Below are links to information submitted by medievalist colleagues both in and 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 Periodically, outdated postings will be deleted, but readers are encouraged to check deadline information carefully.
Fellowship at Käte Hamburger Kolleg Münster "Legal Unity and Pluralism" (EViR)
If there are any doctoral graduates at the Medieval Institute who are interested in the legal aspects of Late Antiquity / the Middle Ages, they are welcome to apply for 6-12-month postdoctoral fellowships at our Kolleg (the next call will be issued in spring 2022, and we are particularly looking for researchers on medieval topics: https://www.uni-muenster.de/EViR/en/index.html. Contact Sophia Mösch for details at email@example.com.
Study in Greece during 2022-2023 with American School of Classical Studies at Athens Programs and Fellowships
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for students and senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the medieval to modern Greek world, as well as the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR AND SUMMER PROGRAMS)
STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: For advanced graduate students who plan to pursue independent 9-month (Sept. to May) research projects and do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: ROLLING
ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the ASCSA with a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one full academic year as a Student Associate Member and plan to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertations. Advanced Fellowships fields awarded by the School include one each in art and architecture of antiquity, history of architecture, Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology, and the study of pottery; and three unrestricted as to field. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2022.
WIENER LABORATORY PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2023-2025
Two-year funding for individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program who have passed all qualifying exams and have an approved Ph.D. proposal pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $20,000 for 12 months. Call for applications will open fall 2022.
MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY, SUMMER 2023: Graduate students and professors in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide. Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Up to twelve scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023.
TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY
COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE: Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Submit online application to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2022.
MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.
PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members in attendance at the ASCSA for the entire academic year. Maximum grant of $1,000 or lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece and Italy to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022. Compensation for travel that transpired during the prior fall and winter terms or planned for the spring term of the 2021-2022 academic year will be considered. DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2022.
FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
WIENER LABORATORY POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2023-2026
Three-year funding for individuals who have received their Ph.D. within the last seven (7) years pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. Call for applications will open fall 2022.
WIENER LABORATORY PROGRAMMATIC POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR 2024-2027: Three-year funding for individuals who have received their Ph.D. and have a demonstrable record of research and publication directly relevant to the project. Eligibility limited to any archaeological project affiliated with the ASCSA, current and former permit holders. Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. Call for applications will open fall 2023.
For more information about each program or fellowships, please visit https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s online vHMML Museum goes live
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.
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):
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
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