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ANZAMEMS membership fees for 2019 now due

To all ANZAMEMS members: membership fees are now due for 2019. If you have not yet paid your fees, please ensure you do this promptly to ensure continuation of member benefits, including delivery of the journal Parergon.

In order to receive a hard copy of Parergon 36.1 you will need to pay your 2019 membership fees by 31 March 2019. Please also note that you will need to be a financial member to vote at the upcoming AGM in April as well as to nominate for any vacant Committee member roles.

Fees and benefits

Membership of ANZAMEMS is open to anyone with an interest in the fields of medieval and early modern studies. Membership fees start at AUD$33 concessional (student/unwaged/retired) and AUD$60 individual. Members receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Subscription to Parergon — the latest research in medieval and early modern studies and reviews of recent books, published twice yearly (please note you will receive one hard copy of the journal only)
  • Inclusion on the ANZAMEMS mail-list — receive notifications of upcoming events and opportunities, be informed of the books available for review in Parergon
  • Inclusion on the ANZAMEMS postgraduate and early career research social group on the social media platform Facebook
  • Regular newsletter outlining the Association’s activities
  • Access to a dynamic and supportive international research network
  • Opportunity to review the latest academic titles for Parergon
  • Opportunity to apply for travel bursaries and prizes award by ANZAMEMS

Payments

Payment should be made via the ANZAMEMS website. Receipts will be posted with the next convenient issue of Parergon.

Some members may experience an issue with the University of Western Australia (UWA) cart system that ANZAMEMS uses to process membership payments if you choose to pay online. If you have attempted to pay you membership fees online and have been having trouble with the ‘Captcha’ system on the shopping cart please try using another internet browser and see if that fixes the problem. UWA is currently looking into this issue.

As an alternative, a hard copy membership renewal form can be downloaded from the website (https://anzamems.org/?page_id=75/) and posted to the following address:

ANZAMEMS (M204)
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Hwy
Crawley WA 6009
Australia

Cheques or money orders must be made out to “The University of Western Australia – ANZAMEMS”.







New member publication: Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563

Congratulations to ANZAMEMS’ member and Parergon journal editor Professor Susan Broomhall on the publication of a new edited collection, Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563 (Amsterdam University Press, 2018).

Cover image Women and Power bookWomen and Power at the French Court, 1483—1563 explores the ways in which a range of women “ as consorts, regents, mistresses, factional power players, attendants at court, or as objects of courtly patronage “ wielded power in order to advance individual, familial, and factional agendas at the early sixteenth-century French court. Spring-boarding from the burgeoning scholarship of gender, the political, and power in early modern Europe, the collection provides a perspective from the French court, from the reigns of Charles VIII to Henri II, a time when the French court was a renowned center of culture and at which women played important roles. Crossdisciplinary in its perspectives, these essays by historians, art and literary scholars investigate the dynamic operations of gendered power in political acts, recognized status as queens and regents, ritualized behaviors such as gift-giving, educational coteries, and through social networking, literary and artistic patronage, female authorship, and epistolary strategies.

For more information, along with a downloadable Introduction and Table of Contents, please visit the AUP website https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789462983427/women-and-power-at-the-french-court-1483-1563

ANZAMEMS 2019 conference program now available

The conference program for ANZAMEMS 2019, 5-8 February in Sydney, Australia is now available from the conference website here: ANZAMEMS 2019 Program

Please note that the version available here does not yet have room assignments and not all sessions have assigned Chairs. A further version with room assignments and Chairs will be made available shortly.

Please be aware that all communications from the ANZAMEMS Conference Committee will be sent from the official email address (anzamems2019@gmail.com). We will not ask you to provide personal information or credit card details. Please contact us if you have received communications from somebody claiming to require your credit card number or other details for accommodation and/or registration purposes.

Member research profile: Dr Julie Davies, Science in an Enchanted World

In a new feature, the ANZAMEMS newsletter is taking the opportunity to highlight the research of some of our members. Dr Julie Davies recently published her book Science in an Enchanted World: Philosophy and Witchcraft in the Work of Joseph Glanvill (Routledge, 2018). She tells us more about her book and what she is working on now…

Dr Julie Davies - photo

Dr Julie Davies

I work primarily on the intellectual history of medieval and early modern Europe. I am motivated by an interest in cosmologies: the way societies have understood how the world works and the role humankind has within in the universe. My research interests include demonology, witchcraft, science and experimental philosophy, theology, metaphysics, mythology and the supernatural. I received my doctorate from the University of Melbourne and am currently research assistant to Charles Zika at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne. I am also the announcements editor for the International Society for Intellectual History.

Glanvill is well known in the history of both witchcraft and the Royal Society of London. He was, after all, friends with notable figures like Henry More, Robert Boyle and Richard Baxter. However, few scholars have attempted a comprehensive investigation into Glanvill’s eclectic body of work. Science in an Enchanted World: Philosophy and Witchcraft in the Work of Joseph Glanvill is an exploration of the relationship between Glanvill’s work on witchcraft, the Saducismus triumphatus, and the ideas he presented in his well-regarded works on the experimental method of the Royal Society, metaphysics, theology and pastoral care. The result is a multidisciplinary work that offers a unifying perspective on Glanvill’s diverse works and a resource to help future scholars navigate through the multiple editions and versions of Glanvill’s complex corpus.

In current research I am looking at remedies for melancholy and am heading to the Herzog August Bibliothek in early 2019 to compare the work and motivations of some early English and German female botanists. This kicks off my next big project on the place of horticulture, herbalism and botany in the lives of European women. I’m also particularly interested in when scientific and religious practices were recommended as paths towards emotional well-being.

My other recent publications include a collection edited with Michael Pickering A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins (2014), “Botanizing at Badminton House: The Botanical Pursuits of Mary Somerset, First Duchess of Beaufort” in Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science, edited by Donald Opitz, Brigitte van Tiggelen and Staffan Bergwik (2015) and “German Receptions of the Works of Joseph Glanvill: Philosophical Transmissions from England to Germany in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century” in Intellectual History Review (2016).

You can find Julie on Twitter @JulieD1680 and on Academia.edu at https://unimelb.academia.edu/JulieDavies

ANZAMEMS members who would like to profile their recent book-length publications via the newsletter should contact the editor, amanda.mcvitty@gmail.com. We particularly encourage early career scholars and those with first books to get in touch.

 

Parergon call for proposals: Special themed issues

The ANZAMEMS’ journal Parergon (https://parergon.org/) produces one open issue and one themed issue annually. We now call for proposals for future themed issues, specifically for 2021 (38.2)

Recent themed issues include: 

  • 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
  • 2018, 35.2 Translating Medieval Cultures Across Time and Place: A Global Perspective, guest-edited by Saher Amer, Esther S. Klein, and Hélène Sirantoine

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 that 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). Parergon is included in the Clarivate Analytics 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 2021 issue (38.2) should be submitted to the Editor susan.broomhall@uwa.edu.au by Friday 1 February 2019.

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.

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 April 2019. 

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 38.2, 1 June 2020).
  2. The Parergon Editor will arrange for independent and anonymous peer-review in accordance with the journal’s established criteria.
  3. 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.
  4. Essays that 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

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ANZAMEMS Executive Committee statement on funding processes

The Executive Committee of ANZAMEMS joins colleagues in other scholarly associations in expressing our conviction that processes related to the awarding of research funds should be transparent, procedurally fair, and supportive of robust independent peer review.

ANZAMEMS’ mission is “to promote and foster all aspects of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies in Australia and New Zealand, and to establish and nurture productive professional friendships between scholars working in these areas”. Articulating the value of humanities research and preserving the integrity of academic peer review are integral aspects of that mission.

ANZAMEMS members have been among the recipients of ARC Discovery Project, DECRA and Future Fellow awards, and this support has been invaluable in helping them to generate research outcomes with significant international impact. Association members also act as expert assessors in this and other funding schemes, and we hold their expertise and judgement in high esteem.

As a Committee, we express our hope that recent experience encourages all funding bodies to ensure their processes are robust and transparent, support the integrity of independent peer review, and uphold principles of equity and procedural fairness.

Dr Chris Jones
President, Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval & Early Modern Studies Inc.
on behalf of the ANZAMEMS Executive Committee

Parergon 35.2 is out! Translating medieval cultures across time and place

The latest issue of the ANZAMEMS journal Parergon is now out. This is an exciting interdisciplinary special issue on Translating Medieval Cultures Across Time and Place: A Global Perspective, guest edited by Saher Amer, Esther S. Klein, and Hélène Sirantoine. Parergon 35.1 features seven original research articles and a scholarly introduction, along with our usual wide selection of book reviews and short notices.

ANZAMEMS members and Parergon subscribers will be receiving their print copies in the post soon. You can also access Parergon content via Project MUSE. For further information on accessing Parergon or submitting articles for consideration, visit Parergon.

Here is a preview of the contents of Parergon 35.2:

‘Introduction: Translating Medieval Cultures Across Time and Place: A Global Perspective’
Saher Amer, Esther S. Klein, and Hélène Sirantoine

  1. The Politics of Translation: Knowledge, Dominance, and Interimperial Economies

‘Shahrazad’s 1001 Meditations: Translations in the Inter-Imperial Economy’
Laura Doyle

‘Spiegelungen in Daṇḍin’s Mirror: A Comparative Pursuit in the Translatability of Narrative Modes, Historicity, Prose, and Vernacularism across French and Asian Medieval Historiography’
Ulrich Timme Kragh

‘The Limits of Ongietenisse: Translating Global Imagination in the Old English Letter of Alexander to Aristotle’
Kate Perillo

‘Spreading the Word of Zhu Xi: Xu Heng’s Vernacular Confucianism under Mongol Rule and Beyond’
Esther S. Klein

  1. Cultural Exchange, Identity, and The Promise of New Technologies

‘Histories of the Islamic World in the Chronicles of the Kingdom of Léon (End-Ninth to Mid-Twelfth Centuries)’
Hélène Sirantoine

‘Itz and the Descent of Kukulkan: Central Mexican Influence on Postclassic Maya Thought’
Alexus McLeod

‘Teaching the Global Middle Ages through Technology’
Sahar Amer and Lynn Ramey

ANZAMEMS 2019: CFP deadline extended to 15 September

The deadline to submit paper abstracts and panel/roundtable proposals for the ANZAMEMS 2019 Conference (5-8 February 2019 in Sydney, Australia) has been extended until Friday, 15 September.

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/

Applicants for Travel Bursaries and the George Yule Prize should apply by 30 September 2018. for more information, see https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/bursaries-prizes/

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/