The Medieval Caucasus Network are seeking papers for a strand at the next International Medieval Congress, which will be held on the 1-4 July 2024, covering crises within and beyond the Caucasus region.
Paper proposals on any aspect of the archaeology, cultures, faiths, societies, economies, and politics of the Caucasus throughout the medieval period (very loosely 500-1500 AD), and which touch in some way upon the theme of crisis, will be considered. This could include the histories of political, environmental, social, personal, or economic crises, responses to moments of crisis and strategies to avoid them, how wider Eurasian points of crisis relate to the Caucasus, and crisis in modern reception of the region’s medieval past, among other possibilities.
We welcome proposals from academics at all career stages, including independent scholars, and we particularly welcome proposals from scholars from the region and those from marginalised backgrounds. We will be seeking funding support to assist scholars who need it in attending the IMC. IMC 2024 sessions will be held in hybrid format such that, where necessary, presentation and attendance should be available to scholars without travel to Leeds.
Please email your proposal to James Baillie (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND Kate Franklin (email@example.com) by no later than 15 September 2023, with an abstract of no more than 250 and no fewer than 100 words. Your proposal should state whether you would like to seek additional funding with the assistance of the Medieval Caucasus Network in order to attend.