Bulletin Board Postings

Included below are links to information submitted by medievalist colleagues outside the Notre Dame community. They include:

Fellowship/Job Announcements

Calls for Papers (Conferences)

Calls for Submissions (Journals)

Conference Announcements

Miscellaneous Announcements

These off-campus opportunities have come “over the transom” and our list does not represent any comprehensive attempt at inclusivity. These postings are provided as a general service, per the request of the issuing entities to circulate this information. Periodically, outdated postings will be deleted, but readers are encouraged to check deadline information carefully. 


American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks a Director of the ASCSA Corinth Excavations. Deadline October 31, 2016Full job posting here.


St. Hilda's College, Oxford: 8 Hour Stipendiary Lectureship in English

The job description and application details are available as a PDF. Closing date for applications is June 9, 2016


Brasenose College, Oxford: 8 Hour Stipendiary Lectureship in Medieval English

The job description and application details are available as a PDF. Closing date for applications is June 7, 2016


Fordham University & The Center for Medieval Studies: Medieval Fellows Program 2016-2017

Fordham Medieval Fellows enjoy the benefits of post-graduate research affiliation with Fordham University and its Center for Medieval Studies during one or two semesters of research in the New York City area.  The appointment carries no stipend, but Fellow status includes: an office with computer and printer, library privileges and a carrel, a research-oriented e-mail account, use of the gym at faculty rates, participation in all seminars and functions in Medieval Studies, photocopy privileges, and program stationery. 

Medieval Fellows will be expected to offer one lecture in his or her area of specialization when in residence and to abide by the regulations of those University facilities that s/he will utilize. Fellows will be invited to participate fully in the Center’s activities, including workshops, service as judges in graduate prize competitions, and the annual Medieval Studies Conference. 

Candidates wishing to apply for Fellow status for the Fall term of 2016 or the Spring term of 2017 should submit the following to Susanne Hafner, Director of Medieval Studies, FMH 405, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 (fax: 718-817-3987), by June 1, 2016:

  1. A letter of application and intent to be in residence in or in the immediate proximity of New York City for the stated duration of the candidate’s request for affiliation;
  2. A succinct two- to three-page, doubled-space description of the project or purpose for which the candidate is applying for status as a Fordham Medieval Fellow;
  3. A current curriculum vitae; 
  4. Names and addresses (and email addresses) of three referees.

Inquiries may also be addressed to Dr. Hafner at medievals@fordham.edu. Announcement of awards for 2016-2017 will be in August.


Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow

The  Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow will participate in diverse aspects of planning and preparation for the library's major scholarly initiative focused on Religious Change in Europe, 1450-1700. The initiative will include gallery and online exhibitions and additional digital resources, as well as programs for scholars, students, and the public. These programs will take the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses as a starting point for a multidisciplinary examination of the Reformation and its immediate aftermath. The majority of the public programs will take place during the 2017-18 academic year. The fellow will report to the Director of Exhibitions and Major Projects. 


For gallery and digital exhibitions: collaborate with members of the project team (comprising Newberry staff members and outside scholars) in framing and refining exhibition categories; identify preliminary selections and research specific items in the collection for inclusion; translate titles and short texts into English; assist with label writing, planning, and administration

For related digital resources: collaborate with the Digital Initiatives Librarian and other members of the project team in conceptualizing, designing and implementing the digital humanities components of the project, which may include blog posts, podcasts, videos, interactive timelines and maps, outreach through social media, and crowd-sourced programs; identify preliminary selections, research specific items in the collection for inclusion, and assist with translation of and writing textual components and scripts and with planning and administration

Assist project team in conceptualizing and planning public and scholarly programs

Carry out other assignments as needed to achieve departmental goals

Provide assistance to other Newberry Library departments and initiatives, including but not limited to Collections and Library Services, Research and Academic Programs, Development, and Communications projects

PhD in a humanities field, with a research focus on the history of religion in early modern Europe. Reading fluency in modern and early modern German required; reading competency in two other European languages, such as Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish, highly desirable. Experience in digital humanities and using primary source materials in research preferred. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, Omeka, and project management software preferred. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to interact and collaborate with diverse constituencies required. 

SCHEDULE: Full-time, 35 hours/week, Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekends for special events. One-year, grant-funded, exempt position. 

TERM: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin May 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. 

Send application materials to The Office of Human Resources at hr@newberry.org. Include a cover letter, CV, short writing sample (30 pages or less), and contact information for three references. Please indicate your start date availability in the cover letter. 


British Library -- New Digitisation Project and Positions in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section

See this link for more information.


Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies

Information for Applicants
The CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Medieval Studies is an expansion of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries. These five, fully-funded fellowships will provide recent Ph.D.s with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for Medieval Studies. Through this program, CLIR seeks to raise awareness and build capacity for sound data management practice throughout the academy.

Each fellowship is a two-year appointment, with a commensurate salary, plus benefits, and a yearly travel and research stipend.

Who May Apply
Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline with relevant expertise in Medieval Studies are encouraged to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fellows for 2016-2018 will be placed at the following research institutions in the United States:
Columbia University
Library of Congress -  Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD)
North Carolina State University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Questions about the application process or the program should be directed to postdoc@clir.org.



Call For Papers: Southeastern Medieval Association Conference
Oct. 6-8, 2016 - UT Knoxville
Session Title: "Holy Sites: The Place of Saints in the Anglo-Saxon Church"

This session seeks papers addressing issues of place and space in the study of saints' cults, hagiography, or art and material culture in the Anglo-Saxon church, understood both as a cultural and historical institution and in terms of the concrete, physical spaces of church buildings. We are especially interested in papers which look at saints in Anglo-Saxon England from interdisciplinary perspectives, dealing with issues of the transmission of saints' cults and relics across spaces, or considering the importance of place in the enshrinement of saints, both physically in reliquaries, churches, or landscapes, and metaphorically in works of Anglo-Saxon literature and art.

Send 100-word abstract and contact information to organizer Shannon Godlove at godlove_shannon@columbusstate.edu by May 30, 2016!


Premodern Ecologies: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Interaction with the Natural World in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
October 20-22, 2016
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder

CMEMS Premodern Ecologies CFP


September 15-17,  2016
University of Vigo

We are pleased to announce a new extended deadline for the call for papers for SELIM 28 2016. The new deadline for submission is June 20, 2016. Please find all details about the call below:


The Spanish Society for Mediaeval English Language and Literature, and the local organising committee invite members of the Society and all other scholars interested in the field to participate in the 28th International SELIM Conference, which will be hosted by the Department of English, French and German of the University of Vigo from September 15-17, 2016.

The organisers welcome papers dealing with any aspect of mediaeval English language and literature and particularly encourage the submission of papers that offer new readings or perspectives on mediaeval English texts, as well as new approaches and analytical tecniques.

The following keynote speakers have already confirmed their participation in the conference:

Richard North (University College London)
Stuart D. Lee (University of Oxford)
Ans Van Kemenade (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)
Belén Méndez Naya (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Scholars interested in offering 20-minute papers (followed by a 10-minute discussion) must send a 250 word abstract as a Word document via e-mail to selim28@uvigo.es before June 20, 2016. Abstracts should include name(s), institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s), as well as e-mail address and the technical support required for the presentation. Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed as soon as the proposal has been peer-reviewed.

A selection of contributions will be edited by the organisers and submitted to a major international press.

For further information please contact the organising committee at selim28@uvigo.es. We are looking forward to seeing you in Vigo next September.


Groningen Book History Conference
9 September 2016
University of Groningen

Call for papers until June 1, 2016.


LUCAS Graduate Conference
‘Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations
26-27 January 2017

Organised  by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. Details at:



Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) 
55th Annual Meeting: “Place and Power”
October 6-8, 2016.

The meeting is hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and will take place at the Downtown Hilton, Knoxville, Tennessee.

We invite individual submissions and panels from all disciplines exploring any aspect of medieval places and medieval powers as they were conceptualized, experienced, imagined, and embodied.  We welcome papers considering, but not limited to: Places as spaces, territories, and/or boundaries; Sacred and profane spaces; Practices of power; Geopolitics and the environment; Gendered and sexualized power.

As the conference date coincides with the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, we also seek sessions and papers pertaining to the Norman Conquest.  We desire a variety of methodological approaches to the theme, including eco-criticism, landscape studies, gender studies, and environmental perspectives.  Proposals on other medieval topics or relating “Place and Power” to teaching are also welcome.  Several sessions will be devoted to undergraduate research so we encourage submissions from undergraduate students.

Please submit proposals for sessions and for individual papers at http://goo.gl/forms/Xi6JTYSnjk no later than June 1, 2016.

For more information, see https://southeasternmedieval.wordpress.com.


After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443 to 1517
St. Anne’s College, Oxford, 28-30 June 2017

Plenary speakers: David Carlson, Mary Erler, Sheila Lindenbaum, Julian Luxford, David Rundle, Cathy Shrank. 

Possible topics for discussion: 

Religious writing and the English Church; the emergence of humanism and the fate of scholasticism; literature and the law; cultural and ecclesiastical patronage; developments in art and  architecture; the liturgical life of the Church; the impact of the international book trade and of print; palaeography and codicology; the Church’s role in education, colleges and chantries; the impact of travel and pilgrimage. 

Please send 500 word abstracts (for proposed 20-minute papers) by Friday, August 12, 2016, to Vincent Gillespie, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (vincent.gillespie@ell.ox.ac.uk).

CFP:After Chichele


2017 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America

The 92nd Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will be held in Toronto, Ontario, on 6-8 April 2017, hosted by the University of Toronto and The Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies.

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for papers on all topics and in all disciplines and periods of medieval studies. Any member of the Medieval Academy may submit a paper proposal, excepting those who presented papers at the annual meetings of the Medieval Academy in 2015 or 2016; others may submit proposals as well but must become members in order to present papers at the meeting. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose field would not normally involve membership in the Medieval Academy. The due date for proposals is 15 June 2016.

Rather than an overarching theme, the 2017 meeting will provide a variety of thematic connections among sessions. The Medieval Academy welcomes innovative sessions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries or that use various disciplinary approaches to examine an individual topic. To both facilitate and emphasize interdisciplinarity, the Call for Papers is organized in "threads." Sessions listed under these threads have been proposed to or by the Organizing Committee but the list provided in the Call for Papers is not meant to be exhaustive or exclusive.

The complete Call for Papers, with proposed threads and sessions as well as instructions for submitting proposals, can be found here. Please contact the organizing committee if you have further questions about the meeting, at MAA2017@TheMedievalAcademy.org.


2016 International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions
University of La Rioja
October 26-28, 2016

The Nerthus Project Research Group (Department of Modern Languages, University of La Rioja) invites the submission of papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research to the 2016 International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions, which will be held on October 26-28, 2016 at the University of La Rioja. The topics of interest for submission can be grouped under three headings: constructional approaches to grammar, projectionist approaches to grammar and diachrony. Papers dealing with the category of the verb and historical languages are most welcome.

Abstracts should be sent both in anonymized and unanonymized forms (with author(s) and affiliation) to: vccsymposium2016@gmail.com.

Key dates

• Abstract submission: February 1- September 15, 2016.

• Notification of reviewers’ decision: Approximately 2 weeks after submission.

• Registration: March 1 – October 28, 2016.

Further information:





Estudios de Historia de España
Call for Papers - 2016

Estudios de Historia de España, biannual online magazine of the Institute of Spanish History of Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, calls to the academic community to submit their articles and book reviews to be considered for their 2016 volumes.

The proposals, adapted to the publication rules attached will be topic and subject free, and may refer to the Spanish history and culture in their various eras and from all disciplines and perspectives; accepted languages: spanish-portuguese-english and french. The contributions will pass through the "double blind” peer review policy. The  Committee will receive articles and reviews until June 30, 2016, exclusively to the following electronic address: iheuca@uca.edu.ar

Sent articles and reviews must be formally adapted to the rules of publication in attached file. Those which do not closely conform to the journal's style and format will be returned to authors, delaying the assessment and, possibly, the publication process.

Study of the history of Spain has been categorized in level of excellence by the Latindex System, and is included in the core of scientific periodicals Argentinas (CONICET). In addition the published articles are indexed by: Index Islamicus (University of Cambridge), INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL BIBLIOGRAPHY (University of Leeds), DIALNET (University of La Rioja), Center of André-Georges Haudricourt documentation (CNRS - France), REGESTA IMPERII (Akademie der Wissenchaften und der Literatur Mainz)     and Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica "Francesco Datini" (Italy). 

For more information about the publication, please visit our website: www.uca.edu.ar/ihe

Guidelines for Submission (Spanish)
Guidelines for Submission (English)


Arcanum Special Issue: Hidden Esoteric Motifs and Spirituality in the Literature of the Middle Ages.

More information


Article Collection : Feminist scholarship on Anglo-Saxon England

We invite abstracts for essays to be published in a collection showcasing new work on masculinity, family, relationships, sexuality, virginity, women, and other topics related to gender or enabling feminist approaches, broadly conceived. We encourage submissions from people working at all stages of the profession and in all areas of interest. The editors will be writing grant proposals to engage graduate students as both research assistants and authors and to enable conference opportunities to workshop projects and develop links among collaborators. Our process will be collaborative, supportive, and rigorous. The final product will be a traditional collection published by an academic press.

The editors welcome enquiries by email and in person at Kalamazoo. Please submit abstracts by the end of May 2016 to support the editors in drafting grant proposals during Summer 2016. Essays will be due in May 2018, after conference activity in 2017. The manuscript will go to press in Fall 2018 for publication in 2019.

We also invite mentors and mentees to join our community, to support and learn from our authors and editors, to serve as readers, responders, and in other roles. Please send a brief email describing your potential involvement by the end of May 2016.

Robin Norris, Carleton University, robin_norris@carleton.ca

Rebecca Stephenson, University College Dublin, rebecca.stephenson@ucd.ie

Renée R. Trilling, University of Illinois, trilling@illinois.edu


Symposia: The Journal of Religion

The editorial team of Symposia: The Journal of Religion announces that we have moved to an open call for papers. We will accept paper submission on a rolling basis, and will publish issues bi-annually.Please submit your papers when they are ready!

Symposia is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal for the academic study of religion. The theme for Volume 8 is “Rites of Passage.”  Articles with a maximum of 25 pages will be considered in both French and English. Submissions are made online: http://symposia.library.utoronto.ca

CFP: Symposia Vol.8



The Wandering Word: The Travels of Insular Manuscripts
Early Irish Manuscript Conference
Dublin, Trinity College: 5-7 May 2016

More information at https://www.tcd.ie/Library/early-irish-mss/conference/program/


Conference: Living off the Land
Cardiff, 16th July 2016

Agriculture lay at the heart of medieval society, yet our understanding of some fundamental aspects of Welsh agricultural systems is limited. In this study-day expert speakers will offer overviews of the current understanding of medieval agricultural systems, and present some recent Welsh case studies. Key themes will include the use of infield-outfield systems; seasonal land use and its impact on territorial and estate structures; and how these can be investigated using an array of complementary approaches, including maps, place-names, documentary records, archaeological field survey and environmental analyses.

Speakers confirmed include:

Tudur Davies: Culture, climate, coulter and conflict: pollen studies from medieval Wales
Della Hooke: Resource management of seasonal pastures – some English/ Welsh comparisons
Mick Monk: Changing perspectives of early medieval Irish farming
Stephen Rippon: The Fields of Britannia: continuity and change in the early medieval Landscape
Sara Elin Roberts: Living off the land in medieval Welsh law

Case studies:

David Austin: ‘Byw ar y Mynydd’: an historic landscape of living among the uplands of Wales
Bob Silvester: Field systems in North Wales: Forty years after Glanville Jones
Rhiannon Comeau: ‘In rodwallis’ – medieval agriculture in Welsh north Pembrokeshire
Andy Seaman and Alice Forward: Settlement and Agriculture in medieval south-east Wales

Registration Fee: £30 (£15 for students). For further information and to register go to:


Any queries: andy.seaman@canterbury.ac.uk or rhiannon.comeau.10@ucl.ac.uk
Or write to: Dr Andy Seaman, Archaeology Programme, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, CT1 1QU


20th-22nd June 2016


Enrolment open for papers and sessions from 1st December 2015 until 18th March 2016
Enrolment open for attendees from 1st December 2015 until 27th May 2016



New Chaucer Society, 20th Biennial Congress, London 2016

Registration is now open for the New Chaucer Society Biennial Congress which will meet at Queen Mary, University of London, at the Mile End campus, 11-15 July 2016. 

Papers will cover all aspects of current scholarship in literature and culture in the age of Chaucer, and the registration fee includes various receptions, plenary lectures, and other events. Please follow this link to register: http://newchaucersociety.org/pages/entry/2016-congress.


Now available as volume 51 of the Anglia Book Series is The Old English Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels: Language, Author and Context (ed. Julia Fernández Cuesta and Sara M. Pons-Sanz). It is a multifaceted collection of articles on the interlinear gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels by leading experts in their fields, namely Christine Bolze, Stewart Brookes, Michelle P. Brown, Paul Cavill, Marcelle Cole, Julia Fernández Cuesta, Luisa García García, Karen Jolly, Tadashi Kotake, Mª Nieves Rodríguez Ledesma, Patrizia Lendinara, Robert McColl Millar, Sara M. Pons-Sanz, Jane Roberts, Philip G. Rusche and George Walkden (for details, see the List of Contents). For members of ISAS, De Gruyter offers a 20% discount. 

For more on the Anglia /Anglia Book Series, see:


The Digital Vatican Library has a new interface


Marco Institute Newsletter

The May 2016 Marco Institute newsletter is now available


Manuscripts on my Mind (MOMM), published by St. Louis University, is now available online.

The high-resolution version of the May 2016 issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, no. 18, is now available for your perusal on the SLU website


New Issue of SEQUITUR Available Online

The editorial board of SEQUITUR, the Boston University History of Art & Architecture graduate student online journal, is delighted to announce the official publication of Volume 2, Issue 2, available now. This installment of SEQUITUR is entitled "LOL," and it explores crossovers between the realms of the creative and the comedic in a variety of ways. Our contributors, who consist of students of fine arts as well as students of the history of art and architecture, explore a range of topics from the random amusements of internet culture to the grotesque humor of fifteenth and sixteenth-century print culture. This issue includes two featured essays, four exhibition reviews, a reflection on "Serious Fun," the 2016 Boston University Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art & Architecture, and two visual essays.

We invite you to take a few moments during this busy time of the semester to look through the current issue of SEQUITUR. We welcome any feedback you have and encourage you to forward this email to anyone you feel might be interested. We especially welcome your contemplation and your laughter!


Medieval Academy Newsletter

News items can be read on the MAA blog.


Medieval Institute Publications May Newsletter Online


2016 Session Courses for California Rare Books School Now Online

More information.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, butclasses are likely to fill up quickly. Apply before June 10, 2016 for scholarship consideration as well.


Fall 2016 Ten-Week Graduate Seminar at the Newberry Library
Gender, Bodies, and the Body Politic in Medieval Europe 
2-5 pm Thursdays, September 29 to December 8 
Led by Tanya Stabler Miller, Loyola University Chicago 

Early application deadline: May 1 

Details and online application: https://www.newberry.org/09292016-gender-bodies-and-body-politic-medieval-europe 

This seminar will examine the relationship between gender, sex differences, and politics-defined broadly-in medieval Europe, exploring the ways in which systems of power mapped onto perceived sex differences and bolstered, reproduced, or authenticated those systems. Through a close reading of political treatises, sermons, mystical literature, and church decrees, participants will evaluate the ways in which gendered discourses supported or weakened institutional, political, and religious authority, even in situations that seemingly had nothing to do with "real" women. Thus, investigations will move beyond "exceptional" women who exercised political power (for example royal and noblewomen), illuminating the effects of gendered symbols and discourses on institutions or spaces from which real women were increasingly marginalized (for example royal authority) or completely excluded (for example the medieval university). In this way, this seminar will take up the challenge of Joan Scott's influential historiographical essay "Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis." Nevertheless, we will not lose sight of the effects gendered constructs and discourses had on real women, nor the specific strategies women employed to manipulate or subvert the systems and institutions that limited their agency. 

Prerequisites: None, although the instructor prefers that students work with texts that they can read in the original language whenever possible. 

Students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium schools may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend ( http://www.newberry.org/newberry-renaissance-consortium-grants). Each member university sets its own policies, limitations, and deadlines, and some may limit eligibility to certain departments or units within the institution; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details. 


London Rare Books School
20-24 June & 27 June - 1 July 2016
Institute of English Studies, University of London

More information : http://dmtrk.net/2MVF-PZNT-703F4EZI04/cr.aspx


Medieval Music in Besalú
5th International Course on Medieval Music Performance
Besalú, Catalonia, Spain

12th-13th Centuries course
July 8-23, 2016

Courses on: Carmina Burana; Manuscript to Performance; Medieval Latin for Performers; Liturgical Drama; Conductus Workshop; Pythagorean Tuning


Manuscript to Performance: Materializing the Medieval Song
July 19-23, 2016

This 5-day course examines the poetic-musical construction of the  medieval monophonic song and its materialization in performance. Open to philologists, musicologists, performers and medievalists.

Register at www.medievalmusicbesalu.com

Poster: 12-13th century
Poster: Medieval Song


Second Beta Version of the Digital Vercelli Book Now Available

Full announcement here:http://vbd.humnet.unipi.it/?p=2067.

The new URL is http://vbd.humnet.unipi.it/beta2/
Visit this page to start with The Dream of the Rood: http://vbd.humnet.unipi.it/beta2/#doc=DOTR&page=VB_fol_104v.

There are many new items to check in this version: *all of the
manuscript images* are now online, *four more texts* were added to the
edition (Homilies I, II and III, and the Soul and Body poem), there now
is a *search engine*, complete with a virtual keyboard for special Old
English characters, and several other improvements to the whole edition.

Any comments, suggestions or bug reports will be more than welcome.


New Themed Issue in Internet Archaeology on Romano-British Pottery in the Fifth Century 
edited by James Gerrard

The articles in this issue offer important new insights into the use of Roman pottery during the 5th century, addressing themes such as
 - Was 'Romano-British' pottery produced during the 5th century? 

 - If 'Romano-British-pottery' was produced during the 5th century how can its production be demonstrated? 

 - Was 'Romano-British' pottery used during the 5th century? If it was, then were the vessels carefully curated heirlooms or fragmentary sherds imbued with some social significance?

This issue strikes at the heart of our perceptions of the ‘end’ of Roman Britain and provide a single location where current thinking is brought together. This open access publication was generously funded by the Marc Fitch Fund and CIAS at Newcastle University.


Introduction. Romano-British Pottery in the Fifth Century by James Gerrard

Fifth Century Pottery in Devon and North East Cornwall by Paul Bidwell

Two Important Stamp Motifs in Roman Britain and Thereafter by Diana C. Briscoe

Ceramic Imports to Britain and the Atlantic Seaboard in the Fifth Century and Beyond by Maria Duggan

Defining Fifth-century Ceramics in North Hertfordshire by Keith J. Fitzpatrick-Matthews

The Black Burnished Type 18 Bowl and the Fifth Century by James Gerrard

Odd Goings-on at Mucking: interpreting the latest Romano-British pottery horizon by Sam Lucy

The end of Roman Pottery Production in Southern Britain by Malcolm Lyne

Coinage and Collapse? The contribution of numismatic data to understanding the end of Roman Britain by Philippa Walton and Sam Moorhead


Facsimile of Moore Bede Released

ISAS colleagues will be pleased to know that Cambridge University Library has released a full digital facsimile of the Moore Bede (CUL Kk.5.16) which is — almost certainly — the earliest copy of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum made not so very long after Bede's death in 735. 

The direct link to the facsimile is here: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-KK-00005-00016/1 


Lambeth Palace Library Greek MS Descriptive Catalogue is now freely accessible online:



Journal Issue Online

The open access version of the medieval journal published by the French School in Rome (Mélanges de l’École française de Rome. Moyen Âge, 128.1, 2016), that is mainly dedicated to „The Rise of Humanist Rhetoric : Networks, Models and Vectors“, is now available online : http://mefrm.revues.org/


Digitization project: Codex Eyckensis and a 10th century Gospel Book digitized by the Museums Department of Maaseik in Belgium
Press Release: Codex Eyckensis


The Sciola Grant for Research in Italy

Sponsored by the Diana M. Sciola Endowment for Excellence to support research on Catholic Tradition and Italian Artistic Culture

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) invites those undergraduates and graduate students in all Arts and Letters disciplines whose research interests address the impact of Catholic traditions upon Italian artistic culture to submit proposals to the Sciola Grant Program.  In order to be eligible for funding, research must take place in Italy. The Sciola Family Endowment supports projects that study the various ways in which the Catholic tradition has influenced the visual arts, theatre, architecture, fashion, music, cinema, literature, design, culinary arts and photography throughout the ages. 

A double-spaced, 3-page proposal, budget, and a letter of recommendation are required of both undergraduates and graduates. Proposals should make clear the connection between Catholic tradition and the artistic expression under study.

For details concerning the submission of applications as well as post-grant requirements, see UROP Proposal Requirements for Academic Year & Summer Submissions. Undergraduates must upload their application materials to UrApply  (including health form and parental consent); graduate students should email their completed applications, along with a Sciola Grant Proposal Cover Sheet, to Therese Blacketor

See Grant Post-Award Requirements for the required final report guidelines.

Maximum award $2,500. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis.


Loveden Hill Urn 3D model now online

Colleagues with research and teaching interests in early Old English, runeology, material culture, archaeology, or digital humanities, may be interested in a small project on the Loveden Hill cremation urn which has just been completed by colleagues in Leicester and Nottingham (Martin Findell), with Dominic Powlesland (The Landscape Research Centre) and the generous support of the Trustees of the British Museum and the Museum's Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory. 

Using digital photogrammetry, Dominic has created a dynamic 3D model of this 6th C cremation urn, which carries one of the earliest examples of written Old English, in runic script. The module is hosted on the British Museum's Sketchfab site and is free and accessible to all. You can view it at 3 resolutions, (LD, SD, HD – low, standard, high), and the files are small enough for you to view it in HD on your mobile phone (something to impress even your high-tech students). Annotations have been provided, but you can switch these off using the tools in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

The short URL to the site is here: https://skfb.ly/IYCq 

The model allows you to rotate the pot, as if you were holding it – which is what you need to do to read the inscription, and – indeed – to have written it in the first place. The model should therefore enable a more sophisticated contextual analysis of the inscription than hitherto possible, alongside the linguistic and graphic analysis of the runes (indeed, this will form part of Martin Findell's forthcoming book, arising from his Impact of Diasporas project). The potential of this type of technology for creating and sharing research and teaching tools is plain to see.   

Dominic, Martin and I have written a blog for those of you interested in the methods used to create the model, and for more information about the pot and the inscription. This can be found on the LRC website: http://www.landscaperesearchcentre.org/wp/?p=92 . Here you can also download two PDF files. These contain scaleable, dynamic versions of the model, so that you can measure it, create cross sections, and use the model off-line.


Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources now freely available online

The project is delighted to announce that the text of the DMLBS has been made available under license to the Logeion project hosted by the University of Chicago and is now accessible via the Logeion interface at http://logeion.uchicago.edu/.

The Logeion interface, which does not require a subscription of any kind, allows searching of all its many dictionaries by headword. (More advanced forms of searching across the DMLBS text are available via the subscription-based Brepolis.net platform.) We very much hope that this new way of accessing the dictionary will be appreciated by medieval scholars across the world. We would, of course, encourage users nevertheless to buy a copy of the printed dictionary as well!


London International Palaeography Summer School
June 13-17 2016

The annual London International Palaeography Summer School, hosted by the Institute of English Studies, Unviersity of London, is now accepting applications for its summer programme. These half-, one-, and two-day courses this year include Anglo-Saxon, English, German, Greek, Latin, and Welsh palaeography; the study of illuminated manuscripts, the history of scripts from Antiquity to Humanist, as well as seminars in codicology, cataloguing, manuscript editing, and liturgical and devotional manuscripts -- even a practical course in painting a medieval miniature. Further information.


Erasmus Academy Summer Language Program 2016

The Erasmus Academy offers intensive, online language courses designed specifically for graduate students preparing for the language proficiency exams in master and doctoral programs.  The focus is on reading and translation.  We regularly offer: French, German, Spanish, Latin, Classical Greek, Biblical Hebrew, NT Greek and this year, we are adding Sanskrit and TOEFL Prep to the courses. This is our 21st year of offering classical and modern language courses to graduate students and our success rate is 90%.

These “rapid reading,” intensive, 8-week online courses cover a year of college language instruction. They are designed for graduate or college students, or other adults desiring to conduct research in the language in order to advance in their studies, or to prepare for the proficiency exams.  The classes are taught in real time, that is, students attend all scheduled sessions, where they interact directly with the Instructor and their classmates.

From February through April, many of our instructors will be giving free sample lessons, in the form of webinars. Students or others may find the dates, times, and the links to these sample lessons online by going to our website: www.erasmusacademy.com, and clicking on the “Free Sample Lessons” tab. Joining one of these lessons will give your students an idea of what taking a language course online in real time is like, and an opportunity to meet one of our instructors. In addition, we have an Early Bird Registration option: with full payment by April 8, 2016, the total fee is $850, instead of the normal $950.

Erasmus SLP flyer
Erasmus SLP enrollment form
Erasmus SLP in Latin flyer


Newberry Library French Renaissance Paleography Project now online. 

A self-help tool that provides integrated access to an archive of historically significant, visually captivating manuscripts held in the collection of the Newberry Library and other North American repositories. Via interactive maps, faceted browsing, and keyword searches, users can explore more than 100 French manuscript documents written between 1300 and 1700, page through a dozen historical calligraphy books, view a half-dozen historical maps, practice transcribing the documents, and more. 



British Library Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Digitisation Master List (1429 items) now online : http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/bl-amem-digitised-manuscripts-master-list.pdf


San Gemini Preservation Studies Program
Summer Field School

We are now accepting applications for our summer 2016 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 18th year, dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offering students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. 

Session One (May 30 – June 24)

Building Restoration – Touching the Stones*
Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings in Italy
Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings

Archaeological Ceramics Restoration
Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy
Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics

Book Bindings Restoration 
The Craft of Making and Restoration Book Bindings
Introduction to the History and Craft of Book Bindings

Session Two (July 11 - August 5)

Paper Restoration 
Restoration and Conservation of Paper Media
Paper Restoration Workshop

Traditional Painting Restoration
Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues
Traditional Painting Workshop
Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy 
Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues 

*Field Projects:
Restoration of the façade of the church of San Carlo (13th century)
Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city

Intersession Programs (June 25 – July 8):

Intersession Field Trip – Italy (June 26 – July 5)

A ten day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, the urban and historical development of each town, and specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.

Intersession Trip – Athens (check-in Saturday, June 27 - check-out Friday, July 8)

A twelve day visit of Athens: an exploration of the history of preservation and conservation issues facing the city led by some of the top Athenian experts in their field.

Intersession Program – The History of Food in Italy (June 27 – July 8)

A two week course giving an overview of the evolution of the food system in Italy. The course will include morning lec­tures and an experimental cooking workshop.

To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit our WEBSITE.

Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.


2016 Graduate Summer Seminars in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
The Lumen Christi Institute

2016 Summer Seminars -- more information


St. Stephen's Project

Ever wondered how a medieval palace chapel was built? St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster (constructed 1292-1363) was one of the most influential buildings of its age, and extensive records of its creation survive in the National Archives, London. From 21st November 2015, we will be using Twitter to post a live feed of a whole year of the chapel's building accounts (1323-24) in real time. It will be updated twice weekly, showing details of materials, workmen and techniques which give a unique glimpse into the world of medieval building.

Follow us at https://twitter.com/SSC_Live.

This Twitter feed forms part of the Virtual St Stephen's Project based at the University of York, a facet of the wider AHRC-funded interdisciplinary project St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster: Visual & Political Culture 1292-1941. The accounts we are using are being transcribed and translated for publication as a critical edition by Dr Maureen Jurkowski and Prof. Tim Ayers. This project is generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.



Yours sincerely,
The Virtual St Stephen's Team
The University of York

Partner institutions:
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Houses of Parliament
The Institute of Historical Research
The History of Parliament


The Utrecht Psalter Online



The Gothic Ivories Project, the Courtauld Institute

The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame has recently contributed works to the collection of Gothic ivories assembled by the Courtauld Institute.

The entire project can be viewed here: Gothic Ivories Project, Courtauld

The Snite’s contributions can be viewed here: Snite Gothic Ivories


Calendar of Saints in Byzantine Manuscripts and Frescoes

The Index of Christian Art, Princeton University

This is a new resource taken from the work of Lois Drewer, published posthumously.  For more information, see the project’s website.


The British Library: Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

The British Library has put many of its online manuscript images into the public domain.

Welcome to the Digital Catalogue