The conference, which has met in most years since 1970, will bring together established as well as younger scholars of all aspects of fifteenth-century studies. We invite proposals for papers showcasing all aspects of current research into the fifteenth century and new trends in the field, relating to both England and the wider world, and of all disciplinary backgrounds.
There is no specific theme for the conference and all papers will be considered that are relevant to the long fifteenth century. However, as this conference marks 20 years since the University of Reading last hosted, we are keen to encourage papers that offer critical thinking of how the field of fifteenth-century studies has changed over this time. This could include, for example, current debates on diversity, equality and impact.
Contributions from current research students are especially welcome. To this effect we will be running a poster session during the conference as an opportunity for students to share their forming research ideas. More details on bursaries that will be offered to students submitting posters for the poster session and/or papers will follow shortly. Papers should normally be of 30 minutes, and additional time will be allowed for discussion. Subject to peer review, papers may be published in Boydell & Brewer’s series The Fifteenth Century.
To propose a paper please submit a title and short abstract (no more than 300 words) by email no later than Friday 27th April 2018.
To propose a poster please submit a title, brief description of the project and year of study by no later than Friday 29th June 2018.
Contributions from doctoral research students are especially welcome, and we would be grateful if you could pass this information on to anyone who might be interested, or send us their contact details so that they can be approached.