Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Machine Learning and Data mining

 We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the conference Machine Learning and Data mining for Digital Scholarly Editions organised by the

Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik (IDE - Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing) together with the University of Rostock,

the University of Graz and the Know-Center Graz.


CfP: https://www.i-d-e.de/call-for-papers-ml-dse/

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

 Kathryn and Peter Yatrakis Fellowship


The Yatrakis Fellowship supports research on topics that require use of the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with the 26,000-volume collection of diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library houses today 145,000 titles of rare books and bindings, research materials, manuscripts, archives, and works of art that illuminate Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times. Rare maps of the Mediterranean, early editions of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and a laurel wreath belonging to Lord Byron are just some of the unique items. Holdings of 90,000 research titles in open stacks complement the rare books and other collections to create a comprehensive resource for the history of Greece through the ages.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (within the last 5 years) for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Open to all nationalities.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full academic year from early September to late May. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library. Fellows are expected to participate in the academic life of the School.

Application: Submit an online application form for “Associate Membership with Fellowship.” An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

Questions? Contact: application@ascsa.org

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Monday, October 11, 2021


Call for Papers – New College Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference

The twenty-second biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (version 2.0) will take place 3–5 March 2022 in Sarasota, Florida, with plenary presentations by Mary Floyd-Wilson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Jonathan Phillips (Royal Holloway, London). The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are also welcome. Given the uncertainties of the current pandemic, we have extended the deadline for all abstracts to 1 November 2021. We anticipate informing all those who have submitted papers or planned sessions by the middle of November.

In light of the cancellation of the 2020 conference, we are implementing the following rollover policy:

Papers and full pre-arranged sessions previously accepted for the 2020 Conference will be automatically accepted for the 2022 Conference as long as presenters notify the Program Committee of their intent to present by the 1 November deadline using the standard abstract submission form.
Those whose papers or sessions were accepted for 2020 but who wish to change the topic of their presentations substantially—as well as organizers of pre-arranged sessions who wish to change topics and/or presenters—should submit new proposals. While acceptance cannot be guaranteed given the logistics of rearranging the Conference schedule, these proposals will receive priority consideration by the Program Committee.
On the assumption that not all 2020 participants will wish to present in 2022, the Program Committee also welcomes new proposals.
While it is presently impossible to predict what the global health situation will be next March, the Program Committee affirms its commitment to community health and safety and encourages everyone to do what they feel is necessary to keep themselves safe. Likewise, while the 2022 Conference will primarily be an in-person event, the Program Committee is also committed to equitable access for those who would like to participate but are unable to travel to Sarasota. Presenters who would require remote access should note this on the abstract submission form; in the meantime, we are working on updating our technological capabilities to enable live-streaming of sessions and plenaries.

Junior scholars whose abstracts are accepted are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration for the Snyder Prize (named in honor of conference founder Lee Snyder), which carries an honorarium of $400.

The Conference is held on the campus of New College of Florida, the honors college of the Florida state system. The college, located on Sarasota Bay, is adjacent to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Sarasota is noted for its beautiful public beaches, theater, food, art and music. Average temperatures in March are a pleasant high of 77F (25C) and a low of 57F (14C).

More information will be posted here on the conference website as it becomes available, including information about conference events and area attractions.

Send any inquiries to info@newcollegeconference.org.

Friday, October 8, 2021

International Medieval Sermon Studies Symposium

International Medieval Sermon Studies Symposium 

July 15-19, 2022 

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN, USA 


Program Chair: Professor Steven McMichael 

Associate Professor, Department of Theology, University of St. Thomas 


The International Medieval Sermon Studies Society invites early career researchers and established scholars to submit proposals for 20-minute papers on the subject of Preaching and Gender. We encourage papers from all global areas and religious traditions for the approximate period 500-1500 CE. We welcome papers on themes including but not limited to:  


  • masculinities and femininities,  
  • gender roles and models,  
  • women preachers,  
  • preaching to or about men/women,  
  • contributions of queer theory and gender studies to sermon studies,  
  • gendered language and/or performance,  
  • intersection of gender with other categories (e.g., status, occupation, ethnicity, spirituality, age), 
  • gender fluidity and sexualities.  


Proposals should include: 

  • Paper title 
  • A description of 300 words or less 
  • Presenter name and institutional affiliation, if applicable 


The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2021. Proposals should be sent to Professor Steven McMichael (sjmcmichael@stthomas.edu).

Anne T. Thayer
Professor of Church History
Lancaster Theological Seminary
555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Monday, October 4, 2021

CFP 2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume

CFP 2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume
by Alejandro Morán Barrio
2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume

Organized by: Grupo de Investigación CAPIRE, Museo del Perfume de Buenos Aires (Argentina) y Academia del Perfume.

The aims of these Conference is the recognition of perfume as an object of study in the Humanities, the interdisciplinary and international exchange of research results related to perfume and smell, as well as the growing expansion of the field of sensory studies, beyond the visuality.

This conference will meet academic contributions from specialists from various areas of knowledge, among which the following stand out: David Howes (Concordia University), Annick Le Guérer (Independiente), Mª. Luisa Vázquez de Ágredos Pascual (Universitat de València), Cecilia Bembibre (University College London) y María del Rosario Caballero Rodríguez (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha).

The call for participation is opened through a call for papers, framed in the following thematic lines:

Line 1: The historical dimension of perfume and olfactory culture.
Line 2: The scientific, technical and material production of perfume.
Line 3: The aesthetics of perfume in the plurality of the arts.
Line 4: The social values of perfume and the olfactory experience.

Sending proposals through the following link: https://www.ucm.es/capire/perfume21-cfp

Send Papers Deadline: 30 October 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021

Call for Papers

ICMA at the Association for Art History’s 48th Annual Conference
6 – 8 April 2022, London in person

due 1 November 2021

Rethinking Royal Manuscripts in a Global Middle Ages
Organized by Jacopo Gnisci (UCL) and Umberto Bongianino (University of Oxford)

Badr al-Dīn Luʾlu enthroned, from a manuscript of the Kitāb al-Aghānī (Mosul, 1220 CE). Source: Wikimedia. This panel sets out to examine and compare the impact of royal patronage on the visual, material, and textual features of manuscripts produced across Africa, Asia, Mesoamerica and Europe during the ‘Global Middle Ages.’ As polysemic and multi-technological objects, royal manuscripts were produced in different forms and sizes, and from a variety of materials that could vary according to the taste, wealth, ideology, religion, and connections of their patrons and makers. Their visual and textual content could conform or deviate from existing traditions to satisfy the needs and ambitions of those involved in their production and consumption. Finally, pre-existing manuscripts could be appropriated, restored, enhanced, gifted, and even worshipped by ruling elites for reasons connected with legitimacy and self-preservation, becoming powerful instruments of hegemony, or symbols of prestige and piety. Because of this semiotic versatility, written artifacts provide ideal vantage points for understanding the agency of material culture in the creation and perpetuation of political power. To what extent do the materials, texts, and images of royal manuscripts reflect the integration of pre-modern courts in networks of patronage and exchange? In which ways were these features adapted for different audiences and for female, male, or genderqueer patrons? How did they inform local and transregional notions of power and authority? How did communities that opposed royal authority situate themselves in relation to the political agency of written texts and their illustrations? When and how did such artifacts become imperial relics to be displayed, or symbols of a contentious past to be concealed or destroyed? What can manuscripts tell us about the royal patronage of other artistic media, dynastic rivalries, political alliances, and state-endorsed religious phenomena?

In pursuing similar questions, we are particularly interested in multidisciplinary papers that move beyond a Eurocentric reading of material culture by considering royal manuscripts from pre-modern polities traditionally seen as ‘peripheral.’ We welcome proposals that seek to apply innovative methodologies to the study of handwritten material and its circulation, questioning conventional assumptions about politics, culture, and religion, and privileging comparative approaches and transcultural artistic phenomena.

Call for Papers deadline: 1 November 2021. Please submit your paper proposal to the convenors:

Umberto Bongianino: umberto.bongianino@orinst.ox.ac.uk
Jacopo Gnisci: j.gnisci@ucl.ac.uk

Presenters in ICMA-sponsored sessions will be eligible for conference fee reimbursement (if virtual) OR travel reimbursement (if in person) via the ICMA-Kress Travel Grant (https://www.medievalart.org/kress-travel-grant).