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‘Religious Disbelief and the Emotions’ Conference

Religious Disbelief and the Emotions Conference
Zoom conference hosted by Macquarie University, 23rd and 24th January 2023

Throughout history, religious disbelievers have expressed themselves, sometimes in stark terms with strong emotions. Their beliefs may interact with or stem from emotions responding to hegemonic religious narratives and thought worlds. This conference seeks to bring together experts from a large variety of fields of historical and literary inquiry to help us better understand the extent to which interplays between religious disbeliefs and the emotions vary or remain similar in different time periods, locations, individuals, religious and cultural milieux, textual (or material) genres, and so on.

This conference will take place the 23rd through 24th of January 2023 on zoom.
Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra—6pm to 10pm
London—7am to 11am
Athens—9am to 1pm

Please see attached conference program for further details.

CfP: Unsettling Certainties, Conference of the Society for the History of Emotions

The call for papers for the Society for the History of Emotions’ Fourth Biennial Conference, under the theme ‘Unsettling Certainties’ is now open! The conference will take place at the University of Adelaide over 28 November to 1 December 2023

To live in uncertain times is to consider the possibilities of past, present and future anew. What was known, is reopened for question, and the possible futures built on such knowing become pressing concerns. Foundations are shaken, certainties unsettled, and people moved. The term ‘emotion’, with its etymological roots in the motions of public disturbance, is suggestive of the close affiliation between feelings, passions and embodied experiences and our encounters with certainty and its disruption. This conference, hosted by the Society for the History of Emotions, considers the theme of ‘Unsettling Certainties’ as an opportunity to explore how attending to emotion enables a richer understanding of the known and the unknowable, change and continuity, the fixed and fluid, crisis and stasis, past and future, not least as everyday and embodied experiences.

We call for proposals that address this theme, embracing a broad range of perspectives. Offerings might consider the theoretical, methodological and epistemological boundaries of emotions associated with certainty and uncertainty; shifting definitions and interpretations of emotions and emotion words; the social, economic, political and cultural dimensions of emotional encounters during certain and uncertain times, including changing values and beliefs, public disturbances, crises, and experiences of the ‘end of the world’; the evolving health and wellbeing impacts on individuals and groups, including in relation to gender, race, class and religion; the representation and reimagining of un/settled feelings in literature, art, music, philosophy and science; environmental and ecological perspectives; and creativity and imagination as responses to change and new futures. 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, emotions in relation to:
– Certainty and the assured
– Risk, uncertainty and the unknown
– Security, comfort and stability
– Anxiety and worry
– Epistemologies and beliefs
– Imagination and boundaries of the real
– The natural and supernatural
– End of the old and encounters with the new
– Crisis, challenge and transformation
– Creativity, expression, and evolution
– Hope, activism and community building
– Moving places and fixed spaces
– Infirmity and death

We welcome submissions from scholars of all levels for any time period, geography, and scholarly discipline, including inter- and transdisciplinary contributions. Papers that do not address the core theme will be considered, but may be given a lower priority, if space is limited.

Proposals can take the form of:
– Individual papers of 20 minutes’ duration;
– 90-minute panels or roundtables, that should include time given to discussion; – Posters.

If you would like to propose an alternative format, please approach the organisers to discuss. We hope to offer a hybrid option for virtual attendees. Please note if you need this on your abstract.

Please send a Word document with a title and 250-word abstract for each paper/poster proposed and a two-sentence biography and email address for each speaker. For panels and roundtables, please also send an overarching title and short rationale and identify the main correspondent for communications.

Proposals should be emailed to unsettlingcertainties@gmail.com Deadline for call for papers: 1 March 2023

Conference organisers: Katie Barclay, Diana Barnes, Keagan Brewer, Sonia Cancian, Michael Champion, Vesna Drapac, Kirk Essary, Michael Heim, Grace Howe, James Kane, Meagan Nattrass, and Claire Walker

Postgraduate and Early Career Paper Prize

The best paper presented by a postgraduate or early career researcher will have the opportunity to win an essay prize worth $100 and to have an article based on the paper considered for publication in Emotions: History, Culture, Society.

Applicants must be within five years after award of the PhD (extended to seven years if not in stable university employment or with significant career interruptions).

To be considered for this prize, participants must signal their wish to be considered when they submit their abstract. They must also submit a written version of the paper by the 25 November 2023. Judges will base their decision both on the presentation and the written version received.

Attention Early Career Researchers!

Aspire to deliver a keynote lecture at a major international conference? We invite early career researchers (ECRs) to propose a keynote lecture addressing the conference theme. This scheme is open to all disciplines of expertise that address the conference theme, and to researchers in university employment as well as those who are not.

Applicants must:
• Have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity;
• Be within five years after award of the PhD (extended to seven years if not in stable university

employment or with significant career interruptions).

To apply, please submit a proposed titled, an abstract of 300-400 words, a bio and a CV (3 pages max) to unsettlingcertainties@gmail.com by 1 March 2023.

In selecting this keynote, consideration will be given to diversity and broad representation among the group of keynotes. We also reserve the right to seek third-party testimony as to the researcher’s capacity to speak and deliver scholarly presentations. The winning keynote lecturer will have flights, accommodation and registration covered. It is anticipated that an article based on the paper would be published in Emotions: History, Culture, Society, subject to peer review.

Mapping Culture and History Workshop, University of Newcastle/Online, 17-18 November

Join us for an event celebrating the possibilities of digital mapping for the humanities, hosted by the Time-Layered Cultural Map of Australia (based in Newcastle) and the Australian Cultural Data Engine (led by the University of Melbourne).

We are bringing together instructors, presenters, and anyone interested in learning about mapping in a series of workshop sessions and plenary talks. We are targeting honours and postgraduate students, humanities researchers, gallery, library and museum staff, and local historians, in particular, but all are welcome. The face to face events will take place at the University of Newcastle’s NUSpace building in the city campus, with some hybrid sessions and some via Zoom only.

Please review the workshop program in order to select workshops. Session descriptions can be found here. Zoom details for Zoom sessions will be circulated closer to the event.

We have bursaries available for Indigenous researchers and Early and Mid Career researchers, sponsored by ARDC and the College of Human and Social Futures at Newcastle – see the website here

For any other event enquiries, please contact tlcmapworkshop@newcastle.edu.au

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mapping-culture-and-history-workshop-tickets-428326354657

Early modern panels are 11:00am-1:00pm on Friday, via Zoom, ‘Premodern Material Cultures in Motion’: https://hughdhorg.wordpress.com/mapping-culture-and-history/42-2/

And 2:00pm-4:00pm on Friday, in person, ‘Mapping the Roman Campagna — challenges, questions, discoveries’: https://hughdhorg.wordpress.com/mapping-culture-and-history/session-16-workshop-katrina-grant-anu-and-lisa-beaven-latrobe/

CFP: Ecological Shakespeare in Performance 

Ecological Shakespeare in Performance

Friday 28 April 2023

James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland

Keynote Speaker: Professor Gretchen Minton – Montana State University, 2023 Fulbright Scholar

This one-day event will include a keynote presentation, interdisciplinary guest speakers, papers, workshop time and a short performance.

Registration is free and includes lunch and dinner.

Proposals are invited on topics including (but not limited to):

  • Shakespeare and ecocriticism
  • Blue humanities
  • Shakespeare in performance
  • Australian Shakespeare adaptations
  • Environmental theatre
  • Creative projects

Please submit your 250 word proposal and bio by Friday 16 December 2022. To submit your proposal or to discuss possibilities, please contact Dr Claire Hansen (Claire.Hansen@anu.edu.au) and Professor Gretchen Minton (Gretchen.Minton@montana.edu).

CFP: Histories of Metallurgy and Metal Material Culture

Join “Histories of Metallurgy and Metal Material Culture,” in-person and online at the Australian National University on Friday 18 November, 2022.

This symposium hosted by the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory aims to generate cross-disciplinary dialogue about how we interpret metal in ancient and historical societies. Researchers in history, art history, archaeology, archaeometry, curatorship and creative practice will present papers which adopt diverse approaches to investigating the production, fabrication, meanings and interpretation of metals and metal material culture across chronologies and geographies.

For details and to register: https://soad.cass.anu.edu.au/events/histories-metallurgy-metal-material-culture

CFP: Gender and Emotion in Japanese Christianity (1549-1638)

Gender and Emotion in Japanese Christianity (1549-1638)
GENDER AND WOMEN’S HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE
International Hybrid Workshop
7 February 2023

The Gender and Women’s History Research Centre at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Catholic University invites you to submit an abstract for a workshop on Christianity in Sengoku and Tokugawa Japan, with a focus on two themes that have been overlooked by past literature: emotions and gender.

The workshop will be held on 7th February 2023 (AEDT) in hybrid mode, at the ACU Fitzroy Campus in Melbourne, Australia and online. We are thrilled to announce that Professor Haruko Nawata Ward (Columbia Theological Seminary) will be the opening keynote.

We are seeking a selection of papers that engage with gender and/or emotions in the context of Christianity in Japan, from 1549 to 1638. As the performance of gender and feelings is deeply connected, the workshop will give special attention to the intersections of gender and emotions in the work of the Catholic missions in Japan, to fully flesh out the experiences of those who lived and engaged with Japanese Christianity.

Additionally, we would like to form a panel that offers a comparative perspective with other early modern Christian missions, so abstracts on the workshop’s themes that consider different geographical contexts are welcome too. We are in discussions to publish the full articles prepared from the workshop presentations in a special issue of an international, high-ranked journal.

KEY INFORMATION
– Please send an abstract of 200 words and a short bio in English, by the 13th of November 2022, to linda.zampoldortia@acu.edu.au and jessica.oleary@acu.edu.au .
– Draft papers of approx. 3000 words will be due mid-January, to be circulated among the participants. Full papers to submit for publication will be due approximately six months after the workshop.
– Travel bursaries are available for scholars based in Australia. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered. International Hybrid Workshop 7 February 2023

CONVENORS:
– Dr Linda Zampol D’Ortia Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow
– Dr Jessica O’Leary Research Fellow

Call for Papers: Histories of Metallurgy and Metal Material Culture, Australian National University

Call for Papers: Histories of Metallurgy and Metal Material Culture, Australian National University, 18-19 November. Deadline for abstracts 14 October.

The ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory invites submissions for a cross-disciplinary symposium dedicated to current research into ancient and historical metallurgy and metal material culture.

This symposium aims to foster links between Australian scholars across disciplines, including but not limited to history, art history, conservation, Classical studies and archaeology. We welcome submissions for papers and posters on current or recently completed projects relating to any aspect of the use of metals in ancient and historical societies around the world.

Examples include:
• technical and archaeometallurgical studies
• early and historical extractive metallurgy and metalworking
• individuals, industries, institutions etc. associated with metallurgy and metalwork
• object biographies
• the role of metals in societies, whether economic, symbolic or otherwise.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words no later than Friday 14th October 2022: https://soad.cass.anu.edu.au/news/call-papers-histories-metallurgy-metal-material-culture

Register for Masculinities and Law in Premodern Europe conference

Registration is open for Masculinities and Law in Premodern Europe, a free online conference held 15-17 November, 2022. Masculinities and Law in Premodern Europe draws on the history of masculinities; studies of women and the law; legal history; gender history; and feminist legal scholarship to examine masculinities, law and the legal professions in the premodern European world, c.1100-c.1700. The conference will present a rich and exciting programme covering diverse geographies, jurisdictions, and interdisciplinary approaches.

Themes include:

• How did men as law-finders and lawmakers construct and perform gender identity?
• Authority, legitimacy and gender in premodern judicial thought
• Contesting masculinities in the courtroom: lawyers, litigants, jurors and others
• Gender in the operation of legal processes and practices
• Gendering the spaces of the law
• Legal approaches to ‘deviant’ masculinities, sexual misconduct and violence
• Gendering access to and production of legal knowledge
• Representations of lawyers and judges in drama, literature, art and material culture

The conference features keynotes by Professor Shannon McSheffrey, Concordia University and Professor Gwen Seabourne, University of Bristol Law School. Other confirmed speakers include Jessica Apolloni, Andrew Brown, Mary Anne Case, Anthony Musson, Derek Neal, Tim Stretton, Jennifer D. Thibodeaux and Corinne Wieben.

For more information and to register: https://www.masculinitieslaw.net/programme or contact masculinitiesandlaw@gmail.com

Extended Deadline for PMRG conference abstracts

The deadline for submissions for the PMRG annual conference- ‘Colonialism: subaltern voices, contested histories, subverted spaces’ has been extended to the 22nd August 2022

For further information please see the conference website: https://conference.pmrg.org.au/

Forgotten Cistercians

Forgotten Cistercians

Contact: Jason R Crow (jason.crow@monash.edu)
Modality: In person
At the 2022 Cistercian & Monastic Studies Conference, several forgotten Cistercians, including Eutropious Proust, and Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, and Sophia were re-introduced, proving and elucidating the broad influence of the Cistercian community outside of the twelfth-century boundaries that often delimit our research. Many intriguing Cistercians remain to be re-discovered. Continuing the effort, launched by Jean Traux last year, this panel seeks to further identify and spark interest in the lives and accomplishments of unnoticed Cistercians, regardless of their time period or location. Of particular interest, are those individuals, like Boccone and Lobkowitz, whose writings intersect theology and science.


The deadline for paper proposals is Thursday, 15 September 2022.
Attachments include: 
(1) Detailed list of sessions with descriptions and organizers’ contact information plus instructions 
(2) Paper Proposal Form
(3) Instructions for submitting paper proposals to the Congress website (from WMU)  The official Call for Papers for the Congress and complete list of Congress sessions can be found here: https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/inperson-sessions.