Monthly Archives: October 2017

International Conference on Historical Lexicology and Lexicography – Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the 9th International Conference on Historical Lexicology an Lexicography will be held in Santa Margherita Ligure on June 20-22, 2018 and will be hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures of the University of Genova.

ICHLL is a biennial conference providing scholars from different institutions an opportunity to gather and share their research on the history of dictionaries, the making of historical dictionaries, as well as on historical lexicology. Previous conferences have been held in Leicester, UK (2002), Gargnano del Garda, Italy (2004), Leiden, The Netherlands (2006), Edmonton, Canada (2008), Oxford, UK (2010), Jena, Germany (2012), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2014), Bloomington, USA (2016).

For more information on the International Society on Historical Lexicology and Lexicography (ISHLL) and past conferences, see

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, 31st 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by February, 15th 2018.

Medieval and Early Modern Centre: Events

Medieval and Early Modern Centre: Events

Tibetan Hagiographies as Sources for the Study of History? Embedded Texts and their Function in a 16th Century Hagiography
Dr Jim Rheingans, (Buddhist Studies, University of Sydney)
Wednesday 25 October from 4-5.30pm
Kevin Lee Room, Quadrangle Building, Level 6

Music through the Eyes: On Music Iconography
Antonio Baldassarre (Lucerne)
Monday 30 October, 1-2 pm
Fisher Library Seminar Room Level 2


Foresight and Advice in Beowulf: How to make good decisions in the Heroic Age
Dr Erin Sebo (Lecturer in Medieval Literature , Flinders University)
Thursday 2 November, 4-5 pm
Rogers Room, Level 3, John Woolley Building A20


The Medieval and Early Modern Centre invites you to a lunchtime lecture

Celtic Influence on English, for, against, and/or why not?
Professor Anders Ahlqvist (University of Sydney)

Monday 13 November 2017, at 12 noon
Woolley Common Room N480, Level 4, John Woolley Building A20

Please note:

Anders’ lecture will include a light lunch. RSVP (for catering purposes: acceptances only) by Monday 6 November 2017 to the MEMC Information Co-ordinator Dr Penny Nash:

Kings & Queens Conference – Ruling Sexualities: Sexuality, Gender and the Crown – Call for Papers

The Kings & Queens conference series will be hosted by Historic Royal Palaces and the University of Winchester for its seventh edition on 9-12 July 2018. The first day will be held at Hampton Court Palace with the remaining days at the University of Winchester.

We aim to connect scholars across the world whose research focuses on topics related to royal history, diplomacy, art history, political history, biographical studies or any other issues included in the scope of royal studies. This edition of the Kings and Queens conference will have a particular focus on gender and sexuality as central themes. We are especially interested in studies relating to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) identities and the role of sexuality and gender to royal histories.

We look to gain an understanding of the perceptions, practices and legacies of gender and sexual identities relating to monarchs, royals and their courts, realising that these may have been very different in historic periods to our contemporary understandings. All topics related to these issues will be welcomed, from diverse chronological periods and parts of the world. We hope that interpretation of these topics for the public in heritage contexts will form a particular focus of the day at Hampton Court Palace.

We also welcome papers which are unrelated to our central theme and subtopics but contribute more widely to the field of royal studies.

The following list includes potential topics for papers, panels or posters, which are suggested as inspiration. Proposers should not feel limited by these topics and we welcome a broad range of ideas and interpretations.

Perceptions and Performance

• The self-representation of monarchs, royals and courtiers

• Royal and court fashion, including cross-dressing

• The construction and definition of royal sexual and gender identities, including LGBTQ identities, heterosexuality and straight identities

• Asexuality and virgin monarchs


• The lives and roles of companions and influencers, including concubines, mistresses and same-sex favourites

• The biographies of LGBTQ monarchs, royals and courtiers

• Propaganda around sexuality and gender identity, whether positive or negative

• Concealed, illicit or hidden royal relationships

• Close same-sex friendships


• The posthumous perception and representation of royal sexuality and gender identity, and how this defines legacy and dynasty

• The changing historiography and perception of royal sexuality, gender identity and LGBTQ histories

• The interpretation of royal gender and sexuality in museum and heritage contexts

The conference will include both paper sessions and a poster session at Hampton Court Palace to highlight the developing research of students and early career scholars. Please note that postgraduate students and early career scholars are welcome to give either posters at the Hampton Court session or papers in the general sessions at Winchester, depending on their preference.

Individual proposals should indicate whether it is for a poster or paper and include a title, institutional affiliation, an abstract of 250-300 words and a short, one page CV or biography. For panels, the proposal should include a maximum of four different papers accompanied by the same information required for individual proposals and a short rationale of approximately 100 words for the panel. If the panel has an institutional or societal sponsor, please include this with the panel proposal.

All proposals should be submitted by 31 December 2017, to and any queries about the conference can also be directed to this address

British Shakespeare Association: Shakespeare Studies Today – Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Extended Deadline 1 November 2017

British Shakespeare Association: Shakespeare Studies Today

Queen’s University Belfast, 14-17 June 2018 (

Following on from the 2016 celebrations, the 2018 BSA conference offers an opportunity for academics, practitioners enthusiasts and teachers (primary, secondary and sixth- form teachers and college lecturers) to reflect upon Shakespeare Studies today. What does Shakespeare Studies mean in the here-and-now? What are the current and anticipated directions in such diverse fields of enquiry as Shakespeare and pedagogy, Shakespeare and race, Shakespeare and the body, Shakespeare and childhood, Shakespeare and religion, Shakespeare and economics, Shakespeare and the law, Shakespeare and emotion, Shakespeare and politics, Shakespeare and war and Shakespeare and the environment? What is Shakespeare’s place inside the curriculum and inside debates around theory, queer studies and feminism? Where are we in terms of editing and materiality, and where does Shakespeare sit alongside his contemporaries, male and female? How does theatre practice, performance history, adaptation, cinema and citation figure in ever evolving Shakespeare Studies? In particular, this conference is keen to explore the challenges facing Shakespeare Studies today and to reflect on newer emergent approaches. Reflections on past practices and their reinventions for the future are also warmly welcomed.

Plenary Speakers include: Prof. Pascale Aebischer (University of Exeter), Prof. Clara Calvo (University of Murcia), Prof. Richard Dutton (Queen’s University Belfast), Prof. Courtney Lehmann (University of the Pacific) and Prof. Ayanna Thompson (George Washington University).

UK Premieres include: Veeram (dir. Jayaraj, 2016), a South Indian film adaptation of Macbeth, and Hermia and Helena (dir. Matías Piñeiro, 2016), an Argentine adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. BSA 2018 also includes: Q+As with theatre director Andrea Montgomery (The Belfast Tempest, 2016) and film directors Jayaraj and Matías Piñeiro.

There are four ways to participate in BSA 2018:

1. Submit an abstract for a 20-minute paper. Abstracts (100 words) and a short biography to be submitted by 1 November 2017 to

2. Submit a proposal for a panel session consisting of three 20-minute papers. Abstracts for all three papers (100 words each), a rationale for the panel (100 words) and short speaker biographies to be submitted by 1 November 2017 to

3. Submit a proposal for a performance / practice or education workshop or a teachers’ INSET session. For a workshop, submit a summary proposal outlining aims and activities and a biographical statement. For an INSET session (either a one-hour event or a twenty-minute slot), submit a summary proposal and biographical statement. All proposals to be submitted by 1 November 2017 to

4. Submit an abstract to join a seminar. The seminar format involves circulating a short paper in advance of the conference and then meeting to discuss all of the papers in Belfast. Abstracts (100 words), a short biography and a statement of your seminar of preference to be submitted by 1 November 2017 to Seminars include:

  • ‘Digital Shakespeare: Histories/Resources/Methods’ led by Dr Stephen O’Neill (Maynooth University);
  • ‘Shakespeare and Act/Scene Division’ led by Dr Mark Hutchings (University of Reading);
  • ‘Shakespeare and the Book Today’ led by Prof. Emma Smith (Hertford College, Oxford);
  • ‘Shakespeare and his Contemporaries’ led by Dr Lucy Munro (King’s College, London);
  • ‘Shakespeare and Early Modern Playing Spaces’ led by Prof. Richard Dutton (Queen’s University Belfast);
  • ‘Shakespeare and Europe’ led by Prof. Andrew Hiscock (Bangor University) and Prof.Natalie Vienne-Guerrin (University of Montpellier III-Paul Valéry);
  • ‘Shakespeare and Film’ led by Dr Romano Mullin and Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett (Queen’s University Belfast);
  • ‘Shakespeare and Marx’ led by Dr Matt Williamson (Queen’s University Belfast);
  • ‘Shakespeare and Morality’ led by Dr Neema Parvini (University of Surrey);
  • ‘Shakespeare and Pedagogy’ led by Dr Linzy Brady (University of Sydney) and Dr Kate Flaherty (Australian National University);
  • ‘Shakespeare, Performance and the 21st Century’ led by Dr Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute, the University of Birmingham);
  • ‘Shakespeare and Religion’ led by Dr Adrian Streete (University of Glasgow);
  • ‘Women, Shakespeare and Performance’, led by Prof. Liz Schafer (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Belfast is a popular destination and a wonderful city to visit. Conference-linked events will include Titanic Belfast. Optional tours will include the Giant’s Causeway and the locations used in the HBO series, Game of Thrones, which is filmed in Northern Ireland. Belfast is well-connected via two airports – Belfast International Airport and George Best Airport, Belfast. Belfast is also easily accessible by train, car or bus via Dublin International Airport. Discounted rates will be available at local hotels. A number of Postgraduate / Practitioner / Teacher Bursaries will be available to cover the conference fee. When you submit your abstract / proposal, please indicate if you would like to apply for one of these and if you would like to attend all of the conference or Saturday only.

ANZSANA – Call for Papers

FEBRUARY 7-9, 2018

After such a successful 2017 annual conference in Washington DC, ANZSANA would like to invite you to submit a paper to join us in 2018. Next year we are very excited to be hosted by the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. The link to our wonderful promotional video, produced by Miguel Alejandro Híjar-Chiapa:

Please also be sure to visit our NEW website located at The old website, located at has been removed. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook (ANZSANA), Twitter (@ANZSANA1993), and Instagram (@anzsanaofficial).

We hope you can enjoy us again in 2018 and look forward to receiving your submissions. 


Call for Papers:

In 2018, ANZSANA will hold its 25th annual conference at the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. ANZSANA is a multidisciplinary organisation that supports and promotes the study of Australia and New Zealand in North America. We welcome papers on any aspect of Australian or New Zealand studies as well as comparative studies involving Australia, New Zealand, and North America. The program committee invites proposals for individual papers, full panels, and round-tables.

We offer a limited number of $200 travel grants to facilitate graduate student participation, as well as remission of their registration fees. Graduate students must indicate their status as such in their paper proposals in order to be considered for a grant.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 6 November 2017.  Notices of acceptance will be sent no later than 16 December 2017. Proposals must specify whether they concern an individual paper, full panel, or round-table. They must include the author’s name and institutional affiliation; the title of the paper, panel, or round-table; and, a 500-word abstract.

Please send all proposals to ANZSANA President Krista Maglen at Documents must be attached as either a Word or PDF document.

George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation – Call for Papers

Call for Papers George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation

Australian National University 4 to 7 July 2018

(Version française ci-dessous)

We are pleased to announce the 21st George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, which will be hosted by The Australian National University in Canberra from 4 to 7 July 2018.

The George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation is the premier conference in French historical and cultural studies in the southern hemisphere. This biennial event recognises the contribution of George Rudé to the study of French history and culture in Australasia and internationally. Each conference produces a peer-reviewed collection in the journal French History and Civilisation, published through H-France.

The Rudé Seminar welcomes twenty-minute papers, in English or in French, on all aspects of French and Francophone history, from the Middle Ages to the present, for inclusion in the general program. Proposals for both individual papers and group panels will be accepted.

As the capital city of Australia, Canberra is home to many cultural and research institutions. The region is also known for its vineyards, bushwalking, and close proximity to the ski resorts of the Australian alps.

Confirmed keynote speakers for the 21st George Rudé Seminar include:

Alice Conklin (Professor of History, Ohio State University), author of In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology and Empire in France, 1850-1950 (Cornell, 2013) and A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930 (Stanford University Press, 1997).

Mary D. Lewis (Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History at Harvard University), author of Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938 (University of California Press, 2013) and The Boundaries of the Republic: Migrant Rights and the Limits of Universalism in France (Stanford University Press, 2007).

Antoine Lilti (Director of Studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), author of The Invention of Celebrity: 1750-1850 (Polity Press, 2017) and The World of the Salons: Sociability and Worldliness in Eighteenth-century Paris (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Pierre Serna (Director of the Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution Française, Professeur d’histoire de la Révolution française et de l’Empire à l’Université de Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne), author of La Révolution des animaux 1760-1820 (Fayard, 2016) and La République des Girouettes – 1795-1815 et au delà. Une anomalie politique : la France de l’extrême centre (Champ Vallon, 2005).

Abstracts of up to 300 words per presenter should be sent to together with a 100-word profile of each speaker giving name, professional title and affiliation, by Friday 1 December 2017. General inquiries can be made to the same address.


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Lecturer in Studies in Religion

Lecturer in Studies in Religion

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Area: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Salary (FTE): Academic Level B ($92,142.74 – $109,419.20)
Work type: Full Time – Continuing
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
The School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry is a dynamic team with a reputation for innovative approaches to teaching and research excellence. We consider and explore how human beings have ordered and made sense of their world throughout history, from ancient times through to the present, and how this informs our futures. Our disciplinary groupings of Classics and Ancient History, Studies in Religion, Philosophy and History are united by this common intellectual quest, and are mutually reinforced and supported by each discipline’s distinct approaches, perspectives, and methodologies. Through our research, teaching and engagement activities, we seek to further and disseminate knowledge about these aspects of humanity. In doing so, we serve our scholarly communities, our students, and our wider societies. We operate to the highest ethical standards in the way our staff, students and other stakeholders relate to each other. We aspire to quality and best practice in all that we do.

The role
The Studies in Religion discipline and the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry seek an appointment in the area of Islamic studies. The successful applicant will be required to teach in undergraduate programs, supervise graduate students, and actively contribute to the research performance of the Studies in Religion discipline. The Studies in Religion discipline at the University of Queensland is a small group of dedicated researchers and lecturers. We are looking for a colleague who is committed to high quality teaching and research, is collaborative, research active, and is prepared to develop the discipline’s engagement with the broader community.

The person
The successful applicant will have a PhD in the field of Studies in Religion, with a primary area of expertise in Islam. We are looking for an individual with a strong grasp of the history of Islamic thought and practice, with demonstrable expertise in the primary sources. They will require a familiarity with other religious and spiritual traditions, as well as the methods and theories underpinning the academic study of religion. The successful applicant will have an active plan for applying for research grants, including a willingness to participate in team applications for internal and external research funding. The candidate will be expected to assist in fostering a lively and dynamic research environment within the School.
The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 – $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $117,931- $140,043 p.a.).

To discuss this role please contact Dr. Adam Bowles on +61 7 336 56324 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Advertised: 11 Oct 2017
Applications close: 13 Nov 2017 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time