The Book of Kells: forthcoming publication

The Book of Kells – A Masterwork Revealed: Creators, Collaboration, and Campaigns by Donncha MacGabhann. Following years of meticulous research, this book tells the story of Kells’ two Masters and their collaboration to create a Gospel book of unprecedented magnificence. Most poignantly, it reveals the struggle of the lone survivor of the two-man team to… Continue reading The Book of Kells: forthcoming publication

CFP: Reception, Susception, Acception, 1-2 December 2022

Reception theory offers scholars fresh insights into the purposes and possibilities of Classical Studies and its intersection with the wider world, post-Antiquity. But the semantic passivity of a concept such as “Reception” can also obfuscate the dynamic ways in which Classics has been utilised, even weaponised, by its proponents — not merely experienced (Reception), but… Continue reading CFP: Reception, Susception, Acception, 1-2 December 2022

CFP: Letters and Politics in Late Antiquity, Ghent University, 31 May- 2 June 2023

We are inviting papers discussing the role of letters in late antique Roman politics (4th to 6th century AD): how did various late antique actors and interest groups use letters to try and influence decision making processes on all levels? Letters played a prominent role in the functioning of social and political life in the late Roman Empire (3rd – 6th century AD).… Continue reading CFP: Letters and Politics in Late Antiquity, Ghent University, 31 May- 2 June 2023

CFP: Special Issue – Document Recognition in the Cultural Heritage: Methods and Applications

A Special Issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X) The field of document recognition in the cultural heritage is rapidly progressing, wherein vast amounts of ancient manuscripts in libraries and other institutions across the world are increasingly undergoing digitisation and transcription. However, the automatic recognition of patterns in ancient manuscripts to render them readable, searchable… Continue reading CFP: Special Issue – Document Recognition in the Cultural Heritage: Methods and Applications

CFP: AEMA 17 Memory & Forgetting, Digital Conference, 30 Sept-1 October 2022

You little beauty! This conference invites papers on the theme of memory and forgetting. Memory is malleable. It isshaped by selection, by mediation, by transmission, by ideologies, by societies and, above all, byforgetting. In the words of Ann Rigney, ‘like water transported in a leaky bucket which slowly runsdry, [memories] are continuously being lost along… Continue reading CFP: AEMA 17 Memory & Forgetting, Digital Conference, 30 Sept-1 October 2022

CFP: Christian Political Cultures in Late Antiquity, 21st-22nd June 2023, University of Liverpool

We invite papers for a conference (and planned edited volume) on Christian Political Cultures in Late Antiquity. The remarkably homogeneous ways of thinking about Christian political authority across the Roman world in late antiquity (c. 250-700 CE)—so carefully reconstructed in classic mid-20th century accounts—mask the immense diversity of the social and institutional contexts in which… Continue reading CFP: Christian Political Cultures in Late Antiquity, 21st-22nd June 2023, University of Liverpool

CFP: Pandemic Reflections – Saint Francis and the Lepers Catch Up with COVID 

Call for Papers for a forthcoming edited collection, Pandemic Reflections: Saint Francis and the Lepers Catch Up with COVID.    To be published with Ethics International Press.     The collection will focus on Saint Francis, his life with lepers, and the COVID pandemic. The collection is meant to explore what it means to think about Francis in light… Continue reading CFP: Pandemic Reflections – Saint Francis and the Lepers Catch Up with COVID 

The Legacy of Gildas – Book Launch

The Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Monash University is pleased to be hosting the launch of Dr Stephen Joyce’s new monograph, The Legacy of Gildas: Constructions of Authority in the Early Medieval West (Boydell, 2022), a ‘provocative new investigation into the shadowy figure of Gildas, his influence and representation’. The launch will feature… Continue reading The Legacy of Gildas – Book Launch

Laura Bassi Scholarships

Born in Bologna in 1711, Laura Bassi was the first woman to take up a professorship in Europe and the second to earn a doctorate. Her extraordinary career as an academic spanned nearly five decades, for much of which she was a galvanizing figure for the scientific culture of eighteenth century Europe. Bassi’s admirers included… Continue reading Laura Bassi Scholarships

Call For Pitches: Manuscripts and Material Culture – Hazine

Why are manuscripts critical to Islamic and Islamicate studies, and how do they impact pedagogy? How does material culture help us venture into the past, and how do manuscripts affect religious practice, be it Muslim, Coptic, Armenian, etc? Hazine is seeking 3-4 pieces on manuscripts and material culture from the Mashriq, Maghreb, East Africa, West… Continue reading Call For Pitches: Manuscripts and Material Culture – Hazine

SSNS Bursaries and Grants

The Scottish Society for Northern Studies (SSNS) is offering funding for individuals and organisations over four categories. Associated institutions should be subscribers or at least two of the organisers should be members of the SSNS, and applications should include a brief project outline that demonstrates its relevance to the Society’s aims and objectives. Publication and Conference Grants… Continue reading SSNS Bursaries and Grants

Carved in Stone – an Early Medieval Crowdfunded Tabletop Game

Carved in Stone is a project showcasing the rich and complicated landscape of 7th century Scotland. Its primary goal is to create an illustration-rich visual system-neutral setting guide. This book will act as a primer on the Pictish people, allowing you to truly play as Picts in ancient Scotland. It will focus on their culture… Continue reading Carved in Stone – an Early Medieval Crowdfunded Tabletop Game

How to become a king in medieval Europe?

Levi Roach (University of Exeter) & Björn Weiler (Aberystwyth University) in Conversation Chaired by Ryan Kemp (University of Bonn) Medieval Europe was a world of kings, but what did this mean to those who did not themselves wear a crown? How could they prevent corrupt and evil men from seizing the throne? How could they… Continue reading How to become a king in medieval Europe?