Call for Papers – 3rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conference in Cyprus

3rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus – March 2015

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to consider submitting a paper for the Mediaeval and Renaissance studies multidisciplinary conference Othello’s Island being held at the Severis Foundation in Nicosia, Cyprus in March 2015.

Now in its third year, this annual conference brings together speakers from a wide variety of disciplines and from all over the world to discuss not only Levantine history, culture and society in the Mediaeval and Renaissance periods, but wider apects of this period in history including its enduring legacy.

This might include looking at medieval travelogues and Shakespeare’s poetry and plays, as well as art and architectural history of the Byzantine, Western Medieval and muslim worlds, religious and social relations and much much more.

For further information please visit the conference website at:

http://www.othellosisland.org

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Call for Papers – 3rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conference

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
3rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus – March 2015

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to consider submitting a paper for the Mediaeval and Renaissance studies multidisciplinary conference Othello’s Island being held at the Severis Foundation in Nicosia, Cyprus in March 2015.

Now in its third year, this annual conference brings together speakers from a wide variety of disciplines and from all over the world to discuss not only Levantine history, culture and society in the Mediaeval and Renaissance periods, but wider apects of this period in history including its enduring legacy.

This might include looking at medieval travelogues and Shakespeare’s poetry and plays, as well as art and architectural history of the Byzantine, Western Medieval and muslim worlds, religious and social relations and much much more.

For further information please visit the conference website at:

http://www.othellosisland.org

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Call for Papers – 22nd International Conference of Europeanists

Call for Papers: 22nd International Conference of Europeanists

“Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures”
Paris, France • July 8-10, 2015
Organized by the Council for European Studies

In many historical moments, Europe’s futures have seemed not simply open and uncertain, but replete with contradiction. Similarly, in contemporary Europe, the responses of both ordinary Europeans and the continent’s collective institutions to the challenges posed by crisis again constitute a series of contradictions—many of which reiterate large questions from Europe’s past, while also affecting the ability of social forces to imagine possible futures.

Today, Europe is a space within which the principle of social solidarity appears firmly rooted, yet also one in which the politics of austerity threaten to erode welfare state commitments. It is a context in which supra-national institutions and transnational social connections have progressed far, but also the scene of substantial efforts to reassert nationalism. It is a setting in which many are disenchanted with mainstream politics, yet also challenged by the possible growth of new movements. These and other tensions manifest themselves in individual lives, social relations, institutions, and collective projects.

Thus, for its 2015 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers that examine such opposing tendencies and, facing forward, consider the many potential futures emerging from the European crisis. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. Although it is not mandatory that papers be related to the conference theme, papers that do so are especially welcome. The Committee will accept only two submissions per person as attendees may only present in a maximum of two sessions.

We strongly encourage participants to submit their proposals as part of an organized panel. Full panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process by the Program Committee. Participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the growing number of CES Research Networks.

Deadlines:
Proposals may be submitted from August 18 to October 13, 2014. Participants will be notified of the Committee’s decisions by December 18, 2014. Information on how to submit will be posted on the Council’s website and disseminated through its newsletter. To subscribe to the CES newsletter, join the CES mailing list today.

For more information, please visit: https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/2015-ces-conference

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Jobs for Medievalists

University of Toronto, Department of English
Assistant Professor – Old English
Requisition Number: 1401795

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: English
Campus: St George (downtown Toronto)
Closing Date: 31/Oct/14

The University of Toronto invites applications for a joint tenure-stream position in the Department of English (75%) and the Centre for Medieval Studies (25%) in the field of Old English. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2015.

Applicants must have earned a PhD by July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies offer the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in units that are committed to studying both medieval culture and English language and literature in historical depth and geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department and the Centre reflect that diversity in their approach to English as a world language. The Department and Centre are committed to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must display evidence of excellence in both these areas.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/careers/co.htm . Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact careers.english@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to careers.english@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 31, 2014.

For more information about the Department of English, please visit http://english.utoronto.ca or for the Centre of Medieval Studies at http://medieval.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Jobs for Medievalists

The Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, invites applications for a position as Drafting Editor at the Dictionary of Old English. This is a grant-funded contractually limited term appointment for three years, with the possibility of renewal, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on January 1, 2015.

The successful candidate will have a PhD by time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also demonstrate a deep familiarity and expertise with the Corpus of Old English and have excellent research ability. The successful candidate will have teaching experience and will be expected to contribute to teaching in the graduate program in the Centre for Medieval Studies. Knowledge of medieval Latin is essential and proficiency in a cognate Germanic language is desirable. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to draft entries for the Dictionary of Old English.

This position offers a rare opportunity to participate in team research in the humanities, and therefore the ability to work well with other members of the project and to complete entries efficiently and expeditiously to deadline is of paramount importance. The position also involves outreach to the public, so the ability to communicate the project’s research in a dynamic, engaging manner is also essential. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract and writing sample up to a maximum of 20 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact director.medieval@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Centre for Medieval Studies via e-mail to director.medieval@utoronto.ca.

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies or the Dictionary of Old English, please visit our home pages: http://www.medieval.utoronto.ca, and http://www.doe.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Call for Papers – Rewriting Arthurian Matter

The French originals were repeatedly rewritten in many ways, in a process of recreation that transformed them profoundly, altering their aesthetic and ideological dimensions while it expanded their reception. The prosification and the ciclification of the matter favoured themes and original forms that were disseminated throughout Europe. And this transfer often entailed a linguistic translation, which was the subject, many times also, of its own and long rewriting, as was the case in the Iberian Peninsula, where, in addition, it provided the model for the indigenous romance Amadis de Gaula. These different rewritings and their processing are, therefore, the themes of the colloquium.

Those wishing to present a paper are invited to send a proposal of approximately two hundred words to pgracia@ugr.es by December 1. The languages of the colloquium are the official ones of the Society (French, English and German), as well as the Hispano- Romance languages and Italian, in the case of works on the subject in both peninsulas.

Acceptance of proposals will be communicated by email and a few days after receipt. The message will contain information regarding registration, accomodation and travel, that will also appear in the website of the colloquium www.ugr.es/~pgracia, now in preparation. A provisional program will be published in December.

Registration fees are set at . 65 for participants who belong to any of the various branches of the International Arthurian Society and . 100 for others who register, but discounts will be granted in order to favour the participation of researchers from Latin American countries or from Eastern Europe.

February is a good month to visit Granada and enjoying the views of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada and where 30 km away it is possible to ski under the sun. The city has an airport, although, in many cases, it is more convenient to fly to Malaga, located an hour and a half away by road.

Paloma Gracia, secretary of the Hispanic branch of the International Arthurian Society

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Call for Papers – The Learned Clerk in Late Medieval England Neglected Sources

The Learned Clerk in Late Medieval England
Neglected Sources, New Perspectives
A Symposium at Bates College, 9-10 July 2015

Organised by
Sylvia Federico & James Clark

Between the death of Edward III and the first deposition of Henry VI the foundations of the English polity fractured. The magnate compact, which healed old wounds and won early victories in the Hundred Years War, was dissolved; the subordination of the commons, within and beyond parliament proved unsustainable; consensus and co-operation across the competing constituencies of the institutional church could no longer be assured. Yet an historical moment of acute crises and chronic uncertainties was also one of remarkable intellectual ferment; of new writing in all three of the kingdom’s languages; of the recovery of old and the reception of new authorities which (re)connected writers and readers both with their cultural heritage and with their cultural neighbours; of a readership which appeared to reach across institutional and occupational groups; of the renewal of England’s early passion for the material book, which blossomed in what may be seen as the last great age of script and decoration before the advent of print. The tried and tested labels for this learned culture – the rise of the vernacular, the triumph of the secular clerk, among others – are now recognised to be tired and tenuous. The true fascination of this period is that its intellectual energy flowed not from any one source – or institutional, occupational, social or cultural context – but from the creative tensions between them. The critical challenges for current researchers are to (re)trace and (re)interpret these relationships. This symposium aims to bring together scholars who have been drawn to the period from a variety of disciplinary positions – literature, Latin and Vernacular, history, of church, intellectual life and visual culture, and manuscript studies – together to begin the task of fashioning a fresh interpretative framework. Papers will be grouped according to a number of the themes highlighted in the most recent research: Recovering the sources and the scope for digital renewal; Learned clerk: contexts and outlooks; Authorities; Humanist Gestures; Publication & transmission; Coteries & networks; Modus compilandi libellos: modern editorial approaches to late medieval authorial practice.

Proposals for papers addressing these or related themes are invited by 9 January 2015. Further enquiries to sfederic@bates.edu or j.g.clark@exeter.ac.uk.

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Jobs for Medievalists

Research Associate Passions for Learning | Ref: 493544 |

Job no: 493544
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Arts

Research Associate – Passions for Learning | Ref: 493544 |

ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE HISTORY OF THE EMOTIONS (EUROPE 1100-1800)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $63,332 – $85,942
  • 17% Superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (ranked 88th in the world) with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions.

For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in collaboration with the University of Western Australia, the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and the University of Queensland, seeks to appoint an exceptional postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Western Australia to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions in Europe, c. 1100-1800.

Research Fellowship in Passions for Learning

The research fellow will work with Professor Yasmin Haskell at the University of Western Australia in the ‘Passions for Learning’ project team. This project explores the role of emotion in the work and lives of teachers and students, scholars and scientists, in the classroom, in correspondence, at court, in the laboratory, and in the field. Our new team member will enhance or complement our existing strengths, which include: Latin language, erudition and emotion; women and learning; intercultural learning (e.g. by Jesuit missionaries in Asia and the Americas); and history of science and medicine.

This prestigious fellowship (with an additional $16K pa research support) offers an exciting opportunity for innovative and enthusiastic scholars with demonstrated track records in medieval and/or early modern studies, and a capacity to engage in interdisciplinary research.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline in medieval and/or early modern studies.

Benefits include 17% superannuation and generous leave provisions.  Some relocation allowance for successful applicants will be considered. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

Contact: Professor Yasmin Haskell by email: yasmin.haskell@uwa.edu.au

Closing date: Friday, 24 October 2014

Application Details:

Applications must be submitted online
Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.  Please see the position description prior to applying:

Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/493544/research-associate-passions-for-learning-ref-493544

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Jobs for Medievalists

Research Associate Literature and Culture of War, Conflict and Violence | Ref: 4

Job no: 493545
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Arts

Research Associate – Literature and Culture of War, Conflict and Violence, 1100-1500
| Ref 493545 |

ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE HISTORY OF THE EMOTIONS (EUROPE 1100-1800)

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $63,332 – $85,942
  • 17% Superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (ranked 88th in the world) with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions.

For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in collaboration with the University of Western Australia, the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and the University of Queensland, seeks to appoint an exceptional postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Western Australia to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions in Europe, c. 1100-1800.

Working together with Professor Andrew Lynch, the successful candidate will develop a project relating to the literature and culture of war, conflict and violence in the period 1100-1500. The project will include substantial reference to Middle English, but may also involve other vernacular languages and Latin, and reference to non-textual material. There is scope to include literary and cultural expressions of peace, and to draw connections between medieval and later periods.

This prestigious fellowship (with an additional $16K pa research support) offers an exciting opportunity for innovative and enthusiastic scholars with demonstrated track records in medieval and/or early modern studies, and a capacity to engage in interdisciplinary research.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline in medieval and/or early modern studies.

Benefits include 17% superannuation and generous leave provisions.  Some relocation allowance for successful applicants will be considered. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

Contact: Professor Andrew Lynch by email: andrew.lynch@uwa.edu.au

Closing date: Friday, 24 October 2014

Application Details:

Applications must be submitted onlineFull details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.  Please see the position description prior to applying:

Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/493545/research-associate-literature-and-culture-of-war-conflict-and-violence-ref-493545

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Call for Papers – Rule & Recreation

Postgraduate Medieval Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
21st Annual Postgraduate Medieval Studies Conference
28 February-1 March, 2015
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol, UK

RULE & RECREATION

Keynote address by Alixe Bovey, University of Kent

The University of Bristol hosts the longest-running international medieval postgraduate conference in the UK. This annual event offers medievalists the opportunity to present their research and discuss ideas in an interdisciplinary setting. For our 21st year, we will be looking at two intrinsic aspects of medieval life and culture: Rule and Recreation.

Rule can be interpreted in many different ways, including legal, monarchical, or monastic. In almost ever aspect of medieval society, there were those who made the rules, those who followed them, and those who broke them entirely. Rules governed and were subverted by the less formal delights of medieval life: the recreation of games, songs, plays, storytelling, dance. A consideration of recreational experiences, across cultures and classes, provides insight into medieval life and society.

The aim of this year’s conference is to consider the way these aspects of life were separate and simultaneous, and how, together, they helped to construct the richness of the medieval world. We are interested in the way ideas of rule and recreation existed in the political sphere, the personal realm, the religious institutions, and beyond, as well as the influence of region, socio-economic status, gender and/or other factors upon these concepts. We welcome a wide range of discussion from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, from the literary and historic to the visual arts and the performative to explore how perception and practice of dependence/ independence influenced the medieval world and our understanding of it.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Law & the courts
  • Etiquette and manners
  • Monarchy and expressions of royal power
  • monastic rule and culture
  • Guilds and civic organisations
  • The arts at court and in the community
  • Games, pastimes, and traditional ritual
  • Festivals and festivities
  • Literary constructs and rules of composition

Papers must be no more than 20 minutes long. Papers welcome from current postgraduates and early career researchers.

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent by email (by preference) to cms-postgrad-conference@bristol.ac.uk

or by post:

Laura-Elizabeth Rice
The Greyfriars, Worcester, WR1 2LZ

Deadline for applications:       Friday, 28 November, 2014

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