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Fellowship: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute, Deadline 16/04/2018

Henry Moore

The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds, funded by The Henry Moore Foundation. An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures, research, and publications that aim to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.

The Institute invites applications for a two-year fellowship, beginning in Spring 2018. Based at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, the Post-doctoral Fellow’s research focus should be pre-twentieth-century, paying particular attention to the ways in which history is engaged with in the present.

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Call for Participants: MAIUS Workshop, 13/03/2018, Deadline TODAY

Maius Workshop

MAIUS Workshop Meeting
March 13, 6 – 7:30
Senate House, Rm G21A

Please join us for our next meeting of graduate students and early career researchers working on Iberian and Latin American studies! The next Maius Workshop will take place at Senate House (Room G21A, Senate House, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU, UK) and will broadly consider issues related to ‘Inside and Outside Geographical Boundaries’.

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Event: Archaeometallurgical Medieval Bell Casting in Paderborn 23/06/208/-28/07/2018

PADERBORN

Zum 950 jährigen Jubliäum des hohen Domes in Paderborn und zum 1000 jährigen Jubiläum der Bartholomäuskapelle hat mich das Metropolitankapitel Paderborn mit der Aufgabe betraut im Rahmen der lebendigen Dombauhütte eine Bienenkorbglocke des 11. Jahrhunderts zu gießen.

Damit hat das Metropolitankapitel die einmalige Gelegenheit geschaffen, der Entstehung einer Bienenkorbglocke des 11. Jahrhunderts beiwohnen zu können. Vom 23.6. -27.7. 2018 werden sämtliche Arbeitsschritte im Abdinghof in Paderborn vor Ort ausgeführt, wobei ausschließlich historisch nachgewiesene Materialien verwendet werden.
Zur Anwendung kommt der Vorläufer des moderneren Lehmhemdverfahrens: Die älteren Bienenkorbglocken wurden mit dem Wachsausschmelzverfahren gegossen. Der Benediktinermönch Theohilus Presbyter schrieb dies im 12. Jahrhundert nieder und, dessen ungewöhnlich präzise Anweisungen bilden die Grundlage für die Rekonstruktion des Verfahrens. Es bietet sich hier also die Gelegenheit nicht nur der Entstehung der Glocke beizuwohnen, sondern auch dem Bronzegießer und Archäometallurgen zu allen Details Fragen zu stellen und sich in Wort und Tat überzeugen zu lassen, dass die Rekonstruktion auch funktioniert.
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CFP: Force, Resistance, and Mercy: Medieval Violence and Nonviolence, 30th Annual Medieval Studies Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, April 6-7, 2018

5487225791_f2f9dd3b91CFP: Force, Resistance, and Mercy: Medieval Violence and Nonviolence, 30th Annual Medieval Studies Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, April 6-7, 2018
Deadline: 24 November 2017.

Keynote: Elizabeth Allen, University of California, Irvine

The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University invites proposals for its 30th Annual Medieval Studies Symposium, April 6-7, 2018, in Bloomington, Indiana

Iron maidens, the Inquisition, the Crusades, witch burnings: these images of violence, both fact and fiction, are profoundly connected to the Middle Ages. Yet if in many popular conceptions, the medieval world is associated with brutality and suffering, the period also offers unique formulations of mercy, compassion, and the power of resistance. In exploring both medieval violence or nonviolence, this symposium seeks to examine specific structures of power and brutality but also to complicate the narrative of the violent Middle Ages.

We invite papers on any medieval discipline or region that engage issues of medieval violence and nonviolence: What functions did violence serve in the Middle Ages? How might acts of physical and rhetorical violence against othered groups (gendered, religious, cultural, racial, nonhuman) reflect larger concerns or anxieties within medieval culture? Is there a medieval aesthetic of violence? How does medieval music, art, theology, and literature glorify or critique brutality and/or suffering? How do medieval texts understand the uses and effects of verbal violence? How might medieval violence operate in a metaphorical sense, as violence done to texts or to the material past? What does nonviolence look like in the Middle Ages? Given the functions and pervasiveness of violence, what are some ways in which it is resisted and negotiated? What alternatives do medieval people or institutions offer to violence? How might medieval understandings of mercy or love act as a counter to violence? We also encourage papers on modern representations of the Middle Ages that consider to what extent and to what ends these medievalisms employ violence and nonviolence.

We are also excited to announce that graduate students whose papers have been accepted for the symposium are invited to submit their papers by March 2, 2018 to be considered for the IU Medieval Studies Symposium Paper Prize. Papers will be evaluated by a panel of IU medieval faculty. The prize of $250 will be awarded before the symposium to help defray the cost of travel, and the winner will be noted in the program.

Please submit 200 word abstracts or complete sessions proposals to IUMestSymposium@gmail.com by November 24, 2017.

CFP: NUME, Research Group on the Latin Middle Ages, 4th Cycle, Florence, 3-7th June 2018

logoconscritta_1537385121_2306Call for Papers: NUME, Research Group on the Latin Middle Ages, 4th Cycle, June 2018

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

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

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).

How to apply” 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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Research Group: Research Network of Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies

logo_rede_estudos_medievaisThe Red de Estudios Medievales Interdisciplinares is the result of a collaboration between scholars researching Medieval Art at various departments of the University of Compostela, other Galician and Portuguese universities and the Instituto de Estudos Gallegos “Padre Sarmiento” del CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas).

The group welcomes scholars in Spain and abroad, and runs various research activities, for example: cultural and formative site visits, training courses, events leading to multidisciplinary publications, website articles, European research projects.

To learn more and get involved in their research activities, visit their website.