Ceræ Volume 10: Call For Papers

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

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

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

Sir Joseph Banks and the Medieval Icelandic Saga

In this article, our social media editor Matt Firth looks at the career of Joseph Banks (1743-1820), and the collection of Icelandic texts he left the British Library… For Australians, Joseph Banks (1743-1820) is a familiar name from our colonial history. In fact, I suspect that for most of us, setting aside James Cook, his … Continue reading Sir Joseph Banks and the Medieval Icelandic Saga

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

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