Monday, January 21, 2013

MAM announcements (January 2013)

Medieval Pet? (16th-century printer's device)
  • MAM's 29th annual conference at Indiana State University (September 2013)
  • Special issue of Enarratio on Medieval Pets
  • Manuscripts on My Mind (from Susan L'Engle at Saint Louis University) 
  • The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference/Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship 
  • Call for Papers: “Universitas scholarium. The social and cultural history of the European student from the Middle Ages to the Present”

Don't forget to submit your important professional announcements, society news, and calls-for-papers to me for inclusion in NuntiaBlog and Nuntia. E-mail them to me at: mheintzelma@csbsju.edu.

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MAM's 29th annual conference at Indiana State University, September 2013 (from Harriet Hudson)

MAM's 29th annual conference will be held September 26-28, 2013 at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. Plenary speakers are Ralph Hanna and Richard Firth-Green. The conference theme is "A sense of place" but papers on all topics relating to medieval studies are welcome; abstracts should be submitted by August 1. For additional information, contact Harriet Hudson at harriet.hudson@indstate.edu.

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Special issue of Enarratio on Medieval Pets (from Peter Goodrich)

Over the past few years MAM has sponsored several panels of sessions on Medieval Pets at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Some years have gone by since these sessions began (in 2009!), but they have been very successful sessions that produced fine and varied papers. After considering several avenues for publication of the best essays, Peter Goodrich and Kristen Figg, the coeditor of Enarratio: The Journal of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, are planning a special issue on this topic for the next issue of the journal. If those of you who participated in these sessions have not already placed your paper elsewhere, and are still interested in the topic of pets (and maybe not so "petlike" animals) in the Middle Ages, they invite you to submit a fully developed version of it for consideration for the special issue.

The topic: This special issue treats medieval attitudes towards animals as both as "pets" and as a borderland between the dualities of human and animal, domestic and wild, work and leisure, good and evil, high and low, core and periphery. Paper topics are encouraged about particular uses of animals or "pets" in medieval literature, art, and general culture -- including bestiaries, menageries, and special relationships between humans and animals that are either domesticated or undomesticated.

To help plan for the issue, would you please notify Peter (pgoodric@nmu.edu) by email or phone 
(Office: 906-227-1635; Mobile: 906-226-2828) before February 28 if you plan to submit an article?

Given the peer-reviewing and publication process for the journal, finished articles will be due to Kristen by July 1, 2014. Information about Enarratio and guidelines for submission are available at http://www.hmml.org/mam/mamenarratio.htm.

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Manuscripts on My Mind (from Susan L'Engle at Saint Louis University)

"Greetings from St. Louis; I hope your holidays were bright and you are looking forward to an interesting and productive 2013. The forthcoming issue of Manuscripts on My Mind is under preparation and will circulate later this month; please send me news and information on all and sundry manuscript-related topics: exhibitions, conferences, events; queries, discoveries, new publications, and anything else you might think of. I would be especially interested in reports or reviews of exhibitions, publications, and other manuscript activities that have taken place over the past four months."

"Let me remind all that submissions of papers for the 2013 Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, as per the CPF published in the last issue of MOMM, should be sent to me by the end of this month. The titles of the suggested sessions are: Masterpieces, Special Effects, Provenance and Pedigree, and Sex, Bawdiness, and the Troubadour Tradition in Manuscript Production. You can review the description of these sessions on the last page of the September 2012 issue, found on our website at http://libraries.slu.edu/special_collections/vfl_momm"

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The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference/Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference and the Folger Fellowships Program proudly announce the creation of a co-sponsored, short-term Fellowship. This Fellowship is designed to serve the members of the SCSC for whom the Folger's rich collections are essential. This is a two-month Fellowship for research on a topic appropriate to the collections.

The Fellow will be awarded a two-month Fellowship to be taken at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The award carries a stipend of $5000. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application and must be a member in good standing of SCSC. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a 1,000-word description of their research project, and 4-page curriculum vitae. Three letters of support complete the application and may be sent via regular mail or as PDFs email to: conference@sixteenthcentury.org. Please do NOT send portfolio letters.

The application deadline for 2013-14 short-term Fellowships is 1 March 2013.

Apply directly to SCSC.

Donald J. Harreld
Exec. Dir., SCSC
Department of History
Brigham Young University
2130 JFSB
Provo, UT 84660

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Call for Papers: “Universitas scholarium. The social and cultural history of the European student from the Middle Ages to the Present”
(„Universitas scholarium. Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte des europäischen Studenten vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart“)

Scientific colloquium (Pre- and Postdocs) accompanying the anniversary conference of the University of Cologne: “Back to the future? The “old” University of Cologne in the context of the history of the European university” („Zurück in die Zukunft? – Die „alte“ Kölner Universität im Kontext der europäischen Universitätsgeschichte“)

October 24th-25th, 2013, University of Cologne, Germany

Organization: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andreas Speer (Cologne), Prof. Dr. Marian Füssel (Göttingen)

The mediaeval institution of the “universitas magistrorum et scholarium“ as a form of (self)organization of teachers and learners is the origin of the modern European universities. Despite the Reformation, Enlightenment, Humboldtian Reform and Bologna-Process, traces of the original mediaeval self-conception of “universitas” can still be found in both the contemporary higher education policies and in the daily life of today’s scholars and students. The unique development of the European university is the topic of the History of Universities, a partial discipline of constantly growing international importance and cross-linking.

625 years after the foundation of the “universitas studii sanctae civitatis coloniensis“ in 1388, the University of Cologne hosts a scientific conference to present and discuss the current state of research of the History of Universities. A special focus will be put on the question of how the “mediaeval” element in the history of the university developed to influence present and future challenges and perspectives of research, teaching and politics.

The conference will be opened with a two-day colloquium primarily addressing junior researchers from the disciplines History of Universities and History of Science, but also Cultural and Social History. Topic of the colloquium is the student as the protagonist of the history of the European university. The examination of the subject is supposed to be interdisciplinary, comprise different time periods and especially focus on the European perspective.

Possible thematic areas may include:
- Students as individuals and as a social group in written and non-written sources
- Student migration in the European and the extra-European context
- Journey through life: studies, profession, career, social rise and fall
- Student organization(s), the influence of students on research, teaching and politics
- Conflicts, town vs. gown, student protest, authorities and repression
- Minorities, fringe groups, foreigners and outsiders as part of the “universitas”
- Changes and continuities in student life in the longue durèe, from social class to citizen

We would be glad to receive proposals covering those or other relevant topics including an abstract of not more than 300 words and a significant CV until March 31st, 2013. Please send your papers to andreas.berger@uni-koeln.de. Accepted languages are German and English. Limited travel grants are possible.

Contact/Questions:

Andreas Berger
University of Cologne
Thomas-Institut

Universitaetsstrasse 22
50923 Cologne
Germany
Tel.: (+49) 0221 470 2985
eMail: andreas.berger@uni-koeln.de

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