ANU Seminar: “Patterns, Outliers, and Teasers: Reception of Early Modern Women’s Writing”

Centre for Early Modern Studies, ANU, Seminar 1, 2022: On-line, April 26, 6pm.
“Patterns, Outliers, and Teasers: Reception of Early Modern Women’s Writing”

Please join us to hear Marie-Louise Coolahan, Professor of English at the National University of Ireland Galway, present the ‘big-picture’ findings emerging from the European Research Council-funded project that she led: RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700 (https://recirc.nuigalway.ie), followed by a Q&A.

Date: Tuesday 26th April 9.00 am (IST) 6.00-7.15 pm (AEST).

Register here: Eventbrite registration link.

Book Launch – The Legacy of Gildas: Constructions of Authority in the Early Medieval West


Join us for the launch of Dr Stephen Joyce’s monograph The Legacy of Gildas: Constructions of Authority in the Early Medieval West!

About this event

The Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies is pleased to be hosting the launch of Dr Stephen Joyce’s monograph The Legacy of Gildas: Constructions of Authority in the Early Medieval West (Boydell, 2022), a ‘provocative new investigation into the shadowy figure of Gildas, his influence and representation’.

The launch will feature comments from Emeritus Prof. Constant Mews (Monash) and Dr Darius Von Güttner Sporzynski (University of Melbourne).

The book is available for purchase from the publisher here: https://boydellandbrewer.com/9781783276721/the-legacy-of-gildas/

The event is free and can be registered for here

2022 Aotearoa Gender History Network First Session

You are warmly invited to the first session of the 2022 Aotearoa Gender History Network!

Wednesday Rāapa 16 March, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT / 10 am – 11 am AEST, via zoom
Zoom link: https://waikato.zoom.us/j/97078105588

Speakers:

Amelia Barker
PhD Candidate, Massey University

Constance de Rabastens (d. c.1386): a woman who fought to be heard
Constance de Rabastens was a lay female visionary during the Great Western Schism (1378-1417), a period in which Western Christendom was divided between two rival papacies, and political and religious differences divided communities and even families. Unlike most female visionaries at the time, Constance’s visions supported the “wrong” pope for her region, and she was forbidden from recording her experiences. Despite this, she fought to be heard by religious authorities, challenging their decisions, and eventually disappearing after being arrested. Her recorded letters and visions reveal her agency in making her voice heard, providing historians with a clear example of how medieval women were not just silent witnesses of great political and religious turmoil in their communities, but actively engaged and desperate to influence those in power.

Amanda McVitty
Lecturer in History, Massey University

Sexual regulation and the evolution of patriarchal judicial culture: Towards a feminist history of the legal profession
In his now-classic study, Robert Moore stressed the pivotal role of lawyers in transforming premodern Europe into a ‘persecuting society’ that was heavily invested in surveilling and regulating moral and sexual ‘vice’. This new project centres lawyers’ gendered agency in this process, asking how and to what extent these men created and enabled a patriarchal judicial culture in which were born ‘sticky’ myths and stereotypes about sexual misconduct, rape and gendered violence, and about those who perpetrate it. Using feminist methods, I aim to transform the way we think about and teach this legal history across the premodern-modern divide.


Convenors: Charlotte Greenhalgh (charlotte.greenhalgh@waikato.ac.nz) and Charlotte Macdonald (charlotte.macdonald@vuw.ac.nz)

2022 Aotearoa Gender History Network

This is a regular, online seminar. Each session (held via zoom) features 2 x 10–12-minute research presentations on current research in Gender History with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand, followed by discussion. Please be in touch if you would like to present your own research – we have speaking slots available on Wednesday Rāapa 7 September.

Wednesday Rāapa 16 March, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom
Zoom link: https://waikato.zoom.us/j/97078105588


Speakers:
Amelia Barker
PhD Candidate, Massey University

Constance de Rabastens (d. c.1386): a woman who fought to be heard
Constance de Rabastens was a lay female visionary during the Great Western Schism (1378-1417), a period in which Western Christendom was divided between two rival papacies, and political and religious differences divided communities and even families. Unlike most female visionaries at the time, Constance’s visions supported the “wrong” pope for her region, and she was forbidden from recording her experiences. Despite this, she fought to be heard by religious authorities, challenging their decisions, and eventually disappearing after being arrested. Her recorded letters and visions reveal her agency in making her voice heard, providing historians with a clear example of how medieval women were not just silent witnesses of great political and religious turmoil in their communities, but actively engaged and desperate to influence those in power.

Amanda McVitty
Lecturer in History, Massey University

Sexual regulation and the evolution of patriarchal judicial culture: Towards a feminist history of the legal profession
In his now-classic study, Robert Moore stressed the pivotal role of lawyers in transforming premodern Europe into a ‘persecuting society’ that was heavily invested in surveilling and regulating moral and sexual ‘vice’. This new project centres lawyers’ gendered agency in this process, asking how and to what extent these men created and enabled a patriarchal judicial culture in which were born ‘sticky’ myths and stereotypes about sexual misconduct, rape and gendered violence, and about those who perpetrate it. Using feminist methods, I aim to transform the way we think about and teach this legal history across the premodern-modern divide.

Coming up next:
Wednesday Rāapa 4 May, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom

Speakers:
Hayley Goldthorpe, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
The Three Graces against the Taranaki War, 1860-61

Rachel Caines, Australian Catholic University
Interrogating Gender through First World War Propaganda Posters


Macquarie University Research Fellowships 2022

Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) will offer up to 10 full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2023. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2019 or submit their thesis on or before 16 August 2022 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status).

MQRF23 applicants must either reside in Australia and have appropriate work rights (either be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen) OR if they are applying from overseas, they must have appropriate work rights for Australia already (returning Australian Permanent Resident/Citizen) and be able to get themselves back to Australia to commence no later than 30 June 2023 or they forfeit their MQRF.

The Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language, and Literature (MCCALL) is interested in sponsoring postdoctoral research projects in the following areas:

· Media and Communications: screen practice; social media and digital culture; media history; journalism and non-fiction writing; communications; cultural studies.
· Creative Arts: music and related technologies; music production; the singing voice; popular music; ethnomusicology; creative processes; sound; improvisation; performance; dance; circus, industry practices.
· Languages and Cultures: global literatures and cultures; language studies and applied linguistics; the role of languages in cultural identities, and their impact on linguistic and literary products in social life.
· Literature: medievalism; medieval and early modern literature; modernism; historical fiction; popular fiction; literary approaches to film and television; postcolonialism; Australian fiction.

If you have an interest in applying for a Fellowship in the 2023 round through MCCALL, please send:

1. Provisional project title and a brief (400-word) project description
2. Name of potential Sponsor
3. Your PhD conferral date
4. A copy of your CV as an attachment including a list of publications. Publications should be listed under the headings: books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and other.
5. A copy of your Australian residency document – passport or visa.
6. to Bridget Griffen-Foley by Wednesday 30 March 2022: b.foley@mq.edu.au

If the Department is able to sponsor your application, you will be notified by Friday 8 April 2022. Sponsored applicants will then be invited to work with their sponsors to develop their formal Expressions of Interest which must be submitted to the Faculty of Arts by Wednesday 27 April 2022.

Donate to the Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize

The Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize will be offered in conjunction with the next three ANZAMEMS Conferences ( = $6,000 AUD total), beginning with Perth in 2022.

The ANZAMEMS Committee has also agreed to extend that to a total of ten occasions if we are able to raise $10,000 AUD. ANZAMEMS now invites contributions to establish the Prize pool. Contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total value of $10,000.

We have organised with The University of Western Australia (who is registered with the ACNC) to accept donations for the Constant Mews Prize on behalf of the Association. The donations are tax-deductible.

You are able to donate via the following link: https://campaign.uwa.edu.au/give-now.

Please specify the following in the comments section: ANZAMEMS Mews Prize.

Once you have donated, please contact me via email at info@anzamems.org with details of the date and amount of your donation.

If you would prefer to donate by bank transfer, please contact me via email at info@anzamems.org.

Announcing the new ANZAMEMS Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize – Entry for the 2022 Prize opens on 7 March 2022 and closes on 3 April 2022

The ANZAMEMS committee is pleased to announce the launch of the Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize, which honours the work of Professor Constant Mews, FAHA, a former President of ANZAMEMS, and distinguished scholar in the medieval history of religions, intellectual history, and textual editing and translation.

The Prize is established to encourage and reward outstanding work by Early Career Researchers in Constant’s broad areas of scholarly interest.

Winners will receive A$1500 in prize money (or NZD equivalent), a travel bursary of A$500 to provide assistance in attending the ANZAMEMS Conference, a year’s membership of ANZAMEMS (including a subscription to its journal Parergon), and a place at the ANZAMEMS Conference Dinner (at which the Prize is to be announced).

Entry for the 2022 Prize opens on 7 March 2022 and closes on 3 April 2022.

Articles published between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 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.

NB: Applicants who have previously applied for the Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize and Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize, but were unsuccessful are eligible to apply for the Constant Mews Early Career Prize should they wish to apply.

For full details about the Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize and to apply for the prize, please visit the ANZAMEMS website: https://www.anzamems.org/?page_id=8#Mews

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 sp510@cam.ac.uk

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 anzamems2021@gmail.com