Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy in Iberia and North Africa (600-1600)

Event Date: 
19 Jun 2017 to 21 Jun 2017

The Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University, UK


The aim of this subconference is to build on recent scholarship which has sought to move beyond notions of “the state” as a mode of inquiry in Iberian and North African studies, and to promote instead a more holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the politics, cultural production, and religious practices of these regions. Toward that end, this conference will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines in order to facilitate conversations about the relationships between politics, historiography, art, literature, and religion in medieval and early modern Iberia and North Africa. We encourage submissions for 20‐minute papers from a range of disciplines including: history, religious studies, literary studies, anthropology, archaeology, manuscript studies, and art history. The hope is that this conference will provide a forum for discussion and collaboration between scholars. Graduate students, post‐doctoral researchers, and early‐career faculty are particularly encouraged to apply. Please submit a brief CV along with an abstract of roughly 300 words to Edward Holt ( by December 15, 2016. Direct any questions or concerns to Edward Holt or Mohamad Ballan (

Submission date for papers: 
15 Dec 2016