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

A New Direction for Ceræ – Independence!

Over the past eighteen months, it is surely an understatement to say that so much has changed on a global level within society in general, and academia has not been unaffected. The shift to having not just digital, but live-streamed digital, interactions has been greatly accelerated by the catalyst of the pandemic. And while some … Continue reading A New Direction for Ceræ – Independence!

Volume 7 Essay Prize Winner

Ceræ is pleased to announce that the winner of our Volume 7 essay prize is Dr. Emma Louise Barlow for her article, 'Emotional Minds and Bodies in the Suicide Narratives of Dante’s Inferno’ which discusses the dynamic role suicide plays in Dante's Inferno. We had excellent submissions for Volume 7 for the theme 'Minority and … Continue reading Volume 7 Essay Prize Winner

Conference Review: ISSEME 2021

Recently Cassandra Schilling of the Cerae General Committee attended this year's biennial conference of the International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England (ISSEME), 17-18; 21-22, June 2021. In this post she shares her thoughts and impressions. Recently I had the pleasure of attending and participating in the twentieth biennial conference of the International … Continue reading Conference Review: ISSEME 2021

Volume 7: Minority and Marginalised Experiences

We here at Ceræ, after a year full of unexpected challenges, are pleased to bring our readers Volume 7: Minority and Marginalised Experiences. This volume contains three themed articles, a varia, and six book reviews. We are immensely proud of the work of the authors, the editorial committee, our book reviewers, the peer reviewers, and … Continue reading Volume 7: Minority and Marginalised Experiences

Hanging is Travelling: Two Sides of Óðinn’s Initiatory Process

Odin (Óðinn in Old Icelandic) is a complex figure in Norse mythology. As the all-father, a god of war, magic, and wisdom, with multiple names, as well as a habit of disguising himself before both mortals and the gods, Odin's identity and aspects frequently shift. Jan A. Kozák discusses his research and observations on two … Continue reading Hanging is Travelling: Two Sides of Óðinn’s Initiatory Process

Ceræ Volume 8 Call For Papers

Exile, Isolation, and Quarantine 2020 has been a year when exile, isolation, and quarantine have been inescapable. As we try to deal with and make sense of an uncertain present, we look to the past for precedent: research as well as think pieces on disease outbreaks of the past have abounded in the pastyear, and … Continue reading Ceræ Volume 8 Call For Papers

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Conference Review – Thoughts on the 2020 digital Leeds IMC and the future of meetings and conferences in the age of COVID-19

In this blog post, Victoria Shirley of the Ceræ editorial board shares her impressions of the 2020 virtual Leeds IMC The 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic has upended the models of teaching students and exchanging research that we have used for decades. Large, in-person classes for most of 2020 have been changed to online classes. Mass gatherings … Continue reading Conference Review – Thoughts on the 2020 digital Leeds IMC and the future of meetings and conferences in the age of COVID-19