CfP: Voces. Latin Middle Ages through Key Words / Le Moyen Âge latin à travers ses mots-clés. Feast, Holiday, Celebration.

CfP zur Konferenz "Voces. Latin Middle Ages through Key Words / Le Moyen Âge latin à travers ses monts-clés. Feast, Holiday, Celebration" am 29.-30. September 2021.

Ein Call for Papers, der für Student*Innen, Absolvent*Innen sowie Mitglieder und Freunde des Instuituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung relevant sein kann:

The conference Voces. Latin Middle Ages through Key Words aims to take a closer look at Latin words that have played an important role in the medieval culture. Every two years we propose to focus on a different major medieval concept and its linguistic expressions. The conference aims to bring together historians, linguists, philosophers and philologists coming from various theoretical backgrounds (historical semantics, Begriffsgeschichte, cognitive semantics, histoire des mentalités etc.) and employing a wide range of methods (corpus studies, lexical analysis etc.). Papers dealing with medieval key words or concepts in a broad context of social, political and religious life are particularly encouraged.

This year’s edition will focus on the concepts of FEAST, CELEBRATION and HOLIDAY. During the Middle Ages the recurring religious holidays reminded believers of their relationship to the Absolute and gave meaning to the medieval sense of time. Private celebrations, limited to friends and family, were used to underline the events of people’s lives. Public holidays, on the other hand, created and sustained social coherence, by highlighting common values and cultural norms that are usually implicit.

Conference languages: English, French, German, Spanish.

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair by 15 May 2021 (23:59 CEST): https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=voces21

CFP in English: https://easychair.org/cfp/Voces21

CFP in French: https://glossaria.eu/voces