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Applications open for 2018 Michael King Writers’ Centre residencies

Applications open for 2018 Michael King Writers’ Centre residencies

The Michael King Writers’ Centre is excited to announce that they have extended their residency programme for 2018. Applications are invited from New Zealand writers for up to eleven supported residencies, with stipends ranging from $2,000 to $27,000.

Writers selected for the 2018 residencies will have free accommodation at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport, use of the writer’s studio and receive a stipend: 

  • Emerging Writer Residency, four weeks (or two x two weeks), Between Monday 8 January – Sunday 4 February 2018, (stipend $500 per week);
  •  The University of Auckland Residency 20 weeks from Monday 5 February – Sunday 24 June 2018 stipend/salary of $27,000);
  • Māori Writer’s Residency, eight weeks (with the option of having two weeks, four weeks or the full eight weeks) between Monday 25 June – Sunday 19 August (stipend $1,000 per week); 
  • Winter Residency, four weeks from Monday 20 August – Sunday 16 September 2018 (stipend $4,000);  Spring Residency, four weeks from Monday 17 September – Sunday 14 October 2017 (stipend $4,000) 
  • Early Summer Residency, five weeks from Monday 15 October – Sunday 18 November 2018 (stipend $5,000)
  •  Pasifika Residency, four weeks (or two x two weeks), between Monday 19 November – Sunday 16 December 2018 (stipend $1000 per week). 

The eight-week residencies are open to emerging or established writers.  The 20 week residency, offered in partnership with the University of Auckland, is for an established writer who will benefit from the academic environment.  Writers must be working on a specific project in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction or non-fiction. Writers from all over New Zealand, including those who live in Auckland, are welcome to apply. The residencies are offered with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.

Application forms and further information are available on the centre’s web site www.writerscentre.org.nz or from the centre. Applications close on Friday October 6, 2017 and the selections are expected to be announced in November.

2017 University of Otago Printer in Residence programme

A reminder that the 2017 University of Otago Printer in Residence programme at the Otakou Press Room, the University Library, is well under way. Like many of our past PIR programmes, the project is a collaborative one, featuring writer, editor, poet David Eggleton; the Dunedin-based artist Nigel Brown; and printer Dr John Holmes (of Frayed Frisket Press). Please drop by (if you can) and see the presses in action. There are 16 Eggleton poems, and about 10 images by Brown, forming the title: SNAP. It is printed on Zerkall paper in a limited edition of 100 copies only. The cost of a copy is $120.00 (incl gst). If you are interested in securing a copy, please let me know. I am sure interest will be high (donald.kerr@otago.ac.nz

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Open Opportunities

OPEN OPPORTUNITIES

Administered from the University of Western Australia, Cerae is an open-access, peer reviewed journal directed by a committee of interstate and international graduate students and early career researchers. We are united in our commitment to open access publishing, the possibilities of the digital humanities, and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars.

Volunteering for Cerae will give you invaluable experience in operating a journal – from drafting calls for papers, to the review process, through to copyediting – all skills which will make you more competitive in the academic job market. It will also give you the chance to make a difference and work with a very passionate and dedicated team.
To nominate yourself for a role, please email ceraejournal@gmail.com by 25th September 2017.

DEPUTY EDITOR
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer to work closely with the Editor to prepare each volume for publication. The Deputy Editor will:
– Arrange the provisional screening and peer review of articles.
– Liaise between reviewers and authors to finalise articles for publication.
– Organise the typesetting and copyediting of articles.
This role requires <2 hours per week.

SECRETARY
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer, ideally based at the University of Western Australia, to take care of the administrative tasks involved in running the journal. The Secretary:
– Monitors our main email account
– Organises meetings, writes agendas, and takes minutes as needed
– Oversees our ‘virtual office’
– Maintains contact lists
– Is the central hub of information management
This role requires a minimum of 2 hours per week.

TREASURER
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer, ideally based at the University of Western Australia, to take care of the accounting tasks involved in running the journal. The Treasurer:
– Keeps records of incoming/outgoing funds
– Organises payments and receipts as necessary
– Generates a basic financial report annually
– Disburses prizes to our winners
– Works closely with the Fundraising Officer
This role requires <1 hr weekly, especially between the EOFY and our AGM.

FUNDRAISING OFFICER
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer to identify sources of funding to support the journal’s running costs. The Fundraising Officer will:
– Find and apply for prizes or grants aimed at graduate student organizations.
– Send fundraising letters to heads of departments/organizations soliciting sponsorship.
– Consider creative methods of raising funds.
This role requires <1 hour per week.

DEPUTY REVIEWS EDITOR
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer to work alongside the Reviews Editor. The Deputy Reviews Editor will:
– Assist the Reviews Editor to identify publications, including digital works, for review.
– Work with the Reviews Editor to approach and liaise with reviewers.
– Perform other tasks as required, including assisting with the preparation of reviews for
submission to the Editor.
This role requires 1-2 hours per week.

Medieval and Early Modern Centre – Sydney Medievalists at Leeds, 2017

Medieval and Early Modern Centre

Sydney Medievalists at Leeds, 2017

Papers Originally Presented at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 3–6 July 2017
Thursday 7 September 2017, 4pm–6.30pm
Woolley Common Room (N480), Level 4, John Woolley Building (A20), University of Sydney
A sample of some of the papers given at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, July 2017.

Papers to be presented by:

Daniel Anlezark: “Reading Genesis into Context”
Lola Sharon Davidson: “Heresy and Resistance to the Othering of the Jews”
Lynette Olson: “Otherness in the Writings of St Patrick”
Jonathan Wooding: “The Sea as Borderland in Early Medieval Celtic Britain”

See attached for further details and a proposed dinner afterwards.

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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

 

 

URGENT CHANGE OF DATE Thomas Biggs, Huguenots, Book offer – University of Sydney

1.     Department of Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar Series, Semester 2, 2017

CHANGE OF DATE

Thomas Biggs (CCANESA Apollo Fellow, University of Georgia)

New Date: 31 August 2017 4.15pm (originally 21 August)

Conference Room of the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, Madsen Building (F09),

2.     The Huguenots: French Reformers. Their Faith and Diaspora.

4 November 2017

10.00am —6.00pm

Dinner 6.00pm at ’99 on York’ York Street, Sydney
Keynote speaker: Dr Robin Gwynn

See attached flyer for registration, payment, program and further information.

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3.     Book-special offer

Muecke and Campanelli, The Invention of Rome: Biondo Flavio’s Roma Triumphans and its Worlds (Geneva, 2017)

See attached prospectus. Book available for a short time at a discounted price

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University of Sydney – August Events

1. Department of Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar Series, Semester 2, 2017

Note especially:

22nd Todd Memorial Lecture: Professor Greg Woolf

Institute of Classical Studies, University of London

How Cosmopolitan was Imperial Rome?

Thursday 24 August 6.00pm

General Lecture Theatre Quadrangle, A14

See attached for complete program for Semester 2

2. Obsession and Philanthropy: The Dante Collection in Fisher Library

Professor Nerida Newbigin will talk about Dante Alighieri, the illustrated manuscripts and printed editions of the Divine Comedy, and individuals who shaped the collection: Sir Charles Nicholson, Dr WJS McKay and Professor Frederick May

Thursday, 24 August 1:00pm–1:30pm

Charles Perkins Centre Hub Level 6 Seminar Room, Camperdown/Darlington

Registration required and more information at:

http://usyd.libcal.com/event/3440337

Event organizer Julie Sommerfeldt

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3. To be or not to be? How to be cultured: Shakespeare & the arts in the 21st century

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, U of Sydney

It’s part of the ‘Outside the Square’ program. The panel is Huw Griffiths, Kip Williams, Artistic Director of the STC, and playwright Alana Valentine.

Thursday 31 August 6.00pm–8:30pm

$15 Students

$20 Alumni

$25 Friends

To register and for more information:

http://sydney.edu.au/arts/outsidethesquare/the_season.shtml#still?cid=em_se-aug-2017

 

OVERSEAS

CARMEN – The Worldwide Medieval Network–Newsletter August 2017

Information about

CARMEN Annual Meeting in Ghent, Belgium

CARMEN at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds (July 3-6 2017)

CARMEN Members and their Projects-Digitising Patterns of Poer

Early Career Research-vacancies, funds, fellowships, grants and jobs

Events and New Projects

http://mailchi.mp/opayq/carmen-newsletter-august-2017?e=2401eb6695

 

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (University of Melbourne Node): Book Launch

Book launch for recent publications from the University of Melbourne Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Date: Friday 25 August, 2017.
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Arts Hall, Old Arts Building Level 1, University of Melbourne
RSVP: Please RSVP to che-melb-admin@unimelb.edu.au by Friday 18 August.

For more details see the flyer below:

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AWAWS Book Launch @ University of Sydney: Six New Monographs

Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies, the Ancient Cultures Research Centre (Macquarie University), and the University of Sydney cordially invite you to join us for a special event.

The occasion celebrates the following recent publications:

  • Associate Professor Julia Kindt (University of Sydney), Revisting Delphi: Religion and Storytelling in Ancient Greece
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer Frances Muecke (University of Sydney), Rome in Triumph, Volume 1, Books I-II, Biondo Flavio. Translated by Frances Muecke
  • Dr. Kit Morrell (University of Sydney), Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire
  • Dr. Elodie Paillard (University of Sydney), The Stage and the City. Non-elite Characters in the Tragedies of Sophocles
  • Dr. Louise Pryke (Macquarie University), Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World: Ishtar
    Dr. Anne Rogerson, Charles Tesoriero Senior Lecturer (University of Sydney), Virgil’s Ascanius: Imagining the Future in the Aeneid

Date: Thursday 10 August, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Venue: Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, Madsen Building, University of Sydney
RSVP: by 3 August to awawssydney@gmail.com or klar9872@uni.sydney.edu.au

State Library of NSW: Jane Austen 200 Events

It has been 200 years since Jane Austen died, and despite being penned over two centuries ago her works remain both in print and in style.

Join us for a series of events celebrating the life, work and times of this much-loved author Jane Austen.

Regency High Tea
Saturday, 22 July 2017 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Why We Should Still be Reading Austen
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Austen Aloud
Tuesday 18 July 2017 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

All Things Austen: Jane Austen Trivia Night
Friday, 21 July 2017 – 6pm to 8:30pm

For full details of all events, and to to book, please visit: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/janeausten200