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CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THEMED ISSUES

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THEMED ISSUES

Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Inc.)

www.parergon.org

The journal Parergon, in print since 1971, regularly produces one open issue and one themed issue annually.

Recent themed issues include:

2014, 31.2 Medieval and Early Modern Emotional Responses to Death and Dying, guestedited by Rebecca McNamara and Una McIlvenna

2015 32.2 A Road Less Travelled: The Medieval and Early Modern World Reflected in New Zealand Collections, guest-edited by Chris Jones

2015, 32.3 Religion, Memory, and Civil War in the British Isles: Essays for Don Kennedy, guestedited by Dolly MacKinnon, Alexandra Walsham, and Amanda Whiting

2016, 33.2 Approaches to Early Modern Nostalgia, guest-edited by Kristine Johanson

2017, 34.2 Exile and Imprisonment in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, guest-edited by Lisa Di Crescenzo and Sally Fisher

We now call for proposals for future themed issues, specifically for 2020 (37.2)

Parergon publishes articles on all aspects of medieval and early modern studies, from early medieval through to the eighteenth century, and including the reception and influence of medieval and early modern culture in the modern world. We are particularly interested in research which takes new approaches and crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Parergon asks its authors to achieve international standards of excellence. The article should be substantially original, advance research in the field, and have the potential to make a significant contribution to the critical debate.

Parergon, is available in electronic form as part of Project Muse, Australian Public Affairs – Full Text (from 1994), and Humanities Full Text (from 2008); it is included in the Thomson Scientific Master Journal List of refereed journals and in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH), and is indexed for nine major database services, including ABELL, IMB and Scopus.

Themed issues contain up to ten essays, plus the usual reviews section. The guest editor is responsible for setting the theme and drawing up the criteria for the essays.

Time line

Proposals for the 2020 issue (37.2) should be submitted to the Editor by 1 March 2018.

Proposals should contain the following:

1. A draft title for the issue.

2. A statement outlining the rationale for the issue.

3. Titles and abstracts of all the essays.

4. A short biographical paragraph for the guest editor(s) and for each contributor.

5. An example of a completed essay if available. (This is not essential).

Proposals will be considered by a selection panel drawn from the Parergon International Editorial Board who will be asked to assess and rank the proposals according to the following criteria:

1. Suitability for the journal

2. Originality of contribution to the chosen field

3. Significance/importance of the proposed theme

4. Potential for advancing scholarship in a new and exciting way

5. Range and quality of authors

Guest editors will be notified of the result of their application by the beginning of May 2018.

The editorial process

Once a proposal has been accepted:

1. The guest editor will commission and pre-select the essays before submitting them to the Parergon editor by the agreed date (for issue 37.2, 1 June 2019).

2. The Parergon editor will arrange for independent and anonymous peer-review in accordance with the journal’s established criteria.

3. Once the essays have been peer-reviewed, the Parergon editor will communicate the feedback to the guest editor.

4. The guest editor will then be asked to work with the authors to bring the submissions to the required standard where necessary.

5. Occasionally a commissioned essay will be judged not suitable for publication in Parergon. This decision will be taken by the Parergon editor, based on the anonymous expert reviews.

6. Essays which have already been published or accepted for publication elsewhere are not eligible for inclusion in the journal.

Please send enquiries and proposals to the Editor, Susan Broomhall, at susan.broomhall@uwa.edu.au

Parergon 2018 Early Career Researcher Committee Call for Nominations Reminder

Parergon 2018 Early Career Researcher Committee Call for Nominations

*Nominations close 19th January

Parergon, the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Inc.), seeks nominations for interested early career scholars within ANZAMEMS to participate as members of the 2018 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 10 places are currently available for the 2018 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 19 January 2017. Successful candidates will be notified in late January.

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.

Parergon Early Career Research Committee Terms of Reference

Version: 7 December 2017

1. Purpose

The Committee’s purposes are:

a) to provide advice to the Editor and Reviews Editor on the content, production and promotion of Parergon

b) to give the opportunity for early career researchers to gain experience in the intellectual and practical processes of production of a high-quality international peerreviewed journal

c) to support the aims of the association with regard to the publication of its journal

2. Membership

The members of the Committee are:

2.1 The Parergon Editor

2.2 The Parergon Reviews Editor

2.3 Up to 10 persons appointed by the Editor and Reviews Editor for one year.

Persons appointed in category 2.3:

a) must be members of ANZAMEMS; and

b) must be early career researchers (within five years of achieving a doctoral qualification) or currently enrolled doctoral students (with support of a doctoral supervisor)

c) are eligible for reappointment for a further term of one year.

3. Meetings

3.1 The Parergon Editor is the Chair of the committee.

3.2 The Committee normally meets quarterly

3.2 The Committee reports through the Editor to the ANZAMEMS Editorial Sub- Committee

ANZAMEMS and Equity and Diversity

Dear members,

You may already be aware of the statement released this week in relation to recent events in our wider community: “On Race and Medieval Studies: A Collective Statement by Medievalists of Color.”

The issues raised here concern the present and future of both medieval and early modern studies, and we encourage members to read and reflect on them.

In September last year, ANZAMEMS issued a statement describing its position on issues relating to Equity and Inclusion (link here). At the 2017 AGM, members agreed to establish an Equity & Diversity Sub-Committee, and the General Committee subsequently appointed two Diversity Officers: Stephanie Downes (Sub-Committee Chair and Australian Vice-President of ANZAMEMS) and Aidan Norrie (New Zealand Postgraduate Representative). Further Diversity Officers will be appointed and will be available to be contacted or approached at future ANZAMEMS events.

The Equity & Diversity Sub-Committee will continue taking steps to ensure that ANZAMEMS fosters a safe and welcoming environment for all members at all times. In the meantime, the Chair may be reached by members directly: stephanie.downes@unimelb.edu.au.

Sincerely,

Chris Jones, President

Stephanie Downes, Chair of the Equity & Diversity Sub-Committee and Australian Vice-President

New Parergon Website – Now Online

ANZAMEMS and the Parergon Editorial Committee, are delighted to announce that the new website for Parergon, the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Inc.) is now online.

The new website can be accessed at: http://parergon.org and was officially launched at ANZAMEMS’ Eleventh Biennial Conference held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in early February 2017.

Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize Announcement

ANZAMEMS is delighted to announce Anna Milne-Tavendale as the winner of ANZAMEMS’ inaugural Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize for her article:

‘John of Paris and the Apocalypse: The Boundaries of Dominican Scholastic Identity’, published in John of Paris: Beyond Royal and Papal Power, ed. Chris Jones (Brepols, 2015), pp. 119–49. http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9782503532806-1.

All four judges agreed that Anna’s article was of exceptionally high quality in a field of strong entrants.

Congratulations Anna!

Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize Announcement

ANZAMEMS is delighted to announce Dr Heather Dalton as the winner of its inaugural Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize for her article:

‘A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo in Fifteenth Century Mantua: Rethinking Symbols of Sanctity and Patterns of Trade’, published in Renaissance Studies 28/5 (November 2014): 676–94. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rest.12042/abstract

All four judges agreed that Heather’s article was of exceptionally high quality in a field of strong entrants.

Congratulations Heather!

ANZAMEMS 2017 Conference: Programme and Abstracts Now Online

ANZAMEMS is delighted to announce that the programme for the 11th Biennial ANZAMEMS conference has been released.

The ANZAMEMS conference programme and abstracts are now available online: https://anzamems2017.wordpress.com/programme-and-keynotes

Corrections to the programme should be notified by email to anzamems2017@gmail.com by 9 January, 2017.

Registration for the conference is still open. Please visit https://anzamems2017.wordpress.com/registration to register.

ANZAMEMS 2017 – Early-Bird Registration Closes on 15 December

A reminder that Early-Bird registration for the 11th Biennial Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (to be held at Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand from Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 February 2017) closes in one week!

The deadline for Early-Bird registration is 15 December, 2016.

To register, please visit: https://anzamems2017.wordpress.com/registration

ANZAMEMS 2017 – Registration Now Open

A reminder that registration is now open for the 11th Biennial Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, to be held at Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand from Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 February 2017.
To register, please visit: https://anzamems2017.wordpress.com/registration

Please note that we are asking all speakers to register by 30 November, 2016 so that the final programme can be devised with certainty. (If this causes a particular problem with institutional funding deadlines, please contact the conference organisers at: anzamems2017@gmail.com).