From: Michael Foster <>

The Institute for Medieval Research at the 
University of Nottingham is sponsoring and 
hosting a
one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference 
on the relationship between 'belief' and 'time'
throughout the Middle Ages (ca.300-1600). The 
conference will take place on 30 May 2008. The
aim of the conference is to explore intersections 
of these themes in all areas of research and we
invite papers from all fields of medieval 
studies. Suggested topics may include, but are not
limited to:

  Dying religious beliefs and beliefs of the dying
  Monuments of belief (grave covers, sepulchres, churches etc.)
  Time as a facet of belief
  The transition from pagan to Christian faith
  The rise and fall
  Superstitions, science, and magic in time
  The representation of faith in medieval texts, art, and ritual
  Recurring topoi in hagiographies and exempla
  Intersections of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian beliefs in the Middle Ages
  The conversion of individuals or groups in the Middle Ages
  Changing rituals and laws
  The invention of 'beliefs'

We have confirmed two plenary speakers: Prof 
Richard Marks (York) and Dr Richard Marsden
(Nottingham). We would like to invite papers from 
postgraduates in all disciplines working on
any aspect of European medieval culture. The 
conference fee will be 5 for students and 15 for
academic staff. Please send any queries or abstracts to Michael Foster at The deadline for 
submissions is the 28th of February.

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