University of Helsinki: University Lecturer, History – Call For Applications

University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies belongs to the Faculty of Arts
University Lecturer, History

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies belongs to the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, and has a strong profile in the multidisciplinary research and teaching of the humanities.

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki, invites applications for the position of:


to be employed until further notice as of 1 January, 2018. The position is in the discipline of History. There is a four-month trial period for the position.

The appointee’s duties will include teaching according to the degree requirements, the supervision and examination of theses and dissertations, research in the field as well as contribution to the performance of the discipline’s other tasks.

The university lecturer in history shall provide teaching and supervision at all levels of both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The duties, which require good cooperation skills, include participating in the planning and development of teaching together with the other staff of the Department and discipline. The university lecturer shall also conduct research in his or her own field.

According to the University of Helsinki Regulations, holders of university lectureships are required to possess an applicable doctoral degree, to have the ability to provide high quality research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations.

When assessing the qualifications of applicants, attention will be paid to academic qualifications and merits, such as publications, experience in research projects, as well as teaching and supervision experience, pedagogical skills and plans, the ability to produce learning material, and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills. University lecturer is expected to be a wide-ranging scholar, who is able to teach writing skills and help students to find sources. In this particular job, it is vital to be able to supervise theses focusing on Finnish 19th and 20th century history. Finnish history is analysed as a part of wider Baltic and European developments. University lecturer should also be able to develop the teaching of digital or quantitative research methods. The guidance of personal study plans is an essential part of the work.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, university lecturers are required to be proficient in Finnish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. Knowledge of other languages will be considered a further asset.

The salary for the position will be based on levels 5–7 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

The application must be accompanied by a:

  1. CV (4 pages max).
  2. list of publications.
  3. report (5 pages max) on their teaching experience and plans to improve teaching.
  4. report (3 pages max) of applicant’s research activities, including specialisation within the field of history and acquired research funding.

The above documents and information may also be presented in an academic portfolio.

Instructions to applicants for teaching and research positions: 

The applicants are asked to be prepared to send five of their publications for evaluation soon after the deadline, if shortlisted; and to be prepared to attend an interview, as well as to give a lecture for evaluation of teaching skills.

The application, together with the required attachment, must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking.

For full information and to apply for this position, please visit:

Applications close on 21 August, 2017.

9th International Conference on Historical Lexicology and Lexicography – Call For Papers

9th International Conference on Historical Lexicology and Lexicography
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
June 20-22, 2018

Conference Website

We welcome proposals for both oral presentations and posters on the thematic strand “From glosses to dictionaries”, as well as on any topic of historical lexicology and lexicography.

Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length followed by a 10-minute discussion. Posters will be presented in a dedicated session. Papers can be delivered in either English or Italian.

Abstracts (approx. 250-300 words in length) should be submitted electronically as an e-mail attachment to and should contain no self-identification. The accompanying e-mail should include the author’s name and institutional affiliation, the title of the paper and a statement as to whether the proposal is intended for oral presentation or for a poster.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is December 31, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by February 15, 2018.

36th International Conference of the Haskins Society – Call For Papers

36th International Conference of the Haskins Society
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
3-5 November, 2017

Conference Website

Long known as a forum for research into English and northern French history on either side of the Norman Conquest, as well as for a particular interest in the close study of chronicles and charters, the Haskins Society continues to build on its traditional base while actively seeking to include the latest scholarship on all aspects of the European experience between the early medieval period and the thirteenth century. While remaining broadly historical in its substantive and methodological orientations, the Society encourages interdisciplinary synergies and welcomes the contributions of researchers in the many disciplines that contribute to historical understanding.

The featured speakers in 2017 are:

  • William Purkis (University of Birmingham)
  • Sarah Hamilton (University of Exeter)
  • Constance Bouchard (University of Akron)

In addition to these three featured speakers, conference attendees are also welcome to attend the 2017 Dorothy Ford Wiley Lecture, to be held on the evening of Thursday 2 November. The 2017 Wiley Lecture will be presented by Rachel Koopmans (York University)

For paper and panel submissions, please send a 250 word abstract and c.v. to For panels, provide a one-page rationale for the panel in addition to the information for each paper. Papers by graduate students, untenured faculty, and independent scholars are eligible for the Denis Bethell Prize. For details, see: The deadline for proposals has been extended until Wednesday July 26.

We also invite submissions for two alternative forms of presentation and participation:

1) New Research Forum
On Friday morning, the conference will host a New Research Forum to highlight and discuss new research or work in progress. Modelled on “flash sessions,” presenters will have five minutes to explain their projects as a prelude to in-depth small group discussions. Presenters will be listed in the program and should send a one paragraph abstract and c.v. to and include the word “Forum” in the address line.

2) Thursday Afternoon/Evening Mock Interviews
To support graduate student members of the Haskins Society in their career development, the Haskins Conference will again offer the opportunity to have mock job interviews with senior scholars on Thursday afternoon and evening. Please contact Nicholas Paul ( to indicate interest.

Bursaries for Graduate Students

The Society and UNC are making available a number of bursaries to [post]graduate students to facilitate participation in the conference. Two bursaries of $250 each will be available to students registered in a university or equivalent institution in North and Central America. Three bursaries of $500 each will be available to students, similarly registered at a university or equivalent, from all other parts of the world.

In order to apply, please so indicate when submitting your proposal to give a paper or to take part in the New Research Forum. Please also include a statement, 300-400 words in length, that situates your proposal within your wider research trajectory and explains how participation in the Haskins Society conference will aid both your academic and career-development goals.

Archives and Rabbit Holes – Call For Papers

‘Not within the scope of this argument’: Archives and Rabbit Holes
HARN (Histories of Archaeology Research Network) Conference 2017
UCLan Campus, Preston, UK
3 November, 2017

As archaeologists and historians, we depend upon archives as crucial repositories of primary and secondary sources. We visit them to dive deeper into our subjects and to learn about people and events on a personal level. Not only are archives rich in unpublished sources that undoubtedly add new angles to our scholarship, but they also produce a number of curious topics that simply do not fit within the scope of our projects. The goal of this conference is to highlight the utility of archives in our work as historians and archaeologists and we hope to analyse the purpose of archives in our unique investigations while at the same time answering questions about archival research. We focus specifically on the idea of research rabbit holes. We have all fallen into these, but what subjects keep leading us astray? Or are we led astray? Does the seemingly unrelated material bring us back to our original research? We have all experienced the mischief of archives and their materials but they do not always fit in the scope of our larger research. We invite presentations that talk about and analyse the important influence archives, archival materials, and the tangents that pull us away temporarily.

Papers may focus on the study of archival research as a methodology, but we will give preference to papers that allow researchers to discuss a topic that they have found interesting but that does not fit within the scope of their usual projects.

We are seeking abstracts of 250 words for papers/presentations that will be no longer than 20 minutes. By August 1, 17:00 GMT, send your abstracts in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format with your name, institutional affiliation, title, and contact information to Please note that all presenters must be members of HARN, which is free, or will join automatically upon acceptance

University of York: Lecturer in Medieval Literature and Palaeography – Call For Applications

University of York – Department of English and Related Literature
Lecturer in Medieval Literature and Palaeography

Location: York
Salary: £38,183
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The Department of English and Related Literature seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval Literature and Palaeography with expertise in English literature written between 1250 and 1550 and medieval palaeography and manuscript studies. Our primary criteria are excellence in teaching and research, and a willingness to contribute to the University of York’s leading interdisciplinary profile.

You will have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, leading lectures, seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. You will also be be expected to take the lead in postgraduate teaching in palaeography and manuscript studies across the medieval period as a member of the University’s interdisciplinary Centre for Medieval Studies. You will contribute to, or otherwise complement, our existing research strengths, which include early, high and late medieval English and European literature, history of the book, gender studies, medievalism, and history-writing. You will also be developing an outstanding research record by undertaking high-quality, innovative research and seeking to publish in leading venues.

A PhD in any area of Medieval Literature is essential, together with an appropriate academic teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. You must have extensive knowledge of a research field and be able to use a range of teaching techniques and methodologies. Evidence of a research profile and publishing of articles and papers in academic journals is required.

Starting salary will be: £38,183 a year on grade 7 of the University’s salary scales. The post is full-time and available from 1 January 2018.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Applications close on 28 August, 2017.

Harvard College Library: Head, Rare Book Section – Call For Applications

Head, Rare Book Section
Harvard College Library

Location: USA – MA – Cambridge
Time Status: Full-time

Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Technical Services, the Head of the Rare Book Section leads, manages, and supports Houghton Library’s efforts to catalog, preserve, and provide access to rare books, graphics, and other printed holdings in all formats and across Houghton’s curatorial areas. The incumbent will bring a progressive, flexible, and innovative approach to this work and will be responsible for developing and/or implementing strategies, technologies, and standards that facilitate researcher access to Houghton’s holdings. The Head of the Rare Book Section supervises section staff, plans and manages projects, and collaborates with staff and departments throughout Houghton Library, and participates actively within the broader Harvard special collections and cataloging community.

For full details and to apply, please visit:

Position will remain posted until filled, however applications will be reviewed beginning August 7, 2017.

University of Kent: Lecturer in Medieval History c. 400-1100 – Call For Applications

University of Kent – School of History
Lecturer in Medieval History c. 400-1100

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £32,958 to £46,924 £32958 – £46924
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The School of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Early Medieval History (c. 400-1100). We welcome applications from all interested individuals in any field of British and/or European and/or Mediterranean History, within this time period. An interdisciplinary approach to these research fields and experience of teaching graduate students are desirable.

You will have a flair for teaching, a willingness to work innovatively to help develop teaching and research interests in early medieval history at Kent, and an enthusiasm to participate actively with public engagement and impact activities

You will join a large, thriving School, which is recognised as one of the leading departments in the UK and consistently scores highly in student surveys for teaching quality.

As Lecturer in Medieval History you will:

  • Devise and teach popular early medieval modules from stage 1 to MA level
  • Develop you research area to attract international recognition, research grants and PhD students
  • Undertake administrative roles which advance the interests of the School, Faculty and University
  • Become active and valued public and cultural engagement, outreach and, in due course, impact

To be successful in this role you will have

  1. A PhD in History or related area or equivalent
  2. Knowledge of Early Medieval history circa 400-1100
  3. Experience of research-led teaching of Early Medieval History in a HE context
  4. A strong submission for the 2021 REF

For full information and to apply, please visit:

Applications close: 1 September, 2017.

‘Art and its Directions’ AAANZ 2017 Conference – Call For Papers

‘Art and its Directions’
AAANZ 2017 Conference
University of Western Australia
6-8 December, 2017

Conference Website

The Conference Committee would like to invite proposals for papers for the AAANZ 2017 Conference to be held at the University of Western Australia, Perth, from 6 to 8 December 2017.

Session Format

  • Conference sessions are each timetabled for 90 minutes; consisting of three 20 minute papers plus 10 minutes of questions, discussion, and commentary per paper (except where noted otherwise in the session abstract)
  • Session Convenors manage their designated session, prior to and during the conference, with the aim of best addressing the conference theme Art and its Directions

Submission Guidelines

  • Speakers may apply to present only one paper
  • Speakers may also convene a session and may also chair another session in which they do not otherwise participate
  • A paper that has been published or presented previously may not be delivered at the AAANZ Annual Conference
  • Sessions that have indicated they already have the required number of speakers are listed as full in the session abstracts
  • Acceptance in a session implies a commitment to present a 20-minute paper at that session in person and payment of the conference registration fee and AAANZ membership fee

Submission Process

  • Proposals for participation in sessions are to be sent to the Session Convenor whose details appear with the session abstract
  • Please do not send your proposals to the AAANZ or the Conference Committee
  • The deadline for proposals to Session Convenors is Monday 14 August, 2017.
  • To submit a proposal please complete the Participation Proposal Form and email to the relevant Session Convenor as an attachment in Word file (.doc or .docx).

The information required to complete the Participation Proposal Form includes:

  1. Name and contact details
  2. Session and paper titles
  3. Proposed paper abstract (of no more than 400 words)
  4. Bio (of no more than 200 words)
  5. Brief CV (one page maximum)

Review Process

  • Session Convenors review proposals and notify applicant of the acceptance of their proposal by 21 August 2017
  • Final date for successful applicants to accept the invitation to participate and return Speaker Agreement Form to Session Convenor is 1 September 2017
  • Session Convenors to forward successful speaker Participation Proposal Forms and Speaker Agreement Forms to Conference Administrator by 5 September 2017
  • Contact
    Proposals: Session Convenors as per selected session, contact details located with session abstract
  • General enquiries: Conference Administrator, Vyonne Walker,

The deadline for submissions is 14 August, 2017.

Universität Hamburg: Junior Professorship (W1) for Missionary, Ecumenical, and Religious Studies – Call For Applications

Universität Hamburg, Department of Protestant Theology in the Faculty of Humanities
Junior Professorship (W1) for Missionary, Ecumenical, and Religious Studies

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity, and family-friendly
policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication, and interaction among people from
different backgrounds and with different lifestyles.

The Department of Protestant Theology in the Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a

commencing on 1 April 2018, ref. no. JP 263.


  • The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research with a focus on religious studies and inter-religious dialog.
  • The successful candidate is further expected to participate actively in the instruction of students pursuing a teaching degree in the respective discipline.
  • Section 12 subsection 7 sentence 2 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches
    Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) applies.


  • Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 18 HmbHG.

Further criteria:

  • Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.
  • In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.
  • Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the
    application process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dehn at
The application deadline is 20 July, 2017. Please submit your application, including standard documents (CV, list of publications, teaching experience, external funding record, copies of
certification and documents, three representative publications) and reference number JP 263

An den
Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

or preferably by email to We kindly request that you
submit a completed application form along with your application documents. You can find the
form at:

New series from MIP: Ludic Cultures 1100-1700 – Call For Proposals

New scholarly book series from Medieval Institute Publications:

Ludic Cultures treats medieval and early modern play in all its innumerable eccentricities, from toys and games to dramatic performances, courtly intrigues, and the like. Inspired by the broad definition first advanced by Johan Huizinga, but mindful of the constraints later proposed by Roger Caillois and Bernard Suits, this series publishes monographs and essay collections that address play as a complex phenomenon governed by a distinctly lusory attitude, but potentially expressing in virtually any facet of life. In this respect, the series promotes the documentation of cultural practices that have thus far eluded traditional disciplinary models. Our goal is to make visible modes of thought and action that until recently seemed impossible to trace, while contributing to a growing interest in playfulness both past and present.

Geographical Scope: Western Europe and the Americas
Chronological Scope: 1100-1700

Proposals Welcome
The series welcomes the submission of both monographs and essay collections that view cultures in Europe and the Americas between 1100 and 1700 through the lens of play.

Further Information
For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact the Acquisitions Editor, Erika Gaffney (, or visit our website:

For more information, please download the Ludic Cultures 1100-1700 flyer.