21st Annual ACMRS Conference (2015)

Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Thursday, February 5, 2015 to Saturday, February 7, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona
Online submission date(s): 
Sunday, June 1, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance".


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Selected papers focused on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" 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).


Henry S. Turner, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Program in Early Modern Studies at Rutgers University. Intellectually imaginative and energetic, Professor Turner is one of the few - and the finest - scholars now writing on the historical intersection of literature and science. His first book, The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts, 1580- 1630, was awarded honorable mention from the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, in competition for being the best book in interdisciplinary science studies in 2007. More information


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 5, and participation will be limited to 25 participants, who will be determined by the order in which registrations are received. The cost of the workshop is $50 and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.


The deadline for proposals is midnight Mountain Standard Time on December 5, 2014. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV via email to: ACMRS Conference. Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests cannot be accommodated.

Questions? Call 480-965-5900 or email acmrs@acmrs.org


Tinker, Cobbler, Tavernkeeper
A couple of small tradesmen embroiled in a turf war find common ground when they team up to skip out on their bar bill. (Yes, truly, some things never change!)
Performed by Les enfans sans abri

Since 1989, the ad hoc medieval / Renaissance drama troupe Les enfans sans abri (LESA) has been performing comedies all over southern California, in Arizona and New York, even in Europe. They have performed many times at the ACMRS annual conference and we look forward to seeing them again in February 2015! For more information about Les enfans sans abri, please visit their website at: http://www.lesenfanssansabri.com