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CARMEN Lettre du 10 février 2014

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
General Secretary

1. CARMEN-generated information

1. 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 calendar.

2. CARMEN roundtable at IMC Leeds
After Empire : Medieval Imperial Memory in Europe and Beyond will take place on Monday 7th July, 2014 : 19.00-20.00, prepared by Felicitas Schmieder and Elisabeth M. Tyler.
More information here
A preparatory Executive Committee meeting on the Stirling and Leeds meetings takes place on February 24, 2014. Any members’ suggestions concerning the programme and content of the planned meetings should be sent to email before that date.

3. Information on the change in organising the US CARA meeting from their last meeting in Chicago : From now on, the annual CARA Meeting will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy. In 2014, CARA will meet at the Palomar Hotel in Westwood, CA on Sunday, April 13, after the close of the Annual Meeting at UCLA. We hope you will be able to join us.
Registration for the Medieval Academy Annual Meeting is now open. The program, registration link and hotel information are available here
If you plan to attend the CARA Meeting but NOT the Medieval Academy meeting, you may register for the CARA meeting only here
Finally, if you are not the CARA contact for your organization, department, program or conference, please forward this message to the appropriate person and let me know so that I can update our records accordingly.

2. Grants and Fellowships

1. Two Post-doctoral Research Associates in the Cult of Saints
As the consequence of a large European Research Council grant being awarded to Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins and colleagues for a project entitled ’The Cult of Saints : a christendom-wide study of its origins, spread and development’, we will be employing six postdoctoral researchers in this field. We are currently advertising for two postdoctoral research associates, one with specialisation in Syriac and one in Greek. I include summary details below of the post in Syriac, which will be for four and a half years.
The deadline for applications is mid-day UK time on Monday 3 March 2014 ..
Research Associate, Cult of Saints project : Syriac Salary : £29,837 - £31,664 p.a.
Fixed-term for four and a half years
Oxford vacancy reference : 111754
We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher from 1 April 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter to work on the project ’The Cult of Saints : a christendom-wide study of its origins, spread and development’, directed by Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins and funded by a €2.3 million ERC Advanced Grant (2014-18). The project will investigate the origins and development of the cult of Christian saints, gathering all the evidence that is available on the cult, from its origins until around AD 700, across all the languages of early Christianity that have left evidence from this period (Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Greek and Latin). The project will employ six postdoctoral researchers in producing a series of monographs and a freely-available searchable database of the evidence for the cult of saints, with English translations of texts and full reference to relevant scholarly work. During the project, two workshops will be held with expert scholars from across Europe, in particular to test the effectiveness of the nascent database, and a major international conference will take place. The appointee will have responsibility for collecting and researching all the material in Syriac, and will also produce a sole-authored monograph on some major aspect of the cult of the saints among the Syriac-using churches. S/he will liaise closely with Dr David Taylor of the Oriental Studies Faculty, Oxford. The appointee will be required to represent the project and deliver papers at team workshops, external workshops, conferences, public events, and other meetings. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant field, have excellent knowledge of Syriac and the historical context of late-antique Christianity, and an effective working knowledge of the necessary modern scholarly languages. Knowledge of relevant ancient languages beyond Syriac, experience of working with hagiographical material and experience of working with databases would be desirable. Only applications received before mid-day UK time on Monday 3 March 2014 can be considered. Interviews are expected to be held during early March. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.
For more infomation see here

_ 2. Vacancy for a University Lecturer in Medieval History, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Length of contract 1 September 2014 to 1 November 2017.
Respond by 23 February 2014.
Further details

_ 3. Vacancy : PhD (Doctoral) Position, Münster
The Department of History at the University of Muenster, Germany, is looking to fill a doctoral position at Muenster with a PhD candidate working on (or interested in working on) religious polemics in the 12th-14th centuries - including anti-islamic or anti-christian but also anti-heretical and anti-mendicant polemics etc., to be part of a research project with another PhD candidate. The position is for three years, at the usual German level (TV-L 13 50%), the deadline for application is end of March. The application is online here
Another 5 PhD position on religion at the Cluster of Excelence Religion and Politics (see attached)

_ 4. Three Postdoctoral fellowships
2 at the University of Southern Denmark, one at York University
For Southern Denmark see there
For York see here

_ 5. BTU Cottbus 12 Full-time Posts for doctoral and post-doctoral research
Dear colleagues,
My colleagues and I have been successful in establishing, at BTU in Cottbus, a Graduate Research School on the overarching topic of ’Cultural and Technological Values of Historic Buildings’. This is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to the tune of nearly 4 million Euros over the next 4 and a half years, to be extended by the same time and amount in case of successful mid-term evaluation.
This Graduate Research School presently invites applications for 10 full-time posts for doctoral research (for 18 months, to be extended a further 18 months in case of positive evaluation of progress) as well as 2 full-time posts for post-doctoral research, for 2 years.
Salary for these doctoral and post-doctoral posts is roughly 55.000 to 60.000 Euros p.a.
We expect candidates from diverse backgrounds such as Architecture, Art History, Civil Engineering, Archaeology or History.
Deadline for applications is 17 February 2014.
Further information is available here
At present this website is mostly in German as we have not yet been able to translate all the relevant documents into English. However, the Graduate School and the posts are open to those speaking and writing in English ; they should however be able, in due course, to communicate in German at least to the extent of comprehending for example talks given in German by their fellow researchers.
Applicants should provide a fairly detailed outline of their respective doctoral research project. We particularly welcome projects that can go ahead directly so as to make best use of the time available.

In topographical and temporal terms the range of potentially acceptable research subjects is very wide. These are some of the fields in which research is already being conducted and in which further contributions are welcome :
- Large Building Sites from Ancient to Modern Times
- Heritage and War in the 20th Century
- Buildings of the Pilgrim Routes and of Cultural Transfer in the Middle Ages
- Regional Building Cultures in Middle East and Far East
- Building Construction and Architecture in Russia
- British Country Houses - Assessment and Conservation Issues - The Bauhaus and Weimar Building Culture
- Architecture, Urban Planning and Hertage Conservation in the GDR - World Heritage in the 21st Century

In the interest of keeping this message brief I have concentrated on the main points of information, but all potential candidates should feel encouraged to request further information or advice from me or from my colleague from the Department of History of Architecture, Klaus Rheidt mailto

6. PhD Studentships at University of Roehampton, London, 01.10.2014-30.09.2019 Deadline : 19.02.2014
TECHNE is an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, a Consortium of 7 higher education institutions, including the University of Roehampton, based in London and the South-East of the UK. Over 5 years (2014-2019), TECHNE will award around 176 PhD studentships and 25 masters studentships at one of its partner institutions. For more information about the scheme and how to apply, see
The consortium as a whole will award 37 studentships and 5 masters studentships each year. The quotas each year for Classical subjects (Group C : includes classics, archaeology and art history) will be up to 7-9 studentships and for History (Group A : includes History, Theology and Religious Studies and Philosophy) will be up to 4-7 studentships.
The Classical Civilisation and History Programmes within the Department of Humanities welcome applications for PhD scholarships. The deadline is 19 February 2014, by which time applicants should have submitted their applications using the TECHNE application form (Roehampton version). We strongly advise students to consult departmental staff on their research proposal before submitting an application. To do this, please contact the relevant staff members for your field of research :
Greek Language & Literature : Prof. Mike Edwards, Dr Fiona McHardy, Dr Susan Deacy
Latin Language & Literature : Prof. Mike Edwards, Dr Kathryn Tempest
Greek History & Culture : Prof. Mike Edwards, Dr Susan Deacy, Dr Fiona McHardy
Roman and Late Antique History & Culture : Dr Charlotte Behr, Dr Marta Garcia-Morcillo, Dr Kathryn Tempest
Classical Oratory & Rhetoric : Prof. Mike Edwards, Dr Kathryn Tempest
Reception Studies : Dr Rosemary Barrow, Dr Marta Garcia-Morcillo
Gender Studies : Dr Susan Deacy, Dr Fiona McHardy, Dr Rosemary Barrow
Archaeology, Material Culture, Epigraphy : Dr Charlotte Behr, Dr Marta Garcia-Morcillo
Medieval history : Professor Trevor Dean, Dr. Andrew Wareham
Early modern history : Professor Glyn Parry, Dr. Sara Pennell, Dr. Ted Vallance
Modern history : Dr. Meg Arnot, Dr. Michael Brown, Dr. Carrie Hamilton, Dr. Krisztina Robert, Dr. Katharina Rowold, Professor John Tosh
Themes Economic and Social History, (Pennell, Wareham) ; Gender history (Arnot, Hamilton, Robert, Rowold, Tosh), History of crime, (Arnot, Dean), Political and religious history, (Parry and Vallance), History of material culture (Pennell), History of science, medicine and technology (Brown, Pennell, Rowold), History and theory (Hamilton, Tosh), War, violence and history (Brown, Hamilton, Robert, Rowold, Vallance), History of ideas, (Parry, Vallance), Imperialism and colonisation (Brown, Tosh).

For more information on our specific areas of research in Classics, see
For more information on our areas of research interests in History, see
Individual Staff Contact Details and Pages can also be found via the Roehampton website

7. St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies
DONALD BULLOUGH FELLOWSHIP FOR A MEDIAEVAL HISTORIAN The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies invites applications for the Donald Bullough Fellowship in Mediaeval History, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2014-15.
The Fellowship is open to any academic in a permanent university post with research interests in mediaeval history. The financial aspect of the fellowship is a subsidy (up to £3000) towards the cost of travel to St Andrews and accommodation during your stay. Previous Fellows have included Dr Christina Pössel, Professor Cynthia Neville, Dr Ross Balzaretti, Dr Marlene Hennessy, Professor Warren Brown. The fellowship is currently held by Dr Edward Coleman.
The Fellowship carries with it no teaching duties, though the Fellow is expected to take part in the normal seminar life of the mediaeval historians during their stay in St Andrews. Weekly seminars, held on a Monday evening, run from September - December, and February - May. You will also be invited to lead a workshop on your chosen research theme during your stay. Fellows are provided with computing facilities and an office alongside the mediaeval historians in the Institute. The university library has an excellent collection for mediaeval historians.
You should send a letter of application by the advertised closing date, together with a scheme of research for the project on which you will be engaged during your time in St Andrews. You should also enclose a CV, together with the names of two academic referees, who should be asked to write by the closing date. All correspondence should be addressed to email or mailto
The closing date for applications is 31 March 2014. Further enquiries may be addressed to the Director, Professor Simon MacLean or mailto or to colleagues in the Institute, whose contact details may be found here

_ 8. Studentship at the University of Haifa, Israel
see attached

3. Other

_ 1. Medieval and Modern manuscript Studies in the Digital Age Course
For further information see here
We are very pleased to announce the fifth year of this course, now expanded and funded by the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT), and run by DiXiT in collaboration with the Institute of English Studies (London), King’s College London, the University of Cambridge, and the Warburg Institute. For the first time, the course will run in two parallel strands : one on medieval and the other on modern manuscripts.
The course is an intensive training programme on the analysis, description and editing of manuscripts to be held jointly in Cambridge and London. It stresses the practical application of theoretical principles and gives participants both a solid theoretical foundation and also ’hands-on’ experience in the cataloguing and editing of original medieval and modern manuscripts in both print and digital formats.
One half of the course involves classes in the mornings and then visits to libraries in Cambridge and London in the afternoons (see provisional schedule ). Students will have the opportunity to view original manuscripts and to gain practical experience in applying the morning’s themes to concrete examples. In the second half we will address the cataloguing and description of manuscripts in a digital format with particular emphasis on the standards developed by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). These sessions will also combine theoretical principles and practical experience and include workshops with supervised work on computers. The course is completed by sessions on modelling and evaluating digital scholarly editions.
The course is open to all students registered for doctoral programmes (PhD or equivalent) anywhere in the world. It is aimed at those writing dissertations which relate directly to western medieval or modern manuscripts, particularly with respect to literature, art and/or history. The medieval and modern strands will have fifteen students each. Twelve of these positions are reserved for DiXiT fellows (for which see here <http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/esr.html> ), leaving eighteen vacancies across the two strands for any other doctoral students. Please use the MMSDA application form
Participants will be required to arrange their own accommodation and travel to London and Cambridge, but there will be no fee for the course itself. Some bursaries will be available for travel and accommodation. Applications close on 14 February 2014 and early registration is highly recommended.
DiXiT is funded under Marie Curie Actions. See here within the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme and is supported by DARIAH-EU

_ 2. Summer University at CEU Budapest
see SUN : Luminosus Limes : Geographical, Ethnic, Social and Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity
Date : June 30, 2014 - July 5, 2014
see here

_ 3. Training School
see here
Creation and Use of Medieval Textual Corpora
16th-24th september 2014 Ciutadella, Menorca (Spain)
Scientific programme : Bruno BON (CNRS-IRHT, France), Krzysztof NOWAK (IJP-PAN, Poland). Local organiser : Susanna ALLÉS TORRENT (CSIC-IMF, Barcelona). Teachers : Renaud ALEXANDRE (France), Maciej EDER (Poland), Alain GUERREAU (France), Nicolas PERREAUX (France), Bénédicte PINCEMIN (France).
The COST “Medioevo Europeo”
Working Group 3 (Dictionaries and texts) is organising a six-day training school that will provide an introduction to the creation and use of textual corpora in the historical and linguistic research. This summer school is intended for all students and researchers working on medieval textual data, with a (limited) knowledge of IT tools. The purpose of our training school is to show, in theory and practice, how to assemble, encode and analyse digitised medieval texts. The first day will provide an overview of the Linux environment, and will be followed by a full day on the creationof an annotated textual corpus (day 2). The third and fourth days will be devoted to textual analysis, followed by a day on statistical analysis tools (day 5). The last day will focus on the relationship between corpora and lexicography and related issues (day 6). Participants should bring their own personal computers (with at least 20 Gb of free space), and a digital copy of the texts they plan to work on. Most courses will be taught in French, but technical support will be offered in other European languages (German, English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian and Polish) as well.
Application and Enrollment : Scientific committee will select max. 20 students (Note : Students must be citizens of one of COST Countries
Please send applications consisting of a cover letter and a CV to Susanna Allés Torrent
subject : “Registration Training School” before March 31th 2014. The courses will be free of charge, but transport and accommodation are to be paid by the trainees ; accommodations up to 40 € per night are available. With the European COST funding, ten participants are eligible for a grant of about 600 €. URL

_ 4. Essay competition
see here
The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies in conjunction with the Mediaeval Journal invites entries for its annual Essay Competition, submitted according to the following rules :
The competition is open to all medievalists who are graduate students or have completed a higher degree within the last three years. For PhD students the time period of three years begins from the date of the successful viva, but excludes any career break. Any candidate in doubt of their eligibility should contact the Director of SAIMS
A candidate may make only one submission to the competition. The submission must be the candidate’s own work, based on original research, and must not have been previously published or accepted for publication. Submissions are welcomed on any topic that falls within the scope of medieval studies.The submission should be in the English language. The word limit is 8,000 words, including notes, bibliography, and any appendices.The text should be double-spaced, and be accompanied by footnotes with short referencing and a full bibliography of works cited, following the guidelines on the TMJ webpage. An abstract of 200 words should preface the main text.
The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2014. The essay must be submitted electronically here, in both Word and pdf formats, to arrive by the deadline. The submission must be accompanied by a completed cover sheet and signed declaration ; the template for this is available here
The candidate’s name should not appear on the submission itself, nor be indicated in any form in the notes. Decisions concerning the Competition lie with the Editors and Editorial Board of The Mediaeval Journal, who can, if they consider there to have been appropriate submissions, award an Essay Prize and in addition declare a proxime accessit. In the unlikely event that, in the judges’ opinion, the material submitted is not of a suitable standard, no prize will be awarded. The value of the Prize is £500. A candidate whose entry is declared proxime accessit will be awarded £100. In addition to the Prize, the winning submission will be published within twelve months in <http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/saims/t...> The Mediaeval Journal, subject to the usual editorial procedures of the journal.
Any queries concerning these rules may be directed to the Director of SAIMS who can be contacted :
Mediaeval History,
71 South Street, St Andrews,
Fife KY16 9QW


For any queries, contact Elizabeth Kassler-Taub or Professor Alina Payne. The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS)

_ 6. Small Research Grants for study in Rome
see attached Lemmermann Fellowships