Upcoming ANZAMEMS Seminars

2021 ANZAMEMS Seminar


In pre-covid times ANZAMEMS funded PATS (Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminars), which brought HDR students and ECRs together for skills and methods seminars. Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has not been possible to run these workshops for obvious reasons.

So, we’ve decided to try something different. In second semester 2021, beginning in mid to late September, we are going to offer a virtual seminar series, organised by the cohort for the cohort. We will offer seven two-hour sessions, held fortnightly. The program will offer a mix of career development and state of the field/s reflections. We will have three sessions devoted to the job market, offering reflections on how the sector works in different locations focusing on the USA, the UK and the European Union, and, Australasia. We will also offer two sessions that focus on timely issues and challenges in the field of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Finally, we will offer two sessions devoted to methodological issues, designed to offer insights into working with particular types of sources, or with relatively new theoretical paradigms.

The finalised seminar schedule and topics can be found below.

Participation is only open to ANZAMEMS members. For more details, please email info@anzamems.org.


Session Topics and Schedule (All times given in Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Session 1

ECR Careers in Australia

Convener: Clare Monagle (Macquarie University)

28 October 2021, 3:00-5:00pm

Session 2

ECR Careers in North America

Convener: Clare Monagle (Macquarie University)

5 November 2021, 9:00-11:00am

Session 3

ECR Careers in Europe and the United Kingdom

Convener: Clare Monagle (Macquarie University)

9 November 2021, 12:00-2:00pm

Session 4

Methodology 1 – Planning Interdisciplinary Projects

Conveners: Nat Cutter (The University of Melbourne) and Megan Shaw (The University of Auckland)

18 November 2021, 3:00-5:00pm

Session 5

Methodology 2 – Research from Afar

Conveners: Nat Cutter (The University of Melbourne) and Megan Shaw (The University of Auckland)

24 November 2021, 9:00-11:00am

Session 6

Critical Issues in Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Globality

Conveners – Matthew Champion (Australian Catholic University) and Helen Young (Deakin University)

1 December 2021, 9:00am-11:00am

Session 7

Critical Issues in Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Materiality

Conveners – Matthew Champion and Helen Young

9 December 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm


Details of the 2022 ANZAMEMS seminar can be found on the conference website: https://www.anzamems2021.com.