Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies – CfP

The Center for Hellenic Studies (Podgorica, Montenegro) is pleased to announce the launch of its annual publication, Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies.

Akropolis is an international peer-reviewed annual scholarly journal, devoted to the study of Hellenic culture and civilization from antiquity to the present, featuring high-quality research in all areas of Hellenic studies: philosophy, religion, archaeology, history, law, literature, philology, art.

To be considered for publication in the first volume of Akropolis, manuscripts should be submitted to akropolis@helenskestudije.me by December 5th 2017.

Prospective authors should consult the Instructions for Authors, as well as the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

More information can be found at journal’s homepage http://helenskestudije.me/publications/journal/.

Assistant Professor of French, Medieval Studies

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French

Medieval Studies | University of British Columbia

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track position in French with specialization in Medieval Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2018. We seek a medievalist with bridging interests who will be able to participate in collaborative projects with other faculty members, who will enhance our course offerings, propose new perspectives on European French culture, and contribute to the Faculty of Arts commitment to foster international engagement and cultivate intercultural understanding among our students.

A completed PhD in French Studies or relevant field is required at the start date of the appointment. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in French, as well as an excellent command of English, and must be able to demonstrate strong evidence of an ongoing commitment to academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active program of research leading to peer reviewed publications and the securing of external research funding, and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate as well as graduate students.

Additional information about the UBC Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies may be found at http://fhis.ubc.ca.

Applications are to be submitted by November 30, 2017 through the UBC Faculty careers website (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/28002). Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research and teaching interests, one writing sample (20-30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample course syllabi, student evaluations, peer assessments, etc.).

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the above deadline, via email to fhis.search@ubc.ca with the subject line “Assistant Professor of French position”. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of FHIS, Dr. Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, at fhis.search@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin soon after November 30 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

4th Cycle of Medieval Studies / CFP 2018

1. NUME, Research Group on the Latin Middle Ages, organizes the IV Cycle of Medieval Studies, June 2018.

2. The goal is to offer a broad overview of the current situation of Italian and international medievalist studies. Issues which are related to many different aspects of the medieval period (V-XV century) can be addressed: history, philosophy, politics, literature, art, archeology, material culture, new technologies applied to medieval studies and so on;

2.1 Contributions with two or more speakers are accepted;
2.2 Contributions will be structured in specific panels.

3. The conference will be held from 3rd to 7th June 2018 at the Auditorium Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, via Folco Portinari, 5 (Florence, Italy).

4. Participation proposals must have abstract format, in Italian or English, not exceeding 300 words. They will have to be sent, along with a CV, by January 15, 2018 at the following e-mail address:

info@nuovomedioevo.it

5. Proposals will be evaluated by the Review Board on the basis of quality, interest and originality. The judgment of the Commission will be unquestionable.

6. The Commission will notify the convocation for the speakers considered suitable by February 1, 2018.

7. The selected speakers will be asked to prepare an oral intervention, accompanied by any images or videos, not exceeding 15 minutes (+5’ discussion time). Contextually, they will be asked to send a paper of their contribution for the Conference Proceedings by April 1, 2018.

8. Speakers will be required a participation fee of 100€, which, in addition to supporting the activities of the NUME Research Group, will entitle to 2 free copies of the Conference Proceedings.

9. The Conference program will be published by April 30, 2018.

10. The deadlines set out in this notice must be strictly observed, otherwise the contribution will be excluded from the call.

Further info at: www.nuovomedioevo.it

CfP: Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

June 18-20, 2018
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri

The Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (June 18-20, 2018) is a convenient summer venue for scholars from around the world to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the Symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation into all topics and in all disciplines of medieval and early modern studies.

The plenary speakers for this year will be Geoffrey Parker of The Ohio State University, and Carole Hillenbrand of the University of St Andrews.

The Symposium is held annually on the beautiful midtown campus of Saint Louis University. On-campus housing options include affordable, air-conditioned apartments as well as a luxurious boutique hotel. Inexpensive meal plans are available, and there is also a wealth of restaurants, bars, and cultural venues within easy walking distance of campus.

While attending the Symposium participants are free to use the Vatican Film Library, the Rare Book and Manuscripts Collection, and the general collection at Saint Louis University’s Pius XII Memorial Library.

The Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern world are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. Scholarly organizations are especially encouraged to sponsor proposals for complete sessions.

The deadline for all submissions is December 31. Decisions will be made in January and the final program will be published in February.

For more information or to submit your proposal online go to: http://smrs.slu.edu

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