Notice Board

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 Periodically, outdated postings will be deleted, but readers are encouraged to check deadline information carefully.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

Resident Seminars on Religion & Violence
Center of Theological Inquiry Princeton, NJ

For the information on the center's Fall (August to December) and Spring (January to May) seminars, see the Call For Applications.

Apply online here.

The deadline is December 3, 2017.

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NEH FELLOWSHIPS
American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 107,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 146,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.

Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 53 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Eligibility: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields including architecture or art who are US citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application.

Terms: Two to four fellowships, either five or ten months in duration. Stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June 2018-2019. School fees are waived, and the award provides lunches at Loring Hall five days per week. The NEH Fellow will pay for travel costs, housing, partial board, residence permit, and other living expenses from the stipend. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The NEH Fellow is required to send one copy of all books and electronic copies of articles to the NEH.

NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (though research may be carried out elsewhere in Greece). Please note that the Blegen Library may be closed for 6 months during the spring and/or summer of 2019. Fellows will have access to other libraries of foreign Schools in Athens but should plan accordingly.

Application: Submit Senior “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application online on the ASCSA web site by October 31. Link.

The following items should be attached to the Associate Member application submitted online on the ASCSA web site:
1. Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
2. A statement of the project (up to five pages), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur at the ASCSA.
3. Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. If not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.4. Names of three recommenders who will write letters of reference and are individuals familiar with applicant’s work and field of interest. Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees. Instruct recommenders to submit letters to application@ascsa.org by November 4. These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant's ability to carry it out successfully.

The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.
1. Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
2. Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
3. Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
4. Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
5. What resources are necessary? Does the ASCSA provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
6. Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?

Web site or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/fellowships-and-grants

E-mail: application@ascsa.org

The awards will be announced during February. Awardees will be expected to accept the award within two weeks of notification of funding, but no later than March 1.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

See the PDF.

The deadline is October 31, 2017.

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External Faculty Fellowships
Stanford Humanities Center
Fellowship term: September 2018 – June 2019

The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefitting from a wide variety of campus resources.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree by the start of the fellowship term. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research. For full eligibility requirements, detailed instructions, and a link to the online application check here.

External Faculty inquiries here.

The deadline is October 5, 2017.

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Assistant Professor of Medieval History

The Department of History at the University of North Texas is advertising a search for an assistant professor of medieval history. Full information (and application portal) viewable here.

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Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors
American School of Classical Studies at Athens

One or Two Positions for 2018-2019

Term: Early September to June 1.

Eligibility: A senior scholar with a significant record of publication and teaching in a North American institution who is a faculty or staff member at a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent support from the School. Candidates who have held the Whitehead Professorship may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.

Project: A research project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School. Word limit for project description: 1500 words.

Seminar: Whitehead Professors offer a seminar during the winter term (late November to late March) and contribute to the academic program in other significant ways, such as mentoring or advising students at the School and participating in School trips and excursions. Please note that the Blegen Library may be closed for 6 months during the spring and/or summer 2019. School faculty and students will have access to other libraries in Athens, and the Whitehead Professors will be able to work with the Blegen librarians in planning seminar activity while the Blegen library is inaccessible. Word limit for seminar proposal: 300 words.

Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Professor (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents) and School housing. Hotel and transportation on all five School trips.

Application: Applicants should submit the following materials online here.
· Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
· Statement of current and projected research.
· One page description of proposed seminar.
· Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece.
· Applicants should ask three recommenders to send letters directly to the address below or via e-mail.

Committee on Personnel
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232

Applicants may be invited to an interview at the annual AIA/SCS meetings or by telephone.
The appointments will be announced by January 15.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

The deadline is October 31, 2017.

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Helen Ann Mins Robbins Fellowship in Medieval Studies
University of Rochester's Rossell Hope Robbins  Library

For details, see this PDF Document and their website

The deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Stage technique international d’archives - 2018
Stages d'Archives du Ministère de la Culture, Paris, France
March 26 to April 27, 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 Stage technique international d’archive with the French Ministry of Culture. All applicants interested in this archival internship should consult the PDF document for the full anouncement.

The deadline is December 15, 2017.

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Newberry 2018-2019 Long- and Short-Term Fellowships
The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

The Newberry Fellowship program provides scholars the opportunity to extensively use our collections in a supportive environment. Often, fellows make exciting finds, develop new interpretations, and deepen their contextual understandings. Fellows also participate in a lively community of scholars, including other fellows, curators, librarians, and our research centers, focused on advancing our understanding of the humanities.

Those interested in applying for a 2018-2019 fellowship should visit their website for more details and opportunities.

The deadline for the Long-Term fellowship is November 15, 2017.
The deadline for the Short-Term fellowship is December 15, 2017.

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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.


CALLS FOR PAPERS (CONFERENCES)

New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Sarasota, FL
March 8-10, 2018

The twenty-first biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 8-10 March 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are also welcome. The deadline for all abstracts is 22 September 2017; for submission guidelines or to submit an abstract, please go here.

Junior scholars whose abstracts are accepted are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration for the Snyder Prize (named in honor of conference founder Lee Snyder), which carries an honorarium of $400. Further information is available here.

The Conference is held on the campus of New College of Florida, the honors college of the Florida state system. The college, located on Sarasota Bay, is adjacent to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which will offer tours arranged for conference participants. Sarasota is noted for its beautiful public beaches, theater, food, art and music. Average temperatures in March are a pleasant high of 77F (25C) and a low of 57F (14C).

More information will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available, including plenary speakers, conference events, and area attractions. Please send any inquiries to info@newcollegeconference.org.

The deadline is September 22, 2017.

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The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
March 22nd-24th, 2018

The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies is currently seeking paper abstracts on any topic related to the Middle Ages. The conference will take place from March 22nd-24th, 2018 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Vagantes is North America’s largest graduate-student conference for medieval studies. Since its founding in 2002, Vagantes has nurtured a lively community of junior scholars from across all disciplines. The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies will feature thirty graduate-student papers and three distinguished keynote speakers. Out of consideration for graduate students' budgets, Vagantes never charges a registration fee. The organizers of Vagantes believe that a diverse and inclusive view of the medieval period is essential. As such, graduate students in all disciplines are invited to submit paper abstracts of no more than 300 words on any topic relating to the Middle Ages.

More information about the conference can be found on this PDF.

The online CFP is live and accessible here.

Questions? Contact the organizers here.

Deadline for submissions: November 3rd, 2017.

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The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
January 25 to 27, 2018

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master's or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world. The 2018 conference schedule will include workshops and presentations with rare books in addition to traditional conference sessions.

CDT Eligibility: Preference is given to proposals from students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium, but we welcome proposals from students of the Folger Institute consortium.

Submit a proposal using this online form.

A printable CFP is available online here.

Note: Graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this conference. For more information, visit this webpage.

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2017 at midnight.


CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS (JOURNALS)

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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  

 


MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance studies at Saint Louis University is pleased to report that the latest issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, no. 22, September 2017, is now available to be accessed on the journal's website.

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The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
Graduate Research Methods Workshops for Early-Career Graduate Students

New Spain at the Newberry: Demystifying Colonial Documents from the Ayer Collection
Friday, February 16
Led by Claudia Brittenham, University of Chicago, and Seonaid Valiant, Arizona State University

The Turn to Religion: Women and Writing in Early Modern England
Saturday, March 10
Led by Jaime Goodrich, Wayne State University, and Paula McQuade, DePaul University

The Enlightenment Creation of World Religion: Bernard and Picart's Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses
Thursday, March 15 to Saturday, March 17
Led by a group of research collaborators

For these programs, students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium schools may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend. 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.

www.newberry.org | renaissance@newberry.org

The deadline is November 1, 2017.

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SCRIPTO Summer School St. Gallen ‒ Schriftkultur des Mittelalters (5. bis 15. Jh.) / Medieval Writing Culture (V to XV c.)
Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
July 2-6, 2018
 

The Abbey Library of Saint Gall and the Chair for Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg organize their second Summer School Medieval Writing Culture (V to XV century), which will be hold from 2 till 6 July 2018. This SCRIPTO Summer School Saint Gall (SSSS) offers an introduction to history, morphology and cultural impact of western script. Sessions will take place in Saint Gall. The number of participants is limited to 10. Those applicants accepted to the course will be charged 475€/500CHF (Accommodation included). Further information (including the application form) may be obtained online: www.scripto.mittellatein.phil.fau.de.

The deadline is April 1, 2018.

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California Rare Book School
UCLA Department of Information Studies
Los Angeles, CA
July 31 – August 4, August 7-11, August 14-18, 2018

In addition to the long-standing offerings of the CalRBS, two courses are taking place the week of August 14-18 in the San Francisco Bay Area: "Printing at the Margins: A History of Women Printers" (Mills College, Oakland) taught by Kathleen Walkup and "History of Maps" (Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley) by Julie Sweetkind-Singer. A limited number of scholarships are available.

See their website for a full listing of their upcoming courses. Visit their admissions page in order to apply.

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European Diploma in Medieval Studies
International Federation of Institutes for Medieval Studies (FIDEM)
Rome, Italy

Applications 2017-2018 are now open: Annual, Modular, Personalised in several areas:
Classical Latin - Medieval Latin - History of Libraries - Paleography - Codicology - Diplomatics - Textual Editing

For more information, visit the FIDEM website.

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

The latest issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, no. 21, January 2017, is now available on the SLU website.

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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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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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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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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 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; visit this website for information on summer courses.

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

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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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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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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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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