Visigothic Symposia, 2016-2020
Visigothic Symposia (VgS) is a series of five online symposia eliciting the latest and most innovative research in Visigothic studies. There will be five online symposia, running from 2016-2020. The research focus is the history and archaeology of the Visigoths from the 4th century to the eighth. However, Visigothic studies refers not only to the historical Visigoths – their actions, their productions, and their depictions – but also to their subsequent legacy, in diverse manuscripts and editions, competing historiographies, conflictual political discourses, etc., from the middle ages to today. Each symposium will be broken into two specific and complementing themes in Visigothic studies, for example, law and theology, or literature and violence, or religion and territory.
The online symposia papers will be followed by formal responses by each theme’s respective participants. There will be ten papers and ten responses. All twenty items will be peer-reviewed and meet the editorial standards of N&N and Punctum Books. Subsequently, the symposium materials will be published, subject to double-blind peer-review, by N&N as OA and pod books. In total there will be five VgS volumes constructed as a progressive dialogic set.
Ostrogothic Symposia, 2017-2021
Ostrogothic Symposia (OgS) is a series of online, open-access symposia envisioned as a gathering of the most critical and innovative research in Ostrogothic studies. It is also an academic effort intimately (and intellectually) linked to the Visigothic Symposia (VgS).
There will be five online symposia, running from 2017-2021. The research focus is the history, the textual production and the political impact of the Ostrogoths during the late 5th century to the late sixth. One should not think that Ostrogothic studies are restricted to this short historical period, however: themes of investigation should (and will) range from the historicity of Ostrogoths per se to the legacy they left in the imagery and thought of subsequent historical players, such as the Carolingians or even us, modern scholars and researchers.
Each of these symposia will be divided into two broad, complementing topics in Ostrogothic Studies, such as “ideology” and “identity,” “legal discourses” and “political practices,” “religion” and “diplomacy.”
Liber Iudiciorum, New Edition & Translation
Co-directed by N&N’s Michael J. Kelly (NY) and Isabel Velazquez Soriano (Madrid).
Details of the team, editing plan and schedule of publication coming soon…