This conference explores how medieval people expressed and conceptualised the self and selves.
How did medieval people think about themselves? What did selfhood mean in the middle ages? How was the medieval self constructed or performed? This conference explores how medieval people expressed and conceptualised the self and selves. We encourage investigations of medieval selves in all of its expressions in medieval cultural productions from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and methodologies: such as archaeological, art historical, literary, scientific, theological, and political approaches. Participants are also encouraged to critically reflect on the ways in which medieval selves were intersectional: informed, expressed, and challenged by ability, class, gender, sexuality, race, religion and other manifestations of identity. By fostering a discussion on what self-identity means within a medieval context, this conference also aims to illuminate contemporary interpretations of identity today.CFP: ‘Self & Selves’, White Rose Medieval Graduate Conference (Virtual, 17-18 June 2021), deadline 1 April 2021 — Medieval Art Research