Welcome to Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Ceræ (ISSN: 2204-146X) is an award-winning, peer-reviewed, academic journal of medieval and early modern studies. Since its inception in 2013 at the University of Western Australia, Ceræ has intentionally been both a digital-only and an open access publication. This conscious choice was made in order to highlight the similarities between the ubiquitous wax tablets – ceræ – of the ancient, medieval, and early modern worlds, and the palimpsest-like nature of how information in the twenty-first century is both disseminated and stored within a variety of digital media. To read more about the inspiration behind our journal’s name and logo, please find this short manifesto from one of our founding members.

All of our articles, book reviews, and varia are published on this website. You may also find information about our international Editorial Committee, links to all of our Blog posts, including extended article content, Calls For Papers, as well as information about both Essay Prizes and Sponsorship.

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Call for Papers: 2022 ANZAMEMs Ceræ panel

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies is hosting a hybrid online and at the University of Western Australia for it’s 13th biennial conference, with the topic “Reception and Emotion”. Ceræ is accepting submissions for a panel with the following themes. Themes: Reception, Emotion, and Witchcraft As Michael Ostling and … Continue reading Call for Papers: 2022 ANZAMEMs Ceræ panel

Open Opportunities

Ceræ is an open-access, award-winning, peer-reviewed journal directed by a committee of international graduate students and early career researchers. We are united in our commitment to open access publishing, the innovative possibilities of the digital humanities, and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars. Volunteering for Ceræ provides invaluable experience in … Continue reading Open Opportunities

Call For Papers – IMC Leeds 2022 Panel: In the Middle of What? Period Boundaries in Medieval Studies

The idea underlying ‘the Middle Ages’ is by now well-known: it was the backwards middle period between the glories of Antiquity and the advances of Enlightenment. As this perception took hold, such periodisation became entrenched and the fields that studied each era so fossilized that hardly any communication took place between them. This state of … Continue reading Call For Papers – IMC Leeds 2022 Panel: In the Middle of What? Period Boundaries in Medieval Studies

What about the Finns? Investigating Finland’s absence from Swedish royal titulature

‘King of Sweden, the Götar, and the Wends’…. What about the Finns? Swedish royal titulature changed over the centuries as the regions under Swedish rule shifted, yet despite centuries of rule over Finland, the Swedish royals did not include it in their titulature. Caroline Wilhelmsson of the University of Aberdeen explores this question in her … Continue reading What about the Finns? Investigating Finland’s absence from Swedish royal titulature

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