Announcing The Medieval Globe. Connectivity~Communication~Exchange, a new biannual academic journal. The Medieval Globe (TMG) is a peer-reviewed journal to be launched in 2014, published in both print and digital formats. It is based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and sponsored by CARMEN, the Worldwide Medieval Network. It is dedicated to exploring the modes of communication, materials of exchange, and myriad interconnections among regions, communities, and individuals in an era central to human history.
The Medieval Globe promotes scholarship in three related areas of study:
- the direct and indirect means by which peoples, goods, and ideas came into contact,
- the deep roots of global developments,
- the ways in which perceptions of “the medieval” have been (and are) constructed around the world.
Contributions to a global understanding of the medieval period need not encompass the globe in any territorial sense. The Medieval Globe advances a new theory and praxis of medieval studies by bringing into view phenomena that have been rendered practically or conceptually invisible by anachronistic boundaries, categories, and expectations: these include networks, communities, bodies of knowledge, forms of movement, varieties of interaction, and identities. It invites submissions that analyze actual or potential connections, trace trajectories and currents, address topics of broad interest, or pioneer portable methodologies.
For more information, please visit: http://www.arc-humanities.org/the-medieval-globe.html
20-22 March 2015
University of Pennsylvania
Call for Papers
Following on the success of “Masons at Work”(held in spring 2012, and published as http://www.sas.upenn.edu/ancient/publications.html), the symposium aims to assemble specialists to examine building practices in the pre-industrial world, with an emphasis on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and pre-modern Islamic architecture. In addition to invited speakers, we are soliciting 20-minute papers that examine the problems which pre-modern masons commonly encountered – and the solutions they developed – in the process of design and construction. Evidence may be drawn from a variety of sources, but we encourage studies based on the analysis of well-preserved buildings.
Those wishing to speak should submit by email a letter to the organizing committee, including name, title, institutional affiliation, paper title, plus a summary of 200 words or fewer. Graduate students should include a note of support from their adviser. Deadline: 15 November 2014. The final program will be announced immediately thereafter. Submit proposals to email@example.com with “Against Gravity” in the subject line.
Organizing Committee: Lothar Haselberger, Renata Holod, Robert Ousterhout
Heaven and Earth: Greece’s Byzantium
May 1-3, 2014
Getty Villa in Malibu & UCLA in the Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Los Angeles
This symposium will bring together an internationally renowned group of scholars who will lecture at the Getty Villa, UCLA, and the Huffington Center at St. Sophia Cathedral. Focusing on Byzantine remains in Greece, this symposium foregrounds the important role of this region throughout late antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern period. Sessions will focus on Byzantium’s roots in antiquity, issues of daily life, interactions with the Islamic world and with Italy, the meaning of icons, monumental art in Mystras and its periphery, and recent archaeological finds in Greece. The symposium will conclude with a film and discussion about traditional village life in Greece.
Speakers include Robert S. Nelson, Henry Maguire, Jas’ Elsner, Anthony Kaldellis, Elizabeth Marlowe, Ioli Kalavrezou, Maria Parani, Demetra Bakirtzi, Father Maximos Constas, Annemarie Weyl Carr, Alicia Walker, Maria Georgopoulou, Anastasia Drandaki, Michalis Kappas, Sean Roberts, Patricia Fortini Brown, Eugenia Gerousi, Sharon Gerstel and Barbara Drucker.
Registration information will appear shortly on the Getty website. For questions about hotels and logistics, email Sharon Gerstel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the 2013-2014 Jimmy and Dee Haslam Postdoctoral Fellowship, a one-year fellowship to be held August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014 and renewable for one year. The Haslam Fellowship is open to untenured scholars in any field of late antique, medieval or Renaissance studies whose work falls in the period 300-1700 C.E. The Institute hopes to attract a scholar of outstanding potential with an innovative research plan, who will participate fully in the intellectual life of the Marco community throughout the academic year. During the course of the year, the Fellow will teach one upper-division undergraduate class and one graduate seminar in his or her field of expertise. Seminars will preferably use primary source materials. The Fellow receives a $1,000 travel stipend and is eligible to apply for additional travel and research funding through the Institute. Salary is $40,000 and includes full benefits.
Online application form, curriculum vitae, detailed research plan (2 single-spaced pages), and two letters of reference must be submitted by April 1, 2013. To apply, please visit the link: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_knoxville/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1300000031, which takes you to Marco’s specific posting on UT’s online application program. You will be able to complete the online form after registering. The online application provides you with opportunities to upload your c.v. and research plan. Please ask referees to send recommendations under separate cover by email attachment (Word or pdf preferred) to Heather Hirschfeld, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at email@example.com. Recommendations should also be received by April 1, 2013.
Information on the Marco Institute is available at http://web.utk.edu/~marco/. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.