It is an undeniable fact of human history that war has been on many occasions and in many different historical contexts a powerful stimulus for innovations and change in culture, politics, and thought. During periods of transition warfare had a crucial role in medieval societies. Following previous meetings in Leeds (2016), Lisbon (2017), and
Brussels (2018) the 2019 Medieval Culture and War Conference will be held in Athens in the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). The conference will focus on ‘Transformation, Renovation, and Continuity’. To further promote the research of medieval war, this conference will investigate the above-mentioned questions through varied and interdisciplinary historical, archaeological, literary,
sociological, cultural, and art historical approaches. Papers will engage with such topics as:
The conference will include keynote presentations by Professor Samuel Cohn and Dr Katerina Nikolaou. Moreover, a guided visit to the Christian and Byzantine Museum is included. The working language of the conference is English and there will be a registration fee of €25.
Please submit a 300 word abstract for a 20 minute paper or for sessions of three papers or debates, along with a biographical note of 150 words, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2019. We particularly encourage the participation of early career researchers and doctoral candidates. A publication of selected papers is planned.