Mosaic of Mary and the Angels. Church of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

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

Conference Review: 2022 Leeds IMC

The 2022 Leeds IMC marked the first year since the beginning of the pandemic when in-person sessions were able to be organized once again. I attended a short part of the conference as one of the moderators for the Ceræ session titled: In the Middle of What?: Period Boundaries in Medieval Studies, II. This was … Continue reading Conference Review: 2022 Leeds IMC

Volume 8 – Published!

After another challenging year globally, we are excited to bring our readers Volume 8 of Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. This volume contains two non-themed articles, two varias, and six book reviews. We are extremely proud of the work of the authors, the editorial committee, our book reviewers, the peer … Continue reading Volume 8 – Published!

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

Call for Papers: 2022 ANZAMEMs Ceræ panel

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies is hosting a hybrid online and at the University of Western Australia for it's 13th biennial conference, with the topic "Reception and Emotion". Ceræ is accepting submissions for a panel with the following themes. Themes: Reception, Emotion, and Witchcraft As Michael Ostling and … Continue reading Call for Papers: 2022 ANZAMEMs Ceræ panel

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