'Medieval Bodies Ignored: Politics, Culture, and Flesh' Proposal Deadline Approaching

'Medieval Bodies Ignored', the University of Leeds Postgraduate Conference held on campus from 4-6 May 2018, is accepting paper proposals until the deadline of 28 February 2018.

This interdisciplinary conference organised by current PhD students at the University of Leeds will concentrate upon the cultural history of the body, particularly that relating to bodies that are ignored, by either medieval society or modern scholarship. This conference is interested in building up a sensory and somatic understanding of daily corporeal existence in the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on those elements of medieval society that are both seen and unseen, thus encouraging a richer understanding of the complexity of medieval life and culture. 

Abstract submissions from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to curate an exchange of ideas, strategies and theories with which a methodological support structure for interdisciplinary medieval studies can be developed. Abstracts of 300 words must be submitted by 28 February 2018 to medievalbodiesignored@gmail.com. 

The Call for Papers can be accessed here. Conference updates can also be accessed via Twitter or Instagram through @BodiesIgnored. 

A student-run series of lectures and events designed to complement this conference is also currently underway. More information about past events in this series or for further information about upcoming events is available here.