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

Workshop: Binding the World, Withholding life. Poetry Books in the Medieval Mediterranean

The TORCH Network Poetry in the Medieval World (University of Oxford) is delighted to invite you all to an international workshop on poetry books in the medieval Mediterranean.

The event will be held on 31 May 2024 in the FitzHugh Auditorium at Exeter College, Cohen Quadrangle (Walton St, Oxford OX1 2HG) and online. For the programme and the registration link, you can visit: https://torch.ox.ac.uk/event/binding-the-world-withholding-life.-poetry-books-in-the-medieval-mediterranean.

TORCH Network Poetry in the Medieval World
https://torch.ox.ac.uk/poetry-in-the-medieval-world
Mailing list: poetrymedievalworld-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

Third Annual Symposium (St Vladimir’s Seminary)

November 13-15, 2024: Third Annual Academic Symposium at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. 

This year’s symposium, titled I Saw the Lord (Isa 6.1): Entangled Jewish and Christian Perspectives on the Encounter with God,” gathers leading Orthodox Christian and Jewish scholars from around the world, who will reflect on the manner in which theophanic texts—biblical accounts of Divine Revelation to the patriarchs and prophets—have always been and remain foundational to their respective doctrinal and spiritual traditions. For more details, see the Symposium page: https://www.svots.edu/events/symposium_2024

REMINDER: Call for Applications: 2024-2025 Hellenic Research Fellowship Program

REMINDER: Call for Applications: 2024-2025 Hellenic Research Fellowship Program (+new writer-in-residence opportunities)

Reminder that fellowship applications are due by 11:59 p.m. California time on May 3.

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).

 

Kenyon College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, 2024–26

Kenyon College, a nationally ranked liberal arts college in Ohio, invites applications for a two-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History beginning August 2024. The area of specialization is open, but candidates with teaching expertise in the arts of the Islamic world or Ancient Art of any region before 600 CE are especially encouraged to apply. We are interested in teacher-scholars who can offer creative ways to engage with the Art History Department’s Visual Resources Center, the Blick-Harris Study Collection, The Gund, and regional art museums.

The successful applicant will be able to teach broadly in their field. The selected candidate will teach five total classes per year at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Applicants should complement, not duplicate, current expertise of the department. The selected candidate may have the opportunity to provide mentorship to honors projects.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD with a completion date by August 2024 will be considered. Experience in teaching as the instructor of record in college-level courses is required. We seek scholars who can demonstrate a record of undergraduate teaching excellence, preferably in a liberal arts setting.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter describing teaching experience, research interests, teaching philosophy, and information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), 4) a list of three references with detailed contact information, including email address (at least one reference must speak to the candidate’s teaching experience). Note: references will only be contacted for those candidates who advance to the latter stages of the search.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by May 10 will be given full consideration.

Call for Applications – Workshop on the Public Medieval (October 2024) at Virginia Tech

The Medieval Academy of America’s jobs report from May 2023, coupled with the complementary data presented in the American Historical Association’s jobs report of September 2023, demonstrate well the (potential) grim future of medieval studies in the United States. But trends are not destiny. Students continue to fill our courses across all disciplines, and (at least anecdotally) public demand for premodern or premodern-adjacent fantasy content – films, tv, books – seems to be growing. Moreover, there’s a strong case to be made that knowing more both about the medieval world and how stories about that period have been deployed in modernity, are becoming increasingly necessary. The MAA has a moment to make that case with its Centennial, both in the earned media that will accrue to medieval studies with the celebration, and in the decentralized slate of activities across the country that will accompany the year-long event.

To that end, Virginia Tech (in partnership with the University of Virginia, and with support from a Centennial Grant from the Medieval Academy of America) is hosting a 2-day workshop in October 2024 to mentor colleagues so that they can do public-facing work. This can include, but is not limited too, planning events on their home campuses in support of the 2025 MAA Centennial celebration, positioning themselves to write pieces for newspapers and magazines, and working with other cultural institutions, among others.

Graduate students, early career researchers, and underemployed MedievALLists, are especially encouraged to apply but all scholars in any discipline working on the medieval world, broadly defined, are welcome.

The event will be held Thursday October 3 – Saturday October 5, 2024 on the campus of Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA).

DETAILS:

  • To allow for close collaboration between mentors and participants, spaces are limited to 15 participants.
  • All participants will receive a $750 stipend to defray travel and lodging. Food will be provided at the event itself.
  • Topics covered will include considerations on doing public writing and event planning from experienced mentors. Time will also be dedicated to workshopping an idea in a small group, and in collaboration with a dedicated mentor (see below).

MENTORS:

Please apply here.

To apply, you’ll be required to submit a current CV, as well as a statement about what proposed public-facing work you’d be interested in doing in the coming year. Applications are due no later than 11:59pm on May 1, 2024.  Accepted participants will be notified on around June 1, 2024.

See more at www.publicmedieval.org. Please share widely and direct any questions to the organizer, Prof. Matthew Gabriele (gabriele@vt.edu).

Cotsen Textile Traces Talk: From Smuggled Silkworms to Silk Empire

The George Washington University’s Byzantine Studies Club, hosted by the Cotsen Center at the Textile Museum, invites you to join them for Silk in Byzantium. Lead researcher Jenny Lowery ‘24 and several other Byzantine Studies Club students have assembled a micro exhibit telling the story of silk in Byzantium, the first such undergraduate exhibit at the Textile Museum. This talk will explore the origins of the native Byzantine silk trade from its covert beginnings to its influence on the greater luxuries market in Constantinople and beyond.

Join online or in person Thursday May 2 at 1pm EDT, registering for either option at this link: https://museum.gwu.edu/cotsen-textile-traces-talk-smuggled-silkworms-silk-empire

Mentorship Program for East-Central European Scholars

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

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