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Texas Medieval Association Conference 2015


Texas Medieval Association

Annual Conference

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October 16–18, 2015

Shared Cultures


We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Texas Medieval Association conference, with the theme of Shared Cultures, will be held at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, October 16–18, 2015.

Plenary Presentations:

Dr. Patricia Ingham     Dr. Michael Harney

Conference Abstract: Much of our scholarly activity is centered on identifying and describing the margins, those aspects that make a particular event, community, or place different from rest. This approach presumes that the scholarship already has a full understanding of what is normal, typical, or customary in those communities or places. Rather than focusing on the marginalia and the distinct, this conference strives to understand the common, ordinary, and shared spaces.

Sub-topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Urban and rural borderlands, such as Toledo, Avignon, Burgos, Rome, Venice, Perugia, Paris, London etc.
  • Christian Borderlands:
    • Geographical, Literary, Christian vs. Christian, Christian vs. Jews, Christian vs. Muslim
  • Slavery
  • The Medieval Southwest
  • Gender


Please send abstracts and proposals to:

Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya (

Deadline: September 10, 2015.