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CARMEN, lettre du 30 juin 2014

Dear colleagues and friends of CARMEN,

please, let me draw your attention to the following information and positions, divided in sections on CARMEN-generated calls and information, job vacancies and fellowships, and others.

Yours sincerely

Katerina Hornickova

— Katerina Hornickova
General Secretary CARMEN The Worldwide Medieval Network

1. CARMEN calls and information

a/ CARMEN Annual Meeting Reminder and Market Place

Information Registration is open now for our meeting in Stirling, Scotland, 12-13 September 2014.
The Centre for Environmental History and Policy at the University of Stirling has generously offered to host the Annual Meeting in 2014. CARMEN looks forward to welcoming you to the meeting which will be held in a special venue in Stirling below the castle - Forth Valley College
To register your attendance at the meeting and for information please contact Claire McIlroy, ideally before 31 July 2014.
Please note that you are responsible for booking and paying for your own travel and accommodation in Stirling. To assist with the organisation of your visit to Stirling the host institution has prepared a practical document, which includes travel information and accommodation recommendations (see CARMEN website or here, also attached). This information will also be available through a dedicated University of Stirling web page
It is recommended that accommodation bookings should be made as soon as possible to ensure availability. We have been warned that prices will be rising because the Ryder Cup is being held in Scotland this Autumn.
The overall topic of this year’s meeting is "Heritages". We will also be holding Market Place for projects in a usual format, see the information below and those attached to this newsletter. Useful links and contacts

b/ CARMEN Message by our Young Scholars Deputy, Jitske Jasperse, on the planned Stirling Market Place and CARMEN Roundtable at IMC Leeds :

Dear all,
I’d like to inform you about this year’s Market Place at our upcoming annual meeting of CARMEN in Stirling on 12-13 September 2014. CARMEN and The Centre for Environmental History and Policy at the University of Stirling are very happy to invite you to join the Market Place on 13 September. It is designed to offer an informal environment where scholars can exchange information and make contact with like-minded projects or partners.
_More on the Market Place is in the attachment and please visit here to find out more about this year’s meeting.
For any of you who are interested in presenting research, projects, books, journals and meeting people the Market Place is a great opportunity to do so. Don’t hesitate to sign up, contact me with questions and circulate this announcement.
And for those of you wanting to meet us earlier than September, feel free to join the CARMEN Roundtable at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds. CARMENS sponsors ‘After Empire : Medieval Imperial Memory in Europe and Beyond - A Round Table Discussion’, which will pick up the overall topic of "Empire" and combine it with a research idea currently discussed within CARMEN on memories of European past in Europe as well as in the world beyond it. The Round Table is linked to the network project ’Investing in the Past : Medieval Europe in the Globalized 21st Century (IPMEG). The discussion will be led by Elisabeth M. Tyler (York), and will include Penelope Goodman (University of Leeds), Christian Hägel (Syddansk Universitet), Zara Pogossian (John Cabot University, Rome), and Felicitas Schmieder (FernUniversität Hagen).
For further information see here
With best wishes,
Jitske Jasperse
Dr. Jitske Jasperse / Art History of the Middle Ages /
University of Amsterdam, Art Historical Institute / Herengracht 286, 1016 BX Amsterdam /
0031 (0) 20 525 30 39
website (Center for Medieval Studies Amsterdam)

c/ New Medieval Academy Executive Director - Lisa Fagin Davis (from Medieval Academy Newsletter)

_Medieval Academy Council announced the appointment of new Executive Director, Lisa Fagin Davis (to be officially appointed on July 1 of this year). The Council’s decision comes after an extensive search, with wide consultation and expressions of interest solicited both within and beyond the Academy. Since May 2013 acting director, Lisa manifested enthusiasm, hard work, willingness to learn and deep commitment to the Medieval Academy. CARMEN Congratulations.

d/ EuroScience call to the new European Parlieament

Please find enclosed the full version of this call as well as a shorter one, presenting EuroScience position on this crucial political issue.

2. Jobs and positions

a/ Graduate Programme in "Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge"

In 2013, NWO (the Dutch Research Council)​ awarded a Graduate Programme grant to the Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies to set up the ‘Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge’ programme, an excellent teaching and research environment for talented young researchers.
Thanks to this financial incentive, four PhD students will be appointed in the autumn of 2015 to conduct research in the field of the programme based on research proposals they submit, one at each of the participating universities. A committee set up by the School will select the candidates for these places.
​For further information, please contact Martin de Ruiter

b/Job vacancies in Latin and Greek late antique hagiography

Two fully-funded ERC Doctoral Research Fellowships (4 years each) at Ghent University (Belgium)
The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for two fully-funded and full-time PhD studentships attached to the European Research Council project Novel Saints. Ancient novelistic heroism in the hagiography of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. The Principal Investigator of this project is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman, who, as a classicist, specializes in ancient fiction and its persistence in later periods.
There is one position available in the field of Latin late antique hagiography and another in that of Greek late antique hagiography.
The two successful applicants will start employment on 1 October 2014. Deadline : applications should arrive no later than 15 July 2014.
For detailed information and for guidelines on how to apply, please see

c/ Subject : Lyell-Bodleian Research Fellowship in Manuscript Studies

The Bodleian Libraries, in association with the board of electors to the James PR Lyell Readership in Bibliography, propose to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow in manuscript studies from 1 October 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a fixed-term of 3 years. The Fellowship is offered concurrently with the non-stipendiary Dilts Fellowship at Lincoln College.
The Fellow will undertake research on any aspect of the Canonici collection of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Bodleian, which is named after their Venetian collector Matteo Luigi Canonici (1727-1805/6). Research proposals will be invited from any area of manuscript specialism, including the study of texts (Latin, Greek, and vernacular), script, decoration and illustration, codicology (including binding), and provenance (including the history of libraries). Only candidates who will have submitted their doctoral theses by the closing date will be considered ; proof of submission will be required if a candidate has not been awarded their doctorate by the time of interview.
Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 21 July 2014 can be considered.
For full details, including application forms, see the relevant page on the Oxford recruitment website

d/ Position with the ARC History of Emotions, University of Sydney

(see attached)

3. Other

a/ open access version of the medieval journal published by the French School in Rome (Mélanges de l’École française de Rome. Moyen Âge, 126.1, 2014) is now available online !

— Katerina Hornickova
General Secretary CARMEN
The Worldwide Medieval Network
Dr. Kateřina Horníčková
Saints’ Cults Project