BY SEAMUS HEANEY
I returned to a long strand,
the hammered curve of a bay,
and found only the secular
powers of the Atlantic thundering.
Nuussuaq district in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, with the Sermitsiaq mountain in background
CFP: Seafaring, An Early Medieval Conference on the Islands of the North Atlantic (University of Denver)Seafaring: An Early Medieval Conference on the Islands of the North Atlantic
University of Denver, Denver, CO: 3-4 November 2016
Due: 15 March 2016
Seafaring: an early medieval conference on the islands of the North Atlantic is a three-day national conference that brings together scholars of early medieval Ireland, Britain, and Scandinavia to imagine cooperative, interdisciplinary futures for the study of North Atlantic archipelagos during the early medieval period. Seafaring invites proposals for two kinds of sessions, seminars and workshops/forums, that will help imagine more collective and cooperative futures for scholars of the so-called “British” archipelago and/or reinvigorate the interdisciplinary mandate of early medieval studies.
Designed less around traditional conference presentations than as a “workspace,” Seafaring: an early medieval conference on the islands of the north Atlantic invites proposals that will engage participants in mini-tutorials, masterclasses, writing workshops, and learning laboratories—all of which are designed to widen their linguistic competence, interdisciplinary methods, geographic familiarity, and temporal scope, within and beyond the early medieval period.
For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.du.edu/ahss/english/news-events/seafaring-conference.html.