Call for Papers: Breast Borders: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in the Middle Ages

Leeds IMC 2020

Deadline: 10 August 2019

The Cyprus-based interdisciplinary research project “Lactating Breasts: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium” ( warmly invites proposals for a series of sessions at the International Medieval Congress 2020 (University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2020).

We welcome paper proposals which explore and theorize the lactating woman, herplace and various meanings and uses in Medieval cultures in any of the above and/or other interrelated ways. We are open to various approaches, especially the ones which explore the interconnections between different methods and disciplines, such as Late Antique andMedieval Studies, Philology, Art History, Archaeology, History of Medicine, Sociology, Anthropology, Theology, and Gender and Performance Studies.Please send your abstract (200 words maximum) and a short CV including your email and affiliation no later than the 10th of August 2019 to Stavroula Constantinou( or Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou( Please note that the organizers cannot cover conference registration fee and travel or accommodation expenses.

For details, see the full call for papers: