II International Conference on the Middle Ages, under the theme “Space and Power in medieval urban Europe”.

From October, 5-7, 2017, the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM | NOVAFCSH, Lisbon)
and the municipality of Castelo de Vide (Portugal) are organizing the II International
Conference on the Middle Ages, under the theme “Space and Power in medieval urban
We invite researchers from any scientific area interested in the subject of the medieval
cities to submit session, paper or poster proposals within the range of the following
thematic panels:
1 – The intervention of powers over the urban space: strategies and tensions
2 – Places of power within the city: an archaeological perspective
3 – Places of power within the city: constructions, rituals, pathways and symbols
4 – Representing urban spaces of power: literature and iconography
5 – Materialities: archaeological markers for urban powers
6 – Space and power in medieval Castelo de Vide: multidisciplinary approaches to a
borderland area.
The meeting will have three plenary conferences carried out by researchers invited by the
organization and thematic sessions. Each session will integrate three paper presentations
and will be 60 minutes long. Interested researchers can submit organized sessions or
individual papers which will be gathered by the organizing committee in coherent panels.
It will also be possible to submit poster proposals within the conference’s thematic panels.
The meeting will also have a sociocultural program with a guided tour to Castelo de
Vide’s historical centre, the Conference Dinner and also a tour to Marvão and Ammaia at
the end of the scientific program. It will also be launched the book which resulted from
de 1st edition of the International Conference on the Middle Ages (Castelo de Vide,
October 2016).
The conference languages are Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.
Scientific committee:
Antonio Collantes de Terán (Universidade de Sevilha);
Antonio Malpica Cuello (Universidade de Granada);
Beatriz Arizaga Bolumburu (Universidade de Cantábria-Santander);
Denis Menjot (Universidade Lyon 2);
Iria Gonçalves (Universidade Nova de Lisboa);
Isabel del Val Valdivieso (Universidade de Valladolid);
Jean-Luc Fray (Universidade Balise Pascal – Clermont II);
Jesús Solórzano Telechea (Universidade de Cantábria-Santander);
José Avelino Gutiérrez González (Univesidade de Oviedo);
María Asenjo González (Universidade Complutense de Madrid);
Maria Helena da Cruz Coelho (Universidade de Coimbra);
Mário Barroca (Universidade do Porto);
Michel Bochaca (Universidade de La Rochelle)
Peter Clark (U.Helsínquia)
Organizing Committee:
Amélia Aguiar Andrade (NOVA-FCSH | IEM)
Catarina Tente (NOVA-FCSH | IEM)
Patrícia Martins (C.M.C.V.)
Sara Prata (NOVA-FCSH | IEM)
Deadline for session, paper and poster proposals: July 15th
Announcement of accepted sessions, papers and posters: July 30th
Final program launch: September 10th
Conference fees
Speakers (general): 40 €
University students (undergraduates, MA and PhD): 30 €
IEM integrated researchers and students at FCSH: 20 €
The basic registration back for speakers includes lunch during conference days, guided
tour to Castelo de Vide and Conference Dinner.
Saturday’s visit to Marvão and the roman town of Ammaia (lunch included): 15 €
Enrolment: http://www.castelodevide.pt/idade-media/en_GB/