Daily Archives: 10 November 2017

English-Speaking Union (Victorian Branch) – Old English online course

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
* 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

Medieval and Early Modern Centre – Celtic Influence on English, Luther, CARMEN

  1. 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

See Abstract and more details attached below.

Please note:

Anders’ lecture will include a light lunch. RSVP (for catering purposes: acceptances only) by Thursday, 13 November 2017, to the MEMC Information Co-ordinator Dr Penny Nash: penny.j.nash@gmail.com

  1. SMRG (Sydney Medieval and Renaissance Group)

Martin Luther and the Jews

Sybil Jack

7pm for 7:30pm, 8 November, Judith Bonzol’s home at Five Dock.

Please contact Judith on 0411 415176 or at bonzol@iinet.net.au to register attendance and to confirm the address if necessary.

A donation in money or food for the dinner would be appreciated.

  1. CARMEN (The Worldwide Medieval Network)


Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North – Call for Papers

2018 Call for Papers

We invite submissions to our 8th annual Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North, which will take place at the University of Iceland, on April 13-14th, 2018.

This student organized two-day event is intended as an interdisciplinary forum for postgraduate students (MA and PhD level) of Old Norse and medieval Scandinavia. Students who have not given papers at an academic conference before are especially encouraged to submit.

In accordance with the HÍ Student Conference‘s previous installments the theme of this year is left broadly open for any independent research related to medieval Scandinavia.

Participation at the conference is not restricted to those enrolled in the University of Iceland, and interested students from other universities are encouraged to submit. In the past years the conference has becoming increasingly international, and last year the conference was attended by speakers from ten universities, in eight countries.

Submission guidelines

If you wish to present a paper at the conference, please e-mail an abstract of 250-300 words to HIstudentconference@gmail.com before 5th of January 2018. The student conference committee reserves the right to make selections based on quality of written abstracts, adherence to submission guidelines, and timely submissions of abstracts.

The conference languages are Icelandic and English, and individual paper presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a 10 minute discussion time.

Further information can be found on the conference blog at histudentconference.wordpress.com. Please direct any further inquiries to the student conference committee via e-mail (see above).