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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.

CFP: The Animate Cosmos in Cistercian Theology and Speculative Naturalism

The Animate Cosmos in Cistercian Theology and Speculative Naturalism

Contact: Jason R Crow (jason.crow@monash.edu)
Modality: In person
Spirituality of the world belongs to both creation theology and soteriology. Drawing on sources going back to the Timaeus, and on their lives with the Psalms, the Cistercians, dwelling in monastic microcosms, articulated Christological meaning for the world’s goodness in the lives of repentant sinners ranging from a world with beatific potential to a well-defined sense of the cosmos as good in itself and good for the soul that seeks divine unification. This panel seeks papers that explore what the cosmological understandings of world offer Cistercian theology, might offer contemporary philosophies of the environment, regardless of time period or location.

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.

Call for Papers: Masculinities and Law in Premodern Europe

Call for Papers: Masculinities and Law in Premodern Europe
Online conference, 15-17 November 2022 (three half-days)

From the twelfth century onwards, a new class of legally trained professionals was enabling profound political and social change as part of increasingly specialised judicial systems. Feminist scholarship has stressed the role of gender in this transformation, with attention to women’s experiences of justice and to the regulation of ‘vices’ such as prostitution and sodomy. However, gender is often overlooked in standard legal histories and accounts of the early legal professions.

This conference aims to draw on the history of masculinities; studies of women, gender and the law; legal history; and feminist legal scholarship to examine masculinities, law and the legal professions in the premodern European world, c.1100-c.1700. The scope is broad, encompassing canon, civil, common, and customary law; and Christian, Jewish, and Muslim legal traditions.

Possible themes include (but are not limited to):
How did men as law-finders and lawmakers construct and perform gender identity?
Authority, legitimacy and gender in premodern judicial thought
Becoming a ‘man of law’: education and disciplinary practices in universities and elsewhere
Masculine institutions: Lawyers’ guilds, the Inns of Court, the French Basoche etc.
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’ or disruptive masculinities; sexual misconduct and violence
Lawyers, books, literacy, Latinity – gendering access to and production of legal knowledge
Representations of lawyers and judges in drama, literature, art, memorial culture etc.
Historiographical, methodological and theoretical concerns

We invite proposals for individual 20-minute papers or panels/roundtables. Submissions are welcome from scholars at all career stages, including graduate students and independent researchers.

For individual papers: Submit a 250-word abstract and title, and a brief bio.
For panels/roundtables: Submit a single 500-word abstract and title for the session, and brief presenter bios.

Please send proposals to masculinitiesandlaw@gmail.com by 31 August 2022.

Follow us on Twitter @Mascs_and_Law or for further information, please contact conference convener Dr Amanda McVitty, Massey University e.a.mcvitty@massey.ac.nz

CFP: Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference

The ASCP provides a broad intellectual forum for scholars working within or in communication with continental philosophy and European philosophical traditions. We welcome papers from philosophers, non-philosophers and anti-philosophers working in any discipline, from diverse backgrounds at any stage of their career.

Details about the 2022 annual conference:
University of Melbourne
28 – 30 November

Keynote Speakers:
Claire Colebrook (Penn State)
Guilia Sissa (UCLA), co-sponsored by the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association
Jessica Whyte (UNSW)

Deadline for submissions: 15 August.


For more details as well as submission guidelines, please go to www.ascp.org.au/conference

The 2022 ASCP conference this year will be part of the Congress of the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. www.chass.org.au/congress

Conference Queries: 2022ascp@gmail.com

You can find us on
Web: http://www.ascp.org.au/
Facebook: https://bit.ly/ascpfbgroup
Twitter: https://bit.ly/ascptweets

Religious Disbelief and the Emotions CfP

This conference seeks applications for papers of 15-20 minutes concerning the interactions between religious disbeliefs and the emotions in any location or time period up to 1800 C.E.

The conference is hosted by Macquarie University and the Macquarie Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. The conference will be online-only, via Zoom. It is scheduled for 23 and 24 January 2023 at times of day that, it is hoped, will be amenable as much as possible to participants from various locations. Sessions will be recorded and published online for any conference participants to attend concurrently.

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.

The time frame for the conference is as follows:
-July 2022: publication of CfP
-31 October 2022: deadline for proposals
-15 November 2022: notification of outcomes to proposals
-23-24 January 2023: online conference
-30 April 2023: deadline for submission of written papers

Please email proposals to kegan.brewer@mq.edu.au. Proposals should be 200-300 words, and include a brief bio of 100-200 words. Any questions about the conference can also be directed to the same email address. Thank you!

ANZAMEMS Conference updates!

The final programme (i.e. timetable of sessions) for 2022 ANZAMEMS conference (#anza22) is available to download on the conference website!

https://www.anzamems2021.com/registration-programme

The committee will circulate the full conference programme, including all abstracts, bio statements, Zoom links, and details of online performances, and our ‘Ask a Publisher’ Wonder Space Sessions, this coming week.

Registration closes on 24 June 2022. NB: Only those who have registered for the conference will be provided a copy of the FULL programme which includes Zoom links.

Early Bird Registration extended for 2022 Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) Conference

Early bird registration has been extended until 25 June 2022 for ‘Going Places: Mobility, Migration, Exile, Space and Emotions’, the third biennial conference of the Society for the History of Emotions, to be held in Florence, Italy, 30 August to 2 September 2022.

After 25 June, all rates will increase by $60 AUD and will remain open until 10 July. Visit the SHE Website for further information and contacts, and make your booking before 25 June to avoid missing out!

Register here