Category: Events

November Events

This is a roundup post of medieval studies related events held across Australia and NZ in November 2015.

Western Australia

Thursday 5 November – Friday 6 November
Symposium at the University of Western Australia: Passions for Learning in Religious Perspective: from Jerome to the Jesuits
Further details here

Thursday 19 – Friday 20 November
At the University of Western Australia: Play of Emotions: Meanings Collaboratory 2015
Further details here

Victoria

Wednesday 4 November
Lecture at the University of Melbourne: “Culture, Emotions, Identities: Europe and the Oriental Other in the late Middle Ages” by Dr Mirko Sarelić
Further details here

Tuesday 10 November
Lecture at the University of Melbourne: “The Kerry Stokes Schembart Book: Festivity, Fashion and Family in Late Medieval Nuremberg Carnival” by Prof. Charles Zika.
For details see here

New Zealand

Wednesday 18 November
Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar at the University of Canterbury: Medieval and Early Modern Digital Humanities
For details see the attached PATS CFP

CFP: AEMA 2016

Call for Papers

Throughout history humans have struggled to describe the world, but the concepts of space and time have persisted as touchstones. The 11th annual conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association in February 2016 at the University of Sydney will explore medieval conceptions of space and time across all disciplines.

Submissions are invited for papers on the broad theme of space and/or time in all aspects of the Late Antique and Early Medieval periods (c. 400–1150) in all cultural, geographic, religious and linguistic settings.:

  • issues of chronology and historiography
  • literary representations of space and time
  • calendars and cartography
  • cosmology, theology, science, and philosophy
  • town and country divides; rural and urban landscapes
  • colonisation and postcolonial attitudes
  • architecture and art history
  • rituals and traditions
  • religion and space
  • cultural spaces
  • timekeeping; recordkeeping
  • archaeological issues
  • the dating of sources

Abstracts of 250-300 words for 20-minute papers should be submitted online at http://aema2016.net/submission/ by 11 December 2015.

The conference will also include some special sessions on digital methods related to the conference theme. If you would like to contribute to these, or for more information about the conference, please contact the conference organisers at conference@aema.net.au.

A Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar on manuscripts will be held prior to the conference at the University of Sydney. For information about the PATS please contact Nicholas Sparks: nicholas.sparks@sydney.edu.au

Limited financial assistance may be available for postgraduates and early career researchers travelling interstate or from New Zealand for this conference. For more information, please contact the conference organisers.

AEMA 2016 CFP pdf

October Events

This is a roundup post of medieval studies related events held across Australia in October 2015.

New South Wales

Wednesday 7 October

“Matilda of Tuscany: Commemorating the 9th Centennial of the Great Countess Heresy and Reform,” at the University of Sydney.
For details see the attached flyer: Mat of Tusc-v8-POSTER-7Oct 2015.

Queensland

Thursday 15 October

“Witches as ‘Others’: Mobilising Emotion in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Images,” public lecture by Professor Charles Zika at the University of Queensland Art Museum.
For details see the ANZAMEMS newsletter.

Western Australia

Monday 5 October 

“The Wonders of Creation and the Singularities of Painting: An illustrated Arabic manuscript from the early 14th century,” public lecture by Dr Stefano Carboni at the University of Western Australia.
For details see the ANZAMEMS newsletter.

Wednesday 7 October

“‘To be unable to dissimulate is to be unable to live’: The ‘Body Politic’ and Gender Trouble of a Swedish Queen,” public lecture by Professor Jonas Liliequist at the University of Western Australia.
For details see the ANZAMEMS newsletter.