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Call for Applications: French Summer School Of Byzantine Studies, 30 August-5 September 2017, Bucharest – DEADLINE TODAY

Deadline: 9 August
The Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest, the Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Humaines et Sociales de Bucarest (CEREFREA–Villa Noël), and the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, with the financial support of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the scientific coordination of Professor Paolo Odorico (CéSor, EHESS, Paris), have organized a summer school of Byzantine studies on the topic STUDYING THE BYZANTINE WORLD. METHODOLOGIES AND INTERPRETATIONS to be held in Bucharest, from the 30th of August to the 5th of September 2017.
Those eligible: students enrolled in a master’s program, doctoral students,
postdocs and students enrolling in master’s or doctoral programs in 2017. The students must understand the two languages of the summer school (French / English). At the end of the course, certificates of participation will be issued to students, equivalent to 12 ECTS. To enable students to participate in the courses, the organizers launch a call for applications, providing:
•Free participation in the course and dinners (for maximum 30 students)
•Free accommodation in the CEREFREA–Villa Noël (for maximum 8
•AUF offered a grant covering the travel expenses and accommodation for some foreign PhD students established in the countries of Central and Oriental Europe.
The selection of the students who benefit of these supports will be made on scientific and academic criteria.
How to apply:
• Covering letter
•Curriculum studiorum indicating clearly studies already completed, research activity and field of research
• Other documents the candidate considers useful in support of his application.
Email to be sent by applicants to in the subject line: bourse d’études–Université d’été–Bucarest or Fellowship for Summer University in Bucharest.
The selected candidates will receive a notification on the 14th of August.
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CFP: Nunneries in Medieval Europe: New Historiographical and Methodological Approaches (Kalamazoo 2015)

Call for Papers:
Nunneries in Medieval Europe: New Historiographical and Methodological Approaches 
Special Sessions at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo,Michigan, 14-17 May 2015
Deadline: 15 September 2014

Although in the last two decades a large amount of research has pointed out different significant issues regarding female monasticism in Europe, partly overcoming the previous lack of studies, many of them still rely on preconceptions, with a lack of both critical reading and revision and a gender perspective.

In these sessions we aim to address different issues of recent scholarship on female monasticism, questioning some oversimplified and idealised interpretations given by traditional historiography, and redefining some particular points. We will cover a wide timeframe, from the High to the Late Middle Ages (950-1500ca), and this will allow us to consider the evolution and changes in spirituality and liturgy, the gender roles, the relationships of  nunneries with their environment, and the consequences of all this in art and architecture.

nuns-300x244The greater regulation of monasticism and Treaties and Councils of Central and Late Middle Ages involved outstanding  alterations in the roles of religious women, as they tried to undermine women authority and independence, imposing  a more strict control over the administration and religious life.  Likewise, the reform of the religious orders at the end of the Middle Ages insisted also in these restrictions. Nevertheless, we will discuss how religious women managed to overcome this gender limitations, and affirmed their authority taking control over the administration, legislation, liturgy, relationship with the environment and also the artistic  production and commission.

Papers dealing with all these issues are welcome.

Please send your title and abstract (250 words), together with a short CV, to Mercedes Pérez Vidal and/or Laura Cayrol Bernardo by September 15, 2014.