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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Theoderic: The ‘Barbarian’ who Preserved Classical Ideology

Guest post by David White In 476, Romulus Augustulus, the last Western Roman emperor, was removed from the imperial throne.[1] Seventeen years later, with the permission of the eastern emperor Zeno, the Ostrogothic king Theoderic with his ‘barbarian’ army took control of Italy and ostensibly ruled it as if he were an emperor himself. During … Continue reading Theoderic: The ‘Barbarian’ who Preserved Classical Ideology

Ceræ Volume 9: Call For Papers

Ritual: Practice, Performance, Perception Rituals pervade human life. From small or mundane rituals like brushing our teeth or making one’s daily coffee, to grand ceremonies that mark important life stages, rituals are everywhere. This has prompted reflection on what rituals are, on what can be considered as ritual. Ceræ invites essays that analyse rituals of … Continue reading Ceræ Volume 9: Call For Papers

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