Call for Papers – IMC Leeds 2019

International Medieval Congress
1. bis 4. Juli 2019 an der University of Leeds

CALL FOR PAPERS für die Sektion „Apocryphal Iconography: Integration, Adaptation, and Church Tradition“

Deadline: 15. Sept. 2018

The proposed session is devoted to the integration and adaptation of apocryphal sources in the construction of medieval iconographies with the aim of bringing into attention this generally neglected and underrepresented field. Research in this field concentrates mostly on the textual tradition and transmission of apocryphal texts, yet certain aspects still need to be addressed, such as:
The construction and function of apocryphal iconographies; The context of sources for artists due to lack of information on holy lives; Apocryphal visual representations and church tradition; Original work and research is welcomed starting from the Late Antiquity to Late Middle Ages, both in the East and West. The session refers to the concept of ‚apochrypha/on‘ as movable texts whose composition does not end in the 4th-5th centuries in the context of the establishment and closing of the canon. This permits to address issues concerning the evolution, transmission, adoptation, and adaptation of sources.

This session also aims to bring its intellectual outcomes into the attention of the general public by publishing, contextually, the proceedings of the debates in the series „Picturing the Middle Ages and Early Modernity“ at Trivent Publishing, Budapest, Hungary.

Please submit a working title and a 250-word proposal for a 15-20 minute paper presentation by September 15th, 2018, at the latest.

Contact information:
Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, Italy (andrea.znorovszky(at)
Teodora C. Artimon, Trivent Publishing, Budapest, Hungary (teodora.artimon(at)

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Call for Papers „Grey-zone saints in Late Antiquity and early Middle Ages“

Call for Papers für die Sektion „Grey-zone saints in Late Antiquity and early Middle Ages“, während des International Medieval Congress in Leeds (3. bis 6. Juli 2017).

At the forthcoming International Medieval Congress in Leeds (3-6 July 2017) the project team is organising a strand on grey-zone, or marginal, saints in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

A limited number of Christian heroes, mostly New Testament figures and martyrs, were renowned across Christendom. Many more struggled hard to gain a wider prominence, or even local recognition, and often remained saints only in the eyes of single partisans or restricted groups. Their sainthood was suggested but not fully accepted, or promoted but contested; their cults almost succeeded, but finally failed. Sometimes their very existence was put into question.

Those interested in presenting papers on such saints and their cults, particularly if focused on the period before c. 900, are requested to send title and short abstract (c. 100 words) to Bryan Ward-Perkins ( or Robert Wiśniewski ( by 20 September. Please, note that, sadly, the project is unable to fund speakers’ expenses.

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