DM @ DH Benelux

On 3-5 July Digital Medievalist representatives Mike Kestemont and Els de Paermentier attended the DH Benelux Conference in Utrecht with a poster about Digital Medievalist!

This is the preview PNG image of the poster.

Poster of Digital Medievalist

If you would like to have the high resolution TIFF version of the poster, please contact Digital Medievalist at: DMedievalist(at)googlegroups(dot)com

Call for Nominations to DM Board 2017-2019

Digital Medievalist will be holding elections at the end of June 2017 for four positions to its Executive Board. Board positions are for 2-year terms and incumbents may be re-elected (for a maximum of three terms in a row). Members of the Board are responsible for the overall direction of the organisation and leading the Digital Medievalist’s many projects and programmes. This is a working board, and so it would be expected that you are willing and able to commit time to helping Digital Medievalist undertake some of its activities, like editing the journal, organising conference sessions, administering website, facebook group and news feeds, or maintaining a technical infrastructure – and there is room for any initiative you would like to take to foster the communication on digital methods in medieval studies.

For further information about the Executive and Digital Medievalist more generally please see the website, particularly:

We are now seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for the annual elections. In order to be eligible for election, candidates must be members of Digital Medievalist (membership is conferred simply by subscription to the organisation’s mailing list, dm-l) and have made some demonstrable contribution either to the DM project (e.g. to the mailing list, or the wiki, etc.), or generally to the field of digital medieval studies.
If you are interested in running for these positions or are able to recommend a suitable candidate, please contact the returning officers, Dominique Stutzmann (dominique.stutzmann [at] irht.cnrs.fr) and Lynn Ransom (lransom [at] upenn.edu), who will treat your nomination or enquiries in confidence. The nomination period will close at 23:59 UTC on Thursday, 15 June. Elections will be held by electronic ballot from Thursday, 22 June 2016, closing at 23:59 UTC on Wednesday, 7 July 2016.

Best wishes,
Dominique Stutzmann and Lynn Ransom

CfP: Nature and Dream: Studies on the representation of reality in the Middle Ages

Call for Proposals

1. The NUME Research Group organizes a roundtable entitled Nature and Dream: Studies on the representation of reality in the Middle Ages.

2. The roundtable will focus on the medieval category of reality, with particular attention to the relationship between nature and other worlds, such as the dream, the miracle, the legend, the epic. We welcome studies addressing the problem of mental representation of the real in philosophical, literary and artistic fields, as well as the impact this representation has on specific aspects of European medieval culture.

3. The roundtable will take place at the offices of NUME Research Group (via Landino, 2 – Florence, Italy) or, in case of a significant number of participants, at another venue to be defined. The event will be on October 7th.

4. We anticipate contributors giving papers of 30 minutes. Please submit proposed titles and abstracts of 300 words (in English or Italian), with a short academic biography, by August 31st to: info(AT)nuovomedioevo(DOT)it

5. Speakers will be required to pay a participation fee of 60€.

Further information at:
http://www.nuovomedioevo.it

Congreso Humanidades Digitales: Miradas hacia la Edad Media

Upcoming Conference announcement (in Spanish)

Estimadas/os compañeras/os,
Tenemos el placer de presentar el Congreso Internacional de la Red de Estudios Medievales Interdisciplinares Humanidades Digitales: miradas hacia la Edad Media que se celebrará del 9 al 11 de octubre de 2017, en la Facultad de Filología de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. El evento tiene como propósito crear un espacio propicio para la exposición, reflexión, diálogo y debate entre investigadores especializados o interesados en el medievalismo y las HD.

Tendrán cabida todas aquellas propuestas de carácter transversal y multidisciplinar, que combinen una o varias áreas de la medievalística (Filología, Arte, Historia, Filosofía, Música…) con las HD. Entre las posibles líneas temáticas, se acogerán comunicaciones sobre:

– Métodos y herramientas al servicio de los Estudios Medievales
– Las HD y la interdisciplinariedad en el campo de los Estudios Medievales
– Patrimonio europeo medieval digital. Nuevas formas y nuevos caminos
– Presentación de corpora, repertorios y bases de datos (Edad Media)
– Ediciones digitales de obras medievales
– ¿Hay futuro para las Humanidades fuera de las HD? Reflexiones sobre el presente y el futuro de los Estudios Medievales

Toda la información actualizada podrá consultarse en la web oficial http://www.usc.es/estmedin/hd/ , y cualquier consulta podrá dirigirse al correo electrónico medievodixital(AT)gmail.com

Con esta llamada queremos invitaros a participar enviando vuestras propuestas de comunicación antes del 31 de mayo a través del formulario que figura en la citada página.

Rogamos vuestra colaboración en la difusión de esta actividad y quedamos a vuestra disposición.
Atentamente,
Comité organizador

 

View and download the conference flyer HERE.

The Normans in the South

Mediterranean Meetings in the Central Middle Ages
Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July, 2017
St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

[PDF flyer HERE]

By some accounts, 1017 marked the advent of the Norman presence in Italy and Sicily, inaugurating a new era of invasion, interaction and integration in the Mediterranean. Whether or not we decide the millennial anniversary is significant, the moment offers an ideal opportunity to explore the story in the south, about a thousand years ago. To what extent did the Normans establish a cross-cultural empire? What can we learn by comparing the impact of the Norman presence in different parts of Europe? What insights are discoverable in comparing local histories of Italy and Sicily with broader historical ideas about transformation, empire and exchange? The conference draws together established, early-career and post-graduate scholars for a joint investigation of the Normans in the South, to explore together the many meetings of cultural, political and religious ideas in the Mediterranean in the central Middle Ages.

The three-day conference features 80 speakers from around the world, and three parallel strands of sessions: ‘Conquest and Culture’, ‘Art and Architecture’ and ‘Power and Politics’.

Secure your place: register by 31 May 2017 at:
http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/conferences-events/history-faculty/history-faculty/the-normans-in-the-south-mediterranean-meetings-in-the-central-middle-ages

Meal bookings optional; conference dinner places limited; early booking strongly recommended.

Conference Website and Programme

www.haskinssociety.org/Normans-in-the-South

Keynote Speakers

Professor Graham Loud (University of Leeds)
Professor Jeremy Johns (University of Oxford)
Professor Sandro Carocci (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’)

featuring a short highlight talk by
Professor David Abulafia (University of Cambridge)

Queries

Please contact the conference organizer:
Dr Emily A. Winkler (emily.winkler(AT)history.ox.ac.uk)

Sponsorship

The Haskins Society
St Edmund Hall, Oxford
The John Fell OUP Fund (Oxford)
The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East
The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH)