In times of crisis, the role of memory in shaping societal responses and perceptions of the past becomes particularly pronounced. This panel, titled Remembering in Times of Crisis seeks to consider the ways in which societies use memory to navigate and make sense of times of upheaval and uncertainty. This panel invites scholars from diverse … Continue reading Leeds IMC 2024: Call for Papers (Hybrid)
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 operating a journal … Continue reading Call for Committee Members
Welcome to the first post in a new blog series that introduces the readers of Ceræ to the authors of each issue. First up in this series of posts is Solveig Marie Wang. Wang is an Early Career Researcher of medieval Fennoscandia, and is currently working on the DFG-funded project "Mission Before Colonisation: A Reassessment … Continue reading Meet our Volume 9 Authors: Solveig Marie Wang
After several globally challenging years, we here at Ceræ are proud to bring our readers our largest volume yet with the long-awaited publication of Volume 9. Themed ‘Ritual: Practice, Performance, Reception’, Volume 9 is comprised of seven themed articles, one non-themed article, one varium, and five book reviews. We invite readers to browse through the … Continue reading Volume 9 – Published!
Ceræ is excited to announce that we have recently joined Booktopia's affiliate program as part of our ongoing efforts to help mitigate the (ever-rising) administrative costs of digital publishing. By partnering with Booktopia, we hope to help ensure the continued success of our publication while also offering our readers an easy and convenient way to access … Continue reading We’re a Booktopia Affiliate!
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
Guest post by David White In 476, Romulus Augustulus, the last Western Roman emperor, was removed from the imperial throne. 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
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