Thursday, 22 October 2009

CFP: Error: Aspects and Approaches, Lincoln College, Oxford 16-17 April 2010

ERROR: Aspects and Approaches

An international Conference at the University of Oxford, April 16-17 2010

This conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students. A volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum Monographs Series. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers will be 20 minutes or less. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to by 5th January 2010.

Suggested topics might include:

  • Misunderstanding; Miscommunication; Misinterpretation; Misattribution; Mistranslattion
  • Scribal error; Mismatch (image vs. text); Retractions; Textual variance
  • Factual error; Received error
  • Personification of error
  • Mistaken identity
  • Political mistake
  • False confessions; Lying
  • Confusion; Deception
  • Knightly errance
  • Theological error; Spiritual error
  • Scientific error
  • Disharmony/Discord
  • Medievalism; Early Modern and later (mis)corrections
  • Epistemology; Logic
  • Crime and misdemeanour

The conference fee is expected to be in the region of £25 (twenty-five pounds). We hope to organize a conference banquet in Lincoln's lovely hall on the Friday night and will provide details of this as soon as they are available. All updates and further information can be obtained from

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