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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.

Medieval and Early Modern Centre – Celtic Influence on English, Luther, CARMEN

  1. The Medieval and Early Modern Centre invites you to a lunchtime lecture

Celtic Influence on English, for, against, and/or why not?

Professor Anders Ahlqvist (University of Sydney)

Monday 13 November 2017, at 12 noon

Woolley Common Room N480, Level 4, John Woolley Building A20

See Abstract and more details attached below.

Please note:

Anders’ lecture will include a light lunch. RSVP (for catering purposes: acceptances only) by Thursday, 13 November 2017, to the MEMC Information Co-ordinator Dr Penny Nash: penny.j.nash@gmail.com

  1. SMRG (Sydney Medieval and Renaissance Group)

Martin Luther and the Jews

Sybil Jack

7pm for 7:30pm, 8 November, Judith Bonzol’s home at Five Dock.

Please contact Judith on 0411 415176 or at bonzol@iinet.net.au to register attendance and to confirm the address if necessary.

A donation in money or food for the dinner would be appreciated.

  1. CARMEN (The Worldwide Medieval Network)

http://www.carmen-medieval.net/cz/about-us-10039.html

Medieval and Early Modern Centre: Events

Medieval and Early Modern Centre: Events

Tibetan Hagiographies as Sources for the Study of History? Embedded Texts and their Function in a 16th Century Hagiography
Dr Jim Rheingans, (Buddhist Studies, University of Sydney)
Wednesday 25 October from 4-5.30pm
Kevin Lee Room, Quadrangle Building, Level 6

Music through the Eyes: On Music Iconography
Antonio Baldassarre (Lucerne)
Monday 30 October, 1-2 pm
Fisher Library Seminar Room Level 2

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT:
https://wordvine.sydney.edu.au/files/1865/18604/

Foresight and Advice in Beowulf: How to make good decisions in the Heroic Age
Dr Erin Sebo (Lecturer in Medieval Literature , Flinders University)
Thursday 2 November, 4-5 pm
Rogers Room, Level 3, John Woolley Building A20

AND AN ADVANCE NOTICE:

The Medieval and Early Modern Centre invites you to a lunchtime lecture

Celtic Influence on English, for, against, and/or why not?
Professor Anders Ahlqvist (University of Sydney)

Monday 13 November 2017, at 12 noon
Woolley Common Room N480, Level 4, John Woolley Building A20

Please note:

Anders’ lecture will include a light lunch. RSVP (for catering purposes: acceptances only) by Monday 6 November 2017 to the MEMC Information Co-ordinator Dr Penny Nash: penny.j.nash@gmail.com

Editorial Team Position

Chris Jones (Canterbury) and Klaus Oschema (Ruhr University Bochum) are looking for an enthusiastic collaborator to join the editorial team of a book-length project (under contract and due for publication in 2018). The position would be well-suited to a doctoral student nearing completion or an ECR. Those involved in the project will require good French and excellent copy-editing skills. Anyone interested should contact Chris Jones (chris.jones@canterbury.ac.nz) for further details.

Applications open for 2018 Michael King Writers’ Centre residencies

Applications open for 2018 Michael King Writers’ Centre residencies

The Michael King Writers’ Centre is excited to announce that they have extended their residency programme for 2018. Applications are invited from New Zealand writers for up to eleven supported residencies, with stipends ranging from $2,000 to $27,000.

Writers selected for the 2018 residencies will have free accommodation at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport, use of the writer’s studio and receive a stipend: 

  • Emerging Writer Residency, four weeks (or two x two weeks), Between Monday 8 January – Sunday 4 February 2018, (stipend $500 per week);
  •  The University of Auckland Residency 20 weeks from Monday 5 February – Sunday 24 June 2018 stipend/salary of $27,000);
  • Māori Writer’s Residency, eight weeks (with the option of having two weeks, four weeks or the full eight weeks) between Monday 25 June – Sunday 19 August (stipend $1,000 per week); 
  • Winter Residency, four weeks from Monday 20 August – Sunday 16 September 2018 (stipend $4,000);  Spring Residency, four weeks from Monday 17 September – Sunday 14 October 2017 (stipend $4,000) 
  • Early Summer Residency, five weeks from Monday 15 October – Sunday 18 November 2018 (stipend $5,000)
  •  Pasifika Residency, four weeks (or two x two weeks), between Monday 19 November – Sunday 16 December 2018 (stipend $1000 per week). 

The eight-week residencies are open to emerging or established writers.  The 20 week residency, offered in partnership with the University of Auckland, is for an established writer who will benefit from the academic environment.  Writers must be working on a specific project in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction or non-fiction. Writers from all over New Zealand, including those who live in Auckland, are welcome to apply. The residencies are offered with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.

Application forms and further information are available on the centre’s web site www.writerscentre.org.nz or from the centre. Applications close on Friday October 6, 2017 and the selections are expected to be announced in November.

2017 University of Otago Printer in Residence programme

A reminder that the 2017 University of Otago Printer in Residence programme at the Otakou Press Room, the University Library, is well under way. Like many of our past PIR programmes, the project is a collaborative one, featuring writer, editor, poet David Eggleton; the Dunedin-based artist Nigel Brown; and printer Dr John Holmes (of Frayed Frisket Press). Please drop by (if you can) and see the presses in action. There are 16 Eggleton poems, and about 10 images by Brown, forming the title: SNAP. It is printed on Zerkall paper in a limited edition of 100 copies only. The cost of a copy is $120.00 (incl gst). If you are interested in securing a copy, please let me know. I am sure interest will be high (donald.kerr@otago.ac.nz

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Open Opportunities

OPEN OPPORTUNITIES

Administered from the University of Western Australia, Cerae is an open-access, peer reviewed journal directed by a committee of interstate and international graduate students and early career researchers. We are united in our commitment to open access publishing, the possibilities of the digital humanities, and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars.

Volunteering for Cerae will give you invaluable experience in operating a journal – from drafting calls for papers, to the review process, through to copyediting – all skills which will make you more competitive in the academic job market. It will also give you the chance to make a difference and work with a very passionate and dedicated team.
To nominate yourself for a role, please email ceraejournal@gmail.com by 25th September 2017.

DEPUTY EDITOR
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer to work closely with the Editor to prepare each volume for publication. The Deputy Editor will:
– Arrange the provisional screening and peer review of articles.
– Liaise between reviewers and authors to finalise articles for publication.
– Organise the typesetting and copyediting of articles.
This role requires <2 hours per week.

SECRETARY
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer, ideally based at the University of Western Australia, to take care of the administrative tasks involved in running the journal. The Secretary:
– Monitors our main email account
– Organises meetings, writes agendas, and takes minutes as needed
– Oversees our ‘virtual office’
– Maintains contact lists
– Is the central hub of information management
This role requires a minimum of 2 hours per week.

TREASURER
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer, ideally based at the University of Western Australia, to take care of the accounting tasks involved in running the journal. The Treasurer:
– Keeps records of incoming/outgoing funds
– Organises payments and receipts as necessary
– Generates a basic financial report annually
– Disburses prizes to our winners
– Works closely with the Fundraising Officer
This role requires <1 hr weekly, especially between the EOFY and our AGM.

FUNDRAISING OFFICER
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer to identify sources of funding to support the journal’s running costs. The Fundraising Officer will:
– Find and apply for prizes or grants aimed at graduate student organizations.
– Send fundraising letters to heads of departments/organizations soliciting sponsorship.
– Consider creative methods of raising funds.
This role requires <1 hour per week.

DEPUTY REVIEWS EDITOR
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer to work alongside the Reviews Editor. The Deputy Reviews Editor will:
– Assist the Reviews Editor to identify publications, including digital works, for review.
– Work with the Reviews Editor to approach and liaise with reviewers.
– Perform other tasks as required, including assisting with the preparation of reviews for
submission to the Editor.
This role requires 1-2 hours per week.