Honored to deliver the introductory keynote ("Medievalism is a Virus") to this great event organized by our fellow medievalism-ists in Brazil.
Call for Papers
GLOBAL MEDIEVALISM: culture, appropriations, and reinventions
From Q-Shaman's tattoos to Game of Thrones' resounding success, the medieval is undoubtedly the order of the day. With this popularity, the need to understand the origins of these many representations of the Middle Ages, their mistakes, interests, inspirations, and objectives, is also reinforced. The field of the study of medievalism is currently the fastest growing within medieval studies around the world. In Brazil, it could not be different: over the past 5 years, we have seen more and more academic focus on the reception of the medieval and an increasing interest in the subject.
Organized by GEHM (Grupo de História Medieval-Unimontes) and by the Estate University of Montes Claros, Brazil, this conference was conceived in dialogue with professors and researchers from different countries and institutions, aiming to put the Brazilian public in direct contact with the international academic debates in medievalism studies.
The conference is accepting papers, and entire sessions, submitted in Portuguese, English or Spanish. The selected works will, later, be considered for a digital peer-reviewed publication. Submissions are open until April 11, 2021. This is a 100% online conference to reduce foreign interaction costs and per the precautionary measures recommended by WHO concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, please see the website: https://en.globalmedievalism.com/.
Key terms: globalization, global middle ages, medievalism, médiévalisme, medievalismo, Mittelalter-Rezeption, reception studies, Mediävalismus