ASIMS requests proposals for two of our sessions at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies (colloquially known as “Kalamazoo”):
Early Ireland in a Roman Context
This session of papers will be co-hosted with The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe. Even though Ireland was not a Roman colony and always on the outskirts of the Empire, nevertheless there was Roman influence. With Christianization came Roman language, culture, and texts. This session wishes to explore Ireland and it’s relationship to Rome in the Late Antique and Early Medieval periods addressing issues of influence, perception, identity, transmission, syncretism, and related issues. This session will be chaired by Dr Deanna Forsman (North Hennepin Community College).
Living and Dying in Viking-Age Ireland
New research from archaeology, bioarchaeology, historical and literary writing and more, reveal much about the inhabitants of the Viking towns in Ireland. Scholarship can now focus on close-up views of the people who lived and died at these sites. This session seeks to include topics ranging from everyday economies, lives of women, the violent deaths of men, and more, to provide us with insights about living and dying in Viking-Age Ireland. This will be chaired by Dr James Lyttleton (Maynooth University).
Please submit abstracts to Dr James Lyttleton