Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
2022 Conference Call for Papers
Navigating Medieval Spaces: Real and Imagined
The 54th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association will take place in person in Salt Lake City, June 16-18, 2022 on the theme of “Navigating Medieval Spaces: Real and Imagined.”
The conference will be held at the University of Utah, with remote options available for those who cannot travel. In addition to regular sessions and a keynote address, events will include a plenary session highlighting some of the Marriott Library’s rare books and manuscripts. We are excited to host a variety of events this year ranging from works-in-progress workshops and pedagogy panels to research presentations.
Roger L. Martínez-Dávila, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will present the keynote address on his exciting work in the field of digital global history, and his design of immersive virtual reality worlds in order to recreate vanished medieval environments.
The RMMRA invites proposals on any topic relating to the period 400–1700 CE and welcomes scholars in a broad range of disciplines including history, literature, art history, music, gender studies, and pedagogy. Papers may wish to respond to this year’s theme, but that is not required. Participants are welcome to propose a paper to be read in a typical panel, a full panel of papers linked by theme or approach, a work-in-progress for detailed workshop feedback, or a moderated discussion panel.
All participants are also welcome to volunteer as readers for works-in-progress seminars, which will involve pre-reading submitted papers and offering critical feedback during the conference.
The RMMRA is dedicated to creating an inclusive scholarly community. We encourage papers from scholars regardless of race, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, political views, military status, (dis)ability, and career paths. Our organization is committed to providing a safe, accessible, harassment-free, and collegial conference experience for all attendees.