Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies


Calls for Papers

Emotion & Affect
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies (Fall 2014 Issue)
Hortulus is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. For their Fall 2014 issue, the journal invites articles that engage with emotion and affect from a variety of disciplinary angles, including the depiction of emotions in medieval literature, history, philosophy, theology, and art. Submissions are due 15 August 2014. For submission information and the full Call for Papers, please see the Hortulus website.

Grounding the Sacred Through Literature and the Arts

23-26 July 2015
Australian Catholic University
Abstracts are due 27 February 2015. Please see the Conference website for more details.

Little Eyases: Early Modern Plays and Boy Players: 1525-1642
13-14 November 2014
University of Western Australia
This two-day symposium will provide an opportunity to reflect on some of the many and complex issues surrounding boy players and boys’ plays in the early modern theatre. Proposals for papers are sought and due by 29 August 2014. For more information, see the Symposium webpage.

Byzantine Culture in Transition
28-30 November 2014
University of Queensland
Papers are welcome on all aspects of Byzantine culture that exerted some influence – whether lasting or fleeting – and were translated into non-Greek-speaking lands, from the early Byzantine period to the present day. Proposals for papers are sought and due by 31 August 2014. For more information, visit the Australian Association for Byzantine Studies website.


Five Centuries of Melancholia
30 August – 30 November 2014
The University of Queensland Art Museum
The year 2014 marks the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Melencolia. Taking its cue from the engraving, the exhibition explores five centuries of melancholy in art. For more information, see the Museum’s website.

Public Lecture
How Jesus Celebrated Passover: Renaissance Scholars and the Jewish Origins of Christianity

13 August 2014
The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Professor Anthony Grafton (Princeton University) presents this talk. Please see the University of Sydney’s event listing.

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