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Monash CMRS symposium

“Materiality and the Senses in the Medieval and Premodern World,” Eighth Annual CMRS Postgraduate (Hybrid) Symposium, 14 April.

We are pleased to announce that registration for the Eighth Annual CMRS Postgraduate Symposium that will take place on 14 April is now open. Our theme this year is “Materiality and the Senses in the Medieval and Premodern World”.

Materials, and the sensory perception of them, were integral to medieval and early modern life. From the mundane to the sacred, “things” were shaped by their creators and users, but, in turn, they also shaped the ways in which creators and users moved through their worlds. In this symposium, our speakers will explore premodern theories of materiality and discuss how the senses acted as mediators of objects, events, and spaces. As outlets for religious experience, medical care, economic prosperity, and self-expression, “things” had significance beyond their shape and size, their colour and feel, their origins and lifespan. They could be dynamic political tools or intimate personal treasures, but it was through sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste that people navigated objects’ physicality and presence.

Our keynote speaker for the event will be Dr Carol J. Williams and we also have a fantastic range of speakers presenting throughout the day. This is a hybrid event and will be occurring on our Clayton Campus as well as on zoom. Free registration can be found here and closes on the 4 April. Virtual registration can still occur after that by emailing the CMRS at cmrs-postgraduatecommittee@monash.edu.

Dr Victoria Flood lectures at UWA

Dr Victoria Flood (University of Birmingham) will be visiting The University of Western Australia later this month. Dr Flood’s visit is supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and Medieval and Early Modern Studies at UWA.

As well as being one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming ‘Monsters’ conference to be hosted in part at UWA (from 6–9 September), Dr Flood will also give two public lectures later this month. Please circulate the details amongst your networks. All are welcome!

Witchcraft and Communities of Wonder: From Gervase of Tilbury to the Malleus Maleficarum
Date: Wednesday 24 August 2022
Time: 7:00pm (AWST)
Venue: Arts Lecture Room 8 (ALR8, 160), First Floor Arts Building, The University of Western Australia
Enquiries: marina.gerzic@uwa.edu.au

More details: https://www.historyofemotions.org.au/events/witchcraft-and-communities-of-wonder-from-gervase-of-tilbury-to-the-malleus-maleficarum/

An Emotional History of Place: Alderley Edge and the Dead Man
Date: Monday 29 August 2022
Time: 6:00pm (AWST)
Venue: Arts Lecture Room 4 (ALR4, G60) Ground Floor Arts Building, The University of Western Australia
Enquiries: marina.gerzic@uwa.edu.au

More details: https://www.historyofemotions.org.au/events/an-emotional-history-of-place-alderley-edge-and-the-dead-man/

ANZAMEMS Conference updates!

The final programme (i.e. timetable of sessions) for 2022 ANZAMEMS conference (#anza22) is available to download on the conference website!


The committee will circulate the full conference programme, including all abstracts, bio statements, Zoom links, and details of online performances, and our ‘Ask a Publisher’ Wonder Space Sessions, this coming week.

Registration closes on 24 June 2022. NB: Only those who have registered for the conference will be provided a copy of the FULL programme which includes Zoom links.