17th Annual ACMRS Conference (2011)

Performance and Theatricality in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Thursday, February 10, 2011 to Saturday, February 12, 2011
Tempe, Arizona
Online submission date(s): 
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 to Monday, November 1, 2010

Co-sponsored by

  • ASU School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies - Faculty of Religious Studies
  • ASU Jewish Studies
  • ASU University College
  • ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Conference Program

Final Program

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe, 1600 South 52nd Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 967-6600 or 1(800) 325-3535

Lodging Information

  • Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe
  • Room rate: $129.00 per night pus tax
  • Register online: use the ACMRS link www.sheratonphoenixairport.com
  • Register by phone: 480.967.6600 OR 1.800.325.3535

* Reference “ACMRS” to get the conference room rate.

Registration Form: [PDF] [Word]

Everyone attending the conference must complete a registration form. All session chairs and presenters must pre-register by January 21, 2011, 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: click here
(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 13.

Please contact Grand Canyon Tours directly to register. Register online or by calling 1.800.766.7117.

Book Exhibitors Information:

For information on tables or packet inserts, please contact ACMRS at 480-965-9323 or send an email to 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 10, and participation will be limited to 20 participants, who will be determined by the order in which registrations are received. Email Audrey Walters 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.

Plenary Session:

The conference keynote speaker will be Pamela Sheingorn. Dr. Sheingorn specializes in the European Middle Ages, especially in visual, cultural, and women's history. Her research areas include hagiography, drama, and visual culture. Her books include: Myth, Montage, and the Visible in Late Medieval Manuscript Culture: Christine de Pizan's Epistre Othea (2003, co-authored with Marilynn Desmond); Writing Faith: Text, Sign, and History in the Miracles of Sainte Foy (1999, co-authored with Kathleen Ashley); The Book of Sainte Foy (1995); Interpreting Cultural Symbols: St. Anne in Late Medieval Society (1990); and The Easter Sepulchre in England (1987). Her current research projects focus on representations of the late medieval family, medieval masculinities, a cultural history of Joseph the Carpenter, and illuminations in medieval drama manuscripts.

Deadlines and Fees:

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.

The deadline for proposals is 9:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on 5 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 June through 5 November 2010.

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