CFP: Early Medieval Practices of Reading and Writing

The Huygens Institute announces a three-day conference in Den Haag, The Netherlands from 3-5 June 2015 entitled ” ‘Namque ego suetus eram hos libros legisse frequenter’: Early Medieval Practices of Reading and Writing”. The conference deals with the subject of books, practices of writing, reading, copying and studying in the early Middle Ages. It is organized by the research project “Marginal Scholarship: The Practice of Learning in the Early Middle Ages (c. 800 – c. 1000)”. We invite papers on the following themes:

1. Practices of annotating
2. The profile of annotating practices
3. Cultures of writing

A selection of the papers from the conference will be collected in an edited volume, to be published in 2016.

We ask you to send us a title and abstract (ca 400-500 words), your contact information and affiliation to The deadline for sending in abstracts is 15 January 2015. You will hear back from us before 15 February 2015 whether your proposal has been accepted. More information can be found on:

The organizers offer to cover your expenses of accommodation. No fee will be asked, lunches will be provided and one conference diner. For your travel expenses we kindly ask you to rely on the budget of your own university or other academic sponsor. If this is a problem, please indicate this in your correspondence with us, so that we can take the possibility of covering your travel expenses as well into consideration.