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CARMEN - Lettre du 7 novembre 2012

Dear colleagues and friends of CARMEN,

In the new CARMEN newsletter I would like to draw your attention to the following news and notices divided into the sections on CARMEN announcements, calls, jobs, and scholarships and academic awards.
Best regards
Katerina Hornickova

1. CARMEN Announcements

On September 7-9, 2012, CARMEN held its 6th Annual Meeting at the Central European University in Budapest.
We are glad that the pool of participants covered four continents and over twenty different nationalities. See the report of the CARMEN Executive Director, Dr. Simon Forde, in the attachment.
Also, attached, find, the short report from the meeting on the proposal of the CARMEN Graduate School, compiled by Claire McIlroy, Marianne Ailes and Cristina Pimenta.

2. Calls

- a/ Petition for European Science
Dear Friends, dear Colleagues
The discussions at the next summit of the European Union heads of state or government, which is scheduled for 22 and 23 November, will be decisive in determining the EU research budget for the next seven years.
Several Member States are demanding severe cuts on the total EU budget and research will have to compete with other policy priorities.
This is a time when we, the scientific community, should act together and make our case to protect research funding, including that of the European Research Council (ERC), from cuts. Decisions will be prepared in discussions among politicians at the national level. All of us must look for opportunities to affect these decisions and send a strong signal to the heads of state or government.
An open letter signed by European Nobel laureates has been published in top European newspapers this week. The impact of this letter will be increased if it is followed by a mobilization of the national scientific communities. To keep the momentum going, an online petition has been
launched here.
I would like to ask you to sign it and to encourage all your colleagues to do likewise. Note that in the past, less than 30 000 scientists signed the largest petition for a European scientific cause compared to the hundreds of thousands of signatures on petitions from other groups of society. We must do better than that.

This action is coordinated by the Initiative for Science in Europe (ise i-se.org ;
of which EMBO is a member. Please contact Wolfgang Eppenschwandtner, Executive Coordinator of the ISE if you have any questions or suggestions.
I am echoing the initiative that started with Maria Leptin, director of EMBO. PLEASE ACT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!

Giulio Superti-Furga, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

- b/ Call DAAD Germany - study and research in Germany
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is, once again, offering a wide range of grants to students, researchers, and academics from UK universities during the academic year 2013/2014. Please see below an overview of our funding programmes with deadlines and hyperlinks to our website. Most schemes areopen to all subject areas.

Funding programmes for PhDs/ post-docs / junior scholars

One Year Grant for PhD Students, Postdocs and Junior Academics (all subjects) : 20 January 2013

1-6 Month Research Grants for PhD Students & Junior Scholars (all subjects) : 1 October 2012 ; 1 April 2013

Special programmes
Competition ‘Europe – What next ?’(all subjects) : 8 November 2012
Take part and win sponsorship for a placement in or a visit to Berlin, or a Summer Language Course Grant at a German University.
Group Study Visits (all subjects) : 26 October 2012 ; 25 January 2013
Gruner + Jahr Wirtschaftsmedien Placement : 18 January 2013

The DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. Please visit : www.daad.org.uk for further information and details on all above funding schemes.

- c/ Call to cooperation on Russian medieval projects, see attached

3. Job opportunities

- a/ Laval, Quebec, see attached

Cher collègue, chère collègue,
Le Département d’histoire de l’Université Laval est à la recherche d’une professeure ou d’un professeur en histoire de l’art. Le poste est ouvert dans le domaine particulier du Moyen Âge. Nous souhaitons tout particulièrement recevoir des candidatures de femmes, de membres de minorités visibles et ethniques, d’autochtones ou de personnes handicapées.
Seriez-vous assez aimable pour faire circuler l’appel de candidatures ci-joint auprès des personnes susceptibles d’être intéressées par un tel poste (chercheurs ou étudiants dont la thèse est presque terminée) ?
Je vous remercie de votre précieuse collaboration et vous prie d’accepter l’expression de mes sentiments les meilleurs.

Michel Fortin
Département d’histoire
Faculté des lettres
Bureau 5305, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
1030, av. des Sciences-Humaines
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Tél. : (418) 656-5197
Téléc. : (418) 656-3603

- b/ SUNY, Albany, the US
The History Department of the University at Albany, SUNY, invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor
level for a candidate whose research is focused on some aspect of
religion in the Eastern Mediterranean (including the Balkans) from 600
to 1800 C.E., with scholarly proficiency in Greek and Arabic or
Turkish. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first
half of a Western Civilization or World History survey, and upper
level courses in Byzantine history, the history of Islam, and the
history of the Middle East, as well as more specialized graduate
Applicants should show promise of a distinguished career as
a scholar and teacher, and must have the Ph.D. in hand by the summer
of 2013. The degree must be from a university accredited by the US
Department of Education or by an internationally recognized
accrediting organization. Competitive salary with start up funds.
Applicants should address in their application their ability to work
with a culturally diverse population.

A detailed job description and
instructions on how to apply can be found here.

- c/ Fordham University, the US
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Program in Medieval Studies at Fordham University are searching for a scholar of the French medieval period, particularly one with a specialization in medieval historiography at the rank of assistant professor to teach at the Rose Hill campus. A secondary expertise is highly desirable. Candidate must have native or near-native French and excellent French language and literature teaching skills. The teaching load is 3-2 and includes undergraduate courses in French literature, culture, and language, and graduate courses in the Medieval Studies Program. Please submit letter of application, c.v., teaching statement, sample syllabi, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to the search’s chair, Andrew H. Clark, via Interfolio.
Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2012, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2013 and preferably when applying. Interviews will be conducted in New York at Fordham University and at the MLA in Boston. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university, in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employee.

- d/ ACMRS, the US, see the attached for a current ACMRS job posting.
The advertisement can also be found on their website here.

- e/ position in University of Toronto
Position/Title Rank : Assistant Professor
Faculty/Division : Arts & Science
Departments : Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, and the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto
Deadline/Closing Date for Application : 15 November 2012
The Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, and the Celtic and Medieval Studies programs in St. Michael’s College, Toronto, invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of medieval Celtic languages and literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on 1 July 2013.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the Old Irish and Middle Welsh languages and literature, and there will be a strong preference for applicants who also work with Hiberno- and Insular Latin sources. Candidates are expected to have outstanding research records, with refereed publications, and to have demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the requirements of the position, an established record of excellence in scholarly research and publication, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are seeking applicants who show a serious commitment to development of the undergraduate Celtic and Medieval Studies programs in St. Michael’s College, and to research-intensive graduate instruction and supervision within the Centre for Medieval Studies. Medieval Studies at Toronto is a broadly interdisciplinary enterprise that offers the opportunity to work in collaboration with a wide range of departments and academic disciplines. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment between the Centre for Medieval Studies (51%) and St. Michael’s College (49%). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College offer the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse and culturally vibrant universities in the world.
Please submit your application online by visiting www.uoftcareers.utoronto.ca. Please see Job# 1200873. Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience.
Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to Prof. John Magee, Search Committee Chair, here by the closing date of 15 November 2012.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile ; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found here.
For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies please visit our homepage.

- The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply ; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Click here for the web posting of this job.

- f/ ECLA of Bard, Berlin
"Course Instructor : Medieval Literature and Culture
ECLA of Bard, a Liberal Arts University in Berlin, is seeking an
instructor with expertise in medieval literature, theology or history,
to contribute to the teaching of a core course for the spring semester
2013 (28 January-24 May). The topic of the course is ’Forms of Love,’
and it is dedicated to the exploration of debates concerning the
category of love in medieval European Christianity, with reference to
dialogues with and divergences from Islam and Judaism. The course will
have four meetings per week, each of 90 minutes. The instructor will
lead a seminar group and contribute six lectures to the course, the
equivalent of two ’Lehraufträge’. Candidates with a PhD qualification
are preferred. A CV and letter of application, detailing research
interests, teaching experience and possible contributions to the
syllabus of the course should be sent by email to Catherine Toal by November 15, 2012. The application should also
include the names and contact details of two referees."

- g/ Göttingen, Germany
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Bewerbungsschluss : 29.11.2012
Stellenanzeigen-Kennnummer : 7583
Einrichtung : Zentrum für Mittelalter- und Frühneuzeitforschung (ID
Ansprechpartner : Prof. Dr. Thomas Haye
Besetzungsdatum : ab sofort

Am Zentrum für Mittelalter- und Frühneuzeitforschung der
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Abteilung für Lateinische Philologie
des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (Zuordnung Prof. Dr. Thomas Haye) ist wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Veröffentlichungsdatum : 01.11.2012 zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eineswissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters (Postdoktorandin/Postdoktorand) mit der regelmäßigen wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit (zzt. 39,9 Stunden/Woche) erfolgt nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L. Die Tätigkeit ist projektgebunden. Das Ziel des Projektes ist die Rekonstruktion und Erforschung einer spätmittelalterlichen

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind :
1. ein mit überdurchschnittlichem Erfolg abgeschlossenes Masterstudium
in den Fächern Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit
2. eine abgeschlossene Dissertation zu einem mittelalterlichen oder
frühneuzeitlichen Thema
3. der Nachweis guter Latein-Kenntnisse
4. fundierte Kenntnisse in der Kodikologie und Paläographie

Ihre Bewerbung (unter dem Stichwort : Klosterbibliothek) mit den üblichen
Unterlagen senden Sie bitte innerhalb von vier Wochen auf dem Postwege
an : Prof. Dr. Thomas Haye, Zentrum für Mittelalter- und
Frühneuzeitforschung, Abt. für Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters

Reichen Sie bitte die Bewerbungsunterlagen nur in Kopie ein. Die
Unterlagen werden nach einer Aufbewahrungsfrist von fünf Monaten
vernichtet. Eine Rücksendung erfolgt nur bei einem beigefügten,

Die Universität Göttingen strebt in den Bereichen, in denen Frauen
unterrepräsentiert sind, eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an und fordert
daher qualifizierte Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. berücksichtigt.

befristet für die Dauer von drei Jahren zu besetzen. Die Entgeltzahlung
Klosterbibliothek des niedersächsischen Raumes.
oder Latein/Lateinische Philologie oder Geschichte
und der Neuzeit, Humboldtallee 19, D-37073 Göttingen.
ausreichend frankierten und adressierten Rückumschlag.
Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei entsprechender Eignung bevorzugt
Martin Borchert
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Abt. für Lateinische Philologie des
Humboldtallee 19, 37073 Göttingen
Mittelalters und der Neuzeit

4. Scholarship and Awards

- a/ POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - Posting details can be found here.
Over ninety (90) early career scholars have been supported by these fellowships since the inception of this program in academic year 1992-93. The overwhelming majority of our postdoctoral fellows have gone on to successful academic careers around the world. Current and former recipients are listed here.
VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS : Visiting Research Fellowships are not being offered in the academic year 2013-2014
Over twenty (20) scholars have been supported by these fellowships since the beginning of this program in the academic year 2001-02.

Christine M. Twiname
Administrative Coordinator
Center for Hellenic Studies
Phone : (609) 258-7588
Fax : (609) 258-2137

- b/ Claudio Leonardi Fellowship
We are glad to announce the call for applications for the SISMEL Claudio Leonardi Fellowship.
The deadline for applications is November 15, 2012.
The complete call is attached to this post.

Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino (S.I.S.M.E.L.)
Certosa del Galluzzo
I - 50124 Firenze
tel. 055 2048501 - 2049749 fax 055 2320423

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Saint John’s University
Collegeville, Minnesota 56321

PURPOSE : For research at the Library.
ELIGIBILITY : Graduate students or scholars who are within three years of completing a terminal master’s or doctoral degree.
DURATION : Two weeks to six months.
AMOUNTS : Variable up to $2,000.
DEADLINES : Twice a year. April 15 for research conducted from July 1-December 31. November 15 for research conducted from January 1-June 30.

APPLICATION : Submit a letter of application, c.v., a one-page description of the research project including proposed length of stay, an explanation of how the Library’s resources will enable you to advance your project, and a confidential letter of recommendation from your advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of your work.

SEND : All inquiries and materials to The Committee on Research, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, 2835 Abbey Plaza, Box 7300, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN 56321-7300 or directed to  csbsju.edu> hmml csbsju.edu csbsju.edu>, or fax (320) 363-3222.

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library houses extensive resources for the study of manuscripts and archives. Almost 125,000 manuscripts are available on microfilm and in digital format. HMML has microfilmed extensively in Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and Ethiopia, and is currently digitizing manuscripts in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, India, Malta and Italy. Consult the Library’s website for further information, including an electronic inventory of its collections (OLIVER) and a growing database of manuscript and book images (Vivarium).

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Saint John’s University
Collegeville, MN 56321-7300
Phone : 320-363-2741
Fax : 320-363-3222

- d/ 19th November is the deadline for the Dorothy Dunnett
History Prize 2012.
The Dorothy Dunnett History Prize 2012, worth £1,000, will be awarded by the Dorothy Dunnett Society for an essay of no more than 4,000 words, in
English, based on the entrant’s original research.

Entries for the Prize will be accepted from history students registered on a
PhD programme at any recognised higher education institution.

Essays may address any aspect of current historical research that meets the
Society’s aims and/or falls within the thematic guidelines or other relevant
topics and is contained, broadly, within the time periods of the novels. We
are seeking submissions that will reflect Dorothy Dunnett’s skill in
bringing alive the events and people of her chosen periods.

Submissions will be considered by a panel of Trustees of the Dorothy Dunnett
Society and academics drawn from the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance
Studies, at the University of Edinburgh.

Further details of the competition and application forms can be found on the
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies website.

The closing date for submissions is 19th November 2012.

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies School of History, Classics and

William Robertson Wing
Old Medical School
Teviot Place
Tel : 0131 651 1254
Fax : 0131 650 4042