CfP: Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea (Catholic University of America)

“Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea”
March 20-21, 2015 – The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

The Catholic University of America’s School of Arts and Sciences, School of Theology and Religious Studies, and the University Honors Program invites paper proposals for an interdisciplinary graduate student conference to explore the influence of the Virgin Mary and her image through time. The conference seeks to attract papers that draw on various approaches to the subject, including art history, history, music, literature, theater, and theology. Advanced undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply. Participants will be asked to limit their presentations to a maximum of 20 minutes, so as to leave ample time for discussion.

A limited number of competitive travel grants will be available to successful applicants, and registration for the conference is free of charge.

The opening day of the conference will be held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and will feature a keynote address by renowned medieval historian Dr. Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at the University of London. The second day of the conference will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America.

Paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 300 words, your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and academic standing. Completed proposals should be emailed to corcoranvr at no later than October 31, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by November 26, 2014.

For further information, please contact: Vanessa Corcoran at corcoranvr at

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