Monthly Archives: November 2023

Seminar: Conversations on the Political Thought of Giles of Rome


Dear Colleagues,

Please find here the announcement for the first session of the online seminar on Giles of Rome, 15 December at 8pm Paris time zone (NB this is 8am 16 December in NZ).

This is a multi-lingual online seminar intended to facilitate new discussions and raise new questions concerning the political thought, context and influence of Giles of Rome. The group will focus, in particular, on philological issues and questions of historical context.

Please register through the links in the below pdf. The organisers, Chris Jones and Frédérique Lachaud, can provide texts if the papers to read in advance of the seminar.

ANZAMEMS Reading Group

The next session of the semester 2 ANZAMEMS ECR/Postgraduate reading group is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21. It’s going to be a King Arthur Christmas spectacular led by Vesna McMaster.

Please find further details, including the session time, in the attached schedule. The link for the readings is:

Email / with any questions.

Medieval Institute Grants and Fellowships

The Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, is now accepting applications for its Mellon and Byzantine fellowships. The Mellon fellowship is only open to members based at US institutions, while the Byzantine fellowship is open to all members with a PhD. Applications are due by 1 February 2024. Follow the link for details.

Inaugural SHAPE Futures EMCR Annual Convention

ANZAMEMS members are invited to attend the inaugural SHAPE Futures EMCR Annual Convention, to be held this year at the University of Melbourne on the 15 November.

At the 2023 convention, panellists will discuss the ARC Review, the University Accord and other policy processes currently in train, focussing on the impact of, and opportunities for, EMCRs to inform sectoral changes, and how, through advocacy networks like SHAPE Futures, EMCRs can contribute to ‘shaping’ the future of Higher Education in Australia.

To attend this event free of charge, delegates are asked to sign up to the SHAPE Futures network so that they can continue to work alongside EMCRs in SHAPE disciplines to advocate for them into the future. Registration links for both SHAPE Futures and the Convention are available through the below flyer. 

CFP: Perspective actualité en histoire de l’art

The journal Perspective : actualité en histoire de l’art will explore, in its 2025 – 1 issue, the relations between labor and art history, understood both as a scholarly discipline and the material under study.

That which we collectively term “labor” is today the subject of rapid changes and fierce debates which, in an often caricatural way, pitches those for whom labor is a value in and of itself (work or else laze about) against those who question the value of labor: Which type of work is useful to society? Are the conditions acceptable where labor is active? Is labor a form of domination ()? Posing these questions from an art-historical point of view allows us to start from scratch. This volume suggests that we study the relationships between labor and art history along four axes:

  1. The debate over art as labor: How has art history participated; effected changes in its vocabulary; and interacted with those artists, art critics, or philosophers who played a role in this debate?
  2. Art as a process of production: Which strands of art history have turned their attention more to the production of art than to its reception and through what type of theoretical, methodological, and ideological apparatus?
  3. The iconography of labor: What contributions does art history furnish, through the analysis of images, to our knowledge of the realities or representations of labor? What does it borrow from or contribute to other humanistic disciplines that study labor?
  4. Art history as labor: What are the material conditions in which art history is produced? How do these conditions vary in relation to individual, local, and/or historical situations?

Taking care to ground reflections in a historiographic, methodological, or epistemological perspective, please send your proposals (an abstract of 2,000 to 3,000 characters/350 to 500 words, a working title, a short bibliography on the subject, and a biography limited to a few lines) to the editorial email address ( no later than December 11, 2023. Perspective handles translations; projects will be considered by the committee regardless of language. Authors whose proposals are accepted will be informed of the decision by the editorial committee in January 2024, while articles will be due on May 15, 2024. Submitted texts (between 25,000 and 45,000 characters/ 4,500 or 7,500 words, depending on the intended project) will be formally accepted following an anonymous peer review process.

Seminar: A Social Revolution? Married Clergy in the Anglo-Norman Realm, 1050–1200

On Friday 3 November, the Flinders University History Seminar series is pleased to welcome Dr Hazel Freestone (Independent Scholar/ Cambridge). Dr Freestone’s paper is titled: ‘A Social Revolution? Married Clergy in the Anglo-Norman Realm, 1050–1200’ .

The session is online only via TEAMS at 9am ACDT (9.30am AEDT and 10.30pm in the UK). See the below flyer for further details.