ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellowship Program

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.

For more details, see the ANZAMEMS website

ARC Humanities Prizes

These two ARC Humanities Prizes are open and will both close on 31 January 2022!

ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Award for Original Research

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:
A book contract with ARC Humanities Press, and; AUD$10,000, which is paid directly by ANZAMEMS to the Press to cover the costs of gold open access.

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.

ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Borderlines Award

The ARC Humanities and ANZAMEMS Book Prizes provide a gold open access book prize scheme exclusively tailored to ANZAMEMS members.

The ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Borderlines Award is aimed at promoting scholarship with particular strengths in opening up new territorial perspectives, subject-areas, or interdisciplinary methods.

The Prize consists of:
A book contract with ARC Humanities Press, and; AUD$10,000, which is paid directly by ANZAMEMS to the Press to cover the costs of gold open access.

The selection panel for the 2022 Borderlines Award consists of Andrew Brown, Anna Henderson, Kim Phillips, Seeta Chaganti, and Chris Ocker.

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

Download a copy of the publication proposal form here.

Please send all completed Award proposals to: info@anzamems.org by the above deadline.

Please direct all queries regarding the Awards to: info@anzamems.org

SEMINAR: Robbie Richardson (Princeton), “The Souls of Departed Utensils”: Death and Indigenous Material Culture in Eighteenth Century Britain

Please join us for CEMS ANU Seminar Two presented by Robbie Richardson, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Princeton University, who will speak on

The Souls of Departed Utensils”: Death and Indigenous Material Culture in Eighteenth Century Britain.
Register to attend: Eventbrite

If you are unable to attend the live event, please register to receive a notification for the recording afterwards.

TIME/DATE: 19:00, Wednesday, 27 October (NYC); 10:00 Thursday, 28 October (Canberra/Sydney)

Our Inaugural Seminar, What is Early Modern History?, with Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks, is now available to view online at our YouTube channel. The Centre for Early Modern Studies, Australian National University, brings together researchers and HDRs from the disciplines of history, literary studies, art and design, theatre and performance history, languages, linguistics, music, and the digital humanities who study the long early modern period (1450-1800). Sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter @AnuCems, or see our website to read about current projects and future events.

One month left to submit to Maddern, Crawford, and Parergon Publication Prizes!

Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize

Philippa Maddern (1952–2014) was Professor of History at The University of Western Australia, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, an ANZAMEMS stalwart, and an active member of the Association from its inception. Philippa contributed enormously to the development of medieval and early modern studies, both in Australia and globally. She gave great service as an office bearer of ANZAMEMS, serving in a range of capacities on the committee including many years as its Treasurer. Philippa was a great champion of researchers embarking on academic careers and ANZAMEMS is proud to establish a Publication Prize for Early Career Researchers in her honour.

The Philippa Maddern Publication Prize will be offered biennially, with the submission and adjudication process timed so that the announcement of the winner can be made at an ANZAMEMS Biennial International Conference. The Prize will be offered in 2021, with the winner announced at the ANZAMEMS conference to be held in Perth, Australia, in mid-2022 (date TBC).

In 2021 the Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize will be awarded to an Early Career Researcher (ECR) for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the below date range.

Articles published between 1 January 2018 to 30 November 2021 are eligible. Early online publication of articles will also be considered. The article must have been published online before the above cut-off date.

Entry for the 2021 Prize opened on 1 June 2021 and closes on 30 November 2021.

More details and full eligibility requirements are available here.

To apply for the Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize, please fill out the application form, which can be downloaded here.

Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize

Patricia Crawford (1941–2009) was Professor Emerita of History at The University of Western Australia. A pioneering feminist historian, she is remembered as a leading scholar of early modern England whose work brought new depth to the study of women’s lives and thereby transformed understanding of the period. Trish was internationally recognised and served The University of Western Australia, her discipline, and ANZAMEMS with distinction. An active member of ANZAMEMS and the Parergon Editorial Committee, Trish was a scholar passionate about collaboration, and a mentor of extraordinary generosity, and ANZAMEMS is delighted to establish a Publication Prize for postgraduate students in her honour.

The Prize will be offered biennially, with the submission and adjudication process timed so that the announcement of the winner can be made at an ANZAMEMS Biennial International Conference. The Prize will be offered in 2021, with the winner announced at the ANZAMEMS conference to be held in Perth, Australia, in mid-2022 (date TBC).

The Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize is awarded to a postgraduate student for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the within the below date range.

Articles published between 1 January 2018 to 30 November 2021 are eligible. Early online publication of articles will also be considered. The article must have been published online before the above cut-off date.

Entry for the 2021 Prize opened on 1 June 2021 and closes on 30 November 2021.

More details and full eligibility requirements are available here.

To apply for the Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize, please fill out the application form, which can be downloaded here.

Parergon Prize

The Prize will be offered biennially, with the submission and adjudication process timed so that the announcement of the winner can be made at an ANZAMEMS Biennial International Conference.

The Prize will be offered in 2021, with the winner announced at the ANZAMEMS conference to be held in Perth, Australia, in mid-2022 (date TBC).

In 2021 the Parergon Prize will be awarded to an emerging scholar for the best article-length scholarly work accepted to be published in Parergon during the three calendar years previous to the year in which the prize is offered. Eligible articles should have been accepted to be published in the period 2018–2020.

Entry for the 2021 Prize will open on 1 June 2021 and close on 30 November 2021.

More details and full eligibility requirements are available here.

To apply for the Parergon Prize, please fill out the application form, which can be downloaded here.

Please direct all queries regarding all Prizes to: info@anzamems.org

CFP – PANEL ON EMOTIONS AND HEALTH IN SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA AND RELATED FIELDS

ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
CFP – PANEL ON EMOTIONS AND HEALTH IN SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA AND RELATED FIELDS


We invite scholarly proposals for papers on emotions and health in Shakespearean drama and related fields, as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/

The panel(s) will examine the topics of health, wellbeing, and emotions in Shakespearean drama and related fields and/or its reception today. In particular we welcome papers broadly relating to the discipline of health humanities. Papers should be set within the broader topic of the overall conference, and deal with questions of reception and/or emotion.

Papers might consider but are not limited to:
· The role of emotions in early modern health and drama and literature
· Well-being and emotional health in early modern drama and literature
· Illness and its expression in early modern drama and literature
· Ideas of emotional resilience and their reception today
· Social and cultural concepts of health in early modern drama and the modern inheritances
· Social and cultural constructs of well-being and illness in early modern drama and/or their modern inheritances
· Metaphors of health, well-being, and illness in early modern drama and/or their reception today
· The relationship between human health and the environment/ecology
· The body, ideas relating to the body, the performative body, and embodiment in Shakespeare and related fields
· Inheritances of those ideas of the body, the performative body, and embodiment in Shakespeare and related fields

We invite submissions for 15 minute presentations, which will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A on the themes raised by all speakers on the panel. If you are interested in presenting your work, please send any questions, or otherwise the title, a 200 word abstract and a 50 word biography to Dr Bríd Phillips at brid.phillips@uwa.edu.au and Dr Claire Hansen at claire.hansen3@jcu.edu.au.

Deadline for Panel Submissions: 8 November 2021

The panel(s) will be held as part of the biennial conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, at the The University of Western Australia, Perth, 27 June to 1 July, 202

ANZAMEMS DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (ADS) 2021

Dear ANZAMEMS ECRs and HDR Students,

I’m writing to provide an update on the ANZAMEMS DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (ADS), our forthcoming workshop series for HDR students and ECRs. Since our last communication with the ANZAMEMS membership, we have finalised the seminar schedule and topics (see below). We have 27 members enrolled in the workshops, and we are very much looking forward to meeting them. For any HDRs and ECRs who missed the first call, we invite them to apply to join the scheme.

Should you wish to apply to join this seminar series, please email Clare Monagle clare.monagle@mq.edu.au by October 24th to register your interest, supplying the information below. Participation is only open to ANZAMEMS members.

1. Name
2. Brief Bio (100 Words)
3. Reason for Interest (100 Words)

Many thanks,
The ADS organising committee (Matthew Champion, Nat Cutter, Clare Monagle, Megan Shaw)

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

Session 1
ECR Careers in Australia
Convener – Clare Monagle
October 28th, 3-5pm

Session 2
ECR Careers in North America
Convener – Clare Monagle
November 5th, 9-11am

Session 3
ECR Careers in Europe and the United Kingdom
Convener – Clare Monagle
November 9th, 12-2pm

Session 4
Methodology 1 – Planning Interdisciplinary Projects
Conveners – Nat Cutter and Megan Shaw
November 18th, 3-5pm

Session 5
Methodology 2 – Research from Afar
Conveners – Nat Cutter and Megan Shaw
November 24th, 9-11am


Session 6
Critical Issues in Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Globality
Conveners – Matthew Champion and Helen Young
December 1st, 9-11am

Session 7
Critical Issues in Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Materiality
Conveners – Matthew Champion and Helen Young
December 9th, 1-3pm

CFP Macbeth in European Culture

Macbeth in European Culture, International Symposium
University of Murcia (Spain)
22-24th March, 2022

Despite its Scottish-Anglo setting and its close relationship to the politics of the Stuart regency, Macbeth has proven one of Shakespeare’s most suggestive plays for practitioners and artists working far beyond its original Anglophone context. The play’s potential for violence, its exploration of hierarchy and power, its conflicting gender dynamics and its supernatural dimensions are just some of the elements that have been appropriated on stages around Europe. They have also prompted the transformation of the play into different shapes, formats and media, and so this symposium intends to inspect the multiple afterlives of Macbeth beyond its initial historical and cultural resonances. We are looking for innovative work that approaches the play from regional, national, continental and intercontinental angles as we try to chart Macbeth’s reception in or in relation to Europe from the seventeenth century to the present. Among other possibilities, we invite discussions concerning the relocation of the play’s ideological, gender/sexuality, regional/ethnic/racial/religious boundaries within specific historical and theoretical contexts. Contributions on any of the following are welcome:

— Macbeth in European theatrical, operatic, cinematic, televisual or online performance;
— Different European versions (adaptations, rewritings, appropriations, updates) of Macbeth;
— Translations of Macbeth into non-Anglophone European languages: the importance and impact of those translations in their target cultures and in intercultural contexts;
— Reception of Anglophone Macbeth in non-Anglophone contexts, or the reception of non-Anglophone Macbeth in Anglophone contexts;
— Traveling Macbeth: international tours of the play, intercultural performances of the play;
— Macbeth in European visual cultures: from illustration to audiovisual art;
— Macbeth in European digital cultures;
— Theoretical reflections on Macbeth as a case study of ‘European Shakespeare’ and or versus ‘global Shakespeare’.

We particularly favor contributions which relate interventions (artistic or otherwise) to broader regional, national, transnational, continental or intercontintental concerns and to the history of Shakespeare’s reception in these contexts. A 250-300 word abstract and a brief bio should be sent to Juan F. Cerdá (juanfcerda@um.es) and Paul Prescott (pprescott@ucmerced.edu) by December 3rd, 2021.

The symposium will be held at the La Merced Campus of the University of Murcia (Spain), yet online participation will be available for those facing traveling restrictions.

INVENTORYING PRE-MODERN TEXTS IN VICTORIAN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

INVENTORYING PRE-MODERN TEXTS IN VICTORIAN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies Monash University

Scattered throughout Victoria are hundreds of manuscripts, fragments, and other documents from different cultures around the globe. These invaluable sources, for both academic research and cultural enrichment, are not centrally listed or described, and in some cases, there is little or no information available about them.

We wish to reach out to diverse communities, organisations and individuals who may be in possession of liturgical, literary, personal, or other handwritten material in Arabic, Hebrew, Greek and Latin – preferably from before 1600. The following are just some examples: literary (stories, poems, works of history or philosophy), religious (prayers, liturgical texts), administrative (accounts, letters, diplomas, certificates), educational (grammar books).

We are interested in both whole manuscripts and individual leaves, written on paper, parchment, or papyrus.

We aim to bring together existing information about the items held in different places into a single database, and to add information about items that have not yet been described. This will be the basis for a future public resource.

If you wish to help us, by sharing information about pre-modern texts in private or public collections, please contact: sophismanuscripts@monash.edu

For more information about this project see the website.

CFP: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2022, Crusades without Borders

Crusades without Borders

How do we imagine histories of the crusades without borders? How have borders – lived, imagined, invented – influenced and informed scholarship on the crusades since the Middle Ages? What does a history of the crusades without borders look like? This special strand seeks to explore histories and historiographies relevant to the topic of ‘Crusades without Borders’ from the Middle Ages to the present.

The Australasian Crusades Studies Network seeks papers for a strand on ‘Crusades without Borders’ at the Leeds International Medieval Congress 2022. Researchers at all career stages and affiliations are invited to send abstracts for proposed papers on the theme of ‘Crusades without Borders’. We are interested in papers that explore themes such as:

Encounters, entanglements, engagements;
Divisions (historical and historiographical);
Distance and proximity;
Border policing;
Gender;
Race;
Theoretical and methodological issues.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words, including your name, contact email, affiliation to Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch (Megan.Cassidy-Welch@acu.edu.au) by Friday September 17, 2021.

CFP: Resilience, Persistence, and Agency

Resilience, Persistence, and Agency
The American University of Paris, Paris, France
On-site and online
5th – 7th January 2022

Resilience in the face of adversity for marginalized individuals, persistence in the face of obstacles created by hegemonic power structures, and creative or subversive forms of agency were as often exerted by feminine and queer actors in the Middle Ages as they are in the twenty-first century. Contemporary medieval scholarship is inflected by intersectional feminist frameworks that explore how individuals can understand and subvert power structures in the face of multiple oppressions, postcolonial studies that broadens our understanding of what constitutes a “Middle Ages,” and critical race theory that invites medievalists to interrogate the history of their discipline and the pernicious ends to which “medievalism” has been put in contemporary white supremacist discourses.

This edition of the Gender and Medieval Studies Conference invites papers that examine how resilience, persistence, and agency were deployed by actors during the global Middle Ages and how medieval studies can play an activist role in deconstructing the misperceptions of the period that buttress oppressive politics.

The organizers welcome proposals on any aspect of resilience, persistence, and agency as it relates to medieval genders and sexualities from scholars at any stage of study or career. Proposals for papers may include, but are not limited to:

Subversive discourses in the Middle Ages/covert agency/unrecognized resilience/transgressive behaviors/persistence and resistance/anachronism and activism/postcolonial medieval studies/recovering trans and queer narratives/antiracist medieval scholarship/non-European Middle Ages.

We anticipate contributors giving papers of 10-15 minutes. Proposals for panels of 3-4 papers are also warmly welcomed, as are proposals for roundtables (90 minutes) of 3-5 participants.

The conference aims to be as inclusive as possible and encourages participation from around the globe. As such the sessions and activities will be a mixture of on-site events in Paris with remote and/or asynchronous participation welcome. The conference will be broadcast via Zoom on Paris time.

Please submit proposed titles and abstracts of 300 words, with a short biography to Elizabeth Kinne (gmsconference2022@gmail.com) by September 15, 2021. See the conference website for further details.

Visit the Gender and Medieval Studies website and find us on Twitter @medievalgender.