CFP: The Hungarian Historical Review

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its second issue in 2025, the theme of which will be, “Coherence of Translation Programs and the Contexts of Translation Movements, ca. 500–1700 AD.”

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: June 15, 2024. The deadline for the accepted papers: December 15, 2024.

This Special Issue aims to explore the complex historical, literary, and material backgrounds that are conducive to producing translations from any source language (Greek, Arabic, Armenian, Syriac, Hebrew, etc.) into Latin and from Latin into the vernaculars or local dialects from Late Antiquity until the end of the Renaissance period. The special issue investigates triggers and factors that helped produce Latin translations and eased the reception of Latin texts by non-Latin-using audiences. The variety of source and target languages creates a comparative framework that enriches our understanding of complex translating processes as historical phenomena.

https://www.jstor.org/journal/hunghistrevi

Invitation for Submissions: Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting, March 20-22 2025

Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting

March 20-22 2025

Invitation for Submissions

In March 2025, the Medieval Academy of America will hold its centennial meeting on the campus of Harvard University. This three-day conference, organized by members of Harvard’s Standing Committee on Medieval Studies and scholars from colleges and universities across the Boston area, will be preceded on Wednesday 19 March by a day-long graduate student workshop as well as the annual Digital Medieval Studies Institute (DMSI). The conference is meant not simply to celebrate the centenary of a professional organization, but to reflect on the present and future of the study of the “medieval” millennium of the human past, broadly conceived, and to welcome scholars and students working on this period who belong to professional organizations other than the Medieval Academy. We thus would be grateful if you could circulate the attached CFP to your membership, and encourage them to submit individual paper or panel proposals before 3 June 2024.  The CFP and links to submission forms are available online here. Note that we expect to offer travel subventions worth $500 to as many as 100 colleagues lacking research support, whose papers are accepted or who are chosen to participate in the graduate student workshop.

 

Sean Gilsdorf and Eileen Sweeney, MAA 2025 Program Committee Co-chairs

Nicholas Watson, MAA 2025 Local Events Committee Chair

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 60th International Congress on Medieval Studies

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 60th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 8–10, 2024. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is May 13, 2024.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 4 session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $800 maximum for scholars traveling from North America and up to $1400 maximum for those traveling from outside North America. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided.

For further details and submission instructions, please visit https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/60th-icms.

Contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, with any questions.

CFP: Hellenic Research Fellowship Program (and new writer-in-residence)

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

 

Call for Applications:

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Hellenic Research Fellowship Program 2024-2025

Thanks to generous funding from the Tarbell Family Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Endowment Fund of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation of Sacramento, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for a 12th year. The HRFP, the only residential fellowship program west of the Mississippi in Hellenic studies broadly conceived, enables visiting scholars to conduct research using the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection in Sacramento, CA. This year we are happy to inaugurate writer-in-residence fellowships as an addition to the Program. The HRFP provides a limited number of fellowships in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred in connection with the awards. The fellowship application deadline is May 3, 2024. No late applications will be considered. See below for full program information and application instructions.

Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, part of the Donald & Beverly Gerth Special Collections and University Archives, is a research collection of international significance for the campus and Sacramento regional communities, as well as for scholars around the globe. Currently numbering over 80,000 volumes and 500 linear feet of personal papers and institutional archives, it comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media, rare books, archival materials, art, and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the collection contains materials from antiquity to the present across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, its neighboring countries, and the surrounding region. There is a broad representation of languages in the collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit https://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos.

For the full Hellenic Research Fellowship Program description, application instructions, and list of previous fellows, see: https://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos-hellenic-collection/hrfp. Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (paganelis@csus.edu).

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 50th Annual BSC

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 50th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for Mary Jaharis Center sponsored sessions at the 50th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held in New York City, October 24–27, 2024. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is April 3, 2024.

If the proposed session is accepted, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 5 session participants (presenters and chair) up to $800 maximum for scholars based in North America and up to $1400 maximum for those coming from outside North America. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided.

For further details and submission instructions, please visit https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/50th-bsc

Contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, with any questions.

Call for Papers: “Unruly Iconographies? Examining the Unexpected in Medieval Art”

The Index of Medieval Art cordially invites submissions for the one-day conference “Unruly Iconographies? Examining the Unexpected in Medieval Art.”
“Unruly Iconographies?” will take place on November 9, 2024 at the Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University, following the Weitzmann Lecture by Dr. Brigitte Buettner, held on November 8 and hosted by Princeton’s Department of Art & Archaeology.
Submissions for the Princeton-based conference are invited by April 1, 2024. They should include a one-page abstract and c.v. and be sent to fionab@princeton.edu. Travel and hotel costs for the eight selected speakers will be covered by the Index. Speakers will be informed of their selection no later than May 1, 2024.
For details and the full CFP, see the IMA website.

CFP: 2024 Conference of the Orthodox Canon Law Society of North America

Call for Papers

The 2024 Conference of the Orthodox Canon Law Society of North America

Deadline: May 31, 2024

The Orthodox Canon Law Society of North America (OCLSNA) holds an annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on every aspect of Orthodox canon law and on related topics relevant to the discipline. Orthodox canon law includes the entire field of Eastern Christian canonical history and practice, including the Oriental and Eastern Catholic traditions. The discipline extends beyond the review of formal legislation and includes a vast scope of practice and literature. The canonical and legal life of the Church is reflected in such diverse areas as hagiography, liturgy, art, hymnography, and pastoral practice.

Conference attendance is open to all. Although blessed by Orthodox hierarchy, the society is academic in nature and not affiliated with any Orthodox jurisdiction or with the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States.

The society aims to foster growth in the study of the Orthodox canonical tradition by gathering scholars, professors, graduate students, attorneys, seminarians, and interested clergy in academic conferences to provide an avenue for the presentation of papers embodying current research in a professional setting.

The location of this year’s conference will take place on October 18–19, 2024 at the Maliotis Cultural Center located on the campus of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445.

The Program Committee invites proposals for papers on all topics and in all disciplines related to Orthodox canon law, as described above broadly construed. Scholars, professors, graduate students, attorneys, seminarians, and interested clergy are encouraged to contribute. Since the society is academic in nature, all are welcome to submit proposals without any consideration of denominational affiliation.

Paper proposals for the 2024 conference may be in the form of individual papers and complete panels. In both cases, abstracts for proposed papers must not exceed 500 words and must be written in a manner comprehensible to the members of the Program Committee. All proposed papers must be substantially original and, for the most part, not have been published previously. Each author is permitted to deliver only one paper at the conference.

Find more information, see the conference website: https://www.oclsna.org/conference

Xlab Unconference and edited volume

We would like to invite you to attend the Carleton Cultural Heritage Informatics Collaboratory (XLab) 2024 unconference, being held at Carleton University in Richcraft Hall from April 2nd to 4th, 2024. We are offering hybrid workshops in cultural heritage informatics methods, as well as a keynote by Dr. Ethan Watrall of Michigan State University and the MSU Museum. The unconference format involves collaborating with fellow conference-goers on subjects of interest to you, to be organized and held in-situ as discussions and panels. This conference is free to attend in person or online; we ask that you let us know of your intention to attend at your earliest convenience through the XLab website at https://carleton.ca/xlab/xlab-confab/.

Funding for the XLab Confab is via Carleton’s participation in a SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant with the Computational Research in the Ancient Near East project, and a Carleton Multidisciplinary Catalyst Research Fund grant establishing the XLab.

Sincerely,

The XLab Confab Committee:

Dr. Shawn Graham, Katherine Davidson, Kavita Mistry and Scott Coleman.

 

Call for Papers

Please pass the following call for papers for our upcoming conference volume on Speculative Futures in Cultural Heritage Informatics on to graduate students researching, broadly speaking, cultural heritage-related themes:

You are a graduate student or early career researcher working at the intersection of cultural heritage informatics (CHI) and your discipline. You are at the forefront of a rapidly developing field. What does the future of CHI look like from your vantage point?

The XLab Confab committee invites you to contribute to our edited volume inspired by the upcoming unconference. Current details about the Confab are at the registration page here (https://carleton.ca/xlab/xlab-confab/) and details about the call for papers for the edited volume may be found here (https://carleton.ca/xlab/2024/call-for-papers-speculative-futures-in-cultural-heritage-informatics/).

The first two days of the confab are scheduled for workshops and an unconference. Dr. Ethan Watrall, who runs the cultural heritage informatics initiative at Michigan State University (https://ethan.watrall.org), will be joining us on both days, including a keynote address on the second day. Candidates who are invited to submit a chapter for the edited volume will also join us on the third day for a book sprint facilitated by Dr. Watrall and Dr. Shawn Graham, our lab’s PI. Short proposals of a few informal paragraphs should be submitted by February 15th 2024 on the registration page (https://carleton.ca/xlab/2024/call-for-papers-speculative-futures-in-cultural-heritage-informatics/).

While we continue to develop more details about the edited volume, we are happy to answer any questions you might have about the volume and Confab. We would be delighted to receive proposals from any interested graduate students working in this broad field.

Sincerely,

The XLab Confab Committee:

Dr. Shawn Graham, Katherine Davidson, Kavita Mistry and Scott Coleman.

 

CFP: Projecting Poetry

The TORCH Network Poetry in the Medieval World (University of Oxford) is delighted to introduce “Projecting Poetry”, an initiative designed to promote cross-disciplinary discussion, foster collaboration, and provide a platform for DPhil/PhD students engaged in research across various fields and working on medieval poetry. The goal is to create an opportunity to present ongoing research to a diverse audience of fellow students and seniors.

We invite submissions from DPhil/PhD students at the beginning of their programmes, conducting research in any field and working on poetry in any area and culture of the medieval world (chronological boundaries may be discussed with organisers); any methodological approach is welcome. We especially encourage submissions that aim to explore potential intersections between academic disciplines.

 

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstract: Please submit a 250-word abstract in English (PDF form) to ugo.mondini@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk, including the (working) research title, name, affiliation, and contact information.
  • Submission Deadline: Abstracts can be submitted any time during the academic year.
  • Extended Descriptions: If accepted, speakers should present a document in English (max. 1,500 words) and a title fifteen days before the seminar, with a more extensive description of their interests, research goals and, if they wish, of the challenges they face. This document will be shared with the seminar participants; therefore, it should be accessible to non-specialists.

 

Event Structure

  • Sessions will be organised online for non-Oxford students and in hybrid format during term time for Oxford participants.
  • Each speaker will have 20 minutes to present their research; a discussion follows. The event will be conducted in English.

 

Contact Information

For further information and inquiries, please get in touch with Ugo Mondini at ugo.mondini@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.

Non-presenting seminar participants

If you want to take part in the seminars, both in person and online, please send an email to Ugo Mondini at ugo.mondini@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk with your name, affiliation, research interests, and contact information.

For more information about the network, see https://torch.ox.ac.uk/poetry-in-the-medieval-world. We also have a mailing list: send a blank email to poetrymedievalworld-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk (now working!).

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

 

Best regards,

Ugo Mondini & the Network Team

 

CFP: Coptic Christianity Conference

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University invites proposals for a two-day, in-person scholarly conference on a theme related to Coptic Christianity. The Orthodox Christian Studies Center will cover travel, accommodations, and meeting expenses for two conference organizers and up to twelve conference speakers. We are looking for proposals that focus on innovative topics, make a clear contribution to scholarship, and have the potential to bring to Fordham University both established and earlier-career scholars.

The proposed event must take place onsite at Fordham University at a date mutually agreed upon, ideally in the Summer or Fall of 2025.

Maximum Provision for Event: The Orthodox Christian Studies Center will provide economy roundtrip travel for up to 12 speakers (for a total of 12 presentations) and 2 organizers. No more than half of the funded travel can be international. Accommodations may be offered to US-based speakers for up to three nights (international speakers can arrange for four nights). The Center will provide for a speaker’s dinner the evening preceding the symposium, and a reception for all attendees.

The expectation is that the Symposium will result in a scholarly publication and preference will be given to proposals that include a plan for an edited volume.  The presumption is that the organizer(s) will serve as the editor(s) for the volume, whether they deliver papers themselves or not.  To that end, the Center will provide a $1000 honorarium to each speaker who provides a peer-review ready manuscript to the organizer(s).  For their part, the organizers will each receive a $3000 stipend when the manuscript has been accepted for publication (if the organizers are among the twelve presenters, they can receive $4000 in total).  If necessary, the Center will provide a publication subvention for an appropriate academic press.

Eligibility: The Orthodox Christian Studies Center encourages proposals by scholars, who are affiliated with a university or research institution and hold a PhD or other appropriate terminal degree. Proposals from both United States citizens and non-US citizens are welcome.

Proposals: Should include a conference rational of approximately 800 words and a list of 12 potential speakers along with some indication of what those particular speakers would be qualified to contribute.  The list of speakers need not be final at the time of submission and it is likely that the selection committee will make suggestions regarding the list speakers if the proposal is accepted or if some speakers are unable to participate.

All Proposals are due by February 15th, 2024.  Our expectation is that we will be able to announce the winning proposal by March 15th, 2024.

Selection criteria: The Orthodox Christian Studies Center will evaluate proposals based on the coherence and appeal of the proposed topic to both Coptic Christian Studies and to Orthodox Christian Studies more broadly.  The selection committee might prioritize those topics that successfully bridge ancient and modern Coptic Studies.

Please send proposals to George Demacopoulos (demacopoulos@fordham.edu) with “Coptic Conference Proposal” in the subject line.

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