Round table at the ANZAMEMS Conference, Perth 27-30 June 2022 (and online).
For many medievalists and early modernists, the pandemic disrupted access to primary research sources, but can we build more environmentally and socially sustainable academic practices out of this apparent loss?
This call is for a 10-minute reflection on your remote and/or collaborative research practices connecting you to existing or new research corpora during our long confinement. Reflections on failed attempts to connect are also welcome at this exploratory academic practice round table.
The hope is that through collaboration and discussion we can build shared practices that connect researchers with each other and to corpora (bodies at/of work), to improve the diversity, and the social and environmental sustainability of early modern research.
With thanks, Julie Robarts, PhD (Centre for Early Modern Studies, ANU)
By December 20, please email your name, paper title, 150 word abstract, and link to a bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies is hosting a hybrid online and at the University of Western Australia for it’s 13th biennial conference, with the topic “Reception and Emotion”. Ceræ is accepting submissions for a panel with the following themes.
Themes: Reception, Emotion, and Witchcraft
As Michael Ostling and Laura Kounine have pointed out, the history of witchcraft has always also been a history of emotions: the victims, the accusers, and the witches themselves. It demonstrates the importance of perspective: whose emotions are we permitted to see, from whose standpoint? What role do emotions play in creating the idea of witchcraft, and how do these differ over time and space? The intersection of the history of emotions and the history of witchcraft also highlight the importance of reception (both premodern and present-day) and concerns regarding methodology (in both fields). It also invites scholars to critically consider the additional intersection of rationality, as this is often contrasted with both emotions and witchcraft – often to the detriment of the latter. Does this help us to uncover particularly elusive aspects of premodern witchcraft, or reinforce negative stereotypes? Ceræ invites submissions for papers to discuss these themes.
Paper proposals may include but are not limited to •To what extent are emotions and a lack of reason which informs them one of the only ways which we try to understand the irrational within a system of dogmatic beliefs? •Differences in the intersection of emotions and witchcraft between the medieval and early modern periods. •Regional differences in associations and intersections between emotions and witchcraft. •The vulnerability of marginalised communities to these associations and intersections. •Emotions that are brought into particularly close association with witchcraft; conversely, those which are not, and what impact this can have for our understanding of premodern witchcraft. •The additional intersection of emotion, witchcraft, and religion.
Please send abstracts of not more than 250 words to email@example.com by December 31st.
For further information on the ANZAMEMS conference, visit https://www.anzamems2021.com/
We are pleased to announce that ANZAMEMS’ upcoming 2022 conference will now be a hybrid conference, with both online and in-person presentation and attendance catered for. The conference will be held from 27–30 June 2022!
Because of this, we have decided to extend the CFP and the new closing date for applications will be 10 January 2022! Applications for Bursaries & Prizes are open, and the closing date for them has also been extended to 10 January 2022.
Keep an eye out for some exciting upcoming details, including a conference dinner, in person excursions, and panels and exhibitions for both online and in person attendees!
For more details, including the Call for Papers, details of the ANZAMEMS Seminar, and all Prizes and Travel Bursaries on offer, please visit the conference website: https://www.anzamems2021.com
This panel will convene at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Australia and New ZealandAssociation of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (#anza22), to be held in-person at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, and online via Zoom, from 27-30 June 2022.
The idea of the ‘king’s two bodies’, a duality predicated on the idea that a monarch possessed two bodies, a natural body and a body politic – the former mortal, the latter an embodiment of both the nation and the authority of sovereignty – has long been of interest to scholars of medieval and early modern monarchies.
The body of a monarch remains a contest site, with the life, health, fertility, and sexuality of kings or queens continuing to be an important part of politics. Royal scandal graces the covers of newspapers and magazines and trends on social media, and royal weddings, births, and deaths continue to capture the public’s imagination and interest.
We seek papers that examine the significance of the royal body, in particular, the reception of the royal body across time periods, cultures, and media and how royal bodies both convey and elicit emotions.
Proposals for 20-minute conference papers should consist of:
An abstract (max. 200 words)
A short biography (max. 50 words)
Submissions should be emailed (as a Word document attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 13 December 2021.
Please see the call for papers for further information:
The ARC Humanities and ANZAMEMS Book Prizes provide a gold open access scheme exclusively tailored to ANZAMEMS members.
The ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Award for Original Research is aimed at Early Career Researchers, including those completing their first books, and independent scholars. Where relevant, the winner of the Prize will benefit from ARC Humanities expert advice on converting a PhD thesis to a monograph.
The Prize consists of: 1. A book contract with ARC Humanities Press, and; 2. AUD$10,000, which is paid directly by ANZAMEMS to the Press to cover the costs of gold open access.
Entry for the 2022 ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Award for Original Research is now open and will close on 31 January 2022.
The selection panel for the 2022 Original Research Award consists of Andrew Brown, Anna Henderson, Megan Cassidy-Welch, Louise D’Arcens, and Susan Broomhall.
More details and eligibility requirements are available here.
Download a copy of the publication proposal form here.
Please send all completed Award proposals to: email@example.com by the above deadline.
Please direct all queries regarding the Award to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the prize please see the website.
ANZAMEMS is pleased to annouce the lanuch of its new ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellowship Program, which will provide flexible support and mentoring for research and publication to early career researchers in medieval studies, early modern studies, and medievalism.
The fellowship includes $3000 AUD of flexible funding for research and/or living expenses, and six months’ mentorship by a senior ANZAMEMS academic.
Applications for the 2022 ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellowship Program (to be taken up between 1 March 2022 – 28 February 2023) are open now, and close on Friday 14 January 2022.