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CFP: Ohio Medieval Colloquium Meeting
Nov. 4, 2017
The Fall meeting will take place on November 4, 2017 from 10:30-4:30. Many thanks to our host, Kent State University, Tuscarawas.
We welcome papers and works in progress related to this Fall’s theme, “Race and Otherness.” Please feel free to construe the theme broadly: we welcome your work in a diversity of disciplinary perspectives, time periods, and regions of the medieval world. Also welcome are papers considering the debates about race and inclusion within the classroom and the field itself.
Please email paper proposals and equipment needs to one of the OMC co-chairs:
Gabrielle Parkin, Case Western Reserve University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Erwin, Wilmington College: email@example.com
CFP: “Vagantes” (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities)
(March 22 - March 24)
Deadline: November 3
The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies is currently seeking paper abstracts on any topic related to the Middle Ages.The conference will take place from at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.
Beyond Words: The Unknowable and the Unutterable in early modernity
Friday 1st June 2018,
CREMS, University of York
This conference will explore the parameters of the Unknowable and the Unutterable in early modernity. It will range across the theological, the literary and the scientific, to attend to what early modern thinkers deemed beyond what they could find words for. If this apophatic inheritance – the language of what can’t be said - was a theological-mystical mode of thinking, what happened to it in the post-reformation climate of thought? Did natural philosophy understand the knowable limits of nature in the manner of the apophatic? How did emergent science negotiate the edges of what could be thought? What uses did early modern writers find for the apophatic traditions, Dionysius, Cusa, or John Scotus Eriugena? How did early modern poetry attend to the ineffable and that which was beyond words? The conference invites papers on the unknowable, the unutterable, the unthinkable and the unsayable, all broadly considered, in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, whether English or European.
Keynote speaker: William Franke (Vanderbildt)
Author of ‘On What Cannot be Said’ and ‘A Philosophy of the Unsayable’ (among others).
Please send abstracts (c. 250 words) to Kevin Killeen (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday 10th November (or send expressions of interest).
This symposium is part of the lax and diffuse Thomas Browne Seminar series
CFP: Newberry Long- and Short-Term Fellowships
Deadline: November 15 (Long-Term) and December 15 (Short-Term)
The Newberry Library's long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library's collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.
We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry's collection to apply for our many fellowship opportunities:
Long-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars for continuous residence at the Newberry for periods of 4 to 9 months; the stipend is $4,200 per month. Applicants must hold a PhD by the application deadline in order to be eligible. Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the fellowship program. The deadline for long-term fellowships is November 15.
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months; unless otherwise noted the stipend is $2,500 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry's collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. The deadline for short-term opportunities is December 15.
Many of the Newberry's fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines, please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to email@example.com.
Short-Term Fellowships at the Harry Ransom Center, 2018–2019
As the new(ish) Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at the Harry Ransom Center, I would like to invite you to apply for one of our short-term research fellowships.
At the moment, we are accepting applications for the 2018–2019 year. The submission deadline is November 15, 2017 at 5:00pm CST. For details and application instructions, visit: http://budurl.com/rm2n
We will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.
With the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, all applicants must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.
The fellowship itself is quite flexible, with terms ranging from one to three months, with stipends of $3,500 per month (domestic) or $4,000 per month (international). Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships provide stipends of $2,000 (domestic) or $2,500 (international). Fellowship residencies may be scheduled between June 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019. During the fellowship, scholars will work on-site at the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.
Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. Since the fellowship program's inauguration in 1990, the Ransom Center has supported the research of more than 1,000 scholars from around the world.
Questions about the fellowship program or application procedures should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about how the Ransom Center’s collections might support your research, I would encourage you to email our great reference team: email@example.com.
Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
June 18-20, 2018
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri
The plenary speakers for this year will be Geoffrey Parker of The Ohio State University, and Carole Hillenbrand of the University of St Andrews.
The Symposium is held annually on the beautiful midtown campus of Saint Louis University. On-campus housing options include affordable, air-conditioned apartments as well as a luxurious boutique hotel. Inexpensive meal plans are available, and there is also a wealth of restaurants, bars, and cultural venues within easy walking distance of campus.
While attending the Symposium participants are free to use the Vatican Film Library, the Rare Book and Manuscripts Collection, and the general collection at Saint Louis University's Pius XII Memorial Library.
The Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern world are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. Scholarly organizations are especially encouraged to sponsor proposals for complete sessions.
The deadline for all submissions is December 31. Decisions will be made in January and the final program will be published in February.
For more information or to submit your proposal online go to: http://smrs.slu.edu
Notre Dame - A. W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellowship in Medieval Studies
The Medieval Institute offers a fellowship for a junior faculty scholar in Medieval Studies, made possible through the generous response of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to a challenge grant awarded to Notre Dame by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This Fellowship is designed for junior faculty who currently hold a position in a United States university as an assistant professor. It is open to qualified applicants in all fields of Medieval Studies. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at Notre Dame's famed Medieval Institute during the academic year. The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holders to complete research and writing on a book manuscript in advance of tenure.
Notre Dame Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the aquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies. This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with a completed doctorate whose research deals with some aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas.
The application deadline for both of these is Feb. 1st. See here for details.
Introduction to the digital cataloguing of manuscripts
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
Consult the Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies website for registration deadlines and publication information.
CFP: Texts and Contexts ( Ohio State University, Columbus, OH)
(October 26-27, 2018)
Texts and Contexts is an annual conference held on the campus of the Ohio State University devoted to Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, incunables and early printed texts in Latin and the vernacular languages. The conference solicits papers particularly in the general discipline of manuscript studies, including palaeography, codicology, reception and text history. In addition to the general papers (of roughly 20 minutes), the conference also hosts the Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture, established in memory of the late Virginia Brown, who taught paleography at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for some 40 years. We also welcome proposals for sessions of two to three papers which might treat a more focused topic. Please send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for abstracts: TBA.