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CARMEN Newsletter (sept. 2016)


Dear Medievalist and CARMEN colleague,

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the CARMEN Annual Meeting will take place on 9-11 September 2016 at the Historical Institute at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

CARMEN looks forward to welcoming you to the meeting which will be held on the Essen campus, Universitätsstraße 12 (building S06, floor S00, room B29). The conference programme is now finalized here.

Workshops for prospective or ongoing projects are open to all – the idea is to give information or to discuss possibilities, and attendants will be asked to contribute, possibly participate in further steps, as well as spread the word at home or, even better, help to make contacts with people who may not be present at Essen but would be interested in an international cooperation.

See the workshop summaries and decide which one to attend or alert other interested parties.

Practical information about travel and accommodation here. For more information about CARMEN, please visit our website.


Upcoming Conferences
- Argentina : SAEMED - Buenos Aires - 5-7 September 2016
Taiwan. See there

- TACMRS - Pingtung - 21-22 October 2016
Netherlands & Flanders Onderzoekschool : See there

- Utrecht, 11 November 2016
Australia & New Zealand : See there

- ANZAMEMS - Wellington, New Zealand - 7-10 February 2017
German-speaking countries : See there Mediävistenverband See there

- Bonn - 29-22 March 2017
USA : See there

- Medieval Academy of America - Toronto, Canada - 6-8 April 2017

French-speaking countries : See there

SHMESP - Jerusalem - 3-8 May 2017 See there

For additional conference calendars :
- Medieval Academy of America Calendar
- Leeds Calendar
- Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek

3. Meeting Reports from CARMEN Affiliates

- CARA (Committee on Centers and Regional Associations of the Medieval Academy of America)
- EASSH (The European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities)
- The Humanities Report form 2015

4. Fellowships and Awards

1. American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships, 2016-17 are now open for more information
Deadlines vary ( mailto

2. SEMA (Southeastern Medieval Association) prizes for teaching, first book, and scholarly achievement
Nominations for the awards may be made by fellow members of SEMA in good standing, by colleagues, or by self-application. The usual deadline of July 15 has been extended to September 1. Please send nominations to mailto Tom Farrell.

3. Medieval Academy of America Awards and Grants

* The Schallek Fellowship provides a one-year grant of $30,000 to support Ph.D. dissertation research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500) (deadline 15 October 2016). Website
* The Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies recognizes Medieval Academy members who have provided leadership in developing, organizing, promoting, and sponsoring medieval studies through the extensive administrative work that is so crucial to the health of medieval studies but that often goes unrecognized by the profession at large. This award of $1000 is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy (deadline 15 November 2016). Website
* The CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies recognizes Medieval Academy members who are outstanding teachers who have contributed to the profession by inspiring students at the undergraduate or graduate levels or by creating innovative and influential textbooks or other materials for teaching medieval subjects (deadline 15 November 2016). Website
* Medieval Academy of America Digital Humanities Prize In the spring of 2017, the Academy will award the first annual Digital Humanities Prize to one outstanding digital research project in Medieval Studies. Website

4 Other Awards For Medievalists


1. Purdue University in Indiana has been awarded $750k from the Mellon Foundation.

The majority of the grant funds will support competitively selected research projects.

Applicant teams can recruit members from any institution, but lead principal investigators must be faculty in the Purdue College of Liberal Arts. At least one research faculty from a STEM field as well as one member of the Libraries’ faculty must be included on each team. Projects will be funded from January 1, 2017 through July 31, 2019. The title of the project is "Breaking Through : Multidisciplinary Solutions to Global Grand Challenges."

The approach appears unique in having humanities and social sciences scholars in the lead, and with compulsory links made to partners in STEM disciplines and from the university press that is housed within the library.
For More Information

2. PhD Position : Medieval Church Art. University of Bergen, Norway.
Website Deadline 2 September 2016

3. The Johns Hopkins University Department of History seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor of medieval European History, region and period open, beginning July 1, 2017.

4. Friedrich Schiller University Jena is seeking to fill two positions :

* Professor (W1) in German Medieval Studies (Tenure Track) starting on October 1st, 2017.
* Professor (W2) in Slavonic Linguistics at the earliest possible date.

Should you have any queries regarding the position or the selection procedure, please do not hesitate to contact mailto Professor Dr. Stefan Matuschek

5. For another helpful job site
visit the Medievalist Jobs Facebook page

6. For Students and PhD Candidates

1. The Historical Institute / Centre for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg has obtained a large grant from the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg within the framework of the so-called PRIDE-program, enabling the creation of a Doctoral Training Unit (DTU). They have positions for 13 PhD students (doctoral candidates) in the field of digital history and hermeneutics.

General questions concerning the structure, intellectual agenda and organization of the DTU should be addressed to the DTU coordinator Prof. Andreas Fickers. Consult here for all administrative questions

2. Autumn School (for PhD and Research Masters students) in Medieval Languages and Culture 2016 : “Shaping, Representing and Using the Medieval City” at Ghent, 18-21 October 2016. Maximum number of participants : 20.

Registration before 15 September 2016 via Mailto Martine.DeReu Read here for further information