In our tenth-anniversary year, Ceræ invites article submissions on the theme of memory. Memory is widely theorised in medieval and early modern studies in connection to how societies remember, perceive, and invent the past. Topics might include: Mnemonic objects, landscapes, rituals, prose and verse, etc. The interfaces between orality and literacy Cultural memory theory and … Continue reading Ceræ Volume 10: Call For Papers
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
The spread of the COVID-19 virus in 2020 has presented unique challenges to students, professors, researchers, and professionals around the world. Conferences have been cancelled, classes have been shifted to taking place online, and access to libraries is now limited for many in affected countries. We at Cerae will continue to work on creating Volume … Continue reading Research and Working During the COVID-19 Outbreak