Below are links to information submitted by medievalist colleagues outside the Notre Dame community. These are provided as a general service and not as as a comprehensive list. Periodically, outdated postings will be deleted, but readers are encouraged to check deadline information carefully.
University of Verona
Opening for an IT Associate Professor position at the University of Verona within the Excellence Project of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
The Newberry Library
The Newberry is pleased to announce its Long-Term and Short-Term Fellowship awards for 2018-19. We will support 12 long-term and 46 short-term fellows, with funds coming from Newberry endowments, grants, gifts, and consortia, as well as partnerships with other institutions and scholarly organizations. The deadline for long-term fellowships is November 15th; the deadline for short-term fellowships is December 15th.
Deadline: August 15, 2018
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Friday, 2 November 2018
The Graduate Center - City University of New York
In 1952, in his essay on the Goethian idea of Weltliteratur, Erich Auerbach stated that “our philological home is the earth: it can no longer be the nation. The most priceless and indispensable part of a philologist’s heritage is still his own nation’s culture and language. Only when he is first separated from this heritage, however, and then transcends it does it become truly effective.” The essay ends with the idea that the spirit [Geist] is not national, and that the one who thinks of the world entirely as a place of exile can “earn a proper love of the world.” Auerbach’s crowning Mimesis was, of course, written from Istanbul, while he was in exile during the second World War. A masterpiece within our discipline of Comparative Literature, Mimesis is a critical example of how displacement might be that which enables the very act of comparison itself.
The situation of encounter necessitated by displacement moreover requires the overcoming of the limits of specific languages. Exile, migration, and diaspora - all are concrete, traumatic experiences of displacement that have fed and enriched literary and artistic productions. Not only physical, however, displacement can also be metaphorical. In different times and places, while in externally mandated or self-imposed exile, writers have had ambivalent feelings towards their ethnicity and nationality, against which time after time they have answered with impulses to cosmopolitanism and nomadism. Edward Said (1983) frames this phenomenon within what he calls the ‘worldliness’ of literature, bringing to the foreground the twofold essence of literature. On the one hand, its temporal and earthly dimension; on the other hand, its capacity to transcend a specific context to create new connections, to reshape territories, and to rethink borders. In this conference, we wish to explore how and to what extent the experience of displacement challenges writers and artists to deepen the relationship between ‘otherness’ and the ‘self,’ and consequently, to break down self-other cultural essentialism: the idea that people and things have natural characteristics that are inherent and unchanging.
Displacement is likewise an affect, that internal feeling out-of-place with one’s surroundings or with the accepted or taken-for-granted. Being in the position of displacement, either physically or metaphorically, can lead to isolation, but can also lead to the impetus to community. When displaced we are thrown into a crisis of identity-forming and world-making - when the world is at odds with us, we must make our own worlds within and without. Affects of displacement enable for and indeed necessitate the creation of alternative identities and communities. Counter-cultures flourish in the interstices and resist the norm. We are interested in aesthetic pushings against the constraints of the norm compelled by displacement, individuals and communities formed from the position of the physically or metaphorically displaced and their cultural production. New paths of thought are forged when set against the grain.
Further, displacement also figures into the formal features of world-making in art and literature as well. Works like Monique Truong’s 2003 The Book of Salt restitute the lives of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas from the perspective of Bình, their Vietnamese cook, displacing the location of queerness. Marcel Duchamp’s readymades displace originals through reuse, duplication, and disfigurement. From Deleuze and Guattari’s Toward a Minor Literature, we can ground a consideration of the value, significance, and function of the minor in literature. How does the borrowing of or carving from major elements lend itself to the minor in the novel or in other aesthetic productions? How does formal displacement in literature constitute itself as perspective, genre, setting, character, etc.? And beyond formal elements of narrative and art, how do the algorithms that shadow and shape our lives today created by companies like Amazon and Facebook reshape or displace conventional notions of literary canonicity, and our appreciation of literature, and what types of texts are readily available and lauded?
We welcome proposals working in a variety of disciplines including literature, philosophy, gender studies, art, history, anthropology, film. We are looking for papers that address (but are by no means limited to) the following topics:
- Literatures of exile
- Literature of migration
- Literatures of diaspora, diaspora studies
- Displacement and post/colonial studies
- Displaced communities and isolation
- Outsiders and the process of becoming embraced by people/states/others
- Mad culture; mental health communities; altered thoughts
- The subaltern and displacement
- Trans theory; politics of passing
- Queer theory; failure, temporality, and displacement
- Meaning across translations
- Neurodiversity (autism; schizophrenia)
- Affects of displacement - Narratological balance between majors and minors
- Displacement necessitating world-making and functioning as a method for creating art works (ie. Duchamp’s Fountain)
Please send us a 300 word abstract for a 15 minute presentation and a 50 word bio, including your current affiliation, by August 15 2018. The title of the paper, presenter’s name, affiliation, e-mail address, and a brief bio should appear on a cover sheet, as well as any requests for technical equipment. Accepted speakers will be notified by September 10, 2018.
Please email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct questions to:
Ariel Leutheusser, PhD student in Comparative Literature, email@example.com
Anna Chichi, PhD student in Comparative Literature (Italian Specialization), firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Campbell, PhD student in Comparative Literature, email@example.com
44th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Friday, October 26, 2018
Call for Papers
"Built Environments and Performances of Power"
Current graduate students and recent graduates in art history and related disciplines are invited to submit a 350-word abstract and a CV for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2018 (deadline extended).
See here for more information.
Government and Governance from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance: Representation and Reality
45th Annual New England Medieval Conference
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Saturday, 17 November, 2018
- Amy Appleford (Boston University), “Governing Bodies in Late Medieval London”
- Jonathan Lyon (University of Chicago), “Was There a Difference between Lordship and Governance in Late Medieval Germany?”
The New England Medieval Consortium seeks abstracts for papers that consider questions and problems inherent in organizing sophisticated societies from late antiquity through the Renaissance. Submissions are welcome from all fields of scholarly study including but not limited to history, literature, philosophy, theology, numismatics, art history, and manuscript studies. Government and governance are understood for the purposes of this conference to include all aspects of human organization from neighborhood associations and guilds to kingdoms and empires, and from parishes and priories to the papacy. Possible areas of inquiry include corruption, patronage, ethics, reform, institutional structures, bureaucracy, propaganda, jurisdiction, rights, and obligations.
Please send an abstract of 250 words and a CV to David Bachrach (David.Bachrach@unh.edu) via email attachment. Abstracts are due by July 21, 2018.
Estudios de Historia de España
Instituto de Historia de España of Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Estudios de Historia de España, biannual online magazine of the Instituto de Historia de España of Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, calls to the academic community to submit their articles, monographics and book reviews.
The proposals, adapted to the publication rules attached will be topic and subject free, and may refer to the Spanish history and culture in their various eras and from all disciplines and perspectives; accepted languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English and French.
For more information, see here.
Symposia: The Journal of Religion
University of Toronto's Symposia: The Journal of Religion is issuing an open call for papers for the special 10th anniversary edition of the journal. Articles from all disciplines addressing religion and religious studies are welcome. We also invite book reviews and op-eds related topics in religious studies. All submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review process and this edition of the journal is set to be published in autumn of 2018.
Please contact us with any questions regarding the journal or your submission, and consult our website for submission details and formatting requirements: http://symposia.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/symposia/about
New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age
Call for Papers for The Heroic Age special issue (2018)
Guest Editors: Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University) and Mary Kate Hurley (Ohio University)
The Heroic Age, a digital peer-reviewed journal, seeks submissions for a special issue on “New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age” which will run from 1 January 2018 through 31 December 2018.
We are accepting submissions from graduate students, postdoctoral, and junior or early-stage scholars (pre-tenure or equivalent NTT faculty experience) working in any discipline with a focus on Northwestern Europe in the period covered by the journal, c. 300-1200 CE.; we will also consider comparative approaches that examine a Northwestern European topic against another geographical area. We welcome articles of 7,000 words (inclusive of bibliography and endnotes) and essays of 3,000 words. Submissions do not necessarily have to focus on feminist issues, although they should demonstrate a feminist approach (women’s studies, gender/ queer studies, & etc.) to the question(s) being addressed.
Submission guidelines and style requirements for The Heroic Age can be found here.The Heroic Age operates on a rolling submissions basis, and the submissions period for 2018 is now open. Queries are welcome if you are unsure as to whether your project is suitable for this issue, and queries, article, and essay submissions should be sent to the guest editors: MElmes@lindenwood.edu and email@example.com.
Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Call for Journal Submissions
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.
If you are interested in proposing a special issue for 2018 and beyond, please contact Lynn Ransom, Managing Editor.
Arcanum Special Issue
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.
Rutgers Art Review
Deadline: September 15, 2018
Rutgers Art Review, a journal of graduate research in art history, hereby invites all current graduate students, as well as professionals who have completed their doctoral degree within the past year, to submit papers for its 36th edition.
Papers may address all topics and historical periods within the history of art and architecture, visual and material culture, art theory and criticism, aesthetics, film, and photography. Interdisciplinary studies concerning art and architecture written by students in other fields are also welcome. To be considered for publication, submissions must present original contributions to existing scholarship and conform to our submission guidelines. We encourage authors to ask a faculty member to review their paper before submission.
We also invite authors to submit digital humanities projects for consideration. We seek submissions that address important art historical questions with the help of digital tools. Of particular interest are digital projects that use computational methods, mapping, networking, and/or 3D modeling to analyze and interpret art historical materials. Authors of digital humanities projects must include an additional paragraph in their abstract detailing the functionality of their digital resource and its impact on their paper’s claims.
For more information, including submission guidelines, please visit: http://rar.rutgers.edu.
Please submit all required materials in a single PDF file by the deadline of SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 to Brigid Boyle, Franchesca Fee, and Virginia McBride, Editors, Rutgers Art Review, firstname.lastname@example.org
Heckman Research Stipends
Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota
Heckman Stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund, are awarded semi-annually. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are available each year. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again.
The program is specifically intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.
Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by November 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.
Applicants are asked to provide:
- a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $2,000)
- a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words)
- an updated curriculum vitae
- a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by an advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant's work
Please send all materials as email attachments to: email@example.com, with “Heckman Stipend” in the subject line. Questions about the Stipends may be sent to the same address.
California Rare Book School: History of the Book, Live Online
The History of the Book, a freely available course book based materials in UCLA’s Special Collections is now live online: http://hob.gseis.ucla.edu
The project is meant to be a pedagogical resource—serving as an introductory overview, but also, as an ongoing project of classes taught in the Information Studies Department. Students will be invited to contribute to the project over time, building an extensive resource for study in this field as well as aggregation of resources for research. Chapters can be printed as pdf or read online. Exhibits exist only online.
The History of the Book is a networked resource focused on the production and reception of materials related to the history of the book and literacy technologies, broadly conceived. This ongoing project is being developed by Professor Johanna Drucker, working with staff and students based at UCLA to provide an online environment for research and learning. The project is pedagogical in its aims, but also, in its method. Some of the exhibit materials were developed by students in the MLIS program in Information Studies at UCLA, and some by faculty or research scholars. We have partners in other institutions, and welcome queries and contributions to the development of this site ahead. In this beta version, we are introducing three exhibits and an outline for what will be a coursebook for an introductory series of lessons. We have made every effort to proof and check the content, but if you find errors of fact or judgment, we would very much appreciate your contacting us with suggestions for correction.
Manuscripts on my Mind
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. 23, January 2018, is now available to be accessed on the journal's website. See back issues here.
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.
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.
Publication Announcement 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 further 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.
Medieval Clothing and Textiles 12
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.
Les Enluminures Blog
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.
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.
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.
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):
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 Virgin 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 childhood 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 journey 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.
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 Aethelthryth. Read more on the publisher's website.
...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:
Medieval Academy Newsletter
News items can be read on the MAA blog.
Facsimile of Moore Bede Released
ISAS colleagues will be pleased to know that Cambridge University Library has released a full digital facsimile of the Moore Bede (CUL Kk.5.16) which is — almost certainly — the earliest copy of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum made not so very long after Bede's death in 735.
The direct link to the facsimile is here: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-KK-00005-00016/1
Lambeth Palace Library Greek MS Descriptive Catalogue
...is now freely accessible online: http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/content/greek
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, 129.1, 2017) is now available online: http://mefrm.revues.org/
Codex Eyckensis and a 10th century Gospel Book digitized by the Museums Department of Maaseik in Belgium
Press Release: Codex Eyckensis
The Sciola Grant for Research in Italy
Sponsored by the Diana M. Sciola Endowment for Excellence to support research on Catholic Tradition and Italian Artistic Culture
The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) invites those undergraduates and graduate students in all Arts and Letters disciplines whose research interests address the impact of Catholic traditions upon Italian artistic culture to submit proposals to the Sciola Grant Program. In order to be eligible for funding, research must take place in Italy. The Sciola Family Endowment supports projects that study the various ways in which the Catholic tradition has influenced the visual arts, theatre, architecture, fashion, music, cinema, literature, design, culinary arts and photography throughout the ages.
A double-spaced, 3-page proposal, budget, and a letter of recommendation are required of both undergraduates and graduates. Proposals should make clear the connection between Catholic tradition and the artistic expression under study.
For details concerning the submission of applications as well as post-grant requirements, see UROP Proposal Requirements for Academic Year & Summer Submissions. Undergraduates must upload their application materials to UrApply (including health form and parental consent); graduate students should email their completed applications, along with a Sciola Grant Proposal Cover Sheet, to Therese Blacketor.
See Grant Post-Award Requirements for the required final report guidelines.
Maximum award $2,500. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis.
Loveden Hill Urn 3D model now online
Colleagues with research and teaching interests in early Old English, runeology, material culture, archaeology, or digital humanities, may be interested in a small project on the Loveden Hill cremation urn which has just been completed by colleagues in Leicester and Nottingham (Martin Findell), with Dominic Powlesland (The Landscape Research Centre) and the generous support of the Trustees of the British Museum and the Museum's Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory.
Using digital photogrammetry, Dominic has created a dynamic 3D model of this 6th C cremation urn, which carries one of the earliest examples of written Old English, in runic script. The module is hosted on the British Museum's Sketchfab site and is free and accessible to all. You can view it at 3 resolutions, (LD, SD, HD – low, standard, high), and the files are small enough for you to view it in HD on your mobile phone (something to impress even your high-tech students). Annotations have been provided, but you can switch these off using the tools in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
The short URL to the site is here: https://skfb.ly/IYCq
The model allows you to rotate the pot, as if you were holding it – which is what you need to do to read the inscription, and – indeed – to have written it in the first place. The model should therefore enable a more sophisticated contextual analysis of the inscription than hitherto possible, alongside the linguistic and graphic analysis of the runes (indeed, this will form part of Martin Findell's forthcoming book, arising from his Impact of Diasporas project). The potential of this type of technology for creating and sharing research and teaching tools is plain to see.
Dominic, Martin and I have written a blog for those of you interested in the methods used to create the model, and for more information about the pot and the inscription. This can be found on the LRC website: http://www.landscaperesearchcentre.org/wp/?p=92 . Here you can also download two PDF files. These contain scaleable, dynamic versions of the model, so that you can measure it, create cross sections, and use the model off-line.
Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources now freely available online
The project is delighted to announce that the text of the DMLBS has been made available under license to the Logeion project hosted by the University of Chicago and is now accessible via the Logeion interface at http://logeion.uchicago.edu/.
The Logeion interface, which does not require a subscription of any kind, allows searching of all its many dictionaries by headword. (More advanced forms of searching across the DMLBS text are available via the subscription-based Brepolis.net platform.) We very much hope that this new way of accessing the dictionary will be appreciated by medieval scholars across the world. We would, of course, encourage users nevertheless to buy a copy of the printed dictionary as well!
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.
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