Wednesday, July 04, 2018

SEMA in Nassau (November 8-10)

A conference that will be of interest to ITM readers:

Continuing the conversation about race and the decolonization of medieval studies is critical for our discipline’s future. To facilitate that conversation, SEMA’s annual meeting, held this November 8-10th in Nassau, The Bahamas, will focus on topics surrounding the concepts of diaspora, migration, and exile. Examining these subjects will allow us to broaden our knowledge of the spread of people, the construction of culture, and creation of identity, national and otherwise. Further to the relevance of this topic is our conference site: The Bahamas. Formerly a British colony, The Bahamas was populated through the African diaspora and has been working for over forty years to decolonize its institutions and culture. Integrating these two, the conference theme and The Bahamas, demonstrates our commitment to making medieval studies inclusive in subject and inclusive of people. Although the deadline has passed, please consider submitting a paper or panel proposal; there is still time while sessions are being organized.

For information about the call, the conference hotel, or to submit a session or paper abstract, go to

If you have questions, please contact Christine Kozikowski at

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