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Thread: Call for Arms&Armor Papers -- Leeds 2007 Conference

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    Call for Arms&Armor Papers -- Leeds 2007 Conference

    Friends,

    I've been given the opportunity to organize and moderate a panel on Military History at the July 2007 Medieval Studies Conference in Leeds, England. Thus, it's my pleasure to issue a call for papers relating to historic arms and armor to be delivered as 20-30min. talks with q&a sessions. Ideally I'd like to have two sessions, one dealing with weapons and tactics and the other with military fashions.

    I'm inclined to accept a very liberal definition of "Medieval" provided that your paper's conclusions are relevant to the study of Medieval European warfare, military technology/architecture, or fighting arts. Also, topics dealing with contemporaneous war-related issues in non-European societies are welcome, again provided that they can be made relevant to the Medieval world more traditionally understood.

    With high quality submissions, our plan is to approach the Royal Armouries (also in Leeds), arguably the world's premiere arms museum, as partners in this session in order to establish an ongoing cooperative relationship between historians and curators of weapons. My hope is that this will foster a critical dialogue between those who deal in theory (interpretive historical analyses), and those who deal in data (actual physical specimens).

    If you're interested, please submit to me via email or PM a 200-500 word abstract for consideration by August 15. Please be sure to define the topic of discussion, identify sources of data and methods of analysis, and emphasize the wider relevance of your study for historians in general. If you need guidelines about these, contact me and I'll send you some sample abstracts.

    I'll bump this thread periodically to keep it fresh. If you have questions that would be better answered publicly, please feel free to respond here.

    Thanks! Hope to see you in Leeds.
    ruel
    Last edited by Ruel A. Macaraeg; 05-25-2006 at 03:40 PM.

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    The wife said go! All I have to do is save up for a year, so count me in! Though I dont think I'll be giving any lectures.

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    Excellent Tom,

    It would be great to see you there. I hope I can make it as well.

    Regards

    Manouchehr

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    All right Tom! It looks like we'll be having some WMA demonstrations too, so if you don't want to talk you can swing some wood.

    And remember, Leeds is only a short hop to the Borders, so bring your reiving tools...

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    Where abouts in Leeds is the conference?

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    Hello Simon,

    It will be on the University of Leeds campus; I'll have an update with a link before long. I meant to have had it already, but I've gotten behind due to my fashion adventures in New York.
    Last edited by Ruel A. Macaraeg; 09-16-2006 at 02:02 PM.

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    Hi Ruel,

    We are all waiting eagerly for this conference. I will definitely be there. Please let us know when you have more information on this. Thanks.

    Regards

    Manouchehr

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    I'm looking forward to this event.

    Ruel, please check your PM's. I need to ask you something
    "If metal can be polished to a mirror-like finish,
    What polishing might the Mirror of the Heart require"

    Rumi

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    Thanks friends. I'm eagerly awaiting too! Communication has been rather difficult, having to go through multiple layers of people most of whom are irregular computer users...

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    hehe .....I just replied to your email buddy...
    Last edited by MumtazB; 09-25-2006 at 09:12 AM.
    "If metal can be polished to a mirror-like finish,
    What polishing might the Mirror of the Heart require"

    Rumi

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