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 Periodically, outdated postings will be deleted, but readers are encouraged to check deadline information carefully. 


FELLOWSHIP/JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS


Heckman Research Stipends
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Saint John’s University
Collegeville, Minnesota  56321

The semi-annual stipend (up to $2,000) 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.

For more information, visit their webpage.

The deadline is November 15, 2016 for residencies between January and June of the following year, or April 15, 2017 for residencies between July and December of the same year.

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Department of Humanistic Studies (Assistant Professor)
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

The Department of Humanistic Studies at Saint Mary’s College, an interdisciplinary program focused on European history, literature, and culture, invites applications for an entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor of Humanistic Studies beginning in August 2017. Applicants should have a specialization in Medieval history or Medieval Studies with a history concentration. They should be broadly trained and competent to teach a range of courses using primary documents with a record of excellence in teaching discussion-based classes. Preferred candidates will also have experience in Classical civilization or Renaissance history, and in interdisciplinary studies, art history, or the cultural, religious, and racial exchange between Europe, Asia, Africa, or the Americas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by job start. Teaching load 3-2 in the first year, 3-3 thereafter.

For the full posting, see their webpage.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

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A funded PhD studentship on the Anglo-Saxon place-names of Berwickshire (Scotland) is now being advertised.

The studentship will be based at the University of Glasgow, and it forms part of the Leverhulme-funded REELS project (“Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland: evidence from place-names”).

For more information on the studentship, please visit the FindAPhD page.

For more  information on the REELS project, please visit the webpage.

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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. 

RESPONSIBILITIES      

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

QUALIFICATIONS 
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. 

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

See this link for more information.

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CALLS FOR PAPERS (CONFERENCES)

 

Special Strand 2017: "Feelings in the Middle Ages"
VII International Medieval Meeting Lleida
June 26-28, 2017

The 7th International Medieval Meeting Lleida is organised by Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals "Espai, Poder i Cultura" (Universitat de Lleida). The participants can present sessions and individual papers on different aspects of research in the history of the Middle Ages or sessions dedicated to the promotion and management of research, the application of new technologies in the Humanities and the promotion of historical heritage. Furthermore, there will be important presentations concerning the publication and dissemination of research in medieval history. These events will take place in the University of Lleida, in Lleida, Spain.

See the full annoucement with links for paper submissions, registration, and other conference details at the conference website. For a list of guest speakers and there scheduled talks, see this PDF document.

The organizers may be contacted via email.

The deadline for paper and session submissions is March 24, 2017.
The deadline for registration is June 2, 2017.  

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Big Data and Medieval Studies: the Present and Future of Medieval Text Archives
Trinity College Dublin
June 27-28, 2017

The last thirty years have seen the production of numerous large archives of medieval English texts, including the Dictionary of Old English Corpus (c. 3 million words), the York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose (c. 1.4 million words), the Manchester Eleventh Century Spellings Database (c. 300,000 words), the Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English (c. 650,000 words) and the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse (c. 5 million words). Since each of these freestanding corpora was built for a different purpose, there is minimal interoperability, and the user must learn separate user interfaces and search protocols for each. Their extraordinary collective power as a tool for cultural, historical, literary and linguistic analyses thus remains to be exploited. Early publications using the materials produced by the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) have shown the revolutionary power of big data to reconfigure our understanding of the early modern, print past. This colloquium seeks to catalyse a similarly radical transformation in the possible methodologies for the study of the medieval period, by encouraging collaboration to increase the use and utility of existing text archives and setting a blueprint for their future development.

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted by email to Mark Faulkner. See the PDF flyer for the full announcement.

The deadline is February 26, 2017.

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Medieval Boredom and Tedium
The New England Medieval Studies Consortium
University of Connecticut 
April 14, 2017

The call for papers is to open to any and all graduate students whose work may bear on medieval understanding, representation, or reimagining of medieval boredom, tedium, and the passing of time. This conference seeks to address depictions of boredom in broad contexts, ranging from historical, material, textual, and linguistic perspectives. Through these discussions, we hope to create a more holistic picture of medieval life and how medieval individuals interacted with and conceptualized ideas of time and temporality.

The full annoucement and more information may be found on the NEMSC website.

The deadline has been extended to February 15, 2017.
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Imitation and Innovation: Uses of the Past in the Medieval and Early Modern World
The Eleventh MEMSA Conference,
Durham University
July 11-12, 2017

The use of the past is a theme which transcends disciplinary boundaries, and has contemporary as well as historical resonance. This is manifested in a physical sense through the moulding of and engagement with landscapes, the manufacture and (re)use of material culture, and in a more abstract sense through the creation and manipulation of memory and identity which form the core of social ideas and mentalities about the world.

This year’s MEMSA Conference will focus on how people in the Medieval and Early Modern World engaged with, understood, and interpreted the past, in order to explore the ways in which they perceived and sought to shape their own world. In doing so, we will also be able to gain a greater awareness of how past worlds still contribute to shaping our own present perceptions.

For the full announcement, see the PDF flyer.

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words via email for papers no longer than 20 minutes.

The deadline is April 14, 2017.

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Powerful Objects
University of Birmingham
May 18-19, 2017

Proposals are welcome from Medieval to Early Modern postgraduate students and ECRs in various disciplines, such as History, English, Archaeology, Music, Art History, Linguistics, and Digital Humanities. Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please email proposals of approximately 300 words, OR 1000 words if applying as a panel.

See the PDF flyer for more details.

The deadline is March 1, 2017.

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The Cost of Living and the Cost of Books in 15th-Century Europe (Preliminary CFP)
Venice, Museo Correr, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Fondazione Cini
September 2018

To mark the conclusion of the 15cBOOKTRADE Project, together with the planned publication, by Cristina Dondi and Neil Harris, of an exhaustive edition and commentary of the Zornale, or day-book, of the Venetian bookseller Francesco de Madiis (1484-88), a conference and an exhibition will be organised in Venice for the second half of September 2018.

The conference intends to make a fundamental and innovative contribution to the economic history of a key transitional period, which saw a rapid growth in book production and consumption, the creation of a different international market in books, the emergence of new professions and new customers, and to quantify the impact of these social and technological phenomena on the development of the early modern European society.

Expressions of interest can be sent to the conference organisers via email with a description of the proposed research topic (no more than two pages).

For the full annoucement, see this webpage.

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SPECIAL STRAND 2017 "FEELINGS IN THE MIDDLE AGES"
7th International Medieval Meeting Lleida
June 26-28, 2017

For the full announcement, see IMML webpage.

Enrollment open for papers and sessions from December 2, 2016 until March 24, 2017.
Enrollment open for attendees from December 2, 2016 until June 2, 2017.

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A Feminist Renaissance in Anglo-Saxon Studies I–II 
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
Kalamzaoo, MI

Allegations of misogyny and sexual harassment against prominent members of our field in January 2016 caused a firestorm on social media and came as a shock to many Anglo-Saxonists. Under the leadership of ISAS and the Old English Division of the MLA, as well as grassroots efforts, such as a new mentoring program for Anglo-Saxonists, by Kalamazoo 2016 what had been a demoralizing time has been transformed into a watershed moment. Our positive, productive contribution to this ongoing conversation has been to propose a new volume of essays that takes feminist approaches to Anglo-Saxon culture, with both of those terms as broadly defined as possible. Alongside the volume, we are building a community that is both network of support for contributors and editors and a network of mentorship for junior scholars. It is in this vein of creating a space for feminist voices to be heard and mentored that we are releasing a call for papers for 2 sessions at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. We welcome papers on any subject that provides a feminist contribution to our understanding of Anglo-Saxon England.

Submit abstracts to Rebecca Stephenson.

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Call for Papers for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2016: Alfredian Texts and Contexts

Alfred and his circle continue to generate both academic and popular interest, and this session brings together papers covering a variety of facets of the king, his times, and his later influence. This session welcomes proposals from all disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. Papers at past "Alfredian Texts and Contexts" sessions have treated manuscript studies, prose and poetic texts, military strategy, political and cultural history, religious studies, science and medicine, and Continental connections.

The organizer is still seeking abstracts for this session. She will forward any that she does not accept to the Congress for consideration for General Sessions, so please send abstract AND Participant Information Form to ndiscenza@usf.edu.

NOTE: “Alfredian Texts and Contexts” is NOT the same as the SASLC session on “Alfred and His Circle.” Alfred sessions are like queens in the kingdom of heaven: “The mo the myryer, so God me blesse!” (*Pearl* 850)

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LAW AND LEGAL CULTURE IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND I-II

These sessions form part of the on-going reevaluation of the present state of the study of Anglo-Saxon law. Recognizing the extent to which our understanding of early law has changed over the last century, the purpose of these sessions is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss new ways of understanding pre-Conquest legal culture. We invite papers that examine the many ways in which law was made, understood, practiced, promulgated, and transcribed in the Anglo-Saxon world.   We are eager to receive submissions representing a variety of perspectives, methodologies,  and disciplines. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): royal legislation, legal manuscripts, law in/and literature, legal procedure, charters and diplomatics, writs and wills, dispute resolution, theories of law and justice, perceptions of early law in later periods, law in/and art. We welcome traditional philological and historicist approaches, as well as those informed by modern critical theory. The last few years have witnessed the most extensive reconsideration of Old English law since Felix Liebermann himself, and these sessions offers an important opportunity to discuss the progress and publicize the research taking place in this field.

If you have questions or wish to submit an abstract, please contact andrew.rabin@louisville.edu.

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Call For Papers for two sponsored sessions on "Women in the Age of Bede (I and II)," at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI

Organizers: 
Sharon M. Rowley, Paul C. Hilliard, and Máirín MacCarron

In the last half century, feminist studies have sparked a tremendous amount of work by a wide range of scholars on the topic of women and women’s intellectual history in early Anglo-Saxon England. As Virginia Blanton and Helene Scheck have noted recently, however, “more work needs to be done” regarding female religious communities and education “before we can specify the nature and degree of women’s learning in any one community, let alone for an entire period or region.”* Bedan studies have also changed significantly over the last half century, with the exploration of the intellectual and theological implications of Bede’s own exegetical, computistical and homiletic writings shedding new light on his community and his work, especially the Historia Ecclesiastica. However, along with these Bede-on-Bede reconsiderations, feminist studies have also contributed dramatically to the transformation of Bede studies in recent decades. 

In the spirit of recent calls for greater inclusivity in Anglo-Saxons Studies, BedeNet and CNU’s program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies are sponsoring two sessions on “Women in the Age of Bede,” to highlight and foster this ongoing dialogue. Papers on any aspect of women's studies in early Anglo-Saxon England, are welcome, as are papers on Bede’s interactions with and impact on women’s intellectual history, education and writing. 

Contact Sharon Rowley at srowley@cnu.edu with questions and submissions.

 


CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS (JOURNALS)

 

Sequitur Issue 3:2 (Spring 2017)
Oops!

The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for our Spring 2017 issue titled Oops!

This issue will explore works of art and architecture that emerge from mistakes, failures, and revisions. We invite submissions that reflect on the creative process and its various unintended outcomes, such as happy accidents, unanticipated triumphs, disastrous miscalculations, good-faith errors, and careless blunders. Although history tends to ignore “oops!” moments in favor of successful ends, we seek submissions that find value in the unpredicted.

See the PDF document for the full announcment. Please direct all materials and questions to SEQUITUR editors.

The deadline for submissions and proposals has been exteneded February 17, 2017.

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Symposia: The Journal of Religion
Call for Paper: "Religious Liberties and the State"

Symposia: The Journal of Religion is seeking papers for its next issue. Symposia is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal for the academic study of religion published by the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion. For this issue, we welcome papers that approach the theme of religious liberties and the state from diverse perspectives, methodologies, and fields of study. For more information on list of possible topics as weall as requirements for book review essays, opinion editorials, and book reviews, see their web page.

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Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Call for Journal Submissions--Fall 2017

Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies aims to bring together scholarship from around the world and across disciplines related to the study of pre-modern manuscript books and documents. This peer-reviewed journal is open to contributions that rely on both traditional methodologies of manuscript study and those that explore the potential of new ones. We publish articles that engage in a larger conversation on manuscript culture and its continued relevance in today’s world and highlight the value of manuscript evidence in understanding our shared cultural and intellectual heritage. Studies that incorporate digital methodologies to further understanding of the physical and conceptual structures of the manuscript book are encouraged. A separate section, entitled Annotations, features research in progress and digital project reports.

The editors are now accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 issue. To submit, please send a cover page with your name and contact info, the title of the submission and a short abstract along with your submission to sims-mss@pobox.upenn.edu.

For more information and to subscribe, please visit the Manuscript Studies webpage of the University of Pennsylvania.

We are delighted to announce that the first issue is out and available online through Project Muse.

The Fall 2016 issue will be devoted to histories of collecting and provenance studies, featuring the following contributions:

  • Megan L. Cook, Joseph Holland and the Idea of the Chaucerian Book
  • Anne-Marie Eze, “Safe from Destruction by Fire”: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Venetian Manuscripts
  • Julia Verkholantsev From Sinai to California: The Trajectory of Greek NT Codex 712 from the UCLA Young Research Library’s Special Collections (170/347)
  • Eric Johnson, “The Butcher’s Bill”: Using the Schoenberg Database to Reverse-Engineer Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Books from Constituent Fragments
  • William P. Stoneman, The Linked Collections of William Bragge (1823–1884) of Birmingham and Dr. Thomas Shadford Walker (1834–1885) of Liverpool
  • Peter Kidd, Medieval Origins Revealed by Modern Provenance: The Case of the Bywater Missal
  • Lisa Fagin Davis, Canons, Huguenots, Movie Stars, and Missionaries: A Breviary’s Journey from Le Mans to Reno
  • Toby Burrows, Manuscripts of Sir Thomas Phillipps in North American Institutions
  • Hanno Wijsman, The Bibale Database at the IRHT: A Digital Tool for Researching Manuscript Provenance
  • Debra Taylor Cashion, Broken Books

The Spring 2017 issue, guest-edited by Justin McDaniel, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will be devoted to a survey of major Thai manuscript collections around the world.

If you are interested in proposing a special issue for 2018 and beyond, please contact Lynn Ransom, Managing Editor.

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

An invitation has been extended for manuscripts for a special issue of the journal Arcanum with the title, Hidden Esoteric Motifs and Spirituality in the Literature of the Middle Ages.

The goal of the special issue is to make a case for a renewed interest in scholarly research and a reappraisal of traditional interpretations of the literary works in the period.

See this page for more information.

 


CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

"The Generative Power of Tradition: A Celebration of Traditio, 75 years"
The 37th Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
March 25, 2017

The Center’s 2017 Conference, The Generative Power of Tradition: A Celebration of Traditio, 75 Years, will feature two sessions on subjects in which the journal Traditio has historically taken a particular interest; Jews and Christians, and Mysticism. In addition, the conference will feature two roundtables, one on editing medieval manuscripts in the digital age and another on popular religion.

The conference will bring together leading scholars in the fields represented, and papers and presentations will address historiography and current research, as well as personal intellectual narratives. We look forward to hearing from our speakers and participants on the ways tradition can inspire, provoke, and lead to new questions, addressed from the vantage point of many different fields and areas of expertise.

For more information see the CMS conference website or contact the CMS via email. Online registration is now available.

The deadline for early registration is March 15, 2017.

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“Freedom of Teaching and Educational Policy. Censures, Condemnations, Corrections in the Late Medieval Schools”
Cologne, Germany
February 16-18, 2017

See the PDF flyer for the full schedule.

For further information, please contact Dr. Andrea Colli.

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"Aquinas on Metaphysics" Philosophy Workshop
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, NY
June 29- July 2, 2017

In the thought and writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, metaphysics holds an honored place among the speculative philosophical disciplines. It is the queen of rational sciences and receives the name of wisdom, because it aspires to gain ultimate perspective on reality. This workshop takes up the core principles of Aquinas' metaphysics to consider their perennial importance and contemporary philosophical applicability. Those interested in receiving a graduate scholarship for this event should send a current CV to Jeanne Conboy.

See the PDF poster and the PDF brochure for more information and the full schedule of events. Online registration is now available; please register as soon as possible.

The deadline is May 15, 2017.

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Circulating the Word of God in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Transformative Preaching in Manuscript and Print (c. 1450 to c. 1550) 
Nidd Building, University of Hull 
March 25-27, 2017

Registration is £40 including refreshments and lunch(£30 for postgraduate students).

For the full annoucement, see the PDF flyer.

The registration deadline is March 1, 2017.

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Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections (AMARC), Spring Meeting
University of Leeds
Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Building
March 29, 2017


The cost of the meeting is £20 for members and students, £25 for non-members and £15 for student AMARC members which includes lunch, tea and coffee. To book, please complete the online form.

For the full announcement and conference schedule, see the PDF program.

The deadline is March 20, 2017.

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Circulating the Word of God in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Transformative Preaching in Manuscript and Print (c. 1450 to c. 1550)
The Nidd Building (Nidd Seminar Rooms I and 2)
The University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX
March 25-27, 2017

Held under the auspices of the Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The University of Hull, and the Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen

This conference will demonstrate how the sermon, a pivotal element in mass communication, shaped the people of Europe. Marking 550 years since the first printed sermon collection (1467) and 500 years from the start of the Reformation (1517), the focus will be on sermons as catalysts for change that were themselves altering dynamically in response to the new age of print. Driven by the urgent requirement for comparative research across particular chronological, geographical, and linguistic boundaries, the conference will concentrate on how the sermon individualistically crossed the so-called binary divides (at different rates and with variable effects) between Latin and the vernaculars; manuscript and print; Catholicism and Protestantism; and public and private, at a time of great religious ferment from the advent of print (1450) to the death of Martin Luther (1546).

Registration: £40 (including refreshments and lunches); £30 for postgraduates (including refreshments and lunches). There will also be a conference dinner and afternoon tea (at a cost of c. £20 to £25 combined).

Visit their website to register.
The deadline for registration is March 1, 2017.

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MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Medieval Institute Publications, The University Press at Kalamazoo

The February 2017 issue of Medieval Institute Publications (Kalamazoo) is now available online.

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Manuscripts on My Mind (MOMM), published by St. Louis University

The latest issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, no. 20, January 2017, is now available on the SLU website.

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Trends in Manuscript Studies. Sources, Issues and Technologies | 3rd International Summer School
Cassino, Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale
Cassino – Montecassino (FR - Italy)
June 26-30, 2017

The University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, in cooperation with the Abbey of Montecassino, is pleased to announce the organization of its third Summer School for the benefit of master and PhD students, scholars, librarians and other experts or interested persons working with medieval manuscripts and early printed books.

The School aims to provide an updated vision of research trends and achievements in the fields of Greek and Latin manuscript research, with a particular focus on the manuscripts preserved in Montecassino. The School will also off er a chance for participants to discuss their own research projects with some of the world leading experts in manuscript studies. The rich programme includes a guided tour to the Abbey of Montecassino, renowned for its abundance of medieval manuscript treasures.

For more information and the full schedule, see the PDF flyer.

The pre-registration deadline is March 30, 2017.

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Archaeology Field School
Tuscany, Italy
May 23-June 6, 2017

Catholic University of America and the American University in Rome will be running a summer archaeology program this year, taking students to work on Richard Hodges' new excavation in Tuscany. The field school, run in cooperation with the major EU project, Origins of a New Economic Union (7th-12th Centuries): Resources, Landscapes and Political Strategies in a Mediterranean Region, allows students to work on a dig and to experience the landscape and culture of medieval Italy. The summer program features lectures from distinguished scholars on early medieval Italian history, archaeology, economy, and geology. Field trips offer the chance to explore the archaeology of Tuscany, from the Etruscan and Roman periods through the Middle Ages. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Please email queries to Dr. Jennnifer Davis. See the PDF flyer for the full announcement.

The deadline is March 1, 2017.

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2017 Summer Seminars in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Rome, Italy June 22-28, 2017
Oxford, UK July 9-15, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA July 30-August 6, 2017

Now in their ninth year, these seminars are open to doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, and other relevant areas of study. Room, board, and a travel stipend wil be included for accepted applicants. Each seminar includes a week of intensive discussion based on close reading of the assigned texts as well as daily presentations given by the professor and student participants. A deep knowledge of the material is not required to apply.

For details about the seminars and the application requirements, visit the online application site.

The deadline is March 4, 2017.

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Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought (c. 1220-45)
Grant Agreement 714427-INNOVATION
January 1, 2017- December 31, 2021

‘Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought (c. 1220-45)’ (short-titled ‘INNOVATION’) is a 5-year research project that is funded by the European Research Council, the research funding body of the European Union. The director (‘Principal Investigator’) of the project is Dr Lydia Schumacher, who is based in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King’s College London. Her research staff includes Dr. Dominique Poirel and Dr Ana Irimescu, who are based at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, France.

The research team welcomes inquiries from those with interests in the early Franciscan intellectual tradition or any matter related to it. There are a variety of options for getting involved with the project or keeping updated on the team’s research.

For the schedule of workshops and full announcement, see the PDF flyer.  Contact Lydia Schumacher with any questions.

 

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SCRIPTO Workshop Paris (SWSP)
Carolingian Writing Culture
Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Institut historique allemande (Paris, France)
June 21-23, 2017

In the Carolingian society, writing is a constant reference of the intellectual elite and it is not surprising that at that time the two senses of the word (writing as making of texts and as script) are narrowly linked. The workshop offers an introduction to the textual and visual strategies of the high middle ages. A concluding session with the manuscript treasures of the Bibliothèque nationale de France will allow participants a direct approach to Carolingian writing in all its forms. The workshop is open to graduates in medieval studies. It is jointly organized by the Chair for Medieval and Renaissance Latin at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen (FAU) (Prof. Dr. M. C. Ferrari) and by the BNF. Lecturers are M. I. Allen (Chicago), Ch. Denoël (Paris), M. C. Ferrari (Erlangen), R. Grosse (Paris) and S. Weber (Erlangen). Teaching language will be English and French.

There is no fee but the number of participants is limited. Further information may be obtained at this website.

The deadline is April 30, 2017.

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EXHIBIT: Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books
On View: Sept. 22, 2016 -- Jan. 16, 2017

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is excited to announce the Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books exhibit that will be on display this fall!!  The exhibition will showcase Boston’s hidden Renaissance transcripts.

We are pleased to announce that the online catalogue for Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections is now live at http://BeyondWords2016.org.

Hover over "Catalog" and select "Online" to access the database.

The online catalogue allows for searching by keyword and catalogue number as well as upper and lower date limits, and provides browse lists for illuminator, scribe, and place of production. Each of the 249 object records includes at least one image and two-thirds of the records link to a full-facsimile Mirador manifest or an institutional record. The database will be updated as more images become available to us, and full-text descriptions will be uploaded for many of the manuscripts in the coming months.

To access the catalogue and learn more about Beyond Words, please visit our website. There you will find information about each of the three exhibition venues, registration, and a preliminary program for the Beyond Words symposium (Nov. 3-5), a calendar of public programming, and more. On Twitter, find us @BeyondWords2016.

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

The high-resolution version of the September 2016 issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, no. 19, is now available for your perusal on the SLU website

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Medieval Academy Newsletter

News items for the month of September can be read on the MAA blog.

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Publication Announcemnt from Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Mapping English Metaphor Through Time. Edited by Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, and Carole Hough, all in English Language & Linguistics at the University of Glasgow, the volume is one of the main outputs of the AHRC-funded project Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus. The volume contains case studies of the development of metaphor in selected semantic domains, from the earliest stages of English to the present day. It includes contributions by Old English specialists such as Carole Biggam, Toni Healey, Carole Hough, Daria Izdebska, Christian Kay, Andrew Prescott and Jane Roberts.

For futher description and contents, visit this page.

Enter promotional code AAFLYG6 for a 30% discount on online orders at OUP.com.

As of August 25, the publication is available in the UK and Europe; it should be available in the US in late October.

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Medieval Clothing and Textiles 12, edited by Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, is now available for order

The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines. 

The studies collected here range through art, artifacts, documentary text, and poetry, addressing both real and symbolic functions of dress and textiles. John Block Friedman breaks new ground with his article on clothing for pets and other animals, while Grzegorz Pac compares depictions of sacred and royal female dress and evaluates attempts to link them together. Jonathan C. Cooper describes the clothing of scholars in Scotland's three pre-Reformation universities and the effects of the Reformation upon it. Camilla Luise Dahl examines references to women's garments in probates and what they reveal about early modern fashions. Megan Cavell focuses on the treatment of textiles associated with the Holy of Holies in Old English biblical poetry. Frances Pritchard examines the iconography, heraldry, and inscriptions on a worn and repaired set of embroidered fifteenth-century orphreys to determine their origin. Finally, Thomas M. Izbicki summarizes evidence for the choice of white linen for the altar and the responsibilities of priests for keeping it clean and in good repair.

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The Fitzwilliam Museum's bicentenary exhibition, COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts, is now open and runs until December 30, 2016. It will be accompanied by an international conference (December 8-10).

Details about the exhibition, catalogue and conference are available at www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/colour. There you'll also find links to two new electronic resources which we created to support teaching and inspire further research:

1. ILLUMINATED: Manuscripts in the Making

2. Under the Covers

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Scriptorium no. 9 is now available, published by the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina.

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Les Enluminures is pleased to announce its Blog on Medieval Text Manuscripts. We are known for our complete scholarly descriptions of all the manuscripts on our text manuscripts site (www.textmanuscripts.com), but often we have even more to say, and our new blog gives us a place to say it.  We explore what these books can tell us about who made them and used them.  We delve into their fascinating and unusual contents.  Some of our discoveries are quite significant, some merely amusing, and some bizarre.   Bring your curiosity; we think you'll find the posts instructive (and lots of fun).  Do you want to read about Books of Hours? Then turn to “Medieval Must-Haves,” “Reading the Hours,” and “Bringing the Past Alive.”  “Dead Men in the Margins” investigates marginal drawings, “When Coats of Arms Wore Many Hats” is a look at medieval heraldry, and “Dreaming the Middle Ages,” the nineteenth-century neo-Gothic.  Manuscripts intersect with modern enjoyment (“Beer is made by men, wine by God” reveals some medieval wine regulations that might surprise you) and fears (“Deluge of Doom” contemplates a weather catastrophe and the panic it inspired).  Authors of the blogs include Emily Runde, Laura Light, Sandra Hindman, and Christopher de Hamel. 

Our manuscripts go to homes near and far, and we love to hear about the stories they inspire in their new homes.  Guest posts are welcome (a current post discusses an acquisition by the University of Sydney and a future one features a manuscript at the University of California at Los Angeles).  Follow our Blog on Medieval Text Manuscripts

Information:
sandrahindman@lesenluminures.com
lauralight@lesenluminures.com

Les Enluminures is a global business devoted to the buying and selling of medieval manuscripts.  It maintains locations in New York, Paris, and Chicago, and representation as well in Boston and London.

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The catalogue of the Greek manuscripts in the Codex Bodmer collection (to be distinguished from the Papyrus Bodmer), has been just published.

This catalogue provides a detailed description of the 10 codex of this collection, besides a few fragments, according to the cataloguing methodology already used for the catalogue of the Greek manuscripts in the Burgerbibliothek Bern (published in 2008).

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The Project Team: Writing Culture in Southern German Women's Convents

'Writing Culture in Southern German Women's Convents' was the focus of a project funded from September 2008 until May 2012 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of its action plan on 'Libraries and Archives in Cooperation with Research'. This programmatic new approach made possible the cataloguing, digitisation and academic study of medieval manuscripts and early printed books as well as of pragmatic documents and archival records from five selected southern German women's convents.

Jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich and the Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster / Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, the project studied the medieval books of these Bavarian convents and their archival holdings (until 1550) and now presents them embedded in their historical context. The manuscripts, archival records and incunables created or formerly owned by the Dominican sisters of Altenhohenau, the Bridgettines of Altomünster, the Poor Clares (St. Jakob am Anger) and Franciscan Tertiaries (Pütrichhaus) of Munich and the Benedictines of Neuburg an der Donau allowed systematic insights into the convent libraries, economic management and the particular roles of office holders. More broadly the project offered new perspectives on the education, internal organisation and the self-conception of these religious communities.

After the dissolution of these houses the historical records were divided up and as a result, books and documents are today preserved in libraries as well as in archives. It was therefore crucial to bring them back together under an overall perspective. Through a synthesis of the source material, the rich heritage of these often highly-educated women and their engagement with literature can be assessed and presented in an unprecedented way, within the wider context of these politically and economically influential communities.

When the project expired, the project partner provided in-house effort for the publication of the results. The documents have been recently made accessible online as well as in a printed catalogue.

A thematic research archive hosted by the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online offers introductory texts and an overview of the mediaeval holdings,structured by subject groups based on mediaeval ways of organising libraries and knowledge, to allow comparisons, despite the different quantity of sourcematerial from each convent. Links provide direct access to the digitised manuscripts, early printed books, documents and archival records. Manuscript descriptions are available online.

The printed catalogue contains introductory material and detailed descriptions of the manuscripts from two of the convents as well as an overview of the printed material:
Katalog der lateinischen Handschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München. Die Handschriften aus den Klöstern Altenhohenau und Altomünster: Clm 2901-2966 sowie Streubestände gleicher Provenienz, Anja Freckmann, Juliane Trede and Elisabeth Wunderle, eds, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016.

Melanie Hömberg's study of the economic practices of the female communities, 'Economic Book Keeping in Context', is available on the homepage through a link. Almut Breitenbach's publications are listed in the bibliography.

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California Rare Book School--Upcoming Lectures and Summer Courses

Please visit the website for more information about the upcoming lectures.

If you are interested in the summer courses beginning in August, please send in an application today.

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Medieval Institute Publications July Newsletter Online

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Marco Institute Newsletter

The June 2016 Marco Institute newsletter is now available.

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Manuscripts on My Mind Newsletter Announcement from Dr. Susan L'Engle

This extra newsletter snippet is to supplement the May 2016 issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, from which a few items were mistakenly omitted and other newsworthy information appeared shortly after it was circulated. Let me take this opportunity to make a request: if you have submitted news and information to me previous to my emails soliciting contributions, please remind me of this or re-submit when the soliciting email circulates. This will keep me on track in case I have mislaid your original message through disorganization or a mental lapse.

Please note some new publications:

Just out, the second volume of Autografi di italiani illustri - Autographs of Learned Italian Men, edited by Giovanna Murano:

Autographa I.2—Giuristi, giudici e notai (sec. XII-XV), a cura di Giovanna Murano. Introduzione di Andrea Padovani. Schede a cura di A. Bartocci, E. Cortese, S. Gavinelli, M. Giansante, E. Giazzi, L. Loschiavo, G. Mazzanti, M. Mordini, G. Morelli, G. Murano, A. Padovani, T. Woelki, (Imola, La Mandragora, 2016). ISBN 9788875864781

Another recent publication by Giovanna is dedicated to the memory of Frank Soetermeer: Giovanna Murano, “Excerpta fideliter ab eius originalibus. La raccolta di consiliae quaestiones di Dino del Mugello († 1298),” La Bibliofilia 118 (2016): 3–29

Michael Johnston and Michael Van Dussen inform the manuscript community of a new publication that should be of great interest to all: The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches, ed. Michael Johnston and Michael Van Dussen (Cambridge and New York, 2015). A description of this collection:

“Traditional scholarship on manuscripts has tended to focus on issues concerning their production and has shown comparatively little interest in the cultural contexts of the manuscript book. The Medieval Manuscript Book redresses this by focusing on aspects of the medieval book in its cultural situations. Written by experts in the study of the handmade book before print, this volume combines bibliographical expertise with broader insights into the theory and praxis of manuscript study in areas from bibliography to social context, linguistics to location, and archaeology to conservation. The focus of the contributions ranges widely, from authorship to miscellaneity, and from vernacularity to digital facsimiles of manuscripts. Taken as a whole, these essays make the case that to understand the manuscript book it must be analyzed in all its cultural complexity, from production to transmission to its continued adaptation.”

The essays comprise:

1. Michael Johnston and Michael Van Dussen, “Introduction: manuscripts and cultural history”

2. Seth Lerer, “Bibliographical theory and the textuality of the codex: towards a history of the pre-modern book”

3. Stephen G. Nichols, “What is a manuscript culture? Technologies of the manuscript matrix”

4. Erik Kwakkel, “Decoding the material book: cultural residue in medieval manuscripts”

5. Jeffrey Todd Knight, “Organizing manuscript and print: from Compilatio to compilation”

6. Siân Echard, “Containing the book: the institutional afterlives of medieval manuscripts”

7. Martin K. Foys, “Medieval manuscripts: media archaeology and the digital incunable”

8. Pascale Bourgain, “The circulation of texts in manuscript culture”

9. Lucie Doležalová, “Multilingualism and late medieval manuscript culture”

10. Arthur Bahr, “Miscellaneity and variance in the medieval book”

11. Andrew Taylor, “Vernacular authorship and the control of manuscript production”

12. Keith Busby and Christopher Kleinhenz, “Medieval French and Italian literature: towards a manuscript history”

13. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, “Afterword: social history of the book and beyond”

Please contact Michael Johnston or Michael Van Dussen with any questions about the volume.

Given the central role that law and fashion play in our lives, it is no surprise that they have an impact on one another. Over the centuries, jurists have visually demonstrated their expertise through fashion, and law has served to circumscribe how fashion has been created, distributed, and consumed. The exhibit, What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law, was curated by HLS research library staff Mindy Kent, Meg Kribble, and Carli Spina (now of Boston College). It is on view in the Caspersen Room, fourth floor of Langdell Hall, daily 9 to 5 through August 12, 2016. If you are in the Boston area, we hope you will come by to see the exhibit. If a visit to Cambridge is not in your plans, please visit the online exhibit.

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Medieval Academy Newsletter

News items for the month of June can be read on the MAA blog.

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Digitisation
Three 8-9th C. Irish manuscripts have recently been digitised and the images provided free online. The work is part of the Early Irish Manuscripts Project at Trinity College Dublin. 

At the end of the first paragraph in each of the following descriptive webpages, there is a link to the digitized manuscript images:

1.   Garland of Howth (TCD MS 56):

2.   Book of Mulling (TCD MS 60): 

3.   Book of Dimma (TCD MS 59):

The Early Irish MS Project is currently digitising the Codex Usserianus Primus (TCD MS 55). You can read more about that here.

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Now available: Colleen E. Donnelly, The Marys of Medieval Drama. The Middle English Digby and N-town in Translation (Sidestone, June 2016). 

Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary continue to intrigue and fascinate us to this day. Their appearances in the Bible are brief, piquing our curiosity and compelling speculation about the unknown years of their lives. This volume contains modern translations of plays performed during the late Middle Ages in England about the lives of the Virign Mary and Mary. These plays provide a link between canonical Scripture, apocryphal and gnostic materials from the first centuries of Christianity that survived secreted or in oral tradition, legendary materials that developed over the ensuing centuries, and contemporary medieval religious belief and practices.

Materials from the N-Town Mary and other plays contain episodes about the childhoold of the Virgin, her betrothal and marriage to Joseph, and her time after the death of Christ. The Digby Mary Magdalene begins with an account of the death of Mary Magdalene’s father’s death, her subsequent fall into promiscuity, her redemption, her jouney to convert Marseille and thus christianize France, her later years as a hermit and her death. These plays illustrate one way in which Biblical materials were available to lay people before the printing of the Bible. Reading these plays of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene from the late Middle Ages increases our understanding of the history of the Marian and Magdalene traditions practiced in earlier centuries, as well as our understanding of what these women have come to represent today, shedding light on how their images have shaped the roles for women in the Church.

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Now available: Stephen Harris, Bede and Aethelthryth: An Introduction to Christian Latin Poetics (West Virginia University Press, April 2016). Bede and Aethelthryth asks why Christians in Britain around the year 700 enjoyed Latin poetry. What did they see in it? What did they get from it? This book attempts to reconstruct the horizon of expectation of a highly learned, Latin-speaking nun as she encounters a fifty-line poem by the Venerable Bede, the Hymn to AethelthrythRead more on the publisher's website. 

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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:
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/angl
https://www.degruyter.com/view/serial/36292

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The Digital Vatican Library has a new interface

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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

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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!

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Medieval Academy Newsletter

News items can be read on the MAA blog.

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Medieval Institute Publications May Newsletter Online

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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.

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.

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New Themed Issue in Internet Archaeology on Romano-British Pottery in the Fifth Century 
edited by James Gerrard
http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue41/index.html

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.

Contents:

Introduction. Romano-British Pottery in the Fifth Century by James Gerrard
http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.41.9

Fifth Century Pottery in Devon and North East Cornwall by Paul Bidwell
http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.41.1

Two Important Stamp Motifs in Roman Britain and Thereafter by Diana C. Briscoe
http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.41.2

Ceramic Imports to Britain and the Atlantic Seaboard in the Fifth Century and Beyond by Maria Duggan
http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.41.3

Defining Fifth-century Ceramics in North Hertfordshire by Keith J. Fitzpatrick-Matthews
http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.41.4

The Black Burnished Type 18 Bowl and the Fifth Century by James Gerrard
http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.41.5

Odd Goings-on at Mucking: interpreting the latest Romano-British pottery horizon by Sam Lucy
http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.41.6

The end of Roman Pottery Production in Southern Britain by Malcolm Lyne
http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.41.7

Coinage and Collapse? The contribution of numismatic data to understanding the end of Roman Britain by Philippa Walton and Sam Moorhead
http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.41.8

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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 

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

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/hellenic-institute/Research/LPL-Greek-MSS-Cataloguing-Project.html

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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/

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. 

https://paleography.library.utoronto.ca/ 

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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

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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.

http://www.virtualststephens.org.uk/

https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/awards-made/awards-focus/building-accounts-st-stephens-chapel-palace-westminster-1292-1366

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

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The Utrecht Psalter Online

UPsalter

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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

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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.

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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