Monthly Archives: February 2022

Oschinsky Research Associate – Visiting Research Fellowship in Medieval Studies at Cambridge University

The Library Syndicate invites applications for an Oschinsky Research Associate for the tenure of 1 October 2022 to 31 July 2023 in collaboration with Girton College.

The Oschinsky Research Associate will be free to pursue research of their choosing in any aspect of the University Library’s collections relating to its medieval manuscripts or medieval archive collections, including their palaeography, diplomatic or codicology. The Library’s medieval collections include manuscripts in Arabic, Hebrew and other Middle Eastern languages as well as Latin and European vernaculars. The proposed research should be of benefit to scholars using the collections in the future.

It is expected that a non-stipendiary fellowship at Girton College will be offered to the successful candidate. The Research Associate will be expected to participate fully in the life and activities of the University Library, e.g. through participation in the Library’s research and public engagement programmes (comprising activities such as talks, seminars, displays, participation in social media, and other events) and play a full part in the intellectual and social life of the college.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Applicants should hold a doctorate in a relevant field and the following criteria will be considered when evaluating applications:

Academic record of the candidate, taking into account the career stage of the applicant

Suitability of the research proposal within the fields of medieval manuscript or archival studies, including palaeography, diplomatic and codicology

Potential of the research proposal to be of benefit to future scholars using the collections of the University Library

Evidence of ability to contribute fully to the life and activities of the University Library and Girton College.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Please visit here, click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to, Dr Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts at

The closing date for applications is 13 March 2022.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 28 March 2022.

Please quote reference VE30253 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

For further information please see here

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

CFP: Going Places, Mobility, Migration, Exile, Space and Emotions

Third Biennial Conference for the Society for the History of Emotions
Florence, 30 August – 2 September 2022

The Third Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) will focus on mobility, migration, exile, traversing of space, and emotions. The current, at times heated debates about migration in Europe, Australia, North America and elsewhere necessitate a profound and critical historical contextualisation, especially from a history-of-emotions point of view. Hope, fear, hatred, empathy, all manner of feelings shape peoples’ movements around the globe and the ways in which newcomers are heartily welcomed, coldly brushed off or fiercely attacked. Using archival, literary and other sources, this conference will explore the emotions that motivate people to go elsewhere, and the emotional responses of displaced peoples and the communities they orbit and join.

We call for papers and panels investigating case studies that concern the movement of people and their feelings about places and other people, from homesickness to wanderlust, from belonging to estrangement. We also want to discuss the political, economical and emotional conditions that instigate transnational movements and inform how men and women cope with and react to these mobilities.

We’ll engage with how people who have been socialised in different emotional communities learn to read each other’s emotional gestures and utterances; and will examine the affective entanglement between diasporic communities, their homelands and host communities. In short, we aim to bring research on migration and mobility to bear on the historical study of emotions, and vice versa.

We shall accept papers and panels on the following topics, as well as other potentially relevant topics not listed below:
• explorers, travellers and tourists
• dynamics of emigration, immigration and remigration
• itinerant workers
• slavery and indentured labour
• movements of colonising and colonised subjects
• feelings of inclusion and exclusion, of longing and alienation
• letters and other means by which people maintain affective bonds across countries
• migratory experiences of racism and emotional coping strategies
• emotional practices and narratives of welcome or rejection
• memory, memoires, writing practices related to experiences of migration, displacement, exile
• literary and other accounts of emotional practices linked to separation, return, nostalgia, melancholy, etc.
Chronologically, papers can delve into the ancient, the medieval and early modern, or the modern period. In geographical terms we welcome contributions on local, regional or global mobilities in areas across the world. Transdisciplinary contributions are welcome.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers. Proposals should consist of a title, abstract of up to 300 words and a short bio, to be sent via email as a pdf attachment to by 1 March 2022. We also accept proposals for panels of three papers, which should include all of the above for each presenter, a panel title and abstract for the panel itself and, if possible, the name and short bio of the panel chair.

Participants will be notified by late March 2022.