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Call for nominations: Parergon Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee

Parergon, the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Inc.), seeks nominations for interested early career scholars who are members of ANZAMEMS to participate as members of the 2019 Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee. The aim of this committee is to recognise and support early career researcher contributions to ANZAMEMS, and specifically, Parergon.

The ECR Committee will meet quarterly, and offers an opportunity to provide advice to the Editorial team and gain a deeper understanding of the detailed intellectual and practical processes of production of a prestigious, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Additionally, participation in the ECR Committee will provide valuable service experience for those interested in pursuing academic and publishing career pathways. Membership of the ECR Committee is not a paid position.

A maximum of 5 places are currently available for the 2019 ECR Committee.

Terms are for a calendar year, with a possible maximal renewal of an additional, immediate year.

Nominations are sought from late-stage doctoral students through to those five years post PhD or equivalent), who are current members of ANZAMEMS.

Applications should consist of a CV, and a covering email outlining disciplinary expertise to the Editor of Parergon, susan.broomhall@uwa.edu.au

Doctoral students wishing to apply should also provide an email from their supervisor indicating support for their application.

Nominations close on 15 February 2019. Successful candidates will be notified in early March.

Selection criteria

  • Candidates are expected to be available to make 4 meetings a year in person or by skype/zoom link.
  • No prior experience is necessary
  • The Editorial team will seek to achieve a broad disciplinary spread among the committee.

Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Parergon Early Career Research Committee Terms of Reference

1. Purpose

The Committee’s purposes are:

  • to provide advice to the Editor and Reviews Editor on the content, production and promotion of Parergon
  • to give the opportunity for early career researchers to gain experience in the intellectual and practical processes of production of a high-quality international peer-reviewed journa
  • to support the aims of the association with regard to the publication of its journal

2. Membership

The members of the Committee are:

  1. The Parergon Editor
  2. The Parergon Reviews Editor
  3. Up to 10 persons appointed by the Editor and Reviews Editor for one year.

Persons appointed in category 2.3:

  • must be members of ANZAMEMS; and
  • must be early career researchers (within five years of achieving a doctoral qualification) or currently enrolled doctoral students (with support of a doctoral supervisor)
  • are eligible for reappointment for a further term of one year.

3. Meetings

  • The Parergon Editor is the Chair of the committee.
  • The Committee normally meets quarterly
  • The Committee reports through the Editor to the ANZAMEMS Editorial Sub-Committee

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowships, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

The University of Queensland (UQ) Node of the Centre for the History of Emotions is inviting expressions of interest for three postdoctoral visiting fellowships, for a period of up to ten weeks, from early career researchers who are Australian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants should possess a PhD awarded within the past five years, and be based within the disciplines of either English Literature or Art History. They should be working on a topic in the history of emotions, broadly conceived.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) is a national humanities research initiative undertaken collaboratively across eight Australian universities. Established in 2011 by the ARC’s Centres of Excellence program, CHE has its headquarters at University of Western Australia, with research and outreach Nodes at the Universities of Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Macquarie University, University of New England and Western Sydney University. The Centre draws on the expertise of scholars in such diverse disciplines as social and political history, the history of ideas, literary criticism, art history and musicology. By studying earlier experience and culture, the Centre aims to produce a new, cross-disciplinary, and comprehensive understanding of the long history of emotions.

The three UQ CHE Visiting Fellowships will be located within the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) which will allow the opportunity for participation in the research activities of the Institute. IASH facilitates the deep and extended exploration of traditional humanities disciplines such as history, philosophy, and literature, while also developing the scope for further intersections with more recent developments in the humanities (for instance, cultural studies and communication) and significant applications of them in contemporary contexts (for example, science communication). Successful candidates will be required to be in residence during their tenure of the fellowship, which can be taken up within any consecutive ten-week period from February until July, 2019. They will be expected to present one academic seminar during the fellowship. Fellows will be assigned a working space and the use of UQ Library facilities. The fellowship includes a stipend of up to AUD10,000 to cover living expenses.

Expressions of interest should include a one-to-two page cover letter outlining research interests; a one-to-two page research and writing plan for the fellowship, with details of publication goals; a CV (maximum five pages) with contact details of two referees; and a writing sample of approximately five thousand words.

Please address the expressions of interest to Professor Peter Holbrook, Director of the UQ Node of CHE, at uqche@uq.edu.au.

Applications must be received by Friday, 30 November 2018. Please direct all enquiries about the fellowships also to the UQ CHE email.

Call for applications: Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History

The American Society for Legal History and the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School are pleased to invite applications for the tenth biennial Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History, to be held 9-22 June 2019 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The purpose of the Hurst Institute is to advance the approach to legal scholarship fostered by J. Willard Hurst in his teaching, mentoring, and scholarship. The Hurst Institute assists scholars from law, history, and other disciplines in pursuing research on the legal history of any part of the world.

The 2019 Hurst Institute will be led by Mitra Sharafi, Professor of Law and Legal Studies (with History affiliation) at University of Wisconsin–Madison. The two‑week program features presentations by guest scholars, discussions of core readings in legal history, and analysis of the work of the participants in the Institute. The ASLH Hurst Selection Committee will select twelve Fellows to participate in this event.

Applicant Qualifications

Scholars in law, history and other disciplines pursuing research on legal history of any part of the world are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applications from scholars at an early stage of their career (beginning faculty members, doctoral students who have completed or almost completed their dissertations, and J.D. graduates with appropriate backgrounds).

Fellowship Requirements

Fellows are expected to be in residence for the entire two‑week term of the Institute, to participate in all program activities of the Institute, and to give an informal works‑in‑progress presentation in the second week of the Institute. Fellows are expected to engage with scholars from other fields and to foster an atmosphere of collegiality.

Application Deadline: 3 December, 2018

Application Process

(1) Submit the following materials in a single pdf file starting with your last name to ils@law.wisc.edu. Multiple attachments will not be accepted.

  • Curriculum Vitae with your complete contact information.
  • Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words) describing your current work, specific research interests, and the broader perspectives on legal history that inform your work.

(2) Arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent electronically as a pdf files (these must be on institutional letterhead and signed) to ils@law.wisc.edu by the deadline.

Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme at the University of Melbourne

This scheme is fully funded by the Australian Research Council and is a part of Professor Joy Damousi’s ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship. It will be offered annually for the next 5 years. The aim is to attract outstanding early career female researchers who have completed their PhDs within the past 10 years in the humanities and the social sciences to an intensive mentoring programme. All travel and accommodation costs to Melbourne will be covered.

Applications for the 3-7 December program are now open. Applications close 14 May 2018, 5PM (AEST) For more information and to apply, go to https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/shaps/research/projects/kathleen-fitzpatrick-laureate-fellowship/mentoring-scheme

The focus of this programme is on research leadership and conducting best practice in research activity. It will involve workshops on all aspects of developing a research career: preparation of publications such as articles and books; writing grant applications; developing networking opportunities; honing presentation and public speaking skills; and conducting ethics in research. It will involve participants presenting their research; commenting and providing feedback on drafts; and exposing participants to a variety of speakers who would share their own experiences. In addition to these practical activities and direct mentoring of their own research projects, this programme will also offer participants an exploration of a range of skills such as developing career strategies and enhancing career progression. Over five days, the participants will gain insight into these aspects of career advancement and cover the following themes: focusing on issues confronting women researchers; identifying career opportunities; engaging in national and international research environment; managing institutional change and developing time management skills. The programme aims to reach outside of institutional boundaries to develop broad professional supportive networks that will assist those committed to fully developing their research career.

Enquiries: email KFLaureate-Fellowship@unimelb.edu.au