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.

Conceived in 2013 at the University of Western Australia by a group of graduate scholars, Ceræ has intentionally been both a digital-only and an open access publication. We have continued to promote open-access, digital scholarship since our independence in 2020. 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, this short manifesto from one of our founding members explains their motivations.

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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.

Featured Image: 1) Stuttgart, Landesbibl., Cod. HB XIII 1, f.80r, 14th century; 2) The Holkham Bible Picture Book, BL MS Add 47682, f.27v, c. 1330 CE; 3) Codex Manesse, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 848 Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift, f.364r, c. 1300; 4) Codex Manesse, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 848 Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift, f.323r, c. 1300; 5) Zachariah writing on a tablet, Benedicitonal of Æthelwold, BL MS Add 49598, f.92v, 10th century; 6) Office of the Dead, Book of Hours, The Hague, MMW, 10 F 50, f.157v, c. 1460; 7) Macrobius writing on a tablet, Macrobius, Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis, Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, ms. NKS 218, f 46v, c. 1150.

Recent Posts

Leeds IMC 2024: Call for Papers (Hybrid)

In times of crisis, the role of memory in shaping societal responses and perceptions of the past becomes particularly pronounced. This panel, titled Remembering in Times of Crisis seeks to consider the ways in which societies use memory to navigate and make sense of times of upheaval and uncertainty. This panel invites scholars from diverse … Continue reading Leeds IMC 2024: Call for Papers (Hybrid)

Call for Committee Members

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 operating a journal … Continue reading Call for Committee Members

Meet our Volume 9 Authors: Solveig Marie Wang

Welcome to the first post in a new blog series that introduces the readers of Ceræ to the authors of each issue. First up in this series of posts is Solveig Marie Wang. Wang is an Early Career Researcher of medieval Fennoscandia, and is currently working on the DFG-funded project “Mission Before Colonisation: A Reassessment … Continue reading Meet our Volume 9 Authors: Solveig Marie Wang

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