CFP: Future of Manuscript Studies 2021, deadline 8 November 2020

The second edition of the contest Future of Manuscript Studies (FuMast), organised by the CIPL, APICES, CNRS, AIMD, AIPD, Società internazionale di storia della miniatura, the Lamemoli project (U. Jyväskylä and Academy of Finland) as well as the Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale, Laboratorio LiBeR – Libro e Ricerca and addressing early-career researchers,  will take the form of a webinar on 16-17 April 2021. 

The second International Contest FuMast aims to bring together experienced scholars and young researchers engaged in the study of Greek and Latin manuscripts, coming from a variety of countries and scholarly traditions, and working in different and often not directly connected contexts.

Proposals are expected from PhD students and early-stage researchers (under 35 years of age, PhD earned not more than 5 years before the application). They may concern ongoing projects as well as first results of scholarly undertakings in the field of manuscript studies (palaeography, codicology, history of illuminated manuscripts, cataloguing). Interdisciplinary approaches are most welcome. Topics not centred on the study of manuscript books (i.e. those of a purely philological, text-historical literary or art-historical nature) will not be considered. those who have already been selected as participants in the 2019 context cannot apply for this edition.

Proposals should be written in French, English, Italian, Spanish or German, and contain the following information:

  • Author’s name and affiliation (if applicable)
  • A short CV (max. 2500 characters)
  • Title
  • Summary (min.4000/max 6000), offering sufficient information on the context, methods and results of the presented research

Presentations will take place on Google Meet platform. The ate and address of the meeting will be widely circulated well in advance of the main scientific websites, mailing lists, newsletters and social networks.

The three best presentations, chosen by a panel representing the organising institutions, will be awarded a prize consisting in:

  • a certificate jointly issued by the organising institutions
  • the opportunity of publishing the contribution in a recognised scholarly journal.

The first place finisher will also receive a symbolic prize 500 Euros.

How to send proposals:

  • Send in PDF format to Secretariat (Dr Antonia Cerullo) by 8 November 2020.
  • Selected papers will be announced by 6 December 2020.

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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