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Boletín CARMEN agosto-septiembre 2013

Dear colleagues and friends of CARMEN.

Allow me to remind you that 2013 CARMEN Annual Meeting is approaching fast.
Currently we have over 55 participants from 22 countries coming to the meeting. We will meet in The António de Almeida Foundation in Porto, Portugal, on 13-15th September. The meeting is kindly hosted by CEPESE - Centro de Estudios da Populacao, Economia e Sociedade, Porto. Find the meeting's programme and practical information about accommodation and getting to the meeting attached to this newsletter or on our website (for downloading, it may require switching to the Firefox engine). We hope to meet many of CARMEN members there and have a fruitful discussion on projects and future of the Medieval Studies. The meeting is open to all members, both individual and institutional, and friends of CARMEN!
The meeting's overall theme is "The Impact in the Humanities". Particular interest will be also given to the "Portuguese world and beyond".
See our CARMEN website for details. http://www.carmen-medieval.net/events-meetings/. Please, contact, Claire McIlroy if you plan to attend the meeting.

As usual, you will find information on CARMEN-generated meetings, jobs and other information below.

With my best regards

Katerina Hornickova
Secretary General
CARMEN

a/ CARMEN-generated meeting and events

1. Election to Executive Committee at CARMEN Meeting in Porto (see also information attached)

This year's CARMEN Meeting sets up the strategy for future CARMEN work through the planned election of the Executive Committee members. Positions standing open for elections are:

Academic Director, Director, Secretary, Conference Manager, and three committee members. Please, send your nominations to me by August 31, 2013. CARMEN strives to keep regional balance of the executive Committee members. We would also like to ask all the members present in Porto to participate in this very informal vote.

NB: The remaining positions are ex officio or co-opted: Forum of National Associations Officer (will be voted by members of the Forum of National Associations in Porto), Early Careers - co-opted by Executive Committee, currently Jitske Jasperse, Funding Universities Officer - co-opted by Funding Universities, currently Prof. Elisabeth M. Tyler, Next Annual Meeting Officer - co-opted every year by Annual Meeting hosting organisation.

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2. CARMEN Market Place of Projects
As usual, we will held our Market Place for projects during our Annual Meetin in Porto (scheduled for Saturday morning). We welcome information on projects and medieval studies institutions, in the form of posters, presentations, or simply sheets of paper for distribution.
We also welcome early career scholars, such as PhD-students and postdocs. Please spread the word (forward this message to any one you might think is interested). In any case, don’t hesitate to contact Jitske Jasperse, T.G.Jasperse@uva.nl, if you have questions.

Again, more information on the Porto program can be found on http://www.carmen-medieval.net/cz/carmen-annual-meeting-2013-1404041540.... .

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3. Report from CARMEN-organised IMC Leeds Round-Table on Globalisation

On Wednesday evening, 3/7/2013, within the framework of the IMC Leeds, the CARMEN Round Table Globalising Medieval Studies took place. Moderated by Felicitas Schmieder (FernUniversität Hagen) and Elisabeth Tyler (University of York), the participants were discussing the impact of the European vision of medieval Studies on the study in other parts of the world and changing notion of geographical span of "European" Medieval Studies. Among the participants were Naomi Standen (University of Birmingham), Carole Symes (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Keith Lilley (Queens College Belfast) and Simon Forde (CARMEN).

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b/ JOBS in Medieval Studies

The university of Ghent is advertising three PhD positions, in the field of late antique and Byzantine historiography. One PhD position is reserved for Syriac studies. The starting date is between 1/10/2013 and 1/1/2104. Applicants can apply for more than one position.

Further particulars below.

Prof. Dr. Peter Van Nuffelen

Department of History
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, Office 120.008
9000 Ghent
Belgium

PhD Position Late Antique Historiography
As part of a shared research project in the departments of history of Ghent University (Belgium) and Groningen University (The Netherlands), one four-year PhD studentship is available at Ghent University. The project focuses on Greek and Latin antiquarian writing in late Antiquity and its cultural meaning in this period. The succesful candidate will edit fragmentary antiquarian writers in Latin and Greek from the fourth to the sixth century.
You possess a good master?s degree in History, Classics, or a related discipline (or will possess one by 1/1/2014) and an excellent knowledge of Latin and Greek. You have an interest in historiography and literature, and are open to theoretical approaches. You are able to work independently, whilst also a team player. Your tasks include:
completion of a PhD within four years, the co-organisation of a
conference, limited amounts of teaching, and occasional assistance with other research carried out in the project. Acquaintance with Byzantine studies and/or early medieval Latin constitute an advantage.
We offer you the possibility to work as part of a high-quality and large group of scholars working on late antique, early medieval and Byzantine history and literature at a leading university of Belgium, a scholarship of approx. 1600 euro (net) per month, further training in our Doctoral School, and the possibility to study one year or semester abroad (depending on additional funding).
The succesful candidate is expected to start on 1 October 2013 or soon thereafter. S/he shall have to live in Belgium.
A full project description can be obtained from Prof. Peter Van
Nuffelen (peter.vannuffelen@ugent.be). Applications, consisting of a CV, personal statement (max 1 p.), description of the research you would like to carry out within the project (max. 1 p.), the names of two referees, and a copy of your MA thesis or a substantial article, should be submitted to the same e-mail address before 1 September 2013.

PhD position Byzantine Historiography

In the Department of History of Ghent University (Belgium), one
four-year Ph studentship is available for four years (consisting of two two-year periods), as part of an ERC-funded research project on late antique historiography (A.D. 300-800). The project will a) establish a complete inventory of late ancient historiography; b) produce editions of fragmentary texts; c) study medieval compilations; and d) situate late-antique historiography in its cultural and literary context.
Your profile:
You possess a good master?s degree in Classics, History, or another relevant discipline (or will possess one by 1/1/2014) and an excellent knowledge of Greek. Acquaintance with Latin, Byzantine Greek, or oriental languages constitutes an advantage. You have an interest in historiography and literature, and their wider historical and cultural
context. You are able to work independently, whilst also being a team player. Your tasks include: completion of a PhD within four years, the co-organisation of a conference, limited amounts of teaching, and occasional assistance with other research carried out in the project.
Your duties:
Besides writing a PhD on the sources and method of one of the major Byzantine chronicles, you will contribute to a database of all late antique histories, co-organise workshops and a conference, do limited amounts of teaching and administrative duties, and contribute to other research carried out within the project.
Our offer:
We offer you the possibility to work as part of a high-quality and large group of scholars working on late antique, early medieval and Byzantine history and literature at a leading university of Belgium, a scholarship of approx. 1600 euro (net) per month, full health insurance, further training in our Doctoral School, and the possibility to study one year or semester abroad (depending on additional funding).
The succesful candidate is expected to start on 1/1/2014 at the
latest. S/he shall have to live in Belgium.
A full project description can be obtained from Prof. Peter Van
Nuffelen (peter.vannuffelen@ugent.be). Applications, consisting of a CV, personal statement (max 1 p.), description of the research you would like to carry out within the project (max. 1 p.), the names of two referees, and a copy of your MA thesis or a substantial article, should be submitted to the same e-mail address before 1 September 2013.

PhD position Syriac Historiography

In the Department of History of Ghent University (Belgium), one
four-year Ph studentship is available for four years (consisting of
two two-year periods), as part of an ERC-funded research project on
late antique historiography (A.D. 300-800). The project will a)
establish a complete inventory of late ancient historiography; b) produce editions of fragmentary texts; c) study medieval compilations; and d) situate late-antique historiography in its cultural and literary context.
Your profile:
You possess a good master?s degree in a relevant discipline (or will possess one by 1/1/2014) and an excellent knowledge of Syriac.
Acquaintance with Greek, Latin, and/or other oriental languages
constitutes an advantage. You have an interest in istoriography and literature, and their wider historical and cultural context. You are able to work independently, whilst also being a team player. Your tasks include: completion of a PhD within four years, the co-organisation of a conference, limited amounts of teaching, and occasional assistance with other research carried out in the project.
Your duties:
Besides writing a PhD on the sources and method of one of the major Syriac chronicles, you will contribute to a database of all late antique histories, co-organise workshops and a conference, do limited amounts of teaching and administrative duties, and contribute to other research carried out within the project.
Our offer:
We offer you the possibility to work as part of a high-quality and large group of scholars working on late antique, early medieval and Byzantine history and literature at a leading university of Belgium, a scholarship of approx. 1600 euro (net) per month, full health
insurance, further training in our Doctoral School, and the
possibility to study one year or semester abroad (depending on
additional funding).
The succesful candidate is expected to start on 1/1/2014 at the
latest. S/he shall have to live in Belgium.
A full project description can be obtained from Prof. Peter Van
Nuffelen (peter.vannuffelen@ugent.be). Applications, consisting of a CV, personal statement (max 1 p.), description of the research you would like to carry out within the project (max. 1 p.), the names of two referees, and a copy of your MA thesis or a substantial article, should be submitted to the same e-mail address before 1 September 2013.

2. Fellowship for Early Carreer Scholars in Australia

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3. Collaborative doctoral studentship in History of Art based in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum with cosupervision at Glasgow University
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4. Two positions in the University of Melbourne and two in the University of Western Australia

The University of Melbourne (two positions): Applications are invited for the following full-time fixed term Postdoctoral Fellow positions with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Three year appointment - Position number 0031917): In collaboration with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, the Centre seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions (Europe, 1100-1800). Working together with Professor Charles Zika and the Change Program of the Centre, the successful candidate will develop a project exploring the impact of deeply felt emotional experiences and rhetoric in stimulating and shaping group understanding and response to disasters faced by Europeans between the late fifteenth and the late seventeenth centuries. The project might focus on responses to such phenomena as plague, fire or war, or natural disasters such as earthquake, famine or flood. It might explore such ritual, literary and/ or visual responses as mechanisms for achieving relief or solidarity when facing the terrifying the impact of destructive events, and the immediate as well as longer term implications for models of communal life, organisation and meaning. For full details of how to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Three year appointment - Position number 0031918): In collaboration with the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne, the Centre seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow to a three-year research appointment in one of its four research programs, "Shaping the Modern Program." Working with the program convenor, Professor Stephanie Trigg, and Senior Research Fellow, Dr Grace Moore, the successful candidate will develop a multi-disciplinary research project on emotions and the environment that extends the Centre's research in the period 1100-1800 into the modern era, with a special emphasis on Australia's relationship with its European emotional past, and the emotional continuities and discontinuities between pre-modern Europe and Australian settler culture. The project will explore affective, emotional responses to landscapes, environment, ecology or place, by European settlers and migrants. For full details of how to apply, click here.

Applications for the two positions at The University of Melbourne close on Thursday 19 September 2013 at 11.55pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

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The University of Western Australia (two positions): Applications are invited for the following full-time fixed term Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Associate) positions with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow): Emotions in Literature (Three year appointment - Job no. 492581) - the successful candidate will propose and work on a well-formulated, significant and original project concerning emotions in literature or drama in English between 1500 and 1800, preferably leading to a monograph, under the supervision of Winthrop Professor Bob White, Programme Leader for 'Meanings' in the ARC Centre of excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Western Australia.

As Research Associate you will play a prominent role in medieval and early modern emotions research by examining the meanings attributed to emotions in medieval and early modern Europe, and their modes of expression, transmission and regulation. For full details of how to apply, click here.

Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow): Passions for Learning (Two year appointment - Job no. 492582) - the successful candidate will work under the leadership of Professor Yasmin Haskell at the University of Western Australia in the 'Passions for Learning' project. The broad aims of this project are to explore the role of the emotions in European education and knowledge cultures, 1100-1800.

As Research Associate you will have a PhD in early modern intellectual, religious, cultural, and/or literary history, and proficiency in Latin. Reading competence in one or more of: German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch will be well regarded. Scholars with research interests spanning European and non-European (for example, Asian) cultures are especially encouraged to apply. In addition to publishing the results of your own research, you will involve yourself fully in the life of the project (including conference organization, editing of collected volumes). For full details of how to apply, click here.

Applications for the two positions at The University of Western Australia close on Friday 27 September 2013 at 11:55 PM Western Australian Standard Time.

c/ Other information
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