Here’s a copy of an email I received a few days ago. It’s too far for me (and at a bad time, too, since I’ll be turning in the diss around that time), but you might find it of interest:
We are very pleased to announce that the plenary speakers for the 2012 New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be Duane Osheim<http://www.virginia.edu/history/user/47> (University of Virginia) and Jody Enders<http://www.frit.ucsb.edu/dept/pages/contact/jodyenders.html> (University of California at Santa Barbara). We hope to see you in Sarasota in March!
Nova Myhill and Carrie Benes
Program Committee Co-Chairs
Call for Papers
The eighteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 8-10 March 2012 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome.
The conference will be held on the campus of the New College of Florida, the honors college of the Florida state system. The college, located on Sarasota Bay, is adjacent to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which will offer tours arranged for conference participants. Sarasota is noted for its beautiful public beaches, theater, art and music. The average temperatures in March are a pleasant high of 77F (25C) and a low of 57F (14C).
More information will be posted here on the website as it becomes available, including conference events and area attractions:http://faculty.ncf.edu/MedievalStudies
The deadline for abstracts is 15 September 2011. Send inquiries and abstracts (email preferred, no attachments please) to:
Division of Humanities
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota FL 34243
PLEASE SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH INTERESTED COLLEAGUES.