Call for papers

International Conference “Inter-cultural Transmission of Intellectual Traditions in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. A comparative perspective”

University of Warsaw & Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland, 27th-29th September 2012

This conference aims to bring together scholars whose work involves dealing with the proliferation of various intellectual traditions across political, linguistic and religious boundaries from late antiquity to the early modern times (4th – 17th c.). The coordinators of the research programme funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education invite graduate students and early-career researchers working in the field of intellectual history to join the research team at the conference in Warsaw. All participants are encouraged to present a close examination of a particular case of intercultural transmission and contribute to some more general conclusions concerning this phenomenon that can be observed in various historical periods and regions. The topics may cover (but are not limited to) translation movements, education and science, art theory and philosophy, religious as well as political contexts of intercultural transmission, etc.

Paper sessions will begin on Thursday, September 27, and continue through Saturday, September 29, with each 20-minutes paper followed by critical discussion. The working language of the conference is English. The conference will take place in the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

The proposals can be submitted with the use of the form available at the project’s website ( by 28th June 2012 including a 300-words abstract.
Authors whose proposals have been accepted for the conference will be asked to send extended abstracts of no more than 600 words with basic references (not included in the word limit) by 10th September 2012 to be published as the abstract book (which will be distributed to conference participants and made available on the project’s website).
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