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 Periodically, outdated postings will be deleted, but readers are encouraged to check deadline information carefully. 


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. 


Opportunities for Graduate Students at the Newberry Library

The Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program provides an opportunity for Ph.D. candidates to be in residence at the Newberry for an academic year.  We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections in the humanities; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

The Graduate Scholar Program encourages local graduate students who have advanced to candidacy, or ABD status, to apply to be in residence. If selected, students must spend at least 10 hours per week in residence during the academic year, which we define as September 2016 to May 2017. 

Although the Newberry cannot offer remuneration to participants of the Graduate Scholar Program, we can offer several privileges, including a private research carrel, access to the Newberry during extended hours, opportunities to present research and dissertation chapters, and support from the Newberry’s interdisciplinary and intellectual scholarly community.

The deadline to apply to the Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program is quickly approaching;
submit your application before 11:59 CST on May 1, 2016 to be considered!
Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application in June 2016.

For more information about this opportunity, including eligibility requirements, application guidelines, and a link to the application webform, please visit our website at: http://www.newberry.org/graduate-scholar-residence-program 



Morton W. Bloomfield Visiting Fellowship, Harvard University, 2016-2017

The Medieval Colloquium of the Department of English at Harvard University invites applications for the Morton W. Bloomfield Visiting Fellowship, a four-week residential fellowship that can be held at any time during the 2016-17 academic year (September through May).  Thanks to the generosity of the Morton W. Bloomfield Fund, established in the memory of one of Harvard's most distinguished medievalists, we are able to provide up to $3500 towards travel, accommodation, and living costs.   We invite scholars at any stage of their postdoctoral career who could usefully spend a month at Harvard to apply.  In the past, some fellows with sabbatical leaves have elected to spend a semester with us.  Fellows are expected to attend the Medieval Colloquium and to give a paper on the subject of their research. They are also asked to meet with our graduate students, and they are welcome to attend other events at Harvard. We select fellows on the basis of the importance of their research !
 and its interest to our intellectual community.

Applicants should send a brief letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a two-page project description by email to Daniel Donoghue (ddonogh@fas.harvard.edu) no later than April 25, 2015. Please include details on when and for how long you would be able to be in residence.  The fellowship is not normally compatible with teaching commitments at a home institution. We hope to be able to congratulate the successful applicant by the middle of May.


Post-doctoral Fellow at Speculum

The Medieval Academy is  launching a search for a one year postdoctoral fellow to serve as editorial assistant at Speculum from July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017. This position offers qualified individuals an opportunity to develop as scholars and editors. The postdoc will receive a $43,000 stipend, health benefits, and limited research and travel funds and will be expected to assume  responsibilities for certain editorial tasks at Speculum 35 hours/week, including, but not limited to: coordinating reviews with book review editors; contacting reviewers; checking citations for accepted articles; proofreading reviews, Brief Notices, Books Received, and Tables of Contents; and proofing full issues of Speculum. In addition, the assistant will be encouraged to continue to develop a research program and participate in the cultural life of medieval studies in the Boston area. The term is subject to the postdoc's continuing, acceptable performance of the duties required, as determined by the Editor of Speculum.

Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements and demonstrate the following qualifications:

-PhD in some field of medieval studies before July 1, 2016 but no earlier than January 1, 2011.
-Attention to detail and evidence of a high level of scholarly precision, particularly with regards to proofreading and bibliographic detail.
-Strong work ethic

All interested candidates should write to Sarah Spence, Editor of Speculum(sspence@themedievalacademy.org), and should include the following:

-One-page cover letter
-Curriculum vitae
-Unofficial transcript
-Two letters of recommendation, one of which should directly address the applicant's editing ability

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2016. Assistants must be resident in Cambridge, MA during the year.


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

See this link for more information:



Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Visiting Research Fellowships

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) Visiting Research Fellowship program seeks applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Guided by the vision of its founders, Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, SIMS aims to bring manuscript culture, modern technology, and people together to provide access to and understanding of our shared intellectual heritage. Part of the Penn Libraries, SIMS oversees an extensive collection of pre-modern manuscripts from around the world, with a special focus on the history of philosophy and science, and creates open-access digital content to support the study of its collections.  SIMS also hosts the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts and the annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age.

The SIMS Visiting Research Fellowships have been established to encourage research relating to the pre-modern manuscript collections at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, including the Schoenberg Collection.  Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, located near other manuscript-rich research collections (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and the Rosenbach Museum and Library, among many others), and linked to the local and international scholarly communities, SIMS offers fellows a network of resources and opportunities for collaboration. Fellows will be encouraged to interact with SIMS staff, Penn faculty, and other medieval and early modern scholars in the Philadelphia area. Fellows will also be expected to present their research at Penn Libraries either during the term of the fellowship or on a selected date following the completion of the term.

Applicants can apply to spend 1, 2, or 3 months at SIMS. Project proposals should demonstrate that the Libraries’ pre-modern manuscript resources are integral to proposed research topics. Recipients will be expected to work on-site at Penn Libraries for the duration of their fellowship, excluding possible short research trips in support of the proposed project to nearby institutions. Proposals with a digital component are encouraged though not required. A total of $15,000 per year will be divided among up to 3 fellows in increments of $5,000 per month. Awards must be used between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017.

Applications are due May 15, 2016. For more information on eligibility and the application process, go to:http://schoenberginstitute.org/visiting-research-fellowships.

For more information on SIMS, go to http://schoenberginstitute.org/. For more information on the Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts, go to http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/schoenberg. On Penn’s pre-modern manuscript holdings in general, go to:http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/medren.


Heckman Research Stipends
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota

Heckman Stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund, are awarded semi-annually. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are available each year. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again. 

The program is specifically intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.

Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by November 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

Applicants are asked to provide:

-a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $2,000)

-a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words)

-an updated curriculum vitae

-a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by an advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant's work

Please send all materials as email attachments to: fellowships@hmml.org, with “Heckman Stipend” in the subject line. Questions about the Stipends may be sent to the same address.



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.





Harvard Celtic Conference
7-9 October, 2016

The Harvard Department of Celtic Languages & Literatures cordially invites proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to Celtic studies or Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; and papers on relevant cultural, historical or social science topics, theoretical perspectives, etc. for the 36thAnnual Harvard Celtic Colloquium. Papers concerning interdisciplinary research with a Celtic focus are also invited.

Potential presenters should submit a 200-250 word abstract and a brief biographical sketch. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to: hcc@fas.harvard.edu. Please send submissions in the body of the email or as an attached Word Document.   
Proposals must be received by: Sunday, 12 May 2016. See more: http://www.hcc.fas.harvard.edu/HCC_Call.html


Groningen Book History Conference
9 September 2016
University of Groningen

Call for papers (until 1 June 2016) : https://groningenbookhistoryconference.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/


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, 12th August 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.


University of Vigo, 15-17 September 2016

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 15th to 17th 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 techniques.

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 in electronic format (please use the MSWord template found at http://selim28.webs.uvigo.es) via e-mail to selim28@uvigo.es before May 15th 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 visit the conference webpage, http://selim28.webs.uvigo.es, or contact the organising committee at selim28@uvigo.es.


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:





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


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



Toronto Old English Colloquium - Friday, 6 May 2016
Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen’s Park, Room 310

9:00-10:15 am
Chair: Dylan Wilkerson (University of Toronto)
Leslie Lockett (Ohio State University): “New Manuscript Evidence for the Relationship Between the Old English Soliloquiesand the Carolingian Study of Augustine’s Soliloquia.”

10:15-10:30 am
Coffee Break

Christopher Jones (Ohio State University)
Rob Getz (University of Toronto)
Stephen Pelle (University of Toronto)
Lexicography Workshop: "Problems in Old English Lexicography: Preost and Mæssepreost”

11:15-11:30 am
Coffee Break

Chair: Elise Williams (University of Toronto)
Val Pakis (University of Toronto): “‘Perhaps the Most Famous Romance of Germanic Philology’: Eduard Sievers and the Invention of Genesis B”
Rob Getz (University of Toronto): "Genesis A 2733b-34: The Problem, the (Gothic) Solution"

12:30pm-2:00pm: lunch (Great Hall)

2:00-3:30 pm
Chair: Dylan Wilkerson (University of Toronto)
Cameron Laird (University of Toronto): “Cynewulfian Accounts of Creation and The Fall”
Jessica Lockhart (University of Toronto): “Wonder and the Riddles in Solomon and Saturn II”
Mallory McCampbell (University of Toronto): “Wilderness and Beorg in Guthlac A”

3:30-3:45 pm
Coffee Break

3:45-5:00  pm
Chair: Elise Williams (University of Toronto)
Drew Jones: "Eucharistic Theology in the Circle of Alcuin: An Unedited Treatise in Munich, BSB, Clm 6389"

Reception to follow. All are welcome.

Audrey Walton, University of Toronto (audrey.walton@utoronto.ca)
Fabienne Michelet, University of Toronto (fabienne.michelet@utoronto.ca)


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



Joint Cervantes/Early Modern Studies Symposium
Newberry Library, Chicago
Thursday, April 14 - Friday, April 15, 2016 

"Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation"
Featured speakers: William Egginton and James Shapiro 

For full details and to register to attend, see: http://www.newberry.org/04142016-cervantes-and-shakespeare-transnational-conversation

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required.

Registration closes at 10 am, Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Flyer here: http://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/calendar-attachments/CervantesAndShakespeareFlyer.pdf

Faculty and graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this program.  http://www.newberry.org/newberry-renaissance-consortium-grants


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


The Promise of the Vatican Library
May 8-10, 2016
University of Notre Dame





Jointly sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and the Vatican Library.

Includes sessions on the Christian east, graphic arts, Greek and Byzantine manuscripts, the history of science, Latin manuscripts, Latin philosophy and theology, music, numismatics, Renaissance humanism and philosophy, and the urban history of Rome. Also featuring an exhibit of materials from the Vatican Library and a concert of sacred music.

Generous support is available for junior scholars. Transportation to the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, will be available.

For additional information, please contact Chuck Lamphier at lamphier.1@nd.edu or 574-631-1728.




Medieval Academy Publication Subventions
Applications Due May 1


The Medieval Academy Book Subvention Program provides grants of up to $2,500 to university or other non-profit scholarly presses to support the publication of first books by Medieval Academy members. The deadline for proposals is 1 May 2016

Click here for more information.  The library of monographs subvented by the Medieval Academy of America is  listed here.



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.


El Escorial Arabic Codicology Course
July 18-22

Registration has now opened for the Summer 2016 Arabic codicology course at El Escorial. The class, which will take place between July 18th and 22nd, provides an important introduction to working with Arabic manuscripts and includes both a theoretical as well as practical component (in which you have the opportunity to work directly with Arabic manuscripts in the El Escorial collection). It will be taught by Adam Gacek and Francois Deroche, two of the most foremost experts in the field of Arabic manuscript studies. For some additional details:http://arabiccodicologycourse.weebly.com/  

If you're interested, send your CV and a short (1 page) letter of interest to mss.arabicscript@gmail.com

The registration deadline is May 12th.


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


Medieval Academy/CARA Summer Scholarships

A limited number of stipends are available for graduate students and particularly promising undergraduate students who plan to participate in summer courses in medieval languages or manuscript studies. The stipend will be paid directly to the program to offset a portion of the tuition cost and is contingent on acceptance into the program. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy in good standing with at least one year of graduate school remaining and must demonstrate both the importance of the summer course to their program of study and their home institution's inability to offer analogous coursework. 

 Applications must be received by 15 April 2016 and will be judged by the Committee for Professional Development and the Chair of the CARA Committee. There will be between four and eight awards yearly, depending upon the number of worthy applicants and the cost of the summer programs.

Visit our website for further information and to apply: https://medievalacademy.site-ym.com/page/CARA_Scholarships

Please contact the Medieval Academy at info@themedievalacademy.org with any questions about this program.


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 


Marco Institute Newsletter, March 2016
Available here.

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


Marco Institute Events at University of Tennessee

Free events at the Marco Institute.



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. 



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

The latest issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, no. 17, January 2016, is on the SLU website: http://lib.slu.edu/special-collections/publications/manuscripts-on-my-mind


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


The January 2016 newsletter of the Medieval Academy of America is now available!

MAA Jan 2016 Newsletter


The Fall 2015 issue of Hortulus, the Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies, is now live and available for download on the site! Articles by Pul Brazinski and Thari Weers, medieval digital humanities interview with Dorothy Kim of Vassar College, book reviews by Nadia Van Pelt, Jenny Bledsoe, Jacob Doss and Geneviève Pigeon.



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.


2015 Graduate Summer Seminars in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
The Lumen Christi Institute

2016 Summer Seminars -- more information


Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

December 2015 Newsletter


Hesperia 84.4 now available 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 84.4. Topics in this issue include a consideration of the imagery on the Tanagran larnakes, a discussion concerning the influence of the nonelite on Athenian democracy, a new look at a fragmentary Panathenaic victor list, a reevaluation of whether Pausanias ever referred to the Archaic Agora, and an archaeological examination of the building that was constructed as a mosque within the fortress of Anavarin-i cedid.

Subscribers can read the issue online at JSTOR, which now hosts all current issues of Hesperia as well as an archive of past volumes.

Full announcement and contents


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


Medieval Institute Publications (Western Michigan University) Fall 2015 newsletter available online


Mélanges de l'École française de Rome, Vol. 20, no. 1 (2015)

Now available online


Medieval and Renaissance Latin America Book Series - Call for manuscript proposals


Contact Jaime Lara via e-mail


Donations are being accepted for the Virginia Brown Endowed Chair

The Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies, The Ohio State University



The Utrecht Psalter Online



Calendar of Events

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies



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