.  Conference participants will
have the opportunity to attend two plays by the acclaimed Shenandoah
Shakespeare Express.  A nationally known scholar in Medieval and
Renaissance culture will deliver the keynote speech.  Afterwards,
participants will enjoy a medieval banquet while being entertained by
madrigal singers.  During the conference, attendees will have the
opportunity to participate in interactive workshops in such areas as
dramatic performance, the making and illustrating of medieval manuscripts,
and early European agriculture and engineering. 

Located in the scenic rolling hills of southwest Wisconsin, Platteville is
30 minutes from Dubuque, Iowa, 30 minutes from Galena, Illinois, and 90
minutes from Madison, Wisconsin.  Best known for its engineering program,
UWP is also known for its annual Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival and its
strong Liberal Arts program. 


Dr. Peter T. Hadorn
Assistant Professor of English
Department of Humanities
1 University Plaza
University of Wisconsin at Platteville
Platteville, WI  53818