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 Periodically, outdated postings will be deleted, but readers are encouraged to check deadline information carefully. 


Visiting Fellowships at Oxford

Medievalists wishing to work on materials in Oxford libraries might be interested in these advertisements for Visiting Fellowships in Oxford:


Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Job announcement


École Nationale des Chartes Exchange Fellowship 

The Newberry Library is now accepting applications for an exchange fellowship through the École Nationale des Chartes. 

This fellowship covers auditor tuition up to one term and a portion of living expenses for a PhD candidate with ABD status at a U.S. or Canadian university to study at the École Nationale des Chartes in Paris for a period of three months. The École des Chartes is the oldest institution in Europe specializing in the archival sciences, including paleography, bibliography, textual editing, and the history of the book. 

Preference will be given to students attending institutions that are members of the Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium. It is strongly recommended that the recipient be in residence at the École during the fall semester. Applications are especially encouraged from students who are in the early stage of their dissertation work. The applicant's Project Abstract and Project Description should provide specifics about a need for the training available at the École des Chartes and how it will contribute to their dissertation or future projects. 

Deadline: December 1, 2015 

For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships 

Office of Research and Academic Programs 
The Newberry Library 
60 West Walton Street | Chicago, IL 60610 
312-255-3666 | research@newberry.org


Gangolf Schrimpf Visiting Fellowship

Awarded by the Fulda Faculty of Theology Promotion Society

The philosopher and medievalist Gangolf Schrimpf (1935-2001) set up the research project Bibliotheca Fuldensis in 1981. His aim was to foster investigation into the medieval library of the monastery of Fulda, dispersed during the Thirty Years’ War. Since the project took off, the Fulda Faculty of Theology Promotion Society (Förderkreis der Theologischen Fakultät Fulda) has facilitated a collection of high quality reproductions featuring extant manuscripts and major fragments.

The Gangolf Schrimpf Visiting Fellowship will be awarded to a junior or senior scholar with a well-defined research project within the field of medieval studies (e.g. History, Theology, Philosophy, Literature – preferably considering Fulda manuscripts) who wants to spend at least one month, and up to three months, at the Institute Bibliotheca Fuldensis, at any time during the year 2016 (preferably from April to May or from October to February). The fellowship is non-stipendiary. Applicants must hold an academic degree and have their own financial resources.

Fellows will receive the following benefits:

  • a working place in the Library of the Episcopal Seminary (Main Library of the Fulda Faculty of Theology) or in the Institute Bibliotheca Fuldensis
  • the possibility to attend lectures, classes, seminars, and, if applicable, congresses at the Fulda Faculty of Theology
  • the possibility to publish an article on their research done at Fulda 
  • the opportunity to cooperate in teaching (if possible)
  • the possibility to attend the meetings of the Bibliotheca Fuldensis  working group

The Fellow may choose between free ccommodation and breakfast in the Episcopal Seminary of Fulda (adjacent to the Institute Bibliotheca Fuldensis  and the Fulda Faculty of Theology) for the duration of the fellowship, and a housing allowance. She or he will also receive a travel allowance.

The obligations of the Fellow are:

  • to live in Fulda or its surroundings during the whole period of the fellowship
  • to hold a public lecture on the research project
  • to submit a concise report not later than three months after the fellowship has ended.

Applications, containing a CV with a list of publications, a brief description of the research to be undertaken while at Fulda, and a letter mentioning the intended period of stay, must be received by February 29, 2016, and ought to be addressed to the

Vorsitzender des Förderkreises
der Theologischen Fakultät Fulda e.V.
Herrn Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd Willmes
Eduard-Schick-Platz 2
36037 Fulda, Germany.

(This English version is for information purposes only. The German version of the call for applications will be legally relevant.)



Science at Court, 1285-1450
June 3-4, 2016
Newnham College, University of Cambridge



Anglo-Saxons 2016: Exchange - Cultures, Ideas, and Materials. AS2016 is a two day postgraduate/early career conference being held at the University of Edinburgh 9-10 June 2016.



“Franciscan Women: Medieval & Beyond”
Women and the Franciscan Tradition Conference

The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University
July 12-15, 2016

From July 12-15, 2016, the Franciscan Institute at Saint Bonaventure University will host a major conference dedicated to women and the Franciscan Tradition, ranging from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world.  The organizers seek to bring together women and men who are living the Franciscan tradition in various ways — as members or associates of the three Franciscan orders, coworkers in Franciscan institutions, etc. — with academic scholars who want to bring their research into a mutually enriching conversation with a broader audience. 

Individual papers, panels, and workshop proposals are sought that engage academic, pastoral, and socio-political aspects of this topic.   Possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Franciscan women and leadership
  • Female Franciscanism during the Middle Ages
  • Female Franciscanism and the Early Modern World
  • Franciscan women in the “New World”
  • Franciscan women and ministry
  • Scholarly trends and the study of religious women
  • Women and the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition through the ages
  • Franciscan Women and the Contemporary Church.

Proposals are due by November 20, 2015.  Notifications of acceptance, rejection or need for alterations will be sent to authors by January 11, 2016. Send a paper proposal/ draft of your text no later than November 20, 2015, directly to:

Women & the Franciscan Tradition Conference
Franciscan Institute St. Bonaventure University
Murphy Building – Room 100
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778


Medieval Globalisms: Movement in the Global Middle Ages
The Twenty-Eighth Annual Spring Symposium of the Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University
8-9 April 2016
Indiana University, Bloomington

The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University invites proposals dealing with any aspect of Medieval Globalisms: movement, discourse, and cultural exchange. Scholars have rigorously interrogated modern models of globalism, but what does “global” mean for the Middle Ages? This symposium aims to identify the global perspectives that emerged in this period in which people, ideas, and objects traversed the globe through travel, trade, war, and exodus, and to explore the larger geographic context in which the Middle Ages occurred. In addition to the geographic, papers might explore studies of medieval conceptions of the globe and its relation to the self. Rather than viewing medieval places through the model of center and periphery, we ask participants to consider a de-centered medieval globe in which no one locale is given preference over another and to envision the period as a time of dynamic cross-cultural interactions. We  encourage proposals about texts, traditions, and localities outside of traditional, Eurocentric medieval studies. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Movement of Objects and People
  • Epidemics and Disease Transmission 
  • Trade Networks
  • Reception and Translation of Texts across Cultures
  • Exoticism and Fetishization 
  • Medieval Conceptions of Geography and Mapping 
  • Ocean and Environmental Studies 
  • Cosmopolitanism and Urban Centers
  • Diplomacy, Tribute, and Gift-Giving 
  • Linguistic Interactions
  • Local and Global Knowledges 
  • Alternative Conceptions of the Self and Otherness
  • Universalizing Medieval Historiography 
  • Travel Narratives and Pilgrimage Literature
  • Encyclopedism and Technical Writing 
  • Scientific and Medical Knowledge 
  • Pedagogy and Teaching Globalisms 
  • Religion and Religious Minorities 

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to Miles Blizard (mblizard@indiana.edu) by January 15th, 2016.





Rome and the Jubilee, 1300-2015: An International Summer Seminar
Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway, June 9-24, 2016

Italian Studies at Notre Dame invites junior faculty and advanced graduate students to apply for the sixth annual Rome Seminar, hosted by Italian Studies at Notre Dame, which brings together 30 scholars and students from diverse fields across the globe to reflect, discuss and train on a topic related to Italian studies.

Eligibility: Junior faculty and advanced graduate students are invited to apply. Knowledge of Italian or Latin, while helpful, is not required.

Application deadline: January 15, 2016.

How to apply: instructions may be found on the application page


La liberté au Moyen Âge

L'institut d'Etudes Médiévales de l'Institut Catholique de Paris organise son prochain colloque sur le thème de la liberté au Moyen Âge les 27 et 28 novembre 2015 à Paris.





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


Manuscripts on my Mind (MOMM), published by St. Louis University, is seeking news and information.

Send notes on recent or forthcoming publications, exhibitions, classes, scholarships and grants, sales, and anything else related to the field of manuscript studies to:

Susan L'Engle (lengles@slu.edu)

Assistant Director, Vatican Film Library


Donations are being accepted for the Virginia Brown Endowed Chair

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



The Utrecht Psalter Online



Calendar of Events

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies



Mirabile Dictu

The monthly newsletter and event calendar of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Boulder, Colorado (CMEMS) is available.  You are invited to subscribe.

CMEMS Boulder Newsletter

CMEMS Boulder Event Calendar


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