Conference Announcements


12th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 – Sat, 09 Feb 2019

ANZAMEMS exists to promote and foster all aspects of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies in Australia and New Zealand, and to establish and nurture productive professional friendships between scholars working in these areas.

The theme for ANZAMEMS 2019 is Categories, Boundaries, and 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.



The Call for Papers is now open and closes on 31 August 2018.

A two-day Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar (PATS) on digital humanities will take place prior to the conference on 4-5 February 2019. Full details are now available and the call for Expressions of Interest to participate is open until 31 August 2018.


·         Assoc. Prof. Seeta Chaganti (English, University of California – Davis)

·         Prof. Jane Davidson (Music, Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne)

·         Assoc. Prof. Yuen-Gen Liang (History, National Taiwan University)

·         Prof. C.H. Lüthy (Philosophy, Radboud University)

·         Prof. Elaine Treharne (English, Stanford University)

University of Sydney
Conference Website:
Camperdown Campus, The University of Sydney

Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia
Sydney, Sydney