Daily Archives: 29 February 2024

Top pop from seventeenth-century England

Broadside ballads were single-sheet songs that sold for a penny a piece. A new project, 100 Ballads, welcomes ANZAMEMS members to explore their website which concentrates on over 100 resoundingly successful examples of the genre that they can investigate through recordings, images and a wealth of other materials. Whether you are interested in music, art, love, gender, tragedy, politics, family life, crime, history, humour or death, you will find something here to engage you.


CFP: Fifth Quadrennial Symposium on Crusade Studies

​The Fifth Quadrennial Symposium on Crusade Studies (October 3 -5, 2024) hosted by Saint Louis University will take place on its European campus in Madrid, Spain. Meeting in the vibrant capital city, the Symposium offers scholars the opportunity to present research, visit significant locations, and engage in historical discussion. The goal of the of the Symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation into all topics and disciplines associated with crusading and the Latin East. The symposium will include plenary sessions from Thomas Asbridge, of Queen Mary University of London, and Helen Nicholson, of Cardiff University.   
The Symposium invites proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of medieval crusading are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. 
Submissions are currently open and the deadline for all proposals is March 31st, 2024. Late submissions will be considered if space is available. Decisions will be made by the end of April and the final program will be published in June.

Please see the conference website for further details.

CFP: Ceræ Inaugural Conference

The Ceræ inaugural virtual conference, held over 26–27 April 2024 and organised around the theme of Metamorphosis, Transformation, and Transmutation, is just under two months away, and the committee has been busy planning a varied programme from the submissions we have already received. However, in order to provide ample opportunity for scholars at all stages of their research career to attend and present their research to an international audience, they are pleased to announce that they have extended the Call for Papers by an extra 2 WEEKS only.


Please email your submission for a 20-minute (+ 10 minutes Q&A) presentation to ceraejournal@gmail.com, including:

  • a 150–200 word abstract,
  • your academic affiliation and title (if any),
  • a short 50-100 word biography,
  • the time-zone from which you will be presenting.

Cerae is also please to announce the two keynote speakers for the conference, Associate Professor Alexandre Roberts from the University of Southern California Dornsife, and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English Stephanie Trigg from the University of Melbourne. Further details on our keynotes can be found on the website.

The conference will be held entirely online, via Zoom, and all sessions will be recorded and made available on the website for a limited time after the conference has concluded to allow for continued discussion. To ensure that the conference is accessible to all scholars, regardless of financial position, there will be a nominal attendance fee of approximately $5-10 AUD (the final amount yet to be finalised by the committee). 100% of the proceeds from the conference will directly contribute to the ongoing operational costs of the journal to help in their commitment to remain fully independent and open-access.