October 26-28, 2023
The UNICORN Castle
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2023
The 2023 conference will be hosted by The UNICORN Castle, a haunted museum, currently in the process of evolving into an online virtual environment. Most scholarly presentations will be conducted via Zoom technology; some of the entertainment and scholarly presentations (by request) will be conducted in a 3D environment created with Mozilla Hub.
Theme: The Medieval in Cyberspace
From Beowulf on Steorarume to contemporary novels (in e-text form), films, and video games: the medieval has been represented in digital form on the World Wide Web since the late 1990s. This conference invites proposals for papers, paper sessions, round tables, panels, and workshops that celebrate, rebuke, categorize, visualize, analyze, and/or prophesize all items that contain elements of the medieval to be found on the Internet. However, we invite papers and presentations on all topics of medievalism, not limited to this year’s conference theme. We particularly welcome proposals from presenters in (or addressing topics related to) regions outside North America, Western Europe, and the Anglophone world.
Medieval Studies Online
Medieval Pedagogy Online
Medievalism and Online Politics
Medievalism and Propaganda
Medievalism and Religion Online
Digital Facsimiles of the Medieval
The Business Philosophy of Medievalism
The Video Game Industry and Medievalism
The Film Industry and Medievalism
Fan Fiction and Medievalism
Art and Medievalism
Global Medievalism Online
Medievalism and Racism Online
Medievalism and Misogyny Online
Medievalism and Ablism Online
Medievalism and Homophobia/Transphobia Online
Lost Provinces, or Lost and Found Medievalisms Online
Send proposals (abstracts of 250-300 words each) by August 15, 2023 to Carol L. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This conference will be 100% online.