Saturday, April 12, 2014

University of St. Thomas English and Art History graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference

Call for Papers
University of St. Thomas
English Graduate Conference
Friday, April 25, 2014

Please forward this message to your graduate students – a CFP poster is attached. Thank you,

The University of St. Thomas English and Art History graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 25, 2014.
While papers addressing any aspect of literature, visual arts, and culture will be considered, we particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the topic of Visualizing the Past/Imagining the Future.
·         How do conceptions of the past or future inform and/or constrain the process of literary or artistic production?
·         How have artists and writers imagined the future in utopian or dystopian terms?
·         In what ways have literary or historical eras (e.g., the “dark ages” or Romanticism) been idealized or demonized by writers or artists of later eras?
·         In what ways is the practice of literary or art history promoted and/or constrained by conceptions of “truthiness” or other aspects of postmodern culture?
·         How are historic conceptions of time (e.g., apocalypse, millennialism, geologic time, periodization) created and/or expressed in literary and artistic texts?
·         How might non-human and manufactured environments of the future construct or be constructed by literary and visual texts?
·         In what ways does the narrative of memory affect the construction of language, communities, societies, and cultures?
·         How do digital technologies [re]shape conceptions of the past and/or the future?
·         How may literature and the visual arts mold the future concept of the human in the wake of social, cultural, and technological transformations?

We encourage analyses of literary, artistic, architectural, cultural, cinematic, digital, and/or other textualities.
Email two-page (maximum) proposals for individual presentations or for panels of three to all members of the conference program committee:
Alexis Easley, maeasley@stthomas.edu,
Heather Shirey, hmshirey@stthomas.edu,
and Marty Warren, mlwarren@stthomas.edu,
by March 15, 2014. Final papers should take 15 minutes (20 minutes maximum) to present.

28th Irish Conference of Medievalists

held in UCD, Dublin 
between 1 - 3 July 2014. We welcome papers about all aspects of medieval 
history. Please visit our website at http://www.irishmedievalists.com/ 
to find out more information. This year, for the first time, we are 
awarding a prize for the best graduate paper delivered at the
conference.

If you have any queries email icm2014@ucd.ie. And, of course, pass on 
the word!

best
Elva Johnston

Dr Elva Johnston
UCD School of History and Archives
UCD Dublin
elva.johnston@ucd.ie

The Carolingian frontier and its neighbours

University of Cambridge, 4-6 July, 2014

While recent scholarship has done much to illuminate early medieval 
frontiers, the relationship between the Carolingian frontier and its 
neighbouring societies has yet to be the focus of sustained, comparative 
discussion.  This conference aims to initiate a dialogue between 
scholars of the Carolingian frontier and those of the societies it 
bordered, and in so doing to reach a better understanding of the nature 
and extent of contacts in frontier regions and the various manners in 
which these contacts – not to mention frontier regions themselves – were 
conceptualized.  Moreover, it will explore the interplay between various 
types of contact – whether military, political, economic, social, or 
religious – and the various ways in which these contacts could underpin, 
or undermine, existing relationships, both between the local societies 
themselves and between political centres.

By bringing together an international group of established and 
postgraduate scholars whose work lies both inside and outside the 
Carolingian empire, this conference seeks not only to open up 
comparative perspectives, but also to place the Carolingian empire 
within its global historical context.  Topics may include, but are not 
limited to: cross-border socio-political influence; religious contacts 
and ideological exchange; trade and material culture; the influence of 
political centres at the frontier; frontier fortifications; and local 
and central conceptualizations of frontiers within the period c. 750 – 
c. 950.  Participants are also welcome to consider different Carolingian 
frontiers in comparative perspective and the role of modern scholarship 
in the ‘creation’ of the Carolingian frontier.

Confirmed speakers for this conference include Dr. Caroline Brett 
(Cambridge), Professor Wojciech Fałkowski (Warsaw), Professor Joachim 
Henning (Frankfurt), Dr. Jonathan Jarrett (Birmingham), Professor 
Eduardo Manzano Moreno (Madrid), and Dr. Ivo Štefan (Prague).  Alongside 
invited papers, proposals are welcomed from postgraduate and 
postdoctoral students whose work focuses on the Carolingian frontier, 
and particularly from scholars of the societies which the Carolingians 
bordered.

This conference will take place over three days at the University of 
Cambridge.  Interested parties should send a 350 word abstract for a 
twenty-minute paper to thecarolingianfrontier@gmail.com.  The deadline 
for proposals is 11 April 2014.

This conference is generously supported by the George Macaulay Trevelyan 
Fund and by the Society for the Study of French History.

With all best wishes,
Ingrid Rembold
Fraser McNair
Sam Ottewill-Soulsby

You are invited to attend a regional English workshop at Rochester Community and Technical College

on FridayApril 25, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The theme of this year’s workshop will be “Integrating Reading and Writing for Developmental Students.” Dr. Jeanine Williams of the Community College of Baltimore County will be the keynote speaker and workshop leader.

The conference is free to MnSCU faculty and staff; $25 for non-MnSCU employees.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  For payment information, please contact me. 

If you plan to attend, please let us know by Friday, April 11. Please respond to this email with your name, school, and any dietary accommodations requested, including if you prefer a vegetarian option.  

Further information, including a specific schedule of conference events and directions to campus (and buildings and rooms), will be made available in a forthcoming email.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

Thanks,


Jennifer Nisbit
Office and Administrative Specialist Intermediate – Dean, Faculty, and Athletics
Focus on the Children Conference Coordinator
Rochester Community and Technical College

Colloquium Inaugurating the Network for the Study of Caroline Minuscule

Call for papers: Colloquium Inaugurating the Network for the Study of 
Caroline Minuscule

23 May 2014, Cambridge University Library, UK
Welcome: Professor Rosamond McKitterick, University of Cambridge
Confirmed speakers: David Ganz, Mary Garrison, Erik Kwakkel, Susan 
Rankin, Mariken Teeuwen

As publication approaches for the final volume of Bernhard Bischoff’s 
‘Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts’, 
early medieval historians and palaeographers must consider the 
significance of this work as well as the research that it enables on the 
origins, development, and varieties of Caroline minuscule. In 
recognition of this landmark publication and in hopes of building upon 
it, we are co-ordinating a project on the study of Caroline minuscule 
that aims to add to the great advances of the past generation of 
scholarship.

Our first major event is a colloquium to be held on 23 May in Cambridge. 
It will address the current state of research on Caroline minuscule from 
the late eighth to the tenth centuries and explore questions related to 
studying the script today, including but not limited to:

-the emergence and development of Caroline minuscule and its varieties
-peculiar features of script or style in certain manuscripts or groups 
of manuscripts
-comparisons between different codices, regions, scriptoria or scribes
-proposals for new palaeographical tools, methods or terminology
-the means and challenges of dating and localising manuscripts written 
in Caroline minuscule
-opportunities for the palaeography of Caroline minuscule in the digital 
age
-useful but neglected aspects of Bischoff’s research

Paper proposals should be sent to Anna Dorofeeva (ad529@cam.ac.uk) or 
Zachary Guiliano (zmg20@cam.ac.uk) as pdfs of c. 500 words, together 
with a brief CV (one A4 page). The deadline is 31 March but early 
submission is strongly encouraged. Small bursaries may be available for 
travel and accommodation expenses, and responses from postgraduates and 
in languages other than English are especially welcome. For further 
information, and to join the Network, please visit 
carolinenetwork.weebly.com.

With best wishes,

Anna Dorofeeva and Zachary Guiliano

SAVE THE DATE notice for a Wessex Centre for History and Archaeology conference

Saturday 27 September 2014, 9.30-5.30. University of Winchester, King Alfred Campus
 
Lives and Landscapes in Early Medieval Wessex: A Conference in Honour of Professor Barbara Yorke, Professor Emerita of Early Medieval History, University of Winchester
 
Speakers confirmed: Professor Martin Biddle, Dr Robert Higham, Professor David Hinton, Professor Dame Jinty Nelson, Professor Andrew Reynolds
 
Please contact Alexander.Langlands@winchester.ac.uk to register interest.
Registration details to be circulated soon, at www.winchester.ac.uk/wcha

The Corpus of Spanish Biblical Texts

Dear Friends,
It is a pleasure to announce the fifth corpus of the Digital Library of
Old
Spanish Texts project: Spanish Biblical Texts (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/bib/index.htm).

The Corpus of Spanish Biblical Texts is a free online resource developed
by
the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies (www.hispanicseminary.org) in
collaboration with the Biblia Medieval project (www.bibliamedieval.es).
Its
main goal is to facilitate the study and dissemination of a unique
aspect
of the medieval Hispanic language and culture: the translations of the
Bible into Castilian undertaken during the Middle Ages.

This new research integrates in a common interface the texts, indices
(alphabetic, frequency, reverse alphabetic) and KWIC concordances of 19
biblical translations into medieval Spanish, almost 5 million words,
allowing for seamless queries in all of its components. A complete
listing
of all the texts is included at the end of this message.

This corpus will be a significant source of information for historical
linguists, lexicographers, and any other researcher interested in the
medieval Castilian biblical translations. They will be able to access
and
search the contents of the texts for a wide variety of research tasks
connected with the diachronic developments of medieval Spanish, allowing
them to examine the shift, continuities and patterns of variation that
occurred over several centuries.

The other four corpora included in the Digital Library of Old Spanish
Texts
are:
* Prose Works of Alfonso X el sabio (20 texts / 3,255,914 tokens) (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/ac/index.htm)
* Spanish Medical Texts (55 texts / 2,642,403 tokens) (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/med/index.htm)
* Navarro-Aragonese Texts (36 texts / 3,336,942 tokens) (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/nar/index.htm)
* Spanish Legal Texts (49 texts / 2,804,358 tokens) (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/lex/index.htm)

With this new corpus, the Digital Library of Old Spanish Texts now
offers
free online access to 179 texts and close to 17,000,000 tokens.

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Queridos amigos:
Es un placer anunciaros la quinta entrega de la Biblioteca Digital de
Textos del Español Antiguo: Textos bíblicos españoles (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/bib/index.htm).

El Corpus de textos bíblicos españoles es un recurso electrónico de uso
libre en la red desarrollado por el Hispanic Seminary of Medieval
Studies (
www.hispanicseminary.org) en colaboración con el proyecto Biblia
Medieval (
www.bibliamedieval.es). Con este recurso se pretende facilitar el
estudio y
la difusión de un aspecto singular de la lengua y cultura medievales
hispánicas: las traducciones de la Biblia al castellano llevadas a cabo
durante la Edad Media.

Esta nueva herramienta de investigación integra en una única interfaz
los
textos, índices (alfabético, de frecuencia, inverso) y concordancias
KWIC
de los 19 romanceamientos bíblicos en castellano, cerca de 5 millones de
palabras, permitiendo consultas en todos sus componentes. Al final de
este
mensaje se ofrece el listado de los textos incluidos.

Este corpus textual será una importante fuente de información para
lingüistas históricos, lexicógrafos y todos aquellos investigadores
interesados en las diferentes versiones bíblicas medievales en
castellano,
quienes podrán examinar los contenidos de los textos para desarrollar
una
gran variedad de estudios conectados con el desarrollo del español
medieval, permitiéndoles rastrear los cambios, continuidades y patrones
de
variación ocurridos a lo largo de varios siglos.

Los otros cuatro corpus disponibles en la Biblioteca Digital de Textos
del
Español Antiguo son:
* Obra en prosa de Alfonso X el sabio (20 textos / 3.255.914 tokens) (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/ac/index.htm)
* Textos médicos españoles (55 textos / 2.642.403 tokens) (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/med/index.htm)
* Textos navarro-aragoneses (36 textos / 3.336.942 tokens) (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/nar/index.htm)
* Textos legales españoles (49 textos / 2.804.358 tokens) (
http://www.hispanicseminary.org/t&c/lex/index.htm)

Con esta nueva entrega, la Biblioteca Digital de Textos del Español
Antiguo
ofrece acceso gratuito en línea a 179 textos y cerca de 17.000.000
tokens.


Saludos,
Francisco Gago

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TEXTOS / TEXTS

1- La Fazienda de Ultramar (Salamanca: Biblioteca Universitaria, ms.
1997)
2- Biblia romanceada E6 (Escorial: Monasterio I.i.6)
3- Biblia romanceada E8 (Escorial: Monasterio I.i.8)
4- Biblia romanceada E8 (Escorial: Monasterio I.Y.6)
5- General Estoria: Alfonso X (1252-1284)
    a. GE1 (Madrid: Biblioteca Nacional, ms. 816)
    b. GE2 (Madrid: Biblioteca Nacional, ms. 10.237, Évora: Biblioteca
Pública, ms. CXXV/2-3 y Escorial: Monasterio O-I-11)
    c. GE3 (Évora: Biblioteca Pública, ms. CXXV/2-3 y Escorial:
    Monasterio
Y.I.8)
    d. GE4 (Vaticano: Biblioteca Urb. Lat. 539 y Escorial: Monasterio
I.I.2)
    e. GE5 (Escorial: Monasterio I.I.2)
6- Biblia romanceada E3 (Escorial: Monasterio I.i.3)
7- Biblia de Ajuda (Lisboa: Biblioteca de Ajuda, ms. 52-XIII-1)
8- Biblia romanceada E19 (Escorial: Monasterio J.ii.19)
9- Biblia romanceada E7 (Escorial: Monasterio I.i.7)
10- Biblia romanceada E5 (Escorial: Monasterio I.i.5)
11- Biblia romanceada de Évora (Évora: Biblioteca Pública, ms.
CXXIV/1-2)
12- Biblia romanceada E4 (Escorial: Monasterio I.i.4)
13- Biblia romanceada de Oxford (Oxford: Bodleian, Canon. Ital. 177)
14- Biblia romanceada de la BNM (Madrid: Nacional, ms 10288)
15- Biblia romanceada de la RAH (Madrid: Real Academia de la Historia,
ms.
87)
16- Biblia de Arragel (Madrid: Palacio de Liria)
17- Libro de Job (Madrid: Biblioteca Nacional, ms. 10138)
18- Libro de Ester (Salamanca: Universitaria, ms. 2015)
19- Evangelios y epístolas paulinas (Madrid: Nacional, 9556)

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Francisco Gago-Jover
Dean, Class of 2016
Professor of Spanish

Smith Hall 224
P.O. Box Class Dean
College of the Holy Cross
One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395

e-mail: fgagojov@holycross.edu
phone: (508) 793-2530
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