The Waldensians in the Medieval and Early Modern European Context

Country: Ireland

City: Dublin

Abstr. due: 16.10.2017

Dates: 09.02.18 — 10.02.18

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Trinity College Dublin


In recent years, the medieval and early modern Waldensians have enjoyed a renewed scholarly interest giving rise to a number of new publications. Moreover, 2017 marks the anniversary of Reformation which resulted in a number of scholarly events. There are, however, significant gaps in scholarship on the Waldensians, most notably a lack of critical editions as well as studies around topics such as intertextuality and the circulation of texts. Such research would allow scholars in the field to gain a better knowledge of Waldensian text production and the place of that movement within the medieval and early modern religious space in Europe.
The Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be hosting a conference on the Waldensians on the 9th to 10th February 2018 in Trinity College Dublin. The purpose of this conference will be to advance this discussion of the movement and to foster international collaboration in Waldensian studies. It is anticipated that the papers will be published (subject to peer review).
To that end we welcome abstracts of 200 words on a topic related to, but not limited to, any of the following areas with reference to the Waldensians:

 Manuscripts and library collections
 Editorial practices for establishing critical editions
 Circulation of texts
 Forms of texts and intertextuality
 Controversial, precarious and marginal texts/objects
 The impact of digital humanities or new technologies on the study of Waldensians
 Waldensians and heresies in the international context
 The legacy of the Waldensians

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