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Call for Papers: Borderlines XXIII Date and Place

Trinity College, University of Dublin is delighted to announce the call for papers for the twenty-third annual Borderlines conference on the theme of ‘Sound and Silence’. Borderlines XXIII is co-organised by TCD’s School of English, School of Histories and Humanities, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, and the Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Borderlines is also held in conjunction with Trinity Week 2019.
Trinity College, University of Dublin, 26th–28th April 2019

Borderlines XXIII invites abstracts of no more than 300 words on the theme of ‘Sound and Silence’. Papers can focus on one or both concepts. We welcome submissions from postgraduates and early career researchers in any discipline relating to the medieval and early modern periods.


Sound and Silence in the Medieval and Early Moder World Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Soundscapes and landscapes
- Nationalism, ethnicity, and grand narratives
- Silenced genders and sexualities
- Commemoration/remembering
- Mythology, legends and oral tradition
- Manuscript production
- Material/visual culture
- Language written/oral
- Historiography
- Burial/memorial
-Intellectual culture and networks of learning
- Hagiography/biography
- Music and musicology

Abstracts can be subm itted on our website and queries can be directed to