24th Annual ACMRS Conference, Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance

Click Here to Register For The ​​​24th ​​​Annual ​​​ACMRS ​​​Interdisciplinary ​​​Conference

The ​​​24th ​​​Annual ​​​ACMRS ​​​Interdisciplinary ​​​Conference ​​​is ​​​an ​​​annual ​​​gathering ​​​of ​​​scholars, ​​​students, ​​​retirees ​​​and ​​​members ​​​of ​​​the ​​​general ​​​public ​​​interested ​​​in ​​​medieval and Renaissance ​​​studies. The ​​​conference ​​​features ​​​selected ​​​papers ​​​focused ​​​on ​​​the ​​​theme ​​​“Reading ​​​the ​​​Natural ​​​World: ​​​Perceptions ​​​of ​​​the ​​​Environment ​​​and ​​​Ecology ​​​in ​​​the ​​​Global ​​​Middle ​​​Ages ​​​and ​​​Renaissance”, ​​​roundtables, ​​​panel ​​​discussions, ​​​a ​​​pre-conference ​​​manuscript ​​​workshop ​​​and ​​​a ​​​performance ​​​from ​​​Les ​​​Enfan ​​​Sans ​​​Abri. ​​​The ​​​conference ​​​lasts ​​​three ​​​days, ​​​from ​​​Thursday, ​​​February ​​​8, ​​​with ​​​sessions ​​​beginning ​​​at ​​​1 ​​​p.m., ​​​until ​​​Saturday, ​​​February ​​​10 ​​​at ​​​9:00 ​​​p.m. ​​​ ​​ ​

Standard ​registration ​fee ​$200​.

The registration 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. Please ​see the registration ​list ​for ​discounted ​options.
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Location Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale


Michael Bintley, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Inhabiting Medieval Landscapes
Dr. Bintley is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a councilor of the Viking Society for Northern Research, and Associate Editor of Cogent Humanities journal. He is also the editor of the book series Nature and Environment in the Middle Ages for Boydell and Brewer.


A screening and discussion of the documentary The Devil’s Country. Produced by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, this film examines how early European settlers and explorers understood the natural landscape of Australia in terms of the medieval demonic and the gothic while posing questions about colonialism and the effacement of the Indigenous that are entailed in telling European medieval stories in colonial contexts.


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.


Selected papers focused on “Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology in 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).

Email acmrs@acmrs.org with any questions.