Call for Papers: IMC 2020 session – Iceland: the long medieval period

RHN 99/2019 | Call

Organiser: Bernadette McCooey

6-9 July 2020, Leeds, UK

Deadline for proposal submissions: 2 September 2019


Call for Papers
for a session at the International Medieval Congress 2020
Special thematic strand Borders:
Iceland: the long medieval period

Iceland industrialised comparatively late to the rest of north-western Europe, beginning in the eighteenth century with the establishment of manufacturing at the newly founded urban centre of Reykjavík. To celebrate the longevity of the medieval in Iceland, a session(s) is proposed to examine the later medieval period, c.1400-c.1750. These centuries were times of change within society, politics, climate, economy, culture and religion. A variety of sources are available for the timeframe, but these sources have remained largely untapped. The aim of the session(s) is to showcase new and ongoing research from a cross-section of disciplines. Topics/research can include, but are not limited to:

  • Society and the economy
  • Linguistics
  • Archaeology 
  • máldagar/ church-charters
  • Diplomatarium Islandicum
  • Law codes, legislation and doctrine 
  • Adaptation and/or Decline
  • Change and continuity 
  • Borders perceived or real
  • Endings and beginnings

Applicants are invited to submit proposals of up to 300 word for 20 minute papers from any disciplinary background on research being undertaken on Iceland after c.1400 and up to c.1750. Researchers at any stage in their careers are welcome.

Unfortunately, no funding is available. As an indicator of costs, the registration fees for the IMC 2019 were £228.50 (standard 4 day registration), £126.50 (student/retired/unwaged 4 day registration), and the university accommodation ranged from £36.00 to £54.00 per night (includes breakfast).

Any questions please contact me at with IMC 2020 in the subject title. Deadline for proposals: Monday 2nd September 2019. Applicants will be informed of decisions in mid September.

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