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1. News and Announcements
1.1 EASSH Election Results
We are pleased to inform you that CARMEN has been selected to join the Board of Trustees as one of three representatives for scholarly organizations for the European Alliance of Social Studies and Humanities. At the time of the election in February 2016, there were 18 member associations and so it is a great honour for CARMEN to have been elected to represent the interests not only of medievalists, but humanities scholars more broadly. EASSH is an important lobbying group that helps ensure that research funding remains accessible to humanities projects.

As a result, the European Sociological Association (ESA), the Irish Humanities Alliance and CARMEN-Worldwide Medieval Network will join the Board of Trustees that was already composed of the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres (ECHIC), the European Educational Research Association (EERA) and the Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study (NetIAS).


1.2 CARMEN Annual Meeting in Essen, 9-11 September 2016: Notice for Students      
Dear students,
 As you prepare for what I hope are productive and happy careers in medieval studies, I’d like to invite you to participate in an international organization for the promotion of our discipline. CARMEN, as stated on its website, “is a worldwide network of medievalists, its name being an acronym for the “Co-operative for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network.” It links a number of research institutions, universities, interest groups and individuals with common scholarly interest in the study of the Middle Ages. While based in Europe, it reaches out to all continents to create an open and truly international platform of co-operation in the field of medieval research and teaching (
http://www.carmen-medieval.net). CARMEN has an annual meeting in the fall, the next one being in Essen, Germany, 9-11 September 2016, and scholars and administrators from all over the world will meet to exchange ideas and develop projects in medieval studies.
 If you’re interested in attending the meeting or learning more about CARMEN, please get in touch with
Robert Bjork.
 2.1 The Rijksmuseum: The Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research/Postgraduate Fellowship for historical research
The Johan Huizinga Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds offers outstanding postgraduate candidates the opportunity to conduct historical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum collection. Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal that draws on these objects as subject material and as sources of information. The Johan Huizinga Fellowship is awarded annually for a six-month period. The Rijksmuseum will endeavor to enable publication of the Fellow’s research, for example in the series Rijksmuseum Studies in History. The Rijksmuseum will provide working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necessary information in the museum, as well as to the library and the resources of the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague.

The closing date for all applications is 13 March 2016, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET), but students are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.
More information.

2.2 The Camargo Foundation Fellowships
The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill more than 40 years ago, is a residential center offering programming in the arts and humanities. The Fellowship program proposes a 6, 8, and 11 week residential fellowships to scholars and leading thinkers in the arts and humanities working in French and Francophone cultures, including the Mediterranean region; as well as artists of all disciplines.
The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications for Fellowships in Fall 2016 (8 weeks) and Spring 2017 (6, 8 or 11 weeks). A monthly stipend of $ 800 US is available, as is coverage of basic travel expenses. Spouses, and children over six are welcome.
More information about the application.


2.3 University of Birmingham, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music: Dante and medieval Italian “literature”
Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide). Applications accepted all year round.
With the understanding that “literature” should be taken in its broadest possible meaning, a project with Dr Paolo De Ventura will focus on the critical interpretation of medieval literary texts and the cultural environment in which they originated, including all forms of textuality across the genera and the “national” contexts. Authors such as Cavalcanti, Dante and Boccaccio, and general issues such as the notions of allegory, music, and performativity are some of the main areas that a project may investigate. 

To Discuss your research plan, please email
Prof. Dr. De Ventura.

2.4 Exeter's College of Humanities is offering up to 5 PhD studentships (open to Home/EU students only) for candidates aiming to begin studying in September 2016.

Current areas of enquiry include (but are not limited to):
  • Conflict and security
  • Sexuality and society
  • Medical history and culture
  • European modernism
  • Global cinema: history, criticism, production
  • Performance history and culture
  • Connectivity in the ancient world
  • Interdisciplinary medieval and early modern studies
  • Environmental Humanities
Duration and value of award
The studentships will be for a period of up to 3 years, dependent on satisfactory progress, and will cover full fees and an annual maintenance grant of £14,057.
For further information on research opportunities please contact
Professor Richard Toye, Director of Postgraduate Research.
 
2.5 Exeter's College of Humanities is offering up to 5 PhD studentships (open to International students only) for candidates aiming to begin studying in September 2016.
Content of the studentship: as above for Home/EU students
Duration and value of award
The studentships will be for a period of up to 3 years, dependent on satisfactory progress, and will cover full fees and an annual maintenance grant of £14,057.
For further information on research opportunities please contact
Professor Richard Toye, Director of Postgraduate Research.
 
2.6 Society for French Studies, Visiting International Fellowship scheme
The Society for French Studies (SFS) is delighted to announce the third round of its Visiting International Fellowship scheme. The SFS International Visiting Fellowship scheme enables outstanding academics in French Studies at all career stages, based in overseas universities, to spend time at UK or Irish higher education institutions. The deadline for applications to this year’s Visiting International Fellowship Award is 1 April 2016, for activity taking place during AY 2016/17. Full details of the scheme are provided here.
3.1 Summer School in Medieval Studies organized by the Institute of Medieval Studies (Instituto des Estudos Medievals) of Lisbon (Portugal), 11-29 July 2016
 
Modules will cover themes such as the experience of travel, travellers and their motivations, the journey of objects and ideas and exploring medieval Portugese sites.

More details on terms of participation and application deadlines can be checked here or by e-mail.
See the school flyer; see the school poster.


3.2 The Paleography Summer School in Saint Gall (SSSS)  (4-9 July 2016)
The Abbey Library of Saint Gall and the Chair for Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg organize their first Summer School Medieval Writing Culture (V to XV century), which will be hold from 4 till 9 July 2016. This SCRIPTO Summer School Saint Gall offers an introduction to history, morphology and cultural impact of western script. Sessions will take place in Saint Gall. Guest lecturer in 2016 will be Prof. Dr. Marilena Maniaci (Università degli Studi Cassino Cassino). The number of participants is limited to 10. The application deadline is 1 March 2016. Those applicants accepted to the course will be charged 475€/500CHF (Accommodation and field trip included). For further information (including the application form).
 

3.3 The SCRIPTO Summer School Wolfenbüttel offers an introduction to XML, TEI-P5 and application software, and provides both knowledge and skills in order to describe medieval and early modern manuscripts in TEI and MXM. Moreover, participants will be informed about the management and publication of manuscript descriptions in databases and printed catalogues. The next course will be hold from 13th to 17th June 2016 and sessions will take place in the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. The application deadline is 1st April 2016. Those applicants accepted to the course will be charged €290 (accommodation included). The course is jointly organized by the Chair for Medieval and Renaissance Latin at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari) within the SCRIPTO Graduate Program, and by the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel (Thorsten Schaßan, Dept. Handschriften und Sondersammlungen). For further information (including the application form).

3.4 London International Palaeography Summer School
The London International Palaeography Summer School is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions. Subject areas include Latin, English, Anglo-Saxon, German, Welsh and Greek palaeography, history of scripts, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts.

The Summer School is hosted by the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies with the co-operation of the British Library, the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House Library, the Warburg Institute, University College, King’s College London and the Victoria and Albert Museum.


3.5 KOMPAKTER STUDIENKURS HORAE BAMBERGENSES - Latein in Europa von der Spätantike bis zur Renaissance.
See here for more information Homepage or Facebook.

3.6
Arnamagnæan Summer School in Manuscript Studies
THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 5th - 12th August 2016
University of Iceland
Reykjavík
An 8-day intensive course in medieval and early-modern Scandinavian manuscript studies.The deadline for registration for this year's summer school is 31 March 2016.
For further information contact: arnastofnun@hi.is

4. Jobs
4.1 University of Cambridge, The Faculty of History: Lecturer in Early Modern European History
The Faculty of History is seeking to appoint a temporary University Lecturer in early modern European History, based in central Cambridge. The post is available from 01 October 2016 and is fixed-term for 1 year, or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.
Applicants seeking further information about this post are invited to contact
Dr Lawrence Klein, Chair of the Faculty of History. More Information.

4.2 The Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities (LUCDH): Assistant Professors Digital Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities, vacancy 16-061 and 16-062.
The Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities (LUCDH) is recruiting two assistant professors to develop innovative research projects that take full advantage of digital sources and methods, to design and implement teaching programmes in Digital Humanities and to collaborate with digital humanities research across the university.
For more information, please contact
Prof. H.G.D.G. De Weerdt. Applications should be in English, and can be submitted by e-mail up to and including March 15, 2016 here. More Information.
 

4.3 The Research Centre “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world” (RESMED), Sorbonne University, Paris, France
The Research Centre “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world”, (RESMED), a laboratory of excellence affiliated to Sorbonne University (Paris) offers five (5) one-year RESMED postdoctoral fellowships, starting July 2016. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2016.
The application are to be sent in .pdf format before March 15, 2016 at midnight (Paris) to the
Director and the Secretaries of the Labex RESMED (julie.masquelier-loorius@labex-resmed.fr and stavros.lazaris@labex-resmed.fr).

4.4 Leiden University invites applications for a full time replacement University Lectureship in Ottoman history and culture
Teaching duties may include courses on Ottoman history and culture, the Ottoman Empire in regional and global configurations, theories and methods in Middle-Eastern Studies, and history and culture of/in the Modern Middle East. Appointment will be fixed-term for two years from August 2016. Leiden University is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, and equal opportunities. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. Application deadline: 21 March 2016. Please read the full CFA; vacancy 16-052.

4.5 Postdoctoral Position at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (Project "Language(s) of Art History")
The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Department of Professor Alessandro Nova, invites qualified candidates to apply for one postdoctoral position.
 
Starting on 1 June 2016, the position is offered for two years. We are looking for outstanding candidates with passive German language skills, who are interested in the problem of how language shapes and limits intellectual discourse in art history ("Language(s) of Art History").
Candidates are asked to address their application in German, English or Italian, in a single pdf (max. 2 MB), via e-mail to
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Nova including the following documents:
  • detailed cv with photo
  • certificate of graduation / PhD
  • research proposal (max. 2 pages)
  • two reference letters
The deadline for applications is 15 March 2016. For more Information.

4.6 University of Groningen: Assistant Professor Religion and Heritage, with a specialization in the material culture of Christianity
The closing date for applications is 15 April 2016, 11:59 pm (CET). Informal inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Christoph Jedan, head of the department Christianity and the History of Ideas.
 

4.7 The University of Luxembourg: Postdoc Mediaeval History
The University of Luxembourg recruits for the IPSE Research Unit in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Arts and Sciences of Education a Research assistant (post-doc) (M / F) specialized in the field of medieval history. Ref.: F3-080009. Application by email until the 15 March 2016: More information.

4.8 Uppsala University, Sweden: Senior Lecturer in History, with specialization in Mediaeval History
Deadline for application: 7 March 2016.
For more Information.
 

4.9 University of Antwerp: Tenured academic staff area cultural and/or political medieval history
The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill the following vacancy in the Department of History:  tenured academic staff in the area of cultural and/or political medieval history. Job description: Among others you will be assigned following lecturing duties Middle Ages; Cultural History (6 STP and 45 hours) and/or Middle Ages: Politics and Institutions.
Application deadline: March 24, 2016


4.10 University of Antwerp: Tenured academic staff area of cultural heritage and sustainability
The Faculty of Design Sciences is seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy: tenured academic staff in the area of cultural heritage and sustainability. Job description: You will be assigned following lecturing duties in the Master in Conservation on Monuments and Sites: Historical materials: properties and degradation (9 ECTS, 72 hours).
Application deadline: March 24, 2016


4.11 University of Colorado, Denver seeking full time instructor in Art History
The Visual Arts Department in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) seeks a full-time Instructor in Art History.  Ongoing request, posting contact e-mail: rian.kerrane@ucdenver.edu, ref. no 00681772. More information.

5. Upcoming Conferences

See these calendars:
Medieval Academy of America Calendar: Read More
Leeds Medieval Resources Online: Read More

6. Other News
Exhibitions
The World in Play: Luxury Cards, 1430–1540
The Cloisters, New York
20.01.2016 – 17.04.2016
The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
13.10. 2015 – 13.03 2016


Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
26.01.2016 – 26.06.2016

Celts
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
10.03.2016 – 25.09.2016


Les émaux de Limoges à décor profane. Autour des collections du cardinal Guala Bicchieri
Musee du Cluny in Paris
13.04.2016 – 29.08.2016


Les temps mérovingiens. Trois siècles d’art et de culture en gaule franque
Musee du Cluny, Paris
19.10.2016 – 30.01.2017
In Remembrance
Umberto Eco
(January 5, 1932 – February 19, 2016)

Baudolino: Lying About the Future Produces History
(Eco on his book Baudolino at Askwith Education Forum, October 15, 2002 - courtesy of WGBH Forum Network at youtube.com)

 
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