Call for Papers
The Games of Medievalism
International Society for the Study of Medievalism Annual Conference
Montclair and South Orange, NJ, July 9-11, 2024
Abstracts are welcomed for the thirty-seventh annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism Annual Conference, co-sponsored by Montclair State and Seton Hall Universities, located in northern New Jersey, 14 miles from New York City (accessible by public transit). Abstracts for in-person and virtual papers and panels are welcome. To propose a panel, please include all abstracts in a single file submitted by the organizer. This file should also include the names and contact information for all participants.
Celebrating games and sport in this Olympic summer and considering the various kinds of play inherent in the discipline of Medievalism, the conference will consider all the layers that this topic provides. We will arrange local visits (as interest permits) for those participating in person: to the New Jersey branch of Medieval Times, the Yogi Berra Museum, the Montclair Art Museum, and/or The Cloisters.
Housing options include low-cost single or double accommodations on the campus of Montclair State University (circa $50-60/night) and room blocks in local hotels.
We welcome papers and presentations on all topics of medievalism, not limited to the conference theme. We enthusiastically welcome proposals from presenters in (or addressing topics related to) regions outside North American, Western Europe, and the Anglophone World.
“A ‘Carnival of Architecture’: Race, Place, and Play in Oblivion and the Elder Scrolls Franchise,” Brent and Keven Moberly, Indiana University and Old Dominion University
Medievalism in Video Games
Medievalism in Sports and Sports Culture
Games in Medieval Film
Games in Medievalist Narratives
The Interplay of Medieval and Modern
Jousts, Tournaments, Bohorts
Disguise, Cosplay, and Cross-Dressing
Games of Chance, Gambling, and Tavern Pursuits
Medievalism in Tabletop Games
Poetry Competitions or Challenges
The Play(s) of Medievalism
Medievalist Musicals: Spamalot, Six, Pippin, Camelot, etc.
Gaming the System (Medievalism in Geo-Politics, Economics)
Games in the Construction of Medievalism
Gaming the Discipline of Medievalism, or the Discipline as Game
Chivalry, Courtesy, and other medieval codes in Medievalism
Please submit your 200 to 250-word abstracts on the following Google Form by February 20: https://forms.gle/KCmquR8VungYzEoz9
Please contact conference organizers Elizabeth Emery and Angela Weisl: email@example.com.