Volume 5: Call for Papers – ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’

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VOLUME 5: CALL FOR PAPERS
‘Representations and
Recollections of Empire’

Cerae invites essay submissions on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of
Empire’. In its broadest sense, empire as a term is used to describe a state or cluster of
lands and states ruled by a monarch or emperor. With its implications of wide and far
reaching dominion, empire as a concept also lends itself to a broad range of subject
areas that may consider a number of cultural groups and historical periods, concepts of
power and dominance, influence and control. Topics may include but are not limited to:

• representations of cultural legacy and achievement in claims to power
• studies in the visual, literary and material culture of empire
• the birth of Renaissance humanism with its focus on classical notions of civic duty
• religious appropriations of the imperial claim to political supremacy
• medieval romance and epic as genres innovating on classical styles and themes
• the imperialist legacy in early colonial propaganda.

 
As an interdisciplinary journal, Ceræ encourages submissions across the fields of art
history, literature, politics, intellectual history, social studies and beyond. Articles should
be approximately 5000-7000 words. Further details regarding submission and author
guidelines including the journal style sheet can be found online at:
http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/about/submissions.

Ceræ is delighted to offer two prizes each for Volume 5. The first prize, of $200 (AUD), will be awarded to the best article submitted by a graduate student, an is sponsored by the University of Western Australia Graduate Research School. This award may be given to either a themed or non-themed submission. The second prize, also of $200 (AUD), will be awarded to the best essay on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’ by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

DEADLINE FOR THEMED ARTICLES: 30th NOVEMBER 2017.
Non-themed articles are welcome at any point in the year.

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CFP Leeds IMC 2018 Panel ‘Memories of Empire’

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CALL FOR PAPERS

‘Memories of Empire’

INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS 2018, LEEDS

Cerae is sourcing submissions to participate in a panel focused on ‘Memories of Empire’ for the IMC Conference at the University of Leeds (2-5 July, 2018). The focus of our panel is on the ways in which individuals or collectives used, or were influenced by, recollections and remnants of the Roman Empire.

Medieval ideas about education and civic duty were heavily influenced by Roman authors, for example, while Roman ruins were continuously used in Medieval buildings. Medieval theologians constantly grappled with the legacy of their ancient pagan forebears, while poets and playwrights sought to establish authority and prestige by placing themselves in the classical tradition through emulation and imitation. In Medieval memories and imaginations, the Roman Empire served as not only a past point of reference, but as an aspirational destination. In our panel, we would like to explore the relationship between memory, imagination and destiny. Submissions might focus on – but are not limited to:

  • studies in the visual, literary and material culture of the Carolingian empire
  • the birth of Renaissance humanism with its focus on classical notions of civic duty
  • religious appropriations of the imperial claim to political supremacy
  • medieval romance and epic as genres innovating on classical styles and themes
  • the imperialist legacy in early colonial propaganda

Cerae is aiming to gather together panellists with varied disciplinary approaches, and submissions from scholars working in art history, literature, politics, intellectual history, social studies and beyond are encouraged.

Submissions by participants willing to write up their paper as an article for review and publication in 2018 as part of Cerae Volume 5 (of the same theme) will be prioritised. We can offer bursaries of $100 towards travel costs for postgraduates and ECRs travelling from Australia and New Zealand.

PLEASE SEND A 250-300 WORD ABSRACT ALONG WITH A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY/PUBLICATIONS LIST TO ceraejournal@gmail.com BY 31st AUGUST 2017.

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Calls for Papers

Limina Annual Conference – ‘Fear and Loathing’ (Reminder)
The Ninth Annual Conference of Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Friday 20 June 2014
University of Western Australia
The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the theme of ‘Fear and Loathing’. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted before Thursday 1 May 2014. For more information, see the Limina website.

 

Herakles Inside and Outside the Church: From the First Apologists to the End of the Quattrocento
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
23-26 June, 2015
For individual papers please send an abstract of 300 words with tentative title by June 15 2014 to both Arlene Allan (arlene.allan[at]otago[dot]ac[dot]nz) and Evangelina Anagnostou-Laoutides (eva.anagnostoulaoutides[at]monash[dot]edu).
For panels proposals we would request that the panel leader first collect the 300-word abstracts and then submit them as a group with a proposed panel name to the above email addresses by 30 June 2014.

 

Events

Concert
The Jerusalem Project – La Capella Reial de Catalunya, directed by Jordi Savall 
Sunday 20 April 2014, Sydney Opera House
Tuesday 22 April 2014, Melbourne Recital Centre
Wednesday 23 April 2014, Melbourne Recital Centre

 

Free Concert
Early Music @ The Potter: Neighbourhood Night at the Museum
Wednesday 7 May 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne
More information here.

 

Masterclass (UWA IAS/CMEMS)
Chivalry – Dr Craig Taylor
Thursday 26 June 2014
University of Western Australia
Venue and time to be confirmed. Keep an eye on the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group Website.

 

Public Lecture
The Trials of Joan of Arc – Dr Craig Taylor

Thursday 26 June 2014
University of Western Australia
This public lecture will precede the In Form of War symposium. Venus and time to be confirmed. Refer back to the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group Website or the Centre for the History of Emotions Website.

 

Symposium (Centre for the History of Emotions, Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group)
In Form of War: Emotions and Warfare in Writing, 1100 – 1820
27-28 June 2014
Webb Lecture Theatre, Geography and Geology Building, University of Western Australia
More information on the Centre for the History of Emotions Website and the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group Website.

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Calls for Papers

Conference (Reminder)
Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions

19-21 June, 2014
Humanities Research Centre, Australia National University.
The deadline for submission of abstracts (c. 200 words) is March 30, 2014. For more information, see the Conference website. 

Limina Annual Conference – ‘Fear and Loathing’
The Ninth Annual Conference of Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Friday 20 June 2014
University of Western Australia
The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the theme of ‘Fear and Loathing’. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted before Thursday 1 May 2014. For more information, see the Limina website.

Events

Public Lecture
The Question of Truth in Literature : Die poetische Auffassung der Welt – Professor Richard Eldridge

Thursday 3 April 2014, 6 pm
Gentilli Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Geography Building, University of Western Australia
More information and RSVP on the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Page.

Masterclass
Research Writing for the Social Sciences – A Masterclass with Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large
Tuesday 27 May 2014
Old Senate Room, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia
More information and RSVP on the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Page.

Workshop
The Anthroposcene: Artists and Writers in Critical Dialogue with Nature and Ecosystems

17-18 June, 2014
Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
Please submit an overview of your work, reasons for attending and equipment needed to participate (c 200 words) to anthroposcene[at]collinsandgoto[dot]com by March 30 2014. For more information, see the CHE Events page.

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Calls for Papers

Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions
The Fifth Bienial Conference of the Assosication for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia and New Zealand
19-21 June 2014
Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra
An Environmental Humanities collaboratory with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and Minding Animals International convened by Dr Tom Bristow, ANU Research Fellow (June 2014). Abstract submissions due 30 March 2014.

Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association (JAEMA) Volume 10
JAEMA is seeking submissions of articles between 6000-12000 words on any topic of early medieval studies. Submissions are due 1 May 2014. See AEMA website for more details.

Philament Issue 20 – Humour
University of Sydney Journal of the Arts
Philament invites submissions from postgraduates and early career researchers of academic papers up to 8000 words, reviews and creative works. Submissions close 31 March 2014. For more information, see the Call for Papers.

Events

Symposium
Changing Hearts Symposium: Performing Jesuit Emotions Between Europe, Asia and The Americas

7-8 March 2014
Trinity College, Cambridge
More information on the Centre for the History of Emotions website.

Study Day (Save the Date)
Relics and Emotions Study Day (Centre for the History of Emotions)
Friday 21 March 2014, time TBA
Melbourne (exact location TBA)
Keep an eye on the Centre for the History of Emotions website for more details.

Public Lecture
The Sack of Rome – Dr Peter Brennan

5 April 2014, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney.
More information here.

Call for Papers – From Byzantium to Clontarf: Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual Perceptions in the Construction and Reception of the Early Medieval Past

From Byzantium to Clontarf: Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual Perceptions in the Construction and Reception of the Early Medieval Past
The 10th conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association (AEMA)
Macquarie University, Sydney
7–8 February, 2014

AEMA

AEMA’s 10th conference spans the eight centuries from late antiquity through to the twelfth century, extending from the Byzantine capital of Constantinople in the East to Ireland in the West, and all areas in between. Impressions of the early medieval world over this period and region are based on sources that capture the emotional, intellectual, cultural or religious perceptions and biases of their creators.

2014 marks the 1000th anniversary of two important early medieval battles, Clontarf in the West and Kleidion in the East. Accounts of events, including battles like Clontarf and Kleidion are often highly subjective and emotionally charged, while modern cultural, intellectual, political, and religious sentiments can influence our reading of sources and our perceptions of events of the early medieval past. These events can then sometimes take on new meaning or symbolism for later audiences, just as perceptions of the battles of Clontarf and Kleidion and their aftermath have shifted over the last millennium.

This conference invites papers that address the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, or cultural aspects of written and non-written sources of the Late Antique and Early Medieval periods (c. 400–1150).  Priority will be given to papers which relate to the conference theme but submissions related to any aspect of the early medieval world will be considered. Papers on the reception of events of this period by non-contemporary writers and artists are also welcome, particularly the role played by emotion, intellect, politics, culture, or religion in framing the ways in which societies or individuals view their past.

Abstracts of 250-300 words for 20-minute papers should be sent to conference@aema.net.au by 11 October 2013.

Limited financial assistance may be available for postgraduates and early career researchers travelling interstate for this conference and there will also be a prize for the Best Postgraduate/ECR paper at the conference (AEMA membership required).

For more information, see the conference website or contact the convenors, Janet Wade and Nicole Moffatt, at conference@aema.net.au.

Second Call for Papers – Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: c. 1100-1600

Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: c.1100-1600
Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand

30-31 January, 2014

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This conference will focus on the textual traditions of the urban world: the literature of all kinds produced in the urban context, from chronicles to song, illumination to speech acts. Its main theme is notions of ‘urbanity’. What is ‘urban’ about ‘urban culture’? In what ways did urbanity contribute to cultural and ideological sign systems in political speech, historiography, literature, the visual arts and music? How did the production and reception of chronicles shape urban identity – or identities?

If you would like to give a paper, please submit an abstract to Tina Sheehan, t.m.sheehan@massey.ac.nz – ideally before 15 October. 

Senior scholars and postgraduate students are equally welcome. For more information and for registering attendance at the conference, please see the conference website.
Early-bird registration and abstract submission closes 6 December 2013.