Twelfth Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference

Event Date: 
05 Feb 2019 to 08 Feb 2019


Sydney, Australia


We invite participants from around the world to join us for the twelfth biennial Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) Conference to be held
in Sydney, Australia, 5-8 February 2019 at the Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney.


The theme for ANZAMEMS 2019 is Categories, Boundaries, Horizons. Categories and boundaries help us to define our fields of knowledge and subjects of inquiry, but can also contain and limit our perspectives. The concept of category emerges etymologically from the experience of speaking in an assembly, a dialogic forum in which new ways of explaining can emerge. Boundaries and horizons are intertwined in their meanings, pointing to the limits of subjectivity, and inviting investigation beyond current understanding into new ways of connecting experience and knowledge. Papers, panels, and streams are invited to explore all aspects of this theme, including, but not limited to:

  • the limitations of inherited categorization and definition
  • race, gender, class, and dis/ability boundaries and categories
  • encounters across boundaries, through material, cultural, and social exchange
  • the categorization of the human and animal
  • national and religious boundaries and categorization
  • the role of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research
  • temporal boundaries and categories, including questions of periodization


Proposals for papers on all aspects of the medieval and early modern are also welcome.

For more details and information on submission please visit


Submission date for papers: 
31 Aug 2018