Sunday, October 23, 2011
Selected objects from the Staffordshire Hoard, entitled 'Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold from England's Dark Ages' will go on show at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC (1145 17th Street NW), from October 29, 2011 - March 6, 2012. Further details, including opening times and how to book tickets, are on the Staffordshire Hoard website - http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/?post_type=event&p=1696
The international Program Committee for the Digital Humanities 2012 conference (to be held at Hamburg, Germany) announces its last call for all proposals--proposals for posters, short papers, long papers, panels and pre-conference tutorials and workshops. The deadline is now just **two weeks away** on Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011, at 12 midnight GMT. Just a reminder that this is a firm deadline - please check your time zone in relation to GMT and leave plenty of time before the deadline for your submission. Submissions should be made through the DH 2012 conference ConfTool submission portal at https://secure.digitalhumanities.org. If you have previously used ConfTool to submit a paper, review papers, or register for Digital Humanities conference and cannot remember your user name, please contact us at dh2012 at digitalhumanities.org. If you cannot remember your password, the system will generate a new password for you. The full Call for Papers for both the main conference and pre-conference are available on the conference website at http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/
The 2012 Cleveland Symposium invites graduate submissions exploring the theme of fragmentation in the visual arts. This trope has manifested itself in a variety of ways in response to political, social, ideological, or aesthetic trends of a particular epoch. Students are encouraged to interpret this theme broadly, through avenues such as iconoclasm, revolution, political upheaval, physical fragmentation of materials, or particular aesthetic movements. We welcome submissions from graduate students in all stages of their studies and from all fields and geographic regions, ranging from ancient through contemporary art. We will also consider papers from a wide range of methodologies and approaches. A monetary prize will be awarded to the speaker who presents the most innovative research in the most successfully delivered paper. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words for papers of no longer than 20 minutes, along with a curriculum vitae or résumé, firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2011. Please include “Cleveland Symposium Submission” in the subject line of your email. Selected presenters will be notified by January 1,2012
Power and place in Later Roman and early medieval Europe: interdisciplinary perspectives on governance and civil organization*
Power and place in Later Roman and early medieval Europe: interdisciplinary perspectives on governance and civil organization* *UCL Institute of Archaeology, London. 10-12 November 2011* This conference will explore the background, origins, development and practice of later Roman and early medieval social and political institutions from a European comparative perspective. It will address questions of political participation, governance, and authority from the 3rd to the 11th centuries in England, Europe and the western Mediterranean, focussing especially on the chronology and landscape setting of political practices. In particular, the conference will explore continuities, contrasts and parallels between governance and civil organization in Roman and post-Roman contexts. Confirmed speakers include: Isabel Alfonso; John Baker; Keith Briggs; Stuart Brookes; Alexandra Chavaria; Adriana Ciesielska; Wendy Davies; Christine Delaplace; Stephen Driscoll; Werner Eck; Julio Escalona; Caroline Goodson; Helena Hamerow; John Hudson; Frode Iverson; Lars Jorgenson; Marie Ødegaard; Sue Oosthuizen; Levi Roach; Chris Scull; Heiki Valk The full programme can be viewed here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/research/projects/assembly/ConferenceProgramme There will also be a free public lecture on the topic of "Beheading, drowning and hanging: the archaeology of judicial killing in Anglo-Saxon England", given by Prof Andrew Reynolds, in the Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, on the evening of 11 Nov 2011. Posters are invited which address the following themes: · The development and chronology of civil organization and authority in Europe from the 3rd to the 11th centuries AD. · Places, political landscapes and human experience. · Identifying and Defining Political Landscapes: methods and problems. If you would like to present a poster, please provide a brief outline (200 words) to email@example.com, or send you poster by 1 Oct 2011 to Dr Stuart Brookes, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-4 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY Attendance costs £95 (£50 concessions) which includes tea, coffee and lunch for three days; day rate £40 (£20). Further details, as well as registration forms, can be found on the conference website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/research/projects/assembly/events Any enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. *UCL Institute of Archaeology, London. 10-12 November 2011* This conference will explore the background, origins, development and practice of later Roman and early medieval social and political institutions from a European comparative perspective. It will address questions of political participation, governance, and authority from the 3rd to the 11th centuries in England, Europe and the western Mediterranean, focussing especially on the chronology and landscape setting of political practices. In particular, the conference will explore continuities, contrasts and parallels between governance and civil organization in Roman and post-Roman contexts. Confirmed speakers include: Isabel Alfonso; John Baker; Keith Briggs; Stuart Brookes; Alexandra Chavaria; Adriana Ciesielska; Wendy Davies; Christine Delaplace; Stephen Driscoll; Werner Eck; Julio Escalona; Caroline Goodson; Helena Hamerow; John Hudson; Frode Iverson; Lars Jorgenson; Marie Ødegaard; Sue Oosthuizen; Levi Roach; Chris Scull; Heiki Valk The full programme can be viewed here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/research/projects/assembly/ConferenceProgramme There will also be a free public lecture on the topic of "Beheading, drowning and hanging: the archaeology of judicial killing in Anglo-Saxon England", given by Prof Andrew Reynolds, in the Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, on the evening of 11 Nov 2011. Posters are invited which address the following themes: · The development and chronology of civil organization and authority in Europe from the 3rd to the 11th centuries AD. · Places, political landscapes and human experience. · Identifying and Defining Political Landscapes: methods and problems. If you would like to present a poster, please provide a brief outline (200 words) to email@example.com, or send you poster by 1 Oct 2011 to Dr Stuart Brookes, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-4 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY Attendance costs £95 (£50 concessions) which includes tea, coffee and lunch for three days; day rate £40 (£20). Further details, as well as registration forms, can be found on the conference website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/research/projects/assembly/events Any enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: Hortulus Journal CFP: Space and Place in the Medieval Imagination From: "Hortulus"
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Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Special Call For Papers for Issue on Medieval Space and Place
SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR VOLUME 7, Issue 1: 1 March 2012
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed
journal devoted to the literature, history, and culture of the medieval
world. Published electronically twice a year, its mission is to present a
forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share their
ideas. Article submissions on the selected theme are welcome in any
discipline and period of Medieval Studies. We are also interested in book
reviews on recent works: interested reviewers should send a query,
indicating the book they would like to review.
Our upcoming issue will be devoted to representations and interpretations
of spatial order, and place as a socially constructed category, in the
art, chronicles, letters, literature, and music of the Middle Ages. Place
and space theories have manifested themselves in Medieval Studies recently
in a number of ways, from analysis of specific spaces and places, such as
gardens, forests, cities, and the court, to spatially theorized topics
such as travel narratives, nationalism, and the open- or closedness of
specific medieval cultural areas. Over an array of subjects, the spatial
turn challenges scholars to re-think how humans create the world around
them, through both physical and mental processes. Articles should explore
the meaning of space/place in the past by situating it in its precise
Possible article topics include, but are not limited to:
Medieval representations of spatial order
The sense of place in the construction of social identities
Mapping and spatial imagination
Topographies of meaningful places
Beyond the binary of center/periphery
Spatial policies of separation: ethnicity, religion, or gender
Travel and the sense of place
The idea of place in medieval religious culture
Intimate space, public place
Liminality and proximity as social categories
The 2011 issue of Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval
Studies will be published in May of 2012. All graduate students are
welcome to submit their articles and book reviews or send their queries
via email to email@example.com before March 1, 2012.
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies,www.hortulus.net
10th Annual Comitatus Conference on Medieval Studies: "North Atlantic Connections: Texts and Interpretations of the Medieval North"
10th Annual Comitatus Conference on Medieval Studies: "North Atlantic Connections: Texts and Interpretations of the Medieval North" Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Feb. 24–25, 2012 Keynote Speaker: Marianne E. Kalinke CAS Professor Emerita of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of _The Arthur of the North: Arthurian Literature in the Norse and Rus' Realms_ Call for Papers: We invite submissions of abstracts for papers on any topic that addresses cultural transmission and interaction in the medieval North Atlantic, from Nova Scotia to Scandinavia, from Iceland to Normandy. Presenters are welcome to discuss any period of the Middle Ages. Possible themes include: · North Atlantic political interactions. · Medieval Irish and Viking activity in North America. · Influence of intercultural violence on urban architecture. · Impact of cultural cross-pollination on daily life. · Literature, music, drama, and the visual arts. · Cultural interaction as a catalyst for social change. · Insular monastic evangelism. · The Viking role in the emergence of nationalism. · Spread of the British Arthur across the North. · Legal ramifications of North Atlantic cultural interaction. · The legacy of such medieval interactions on later eras. Please submit an abstract of approximately 200 words to Erin Kissick (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 15, 2011.
Symposium on Sortilege in Late Antiquity November 12-13, 2011 at Princeton University Sortilege, the practice of making decisions or foretelling the future by casting lots, was both widely practiced and at the same time highly contested in the Mediterranean world of Late Antiquity. While secular and ecclesiastical leaders often expressly prohibited such practices, lot divination proved resilient and even remained vibrant throughout the centuries. The symposium’s participants will analyze lot texts in their larger social-historical and religious contexts, especially against the backdrop of the classical Greek and Latin canon and the formation of the major book religions in the Mediterranean basin as well as their evolving bodies of sacred scriptures. Registration is free. Conference website: http://www.princeton.edu/~sortes/ William E. Klingshirn Professor and Chair of Greek and Latin The Catholic University of America
Call for Papers Vagantes 2012 March 29-31 Indiana University, Bloomington Vagantes is the largest conference in North America for graduate students studying the Middle Ages, and aims to provide an open dialogue among junior scholars from all fields of medieval studies. This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Shannon Gayk (Professor of English, Indiana University) and Professor Jordan L. Zweck (Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison). They will be joined by at least twenty-four student presenters and an audience of approximately 100 people. Vagantes emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship; each year, presenters from backgrounds as varied as Comparative Literature, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Anthropology, English, Philosophy, Manuscript Studies, Musicology, and Religious Studies come together to exchange ideas. In this manner, Vagantes fosters a sense of community for junior medievalists of diverse backgrounds, and because the conference does not have a registration fee, this community can flourish within the margins of a graduate student budget. Abstracts for twenty-minute papers are welcome from graduate students on all topics considering the Middle Ages. In keeping with the mission of Vagantes to advance interdisciplinary studies, we invite submissions in areas including but not limited to history, literature, art history, philosophy, religious studies, and musicology. Vagantes is sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America. Please email a brief vitae and abstract of no more than 300 words by October 25, 2011 to: Diane Fruchtman email@example.com For more information, find us on the web at www.vagantesconference.org. Download our flyer at: www.vagantesconference.org/VagantesCFP.pdf Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/Vagantes2012
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Call for Papers Vagantes 2012 March 29-31 Indiana University, Bloomington Vagantes is the largest conference in North America for graduate students studying the Middle Ages, and aims to provide an open dialogue among junior scholars from all fields of medieval studies. This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Shannon Gayk (Associate Professor of English, Indiana University) and Professor Jordan L. Zweck (Assistant Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison). They will be joined by at least twenty-four student presenters and an audience of approximately 100 people. Vagantes emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship; each year, presenters from backgrounds as varied as Comparative Literature, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Anthropology, English, Philosophy, Manuscript Studies, Musicology, and Religious Studies come together to exchange ideas. In this manner, Vagantes fosters a sense of community for junior medievalists of diverse backgrounds, and because the conference does not have a registration fee, this community can flourish within the margins of a graduate student budget. Abstracts for twenty-minute papers are welcome from graduate students on all topics considering the Middle Ages. In keeping with the mission of Vagantes to advance interdisciplinary studies, we invite submissions in areas including but not limited to history, literature, art history, philosophy, religious studies, and musicology. Vagantes is sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America. Please email a brief vitae and abstract of no more than 300 words by October 25, 2011 to: Diane Fruchtman firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, find us on the web at www.vagantesconference.org. Download our flyer at: www.vagantesconference.org/VagantesCFP.pdf Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/Vagantes2012
Please see below forthcoming seminars run by the Centre for e-Research. All take place in the Anatomy Theatre & Museum, King's College London (for directions see http://atm.kcl.ac.uk/location) and are followed by drinks. All welcome. Wednesday 5 October 18:00 'Digital Humanities Centers and the New Humanities' Neil Fraistat, University of Maryland http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/events/fraistat.aspx Tuesday 11 October 18:15 'Webometric Analyses of Social Web Texts: Case Studies Twitter and YouTube' Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/events/seminars/webometrics.aspx Tuesday 25 October 18:15 'BBC Genome Project' Andy O’Dwyer, BBC Research http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/events/seminars/bbcgenome.aspx Tuesday 8 November 18:15 'Watching the Detectives: Using digital forensic techniques to investigate the digital persona' Gareth Knight, King’s College London http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/events/seminars/digforensics.aspx Tuesday 22 November 18:15 'Documenting and Exploring Material Surface Features with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)' Kathryn Piquette, UCL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/events/seminars/materialsurface.aspx Tuesday 6 December, 18:15 'The Ocropodium Project: Evaluating open-source tools for historical OCR' Mike Bryant, King’s College London http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/events/seminars/ocropodium.aspx ___ Anna Ashton Communications Manager Centre for e-Research King's College London 26-29 Drury Lane London, WC2B 5RL Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 7848 2689 Fax: 020 7848 1989
2012 Center for Ancient Studies Symposium MASONS AT WORK Architecture and Construction in the Pre-Modern World at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) 30 March-1 April 2012 The symposium aims to assemble specialists in various fields to examine building practices in the pre-modern world, with an emphasis on aspects of construction and structure in ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and early-to-middle period Islamic architecture. While some technologies and built forms may be shared across pre-modern cultures (such as vault construction or the use of centering), other may be specific to a single period or region (such as the use of concrete or structural ribs in vaulting). In addition to a panel of invited speakers, we are soliciting 20-minute papers that examine the problems pre-modern masons commonly encountered – and the solutions they developed – in the process of design and construction. Evidence may be drawn from a variety of sources, including written evidence and the archaeological record, but for the purpose of the symposium we encourage studies based on the analysis of standing buildings. Keynote Address: Lynne Lancaster (Ohio University) Commentator: Kostis Kourelis (Franklin and Marshall University) Organizing committee: Lothar Haselberger, Renata Holod, Robert Ousterhout Call for papers: Those wishing to speak at the symposium should submit by email a letter to the organizing committee, including name, title, institutional affiliation, paper title, plus a summary of 200 words or fewer. Graduate students should include a note of support from their adviser. Deadline: 30 November 2011; the final program will be announced by the end of November. Submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Masons at Work” in the subject line. Note: There is no registration fee; receptions and meals are provided to all speakers. However, speakers must arrange their own transportation and hotel accommodation. Philadelphia has a major international airport and is easily accessible by train. A conference hotel rate will be available at the Club Quarters in downtown Philadelphia, a short bus ride or walk from the campus. Those wishing to attend but not speak should register in advance to guarantee space is available. More information will be available in the second circular.
The twenty-ninth annual Brixworth Lecture is organised by The Friends of All Saints' Brixworth in conjunction with the University of Leicester. This year's lecture, on Saturday 29 October 2011 at 5.00pm, will be given by: Leslie Webster: "Wall-paintings to altar cloths: furnishing the Anglo-Saxon Church" Full details are here and a poster is attached: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/mrc/events/the-brixworth-lecture Colleagues may also like to know that Richard Gem's 2009 Brixworth Lecture is now published (with a new colour phase plan of the AS church): "Architecture, Liturgy and 'Romanitas' at All Saints' Church, Brixworth". Copies can be purchased direct from the Friends of All Saints', Brixworth (email@example.com
or by contacting Jo Story at Leicester.
School of Historical Studies
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
W: SHS http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/historical
W: Medieval Research Centre: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/mrc
Marco Manuscript Workshop: READERS February 3–4, 2012 The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies University of Tennessee, Knoxville The Seventh Marco Manuscript Workshop will be held Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4, 2012, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville; the workshop is organized by Professors Maura K. Lafferty (Classics) and Roy M. Liuzza (English). For this year’s workshop we invite presentations that focus on the reading, interpretation, and use of manuscripts. The relationship between a text and its readers is reciprocal – the text speaks to readers, readers in turn talk back to the text, and meaning emerges through this series of encounters between readers and texts and negotiations among different readers. Readers sometimes create new texts to answer the ones they read – literary practices such as commentary, quotation, or reference. But they also leave traces of their reading in material ways: physical wear and tear, annotations and corrections, interpolations and excisions, glosses and marginalia, the purposeful grouping or arrangement of texts in a codex or books in a library. How is such evidence recognized and understood? How is it presented to modern readers? What does it tell us about the history of the text? We welcome presentations on any aspect of this topic, broadly imagined. The workshop is open to scholars and students at any rank and in any field who are engaged in textual editing, manuscript studies, or epigraphy. Individual 75-minute sessions will be devoted to each project; participants will be asked to introduce their text and its context, discuss their approach to working with their material, and exchange ideas and information with other participants. As in previous years, the workshop is intended to be more a class than a conference; participants are encouraged to share new discoveries and unfinished work, to discuss both their successes and frustrations, to offer both practical advice and theoretical insights, and to work together towards developing better professional skills for textual and codicological work. We particularly invite the presentation of works in progress, unusual manuscript problems, practical difficulties, and new or experimental models for studying or representing manuscript texts. Presenters will receive a stipend of $500 for their participation. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2011. Applicants are asked to submit a current CV and a two-page letter describing their project to Roy M. Liuzza, preferably via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to the Department of English, University of Tennessee, 301 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0430. The workshop is also open at no cost to scholars and students who do not wish to present their own work but are interested in sharing a lively weekend of discussion and ideas about manuscript studies. Further details will be available later in the year; please contact Roy Liuzza for more information.
CFP: The Fourth British Patristics Conference (Exeter University) Please note the following conference and call for papers, which may be of interest to colleagues. (Sent on behalf of Dr Morwenna Ludlow). The Fourth British Patristics Conference will be held at Exeter University (St. Luke's Campus) 5th - 7th September, 2012. Conference website: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/research/conferences/patristics/ The aim of the conference is to foster the study of early Christianity broadly considered in its social, historical and theological context and to cultivate a community of scholars of the subject in Britain. We particularly welcome participation by and applications for papers from current graduate students studying at British Universities. We are delighted to announce that two plenary speakers have already been confirmed: * Sebastian Brock, formerly Reader in Syriac Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford * Alastair Logan, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter. The conference will begin after lunch on Wednesday 5th September and will close after lunch on Friday 7th September. Call for papers:- The call for papers is now open. Please submit your proposal for a short paper (15-20 minutes long) to Morwenna Ludlow by 31st January 2012: * preferably by email: email@example.com
(please do not reply to the address from which this email was sent)
* or by post: Dr. Morwenna Ludlow, Department of Theology and Religion,
University of Exeter,
Amory Building, Rennes Drive,
Exeter, Devon. EX4 4RJ.
The conference committee will select proposals and inform all applicants in mid-February.
Attendance is not formally restricted to those studying or working in the British Isles, although the committee will take the above aim of the conference into account when selecting papers from submitted proposals. Please send queries about conference papers and proposals to Morwenna Ludlow at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We look forward to receiving your proposal and to welcoming you to Exeter,
With best wishes on behalf of the Conference committee,
Call for proposals: Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Digital Humanities 2012
Call for proposals: Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Digital Humanities 2012 Hosted by University of Hamburg 16-22 July 2012 http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/ Proposal deadline: November 1, 2011 (Midnight GMT) I. General Information The International Program Committee invites submissions of proposals of no more than 1500 words for pre-conferences or specialized Tutorials and Workshops on any aspect of digital humanities, from information technology to problems in humanities research and teaching. Tutorials are typically a half day to a full day; workshops and pre-conferences may be one day or more. We particularly welcome submissions relating to interdisciplinary work and on new developments in the field, and we encourage submissions relating in some way to the theme of the 2012 conference, 'Digital Diversity: Cultures, languages and methods'
Proposals might, for example, relate to the following aspects of digital humanities:
- computer-based research and computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural and historical studies, including electronic literature, public humanities, and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship;
- the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, and related areas;
- research issues, including data mining, information design and modelling, software studies, and humanities research enabled through the digital medium.
- digital humanities and diversity
- libraries, archives, and the creation, delivery, management, and preservation of humanities digital resources
- text analysis, corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language learning, and endangered languages
- the role of digital humanities in academic curricula
The range of topics covered by digital humanities can also be consulted in the journal of the associations: Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC), Oxford University Press.
Participants in Workshops or Tutorials will be expected to register for the full conference as well, paying the regular registration fee. There will be additional fees of roughly 40-50 Euros per half-day for participants in tutorials and workshops, with a minimum attendance of approximately 10 participants each, in order to ensure that these events cover their own costs.
The deadline for submitting proposals to the Program Committee is November 1, 2011. All submissions will be refereed. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2011. See below for full details on submitting proposals.
Proposals for non-refereed or vendor demonstrations should be discussed directly with the local conference organizers (please email email@example.com) as soon as possible.
For more information on the conference in general, please visit the conference web site, .
II. Pre-Conference Tutorials
Proposals for Tutorials should provide the following information:
1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the DH community (not more than 1500 words).
2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's core content can be covered in a half-day tutorial (approximately 3 hours, plus breaks). In exceptional cases, full-day tutorials may be supported as well.
3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size. (DH Tutorials are expected to be self-financing.)
5. Special requirements for technical support.
Proposals will be submitted via the DH2012 conference registration application, ConfTool, at the address https://secure.digitalhumanities.org/ no later than November 1, 2011.
TUTORIAL SPEAKER RESPONSIBILITIES
Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by December 15, 2011, and must then provide final draft abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by February 1, 2011. The description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a Word or ODT (not PDF) version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions to follow).
III. Pre-Conference Workshops
Proposals for workshops should provide the following information:
1. A title and brief description (of not more than 1500 words) of the workshop topic and its motivation (i.e., its relevance to DH).
2. A description of target audience and expected number of participants.
3. The intended length and format of the workshop (minimum half-day; maximum one and a half days).
4. A budget proposal (DH Workshops are expected to be self-financing.)
5. Dates for submission deadline (if there is to be a CfP) and notification of acceptances.
6. A list of individuals who have agreed to be part of the workshop program committee if the workshop proposal is accepted.
7. Full postal address, phone number, e-mail and fax of the workshop contact person.
8. Special requirements (e.g. computer infrastructure or audio equipment).
Proposals will be submitted via the DH2012 conference registration application, ConfTool, at the address https://secure.digitalhumanities.org/ no later than November 1, 2011. You will be notified about the decision to accept or reject the proposal by December 15, 2011.
IV. Format of the Proposals
All proposals must be submitted electronically using the online submission form in the ConfTool system no later than November 1, 2011. Anyone who has previously used the ConfTool system to submit proposal or reviews should use their existing account rather than setting up a new one. Information for new users is available at the ConfTool site. If anyone has forgotten their user name or password, please contact .
V. Information about the conference venue
Hamburg on the river Elbe has about 1.8 million inhabitants within the city limits, making the old Hanseatic merchant city Germany's second largest metropolis. Hamburg is characterized by its port, its international orientation and a cosmopolitan flair.
The University of Hamburg was founded in 1919. Today the Faculty of the Humanities is home to over 10,000 students. Since its inception Hamburg University has maintained a strong focus on foreign languages and cultures. To foster and to explore such diversity is a key task of the Humanities - and to provide theories, methods and tools to this end poses a particularly interesting challenge to the Digital Humanities. We hope you will join in the discussion on "Digital Diversity" at the DH2012 and look forward to seeing you in Hamburg!
VI. International Program Committee
Susan Brown (SDH-SEMI - Vice Chair)
Arianna Ciula (ALLC)
Tanya Clement (ACH)
Michael Eberle-Sinatra (SDH-SEMI)
Dot Porter (ACH)
Jan Rybicki (ALLC)
Jon Saklofske (SDH-SEMI)
Paul Spence (ALLC - Chair)
Tomoji Tabata (ALLC)
Katherine Walter (ACH)
Jan Christoph Meister (ex officio, Local Host)
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study offers two types of fellowship: Residential fellowships for faculty and scholars in all disciplines — including the arts, engineering, the humanities, and the social, life, and physical sciences — with projects that are creative, innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. The Institute also welcomes those who are beginning their careers with promise and have appropriate projects. Graduate student fellowships for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). As with residential fellowships for faculty and other scholars, artists, and scientists, the Institute encourages graduate student fellows to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute’s academic community. DEADLINE for applications is the 1st of NOVEMBER 2011. See http://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/ for further details. Messages to the list are archived at http://listserv.liv.ac.uk/archives/classicists.html
Apologies for Cross Posting BYZANTIUM, ITS NEIGHBOURS AND ITS CULTURES: DIVERSITY AND INTERACTION AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR BYZANTINE STUDIES XVIITH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE http://home.vicnet.net.au/~byzaus/conferences/17th2012/ 20-22 July 2012, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia Our understanding of Byzantium's external and internal interactions has shifted significantly as a result of recent scholarship. The significance of this state to a millennium of developments throughout Eurasia has been examined; more importantly, the nature of contacts between Byzantium and its Eurasian neighbours has been reconceived. Models for understanding Byzantium's interactions with its neighbours have moved from imperial centre and periphery, to 'commonwealth', to 'overlapping circles', to parallel and mutual developments in political and cultural identity. The Byzantine millennium now seems more connected, by commerce, diplomacy and common cultural heritage, than before. Artefacts and ideologies were acquired, appropriated or mediated amongst Byzantium and its neighbours in the Latin West, southeastern and central Europe, Iran and Dar al-Islam; even prolonged conflict did not preclude exchanges and indeed sometimes sprang from shared developments. At the same time, what we think of as the distinctively Byzantine milieu of Constantinople also interacted with regional cultures that at various times formed part of its empire. Coptic and Syriac cultures in Late Antiquity, Latin and Arabic regions in later periods, displayed both ambivalence and engagement with the culture of Constantinople and with its imperial and ecclesiastical leaders. As with Byzantium's external connections, 'centre and periphery' models of internal interactions are giving way to more dynamic models seeing metropolis and regions as parts of broader, common developments. The conference aims to explore these developments. Keynote Speaker: Professor Jonathan Shepard, University of Cambridge, former Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Selwyn College and of Peterhouse; his major publications include inter alia: Jonathan Shepard and Simon Franklin, 'The Emergence of Rus, 750-1200' (1996), Jonathan Shepard and Simon Franklin (eds), 'Byzantine Diplomacy' (1992), Jonathan Shepard, 'Byzantium's Overlapping Circles', Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies (2006), Jonathan Shepard (ed.), 'The Expansion of Orthodox Europe: Byzantium, the Balkans and Russia' (2007), Jonathan Shepard (ed.), 'The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c. 500-1492' (2008). The Biennial General Meeting of the Association will be held during the conference. CALL FOR PAPERS Papers exploring any aspect of cultural and political interactions between Byzantium and its neighbours, or within regions of the Byzantine empire, are invited. Abstracts of up to 300 words for papers of 20 minutes' duration should be sent by 31 March to AABS2012@mq.edu.au. Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Conference Bursaries The AABS committee will give a limited number of bursaries of $500 each to postgraduate and postdoctoral members of AABS from outside Sydney who wish to present a paper. Please send an application letter with details of your circumstances along with your abstract to AABS2012@mq.edu.au. Conference Organisers Andrew Gillett Danijel Dzino Ken Parry Email: AABS2012@mq.edu.au This conference is sponsored by the Macquarie University Ancient Cultures Research Centre. _
The Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar has a great and diverse programme of speakers planned for this year, under the aegis of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. Our first seminar is 11 October, featuring Dr. Mark Whittow (Corpus Christi, Oxford) speaking on Byzantium and the Feudal Revolution. The rest of the program is detailed below. More details are at http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/219/late-antiquity-network-clans.htm. All our Michaelmas seminars will be held at the CRASSH building, 17 Mill Lane, at 2.30 alternate Tuesdays, and followed by tea, biscuits, and vigorous discussion. But in the new year, we have a big change upcoming: CRASSH will be moving buildings in the new year, and so will we! Seminars will then be held at 5pm in the new Alison Richard Building, on the Sidgwick Site. Everyone interested in Late Antique, Byzantine & Early Medieval Studies is, as always, most welcome to join us. Please pass on this message to any new members in your department in the next while who might be interested. To be added to the mailing list, send an email to Margaret (mjm97), Mike (mtgh2) or Robin (rew47). Michaelmas Term 2011: All seminars will take place Tuesdays at 2.30 at the CRASSH building, 17 Mill Lane. 11 October: Mark Whittow (Corpus Christi, Oxford) Byzantium and the Feudal Revolution 25 October: Claire Sotinel (Université Paris-Est, Créteil Val de Marne) The defence of Rome in Gothic Italy: Pope Symmachus and the Sylloge of Cambridge 8 November: Marios Costambeys (Liverpool) Anglo-Saxons, Rome, and the coronation of Charlemagne 22 November: Alex Woolf (St. Andrews) Barbarians and pseudo-Barbarians in Late Antiquity Lent and Easter Terms 2012: CRASSH is moving! All seminars will be held Tuesdays at 5pm in the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, on the Sidgwick Site. 24 January: Charles West (Sheffield) Kings, Franks, and Pseudo-Isidore: Problems of lordship in late ninth-century Frankia 7 February: Luke Lavan (Kent) The Late Antique City: Models of Change 21 February: Roger Collins (Edinburgh) Oh, let us never, never doubt: The Churches of Early Medieval Spain before, during, and after the Arab Conquest 1 May: Simon Corcoran (UCL) Roman Law for Dummies: the Summa Perusina and legal learning in early medieval Italy 15 May: Stephen Mitchell (Exeter) Towards a History of Asia Minor in Late Antiquity
MAKING RACE MATTER IN THE MIDDLE AGES Editor: Cord J. Whitaker, University of New Hampshire (firstname.lastname@example.org) Issue Description: Only in the past fifteen years have medievalists considered with any regularity the question of whether race mattered in the Middle Ages. In that time, medievalists’ interest in racial alterity has grown significantly, witnessing the release of such works as Geraldine Heng’s Empire of Magic: Medieval Romance and the Politics of Cultural Fantasy (2003) and Suzanne Conklin Akbari’s Idols in the East: European Representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450 (2009). These studies and others like them take into account the similarities between medieval forms of cultural differentiation and modern racial ideology. On the contrary, other studies have maintained that race is indeed an early modern invention, arguing that to look for signs of race in the Middle Ages is at best wrongheaded and at worst irresponsible. Still others have addressed at length and without decisive conclusion the question of whether modern racial discourse can be profitably and responsibly deployed in medieval studies. postmedieval’s mission to develop a “present-minded medieval studies” makes it the perfect forum in which scholars might proceed from the standpoint that the benefits of locating the pre-history of race in the Middle Ages outweigh the potential pitfalls. The editor invites scholars of literature, history, art history, and related fields to focus on how race can best be examined through medieval cultural materials. For instance, contributors may examine medieval representations of bodies and cultures that purport to be different from one another. More often than not, borderlines between bodies or cultures become most interesting when they are transgressed; there is much to be learned from instances when borders are (or are not) reestablished. Articles may also investigate the relational dynamics between the individual body and communal identity in the medieval construction of race. In addition, articles may address the role of spiritual conditions and religious doctrines in the development of race. This special issue will explore in-depth medieval articulations of racial difference even while it asserts the place of race in medieval studies and the place of medieval studies in the study of race. The issue as a whole seeks to ask, how did the Middle Ages make race matter? (“Matter” can be taken as a verb, meaning become important, or the second term in a compound noun, meaning material pertaining to race.) And how can we best illuminate the ways race matters to the study of the Middle Ages and vice versa?
The Anglo Saxon Studies Colloquium announces its Fall 2011 Schedule: Andrew Rabin (University of Louisville) "Holy Bodies, Legal Matters: Theorizing Law and Gender in an Early Medieval Saint's Life" Tuesday, October 25th 6:00 pm at Rutgers University Murray Hall 302 Co-Sponsored by the Rutgers Medieval Studies Program, the Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium, and the GSA ***** Carol Braun Pasternack (University of California, Santa Barbara) lecture Monday, November 7th 4.30 pm reception to follow at Columbia University location tba Co-Sponsored by the Medieval Guild *** workshop Tuesday, November 8th at Rutgers University location tba