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Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe Conference – June 5-8, 2012

An international and interdisciplinary conference on “Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe” will take place on the UMKC campus June 5-8, 2012.  Registration deadline is April 2.

This is the second of three conferences designed to bring together specialists working on diverse geographical areas to create a dialogue about the Latin and vernacular texts nuns read, wrote, and exchanged, primarily from the eighth to the mid-sixteenth centuries.  To date, there has been significant research in this field, but little in the way of cross-cultural study.  Full details about the conference are available at http://www.nuns-literacies.org/

For further details, please contact the organizers:

Dr. Virginia Blanton, UMKC, blantonv@umkc.edu

Dr. Veronica O’Mara, University of Hull, V.M.OMara@hull.ac.uk

Dr. Patricia Stoop, University of Antwerp, patricia.stoop@ua.ac.be