The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (SSCLE), is an international society of scholars founded in 1980. Its members include scholars from across the generations, whose research covers all aspects of the field including theology, law, literature, art, architecture, numismatics, medicine, social history, archaeology as well as cultural, political, and economic themes.
The SSCLE aims at promoting research and fieldwork, coordinating resources, informing its members of resources and ongoing studies, and promoting awareness of its members and the interested public in developments in the field. Currently the society has over 300 paying members from five continents and 41 countries.
The SSCLE also organizes a major international conference every four years, as well as sessions on crusading history at other conferences where appropriate. Previous conferences have included events in Jerusalem, Istanbul, Avignon, Cácares and Odense.
Photos from Recent SSCLE Events
2021 Conference CFP
The SSCLE is pleased to announce, however, an online conference dedicated to non-established scholars on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July 2021. Proposals for 20-minute papers or for three-paper sessions are welcome from current PhD students, early career researchers or recent PhD graduates not yet in permanent/full-time employment. There will also be limited space available for roundtable sessions.
Paper proposals should consist of an approximately 250-word abstract and brief biographical note. Session proposals should include a session abstract and a title and brief abstract for each participant's paper. Round table proposals should include an abstract and the names and affiliations of the participants.
All applications for sessions and papers must be received at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April 2021.