CALL FOR PAPERS for the colloquium Marian Devotion in Late Medieval Society
Organised by the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.
Project Old Myths, New Facts: Czech Music in the Centre of 15th-Century Music
Prague/Online via Zoom, 29-30 October 2021
Devotion to the Virgin Mary rose to new heights during the late Middle Ages, with a huge
number of artistic depictions created in a variety of mediums and an influx of new music and
texts written in her honour. Mary’s non-biblical activities were documented in many
additional writings, such as Voragine’s Golden Legend, and expounded upon by theologians
and philosophers alike as well as forming a central part of late medieval literature. This
informal interdisciplinary colloquium aims to bring together research on Marian devotion to
widen our collective understanding of its prevalence and importance in late medieval society.
We invite participants from any discipline to submit proposals of no more than 300 words for
informal 20-minute contributions (or shorter). Please send an abstract, expected length (in
minutes), and a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission deadline: 12 July, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by 18
We particularly welcome contributions on
Liturgical and secular music for Mary
Artistic depictions of Mary (and iconography)
Medieval Marian theology
The Biblical and Apocryphal Mary
Eastern Marian devotion