IMBAS: Postgraduate Medieval Studies conference, NUI Galway, Nov 13-15th 2009

IMBAS: The National University of Ireland, Galway, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Medieval Conference, November 13-15th 2009.

We would like to invite all postgraduate students of medieval studies to Imbas, an interdisciplinary medievalists’ conference being held in the Moore Institute at NUI Galway from November 13-15th 2009. This conference welcomes delegates at all stages of their research from all areas of medieval studies including language, history literature, art, archaeology and philosophy. The theme for 2009 is Alliances. Delegates are encouraged to view the theme as a broad suggestion rather than in any way restrictive.

Papers might deal with but are not limited to such topics as:

* Religious, political and military alliances
* Relationships between cultural institutions
* Marriage
* Commerce and economics
* Patronage
* Rebellion and heresy
* Marginality

A selection of papers will be published in our new established peer-reviewed journal, Imbas: The Journal of the National University of Ireland, Galway Postgraduate Medieval Studies Conference. This journal will be made available via our website and open-access journal databases. All panels will be recorded and made available as podcasts. The committee are also delighted to offer a number of travel bursaries to delegates on a competitive basis. Details of the above our available on our website and our blog,

Abstracts of 250 words for a 20 minute paper (with ten minutes allowed for questions and discussion) should be sent either electronically to or by post to Imbas, English Department, NUIG, University Road, Galway, Ireland. For further information, contact us at Posted by: Francesca Bezzone (

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