23rd Annual ACMRS Conference (2017)

Paradigm Shifts During the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance

Thursday, February 9, 2017 to Saturday, February 11, 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
Online submission date(s): 
Friday, April 1, 2016 to Friday, December 2, 2016

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 9-11, 2017 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 the general theme of “Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance.”

In 2017 we would like to open up our conference to students and members of the general public who may be interested in attending. We are offering a discounted registration rate of $100 for the full conference or $50 for a one-day pass to attendees who are not presenting a paper. The $100 fee includes 2 evening receptions, all conference sessions, a plenary lecture and performance, and all coffee-snack breaks. The one-day pass includes access to all events taking place that day. Email acmrs@acmrs.org with any questions.


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Information for Presenters
All sessions are 90 minutes long. In a session of papers, 60 minutes should be taken up by the papers themselves, and 30 minutes by introductions, distribution of handouts, final AV preparations, and discussion.
• In a session of 3 papers, each paper should be limited to 20 minutes.
• In a session of 4 papers, each paper should be limited to 15 minutes.
• In a session of 2 papers, speakers may be allowed 30 minutes for their papers


Selected papers focused on “Paradigm Shifts during the Global 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).


Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University. Professor Hsia's research has focused on the history of the Protestant Reformation, Catholic Renewal, anti-Semitism, and the encounter between Europe and Asia. His current book project, tentatively titled Translating Christianity: China and the Catholic Missions 1584-1780, is a study of the history of cultural encounter between Counter-Reformation Europe and the Ming and Qing empires.


ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies led by Professor Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, February 9, and participation will be limited to the first 25 individuals to register. Email acmrs@acmrs.org with “Pre-Conference Workshop” in the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $50 ($25 for students) and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.


Since 1989, the ad hoc medieval/Renaissance drama troupe Les enfans sans abri (LESA) has been performing comedies all over the country and even in Europe. To learn more about Les enfans sans abri, visit their website at: www.lesenfanssansabri.com.


Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight, Mountain Standard Time on December 2, 2016. Responses will be given within a week of submission. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to ACMRSconference@asu.edu. Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated.


Refunds for registration fees (less $20 handling charge) are made up until two weeks prior to the start date of the conference. No refunds are made after that date.

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