AEMA’s seventh annual conference will be held from 18-19 November 2010 at the Old Senate Room, Irwin Street Building, The University of Western Australia.

This symposium will explore the subject of courage and cowardice in the early medieval world, c.300-1100, across a range of disciplines. Paper proposals from any relevant areas of study are welcome.

Possible approaches and themes may include: representations in literature, culture and the arts; intellectual and religious understandings; social attitudes; gender implications; anthropological approaches; archaeologies of courage and cowardice.

Papers on all subjects of the early medieval world will be considered, but those adhering to the theme will be given priority if a large number of abstracts are received.

Abstracts of c. 300 words for a 20-minute paper are now being called for from interested participants.  Submissions of 3 x 20 minute paper panel proposals are also welcome. Please supply abstracts, names of contributors and contact details.

Email submissions to Shane McLeod at by 30 June 2010.

Confirmed Plenary Speaker –  Professor Andrew Lynch, Director of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The University of Western Australia