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Invitation to participate in a research project on book publishing

Volunteers are invited to take part in a research project being held at the University of Sydney. The project aims to discover what are the current book publishing experiences, attitudes, behaviours and expectations among the academic staff in humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) in Australia in order to improve scholarly publishing operations in Australia, their publishing strategy and the skills required from their staff.

The study is being carried out by the following researchers:

  • Dr Agata Mrva-Montoya, University of Sydney
  • Mr Edward Luca, University of Sydney
  • Dr Bhuva Narayan, University of Technology Sydney

The project involves a survey to be completed by HASS academic staff who have published at least one book in the past, as well as a second phase that includes interviews at a later date.

Full details of the research project are included in the Participant Information Statement included in the online survey. Participation is completely voluntary and will take up to 10 minutes.

You can access the survey here: https://redcap.sydney.edu.au/surveys/?s=93WR9TXWW8

If you have any questions about this project or would like to know more before distributing the information about the survey, please feel free to contact Dr Agata Mrva-Montoya.

The survey will be open until 31 July.

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee, The University of Sydney 2018/180.

European Academy of Religion 2019 Call for proposals. Bologna, 4-7 March 2019

The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a new constellation in European scholarship which was established in 2016 with the support of the European Parliament. It aims to create an inclusive network, to act as an open platform, and to provide a framework to foster research, communication, exchange and cooperation concerning important religious issues for the academic world and society at large.

The 2019 EuARe Annual Conference will be hosted at Bologna from Monday 4 March to Thursday 7 March, 2019. The program of the EuARe Conference 2019 will be composed of plenary and working sessions (panels, book presentations, film or documentary
sessions).

In the location of the event, a display space reserved for publishers will be set up. Publishers are invited to organize book presentations with authors and to advertise their participation on their websites and in newsletters in order to draw public attention to their works and encourage attendance.

The Call, here attached, has been recently published on the EuARe website: there you will find all the information you need about the Conference program and your participation (deadlines, registration fees, travel grants and accommodation).

If you wish to contribute to the Conference by convening a panel or applying for a single paper,  the deadline for proposal submission is Friday, 15 June, 2018. For further information and the detailed call for proposals, see https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/

Registrations to the Conference will be open until 4 February, 2019. Early bird rates for registration will be available until 31 October 2018; regular rates until 2 February 2019. After this date only on-site registration will be possible.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bologna!

European Academy of Religion
Via San Vitale 114, 40125, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 239532
eu_are@fscire.it
www.europeanacademyofreligion.org

2019 Conference organized by Fscire
www.fscire.it

PATS Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar – Call for expressions of interest

The committee of ANZAMEMS 2019 is delighted to call for expressions of interest in the Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar (PATS), which will precede the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference on February 4-5, 2019 at the University of Sydney.

No prior digital or manuscript studies skills are required for participation in these PATS.

ORGANISER

Professor Louise D’Arcens, Macquarie University

CONFIRMED GUEST SPEAKERS

Professor Elaine Treharne, Stanford University
Dr Francesco Borghesi, University of Sydney

STRAND 1: Digital Editing and the Medieval & Early Modern Manuscript

This two-day PATS strand will address the following topics:

  • The Paleography and Codicology of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts
  • The Basics of Manuscript Transcription and Scholarly Editing
  • Introduction to the Digital Edition: Challenges and Best Practices
  • Collaborative Editing
  • Text Encoding Fundamentals: XML and the TEI Schema
  • Using Digital Editing Tools: The Graphical XML Editor oXygen

This PATS strand has been developed from a Yale-based graduate workshop series in digital manuscript studies, which takes as its focus non-standard manuscript materials such as rolls and fragments. As in its model, the work of our seminar focuses on learning digital and manuscript skills through the act of creating a digital edition.

Building a digital version of a manuscript, with accompanying searchable transcription and commentary, is thus our energizing goal. This fast-paced PATS emphasises input from participants as we work to build an online edition.

Training goals include the paleography and codicology of medieval and early modern manuscripts, digital editing and TEI markup, the use of XML editing tools, and project-based collaboration in the digital arena.

These goals combine in the design of the seminar: participants will work closely with one another to transform newly learned skills into a concrete digital artifact, and so prepare themselves to take on future digital collaborations.

Learning in this workshop is driven by participants themselves, through their active role in the process of edition creation.

Instructors:

Dr Katherine Hindley, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore, and Dr Anya Adair, Hong Kong University.

STRAND 2: Doing Digital Humanities: From Project Planning to Digital Delivery

This two-day PATS strand will address the following topics:

  • Digital Project Planning and Project Management
  • Building Collaboration Networks in the Digital Humanities
  • Gaining Funding for (DH) Research Projects: Potential and Challenges
  • Introduction to Current Digital Tools: Digital Editions, Digital Texts, Digital Databases, and other Digital Approaches
  • Developing your own Digital Project
  • Working with Digital Texts; Working with Digitised Artefacts

This PATS strand is aimed at developing the skills of digital humanities through working closely with participants’ own projects and ideas.

In this course, instructors will provide an overview of some of the tools and models available for undertaking digital humanities work; they will also discuss the practical challenges of undertaking and funding digital scholarship. But beside and in application of this new information, participants will be asked to bring their own project ideas and research questions: time in the workshop will be given to developing these projects into their second stage.

One particular focus will be on the digital research potential of manuscript materials housed in the university collections: participants will be introduced to many of these manuscripts

The energising foundation of this strand will be the participants’ own project ideas, which we will collectively work to develop and refine; the PATS will include several funding opportunities to work towards.

By applying the ideas of the PATS directly to project development – either in the form of project proposals, PhD chapter methodologies, or beginning the work of digital development itself, participants will leave the workshop having taken concrete steps towards furthering their own digital research.

Instructors:

Dr Mitchell Harrop, University of Melbourne, and Dr Anya Adair, Hong Kong University.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please go to https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/pats/ and complete the online application form 31 August 2018. You will need to provide:

  • Your name, institutional affiliation, and year of HDR candidacy (MA, MRes, PhD) or ECR status (within two years of PhD completion).
  • Your field of research
  • A 250-word statement explaining your interest in participating in the PATS and how you believe participation will assist your research and/or career development.

A limited amount of financial assistance is available, to be distributed according to demonstrated need. Please indicate any such circumstances in the space provided in the online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

To keep up to date with full information on the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference and PATS, including keynote speakers, venue, and registration details please visit https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/

ANZAMEMS 2019 Call for Papers – Sydney, 5-8 February 2019

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) and the organising committee invite proposals for presentations at the Association’s 12th Biennial Conference to be hosted at the University of Sydney from 5-8 February, 2019.

The theme for ANZAMEMS 2019 is Categories, Boundaries, Horizons. Categories and boundaries help us to define our fields of knowledge and subjects of inquiry, but can also contain and limit our perspectives. The concept of category emerges etymologically from the experience of speaking in an assembly, a dialogic forum in which new ways of explaining can emerge. Boundaries and horizons are intertwined in their meanings, pointing to the limits of subjectivity, and inviting investigation beyond current understanding into new ways of connecting experience and knowledge. Papers, panels, and streams are invited to explore all aspects of this theme, including, but not limited to:

  • the limitations of inherited categorization and definition
  • race, gender, class, and dis/ability boundaries and categories
  • encounters across boundaries, through material, cultural, and social exchange
  • the categorization of the human and animal
  • national and religious boundaries and categorization
  • the role of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research
  • temporal boundaries and categories, including questions of periodization

Proposals for papers on all aspects of the medieval and early modern are also welcome.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

Please send proposals to: anzamems2019@gmail.com by 31 August 2018.

You may submit a proposal for a paper (20 minutes), a session (normally three 20 minute papers) or a strand of sessions (normally limited to four sessions). Individual paper abstracts will be anonymised for peer review. When submitting a proposal, you will need to include the following information:

  • Name
  • Affiliation (if any)
  • Preferred email
  • Is this a proposal for a paper/session/strand?
  • Is there a day(s) of the conference on which you will NOT be able to give your paper? (The committee will work to accommodate your request.)
  • Do you have any audiovisual requirements?
  • Paper/Session/Strand Title
  • Abstract (up to 300 words)

Abstracts submitted for strands or sessions should indicate the name of the strand or session proposed. Proposals for strands should indicate the number of sessions required (each session will normally have three 20 minute presentations).

Strand and session organisers are encouraged to be mindful of the ANZAMEMS Equity and Diversity guidelines which state that “ANZAMEMS’ preference is for diversity among the speakers in an individual session or panel”. For more information on Equity and Diversity at ANZAMEMS, see:

https://anzamems.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ED-Conference-Guidelines-Committee-Changes-Feb-2018.pdf

PATS: POSTGRADUATE ADVANCED TRAINING SEMINAR

A PATS is to be held in conjunction with ANZAMEMS 2019. This will take place on 4-5 February at the University of Sydney. For more information and to apply, see https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/pats/

To keep up to date with full information on the conference including keynote speakers, venue, and registration details please visit https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/

A PDF copy of the ANZAMEMS 2019 call for papers is provided below. Please feel free to circulate this widely. We look forward to seeing you at ANZAMEMS 2019.

 

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EHS News

1. SUMMER CONFERENCE 2018: THE CHURCH AND THE LAW

In 2018 the 57th Summer Conference will be held at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, on 24-26 July, on the theme of The Church and the Law. As ever, the intention is to attract a broad spectrum of papers from across the history of Christianity.

Please be aware of the final deadline of 31 March

Postgraduate students should also be aware that the EHS offers a number of generous bursaries which cover the FULL COST of attending the conference, and half bursaries for those who already have some funding from other sources. Please note that in a change to previous practice, bursary applications should now be made alongside your paper proposal, the deadline now being the same: 31 March.

The relevant forms and a poster can be downloaded from the website.

2. REMEMBERING THE REFORMATION: A POSTGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

To mark the culmination of its third year, the AHRC-funded research project Remembering the Reformation (Prof. Alex Walsham, PI, Prof. Brian Cummings, CI) will hold a day-long postgraduate symposium in association with the Ecclesiastical History Society, The Church of England Record Society and Lambeth Palace Library, on 25 October 2018.

It will take place at Lambeth Palace Library and will close with a public lecture by Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch.

We would like to invite proposals from PhD students and early career academics (within four years of gaining the PhD) for 20 minute papers on any aspect of the Reformation, although papers that consider the relationship between memory and any aspect of the European Reformations will be preferred. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Titles and abstracts of 100–200 words should be submitted with a short biographical note to rememberingthereformation@hist.ac.uk by 29 March.

Registration for non-speakers will open in early September. The symposium will be free to attend and refreshments will be provided. Remembering the Reformation can provide 5 bursaries of £100 each to contribute to the travel expenses of selected speakers. If you would like to apply for one of these bursaries please send a statement of need with your paper proposal giving details about your circumstances and the importance of the symposium to your
work.

3. ECCLESIASTICAL LAW SOCIETY

Given the theme of this year’s conference, the Ecclesiastical Law Society warmly invites any EHS members with an interest in this area to consider joining them.

The ELS exists to promote the study of ecclesiastical and canon law and related matters concerning law and religion. The annual membership has been held for a further year at £40 (£25 for students).

Member benefits include:
Hard copies of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal, published three times a year
Online access to all issues of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal since1987
Regular receipt of the Society’s Newsletter
Invitations to the Society’s annual conferences and its London Lecture Series

Please visit the Society’s website, and use the following link to sign up as a new member:
https://ecclawsoc.org.uk/membership/join-the-society/

4. OTHER EVENTS

(a) CIHEC Annual Conference: Religion, Diplomacy and Peace: Vatican City, 12-13 June 2018

The Armistice of November 11, 1918 put an end to the First World War, and was a prelude to the ensuing Peace Treaty. The centenary offers an opportunity to study the place of Christianity in diplomacy and international relations across the entirety of the Christian epoch

Papers are invited on any aspect of this theme.

Proposals of 500 words (max) should be sent no later than March 15th 2018 to: Dott. Bernard Ardura, Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche, V-00120 Città del Vaticano; presidente@historia.va

 

 

 

Call for Applications –  DIGITAL EDITING AND THE MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ROLL

Call for Applications

 DIGITAL EDITING AND THE MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ROLL

March 30th and 31st, 2018

University of Pennsylvania

 This graduate training workshop will cover topics in:

  • Paleography and Cataloging of Medieval Manuscript Rolls
  • Manuscript Transcription and Scholarly Editing
  • Introduction to the Digital Edition: Challenges and Best Practices
  • Collaborative Editing
  • XML, Text Encoding Fundamentals and the TEI Schema

No prior paleography or encoding experience is required.

The workshop covers the fundamentals of digital editing while tackling the codicological challenges posed by manuscript rolls. Practical sessions inform collective editorial decision-making: participants will undertake the work of transcription and commentary, and encode (according to TEI P5 protocols) the text and images of a medieval manuscript roll. The workshop will result in a collaborative digital edition.

The workshop will take place March 30th and 31st, 2018 (Friday-Saturday) 9.30am-4.30pm, and will be run by Yale and Penn graduate students. It is free of charge, and lunches will be provided. The workshop will be limited to ten places, with preference given to graduate students who demonstrate need for training in manuscript study and text encoding.

An information booklet and syllabus can be found on the website – please read this document before applying, and apply online by February 5th (https://goo.gl/forms/WVF0mBkGR7zb4iRm2). Applicants will be notified whether they can be offered a place by February 15th. For more information, see the project website or email pennmedieval@gmail.com

Baroque Bishop Symposium

A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia: The cultural patronage of Bishop James Goold (1812-1886)

Symposium Event Details Dates: 15 – 16 February 2018 with Opening Keynote on 14 February. 

Times: See website for program details: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/culturecommunication

Venues: The Cardinal Knox Centre, St Patricks Cathedral; & Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Enquiries: Professor Jaynie Anderson jaynie@unimelb.edu.au

Bookings: Bookings are essential for this free symposium.

Register at http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/goold 

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Medieval Academy of America -Seeking Nominations for the Graduate Student Committee

The Medieval Academy of America is currently accepting self-nominations for vacancies opening up on the Graduate Student Committee (GSC) for the 2018-2020 term. The GSC comprises six members appointed for a two-year term on a rotating basis. There are three openings to be filled. Self-nominations are open to all graduate students, worldwide, who are members of the MAA and have at least two years remaining in their program of study.

The GSC represents and promotes the participation of graduate student medievalists within the MAA and the broader academic community. In addition to fostering international and interdisciplinary exchange, the GSC is dedicated to providing guidance on research, teaching, publishing, professionalization, funding, and employment, as well as offering a forum for the expression of the concerns and interests of our colleagues. Our responsibilities, thus, include organizing pre-professionalizing panels and social events annually at ICMS Kalamazoo, the MAA Annual Meeting, IMC Leeds, and biennially at ANZAMEMS. We also run a successful and popular Mentorship Program that pairs graduate students with faculty to discuss any aspect of our profession such as teaching, publishing, finding a successful work/life balance, maneuvering the job market, and more. In addition, we seek to bring together graduate students through virtual communities such as the growing Graduate Student Group on the MAA website, Facebook, Twitter, the med-grad listserv, and a regular newsletter.

GSC members are asked to attend the Committee’s annual business meeting at Kalamazoo for the duration of their term and to communicate regularly with the group via email and Skype. Ideal applicants are expected to work well both independently and as part of a team in a collaborative environment. Previous experience with organizing conference panels and social events, as well as facility with social and digital media are not required, but may be a benefit.

Interested applicants should submit the following by January 15, 2018:

The Nomination Form;
– A brief CV (2 pages maximum) uploaded as part of the Nomination Form;
– A recommendation letter from your faculty advisor, sent to the Executive Director of the Medieval Academy by mail or as a PDF attachment (on letterhead with signature, to LFD@TheMedievalAcademy.org).

New members will be selected by the Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Council of the Medieval Academy at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, 1-3 March 2018. If you have any questions, please contact us at gsc@themedievalacademy.org

Click here to apply

 

The Terence Barry Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Irish Medieval Studies

ASIMS announcement:

The Terence Barry Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Irish Medieval Studies

The American Society of Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS) seeks to develop Irish medieval studies as an academic discipline within the United States and Europe.  Members of the Society conduct research in archaeology, art history, history, linguistics, literature, and theology.

Named in honor of Professor Terry Barry, TCD, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to graduate student scholarship, the ASIMS Barry Prize is an annual prize awarded for the best conference paper on a subject of relevance to Irish Medieval Studies delivered by a graduate student.

The prize is open to graduate students from any field who either have presented or have written and intend to present a paper on a subject of relevance to Irish Medieval Studies at any conference during the year beginning with the Kalamazoo Congress (ICMS) in May 2017 and ending with the Kalamazoo Congress (ICMS) of 2018. 

Submissions will be judged by a panel drawn from the ASIMS committee.  The 2018 prize-winner will be determined during a meeting of the selection committee at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) in May 2018.

The winning paper will be announced at the ASIMS dinner, which is held annually at the Kalamazoo International Congress.  The winner need not be present, and will be contacted officially in writing.

The prize will consist of a check for reimbursement of the current year’s ICMS registration fees costs, or a check of equivalent value.  It is a requirement that the winning entry submits a summary statement of the presentation for publication in the society’s journal, Eolas.  Especially worthy entries may also be considered for eventual publication in the journal.

Please note that only graduate student papers written/presented by members of ASIMS will be considered.  Membership may begin at the time of submission. 

Membership in ASIMS can be arranged via: http://www.asims.org

Membership dues for a given year are as follows:

Regular Membership: $50.00
Lecturer/Part Time Faculty: $30.00
Student Membership: $20.00

Please submit proof of current graduate student status and a copy of your paper electronically (preferably in pdf format), to Dr. Máire Johnson, Department of Social Sciences, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801 USA. Email: mjohns38@emporia.edu

Submissions should be received before midnight on April 15, 2018.

The Four Courts Press Michael Adams Prize in Irish Medieval Studies

ASIMS announcement:

The Four Courts Press Michael Adams Prize in Irish Medieval Studies

●    This prize is announced and awarded annually at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo.

●    The prize is awarded for the best essay/article in Irish Medieval Studies published in a book or journal during the previous calendar year. This year’s prize, which will be awarded in May 2018, will be awarded for an essay/article published in 2017.

●      Only articles/essays written by members of ASIMS will be considered. Membership can be arranged via: http://www.asims.org  Membership dues are as follows:
Regular Membership: $50
Lecturer/Part Time Faculty: $30
Student Membership: $20

●      The prize is open to everybody, from students to senior academics.

●      Each entrant must submit his/her article on or by March 25th of the year of the prize ceremony (i.e., if you are entering the competition with an essay/article that was published in 2017 you must submit your entry for consideration on or by 25 March 2018).

●      The preferred submission format is PDF as an email attachment. If submitting by post, send four paper copies.

●      All submissions for the year 2017 should be sent before midnight, March 25, 2018 to:

Dr. Máire Johnson

Department of Social Sciences

Emporia State University

1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia, KS 66801 USA

Email: mjohns38@emporia.edu

●      The entries will be judged by a panel consisting of: (a) a representative of Four Courts Press; (b) a representative of ASIMS; and (c) a chairperson nominated by Four Courts Press and ASIMS.

●      The prize is a check to the value of US $500 from Four Courts Press. A summary of the article will be reprinted in EOLAS, the journal of ASIMS.