Archive for March, 2013

Call for Papers Mens et Mensa Society for the Study of Food in the Middle Ages

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Mens et Mensa

Call for Papers

First International Conference of Mens et Mensa Society for the Study of Food in the Middle Ages

Barcelona, Spain
October 24-25, 2013

Conference Theme: Foods and Communities in the Later Middle Ages (1000-1500 CE)

The acquisition, preparation and consumption of food is a basic human need that provides a lens through which scholars can explore relationships among economic, religious, literary, legal, political, cultural and social activity. Scholarly study of food, as well as its surrounding ideas and practices, illuminates the boundaries and nexus of material and mental exchanges that are so fundamental to human experience that they often escape a culture’s nominal categories to occasion the crossing of social and political borders. We are seeking papers devoted to the cross-disciplinary and crosscultural scholarship on ideas, practices and artifacts concerning food in the Middle Ages. Send one-page paper or panel proposal and short C.V to: by May 20th, 2013.

For more information feel free to contact us:

Montserrat Piera
John Bollweg


Call for Papers for the 2014 MLA in Chicago

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Culture.
Call for Papers for the 2014 MLA in Chicago

1. The Wisdom of Translation

This session will explore the role of medieval Iberia as a center for linguistic, literary, and cultural translation. Please send abstracts by the deadline. by 20 March 2013; Ryan Giles (rdgiles@indiana)

2. New Currents in Medieval Hispanic Studies

New work, issues or approaches in medieval Hispanic or Iberian studies. Abstract, CV by 15 March 2013; Benjamin M. Liu (

3. Representing Passion Narratives in Varied Linguistic Registers in the Iberian Peninsula: Mirroring or Conflicting Versions of Affective Piety?

Invites cross-linguistic, cross-disciplinary approaches to medieval Iberian Passion texts. Abstract, brief CV by 15 March 2013; Montserrat Piera (

4. Making Community in Vulnerable Medieval Times

Roundtable to discuss how people made community in medieval Iberia. See blog on La corónica website. Submit proposal for a brief presentation by 15 March 2013; Jean Dangler ( )