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SHAPE Futures Network

Please see below information about the new SHAPE Futures network which will be of interest to those of you at the early and mid-levels of your careers. SHAPE – Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts for People and Environment – is a new framing for the disciplines developed by the British Academy as a more outcomes-focused alternative to HASS (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences).

The SHAPE Futures Network has been established with the support of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) to advocate for early and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) in the humanities and social sciences within and beyond the academy. Their goal is to act as a voice for EMCRs, to build a network among the cohort, and to foster opportunities for scholars to contribute to the strengthening of these disciplines.

The network has recently launched their website (https://shapefutures.com.au/), which explains the Network further, and includes useful resources for EMCRs as well as a portal to sign up to the SHAPE Futures newsletter. A crucial part of their work is their EMCR cohort survey, which will help build their understanding of the needs of this diverse group, informing their strategies for representation, advocacy, opportunities and network-building. The survey can be found on the website homepage.

The Australian SHAPE EMCR Network defines an EMCR as any person in Australia who self-identifies as an early- or mid-career researcher (typically up to 15 years post-PhD, excluding career interruptions). The term researcher is interpreted broadly, and the EMCR Network strongly believes that the humanities, arts and social sciences research community includes research and teaching academics, professionals and practice-focused individuals both within and outside of academia. Many early and mid-career researchers work in a variety of fields in industry and community and the SHAPE Futures network explicitly includes these researchers.

Call for Nominations: Parergon 2022 Early Career Committee

Parergon, the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Inc.), seeks nominations for interested early career scholars within ANZAMEMS to participate as members of the 2022 Early Career Committee (ECC). The aim of this committee is to recognise and support early career researcher contributions to ANZAMEMS, and specifically, Parergon.

The ECC meets quarterly, and offers an opportunity to provide advice to the Editorial team and gain a deeper understanding of the detailed intellectual and practical processes of production of a prestigious, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Parergon 2022 Early Career Committee Call for Nominations

Parergon, the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Inc.), seeks nominations for interested early career scholars within ANZAMEMS to participate as members of the 2022 Early Career Committee (ECC). The aim of this committee is to recognise and support early career researcher contributions to ANZAMEMS, and specifically, Parergon.

The ECC meets quarterly, and offers an opportunity to provide advice to the Editorial team and gain a deeper understanding of the detailed intellectual and practical processes of production of a prestigious, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Additionally, participation in the ECC will provide valuable service experience for those interested in pursuing academic and publishing career pathways. Membership of the ECC is not a paid position.

A maximum of 7 places are currently available for the 2022 ECC Committee.

Terms are for a calendar year, with a possible maximal renewal of an additional, immediate year.

Nominations are sought from late-stage doctoral students through to those five years post PhD or equivalent), who are current members of ANZAMEMS.

Applications should consist of a CV, and a covering email outlining disciplinary expertise to the Editors of Parergoninfo@anzamems.org.

Doctoral students wishing to apply should also provide an email from their supervisor indicating support for their application.

Nominations close on Monday 10 January 2021. Successful candidates will be notified in late January.

Selection criteria

Candidates are expected to be available to make 4 meetings a year by skype/zoom link. 

No prior experience is necessary

The Editorial team will seek to achieve a broad disciplinary spread among the committee.

Download a copy of the Call for EOI

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

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