Waitangi Tribunal careers: Researcher/Analysts

The Waitangi Tribunal, based in Wellington, New Zealand is currently advertising roles for Researcher/Analysts in the Research Services, Inquiry Facilitation, and Report Writing teams.

Researcher/Analysts in the Research Services team assist with the preparation of expert research reports for the Tribunal on both historical and contemporary topics. These reports form part of the evidential record for Tribunal inquiries.

Researcher/Analysts in the Inquiry Facilitation team are responsible for providing robust advice for inquiry planning and procedures throughout the Tribunal process, and are required to work closely with a wide range of people including the judiciary, Tribunal members, claimants and counsel.

Researcher/Analysts in the Report Writing team are responsible for assisting with the drafting of Tribunal reports, providing advice and analysis throughout the Tribunal report writing process, and work closely with the judiciary and Tribunal members, and colleagues in the Tribunal Unit.

These roles would suit individuals with a tertiary qualification in New Zealand history, Māori studies, public policy, law or other relevant disciplines, or relevant professional experience.

Salary range is NZ$61,132 – $86,303. Applications close 24 January 2019.

For more information and to apply, see the Ministry of Justice website: https://apply.justice.govt.nz/jobs/MOJ-1375129

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”.







Short-term Fellowships, The Medici Archive Project Florence

Six Short-term Fellowships at The Medici Archive Project are offered for the period April 1 – December 3, 2019. The application deadline is 1 March 2019.

Four Short-term Fellowships in Honor of Eva Schler:

Thanks to the generous gift from Joan A. McClure and Michael L. Schler, in honor of Michael’s late mother Eva Schler, the Medici Archive Project is offering four short-term fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students of any nationality working on any field related to early modern Italy (preferably with a specific emphasis on Tuscany or Medici history). Special preference will be given to scholars working on any topic related to early modern Jewish women.

This scholarly residence will be of considerable benefit in helping students to gain the necessary skills, experience and confidence to continue independent academic research in their academic specialization. While undertaking research on primary sources in Florence, fellows will benefit from the supervision of the MAP Staff as well as from academics drawn from a variety of disciplines, who are experts in archival research, paleography, and digital humanities.

Each fellowship will last for an uninterrupted period of three months, taking place at any point between 1 April 2019 and 31 July 2019 (SPRING/SUMMER SEMESTER) and 1 September and 31 December 2019 (FALL/WINTER SEMESTER).

There is no application form for this fellowship. Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to education@medici.org, the following documents in a collated PDF by 1 March 2019:

1) A cover letter in English, stating the proposed dates which the fellow will be in residence at MAP’s headquarters at Palazzo Alberti.

2) A short essay (no more than two pages) on how the candidate’s topic will benefit from archival research.

3) A curriculum vitae.

4) The name and email address of a scholar in the field, preferably the candidate’s supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications and the merits of the research proposal (please do not include letters of recommendation with the application).

The fellowships are open to candidates of any nationality.

The fellowship stipend is US $6,000.

To apply for these fellowships, the following material should be sent electronically to Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org). Please do not include supplementary material (publications, papers, syllabi, etc.).

All materials must be submitted in English. For further information, contact Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org).

Two Short-term Samuel H. Kress Fellowships:

Thanks to the continued support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Medici Archive Project (MAP) is offering two fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students to undertake specialized archival research on-site at the Archivio di Stato as well as other archival collections housed in Florence and across Tuscany.

These fellowships are especially aimed to provide graduate students in art and architectural history with the opportunity to examine original source materials, receive scholarly guidance from MAP Staff, present their findings at MAP-sponsored conferences and workshops, and enroll in MAP’s Paleography and Archival Studies Seminar.

Students may apply for either the 2019 SPRING/SUMMER semester or the 2019 FALL/WINTER semester.The Spring/Summer Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three months, with a stipend of $8,500, must take place within the period extending from 1 April to 31 July 2019.
The Fall/Winter Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three months, with a stipend of $8,500, must take place within the period 1 September to 31 December 2019. Eligible candidates must either have American citizenship or be enrolled in graduate programs at universities in the United States.

There is no application form for this fellowship. Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to education@medici.org, the following documents in a single PDF by 1 March 2019:

1) A cover letter, stating which fellowship is sought, either “Spring/Summer” OR “Fall/Winter” and the proposed dates which the fellow will be in residence at MAP’s headquarters at Palazzo Alberti.

2) A short essay (no more than two pages) on how the candidate’s topic will benefit from archival research.

3) A curriculum vitae.

4) The name and email address of a scholar in the field, preferably the candidate’s supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications and the merits of research proposal (please do not include letters of recommendation with the application).

To apply for these fellowships, the following material should be sent electronically to Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org). Please do not include supplementary material (publications, papers, syllabi, etc.).

All materials must be submitted in English. For further information, contact Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org).

CFP Britain’s Early Philosophers workshop, Durham

The Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (http://dcamp.uk) is hosting a two-day workshop on Britain’s Early Philosophers on 1-2 April, 2019. The organisers are seeking abstracts for contributed talks on any aspect of philosophy and philosophers born in or living in Britain before 1000.

Who were Britain’s earliest philosophers? What were Alcuin of York’s contributions to philosophy? To what extent can we consider thinkers such as Hild, Bede, Cuthbert, Gildas, and Cædmon philosophers? How did philosophy reach Britain? Who was reading it, who was writing it, who was teaching it, who was learning it? In this seminal exploratory workshop, we will be considering these questions as well as other questions such as: What counts as philosophy in the early medieval British period? What are the boundary/ies between philosophy and
theology? Is there a specifically/uniquely early British philosophical tradition? Just who was reading Alfred’s translation of Boethius?

In this two-day workshop, we will have plenary talks given by:

     Dr. Fred Biggs (Connecticut)
     Dr. Barbara Denison (Shippensburg)
     Dr. Helen Foxhall Forbes (Durham) (tbc)
     Dr. Mary Garrison (York) (tbc)

These talks will set the stage by focusing on some of the intellectual context of early medieval Britain and the contributions of leading figures in early British intellectual history, including Bede, Alcuin, and Hild.

We would like to supplement these invited talks with around 12 contributed talks from scholars (especially junior scholars) from all disciplines, so long as they touch on the matter of philosophy and philosophical writing, teaching, and learning.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent to Dr. Sara L. Uckelman, s.l.uckelman@durham.ac.uk, by 30 January, 2019. Responses to decisions on abstracts will be communicated by February 15, 2019.

For more information, see http://www.dcamp.uk/britains-early-philosophers/

Joint George Rudé Seminar and the Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Auckland, July 2020

‘France and beyond: the Global World of ‘Ngāti Wīwī’,  7-10 July 2020, Auckland. 
(Tribe ‘Oui Oui’ was the local name for the French in New Zealand.) This first ever Joint George Rudé Seminar and the Society for French Historical Studies Conference will be held in Auckland, hosted by the Universities of Auckland and Massey. Co-presidents Tracy Adams (French) and Kirsty Carpenter, and Treasurer Joe Zizek invite colleagues in History and the Humanities to engage with the themes and the visitors that the conference will bring to New Zealand. Leading scholars from the US, UK and Europe will be keynote guests, and many American and international colleagues have already signalled their intention to attend.

The conference invites panels and papers on any aspect of French History, Medieval to Contemporary (a detailed call for papers will be circulated soon). Areas of traditional French historical research will be featured alongside popular themes: Citizenship in the Medieval and Early Modern European world; the Revolutionary period and its environmental impact in the wider Atlantic world; and changing approaches to French or Franco-British History in the NZ/Australasian and Pacific region – in what the French call Océanie.

Contacts for information:

Tracy Adams t.adams@auckland.ac.nz

Kirsty Carpenter K.Carpenter@massey.ac.nz

Joe Zizek j.zizek@auckland.ac.nz

CFP Fourth Power of the Bishop Conference

The fourth Power of the Bishop conference to be held at Sarum College, Salisbury, May 30-31, 2019. This time, the Power of the Bishop team are joining with the Episcopus Society for the 2019 conference, exploring the theme of Episcopal Patronage from Late Antiquity to c.1500. We want to put together thematic panels that compare and contrast uses, abuses and outcomes of bishops as patrons across time and geographical boundaries

We are looking for papers that explore, but are not limited to:

* Art and architecture

* Music and Liturgy

* Manuscripts and Literary Culture

* Saint Cults and Pilgrimage Routes

* Education and Social Advancement

* Socio-political networks, the advancement of families and individuals

* When episcopal patronage goes wrong – the failures and abuses of episcopal patronage and its results

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words.

This year we are accepting abstracts in English, Italian and French. 

**If selected then papers and book chapters must be in English**

Email abstracts to: powerofthebishop@gmail.com with the subject line ABSTRACT POB4 by no later than 1 February 2019.

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pob-4-the-medieval-bishop-as-patron-tickets-53543735755

CFP 20th Australasian Association for Byzantine Studies Conference

Dissidence and Persecution in Byzantium

The 20th Australasian Association for Byzantine Studies Conference, with the theme of Dissidence and Persecution in Byzantium, will be held at Macquarie University, Sydney, July 19-21 2019.

Keynote speakers:
Professor David Olster (University of Kentucky)
Title: The Idolatry of the Jews and the Anti-Judaizing Roots of Seventh- and Early Eighth-Century Iconoclasm
Associate Professor Jitse Dijkstra (University of Ottawa
Title: The Avenging Sword?  Imperial Legislation Against Temples in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries

The Byzantine empire was rarely a stable and harmonious state during its long and eventful history.  It was often in strife with those outside its borders and with those within them, and with so much power invested in its political and ecclesiastical structures it was ready to implode at times.  This could result in persecution and the silencing of dissident voices from various quarters of society.  The mechanisms by which the authorities controlled civil disorder and dissent, as well as discouraging criticism of imperial policies, could be brutal at times.  In what sense was it possible, if at all, to enjoy freedom of speech and action in Byzantium?  Was the law upheld or ignored when vested interests were at stake?  How vulnerable did minorities feel and how conformist was religious belief at the end of the day?  The theme of the conference aims to encourage discussion on a number fronts relating to the use and abuse of power within the history of Byzantium.  Individual papers of 20 mins or panels (3 papers) will be accepted on the following or related themes:

·         The rhetoric of persecution in hagiography and historiography

·         Monastic dissidence and dissidents

·         The persecution of minorities

·         Dissension in the military

·         Imperial usurpation and sedition

·         Discourses of violence and tyranny in literature

·         Popular uprisings and civil disobedience

·         Satire and literary subversion

·         Laws relating to prosecution and capital punishment

·         Depictions of persecution in Byzantine art

·         Slavery and manumission

·         The forced baptism of Jews and others

·         Heresy and the imposition of religious orthodoxy

·         The suppression and oppression of women

·         Persecution of philosophers and other intellectuals

·         Anti-pagan policies

·         Forced migrations and resettlements – Manichaeans and Paulicians

·         The liturgical celebration of martyrdom

Abstracts of 500 words should be emailed to the President of AABS, Dr Ken Parry: conference@aabs.org.au by the due date of 7 January 2019.

Panel convenors should outline briefly their theme (100 words), and (a) add all three abstracts to their application, or (b) list the three speakers on their panel with their own abstract, plus (c) nominate a chairperson.  Panelists should indicate clearly the title of their proposed panel if submitting their abstracts individually.

Acceptances will be despatched by 25 January 2019.

http://www.aabs.org.au/conferences/20th/

CFP Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies annual meeting

The MACBS – the mid-Atlantic affiliate of the NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States – is soliciting proposals for papers and panels on all areas of British Studies for our annual conference at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia on 6-7 April 2019. We welcome participation from scholars of Britain, the British Atlantic World, and the British Empire broadly defined, and we are open to proposals ranging from the ancient to the contemporary and from scholars of history, anthropology, literature, art, politics, economics and related fields. Senior faculty, junior faculty, and graduate students are all encouraged to participate.

Proposals for both individual papers and full panels are welcome. Paper proposals should include a brief (no more than 250 words) abstract of the paper and a curriculum vita. Full panel proposals should also include a one-paragraph description of the panel’s overall aim and indicate which panel member will serve as the organizer and primary contact.

Williamsburg, part of the “Historic Triangle” of communities in Southeast Virginia, is accessible by air, train, and car. It is a lively college town and popular sightseeing destination.

All submissions must be received by 17 December 2018.

Send proposals via email to:

Prof. Stephanie Koscak, Program Co-Chair
Dept. of History
Wake Forest University
koscakse@wfu.edu

Prof. Katie Hindmarch-Watson, Program Co-Chair
Dept. of History
Johns Hopkins University
katie.hw@jhu.edu

Funding for Graduate Students 

We are able to provide limited funding on a needs basis to graduate students presenting papers at the conference. Applicants must be enrolled in good standing at a PhD-granting program and should submit the following information to the program co-chairs by email:

  1. Your name, email address, institution, and name of advisor
  2. Statement of interest and name of conference paper
  3. A budget outlining your approximate conference expenses
  4. A list of funding already received or available for conference travel and expenses

For additional information, please see the MACBS website:
https://www.midatlanticcbs.org/

CFP Professional Historians’ Association of NZ Annual Conference

To mark 25 years since the establishment of the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA), the association invites papers for a conference on the theme ‘After the War: What’s Next?’, exploring the current and future state of public history in New Zealand. The conference will be held at the Wellington campus of Massey University on 13-14 April, 2019.

Following four years of war commemorations and the many research and work opportunities the centenary of World War I provided, where does history go next? What research opportunities await public historians and what challenges will present themselves? The conference will be an opportunity to investigate the future of public history in New Zealand.

Call for papers
We invite papers that address the conference theme from PHANZA members, the academic community, post-graduate students and any other practitioners of public history.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 21 December 2018.

Please email abstracts (not more than 200 words) for consideration to the Secretary at secretary@phanza.org.nz. Please also provide your full name, affiliation (if relevant), a brief bio, and contact details. Papers should fit the format of a 20 minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes for questions.

Presenters will be advised in early 2019 if their paper has been accepted.

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