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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.

2022 ANZAMEMS Conference Registration!

This is just a reminder that registration for the 2022 ANZAMEMS Conference on Reception and Emotion is open! Registration will close on 24 June.

To register, please visit our conference website and click the big red ‘Register for the Conference’ button!

Please note, if you’re an ANZAMEMS member for 2022, you’re entitled to pay the discounted ANZAMEMS members’ rate. If you haven’t paid your 2022 membership fees, you can do so online here. If you’re unsure if you’ve paid for 2022, please contact us at info@anzamems.org.

Donate to the Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize

The Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize will be offered in conjunction with the next three ANZAMEMS Conferences ( = $6,000 AUD total), beginning with Perth in 2022.

The ANZAMEMS Committee has also agreed to extend that to a total of ten occasions if we are able to raise $10,000 AUD. ANZAMEMS now invites contributions to establish the Prize pool. Contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total value of $10,000.

We have organised with The University of Western Australia (who is registered with the ACNC) to accept donations for the Constant Mews Prize on behalf of the Association. The donations are tax-deductible.

You are able to donate via the following link: https://campaign.uwa.edu.au/give-now.

Please specify the following in the comments section: ANZAMEMS Mews Prize.

Once you have donated, please contact me via email at info@anzamems.org with details of the date and amount of your donation.

If you would prefer to donate by bank transfer, please contact me via email at info@anzamems.org.

Announcing the new ANZAMEMS Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize – Entry for the 2022 Prize opens on 7 March 2022 and closes on 3 April 2022

The ANZAMEMS committee is pleased to announce the launch of the Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize, which honours the work of Professor Constant Mews, FAHA, a former President of ANZAMEMS, and distinguished scholar in the medieval history of religions, intellectual history, and textual editing and translation.

The Prize is established to encourage and reward outstanding work by Early Career Researchers in Constant’s broad areas of scholarly interest.

Winners will receive A$1500 in prize money (or NZD equivalent), a travel bursary of A$500 to provide assistance in attending the ANZAMEMS Conference, a year’s membership of ANZAMEMS (including a subscription to its journal Parergon), and a place at the ANZAMEMS Conference Dinner (at which the Prize is to be announced).

Entry for the 2022 Prize opens on 7 March 2022 and closes on 3 April 2022.

Articles published between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021 are eligible. Early online publication of articles will also be considered. The article must have been published online before the above cut-off date.

NB: Applicants who have previously applied for the Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize and Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize, but were unsuccessful are eligible to apply for the Constant Mews Early Career Prize should they wish to apply.

For full details about the Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize and to apply for the prize, please visit the ANZAMEMS website: https://www.anzamems.org/?page_id=8#Mews

ARC-Humanities Prizes

ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Award for Original Research

The ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Award for Original Research is aimed at Early Career Researchers and independent scholars. Applications for 2021 are open NOW and will close on 28 February, 2022.

This prize consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $10,000 AUD to cover the costs of GOLD OPEN ACCESS for your book.

See here for more information and the application forms


ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Borderlines Award

The Borderlines Award is aimed at promoting scholarship with particular strengths in opening up new territorial perspectives, subject-areas, or interdisciplinary methods. This is a biennial prize and will first be awarded in 2022, with applications closing on 28 February, 2022.

This prize consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $10,000 AUD to cover the costs of GOLD OPEN ACCESS for your book.

See here for more information and the application forms

Update regarding the 2022 ANZAMEMS Conference – to be held ONLINE ONLY

In light of the continued border closures in Western Australia, the 2022 ANZAMEMS conference committee has decided that the upcoming conference will now be held solely online.

The conference committee thanks all those who have submitted their proposals for the conference. The conference programming sub-committee is busily reviewing all the fantastic proposals for papers, panels and roundtables that we have received. We are still accepting late proposals until Friday 18 February (5:00pm AWST), so if you haven’t yet submitted a proposal, then now’s your chance!

In line with the updates to the ANZAMEMS conference, we are also extending the deadline for applications for the George Yule Prize, as well as applications for the travel bursaries and the carer bursaries. These bursaries will be awarded to those who need to travel in order to access the conference online, and to provide carers with support for the duration of the conference.

The new deadline for applications for the George Yule Prize and the travel and carer bursaries is now Monday 11 April (9:00am AWST).

Should you have any questions about the conference, please email the conference committee at anzamems2021@gmail.com

ARC-Humanities Prize submission dates postponed

The official deadline for the two ANZAMEMS-ARC Awards (Original Research and Humanities Borderlines) is approaching. However, due to the ongoing pandemic we have decided to extend the deadline until 28 February.

If you are considering submitting, please contact info@anzamems.org

ARC Humanities Prizes

ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Award for Original Research
The ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Award for Original Research is aimed at Early Career Researchers and independent scholars. Applications for 2021 are open NOW and will close on 31 January, 2021.

This prize consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $10,000 AUD to cover the costs of GOLD OPEN ACCESS for your book.

See here for more information and the application forms


ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Borderlines Award

The Borderlines Award is aimed at promoting scholarship with particular strengths in opening up new territorial perspectives, subject-areas, or interdisciplinary methods. This is a biennial prize and will first be awarded in 2022, with applications closing on 31 January 2022.

This prize consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $10,000 AUD to cover the costs of GOLD OPEN ACCESS for your book.

See here for more information and the application forms

ANZAMEMS Membership Fees for 2022

A reminder that ANZAMEMS membership fees for 2022 are now due.

Thank you to all members who have already paid their 2022 membership fees.

For any of you who are unsure if you are already a financial member for 2022, please contact me directly before renewing your membership.

For those who haven’t yet paid their 2022 membership fees, please visit the ANZAMEMS website for details of our current subscription rates. Here, you can make a payment via:

– Pay by credit card via our secure online payment facility (provided by UWA). NB: If you have trouble with this online payment system, please clear the cookies on your internet browser and try again, and/or try using an alternate internet browser.

– Pay via credit card/PayPal account via our new secure PayPal cart system. NB: If you do not have a PayPal account (or do not wish to create one), after clicking on the relevant payment link, do not log into PayPal but instead please select the Pay with Card option.

If you prefer, you may complete a hard copy membership form. Please contact info@anzamems.org. Please note, we no longer accept cheques as a form of payment, and you will need to pay by bank transfer if you choose this option.

Please note that in order for you to receive a hard copy of Parergon 39.1 you will need to pay your 2022 membership fees by the 31 March 2021 deadline.

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. You will also need to be a financial member to apply for the various ANZAMEMS/Parergon sponsored prizes and bursaries, and to access the member’s registration rate for the upcoming ANZAMEMS conference.

Finally, please also note, as per the ANZAMEMS constitution, membership terminates when annual dues have become more than six months in arrears. If you have not paid your membership by June 30, you will be removed from the ANZAMEMS mailing list, and will no longer be able to access other member benefits.

If you wish to cancel your membership, please inform the Secretary, Dr Karen Jillings (K.A.Jillings@massey.ac.nz), in writing (an email is fine), as per the ANZAMEMS constitution. Please also copy info@anzamems.org into this email.