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CFP: Knowledge Spaces and Networks across the Mediterranean Sea (2-4 November: Madrid)

The aim of the conference, “In Se@rch of Wisdom: Knowledge Spaces and Networks across the Mediterranean Sea (En busca del S@ber: Espacios y Redes de conocimiento en el Mediterráneo),” to be held at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, from 2-4 November 2016, is to consider various aspects of the construction of spaces and the production of works of art linked to knowledge in the Middle Ages, across various geographical, cultural, and social realms within the Mediterranean area.

Paper proposals should include an abstract (± 1000 words) of the issue written in Spanish, English or French, a bibliographical reference list (10 items, max.), and a short (500-word) Curriculum Vitae. Proposals should be framed within one of the four sessions b. Priority will be given to innovative approaches, critical analyses or insights into the specific themes of the sessions, especially those linked to al‐Andalus, the Hispanic Kingdoms and Medieval Egypt.

Proposals should be sent to before 15 June 2016.

Conference sessions:
1. “Mirror of Princes: paideia, uirtus and adab” is focused on secular places of knowledge.
2. “Science and its usages” deals with those spaces and networks where medieval science was developed.
3. “Books and their spaces” is devoted to the production of Medieval manuscripts and the places for books.
4. “Masters, sages and patrons” analyzes the relationship between patrons, artisans, and knowledge producers, paying special atention to synergies of all those linked to scientific development.

Invited Speakers include:
Evelyne Berriot-Salvadore (Université Montpellier 3), Eduardo Carrero (UAB), Miquel Forcada (UB), Ángel Fuentes Domínguez (UAM), Emilio González Ferrín (Universidad de Sevilla), Alfonso Jiménez (Universidad de Sevilla), Miguel Marañón (Instituto Cervantes), Rafael Ramón Guerrero, María Jesús Viguera (UCM), Gerhard Wolf (Kuntshistorisches-Max Planck Institute, Florencia).

Contact Info:
Scientific Committee of the 10th Complutense Conference on Medieval Art. University Complutense of Madrid. Department of History of Medieval Art. Heads of the Committe: Mrs Alexandra Uscatescu and Mrs Irene González.
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