Kathleen B. Neal’s book The Letters of Edward I: Political Communication in the Thirteenth Century (Boydell, 2021) is being launched online on 29 April 2021, with comments from Prof Louise Wilkinson (Lincoln, UK) and Prof Chris Jones (Christchurch, NZ), and an opportunity for Q&A.
The free event will take place at 6:00pm AEST / 9:00am UK time. All welcome, but registration is essential: https://www.monash.edu/arts/philosophical-historical-international-studies/news-and-events/events/events/book-launch-kathleen-b.-neals-the-letters-of-edward-i
The University of Jyväskylä has a postdoctoral position available in the history of philosophy. The Academy of Finland research project Vicious, Antisocial and Sinful: The Social and Political Dimension of Moral Vices from Medieval to Early Modern Philosophy is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a fixed-term period from 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2024 (or as agreed).
Applications close on May 16, 2021. For more information and to apply see here.
Ars Longa is a new, independent online journal and blog dedicated to Early Modern art and visual/material culture. Our aim is to create an open-access, creative platform where early career scholars and advanced graduate students can share their research and current projects. We present work that challenges conventional forms and categories, that is often open-ended and exploratory—but always based on a foundation of rigorous scholarship. We publish journal-quality work without the strictures of academic writing.
Our scope is global and we encourage a diversity of formats and methodologies. We welcome a variety of subject matter and interdisciplinary approaches, as long as they are in some way related to the visual art of the Early Modern, which we roughly define as the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, ca. 1400-1800.
For more information, including submission details for the journal or blog, see here.
2021 ASKHISTORIANS DIGITAL CONFERENCE: “[DELETED] & MISSING HISTORY: RECONSTRUCTING THE PAST, CONFRONTING DISTORTIONS”
19–21 October 2021
AskHistorians Public History Forum
Whether it’s swords and sandals, corsets and wigs, or statues still standing, the past and its possible meanings resonate with twenty-first century audiences. Historical television series, public history projects, and books of popular history might claim to depict the past “as it really was,” but nevertheless illuminate the ways in which we as a society continue to bring the past into dialogue with contemporary popular culture. In so doing, these narratives often reveal more about what we think about the past—and ourselves—than about the past itself. Today, shifting interpretations of the past reveal a growing interest in the inclusion of marginalized voices as well as in questions about the human condition, the relationship between race and national identity, and issues relating to the
construction of sexuality, gender, and equality. Indeed, representations of the historical past have been used as lenses through which contemporary society has grappled with very modern examples of brutality, oppression, and the general uncertainty of life.
We therefore welcome proposals from individuals whose research explores representations of the past in any form. As the scope and influence of our topic is broad and far-reaching, we encourage proposals from a wide range of scholarly disciplines on the themes of gender, identity (both personal and national), propaganda, culture, society, accuracy, and authenticity (among others) as these pertain to the ways in which historical narratives have been constructed, represented, or misrepresented.
Applicants are asked to please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biography of no more than 100 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM EDT on 1 June 2021.
For more information, including suggested topics and a guide for submissions, see the attached document.
Join us online for the University of Kent’s seventh annual MEMS Summer Festival. This two-day event celebrates Medieval and Early Modern history, 400 – 1800, and encourages a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, including but not limited to politics, religion, economics, art, drama, literature, and domestic culture. MEMS Fest aims to be an informal space in which postgraduate students, early career researchers, and academics can share ideas and foster conversations, whilst building a greater sense of community. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also welcome at the conference.
We invite abstracts of up to 250 words for individual research papers of 20 minutes in length on ANY subject relating to the Medieval and Early Modern periods. The research can be in its earliest stages or a more developed piece.
We also encourage 700-word abstracts proposing a three-person panel, presenting on a specific subject or theme in Medieval or Early Modern studies. If you have an idea and would like us to advertise for it, please contact us at email@example.com.
Deadline for all Paper and Panel Proposals is Friday 30th April 2021. All applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘MEMS Fest 2021 Abstract’ as the subject of the email.