37th International Conference of the Haskins Society 26-28 October 2018

Editor's note:

Deadline: 10 July 2018

May 15, 2018

Call for Papers 

37th International Conference of the Haskins Society

26-28 October 2018

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The Haskins Society invites submission of proposals on all areas of the Society’s interests.  These include (but are not limited to!) Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Viking, Plantagenet, and Capetian periods and regions.

The featured speakers in 2018 include:

  •  William Chester Jordan (Princeton University)
  •  Alice Rio  (King’s College London)
  •  Theodore Evergates (McDaniel College)

In addition to these three featured speakers, conference attendees are also welcome to attend the 2018 Dorothy Ford Wiley Lecture, to be held on the evening of Thursday 25 October. The 2018 Wiley Lecture will be presented by Katherine Smith (Puget Sound)

For paper and panel submissions, please send a 250 word abstract and c.v.to [email protected]. For panels, provide a one-page rationale for the panel in addition to the information for each paper. Papers by graduate students, untenured faculty, and independent scholars are eligible for the Denis Bethell Prize. For details, see the "Denis Bethell Prize" link in the right-hand column of this website.

We also invite submissions for two alternative forms of presentation and participation:

  • 1)      New Research Forum

On Friday morning, the conference will host a New Research Forum to highlight and discuss new research or work in progress. Modelled on “flash sessions,” presenters will have five minutes to explain their projects as a prelude to in-depth small group discussions. Presenters will be listed in the program and should send a one paragraph abstract and c.v. to [email protected] and include the word “Forum” in the address line.  The deadline for proposals is 10 July.

  • 2)      Mock Interviews

To support graduate student members of the Haskins Society in their career development, the Haskins Conference will again offer the opportunity to have mock job interviews with senior scholars. Please contact Nicholas Paul ([email protected]) to indicate interest.

Bursaries for Graduate Students

The Society and UNC are making available a number of bursaries to [post]graduate students to facilitate participation in the conference. One bursary of $250 will be available to students registered in a university or equivalent institution in North and Central America. Three bursaries of $500 each will be available to students, similarly registered at a university or equivalent, from all other parts of the world

In order to apply, please so indicate when submitting your proposal to give a paper or to take part in the New Research Forum. Please also include a statement, 300-400 words in length, that situates your proposal within your wider research trajectory and explains how participation in the Haskins Society conference will aid both your academic and career-development goals.