Medieval Equestrianism: Theory and Practice

Call for papers monk and horse

IMC Leeds 2016

Medieval Equestrianism: Theory and Practice

We invite paper proposals on all aspects of medieval equestrianism, for complimentary sessions highlighting:

  • theoretical approaches to medieval equestrian studies;
  • practical applications of medieval equestrian studies, whether as part of re-enactment, live demonstration or public engagement activities, as well as the application of equestrian practices to academic studies of the Middle Ages.

In addition, there will be a Making Leeds Medieval on Horseback session, to round up the findings of the previous sessions with thematic demonstrations.

As the special strand of the IMC Leeds 2016 is Food, Feast and Famine, we particularly encourage to submit proposals engaging with both horses and food: food for horses and horses as food, as well as other associations between horses and nourishment. However, proposals on all other aspects of medieval equestrian studies are equally welcome.

Please send us proposals of under 200 words for 15-20 minute papers by 15 September, 2015.

Anastasija Ropa, PhD                                                 Timothy Dawson, PhD                                   


About thegrailquest

Anastasija Ropa holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales), for a study in medieval and modern Arthurian literature. She has published a number of articles on medieval and modern Arthurian literature, focusing on its historical and artistic aspects. She is currently employed as guest lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Anastasija’s most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary art and literature, and she is also engaged as part-time volunteer horse-trainer. In a nutshell: Lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education Graduate of the School of English, University of Wales, Bangor. Graduate of the University of Latvia Passionate about history, particularly the Middle Ages A horse-lover and horse-owner
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