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 Periodically, outdated postings will be deleted, but readers are encouraged to check deadline information carefully.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

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/

See the attached pdf here for a list of all the fellowships and funding opportunities at the ASCSA.

The deadline is January 15, 2017 for most ASCA fellowships.

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

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

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $2,000)
  • a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words)
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by an advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant's work

Please send all materials as email attachments to: fellowships@hmml.org, with “Heckman Stipend” in the subject line.

Questions about the Stipends may be sent to the same address.

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library | Saint John’s University P.O. Box 7300 | 2835 Abbey Plaza | Collegeville, MN 56321 | Phone: 320-363-2741 | Fax: 320-363-3222 | www.hmml.org

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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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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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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.

The Newberry Library is now accepting applications for 2018-19 fellowships. The library's long-standingfellowship program provides outstanding scholars the time, space, and community required to pursueinnovative and ground-breaking scholarship. Fellows have access to the Newberry's wide-ranging andrare collections, in addition to a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians.

The following short-term fellowships are a few intended specifically to support scholars working onprojects in medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies:

  • Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Fellowship, which is only
    available to scholars at consortium member institutions
  • Charles Montgomery Gray Fellowship gives preference to scholars working in the early modern
    period or Renaissance, as well as in English history, legal history, or European history
  • Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel Joint Fellowship provides an additional month of
    support for scholars to consult materials at both the Newberry and the HAB.

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 has passed.
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)

5th Annual Medieval Studies Colloquium
“Land, Law and Literature”
University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 6-7, 2018

The two days of the Colloquium will include four structured panels of presentations, two lunch workshops, as well as two keynote speakers: Professor Thomas McSweeney (William & Mary) and Professor Scott Thompson Smith (Penn State). A reception will conclude the Colloquium on Saturday afternoon, for casual conversation and follow-up questions to the presenters and keynote speakers.

We invite abstracts for 20 minute papers from graduate and advanced undergraduate students on topics relating to the Middle Ages, including topics relating to Late Antiquity and the early Renaissance. Papers should be in English and will be followed by 10 minutes for discussion. This year’s topic and keynote presentations center around issues of law, land and literature, but submissions on all topics of medieval interest are encouraged.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words to gams@rso.wisc.edu for consideration. See the call for papers for more information.

The submission deadline is January 31, 2018.

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Superstition and Magic in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods
Princeton Medieval Studies graduate student conference
Princeton University

April 20, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Bailey

Interested graduate students should submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Sonja Andersen and Jonathan Martin at superstition2018@gmail.com.

For full details, see the Call for Papers.

The submission deadline is February 15, 2018.

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Catastrophe! Living and Thinking Through the End Times
16th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Indiana University Bloomington

March 30-31, 2018

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for the 16th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled “Catastrophe! Living and Thinking Through the End Times” hosted by the English Department at Indiana University Bloomington, March 30-31, 2018.

This conference aims to interrogate politics, rhetoric, and representations of catastrophe, disaster, apocalypse, and trauma. We aim to address not only these terms individually, but also their entanglements across historical moments and geographical locations.

How do we define and delimit catastrophe or disaster? What are the differences and similarities between trauma and disaster? What is the temporality of catastrophe and how do we imagine it? How does one teach through catastrophe or teach disaster? How is catastrophe coopted for political ends? How can we describe the catastrophic relationship between humans and the environment? How is apocalypse and cataclysm represented in art and literature? How do we think about beginnings in the end times? What kinds of historical representations surround or engage cataclysm and apocalypse? How do we categorize or frame the genres of apocalyptic and prophetic writings? What are the differences between personal, public, or global trauma? How does catastrophe encourage us to think interdisciplinarily?

We invite submissions from all disciplines addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:

● Rhetoric of catastrophe, rhetoric of trauma

● Holocaust studies, genocide studies

● Ecocriticism, environmental studies, slow violence

● Prophetic representations, Theology, Eschatology, Rapture

● Colonialism, Post-colonialism, Anthropocene

● Late Capitalism, Modernity, Post-modernity

● Virtual disasters, Technology and Hacking

● Posthumanism, cyborgs, alien invasion, and mutation

● Reproductive rights, gender and sexuality studies

● Science Studies, Plague and Disease, Nuclearity, Biopolitics

● Dystopia, post-apocalyptic, science fiction studies

● Aesthetics and affects of disaster and trauma

● Psychoanalysis, trauma studies

● Women and gender studies

● Queer potentials of cataclysms

● Theater, drama, Late Style, Eventness

● Childhood studies

● Political movements, media, fascism, BLM, Antifa

● Survivalism, Dooms-Day Preppers

● Pedagogy, analysis as survival

We invite proposals for individual scholarly papers, creative works, and panels organized by topic. Please submit (both as an attachment and in the body of the email) an abstract of no more than 250 words along with the following personal details: name, institutional affiliation, degree level, email, and phone number to iugradconference@gmail.com.

This conference is generously supported by the Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Department of American Studies, Department of History, and the Cultural Studies Program.

The deadline is December 17, 2017.

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Vulnerability: 10th Annual Medievalists @ Penn Graduate Conference
Keynote Speaker: Masha Raskolnikov, Cornell University
Saturday, March 17th 2018, University of Pennsylvania

This conference aims to think of vulnerability as a state of being that precedes but does not necessarily entail violence, a condition that is temporalized, oriented toward a future that is potentially hazardous. To be vulnerable is to be under threat. What are the methods by which the Middle Ages constructed and maintained states of vulnerability? As a corollary, if we think of vulnerability as entailing threat, what are the methods by which people or things are constructed as threats? What did it mean for medieval people to be living under threat?

We invite 15-20 minute papers from a wide range of scholarly disciplines, including History, Art History, Musicology, Literary Studies, Religious Studies, Critical Race Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • The construction of race and alterity
  • Gendered vulnerability and issues of care or protection
  • Ecological threat and disaster
  • Class, resource scarcity, and economic precarity
  • (Dis)Ability and illnessTrials, court cases, and legal actions
  • War and political conflict
  • Heresy and threats posed by religious orthodoxy
  • Vulnerable and damaged material texts or objects
  • The positions of medievalists in modern society

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words as attachments to pennmedieval@gmail.com. Submissions should include your name, paper title, email, and institutional and departmental affiliation. Papers will be due March 10, 2018 for distribution to faculty respondents.

The deadline is January 15, 2018.

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Exploring Resistance through Medieval and Early Modern Culture
The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 16-17, 2018

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference,"Exploring Resistance through Medieval and Early Modern Culture,”at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 16-17, 2018 with keynote lectures by:Carla Della Gatta (USC) and Kathryn Schwarz (Vanderbilt) and panel responses from the medieval and early modern faculty at the University of Michigan.

The challenge to resist structures of oppression both within and beyond the academy is particularly exigent in our current moment. From nearly unavoidable discussions of religion and totalitarian rule, medieval and early modern scholarship has a rich tradition of focusing on the restrictions a society can face and the resistance movements and revolts that result from circumscription. Enriching our discussions of religion, sovereignty, discourses, institutions, etc. more recent work has acknowledged the necessary inclusion of gender, sexuality, race, empire, class, and ethnicity. Kathryn Schwarz, for example, urges us to reconsider our thoughts on women’s willful participation in patriarchal agendas. For her, female conformity in the early modern period can function as a destabilizing and threatening force to ‘heterosocial hierarchy.’ Carla Della Gatta, with a keen interest in the cultural-linguistic divide, uses her training in early modern drama to analyze contemporary Latinx-themed Shakespearean productions. More, her work questions the security of the “ivory tower” and examines the effects of institutional reform and the current political climate on the Humanities and the teaching profession.

Inspired by these scholars, we want to expand the dialogue on medieval and early modern forms of resistance. This year’s conference provides an occasion for us to think through the role of medieval and early modern humanities scholarship in wider resistance efforts. We will ask: What forms did resistance take in the medieval and early modern world? How can research on medieval and early modern topics broaden our understanding of resistance as a concept? How can it aid us in enacting resistance through our scholarship? How can thinking about artifacts, institutions, and representations from these periods help us engage more effectively in resistance today? What methods, spaces, and conceptual tools can help us resist, or understand resistance, through our work in medieval and early modern studies?

We invite fifteen-minute presentations by graduate students in any discipline that engage productively with the concept of resistance. Relevant projects might address one or more of the following topics:

·Discourses and institutions
· Print, media, censorship
· Religion, conversion, heresy
· Art, literature, representation
· Law and criminality
· Nation, location, sovereignty
· State formation, jurisprudence
· Science, technology, natural law
· Sexuality, chastity
· Empire, race, slavery
· Revolution, reform
· Language and translation
· Pain, pleasure

This conference will also include a special session co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Drama Interest Group, "Performance Studies and Resistance." Abstracts for this session may:
· Examine sites of critical resistance in the intersections of medieval and early modern performance studies and performance studies more broadly.
· Map moments of resistance in and around medieval and early modern performances.
· Offer resistance to entrenched assumptions or practices in medieval and early modern performance studies.

Please submit 250-300 word abstracts papers to the Early Modern Colloquium with the subject line “EMC Conference.”

The deadline is December 31, 2017.

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Medieval Weathers: A Symposium on Meteorological Phenomena in Medieval English Literature
King's College, University of London
July 7, 2018

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on literary/cultural representations of weather and its effects from across the Middle Ages. Ecocritical perspectives are particularly welcome.

For more information, see the call for papers.

Please send titles and proposals of 250 words to Corinne Dale and Michael J. Warren at medievalecocriticisms@outlook.com.

The deadline is January 8, 2018.

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Making a Spectacle: Audience and the Art of Engagement
8th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium
Organized by the Rutgers University Art History Graduate Student Organization (AHGSO)

Friday April 20, 2018
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Alexander Library, Pane Room
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Keynote Speaker: Professor Bridget Alsdorf, Princeton University

“The spectacle is not a collection of images; rather, it is a social relationship between people that is mediated by images.” – Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle, 1967

What is spectacle and how do we represent it? What is at stake in these representations? How does spectacle operate in different spaces and eras? For centuries, artists and critical thinkers have reflected on the nature of spectacle and its role within society. In a famous philosophical text, French theorist Guy Debord offered one possible definition, which highlights the impact of visual culture on communal relations. His observation remains equally relevant today, in a world saturated with images and divertissements that clamor for our attention and influence the ways we interact with each other.

With this surfeit in mind, the Rutgers University Art History Graduate Student Organization invites proposals that address any of the above-mentioned questions. Abstracts are welcome from all historical periods, geographical areas, and cultural, theoretical, and methodological perspectives. Submissions within the fields of art and architectural history, archaeology, history, and visual and material culture will be considered for 20-minute presentations in English. After the symposium, one paper will be selected for publication in the 35th volume of the Rutgers Art Review (pending the outside reader review).

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pageants, parades, and processionsRole of ephemeral objects and architecture in processions
  • The ballet, theater, commedia dell’arte, and café-concert
  • Carnevale, festivals, world fairs, and other public events/exhibitions
  • Minstrelsy, masquerade, and racially charged forms of entertainment
  • Circus performers, saltimbanques, and street artists
  • The cultural phenomena of flânerie (strolling) and badauderie (gawking)
  • Panoramas, dioramas, and other technologies of spectacle
  • Performance art and audience participation
  • Public monuments and cultural heritage sites
  • Visitor engagement and display practices in museums
  • Advertising posters and other visual propaganda

Please send your abstract and a current CV here. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by January 15, 2018.

The deadline is December 30, 2017.

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Truth and Fiction
The International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)
June 28-30, 2018

In the wake of the US presidential election and the Brexit referendum, the Oxford English Dictionary chose the expression “post-truth” as its word of the year. This expression underlines the growing tendency to dismiss objective facts in favor of impulsive—and often prejudicial—feelings, frequently supported by “alternative facts.” The contentious relationship between the truth and lies, or truth and fiction, which is currently playing out in the public arena has, in fact, a long-standing legacy—one which can be traced back to the Middle Ages. For this reason, this year’s IMS conference seeks to investigate the variety of different approaches to truth and fiction that existed in the Middle Ages.

One possible avenue of inquiry concerns new ideas of Truth introduced by the Gregorian reforms. On a philosophical and doctrinal level, the idea of the infallibility of the Pope, the “Doctor of Truth,” was introduced by Gregory VII who, taking up the words of Christ, contended that he was the Truth (via, veritas, et vita). From a liturgical and sacramental point of view, on the other hand, we can study contemporary tenets of Eucharistic doctrine as a challenge to common sense as a mystery of human understanding—albeit articulated in rationalist terms. Papers thus might address the manner by which the Gregorian reforms placed the question of truth at the center of the demands of society: by constructing this “ideology of truth,” but also—and above all—by implementing mechanisms like preaching, which spread Truth to Christians, and confession, which introduced the obligation to speak the truth. We are particularly interested in the place and the role of Fictions in these devices (sermons, exempla, vita, etc.).

A second approach to this theme is through language, discourse and narrative forms that aimed to produce a supposed truth. We could examine the relationships between literature and history and their ambiguity with respect to the truth. For example, fictionalized historical narratives throughout the medieval period were frequently thought to be true because they provided a means of decrypting the social order. As John of Salisbury wrote, “even the lies of poets served the Truth.” Papers might explore relationships between truth and fiction through the lens of historical and literary genres (novels, epics, etc.) and the ‘truths’ they produced, placing special emphasis on the way that it was possible to believe the facts related in these works. The importance of these historico-literary fictions—what Paul Veyne called “doctrine in the face of facts”—might also be taken into account.

Law and rhetoric also construct notions of truth. Rhetoric permits the control of the relationship between the author and the audiences of a text and the establishment of the status of a text as veridic, among other things. It can even create direct links between music and words, using metaphor as a means of approaching the truth. Papers could consider, for instance, the virtuosity of the effects of Truth produced by the dictamen or even the quaestio scholastique as a method for establishing Truth with certitude, as well as the place of fiction within these new political languages.

Images throughout the medieval period play a fundamental role in the construction or undermining of truth(s). According to Augustine, the image is not truth, but rather a means of understanding Truth. For him, the work of art renders abstractions concrete using representations hat are both specific and individualized. What is the art object’s role in dispelling truth or decrying falsehoods? Through what formal and material means does it achieve either? Papers might consider the use and forms of medieval diagrams, the role of the art object in spiritual form, etc.

Finally, the conference aims to examine the origins and development of interrogative procedures in the medieval period, in that they illustrate relationships with the truth maintained by medieval societies. We are especially interested in the uses and status of fictive facts in inquisitorial trials, the manner that fictions were revealed during trials, or even how the participation of individuals in inquisitorial trials was viewed as an instrument of legitimization of power and as a way of acknowledging those individuals’ own truths and interpretations of facts.

This great diversity of themes opens participation to researchers working in a variety of different fields and coming from a variety of backgrounds: historians, art historians, musicologists, philosophers, literary scholars, specialists in auxiliary sciences (paleographers, epigraphists, codicologists, numismatists)… While we focus on medieval France, compelling submissions focused on other geographical areas that also fit the conference theme are welcomed. In bringing together such diverse proposals, the IMS conference seeks to take a new look at the notion of Truth, its articulations, and its relationship with Fiction in the medieval world.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words (in French or English) for a 20-minute paper should be sent to communications.ims.paris@gmail.com. Each proposal should be accompanied by full contact information, a CV, and a list of the audio-visual equipment required for the presentation.

Paper selections will be made by a scientific committee composed of Catherine Croizy-Naquet (Univ. Paris 3/CERAM), Marie Dejoux (Univ. Paris 1/LAMOP), Lindsey Hansen (IMS), Fanny Madeline (LAMOP/IMS), and Valerie Wilhite (Univ. of the Virgin Islands/IMS), as well as the members of the Board of Directors of the IMS. Please be aware that the IMS-Paris submissions review process is highly competitive and is carried out on a strictly anonymous basis.The selection committee will email applicants in mid-December to notify them of its decisions. Titles of accepted papers will be made available on the IMS-Paris website thereafter.

Authors of accepted papers will be responsible for their own travel costs and conference registration fees (35€ per person, 20€ for students, free for members of LAMOP and CERAM; 10€ membership dues for all participants).The IMS-Paris is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (French/English) organization that fosters exchanges between French and foreign scholars. For more than a decade, the IMS has served as a center for medievalists who travel to France to conduct research, work or study. For more information about the IMS-Paris and for past symposium programs, please visit our websites: www.ims-paris.org and https://imsparis.hypotheses.org.

IMS-Paris Graduate Student Prize:The IMS-Paris is pleased to offer one prize for the best paper proposal by a graduate student. Applications should consist of:1) a symposium paper abstract2) an outline of a current research project (PhD dissertation research)3) the names and contact information of two academic refereesThe prize-winner will be selected by the board and a committee of honorary members, and will be notified upon acceptance to the Symposium. An award of 350€ to support international travel/accommodation (within France, 150€) will be paid at the symposium.

The deadline for abstracts is November 24, 2017.


CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS (JOURNALS)

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 hurleym1@ohio.edu.

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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

ASCSA Summer Session

The Summer Session program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a six-week session designed for those who wish to become acquainted with Greece and its major monuments, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture from antiquity to the present.

The Director for the 2018 Summer Session (June 4 to July 18, 2018) is Professor Daniel B. Levine, University of Arkansas.

Eligibility: Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Enrollment is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking colleges, universities, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.

Format: The ASCSA Summer Session has provided the most extensive exposure to Greece, ancient and modern, for generations of students of Classics and related fields. It has a strong academic component with participants researching and presenting topics on site and offers unique opportunities to interact with archaeologists in the field. Roughly half of the session is spent in travel throughout Greece. Three trips of varying duration give the participant an introduction to the major archaeological sites and museum collections in North and Central Greece, the Peloponnese, and Crete. The remainder of the session is devoted to study of the museums and monuments of Athens and the surrounding area with day trips to such sites as Marathon, Sounion, and Eleusis. The Summer Session's commitment to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece's rich history leads to long days and extensive walking in the hot Mediterranean climate. Participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.

Cost: Fees for the 2018 program are $4,900. This includes tuition, room for the entire six-week period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant's responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of ASCSA scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, and many classical professional organizations have funding opportunities. More information here.

Application: More information and online application forms are available through the website. Applicants will complete an online application. Applicants are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application, and arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by January 15.

Application fee: $25.

Link to application. Web site. E-mail. All applicants will be notified by March 20.

The application deadline is January 15, 2018.

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ASCA Summer Seminars
American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture.

For full details and eligibility requirements, see the pdf and the ASCA website.

The application deadline is January 15, 2018.

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Horae Bambergenses. Latein in Europa von der Spätantike bis zur Renaissance
Kompakter Studienkurs für Studierende der Fächer Buchwissenschaft, Germanistik, Geschichte, Kunstgeschichte, Latein, Mittelalterstudien, Mittellatein, Romanistik & Philosophie sowieso für alle Interessierten (max. 5 ECTS)
Bamberg, Deutschland
(mit Gastvortrag von Dr. Bettina Wagner, Direktorin der Staatsbibliothek Bamberg)
March 5-9, 2018

Weitere Informationen und Hinweise zur Bewerbung finden Sie unter: http://www.mittellatein.phil.uni-erlangen.de/horae/horae.html und pdf.

The application deadline is Janury 15, 2018.

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8-Week Intensive Greek and Latin Summer School
University College Cork, Ireland

June 18 – August 9, 2018

For the 19th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum. Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well.The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.

See this pdf for more information.

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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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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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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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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