Appel à contribution: “Let the Games Begin: The Medieval World at Play”

Date limite : 12 avril 2010

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield

19th – 20th June 2010

Cet appel concerne entre autres les jeux et les jouets, dans le contexte interdisciplinaire de la culture médiévale. La date limite est dépassée, mais il est peut-être encore possible d’envoyer rapidement une proposition d’intervention.

We invite postgraduate students and early career researchers working in any field of Medieval Studies to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield, organised by medievalists in the Department of French, hosted by the Humanities Research Institute, and subsidised by the Society for French Studies.

We welcome papers that approach issues concerning games and sports in medieval culture.

Suitable topics may include, but are not limited to:

Children’s games / play / toys

Courtly games

Chess / card / board games

Drinking games

Love games

Competitions Jousts / Tournaments / War games


Hunting / Hawking

Sports: archery, hammer-throwing, quarter-staff contests, stoolball, hurling, gameball, wrestling etc

Please send proposals of no more than 250 words for a twenty minute paper in English with your name, institution and contact details either by e-mail to or by post to the address by 12 April 2010.

As in previous years, a selection of papers is likely to be published in an edited collection.

Medieval Studies Conference

c/o Dr Katariina Nara


University of Sheffield

Jessop West

1 Upper Hanover Street

Sheffield S3 7RA


Mathilde Lévêque

Maître de conférences en littérature Université Paris 13 - Sorbonne Paris Cité Membre de l'équipe d'accueil Pléiade (EA 7338)

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