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

Call For Papers – IMC Leeds 2022 Panel: In the Middle of What? Period Boundaries in Medieval Studies

The idea underlying 'the Middle Ages' is by now well-known: it was the backwards middle period between the glories of Antiquity and the advances of Enlightenment. As this perception took hold, such periodisation became entrenched and the fields that studied each era so fossilized that hardly any communication took place between them. This state of … Continue reading Call For Papers – IMC Leeds 2022 Panel: In the Middle of What? Period Boundaries in Medieval Studies

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

Catastrophe, cultural memory, and the ‘dust veil’ of 536

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

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 – AEMA 2019, Monash University

In this article, Cerae committee member Cassandra Schilling reflects on the 2019 conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association (3-5 Oct) 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). This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 14th International … Continue reading Conference Review – AEMA 2019, Monash University

A Treasury of Early Irish Literature – BL Manuscript Egerton 1782

In this article, our editor Christina Cleary takes a look at BL MS Egerton 1782, a 16th century Irish manuscript that preserves Early Irish tales that have not otherwise survived the centuries… The vellum manuscript known as Egerton 1782, housed by the British Library, is an extremely valuable source for the study of Early Irish … Continue reading A Treasury of Early Irish Literature – BL Manuscript Egerton 1782

CFP Leeds IMC 2020 Panel: ‘Minority and Marginalised Experiences’

Call for Papers ‘Minority and Marginalised Experiences’ International Medieval Congress 2020, Leeds Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites abstracts for papers on the theme of ‘Minority and Marginalised Experiences’ for the International Medieval Congress 2020. Recent scholarship has begun to acknowledge that the focus of Medieval and Early Modern Studies … Continue reading CFP Leeds IMC 2020 Panel: ‘Minority and Marginalised Experiences’