Due 1 January | Call for Contributions Medieval Chronicles in the Early Modern period

Call for Contributions
Medieval Chronicles in the Early Modern period
We are inviting proposals for contributions to a collection examining the Nachleben, as well as instances of uninterrupted continuation, of Europe’s medieval chronicling traditions from c. 1500 to 1800 in a series of case studies. While we hope to attract papers collectively representing a wide geographical spread, these are not intended as national surveys but as original essays focusing on different aspects of the representation of the past during the early modern period when an old form of historical writing, no longer the principal form of representing the past, was adapted to serve new purposes as factual source, alternative medium, collectable item, or inspiration for poetry and fiction.
Possible topics of interest include, but are by no means limited to:
early modern continuations of medieval chronicles;
early edition projects of medieval chronicles;
– printed chronicle traditions, including town chronicles and almanac chronicles;
early modern artistic responses to medieval chronicles;
– use of material from medieval chronicles in different contexts, such as drama, political    discourse, architecture, painting;
– collectors of manuscripts with medieval chronicles;
– chronicles in archives;
– survival –and/or loss– of medieval chronicle manuscripts;
– interactions between chronicles and other genres of historical writing;
– the use of medieval chronicles as sources by scholars in the 16th–18th centuries.
At this stage, we invite proposals of 400 words, with additionally a select bibliography, giving an indication of the proposed subject and sources, and including a brief description of previous research. Deadline for proposals: 1 January 2018, to sjoerd.levelt@bilkent.edu.tr
Daniel Woolf (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario)
Sjoerd Levelt (Bilkent University, Ankara)