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.
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.