CFP: Special Issue of Florilegium on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility

A Special Issue of Florilegium, Dedicated to EDIA in the Middle Ages and Medieval Studies

Florilegium is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the study of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (c. 500-1500) broadly defined from a geographic and cultural perspective.

The journal is currently seeking proposals for a special issue devoted to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Middle Ages and in Medieval Studies, to be guest edited by Donna Trembinski and Michael Kightley.

  • The issue is open to non-traditional forms and genres of scholarly publication.
  • The issue will be published in print and open access online.
  • The digital format will adhere to principles of universal design.

Send any enquiries to

The work of this edition will recognize that:

  • The discipline of Medieval Studies has a long history of exclusion of scholars of colour (particularly Black and Indigenous scholars), women scholars, LGBTQ2+ scholars, scholars with disabilities, and others.
  • The discipline has created a culture that is resistant, even hostile, to research on EDIA issues in the Middle Ages.
  • The harms from this history and this culture are ongoing today.

We define EDIA broadly, including but not limited to diversities of ability, accessibility, age, cultural tradition, gender, geography or region, race and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and socioeconomic background. We are interested in proposals including but not limited to:

  • The Global Middle Ages;
  • Medieval Studies scholarship and community, past and present;
  • Teaching the Middle Ages;
  • Medievalism.

Moreover, we are particularly interested in proposals from underrepresented voices and on scholarship that works to redress the past and ongoing inequities in the discipline of Medieval Studies, whether in publication or in the classroom.

Submission instructions:

Please send a short abstract for your proposed paper as detailed below.

Contributors need not be members of the Canadian Society of Medievalists / Société canadienne des médiévistes.

  • Email proposals to by May 15, 2024.
  • Proposals should be approximately 500 words in .doc or .pdf formats.
  • The review of proposals will be anonymized: please include your name and contact information in your submission email but not in the proposal filename or file itself
  • Proposals will be reviewed by May 30, 2024.
  • For accepted proposals, we hope to have completed articles by October 15, 2024.
  • Manuscripts, written in English or French, should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to the journal management system. Articles should normally not exceed 8,000-9,000 words, including footnotes, and should be formatted according to Chicago style. A brief abstract (one or two sentences) should be included with the submission.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.