Organizer and Sponsor: The Association of Graduate and Early Career Scholars of Medieval Iberia (AGECSMIberia)
In 2019, three graduate students working on different aspects of Medieval Iberia met at a reception in Leeds and commiserated over the difficulties of studying Iberia as early career scholars. They realised how difficult it was to meet other Iberianists in the early stages of one’s career, make connections with scholars from different countries, and share their work with the field and one another. What began as a casual conversation led to the establishment of a new collaborative group, AGECSMIberia, dedicated to connecting graduate and early career Iberianists around the world and showcasing their new exciting work through sponsored sessions. The global pandemic has made the promotion of the work of early career Iberianists even more important in an infinitely more complex job market.
We seek papers for a multi-session series showcasing recent scholarship on medieval Iberia by graduate student and early career scholars. We especially welcome papers that:
- Bridge Iberian and Anglo scholarship
- Address Islamic or Jewish subjects
- Are interdisciplinary in nature (and time period, Late Antique and Early Medieval welcome!)
- Demonstrate the importance of Iberian work for non-Iberian studies
Please submit an abstract 200-250 words (any references excluded from that count) for a 20 minute presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15 2020.