The Centre is soliciting one-page abstracts from CMS students for 30-minute papers dealing with any aspect of medieval studies. Submissions for papers on any topic are welcome: history, literature (Latin and/or vernacular), art history, philosophy, music, medicine, etc.
The colloquium is sponsored jointly by the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School and the Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (ZEMAK) of the Universität zu Köln, and the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Toronto. This year the colloquium will take place in Cologne 9-11 November. Six papers by students of each institution will be presented and commented on by professors of the other institution. The aim of the colloquium is to foster discussion and exchange among graduate students and faculty from both institutions. The flight and accommodation costs of Toronto students will be covered jointly by CMS and ZEMAK.
This is the fifth colloquium in the series, which alternates between Cologne and Toronto. The University of Cologne is one of the most important German centres for the study of the Middle Ages and shares many ties with CMS. Participants in past colloquia have benefited from the commentaries of scholars from a different academic culture and from the opportunity to build academic networks in Europe.