Boletín CARMEN julio 2013

1. CARMEN-generated information

a/important notification to members of CARMEN.

This years’ CARMEN information and planning meeting at IMC Leeds changes format! Instead of the annual lunch-time meeting on the Congress’ Wednesday, this year we meet on Wednesday July 3rd, 19.30-20.30 at the CARMEN-organised Rountable Globalising Medieval Studies: Perspectives from a Worldwide Network – A Round Table Discussion. The Roundtable is organised by Felicitas Schmieder and moderated by Elisabeth M. Tyler.
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b/ Reminder for member to join us for the Annual CARMEN Meeting in Porto, Portugal
As announced in the previous CARMEN Circular, CARMEN’s next Annual Meeting will take place in The António de Almeida Foundation in Porto, Portugal, on 13-15 September 2013. It will be kindly hosted by CEPESE – Centro de Estudios da Populacao, Economia e Sociedade. Find the meeting’s programme and practical information about accommodation and getting to the meeting on our website (for downloading, it may require the Firefox search engine). We hope to meet many of CARMEN members at the meeting and have a fruitful discussion on projects and future of the Medieval Studies.
The meeting’s overall theme is «The Impact in the Humanities». And the wonderful location close to the Portuguese seashore makes the focus on the world beyond Europe only natural.
See our CARMEN website for details.

c/ Election to Executive Committee at CARMEN Meeting in Porto

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:

Six elected positions:

Academic Director – currently Prof. Gerhard Jaritz
Director – currently Dr. Simon Forde
Secretary – currently Dr. Katerina Hornickova
Conference Manager – currently Dr. Claire McIlroy
other member (1) – currently Prof. Felicitas Schmieder
other member (2) – currently 1- Prof. Marianne Ailes

(NB: The remainding positions are ex officio or co-opted: Forum Nat Assoc – currrently Prof. Flocel Sabate, Early Careers – currently Jitske Jasperse, MA, Funding Universities – currently Prof. Elisabeth M. Tyler, Next Annual Meeting Officer – currently Dr. Cristina Pimenta)
We would like to encourage all CARMEN members to propose candidates for the six elected positions before 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.

d/ CARMEN member-organised event in IMC Leeds: Invitation to the Reception of ARC CE for the History of Emotions

Philippa Maddern and Claire McIlroy are hosting a reception at the Leeds International Medieval Congress this year for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and would like to invite you to join them for a drink and a chat if you are also attending this year:

Date Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Time 18:30 – 19:30

Venue will be in the final printed programme


The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE) was established in 2011. Headquartered at the University of Western Australia, the Centre has nodes across Australia at the universities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney along with a number of other national and international partners. CHE’s research aim is to produce a new, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive understanding of the long history of individual and communal emotions in Europe (1100-1800); and apply this knowledge to improve the social, cultural and emotional welfare of modern Australians. CHE would like to invite you to enjoy a glass of wine at a reception where we will provide you with some further information about the Centre’s activities, forthcoming Centre events, and opportunities to become involved with our research programs. For more information please see:

2. Jobs

a/ CEU Visiting Fellowship
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b/ Lecturer position in Medieval History (Australia)
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A one-year position for a research assistant is opening up at the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams project at Ghent University. The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams is a research project based at the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University and funded by the Flemish Government ‘Hercules fund for research infrastructure’. The database aims to provide on-line access to the vast corpus of book epigrams (or: metrical paratexts) found in Byzantine manuscripts. More information about the project can be found on

The successful candidate will be expected to create and maintain the textual records that form the core of the digital database. Primary tasks are the gathering of textual and contextual data from existing publications, and inputting the data through a user-friendly electronic interface. He or she will work in a collaborative research team. Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Classics, Greek Philology, and/or Byzantine Studies. Thorough knowledge of Ancient and Byzantine Greek is essential, and acquaintance with Byzantine palaeography and codicology is desired.

We offer a job in a dynamic research environment, the possibility to prepare publications as a co-author, and an attractive salary (ca 1,800 euro/month net). The research assistant will have the status of a doctoral bursary.

The appointment is for one year, but is renewable. The research assistant is expected to start on 1 October 2013 (at the earliest).

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and the name and contact details of two referees. Applications must be sent to Professor Kristoffel Demoen (, before 8 August 2013. The decision will be made known soon thereafter, at the latest before the end of August. For enquiries, please contact Dr. Floris Bernard (

3. Other

Summer university in Georgia
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