Call for Papers The 2018 Annual Meeting

Call for Papers
The 2018 Annual Meeting of
the Japan Society for Medieval European Studies (JSMES)
at Kobe University

The 2018 annual meeting of the Japan Society for Medieval European Studies will be held on 23rd and 24th of June 2018 at Kobe University. The Program Committee invites proposals for papers (30 minutes in Japanese or English) on topics of medieval studies. Any member of the JSMES (or Medieval Association of the Pacific) may submit a paper proposal. There are normally 4 to 5 papers read at the meeting.

The proposal must have
(1) the proposer’s personal and contact information (the proposer’s name, professional status, e-mail address, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, and paper title),
(2) the proposer’s list of publications and conference papers, and
(3) the proposer’s 250 words abstract.

Proposals should be submitted to Prof. Momo Kanazawa, chairman of the Program Committee, by email (‘‘’’). The deadline is 20 December 2017 Decisions will be announced by the end of January 2018.

Medieval European Studies no.1 (2009)


  • Preface. Shoichi SATO

Symposium “Medieval European Studies in the 21th Century”

  • 〈Keynote Speech〉How was Concept of Middle Ages Invented? Koichi KABAYAMA

〈Invited Talks〉

  •  The Spirit of the Twelfth-Century Renaissance –For the Profound Reconsideration of the Twelfth-Century Renaissance. Takashi JINNO
  •  Holy Meidicine and the Late Medieval Spirituality –Henry of Lancaster’s Le Livre de Seyntz Medicines. Naoë KUKITA YOSHIKAWA
  •  Studies in Medieval Music –Its Past and Present. Teruhiko NASU
  •  Medieval Art History in the 21th Century. Midori TSUZUMI
  •  Theories of the Emotions in Medieval Philosophy Shiro YAMAUCHI


  •  Ecclesial Documents of Family Documents? –A “Genetic” Study of the Cathedral Archive of Urgell from the Ninth to the Eleventh Century. Takashi ADACHI
  •  Notated Music in the Codex Calixtinus –Polyphonic Notator and a Green Line. Makiko HIRAI
  •  Prayers and Vision in Early Flemish Paintings –An Essay on the Function of Images in the Late Medieval Christian Society Sumiko IMAI
  •  Reading Marks in the Books Owned by the Syon Nuns. Satoko TOKUNAGA
  •  The Recent Trend in the Study of Medieval Philosophy. Yoshihisa YAMAMOTO


  • An Account of JSMES’s Seminar for Young Researchers. Yoichi KAJIWARA
  • A Pair of Birds with the Fountain of Life: or How Our Logo Came into Life. Momoe Kanazawa