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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


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.

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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

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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:

Event organizer Julie Sommerfeldt

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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:



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


ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (University of Melbourne Node): Book Launch

Book launch for recent publications from the University of Melbourne Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Date: Friday 25 August, 2017.
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Arts Hall, Old Arts Building Level 1, University of Melbourne
RSVP: Please RSVP to by Friday 18 August.

For more details see the flyer below:

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AWAWS Book Launch @ University of Sydney: Six New Monographs

Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies, the Ancient Cultures Research Centre (Macquarie University), and the University of Sydney cordially invite you to join us for a special event.

The occasion celebrates the following recent publications:

  • Associate Professor Julia Kindt (University of Sydney), Revisting Delphi: Religion and Storytelling in Ancient Greece
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer Frances Muecke (University of Sydney), Rome in Triumph, Volume 1, Books I-II, Biondo Flavio. Translated by Frances Muecke
  • Dr. Kit Morrell (University of Sydney), Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire
  • Dr. Elodie Paillard (University of Sydney), The Stage and the City. Non-elite Characters in the Tragedies of Sophocles
  • Dr. Louise Pryke (Macquarie University), Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World: Ishtar
    Dr. Anne Rogerson, Charles Tesoriero Senior Lecturer (University of Sydney), Virgil’s Ascanius: Imagining the Future in the Aeneid

Date: Thursday 10 August, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Venue: Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, Madsen Building, University of Sydney
RSVP: by 3 August to or

State Library of NSW: Jane Austen 200 Events

It has been 200 years since Jane Austen died, and despite being penned over two centuries ago her works remain both in print and in style.

Join us for a series of events celebrating the life, work and times of this much-loved author Jane Austen.

Regency High Tea
Saturday, 22 July 2017 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Why We Should Still be Reading Austen
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Austen Aloud
Tuesday 18 July 2017 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

All Things Austen: Jane Austen Trivia Night
Friday, 21 July 2017 – 6pm to 8:30pm

For full details of all events, and to to book, please visit:

Royal Society of New Zealand: New Category of Membership for Early Career Researchers

Are you an active researcher and within 10 years of completing your highest qualification (usually a PhD)? If yes, then you may qualify for ECR (Early Career Researcher) membership of the Royal Society of New Zealand, which attracts a 50% rebate on the full subscription.

You can find out more and apply here:

ECR membership is a new category of RSNZ membership. In addition to the benefits of all individual members, ECR members will also belong to the RSNZ ECR Forum, a section of the Royal Society dedicated to engaging ECRs across all disciplines and fostering a collaborative, communicative, and respected community. ECR members can participate in all ECR events that RSNZ runs throughout the country. These events are targeted to the needs of ECRs, including communication, mentoring, networking skills, and career building. There will also be an emphasis on fostering relations between ECRs and Constituent Organisations, such as The New Zealand Historical Association (NZHA).

The Society for the History of Emotions

The Society for the History of Emotions welcomes members working in the field of the history of emotions across the world, including independent scholars, early career researchers and postgraduates.

It aims to:

    • organise conferences, symposia and postgraduate training events to further knowledge of the history of emotions;
    • provide global information, networking and collaborative opportunities for scholars of emotions;
    • produce the journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS).

The Council of the Society includes Jacqueline Van Gent (Convenor), Susan Broomhall, Ute Frevert, Piroska Nagy, Carly Osborn, Miri Rubin, Giovanni Tarantino, Stephanie Trigg and Paul Yachnin.

Emotions: History, Culture, Society

Emotions: History, Culture, Society is published under the auspices of the Society and edited by Katie Barclay and Andrew Lynch. Giovanni Tarantino is Reviews Editor. It has a distinguished Advisory Board. The first issue will appear in mid-2017.

EHCS is a bi-annual journal dedicated to understanding emotions in historical, social and cultural contexts, and to exploring the role of emotion in shaping human experience, societies, cultures and environments.

It will publish theoretically-informed work from a range of historical, cultural and social domains. It will embrace multidisciplinary approaches (both qualitative and quantitative) from history, art, literature, law, languages, music, politics, sociology, cognitive sciences, cultural studies, environmental humanities, religious studies, linguistics, philosophy, psychology and related disciplines.

For enquiries about EHCS, email


To join the Society for the History of Emotions and receive two issues of EHCS per year, visit:

Membership plus online journal:

  • $70 (standard)
  • $45 (concession)

Membership plus printed journal and online version:

  • $85 (standard)
  • $60 (concession)


Book and Place: University of Otago, Center for the Book Annual Research Symposium (2016) – Registration Now Open

Book and Place
2016 Centre for the Book Annual Research Symposium
Centre for the Book, University of Otago, Dunedin
27-28 October, 2016

This year’s event will open with a public lecture on Thursday night (27 October, 2016), followed by a day of stimulating papers (Friday 28 October 2016). Thursday night’s lecture at the Dunedin Public Library will be given by Neville Peat, author of numerous books about Southern New Zealand ( Come listen to this well-known author reflect on his sense of book and place as he describes, in words and pictures, some of New Zealand’s most remote and precious areas and landmarks, and his ideas for an autobiography that explores an array of New Zealand islands spanning 8,500 kms of latitude, from the tropical to the frozen.

Friday will consist of panels of 20-min papers, with a plenary lecture by Dr. Ingrid Horrocks of Massey University after morning tea. Ingrid is one of the editors of the forthcoming Victoria University Press title, Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as an online anthology about a particular place, Pukeahu ( The day will open with reflections by Professor Tony Ballantyne. The full program is available to download here:

We are also delighted that Nicky Page will be joining us. As Director to Dunedin’s City of Literature program, Nicky will have lots of thoughts about our topic and will also look forward to hearing the insights of others.

Thanks to support from the Department of English and Linguistics, the Division of the Humanities, and the Centre for Research on Colonial Cultures, we are delighted that there will be no charge for the symposium, though participants will need to bring or buy their own lunch. We will provide a reception following the evening lecture, and morning and afternoon tea.

We look forward to seeing you. We can accommodate 70 people in the Marjorie Barclay Theatre of the Otago Museum, so please ensure you register early to secure a place. To register, please send an email providing your name as you wish it to appear on your name tag and your email address to You will also need to notify the Public Library that you wish to attend the Thursday evening lecture by going to the Library’s event site to let them know you are coming:

Petition – Save Humanities at the University of Otago

Spread the word and help save Humanities at the University of Otago:

“Some of you may have heard about the restructure of Humanities at the University of Otago. Owing to a decline in student numbers, the University is claiming the Division of Humanities has a budget shortage that must be balanced by cutting staff. A number of Departments within the Division are being targeted for staff redundancies by the end of the year. See here:…/humanities-division-cuts-focus-reve…

The Tertiary Education Union is running a Heart Humanities campaign to support affected staff and to challenge the time frame and scope of the cuts. Some context to this situation is the National Government’s funding of Maths and Science students at a higher rate than Humanities enrolments and the University’s budget priorities, which include spending millions on campus beautification projects and sponsoring rugby teams!

While we have strong support from within the University from staff and students, we also need public support, and in particular, support from external Universities and scholars. We have set up a petition to collate external support. Please sign & share:”

Australian and New Zealand Branch of International Arthurian Society – Renewal of Subscriptions for 2016 Now Due

This is a call for anyone interested in joining the Australian and New Zealand Branch of International Arthurian Society (ANZIAS).

Renewal of your subscriptions for 2016 is now due, so it is the perfect time to join. The registration is AUD$35, which includes a copy of the forthcoming edition of the  Journal of the International Arthurian Society (JIAS). This edition includes a suite of essays on ‘Positive Arthurian Emotions’ edited by Andrew Lynch. Excellent value!

Also, another reason for joining is that the next International Arthurian Congress, is to be held in Wuerzburg, Germany, from July 24th-29th, 2017. In order to participate in the Congress, which is always a vital and illuminating event, you are required to be a member of one of the IAS branches. The deadline for proposals is 1 October, 2016. The topics are:
a. Voice(s), Sounds and the Rhetoric of Performance
b. Postmedieval Arthur: Print and Other Media
c. Translation, Adaption and the Movement of texts
d. Current State of Arthurian Editions: Problems and Perspectives
e. Sacred and Profane in Arthurian Romance
f. Critical Modes and Arthurian Literature: Past, Present and Future

For more information, visit the website:

If you would like to join, or you have any questions, please contact Peta Beasley at