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La Rochelle and the Roman de Melusine

In this article, our deputy reviews editor Kirsty Bolton takes a look at the medieval port town of La Rochelle, its legendary founder, and its fraught political history... In June, I spent a few days in La Rochelle, a medieval port town on the south west coat of France. It was supposed to be an anniversary trip … Continue reading La Rochelle and the Roman de Melusine

Conference Review – Kings & Queens 8, University of Catania

In this article, our social media editor Matt Firth reflects on his experiences at the 2019 Kings & Queens conference, hosted by Università degli Studi di Catania A reminder that, if you are thinking of turning your conference paper into an article, Cerae is open for submissions year-round (postgrads and ECRs especially encouraged). It's been nearly two weeks since … Continue reading Conference Review – Kings & Queens 8, University of Catania

Conference Review – Leeds IMC 2019

In this article, our deputy reviews editor Kirsty Bolton reflects on her experiences at the 2019 edition of the Leeds International Medieval Congress (IMC) (1-5 July) A reminder that, if you are thinking of turning your conference paper into an article, Cerae is open for submissions year-round (postgrads and ECRs especially encouraged). Everyone’s IMC is different. With … Continue reading Conference Review – Leeds IMC 2019

Rudolf II and the Material Culture of the Holy Roman Empire

How did an emperor's interest in collecting art connect with representations of his cultural and imperial legacy? In her new article (now live on the Cerae website), Miranda Lee Elston explores Rudolf II's fascination with the religious works of Albrecht Dürer – she introduces her article, and her research more widely, for us here… I am a Ph.D. … Continue reading Rudolf II and the Material Culture of the Holy Roman Empire

Reading Sallust in Medieval Political and Intellectual Culture

How was the classical historian Sallust read in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and what does this reveal about medieval moral thought? These are the questions Philippa Byrne asks in her new article (now live on the Cerae website). Philippa introduces it for us here on the blog, taking a look at how the research … Continue reading Reading Sallust in Medieval Political and Intellectual Culture

Æthelstan and Cnut – Emperors or Kings?

Should we consider the most ambitious Anglo-Saxon kings as reigning over ‘empires’, or are historians misusing that term? In his new article (now live on the Cerae website), Matt Firth examines ‘empires’ as a category of power in political theory and questions whether it is an appropriate term for the hegemonies of the Kings Æthelstan and Cnut... … Continue reading Æthelstan and Cnut – Emperors or Kings?

Einhard and the Writing of Vita Karoli Magni

How did early medieval scholars interpret and adapt the histories of Imperial Rome? In her new article (now live on the Cerae website), Minjie Su explores the composition of, and intertextuality within, Vita Karoli Magni (The Life of Charlemagne) - she introduces it for us here... I find that, in order to write about the article … Continue reading Einhard and the Writing of Vita Karoli Magni

5th Anniversary Volume

This month we are proud to publish Cerae Volume 5. Founded in 2014 at the University of Western Australia, the aim of the journal was originally to champion important new research by PGRs and ECRs using the emerging platforms of Open Access and Digital Humanities. These aims remain at the heart of Cerae's ethos, though our … Continue reading 5th Anniversary Volume

Conference Review – ANZAMEMS, University of Sydney

In this guest article, Daniel Johnson reflects on the recent conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) at the University of Sydney. I am a part-time PhD student from the UK, studying the theology of the hymns of Isaac Watts (1674-1784) at the University of Leicester. I … Continue reading Conference Review – ANZAMEMS, University of Sydney

Call for Papers Volume 6

It's a week of exciting developments here at Cerae, as we're now accepting submissions for volume 6. Please email editorcerae@gmail.com with papers on the fascinating theme of Landscapes and everything that that can mean! Please note that Cerae has an open CFP policy, and non-themed articles will be accepted for consideration year-round Submission guidelines can … Continue reading Call for Papers Volume 6