Carry On Doctor: Early Modernism in Doctor Who

Marcus Harmes, the new General Editor for Ceræ Volume 3, explores the early modernism of the recent Doctor Who episode, The Woman Who Lived. In a recent Doctor Who adventure The Woman Who Lived (broadcast on Australian television in October 2015) the Doctor made another trip to early modern England. It was another visit as this fictional time traveller... Continue Reading →

Seeing the Greats at the AGNSW

Sybil M. Jack, former Dean of Arts at Sydney University, offers us an insider's view into the Art Gallery New South Wales' new exhibition on masterpieces of art from the National Galleries of Scotland. Those of us who have the advantage of visiting Edinburgh from time to time and so can visit its galleries may have seen... Continue Reading →

Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality MOOC

In this guest post from Dr. Stephanie Hathaway at the University of Oxford we get an insider's perspective on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 'Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality', timed to coincide with the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.  The 25th of October last week marked the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, when Henry... Continue Reading →

Uncovering Manly Eunuchs in the Byzantine Empire

Could a eunuch be considered "manly" in the early Byzantine Empire? This is the question Michael Stewart has set out to answer in the fourth article for Volume 2 titled "The Andreios Eunuch-Commander Narses: Sign of a Decoupling of Martial Virtues and Masculinity in the Early Byzantine Empire?" In this guest post, Michael sheds some light... Continue Reading →

The Merchant of Venice and the Sublime

We are delighted to publish our next article for Volume 2. The article is by Kathrin Bartha (Freie University Berlin) and is an attempt to apply the basic principles of the aesthetic discourse on the sublime, beautiful and grotesque to William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. In this guest blog post, Kathrin explains what happened... Continue Reading →

Report on the ANZAMEMS 2015 Conference

Conferences can pass in a blur even though they also involve periods of sustained concentration while listening to papers in sessions. So it was for me at ANZAMEMS 2015 at the University of Queensland, which was an experience crammed into one day, the Friday of the conference, the day I delivered my paper and the... Continue Reading →

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