1. Cambridge Spanish Seminars: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/spanish/news/seminars.html
2. The RSA is pleased to announce that the 2015 Research Grant competition is now open. For the 2015 grant cycle, the RSA will award thirty-three (33) individual grants to scholars working in the field of Renaissance Studies. The average grant is $3,000 for one month of research or travel. During the past five years, the RSA has awarded grants to more than 100 scholars working on topics from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century; a list of previous award winners is posted on the RSA website. Additional details about the application process, eligibility, residential awards, non-residential awards, publication subventions, and more are all available at the RSA website: http://www.rsa.org/Grants
3. Call for papers for the forthcoming conference, entitled ‘Sister Act: Female Monasticism and the Arts across Europe ca. 1250-1550’, which will take place on Friday 13 March and Saturday 14 March 2015 at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. Please send your abstracts of 250 – 300 words and a short biography of 100 words to Laura Llewellyn firstname.lastname@example.org and Michaela Zöschg email@example.com by 10 December 2014 at the latest.
4. EMPHASIS 2014: For the most up-to-date information on the seminar please consult the seminar website: http://events.sas.ac.uk/ies/seminars/180/EMPHASIS+%28Early+Modern+Philosophy+and+the+Scientific+Imagination%29
5. The Department of English at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Early Modern literature and culture, 1550-1700. We seek candidates who, regardless of precise areas of specialization, can teach a dynamic lecture course in Shakespeare or a related area and also teach across genres. Publications and/or evidence of scholarly promise are desired, as well as evidence of strong teaching. Applicants should provide: cover letter, CV, writing sample (20-30 pages), teaching statement, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Review begins November 15, 2014. https://www.as.uky.edu/faculty-positions
6. UCL IMARS Seminar of 2014-15. Please visit: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mars/seminars-lectures/imars_13_14
7. NEW Cultures of Knowledge Seminar Series: The Digital Humanist: Open Resources, Shared Standards, Virtual Communities. Please visit: http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?page_id=4861
8. Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s 8th Student Conference: Call for Papers: ‘Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period’. We are interested in notions of feasting or famine during the Early Modern Period, 1500-1800. Please send your abstract as a Microsoft word document.Please put your name, programme of study and institution at the top of your abstract. The abstract should be no more than 250 words for papers lasting 20-25 minutes (about 2,000-2,500 words). Please email your abstract to Dr Laura Jacobs, Secretary, Birkbeck Early Modern Society, firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 5 December 2014. We will be holding a selection meeting shortly after the deadline and may not be able to consider late submissions.
For details of our aims and events please see http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/about-us/societies-student-groups/early-modern-society
9. The University of Warwick and Queen Mary University of London warmly invite you to the launch of their joint venture Global Shakespeare:
Thursday 13th November, 18.00-20.00, The Barbican, London. This event is an opportunity to come and find out more about Global Shakespeare. Guests will be addressed by Professor Jonathan Bate, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford and renowned Shakespeare scholar and Professor David Schalkwyk, Academic Director of Global Shakespeare, as well as be treated to a short reading from Matthew Hahn’s play The Robben Island Shakespeare by professional actors. We anticipate a high demand for this event so please register your place using the following link. http://bit.ly/1pM2BXS
10. The Centro Historia Aquem e Alem-Mar may be of interest. They have quite an active programme that can be followed via their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHAM/1412931452308394?ref=hl Or by requesting an email update via: http://www.cham.fcsh.unl.pt/
11. Montevideana IX, International Conference, Cervantes, Shakespeare. Latin American prism, refracted readings. For further information and reception of proposals (before 28/02/15): email@example.com or visit: www.fhuce.edu.uy/montevideanaIX
12. Early Modern Research Events at Keele, Semester 1, 2014/2015. All are welcome. All events take place in CM0.12, Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University:
http://northwestseminar.wordpress.com/about/ For further details please contact Dr Ian Atherton, firstname.lastname@example.org
13. The directors’ seminar of the Centre for Early Modern Mapping, News and Networks: http://www.cemmn.net/events/
14. Call for papers: Colonial Christian missions and their legacies. An international conference to be held at the University of Copenhagen, 27-29 April 2015. http://australianstudies.ku.dk/staff/claire_mclisky/postdoctoral_project/
15. Call for Contributors: Queenship and Counsel in the Early Modern World. Editors: Helen Graham-Matheson (UCL) and Joanne Paul (NCH). This collection attempts to highlight the ways in which queenship and counsel were negotiated and represented throughout the early modern age (1400-1800). Chapter proposals of 500 words, accompanied by a short summary of biography and research interests (maximum of 250 words), must be submitted to email@example.com by 15 January 2015 to be considered. Accepted authors will be notified by March 2015, and final submissions due Dec 2015.
16. AHRC Network ‘Voices and Books 1500-1800’. Public Workshop, Tuesday 11 November, 2014, British Library, convenor Dr Arnold Hunt. This event is free and open to anyone who would like to come. If you are interested in attending, however, please contact the Network Co-ordinator: Helen.Stark@ncl.ac.uk
17. Call for Proposals: Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time
June 18-20, 2015 Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A detailed description of the conference and the call for proposals is now available at: www.atw2015.uwm.edu Proposals for workshops that address the conference themes may now be submitted, to firstname.lastname@example.org NEW Deadline: November 15, 2014.
18. From 2015, the Hakluyt Society will award an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £750. Winners will be invited to publish their essays in the online Journal of the Hakluyt Society www.hakluyt.com if they wish to do so. The prize or prizes for 2015 will be presented at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2015, where winners will be invited to attend as the Society’s guests; travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed. Winners will also receive a one-year membership of the Hakluyt Society.
19. Seventeenth-Century Journalism in the Digital Age, Saturday 22 November, 10AM – 5.30 PM, University of Sheffield, Jessop West Building. Places at this conference can be reserved online at: http://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=5&catid=16&prodid=296
20. Call for papers: Scrutinizing Surfaces in Early Modern Thought: The Second Northern Renaissance Roses Seminar, 8-9 May 2015. Please send abstracts (c. 250 words) and a brief CV to Kevin Killeen email@example.com and Liz Oakley-Brown firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2014.
21. Call for papers: Social Networks 1450-1850, 16/17 July 2015, University of Sheffield. Proposals for 20-minute papers or panels of three speakers are welcome from a wide chronological and geographical reach, exploring social network concepts, methodologies and findings. Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 January 2015. For individual paper proposals, please submit a title and 200-word abstract, along with contact details. For panel proposals, please include a title and 200-word abstract for each paper and contact details for one speaker on the panel. For more information, please contact the conference organizer, Kate Davison email@example.com
22. The Warburg’s complete Annual Programme is available at
23. Registration is now open for the second conference of the ‘Dissenting Experience’ programme at Dr Williams’s Library, on Saturday 8th November 2014. The 2014 conference focuses on the forms of dissenting expression available to dissenters and their congregations, on both sides of the Atlantic, throughout the seventeenth century, and examines the wealth and variety of written materials, both in print and from archival sources, related to the experience of dissent across a wide spectrum of genres. More information and registration on http://dissent.hypotheses.org
24. A new publication: Women and Healthcare in Early Modern Europe, a special issue of Renaissance Studies, Vol. 28, no. 4, September 2014; Guest editor: Sharon T. Strocchia, is now available online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rest.2014.28.issue-4/issuetoc
25. Call for papers: Femmes à la cour de France. Statuts et fonctions (Moyen Âge – XIXe siècle.) Colloque international organisé par Cour de France.fr avec le soutien de l’Institut Émilie du Châtelet, l’Université américaine de Paris et l’Institut d’études avancées de Paris. 8-9 octobre 2015. Nous vous prions de nous faire parvenir un dossier de 2 à 3 pages qui présente la thématique de votre intervention (avec quelques informations sur les archives/sources utilisées) et une courte présentation de vous-même avant le 31 janvier 2015 à firstname.lastname@example.org et email@example.com
26. Call for papers: Early Modern Women’s Libraries: Collections, Habits, Experiences. Proposals are sought for panels to be proposed for the annual meeting of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences to take place at the University of Ottawa, Canada, from 30 May-2 June, 2015. The panels will be jointly sponsored by ACCUTE and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies. By Nov. 1, 2014, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org the following: A 300- to 500-word proposal (with NO identifying marks of any kind). A 100 word abstract. A 50 word bio. A 2015 Proposal submission information sheet (required by ACCUTE). The information sheet can be found at http://accute.ca/accute-conference/accute-cfp-jointly-sponsored-sessions/
27. Winterthur Research Fellowship Program, 2015–16. Wilmington, Delaware; applications due by 15 January 2015. Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2015–16. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term residential fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history. Fellowships include 4–9 month NEH fellowships, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and short-term fellowships, which are normally one month. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2015. For more details and to apply, visitwinterthur.org/fellowship or e-mail Rosemary Krill at email@example.com.
28. The International Christopher Marlowe. A 2-day conference at the University of Exeter, 7th – 8th September 2015. We invite proposals for papers of up to 30 minutes on any aspect of the “international” content or contexts of Marlowe and his work. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words by 14th November 2014 to InternationalMarlowe@exeter.ac.uk
29. Poly-Olbion and The Writing of Britain, 10-11 September 2015, Royal Geographical Society, London. Hosted by the Poly-Olbion Project, the conference will explore Michael Drayton’s Poly-Olbion within the wider context of early modern British discourses of space, place, nationhood, and regional identity. The conference will coincide with the opening of a major exhibition and series of public-facing events devoted to Poly-Olbion, derived from the AHRC-funded project and the associated HLF-funded‘Children’s Poly-Olbion’. Papers dealing with aspects of Michael Drayton’s poem, John Selden’s commentary, William Hole’s maps, or the wider context of chorography and cartography in early modern Britain will be welcome. Please send abstracts or full papers to Andrew McRae firstname.lastname@example.org and Philip Schwyzer email@example.com by 5 January 2015.
30. The Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern world are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. Scholarly organizations are especially encouraged to sponsor proposals for complete sessions. The deadline for all submissions is December 31. Decisions will be made in January and the final program will be published in February. For more information or to submit your proposal online go to http://smrs.slu.edu
31. ABOPublic Has Launched: http://www.aphrabehn.org/ABO/ Join the conversation–comment and submit work!
32. Call for Papers – Shakespeare Jahrbuch / Yearbook of the German Shakespeare Society. The 2016 volume of Shakespeare Jahrbuch will be a special issue devoted to “Heroes and Heroines”. Papers to be published in the Shakespeare Jahrbuch should be formatted according to our style sheet, which can be downloaded from the website of the German Shakespeare Society at http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/en/jahrbuch/note-on-submission.html Please send your manuscripts (of not more than 6,000 words) to the editor of the Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Prof. Dr. Sabine Schülting firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2015.
33. CFP for the fifth RefoRC conference is now up. It is held in Leuven, 7-9 May 2015, and deadline for paper proposals is 15 February 2015. The overall theme of plenary lectures is transregional reformations, and communications are encouraged to think about this topic, but not confined to it. The line-up of plenary speakers is spectacular, with amongst others Barbara Diefendorf talking about her current research project on religious orders, Alex Walsham talking about translations, and Grazyna Jurkowlaniec discussing international circulation of printed images. For more information, see: http://bit.ly/1ooelUo
34. Call for papers: The Eleventh International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference: 18 to 21 June, 2015. Venue: Nicosia Museum (Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus. Host: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute, Cyprus College of Art. We will begin considering abstracts on the 1st of September, 2014. Registration form due by November 15th, 2014. Early modernists and modernists from all disciplines (e.g. history of science, literature, philosophy, history, political theory, etc.) are invited to submit proposals for papers related to the theme of the conference. PAPER PROPOSALS: 20-minute papers are invited on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme of the conference. ABSTRACTS of 150 to 200 words should be emailed to the conference
Lisa Walters: Elizabeth.email@example.com (President, MCS)
Sara Mendelson: Mendelso@univmail.cis.mcmaster.ca
Brandie Siegfried: Brandie_Siegfried@byu.edu
Jim Fitzmaurice: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra G. Bennett: email@example.com
35. Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century: 1680-1830, Saturday 28th November, 2015. University of York. Please send abstracts/panel proposals of no more than 500 words firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st 2015. Panel proposal submissions should include the full name, affiliation, and email addresses of all participants. http://difficultwomenconference.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/
36. ‘Early Modern Catholics in the British Isles and Europe: Integration or Separation?’ 1-3 July 2015, Ushaw College, Durham. Call for Papers: We invite proposals for 20 minute communications on any related theme from any field. The organziers plan to publish a volume of essays drawn from the conference papers. Please send proposals (c. 200 words) by email to James Kelly email@example.com by 16 January 2015 at the latest.
37. The 2015 Queen Elizabeth I Society Annual Meeting will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, March 12-14, 2015, in conjunction with the South Central Renaissance Conference. Scholars of sixteenth-century history and culture are encouraged to submit a 400–500 word abstract by December 1, 2014. All abstracts must be submitted via the South Central Renaissance Conference website. When asked, “Submit abstract to which organization,” choose QEIS from the pull-down menu, and fill out the form. Then immediately send a brief email giving the title of the paper and the date you submitted the abstract to the President of QEIS, Brandie Siegfried firstname.lastname@example.org
38. Visualising and Annotating Hagiographical Material. Joint Workshop sponsored by Northumbria University and Newcastle University. Friday 21 November 2014, 11am–4pm, Venue: Northumbria University, LIP231, Lipman Building. Registration is necessary. Please contact email@example.com for details. The one-day event offers researchers who work in this thriving field of study to present their research, exchange ideas and discuss current and planned projects. It provides space to launch ideas towards planning an international network of scholars working on commentaries and annotated books. Lunch and coffee will be provided for all. The updated programme is at http://mem2northumbria.wordpress.com/21-november-workshop-on-hagiography-and-commentaries/
39. Post-doctoral opportunity: Shakespeare¹s Globe. Globe Education is seeking a short-term Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on its Global Audiences Research Project related to the Globe Theatre¹s World Hamlet Tour 2014-2016. http://globetoglobe.shakespearesglobe.com/hamlet/research The successful candidate will travel to Eastern and Southern Africa to follow the Globe Tour into each venue and research the audiences in the region. The appointment is from 2 February- 1 July 2015. The tour dates (are not finalised) but currently are scheduled for 1 March- 1 May. The Post-doctoral Research Fellow would return to London and spend four-five months writing up the analysis. Essential to the success of applications will be a Ph.D. in Shakespeare and Performance, and the ability to speak 1 or more African languages. To apply, please send CV, two references and a cover letter outlining qualifications, experience and why you are most suitable for the appointment to Dr Farah Karim-Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org
40. The halved heart: SHAKESPEARE & FRIENDSHIP, 17 – 19 April 2015
Call for Papers: For men and women in Shakespeare’s England, friendship was a relation that spanned the exquisite virtue of amicitia perfecta and the everyday exchanges of neighbourliness and commerce. A friend might be ‘another self’, but it was essential to be wary of false friends or flatterers. The complex nature of early modern friendship was a rich source of inspiration for early modern dramatists.
The conference will conclude on Sunday 19 April with a staged reading by a company of Globe actors of The Faithful Friends (Anon., King’s Men, c.1614).
Proposals of no more than 300 words for papers (or panels of up to three papers) may be submitted to Dr Will Tosh on email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday 12 December 2014. The conference is for scholars and students but is open to all members of the public who are interested in debates about early modern theatre and friendship. shakespearesglobe.com/education
41. Society for Neo-Latin Studies: Annual Lecture, November 28th 5 p.m. Warwick in London premises, The Shard (32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG) Due to security policy at The Shard, all visitors need to sign in: please contact Dr. Andrew Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org before November 20th if you would like to attend the lecture. For more info: http://neolatin.lbg.ac.at/conferences/society-neo-latin-studies-annual-general-meeting-and-annual-lecture-2014
42. Portrait of a Lady, Friday 14 November 2014, 9.15am – 6.00pm, to be held at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN. For more information: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5a68f4cdbb6169e536838179/files/Symposium_Programme.pdf
43.Dr John Wall, Professor of English at NC State and leader of the Virtual Paul’s Cross project, will be presenting and discussing his work at a free lecture at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 22nd of November 2014. The project has seen literature and architecture researchers collaborating to create a script and build a visual and acoustic model to simulate how John Donne’s 1622 Gunpowder Day sermon would have sounded from different vantage points within the Courtyard of pre-Fire St Paul’s. Please visit the website http://goo.gl/8mjFR0 if you would like to book a place.
44.Shakespeare’s Unsung Heroes and Heroines. Call for Statements: Shakespeare Seminar at the Annual Conference of the German Shakespeare Society, Berlin, 23-26 April 2015. Please send your proposals (abstracts of 300 words) and all further questions by 30 November 2014 to the seminar convenors:
Felix Sprang, Humboldt University, Berlin: email@example.com
Christina Wald, University of Konstanz: firstname.lastname@example.org
See also: http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/publikationen/seminar.html
45. Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology & Religion is pleased to announce a three-year PhD studentship in early modern history. The start date of the studentship is 1 January 2015. This studentship is one of two (the other of which will be held at the University of Glasgow) attached to an Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project on ŒWomen negotiating the boundaries of justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100 c.1750. Full details at: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R2343.html
46. Call for Papers: Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700 The Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies, CEMMS: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cems/ at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce its forthcoming Postgraduate Conference on the theme of ‘Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700’, which will take place on the 14th-16th July 2015. Please submit your abstract along with your institution, paper title and a brief biography to email@example.com by 15th January 2015.
47. EDiT/MIMSS Colloquium, Magdalen College Auditorium, Oxford
14th-15th November 2014. For more info: http://estoria.bham.ac.uk/blog/
48. VOICES AND BOOKS 1500-1800, July 16th-18th 2015, Newcastle University and City Library, Newcastle. We invite proposals (in English) that address the relationship between orality and literacy in any genre in print or manuscript in any European language. The genres might be literary, religious, musical, medical, scientific, or educational. We encourage proposals that recover diverse communities and readers/hearers. We also welcome papers that consider problems of evidence: e.g. manuscript marginalia; print paratexts; visual representations; as well as non-material evidence (voice; gesture). We will be particularly pleased to receive suggestions for presentations that include practical illustrations, performances or demonstrations. 200-word abstracts for 20-minute papers from individuals and panels (3 speakers) to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org The DEADLINE for abstracts is: Friday 16th January 2015.
49. Moveable Types Conference: People, Ideas, and Objects. Cultural Exchanges in early modern Europe. Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th November 2014, University of Kent. Registration: https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/Registration/Welcome.aspx?e=02A7E51490B4F412A6D45A3D0BBC13D8
Deadline for registration is 31st October. For registration after the deadline, please email: email@example.com For more info: http://moveabletypes.wordpress.com/
50. Ad Vivum?, which will take place on Friday 21 November 2014, 14.00 – 19.30 (with registration from 13.30) in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and Saturday 22 November 2014, 09.30 – 18.15 (with registration from 09.00), in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Ticket/entry details: £25 (£15 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) BOOK ONLINE: http://ci.tesseras.com/internet/shop Or send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, stating the event title, ‘Ad Vivum’. For further information, email ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk
51. The Intelligent Hand, 1500 – 1800, which will take place on Saturday 8 November 2014, 10.00 – 17.45 (with registration from 9.30) in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) BOOK ONLINE: http://ci.tesseras.com/internet/shop Or send a cheque made payable to ‘The Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, stating ‘Sixth Early Modern Symposium’. For further information, email ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk
52. CALL FOR PAPERS To be presented at the XLI International Symposium of Hispanic Literature. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the second part of Don Quixote, California State University Dominguez Hills, in conjunction with ILCH, is pleased to announce that on April 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2015 it will host the XLI International Symposium of Hispanic Literature 400 Years with Don Quixote: The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities. Spaces are limited. Please, submit your title and 100-word abstracts electronically and as soon as possible (Deadline: February 25th, 2015) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
53. Material Culture and Agency, Autumn 2014, 11 Bedford Square, Wednesdays 5.30pm. For more details about the Centre, see our webpage: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/history/research/researchcentres/csbmc/home.aspx#ad-image-0