8th International Symposium on Medieval and Early Modern Culture, University of Arizona, Tucson, May 6-9, 2010 - Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time with the Department of German Studies. What constituted crime in the Middle Ages and early modern time (ca. 800 to ca. 1800 C.E.)? How did people regard and treat criminals? What kind of punishments were meted out? How did society survive in a world of criminal activities? Who were the criminals, and who were their victims? This symposium will examine the history of mentality concerning these two aspects and investigate practical and theoretical characteristics. This will be a symposium in the true sense of the word, with no more than ca. 25 papers altogether, participants coming from many different disciplines (history of law, art history, literary history, social history, etc.).
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 31, 2010, but feel free to send an inquiry even after that date, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Location of Symposium: Conference Room of Special Collections, University of Arizona Library
This is a self-sustaining academic symposium. Participants are expected to secure travel funds and other costs (housing, registration) from their home institution.
The registration fee of $80. will include all meals and refreshments, three receptions, and an excursion. Selected papers will be accepted for publication in a planned volume. Each contributor to the volume will receive a free copy.
Anyone interested in joining the symposium as part of the audience, please contact the organizer. Student participation will be most welcome.
Languages accepted at the symposium: English, French, German, and Spanish. Non-English papers must be accompanied by a good English summary available as a hand-out. Abstracts of all papers will be posted well ahead of the symposium.
Hotel Accommodations: I have made a special arrangement with Riverpark Inn (formerly Pueblo Inn), $69/night (plus tax [12%] plus $1 per night - prices might still change for 2010, but this is a very good deal!). Within the USA, call: 1-800 551-1466, refer to "Dept. of German Studies/Crime and Punishment," or to my name. Local number: 520 239-2300. Transportation to and from the symposium (at the University of Arizona Library, Special Collections), will be provided. For international guests, please fax your reservations to: 011- 520-239-2329