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
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!
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
What can Old Norse accounts of Fimbulvetr (‘Great Winter’) tell us about cultural memory of the 'dust veil' of 536 throughout Europe? In his new article (now live on the Cerae website), Andrea Maraschi explores just that; he introduces his research for us here. But more than that, writing from Italy in the midst of the … Continue reading Catastrophe, cultural memory, and the ‘dust veil’ of 536