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Essay Prize: Church Monuments Essay Prize – deadline: Dec 31, 2018

Essay Prize: Church Monuments Essay Prize – deadline: Dec 31, 2018

The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international annual CMS journal Church Monuments. Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments.

The subject of the essay must be an aspect of church monuments of any period in Britain or abroad. The length (including endnotes) shall not exceed 10,000 words and a maximum of 10 illustrations, preferably in colour. The prize will only be awarded if the essay is considered by the judges to be of sufficiently high standard to merit publication in Church Monuments.

The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2018. For a copy of the rules and for the guidelines to contributors please see the Society’s website www.churchmonumentssociety.org, or contact the Hon. Journal Editor for more details and/or advice on the suitability of a particular topic.

Address for details and for submission of articles
(deadline 31 December 2018):

Dr Jonathan Trigg, Editor
Email: jrtrigg@liverpool.ac.uk

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Prize: Nachwuchspreis des Mediaevistenverbandes (Deadline 30/06/2018)

hb_12-130-1Der Mediävistenverband, der über 1100 Mitglieder aus den unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen mediävistischer Forschung repräsentiert, schreibt zweijährlich einen Nachwuchspreis aus, der mit 2000 € dotiert ist und im März 2019 im Rahmen des Symposiums des Mediävistenverbandes in Tübingen feierlich verliehen wird.

Ausgezeichnet wird eine hervorragende mediävistische Dissertation von interdisziplinärer Bedeutung, die sowohl in der Verbindung unterschiedlicher disziplinärer Ansätze liegen kann als auch in der Anschlussfähigkeit einer disziplinär ausgerichteten Arbeit für mehrere andere Disziplinen. Die Arbeit kann aus allen Fächern der Mittelalterforschung kommen. Die Prüfungen im Promotionsverfahren dürfen am Ende der Bewerbungsfrist nicht mehr als 24 Monate zurückliegen.

Die Bewerbungsunterlagen umfassen:
– eine zweiseitige Zusammenfassung der Arbeit in deutscher oder englischer Sprache, in der auch die interdisziplinäre Bedeutung in einer der oben genannten Perspektiven dargelegt wird, sowie
– vollständige Kopien der Gutachten aus dem Promotionsverfahren. Bewerber/innen aus Ländern, in denen im Promotionsverfahren keine schriftlichen Gutachten erstellt werden, werden gebeten, sich für einen möglichen Ersatz direkt mit dem Präsidenten des Mediävistenverbandes, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Drews, in Verbindung zu setzen (w.drews@uni-muenster.de). Continue reading

Prize: The Church Monuments Essay Prize (Deadline 31/12/2018)

rythertomb1bThe Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international CMS journal Church Monuments. Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments.

The subject of the essay must be an aspect of church monuments of any period in Britain of abroad. The length (including endnotes) shall not exceed 10,000 words and a maximum of 10 illustration, preferably in colour. The prize will only be awarded if the essay is considered by the judges to be of sufficiently high standard to merit publication in Church Monument.

The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2018. For a copy of the rules and for the guidelines to contributors please see the Society’s website http://www.churchmonumentssociety.org, or contact the Hon. Journal Editor for more details and/or advice on the suitability of a particular topic.

Address for details and for submission of articles (deadline 31 December 2018):

Dr Jonathan Trigg, Editor
E-mail: jrtrigg@liverpool.ac.uk

Prize: Romanesque Research Award 2018 (Deadline 04/04/2018)

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The European Center of the Romanesque (Europäisches Romanik Zentrum, ERZ) awards outstanding international research works on the field of Romanesque art and architecture. The award is donated by the Stiftung Saalesparkasse (Halle) and Mr Gerhard Mauch (Ludwigshafen).

The award aims to promote, honour and encourage graduated junior researchers contributing to the study of Romanesque art, history, archaeology, Church history as well as history of the law.
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Ancient & Modern Prize 2017/18

aandmmpgeggAncient & Modern Prize 2017/18
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Ancient & Modern: A Prize for Original Research

The 2017/18 Ancient & Modern Prize, an award of £1,000, will be given to a candidate aged under 27 or over 60 for a research project. The Godfrey Goodwin Prize of £500, in honour of the distinguished Ottoman architectural historian Godfrey Goodwin (1921–2005), will be awarded to the runner-up.

Sponsored by HALI and CORNUCOPIA
and by BONHAMS, CHRISTIES and SOTHEBY’S

The project should relate to any of the subject areas covered by the sponsoring journals: http://www.hali.com/ and http://www.cornucopia.net/

Applications should be short and outline the project in up to 500 words, accompanied by your age, anticipated results, and contact address.

Application details: http://www.ancientandmodern.co.uk/

Prize: Prix de thèse de la Société française d’histoire urbaine 2017

La Société Française d’Histoire Urbaine (SFHU) ouvre, pour sa 7e session, au titre de l’année 2017, un concours de thèses qui s’adresse aux jeunes docteur.es en histoire urbaine. Par cette initiative, la SFHU vise à encourager de jeunes chercheurs.ses et à favoriser la plus large diffusion possible de leurs travaux (voir les archives du prix de thèse sur le site : http://sfhu.hypotheses.org/la-sfhu/prix-de-these-sfhu).

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1. Objet du concours

Le.la lauréat.e du concours sera récompensé.e par une somme de 2000 euros.

2. Conditions de participation

Le prix est ouvert aux docteur.es ayant soutenu une thèse d’histoire urbaine, rédigée en français, durant l’année (civile) 2016. Les mémoires d’habilitation à diri­ger des recherches et les thèses de l’École nationale des chartes ne sont pas retenus.

Sont recevables toutes les thèses qui abordent le fait urbain dans son historicité, quels que soient la période, l’espace et la discipline académique (histoire, droit, urbanisme, architecture, histoire de l’art…) concernés.

3. Constitution du dossier de candidature

Pour s’inscrire, le.la docteur.e doit faire acte de candidature en envoyant à la SFHU (voir ci-dessous), un dossier dématérialisé qui comprendra les éléments suivants :

  • le formulaire de candidature (ci-dessous, télécharger ou copier) dûment rempli (en version électronique pdf exclu) ;
  • un résumé de la thèse entre 10 000 et 20 000 signes (en version électronique, traitement de texte, pdf exclu) ;
  • un curriculum vitae (en version électronique) ;
  • une version électronique de la thèse au format pdf (volume maximum souhaité par fichier 10 Mo, dans la mesure du possible ; voir détails ci-dessous).

NB : un accusé de réception du dossier complet sera envoyé aux candidat.es : vérifier sa bonne réception.

4. Procédure d’attribution du prix

Le jury sera composé des membres du bureau de la SFHU. Il examinera l’ensemble des thèses recevables et pourra s’adjoindre des expert.es extérieur.es, français.es et étranger.es.

5. Calendrier

Les candidatures seront enregistrées jusqu’au 5 juin 2017 minuit CET, délai de rigueur

(par voie électronique, à l’adresse Jean-Pierre.Guilhembet@wanadoo.fr).

Les résultats seront proclamés en décembre 2017au plus tard et le prix remis lors de l’AG annuelle et de la journée d’étude de la SFHU de 2018.

6. Fiche de candidature

(ci-après ou fichier à télécharger)

Prix de thèse SFHU 2017 – Fiche de candidature

(merci d’enregistrer VOTRE NOM DANS LE TITRE DU FICHIER avant transmission et de ne pas utiliser le format pdf pour ce fichier-ci)

NOM :
Prénom :
Adresse :
Téléphone :
E-mail :
Situation professionnelle :
Intitulé de la thèse :
Date de soutenance :(rappel : la thèse doit avoir été soutenue durant l’année civile 2016)
Université ou établissement de rattachement :
Nom du.de la. des directeur.e.s de recherche :
Membres du jury de soutenance : (un nom par ligne)

Source : Société française d’histoire urbaine

CFP: 14th International Medieval Society Symposium: ‘Evil,’ Paris, June 29– July 1, 2016

ambrogio_lorenzetti_008Call for Papers: 14th International Medieval Society Symposium: ‘Evil,’ Paris, June 29– July 1, 2016
Deadline:
November 5, 2016

For its 14th Annual Symposium, the International Medieval Society invites abstracts on the theme of Evil in the Middle Ages. The concept of evil, and the tensions it reveals about the relationship between internal and external identities, fits well into recent trends in scholarship that have focused attention on medieval bodies, boundaries, and otherness. Medieval bodies frequently blur the distinctions between moral and non-moral evil. External, monstrous appearances are often seen as testament to internal dispositions, and illnesses might be seen as a reflection of a person’s evil nature. More generally, evil may stand in for an entire, contrasting ideological viewpoint, as much as for a particular kind of behaviour, action, or being. It may appear in the world through intentional acts, as well as through accidental occurrences, through demonic intervention as much as through human weakness and sin. It may be rooted in anger, spread through violence, or thrive on ignorance, emerging from either the natural world or from mankind.

Alongside those working on bodies and monstrosity, the question of evil has also preoccupied scholars working to understand the limits of moral responsibility and the links between destiny and decision as shown in medieval literary, artistic and historical productions. The 14th Annual IMS Symposium on Evil aims to focus on the many facets of medieval evil, analysing the intersections between evil as concept and form, as well as taking into account medieval responses to evil and its potential effects.

This Symposium will thus explore (but is not limited to) three broad themes:

1)    Concepts of evil: discourse on morality and moral understandings of evil; reflections on the relationship between good and evil; heresy and heretical beliefs, teachings, writings; evil and sin; evil and conscience; associations with hell, the devil; types of evil behaviour or evil thoughts; categories of evil; evil as disorder/chaos; evil as corruption; evil and mankind

2)    Embodied evil/being evil/evil beings: monstrosity; the demonic; perceptions of deformity and disfigurement; evil transformations and metamorphoses; magic and the supernatural; outward expressions of evil (e.g. through clothing, material possessions); evil objects

3)    Responses to evil: punishments; the purging and/or exorcism of evil; inquisition; evil speech; warnings about evil (textual, visual, musical); ways to avoid evil or to protect oneself (talismans etc.); the temptation of evil; emotional responses to evil; social exclusion as a response to evil.

Through these broad themes, we aim to encourage the participation of researchers with varying backgrounds and fields of expertise: historians, art historians, musicologists, philologists, literary specialists, and specialists in the auxiliary sciences (palaeographers, epigraphists, codicologists, numismatists). While we focus on medieval France, compelling submissions focused on other geographical areas that also fit the conference theme are welcome and encouraged. By bringing together a wide variety of papers that both survey and explore this field, the IMS Symposium intends to bring a fresh perspective to the notion of evil in medieval culture.

How to submit: Proposals of no more than 300 words (in English or French) for a 20-minute paper should be e-mailed to communications.ims.paris@gmail.com by November 5th 2016. Each should be accompanied by full contact information, a CV, and a list of the audio-visual equipment that you require.

Please be aware that the IMS-Paris submissions review process is highly competitive and is carried out on a strictly anonymous basis. The selection committee will email applicants in late-November to notify them of its decision. Titles of accepted papers will be made available on the IMS-Paris website. Authors of accepted papers will be responsible for their own travel costs and conference registration fee (35 euros, reduced for students, free for IMS-Paris members).

The IMS-Paris is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (French/English) organisation that fosters exchanges between French and foreign scholars. For the past ten years, the IMS has served as a centre for medievalists who travel to France to conduct research, work, or study. For more information about the IMS-Paris and past symposia programmes, please visit our website: www.ims-paris.org.

IMS-Paris Graduate Student Prize:

The IMS-Paris is pleased to offer one prize for the best paper proposal by a graduate student. Applications should consist of:

1) a symposium paper abstract

2) an outline of a current research project (PhD. dissertation research)

3) the names and contact information of two academic referees

The prize-winner will be selected by the board and a committee of honorary members, and will be notified upon acceptance to the Symposium. An award of 350 euros to support international travel/accommodation (within France, 150 euros) will be paid at the Symposium.