CFP: “The Middle Ages as a Digital Experience”

Call for papers! “The Middle Ages as a Digital Experience” is our second conference following last year’s “Medievalisms on the Screen”. We invite 200-word abstracts on how the prevalence and weight of digital media conditions our approach to the medieval past. See all the details below! Abstracts should be sent to no later than January 31st 2022.

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GLOBAL OUTLAWS: The Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Date: 4-5 December 2021 (from 14.00 GMT ‘til late)
Medium: VIRTUAL (Zoom link)

medieval portrait of robin hood script

Sessions will feature: Medieval and Early Modern Robin Hoods; ‘Other’ Robin Hoods; ‘Modern’ Interpretations of Robin Hood; Robin Hood and Twenty-first Century Media

*If you would like to attend (via Zoom), or for further information and a full conference schedule please contact the co-hosts:

Dr. Lesley Coote FHEA, ( and
Dr. Stephen Basdeo, FHEA, (

They will provide a link closer to the conference date.

In the tradition of Robin Hood himself, and of other ‘Robin Hoods’, the conference will be a free event, with no charge for registration.

*(This does not apply to speakers or moderators, as we have your contacts already!)

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Cardiff BookTalk: The Green Knight

December 8, 2021
12pm GMT

Cardiff BookTalk is delighted to invite you to our December 2021 event.


Tison Pugh
Sabina Rahman
Usha Vishnuvajjala

We will be considering the 2021 film The Green Knight (dir. David Lowery and starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander) alongside its source text, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a late 14th-century Middle English chivalric romance by an unknown author.

Our expert speakers will present a 10-15 minute talk, followed by an opportunity for audience questions and discussion. To make the most of the session, you may like to read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, available in various modern translations including the 2007 version by Simon Armitage. The Green Knight is in cinemas now and is also available on Amazon Prime.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is FREE and open to all.


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Constitution & Bylaws

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During the 2021 Annual Conference on Medievalism, hosted by Delta College and Chaired by Michael Evens, the ISSM completed voting for and officially ratified a Constitution & Bylaws.  The members of the Transitional Governance Committee wrote the Constitution and Bylaws throughout most of 2021, posting the document for membership review in early September.

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Fire and Fear: Witches in History and the Identities of Today

The table will feature Gwendolyne Knight, Louise Kallestrup, and Ronal Hutton and will take place on November 3rd at 3 pm BRT (UTC-3).

Registration and more info by replying to this email or to:
The recording will also be available on YouTube.

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