Texas Tech University will host the 28th annual conference of the Texas Medieval Association, late Thursday through Saturday, on the last week end of October in 2018. The very preliminary conference schedule, with aspects still under negotiation, is as follows:
Thursday events will include an afternoon public symposium related to “Pre-Modern Bibles: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible,” an exhibit of original manuscripts and facsimiles displayed at the Museum of Texas Tech University. Frans and Kate Van Liere, from Calvin College, will speak on the medieval study of the Bible and on the Spanish Renaissance context of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible. That Bible project is dear to Texas Tech because it was an initiative based on Alcalá de Henares, the architectural model for TTU’s Spanish revival campus. The evening will feature the Conference’s opening reception and a convert f medieval music from Texas Tech’s Collegium Musicum.
Friday events, centered at the Museum of Texas Tech University, will include multiple interdisciplinary sessions on things medieval and Renaissance, a plenary address by Professor Timothy Graham, director of the University of New Mexico Institute for Medieval Studies and winner of the Medieval Academy’s 2016 excellence in teaching award. The conference day will close with a convivial reception within the Bible exhibit.
Saturday’s events will be held in the TTU central campus. There will be more research presentations and panels, a plenary address by George Greenia, Emeritus professor of Spanish at William and Mary, on “The Camino de Santiago and Medieval Pilgrim Libraries,” and a TEMA Business luncheon and presidential address.
Submit proposals for sessions and for papers to TEMA (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to conference organizer John Howe (email@example.com). Sessions related to Spanish medieval and renaissance themes are encouraged, as are those on all aspects of medieval and renaissance studies. Proposals and abstracts should be submitted prior to September 15.
John Howe, Professor of History, Texas Tech University