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 →

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 →

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 →

Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Calls for Papers Limina Annual Conference – ‘Fear and Loathing’ (Reminder)The Ninth Annual Conference of Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural StudiesFriday 20 June 2014 University of Western Australia The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the... Continue Reading →

Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Calls for Papers Conference (Reminder) Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions 19-21 June, 2014 Humanities Research Centre, Australia National University. The deadline for submission of abstracts (c. 200 words) is March 30, 2014. For more information, see the Conference website.  Limina Annual Conference - 'Fear and Loathing' The Ninth Annual Conference of Limina:... Continue Reading →

Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Calls for Papers Literature and Affect AAL Conference  Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Literature in Conjunction with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions 2-4 July 2014 University of Melbourne Abstract submissions due Friday 14 March 2014. For more information and to register, see the AAL website.  The Neglected Pillar: Comedy... Continue Reading →

Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Calls for Papers Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions The Fifth Bienial Conference of the Assosication for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia and New Zealand 19-21 June 2014 Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra An Environmental Humanities collaboratory with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History... Continue Reading →

Michelle Brown, Public Lecture: ‘The Luttrell Psalter: Imaging England on the Eve of the Black Death’

by KELLY MIDGLEY On the evening of Thursday November 28th, after an intensive day and a half of inspiring around thirty postgraduates and early career researchers in the Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar, ‘Understanding and Using Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts’, Professor Michelle Brown opened the CMEMS/PMRG conference with an informative and thoroughly entertaining public lecture:... Continue Reading →

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