16th Annual ACMRS Conference (2010)

Humanity and the Natural World in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Thursday, February 11, 2010 to Saturday, February 13, 2010
Tempe, Arizona
Online submission date(s): 
Saturday, May 1, 2010 to Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Conference Program

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Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel Tempe, 1333 Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 968-3451 or 1-800-368-7764

Lodging Information

Four Points Sheraton Tempe
Room rate: $139.00 per night pus tax
Register online: use the ACMRS link: ACMRS Group Registration.
Register by phone: Reference “ACMRS” to get the special rate.

Registration Form

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  • Everyone attending the conference must complete a registration form. All session chairs and presenters must pre-register by January 16, 2010, to guarantee being included in the conference program. The conference rate increases by $10.00 after this date.
  • Send completed registration form along with payment to: ACMRS, Conference Registration, PO Box 874402, Tempe, AZ 85287-4402; Fax: (480) 965-1681; Email: acmrs@asu.edu (note: do not send credit card information via email. It is not secure.)

Post-conference Tour

A post-conference tour will be offered Sunday, February 14.
Please contact Grand Canyon Tours directly to register:
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Book Exhibitors Information

For information on tables or packet inserts, please contact ACMRS at 480-965-9323 or email Audrey Walters.

Manuscript Workshop

Before the conference, ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies to be led by Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be Thursday afternoon, February 11, and participation will be limited to 20 participants, who will be determined by the order in which registrations are received. Email audrey.walters@asu.edu with “conference workshop” as the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $25 and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

Keynote Speaker

The conference keynote speaker will be Pamela O. Long, an independent historian who has published widely in late medieval and Renaissance history of science and technology, and intellectual history. Her book, Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance was awarded the Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best book in intellectual history published in 2001. She is the author of two SHOT/AHA booklets, Technology, Society, and Culture in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1300-1600 (2000); and Technology and Society in the Medieval Centuries: Byzantium, Islam and the West, 500-1300 (2003). Recent work includes Obelisk: A History (co-authored with Brian Curran, Anthony Grafton, and Benjamin Weiss, MIT Press, 2009); and a three volume edition, translation, and group of studies of a book written by a fifteenth century oarsman: The Book of Michael of Rhodes: A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript (co-edited with David McGee and Alan Stahl, MIT Press, 2009). She is at work on a cultural history of engineering in late sixteenth-century Rome.


Selected papers related to the conference theme will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Questions? Call 480-965-9323 or email ACMRS.

Online Submission: 1 June - 16 November 2009:

Call for Papers 2011:

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 10 – 12, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance both in literal and metaphorical manifestations.

The deadline for proposals is 9:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on 15 November 2010 . Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests. Subsequent a/v requests may not be honored without additional charge. In order to streamline the committee review process, submissions will only be accepted at http://link.library.utoronto.ca/acmrs/conference/ from 1 May through 16 November.

The conference registration fee is $95 ($45 for students and emeriti/ae faculty) and includes welcoming and farewell receptions, two days of concurrent sessions (Friday and Saturday), and keynote address. Please note that there will be an opening reception Thursday evening, but there will be no sessions that day.