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CARMEN-Lettre du 28 novembre 2013

Dear colleagues and friends of CARMEN,

Please, let me draw your attention to the following information, divided in sections on CARMEN-generated information, grants and fellowships, and other information.

Yours sincerely
Katerina Hornickova

1. CARMEN-generated information

CARMEN’s next Annual Meeting will take place at University of Stirling in the United Kingdom.
Mark the dates 12-14 September, 2014, in your medieval events calender.

2. Grants and Fellowships

- a) Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities, 2014-15

The application deadline for Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships is quickly approaching ! Additionally, we offer Short-Term Fellowship opportunities for smaller-scale research projects. Please read on for more information.

The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in residence at the Newberry. If you study the humanities, we have something for you. Our collection is wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes eccentric. We offer a lively interdisciplinary community of researchers ; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and scholars ; and an array of scholarly and public programs. All applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the Newberry’s online catalog before applying.

These fellowships support research and writing by post-doctoral scholars. The purpose is to support fellows as they develop or complete larger-scale studies which draw on our collections, and also to nourish intellectual exchange among fellows and the Library community. Fellowship terms range from four to twelve months with stipends of up to $50,400.
Deadline : December 1, 2013

PhD candidates and post-doctoral scholars are eligible for short-term fellowships. The purpose is to help researchers gain access to specific materials at the Newberry that are not readily available to them elsewhere. Short-term fellowships are usually awarded for a period of one month. Most are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago area. Most stipends are $2,500 per month.

We also invite short-term fellowship applications from teams of two or three scholars to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. Each scholar on a team-fellowship is awarded a full stipend.
Deadline : January 15, 2014

More information is available on our website

- b) Residential Fellowship Support (Short-Term Stays) for Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library Translators
(see attached)

- c) Post-doctoral Mellon Fellowships 2014-2015
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto
For more information please see here

- d) Junior Research Fellowships 2014
The Governing Bodies of Christ Church, Merton and St John’s Colleges propose to elect in co-operation up to eleven Junior Research Fellows, in Arts and Science, according to an agreed allocation of subjects between the colleges. The current salary is £21,383 per annum. Other allowances are also available. The fellowships are tenable either from 1 October 2014 or, exceptionally, from 1 September 2014.
Research Fellows are expected to undertake original research in some branch of Arts, Science or Education. They may be asked to undertake a limited amount of teaching. Depending upon their field of study, successful candidates will be based at one of Christ Church, Merton College or St John’s College.
The fellowships are normally awarded to those who are approaching the end of their doctoral research or who have begun postdoctoral study. The successful candidate must have a good Honours degree (either First or 2:1), or an equivalent qualification. They must also have research expertise in their chosen field as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published or forthcoming books, or articles in refereed journals, as relevant to the candidate’s field ; or promise of such achievement, as relevant to the candidate’s field.
Applications should be sent to the College allocated for subject you wish to apply for.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 29 November 2013.
Further information and application forms can be found on the College websites here, here and here

Lisa Lawrence
Warden’s PA
Merton Street, Oxford,

Merton College is a Registered Charity | No. 1139022.

3. Other information

- a) Diploma Programme in Manuscripts Studies
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto
Toronto, 3 June – 11 July 2014
For further information, see here

- b) Please help : Survey on Middle English Studies
Dear Colleagues,
In an effort to increase undergraduate enrollment in medieval English studies courses generally, we in the English Department at ASU seek your advice on how best to do that. Would you please respond to this exceedingly brief survey ?
-If you have made a similar effort, what strategies have worked for you ? What strategies haven’t worked ?
-Have you tried a lower division (typically 1st and 2nd year bachelor level) large lecture course on Chaucer ? Has that succeeded ? If so, by what measures (e.g., enrollment, number of years taught) ?
-Have you tried other lower division large lecture courses ? If so, have they succeeded and by what measures ?
We greatly appreciate any help you are able to provide. In return, we will advise all CARA members of the results of this survey so they can benefit other institutions as well.
All best,
Richard Newhauser
Rosalynn Voaden
Heather Maring
Bob Sturges
Robert E. Bjork
Foundation Professor of English and Director
ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
Arizona State University
PO Box 874402
Tempe, AZ 85287-4402
Phone : 480-965-4659 ; Fax : 480-965-1681
Courier address : Lattie Coor Hall, Room 4438
975 S. Myrtle Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281

- c) Prize : Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML) Award
for Excellence in Undergraduate and Graduate Education (EUGE)
(see attached)

- d) PIMS Diploma Programme in Manuscript Studies.
(see attached)
Direct all queries to M. Michele Mulchahey at the address below. Spaces are limited ; early application is encouraged.

For further details about the programme, the application process, housing, and downloadable forms please visit here

M. Michèle Mulchahey
Leonard E. Boyle
Professor of Manuscript Studies Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario
tel : (416) 926-7129
fax : (416) 926-7292