Save the Date: CARMEN'S Annual Meeting
September 11-13, 2015
In Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
This Year's Theme: Memory and Identity
CARMEN’s next Annual Meeting will take place in Sarajevo, Bosna and Herzegovina organised by the University of Eastern Sarajevo (http://www.ues.rs.ba/en/), and kindly partnered by the Goethe-Institut in Bosnia and Herzegovina ( http://www.goethe.de/ins/ba/de/sar.html).
Join us, make friends, and discover the fascinating history of the Balkan people. It promises to be an engaging event with papers and a round table discussion on memory and identity. A series of open meetings will be held including: Forum for National Associations, ARC Medieval Press, the Balkans Workshop and the Role of Ecclesiastics in the Construction of Monarchy. Other events include workshops on publishing and grant proposals. As always there are many opportunities to get in touch with fellow medievalists.
The Market Place
The Market Place is designed to offer an informal environment where scholars can exchange information and make contact with like-minded projects or partners. Stall-holders can present their own research or that of their home institution. The initial links made here might eventually lead to people finding partners so that they can organize an international collaborative research project that has better chances of getting funded.
The market will be held on Friday 11 September between 11:30 and 12.45 (setting up the Market Place between 09.00-10.00). There you can display posters, books, leaflets, etc. Central European plugs and voltage are used.
If you are interested in presenting your research / project (powerpoint presentation, folders, poster presentation, etc.) please contact Jitske Jasperse (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for proposals is 15 August 2015.
This year’s theme: Memory and Identity
With its turbulent history Sarajevo is a well-chosen location to address the theme memory and identity, especially if we take into account that its medieval history is used in (ideological) debates about the present. Yet Sarajevo and its surroundings have an interesting medieval history as well, which can easily be related to research in the field of medieval memory and and about appropriating and manufacturing the Middle Ages. Themes such as migration, knowledge, space and colour can also be included. We welcome stall-holders who want to present research, projects, books etc. related to the topic of memory and identity, but this is certainly not mandatory.
Travel and other meeting questions
For travel and other details please visit the CARMEN website (http://www.carmen-medieval.net/). Participants are advised either to fly direct to Sarajevo (though there are limited flights) or to Dubrovnik, where a simple bus ride can ferry you to and from Sarajevo.