Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Next Giant List of Digitised Manuscript Hyperlinks

Apologies for duplicate/cross posting

The Next Giant List of Digitised Manuscript Hyperlinks

It's that time of year again, friends - when we inflict our quarterly massive list of manuscript hyperlinks upon an unsuspecting public. As always, this list contains everything that has been digitised up to this point by the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts department, complete with hyperlinks to each record on...

Call for Papers: Historiography and Space in Late Antiquity

The research group Late Antique historiography ( at Ghent University is organising two workshops on historiography and space in Late Antiquity (300-800 AD), a first one on 24-25 October 2014 and a second one from 15 until 17 January 2015.
The aim is to explore how space was perceived, conceptualised and deployed in historiographical texts within the context of late ancient literature and society. The first workshop focuses on perceptions of space in genres related to historiography (hagiography, apocalyptic literature, geographical literature) and on historical memory in general. The second focuses more strictly on perceptions of space in historiography.
The workshop welcomes contributions on Greek and Latin authors, but also, and especially, those on texts in oriental languages such as Armenian, Georgian, Syriac, and Coptic. Historiography is understood in a wide sense, including narratives and chronicles, but also lists, excerpt collections, antiquarian writings, local histories, etc.
Confirmed speakers include:
Workshop I: M. Debié (Paris), D. Engels (Brussels), G. Kelly (Edinburgh), J.-C. Van Haelewyck (Louvain-la-Neuve).
Workshop II: P. Blaudeau (Angers), J.W. Drijvers (Groningen), S. Johnson (Washington), T. Greenwood (St. Andrews), M. Humphries (Swansea), H. Leppin (Frankfurt), M. Meier (Tübingen).

We welcome 500 word proposals for papers of 25 minutes, to be submitted before 1 July 2014 to Marianna Mazzola ( Participants are asked to read the position paper posted on the website> Conference and Events.

ASIMS-GSIHS Joint Conference

Attached please find a cfp for a joint conference between ASIMS and GSIHS to be held in All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin beginning 28 February 2015 on the subject Church and Settlement in Ireland: Landscape and Legacy. Abstracts are due 18 June 2014. Please share widely!!
Thanks so much,

Dr. Lahney Preston-Matto
Associate Professor, English Department
Adelphi University
206 Harvey Hall
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Ireland Conference 2015 CFP.pdf

Shared Journeys: The Confluence of Pilgrimage Traditions

Shared Journeys: The Confluence of Pilgrimage Traditions
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by
the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies and
the International Consortium for Pilgrimage Studies
College of William & Mary
September 26-28, 2014
“Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.”
Abraham Cowley (English Poet 1618-1667)
The Institute of Pilgrimage Studies in conjunction with the International Consortium for Pilgrimage Studies invites abstracts for the 3nd annual Symposium to be held September 26-28, 2014 at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.  The conference will embrace thematic sessions including:
Artistic and Literary Responses to Pilgrimage
Health and Pilgrimage
Material Culture of Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage in the Mediterranean World
Pilgrimage in the Ancient World
Pilgrimage in Non-Christian Traditions
Space, Place and Lived Experience of Pilgrimage
We encourage submission of papers involving research and creative activity on journeys to a sacred center or travel for transformation from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives including religious studies, anthropology, literature, art history, kinesiology, classical studies, history, sociology, theater and dance.  Individual presentations will last no more than 20 minutes, with time for discussion between papers.
Abstracts of 500 words from faculty, independent researchers, graduate and undergraduate students may be submitted on our website ( until August 1st, 2014.   Faculty and independent researchers should submit a short CV with their abstract; students should provide a recommendation from a faculty mentor.  Students may propose to either present papers or participate in a poster session.  Notification of acceptance will be sent by August 15th, 2014.  Please check the website or contact Prof. Brennan Harris ( for further information.

[Med Grad] New Graduate Travel Award from the Hagiography Society

The Hagiography Society is pleased to announce the creation of the Sherry L. Reames Graduate Student Travel Award for Hagiographical Studies. Named in honor of the beloved founder and long-time leader of the Society, the award provides $500 to be used toward travel to present at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, held annually at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. 
Students enrolled in a graduate program (anywhere in the world) whose paper, on a topic involving hagiography, has been accepted, at the time of application, for inclusion in the program of the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, are eligible to apply. Preference may be given to Hagiography Society members. 
Please submit the following documents by November 1 to the Secretary / Treasurer of the Hagiography Society ( : 
• a current curriculum vitæ 
• the abstract for the accepted paper, identifying the panel on which it will be presented 
• a cover letter, addressing the following questions: 
- How does this paper fit into your scholarly trajectory? 
- Have you presented at a scholarly conference before? 
- Have you received other funding for travel (this paper or others)? 
Successful applicants will be informed of the results by December 15. 

Shifting Frontiers

From: Ralph Mathisen <ruricius@MSN.COM>
Subject: Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity XI - Call For Papers
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 17:56:59 -0400
From: Sarah E. Bond [bondsarah007@GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:08 PM
Subject: CFP: Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity XI
Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity XI - Call For Papers
Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity XI
The Transformation of Poverty, Philanthropy, and Healthcare in Late Antiquity
Iowa City, IA, March 26-29, 2015.
The eleventh biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity conference will take place at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, March 26-29, 2015. The period of Late Antiquity (A.D. 200-700) witnessed great changes in respect to attitudes towards poverty, philanthropy, and healthcare. The conference aims to bring together scholars in order to explore these issues amidst global concerns over poverty and the provision of healthcare, and questions over the role of private philanthropy in effecting change within these areas. Two subjects in particular, the ascendency of Pope Francis to the papacy and debate over the federal provision of healthcare in the United States, helped to inspire the conference’s goal of surveying how early Christians viewed, wrote upon, depicted, and grappled with these issues, and how they shaped the late antique world economically, socially, politically, and topographically. Questions that we may wish to address are: What were elite attitudes towards the poor? What do we mean by the “economy of charity”? How did monasticism shape healthcare in the later empire? What is the interaction between religion and science?  We hope to receive proposals for papers concerning all aspects of poverty, philanthropy, and healthcare, which approach these issues from textual, archaeological, numismatic, papyrological, or epigraphic standpoints.
Two keynote speakers will be taking part in the conference: Professor Ramsay MacMullen, Dunham Professor Emeritus in History and Classics, Yale University (U.S.A.) and Professor Susanna Elm, History Department, University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.).
The deadline for proposals is 15 November 2014. Abstracts should be 200-300 words in length. Papers should be in English. Proposals from graduate students are welcome, but they should indicate on their submission whether they have discussed their proposal with their supervisor or not. We encourage international applicants, and may be able to provide a limited number of speaker subvention grants primarily for registration. Please note that the submission of an abstract carries with it a commitment to attend the conference should the abstract be accepted.
Proposals should be sent to:
For further details and updates, please see the Conference Website.
Sarah E. Bond, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Classics
University of Iowa


Dear Colleagues, 

With apologies for cross-posting.

Please find attached the CFP for an edited collection of essays by Alan Baragona and Elizabeth Rambo, titled: Cornering the Snarket: Sarcasm and Snark in Medieval Literature

They are looking for abstracts on any aspect of snark, ridicule, sarcasm in medieval literary, legal, and historical sources. Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

All the best,
Kat Tracy

Dr. Larissa "Kat" Tracy

Associate Professor,
Medieval Literature
Longwood University

Series Editor: Explorations in Medieval Culture (Brill)
Editor: EOLAS, The Journal of the American Society for Irish Medieval Studies
Vice-President: MEARCSTAPA

Snarket CFP.pdf