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Gender and Medieval Studies Group Student Essay Prize 2018

The Gender and Medieval Studies Group offers a postgraduate student essay prize, which is awarded at the GMS conference in January each year. The competition is open to students at all levels of graduate study including those who will be completing their degree in the coming year.

Essays should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. This word limit is inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of the bibliography. Entries should engage with questions of gender and/or sexuality in the Middle Ages and follow a recognised academic referencing system (such as MHRA). A full bibliography should be included, and all images should be captioned.

Submissions from postgraduates working within any discipline in the field are encouraged.

The prize gives free conference fee registration to the GMS conference (held every January at a different UK institution) for two years (2019 and 2020), a £100 book token for Castle Hill Bookshop and a contribution towards UK travel costs to the conference.

The winning essay will also be considered for publication in the academic journal Medieval Feminist Forum, run by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS).

There may be years when no prize is awarded, depending upon submissions in any given year.

Electronic submissions should be submitted to Laura Kalas Williams (L.E.Williams@swansea.ac.uk), by the student themselves, by 19 November 2018. In submitting an entry to this competition, entrants declare that the essay represents their own, original work.

For further information see http://medievalgender.co.uk/prizes-bursaries/

SMFS Best Article of Medieval Feminist Scholarship Prize

The call for nominations and submissions for the 2019 Society of Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) Best Article of Medieval Feminist Scholarship Prize is now open. Articles published in calendar years 2017 and 2018 will be considered for this prize.

Articles submitted for this prize will be assessed on both scholarly merit and relevance to the remit of SMFS. Topics are open, including issues regarding women, gender, trans* studies, feminist approaches and theory, and intersectionality.  Range of study must, however, focus on the medieval period (ca. 500 to 1500).

Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2018.  Announcement of prizewinner will occur in late February/early March.

Please send all submissions electronically (via email), in an attached OFFICIAL pdf version/file of the article with the publication information clearly identified, to Linda Mitchell: mitchellli@umkc.edu. Make sure to include all contact information for the author.

Australasian Centre for Italian Studies Jo-Anne Duggan Prize 2019

To honour the creative, artistic and scholarly legacy of the late Jo-Anne Duggan, the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) announces the third round of the biennial prize for an original essay and a creative work with exegesis.

The award is open to early career researchers, higher degree or undergraduate students from an Australasian institution, on any topic relating to Italian Studies from disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas. This could include Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Cultural Studies, History, Legal and Political Studies, Linguistics and Languages, Literature, Media Studies, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Studies of Religion, Translation Studies, and Visual Arts.

The deadline for entries for the Prize is: 29 October, 2018.

For further information and to enter, please visit https://acis.org.au/2018/04/10/call-for-entries-jo-anne-duggan-prize-2019/

ANZAMEMS publication prizes and conference travel bursaries close soon

A reminder to all ANZAMEMS members that 30 September is the closing deadline for applications for the ANZAMEMS publication prizes and for postgraduate/ECR travel bursaries to attend the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference (Sydney, Australia 5-8 February 2019).

Postgraduate Student & ECR Travel Bursary, Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary and George Yule Prize Applications

Travel bursaries and prizes enable current or recent postgraduates who are currently unwaged to attend the ANZAMEMS Biennial Conference and deliver a paper at a session. Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars wishing to apply should see the eligibility requirements and apply at: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/bursaries-prizes/

Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize

The Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize is awarded to a postgraduate student for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years. The winner will be announced at the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference.

For more information and to submit an application see: https://anzamems.org/?page_id=8#PC

Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize

The Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize is awarded to an Early Career Researcher (ECR) for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years. The winner will be announced at the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference.

For more information and to submit an application see: https://anzamems.org/?page_id=8#PM

ANZAMEMS 2019: Closing dates approaching for CFP, bursaries and prizes, PATS

The Committee of the ANZAMEMS 2019 Conference (5-8 February 2019 in Sydney, Australia) invites paper and panel proposals, PATS expressions of interest, and bursary and prize applications to be made by the following dates:

Call for Papers Deadline: 31 August 2018

Travel Bursary and George Yule Prize Application Deadline: 30 September 2018

Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminars Application Deadline: 31 August 2018

Call for Papers and Panels

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.

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the website here: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

Call for Postgraduate Student & ECR Travel Bursary, Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary and George Yule Prize Applications

Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars meeting the requirements to apply for bursaries and prizes are encouraged to apply before 30 September 2018.

For more information and to submit an application, visit the website here: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/bursaries-prizes/

Call for Applications to Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminars

The PATS will run on 4-5 February 2019, as a two-day training seminar preceding the conference.

Strand 1, Digital Editing and the Medieval & Early Modern Manuscript, will focus on the skills of paleography and codicology as well as digital editing and text encoding as participants collaboratively create an edition of a manuscript.

Strand 2, Doing Digital Humanities: From Project Planning to Digital Delivery, will focus on the skills of digital project management, and aims to assist participants to develop their own digital projects with the support of instructors.

For more information and to submit an application, visit the website here: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/pats/

 

 

Entries open: SMFS Graduate Student Essay Prize 2018

The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) Graduate Student Essay Competition is now open. This competition is open to all currently-enrolled graduate students, including those who will complete their degree in the current year.  Papers submitted for consideration should be polished, original scholarly work and may cover any aspect of medieval studies that focuses on issues of women, gender, and/or sexuality.   

Requirements:

  1. Papers should be no longer than 8000 words, not counting foot/endnotes and bibliography.
  2. Papers should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc OR .docx), double-spaced with standard margins, and include a FULL citation apparatus—foot- or endnotes and bibliography, all in Chicago Manual of Style [preferable] or MLA format.

Papers that do not conform to these basic guidelines will be returned with a request to revise in accordance with required length and formatting.

The prize will be 5 years’ membership of SMFS and publication of the winning paper, subject to editing, in our journal Medieval Feminist Forum.

Deadline for submission of papers is 1 October 2018.  The winner will be announced around 1 February 2019.  There may be years when the prize will not be awarded, depending on submissions in that given year.

Send all submissions (via email attachment) and correspondence to Melissa Ridley Elmes, MElmes@lindenwood.edu

ANZAMEMS 2019: Entries open for bursaries and prizes (postgrad/ECR)

The organising committee of the ANZAMEMS 2019 Conference is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for postgraduate/ECR bursaries to support conference attendance, and entries for the George Yule Essay Prize.

Entry requirements and details on how to apply can be found here: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/bursaries-prizes/

George Yule Essay Prize

The George Yule Prize is awarded to the best essay written by a postgraduate. It is awarded biennially, at each ANZAMEMS Conference. The winner will receive a travel bursary for assistance in attending the conference, $AUD 500 in prize money, and a year’s free subscription to Parergon.

The closing date for George Yule Essay Prize submissions is 30 September 2018.

Postgraduate/Recent Graduate Conference Bursaries

To enable current or recent postgraduates who are currently unwaged to attend the ANZAMEMS Biennial Conference and deliver a paper at a session, travel bursaries will be offered. The amount of funding available and hence the number of bursaries funded, will be determined by the Conference Committee after they have considered the applications.

  • Current postgraduates should be enrolled in higher degree research programs (MA by research or PhD) at the time of their application.
  • Unwaged early career scholars should have graduated from a higher degree research program (MA by research or PhD) within the last two years, and should be in less than 0.5% of full-time employment.

The closing date for travel bursary applications is 30 September 2018.

Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary

One of the conference bursary applicants will be selected for the Kim Walker Travel Bursary, which is awarded in honour of Kim Walker, who taught in the English program at Victoria University of Wellington. The prize is currently set at $AUD 500.

Postgraduate students who have applied for a Postgraduate Travel Bursary (above) before the relevant deadline will automatically be considered for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary. A separate application is not necessary. Note that you do not have to be a member of ANZAMEMS to apply for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary.

 

Entries now open for ANZAMEMS Publication Prizes

Entries for ANZAMEMS’ two major biennial publication prizes are now open and will close on 30 September 2018. Prize-winners will be announced at the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference in Sydney, Australia. An overview of each prize is provided below. Please visit the ANZAMEMS website for full criteria and submission instructions: http://anzamems.org/?page_id=8#PM

Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize

The Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize is awarded to an Early Career Researcher (ECR) for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years.

Philippa Maddern (1952–2014) was Professor of History at The University of Western Australia, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, an ANZAMEMS stalwart, and an active member of the Association from its inception. Philippa contributed enormously to the development of medieval and early modern studies, both in Australia and globally. She gave great service as an office bearer of ANZAMEMS, serving in a range of capacities on the committee including many years as its Treasurer. Philippa was a great champion of researchers embarking on academic careers and ANZAMEMS is proud to establish a Publication Prize for Early Career Researchers in her honour.

Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize

The Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize will be awarded to a postgraduate student for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years.

Patricia Crawford (1941–2009) was Professor Emerita of History at The University of Western Australia. A pioneering feminist historian, she is remembered as a leading scholar of early modern England whose work brought new depth to the study of women’s lives and thereby transformed understanding of the period. Trish was internationally recognised and served The University of Western Australia, her discipline, and ANZAMEMS with distinction. An active member of ANZAMEMS and the Parergon Editorial Committee, Trish was a scholar passionate about collaboration, and a mentor of extraordinary generosity, and ANZAMEMS is delighted to establish a Publication Prize for postgraduate students in her honour.

English Postgraduate Essay Prize – Call For Applications

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are pleased to
invite submissions to the journal’s annual essay competition exclusive to
postgraduates. The competition provides an ideal opportunity for students to
enhance their CV through the publication of their work in an excellent high-profile
journal that caters to a very wide range of genres, periods, and critical approaches.
We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or noncanonical
Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on
single authors/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple
close reading, while engaging with recent scholarship in relevant fields.

The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a
doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within
three months of, the submission deadline: September 30th, 2018 (Winner
announced January 2019).

All essays are subject to an anonymous peer review by a panel of established experts
in literary studies and all will be considered for publication in English: the Journal of the
English Association. The award of £250 and publication in the journal will be made to
the winner. There will also be a runner-up prize of £100. Each will receive a year’s
subscription to English.

Submissions
Submissions should be made through the journal’s submission portal:
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/english

Please include EPEP in the submission title to indicate it is to be considered for the
prize.

Submissions should meet the journal’s criteria for publication outlined on the journal
webpages: https://academic.oup.com/english/pages/General_Instructions

2018 CHASS Australia Prizes – Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the annual CHASS Australia Prizes are now open. The annual CHASS Australia Prizes are a great opportunity for the sector to showcase the excellent work being done in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in Australia.

Kindly note nominations are currently open for four categories:

  • Book: non-fiction – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge
  • Distinctive Work: an artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition, research project or practical contribution to HASS policy – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge
  • Future Leader: an individual under 30 demonstrating leadership skills and potential in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences – cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by Future Leaders
  • Student: an essay, project or performance in any Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences area – $500 voucher sponsored by CHASS

Nominations are open from anyone regardless of their years of training/study in the field, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria. Please note there is no nomination fee for any category, and self-nominations are welcome. The application process is very simple and can easily be completed online: http://www.chass.org.au/2018-australia-prizes.
Terms and conditions apply, please refer to our website http://www.chass.org.au/2018-australia-prizes for more details.

Nominations will close at 5pm AEST on 2 July and we strongly encourage applicants to apply early.