N&N Panels


Networks and Neighbours: IMC 2014

Call for Panels at the 2014 International Medieval Congress at Leeds

Dear friends and colleagues,

Networks and Neighbours is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring and organizing several panels at the Leeds 2014 International Medieval Congress.   

There is no particular sub-theme for the papers or panels except that they should consider the general aims of Networks and Neighbours and keep in mind the theme of the 2014 IMC: Empire. 

For those of you that do not know us, we are an international and cross-disciplinary project dedicated to broadly innovative research in Early Medieval History.   We are constituted by an exceptional collection of junior and senior scholars from a wide array of academic, intellectual, cultural and linguistic backgrounds from around the globe and across fields of enquiry.  We hope by this method to be able to eliminate, or at least minimize, the barriers that prevent co-operation and in so doing develop a worldwide community of scholars readily familiar and in dialogue with current research and scholars in Early Medieval History.

Whether you are submitting a single paper or assembled panel all proposals must be accompanied by 250-500-word abstracts all of works involved.  Panel submissions should additionally include a 500-word explanation about the panel and how the papers complement one another and, if appropriate, the research of the moderator. 

All proposals should be submitted to us at networksandneighbours@gmail.com by the 27th of August 2013.   We will make our decisions closely after the deadline in consideration of the IMC’s internal deadlines.  If your paper and/or panel are selected please keep in mind that some moderators may want your full papers submitted to them in advance of the IMC.

Finally, it should be noted that it is our intention to publish an edited volume based on the papers and other work developed in our IMC 2014 panels, as well as our 2013 & 2014 annual Symposia and other significant events run and sponsored by Networks and Neighbours over the course of two years.  Furthermore, we welcome extended panel papers as peer-reviewed submissions to our no-fees open-access and print journal at www.networksandneighbours.org.