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BAA Annual Conference 2018: Cambridge: College, Church and City – Call For Papers

Cambridge: College, Church and City
British Archaeological Association Annual Conference 2018
Cambridge, UK
1-5 September, 2018

The Association holds an annual conference at a centre of established importance in the medieval period, usually in the British Isles and occasionally in mainland Europe.

The annual conferences focus on the medieval art, architecture and archaeology of one location, and visit all the city’s or areas most important medieval sites, including some not usually accessible to the public.

All our conferences welcome professional scholars and amateur enthusiasts alike who are members of the association.

More information: http://thebaa.org/meetings-events/conferences/annual-conferences.

Abstracts Due: 1 February, 2018

URGENT CHANGE OF DATE Thomas Biggs, Huguenots, Book offer – University of Sydney

1.     Department of Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar Series, Semester 2, 2017

CHANGE OF DATE

Thomas Biggs (CCANESA Apollo Fellow, University of Georgia)

New Date: 31 August 2017 4.15pm (originally 21 August)

Conference Room of the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, Madsen Building (F09),

2.     The Huguenots: French Reformers. Their Faith and Diaspora.

4 November 2017

10.00am —6.00pm

Dinner 6.00pm at ’99 on York’ York Street, Sydney
Keynote speaker: Dr Robin Gwynn

See attached flyer for registration, payment, program and further information.

Download (PDF, 1.11MB)

3.     Book-special offer

Muecke and Campanelli, The Invention of Rome: Biondo Flavio’s Roma Triumphans and its Worlds (Geneva, 2017)

See attached prospectus. Book available for a short time at a discounted price

Download (PDF, 1.21MB)

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) – Call For Proposals

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) calls for proposals for thematic issues for its 2019 second issue. Issues can be on any topic that falls within the journal’s remit to enhance our understanding of emotions as temporally and geographically situated phenomena. Issues should be theoretically informed and bring a range of methodological perspectives to the topic. ‘Methodology’ here is construed broadly to incorporate different disciplinary, theoretical and methodological approaches.

Issues are a maximum of 64,000 words. They will typically consist of around eight articles, including a scholarly introduction. Essays should be original and not published elsewhere. The guest editor/s will be responsible for providing copy ready for peer review before December 2018. All copy should conform to the EHCS Style Guide. The journal editors will be responsible for arranging reviews; any nal decision over publication will lie with them.

PROPOSALS SHOULD CONSIST OF:

  • Title
  • Description of the theme and its contribution to the eld of emotions scholarship (500–1000 words)
  • 300-word biography for each editor, indicating their expertise on the topic
  • List of confirmed contributors (including short biographies), article titles and 300-word abstracts

Proposals are due by 15 December 2017 and should be emailed to editemotions@gmail.com.

All correspondence and queries should be addressed to Katie Barclay and Andrew Lynch at editemotions@gmail.com.

PROPOSALS WILL BE ASSESSED ON THE FOLLOWING BASIS:

  • Suitability for the journal
  • Originality of the contribution to the eld
  • Significance of the theme/ ability to advance scholarship in exciting ways
  • Range of perspectives brought to the theme by the individual contributions
  • Range and quality of authors

EDITORIAL PROCESS:

EHCS editors will notify applicants of their decision by 1 March 2018.

The guest editor/s will commission and preselect essays before submitting them with an introduction to EHCS before December 2018.

EHCS will arrange for independent and anonymous peer review in accordance with our established practice.

After peer review, EHCS will communicate the feedback to the guest editor/s. Where necessary, the guest editor/s will work with the authors to bring the submissions to required quality.

Occasionally, an article will be determined as not suitable for publication after review or following revision. The final decision to publish is reserved by the EHCS editors.

Shakespeare and Science Fiction – Call For Papers

Shakespeare and Science Fiction
The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF)
Anglia Ruskin University
28 April, 2018

Despite science fiction’s associations with modernity and popular culture, it seems haunted by the literary canon. Shakespeare, in particular, has had a significant influence on the genre. Many texts and films rework or allude to Shakespeare’s plays. A well known example is Forbidden Planet (1956) which reimagines The Tempest in space. More recently, Iain Pears wove plot strands from As You Like It into the complex triple narrative of his novel Arcadia (2015).

Shakespeare has appeared as a character in many science fiction texts. Often in these he becomes a kind of touchstone for humanity – In the Doctor Who episode ‘The Shakespeare Code’ (2007) the Doctor refers to him as ‘the most human human there’s ever been.’ His plays sometimes have the power to prove that the earth should be spared from alien wrath – at other times they represent a consolation for the scattered remnants of humanity after a terrible catastrophe.

Over the decades writers have repeatedly been drawn to encounters between Shakespeare and non-humans – robots, aliens, post-humans – imagining their possible responses to his work. Science fiction has also had an impact on the way Shakespeare’s plays have been adapted and performed. In his 2016 BBC production of the play, Russell T. Davies transplanted A Midsummer Night’s Dream from ancient Athens to a dystopian future.

Papers are invited for a one-day conference on all aspects of the intersection between Shakespeare and science fiction. Proposals are welcomed from researchers at all stages of their career, including postgraduate students, independent scholars and creative writers.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a CV to sarah.brown@anglia.ac.uk by Friday 6 October 2017.

Gothic Ivory Sculpture: Content and Context – recent publication

Dear all,

I am very happy to announce that Gothic Ivory Sculpture: Content and Context is now freely available to download or read online at http://courtauld.ac.uk/research/courtauld-books-online/gothic-ivory-sculpture. This is the latest title to be published as part of the Courtauld Books Online series.

This volume gathers papers delivered at the conference of the same name co-organised by the Courtauld Institute of Art and the British Museum in 2014 and two papers from the previous 2012 conference co-organised with the Victoria & Albert Museum (articles by Michele Tomasi and by Elisabeth Antoine-König and Juliette Levy-Hinstin).

I would also like to draw your attention to a few recent publications:

–          Jutta Kappel, Elfenbeinkunst im Grünnen Gewölbe zu Dresden (Dresden, 2017)

–          Simonetta Castronovo, Fabrizio Crivello, Michele Tomasi (eds.), Avori Medievali. Collezioni del Museo Civico d’Arte Antica di Torino (Savigliano: L’Artistica Savigliano, 2016).

–     Entries on ivory carvings and Embriachi work by Benedetta Chiesi and Michele Tomasi, in Andrea Bacchi and Andrea De Marchi (dir.), La Galleria di Palazzo Cini. Dipinti, sculture, oggetti d’arte (Venice: Marsilio, 2016), no. 61-77.

–      A few papers on ivories (inevitably) in: Glyn Davies and Eleanor Townsend (eds.), A Reservoir of Ideas: Essays in Honour of Paul Williamson (London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2017).

–     and also: J. Papp and B. Chiesi (eds.), John Brampton Philpot’s Photographs of Fictile Ivory (Budapest, 2016), in Hungarian… and English!

 

An exhibition not to be missed (… though I will)

The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick (ME), 24 June – 26 November 2017

http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/2017/Ivory-Mirror.shtml

And accompanying catalogue:

Stephen Perkinson (ed.), The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe (New Haven: Yale University Press with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 2017).

 

With best wishes,

Catherine

Dr Catherine Yvard | National Art Library Special Collections Curator | V&A Museum | Cromwell Road | South Kensington | London SW7 2RL | 020 7942 2260 | c.yvard@vam.ac.uk @DrYvard

 

University of Toronto: Associate/Full Professor (17th Century English Literature) – Call For Applications

University of Toronto – Department of English
Associate/Full Professor – 17th Century English Literature

Location: Toronto – Canada
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, St George campus, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of 17th Century Literature and Culture, with special emphasis on Milton. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD in English or appropriate field and an established international reputation based on a record of scholarly excellence appropriate to their career stage. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, externally funded research program. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, excellent teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. A teaching dossier should be submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of sustained contributions and publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees themselves of high international standing. The successful candidate will be considered for a Canada Research Chair (tier I). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1701133.

Applications close on: 18 September, 2017.

University of Sydney – August Events

1. Department of Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar Series, Semester 2, 2017

Note especially:

22nd Todd Memorial Lecture: Professor Greg Woolf

Institute of Classical Studies, University of London

How Cosmopolitan was Imperial Rome?

Thursday 24 August 6.00pm

General Lecture Theatre Quadrangle, A14

See attached for complete program for Semester 2

2. Obsession and Philanthropy: The Dante Collection in Fisher Library

Professor Nerida Newbigin will talk about Dante Alighieri, the illustrated manuscripts and printed editions of the Divine Comedy, and individuals who shaped the collection: Sir Charles Nicholson, Dr WJS McKay and Professor Frederick May

Thursday, 24 August 1:00pm–1:30pm

Charles Perkins Centre Hub Level 6 Seminar Room, Camperdown/Darlington

Registration required and more information at:

http://usyd.libcal.com/event/3440337

Event organizer Julie Sommerfeldt

Download (PDF, 420KB)

3. To be or not to be? How to be cultured: Shakespeare & the arts in the 21st century

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, U of Sydney

It’s part of the ‘Outside the Square’ program. The panel is Huw Griffiths, Kip Williams, Artistic Director of the STC, and playwright Alana Valentine.

Thursday 31 August 6.00pm–8:30pm

$15 Students

$20 Alumni

$25 Friends

To register and for more information:

http://sydney.edu.au/arts/outsidethesquare/the_season.shtml#still?cid=em_se-aug-2017

 

OVERSEAS

CARMEN – The Worldwide Medieval Network–Newsletter August 2017

Information about

CARMEN Annual Meeting in Ghent, Belgium

CARMEN at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds (July 3-6 2017)

CARMEN Members and their Projects-Digitising Patterns of Poer

Early Career Research-vacancies, funds, fellowships, grants and jobs

Events and New Projects

http://mailchi.mp/opayq/carmen-newsletter-august-2017?e=2401eb6695

 

Gender and Medieval Studies Group and Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Joint Conference – Call For Papers

A Gender and Medieval Studies Group and Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Joint Conference
Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
8-10 January, 2018

The glittering beauty of the Alfred Jewel, the rich illustration of the Lindisfarne Gospels, the dominating Great West Window of York Minster, the intricate embroidery of the Bayeux Tapestry, the luminous Maestà of Duccio, the opulent Oseberg ship burial, and the sophisticated imagery of the Ruthwell cross are all testament to the centrality of the visual to our understanding of a range of medieval cultures.

Constructed at and across the intersections of race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national identity, age, social class, and economic status, gendered medieval identities are multiple, mobile, and multivalent. Iconography – both religious and secular – plays a key role in the representation of such multifaceted identities. But visual symbols do not merely represent personhood. Across the range of medieval media, visual symbolism is used actively to produce, inscribe, and express the gendered identities of both individuals and groups.

The 2018 Gender and Medieval Studies Conference welcomes papers on all aspects of gender, identity and iconography from those working on medieval subjects in any discipline.

Papers may address, but are not limited to:

  • Sight and Blindness
  • Visible and Invisible Identities
  • Visual Languages
  • Colour and Shade
  • Icons and Iconoclasm
  • Light and Darkness
  • Collective and Individual Identities
  • Orthodox and Heretical imagery
  • Aesthetics
  • Subject and Motif
  • Convention and Innovation

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers. Please email proposals of approx. 200 words to gmsconference2018@gmail.com by Monday 4 September 2017. We will also consider proposals for alternative kinds of presentation, including full panel proposals, performance and art; please contact the organisers to discuss.

A conference for everyone

Corpus Christi College’s auditorium is fully wheelchair accessible, has accessible toilets, and features a hearing loop for those using hearing aids. Please contact us if you have specific accessibility needs you would like to discuss. We plan to provide a private lactation space.

It is hoped that the Kate Westoby Fund will be able to offer a modest contribution towards (but not the full costs of) as many postgraduate student travel expenses as possible. We are exploring other avenues to make the conference financially feasible for postgraduates and early career scholars to attend.

University of Toronto: Assistant Professor (Early Modern Lit. w/ Special Emphasis on Shakespeare & Drama) – Call For Applications

University of Toronto – Department of English
Assistant Professor – Early Modern Literature with Special Emphasis on Shakespeare and Drama

Location: Toronto – Canada
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, St George campus, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Early Modern Literature with special emphasis on Shakespeare and Drama. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD in English or appropriate field by date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and an emerging international reputation. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, excellent teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. A teaching dossier which includes these materials should be submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by an outstanding dissertation, publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of international standing. The successful candidate is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an externally funded research program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1701181

The closing date for applications is: October 16, 2017.

University of Kent: Lecturer in Medieval History – Call For Applications

University of Kent – School of History
Lecturer in Medieval History c. 400-1100

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £32,958 to £46,924 £32958 – £46924
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The School of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Early Medieval History (c. 400-1100). We welcome applications from all interested individuals in any field of British and/or European and/or Mediterranean History, within this time period. An interdisciplinary approach to these research fields and experience of teaching graduate students are desirable.

For full information and to apply, please visit: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BDD827/lecturer-in-medieval-history-c-400-1100.

Application close on: 1 September, 2017.