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Shakespeare Matters – a free online course from AdelaideX

Shakespeare Matters – a free online course from AdelaideX

Hosted on the edX platform, Shakespeare Matters is a free 5-week online course on the relevance of Shakespeare in today’s society. The course focuses on the emotions of love, hate and jealousy in Hamlet, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Henry V.

In this introductory course, you will learn how Shakespeare uses emotion in his plays, how his characters experience and manipulate emotions, and how the emotional resonance of the plays makes them powerfully relevant to the modern world.

When does it start?
The course launches on the 14th December 2017 and goes for 5 weeks. Learners should spend 2-3 hours per week.

Who can enrol?
Shakespeare Matters is open to anyone globally.

How do I enrol?
Enrol by going to the edX website and registering your details. This will give you access to the portal where you can start the course as of the 14th December 2017.

Enrol here.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this course. You can also have a look at our social media channels:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdelaideXonline/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdelaideXOnline

Hobart Summer Schools 2018

HOBART SUMMER SCHOOLS 2018

SUMMER SCHOOL IN LATIN

Intensive reading course in Medieval and Ecclesiastical Latin.  This will be the 25th annual Hobart Latin Summer School!  It is now taught under the auspices of the Christopher Dawson Centre.  Some prior knowledge of Latin is a prerequisite, though a person with some background in another language can readily come up to the starting gate.  Readings from some of the great and influential literature, poetry and prose, from antiquity to the dawn of the modern world.

Hobart (venue to be determined, but a central location)

22-26 January 2018

9.00 am to 3.00 pm daily for five days

SUMMER SCHOOL IN NEW TESTAMENT GREEK

In association with the Verbum Domini Institute, this is an intensive course in the koine Greek of the New Testament, a continuation of last summer’s course that is also suitable for virtual beginners who are willing to undertake some preliminary work on the Greek alphabet.  We shall read passages from the Gospels and from Christian literature of the apostolic age. 

Hobart, 35 Tower Road, New Town

29 January to 2 February 2018

9.00 am to 3.00 pm daily for five days

Please contact David Daintree directly – dccdain@gmail.com – for further information about either of these two courses.

English-Speaking Union (Victorian Branch) – Old English online course

The English-Speaking Union (Victorian Branch) is an Australian educational and cultural charity founded in 1919. Our aim is to promote co-operation and understanding among the English-speaking peoples.
 
Our interest in the English language includes fostering the rich linguistic and cultural heritage that is embedded in Modern English, of which Old English plays such a central part.
 
The teaching of Old English in Australian universities has a long history. In recent years, however, the academic teaching of Old English in Australia has become increasingly attenuated.
 
Our organisation is therefore developing an online course in Old English. We believe we have the expertise, together with a preliminary level of funding, to be able to take advantage of the latest advances in computer-based education so as to promote Old English in a dynamic way.
 
We therefore invite Expressions of Interest from individuals or teams with specialised knowledge of the Old English language and with relevant experience in education, curriculum design and course development. Our Project Brief is available on application from the address below.
 
The Expression of Interest should respond to the Project Brief and include:
 
* Name(s) of consultant(s)
* Details of qualifications and relevant experience
* Familiarity with “Course Builder” (or similar software for constructing an online course), and willingness to work with an IT specialist to create the 24-lesson project
* Ability to develop the project in accordance with the ESU’s vision for the course
* Proposed approach and timeline for the work
* Business information including consultant’s full contact details, ABN (if an Australian business) and professional insurances
* Quotation of fee, and the basis for setting the fee
 
The Expression of Interest should be submitted as an attachment to an email, and sent to: admin@esuvic.org.au
 

13th Annual Marco Manuscript Workshop: “Transmission” – Call for Applications

Call for Applications:
13th Annual Marco Manuscript Workshop: “Transmission”
February 2-3, 2018
 

The thirteenth annual Marco Manuscript Workshop will take place Friday and Saturday, February 2-3, 2018, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The workshop is organized by Professors Maura K. Lafferty (Classics) and Roy M. Liuzza (English), and is hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

For this year’s workshop, we invite papers that explore the idea of “Transmission.” Few texts are preserved in their author’s own hand; most surviving manuscripts are copies of copies, each hand-made, and each differing to a greater or lesser degree, by design or accident, from the copy before it. The more successful or important or popular a work, the more copies were produced, and the more difference and variation exists among the surviving copies; but even a work that survives in only one copy may represent the end of a series, potentially a long one, of moments of textual reproduction. Texts may travel in groups or be tucked into solitary margins; they may gather in closely-knit families or diverge in significant and sometimes strange ways. Whatever hidden chances may have led to their survival, every manuscript has a story to tell about its origins, its readers, and its place as a link in the chain of transmission. How do we reconstruct these stories? Do the traditional tools of textual criticism reflect the reality of textual transmissions? What can a text tell us about its own history? We welcome presentations on any aspect of this topic, broadly imagined.

The workshop is open to scholars and graduate students in any field who are engaged in textual editing, manuscript studies, or epigraphy. Individual 75-minute sessions will be devoted to each project; participants will be asked to introduce their text and its context, discuss their approach to working with their material, and exchange ideas and information with other participants. As in previous years, the workshop is intended to be more like a class than a conference; participants are encouraged to share new discoveries and unfinished work, to discuss both their successes and frustrations, to offer both practical advice and theoretical insights, and to work together towards developing better professional skills for textual and codicological work. We particularly invite the presentation of works in progress, unusual manuscript problems, practical difficulties, and new or experimental models for studying or representing manuscript texts. Presenters will receive a $500 honorarium for their participation.

The workshop is also open at no cost to scholars and students who do not wish to present their own work but are interested in sharing a lively weekend of discussion and ideas about manuscript studies.

Further details will be available later in the year; please contact Roy Liuzza or the Marco Institute for more information.

How to Apply:

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017.

Applicants are asked to submit a current CV and a two-page letter describing their project to Roy M. Liuzza, preferably via email to rliuzza@utk.edu, or by mail to the Department of English, University of Tennessee, 301 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0430.

13th Australasian Rare Books Summer School – Applications Now Open

Applications are now open!

State Library Victoria are thrilled to be hosting the 13th Australasian Rare Books Summer School from 29 January to 2 February 2018.

Immerse yourself in the world of rare books at one of three intensive courses presented by leading experts.

Applications are to be completed online by Thursday 30 November 2017.

All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and all applicants will be notified of their selection or otherwise in December 2017.

For course outlines, costs and further information on how to apply, please visit our website 
https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/live-learn/melbourne-australasian-rare-books-summer-school?utm_source=eflyer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rbss18

Online Old English Course – English-Speaking Union

The English-Speaking Union (Victorian Branch) is an Australian educational and cultural charity founded in 1919. Our aim is to promote co-operation and understanding among the English-speaking peoples.

Our interest in the English language includes fostering the rich linguistic and cultural heritage that is embedded in Modern English, of which Old English plays such a central part.

The teaching of Old English in Australian universities has a long history. In recent years, however, the academic teaching of Old English in Australia has become increasingly attenuated.

Our organisation is therefore developing an online course in Old English. We believe we have the expertise, together with a preliminary level of funding, to be able to take advantage of the latest advances in computer-based education so as to promote Old English in a dynamic way.

We therefore invite Expressions of Interest from individuals or teams with specialised knowledge of the Old English language and with relevant experience in education, curriculum design and course development. Our Project Brief is available on application from the address below.

The Expression of Interest should respond to the Project Brief and include:

* Name(s) of consultant(s)

* Details of qualifications and relevant experience

* Familiarity with “Course Builder” (or similar software for constructing an online course), and willingness to work with an IT specialist to create the 24-lesson project

* Ability to develop the project in accordance with the ESU’s vision for the course

* Proposed approach and timeline for the work

* Business information including consultant’s full contact details, ABN (if an Australian business) and professional insurances

* Contact details for three professional referees

* Quotation of fee, and the basis for setting the fee

The Expression of Interest should be submitted as an attachment to an email, and sent to: admin@esuvic.org.au

 

 

MSCP Semester 2 Philosophy Evening School

The MSCP Semester 2 Philosophy Evening School curriculum is now open for enrolment. This semester we have three courses on offer running from August to November in Parkville/Carlton. Multiple subjects are heavily discounted as always. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact admin at admin@mscp.org.au.

Full details and Enrolment: https://mscp.org.au/courses/evening-school-semester-2-2017

MSCP Evening School Semester 2 2017

Bernard Stiegler: An Introduction
6.30-8.30pm 12 Tuesdays – starts Aug 15
Lecturer: Dr Daniel Ross

Modern Poetry II
6.30-8.30pm 8 Wednesdays – starts Aug 16
Lecturer: Dr Mark Hewson

Wittgenstein’s Philosophies
6.30-8.30pm 12 Thursdays – starts Aug 17
Lecturer: Dr David Rathbone

ARC Centre for the History of Emotions: Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar (PATS): ‘Emotions and Place’ – Call For Expressions of Interest

ARC Centre for the History of Emotions Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar (PATS): ‘Emotions and Place’
University Club of Western Australia, The University of Western Australia
Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Enquiries: email Pam Bond at emotions@uwa.edu.au

More info: http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/events/emotions-and-place

Facilitated by Professor Susan Broomhall, ARC Future Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, UWA.

Featuring participation by Professor Jeff Malpas, University of Tasmania.

This Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar (PATS) will bring established scholars in this field together with postgraduates to explore issues between emotions, the non-human world, the environment, space and place.

Students and early career scholars will have the opportunity to discuss their own research.

This PATS is explicitly interdisciplinary and exploratory, and intended to allow students from many disciplines to encounter issues that transcend their own research field and to situate their own research in the interdisciplinary context.


Jeff Malpas is Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania and Visiting Distinguished Professor at La Trobe University. He was founder and, until 2005, Director of the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Ethics. He is the author or editor of 21 books on topics in philosophy, art, architecture and geography. His work is grounded in post-Kantian thought, especially the hermeneutical and phenomenological traditions, as well as in analytic philosophy of language and mind. He is currently working on topics including the ethics of place, the failing character of governance, the materiality of memory, the topological character of hermeneutics, the place of art, and the relation between place, boundary and surface.

Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Digital Humanities Workshop @ UWA – Call For Expressions of Interest

Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Digital Humanities Workshop

Sponsored by UWA Learning and Teaching Performance Initiative Grant and CMEMS
University Club of Western Australia, The University of Western Australia

Date: Saturday 16 June, 2018

More info: http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/events/digital-humanities-workshop
This full-day workshop for postgraduates and ECRs provides an opportunity to explore and gain familiarity with some of the key techniques and methodologies of computational research in the humanities, with a focus on the needs of medievalists and early modernists. It is structured around a supportive lab-based environment, learning from scholars with ongoing digital humanities projects in the history of emotions.

Speakers:

  • Dr Jane-Heloise Nancarrow is an early career researcher in medieval studies at The University of Western Australia, examining digital visualisation in cultural heritage, spolia, and the legacy of Rome in the middle ages.
  • Dr Michael Ovens is an early career researcher at The University of Western Australia, working on a series of collaborative projects related to the use of virtual reality in teaching and learning.
  • Dr James Smith is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub, working on a project entitled ‘Conduits of Faith: Deep Mapping Medieval Spiritual Waterscapes’.
  • Dr Deborah Thorpe is EU COFUND Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub Fellow, working on a project entitled ‘Old Hands: A Palaeographical Study of Ageing Medieval and Early Modern Scribes’.

Due to limited access to the technologies involved, this workshop will be limited to 20 participants.

Applicants should submit an expression of interest in attending at this stage to emotions@uwa.edu.au.