CFP FOR AN EDITED COLLECTION:
Architectural Representation in the European Middle Ages
Edited by Hannah Bailey, Karl Kinsella, and Daniel Thomas
The architectural remnants of the Middle Ages—from castles and cathedrals to village churches—provide many people’s first point of contact with the medieval period and its culture. Such concrete survivals provide a direct link to the material experience of medieval people. At the same time, exploring the ways in which architecture was conceptualized and depicted can contribute to our understanding of the ideological and imaginative worldview of the period.
This volume seeks to investigate all aspects of architectural representation in the medieval period, encompassing actual, symbolic, or imaginary architectural features, whether still standing today, observable in the archaeological record, or surviving only through depiction in literature or art. Topics of interest might include (but are not limited to) the social and symbolic value of architecture, architectural metaphor or imagery, architecture in visual representations, architecture in the depiction of other spaces, memory and architecture, and architectural style.
The volume is interdisciplinary in outlook and we welcome contributions from across the spectrum of academic disciplines, including literature, history, art, theology, and archaeology.
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, with a brief biographical blurb, to the editors at: firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st November, 2017.
As part of the Medieval Academy of America’s ongoing mission to create “an environment of diversity, inclusion, and academic freedom for all medievalists“, we encourage our members to read and carefully consider “On Race and Medieval Studies: A Collective Statement by Medievalists of Color“.
The Academy is embarking on a series of discussions and policy considerations that will begin to address these issues and lead us towards a Medieval Studies where all are truly welcome and treated with dignity.
Sephardic Identities, Medieval and Early Modern
The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan provides residential fellowships for scholars to conduct research around an annual theme. We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 theme, “Sephardic Identities, Medieval and Early Modern.”
Applications are encouraged from scholars of all ranks (Ph.D. required) working on topics related to Sephardic identities in the medieval and early modern periods, broadly conceived. Topics can include, but are not limited to, expulsion and diaspora, ghettoization and emancipation, the interactions between Sephardic and other Jewish and non-Jewish identities, the origins of Sephardic claims to exceptionalism within medieval Sephardic communities themselves, and the evolution of such notions under pressure from forced conversion and inquisition.
The major goal of the Frankel Institute is to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, promote an atmosphere of openness, and encourage constructive criticism. It seeks to advance Jewish Studies globally and considers diversity and pluralism as fundamental characteristics of a public university and emphasizes such principles in all endeavors. Additionally, the Institute offers a broad range of events to the public, including lectures, symposia, art exhibitions, and musical performances.
Applications due October 9, 2017
For more information, and complete application materials go to
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