Casa Herrera Excavation Project:
The Late Roman Basilica and the Aqueduct XVI Annual Archaeology Course
2-22 July 2012, Merida, Spain
This year, the Annual Archaeology course of the Consorcio de Mérida will be
exploring the late Roman and Visigothic basilica of Casa Herrera and the
Roman aqueduct, in a course focused on Classical and late antique
archaeology. The excavation is directed and organised by two researchers of
the University, and up to 12 places are reserved for Oxford students, both
undergraduates and graduates.
All those interested in attending, please contact Javier Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 9th week Hillary Term (16th of March).
Please see the following two PDFs for further information:
- Casa Herrera info
- Curso de Verano Oxford-Consorcio-Díptico
Oliver Smithies Lecture
Dr Ildar Garipzanov will give the following Oliver Smithies Lecture:
Christian Identities, Social Status, and Gender in Viking Age Scandinavia
on Thursday 26th January at 5.00 pm in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College
International Arthurian Society British Branch Meeting 2012
Wolfson College, Oxford Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th September, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
Submissions are invited for the next meeting of the British Branch of the International Arthurian Society. Papers may relate to any aspect of Arthuriana, from the sixth-century cleric Gildas to modern film. They should be of no longer than 30 mins. duration, to allow time for discussion.
Titles of potential papers, accompanied by abstracts of 200–250 words, should be sent, by the start of January, to one of the organizers (electronically or in hard copy):
Dr Cyril Edwards, 8, Mayottt's Road, ABINGDON, Oxon, OX14 5DJ (email@example.com);
Dr Carolyne Larrington, St John's College, OXFORD, OX1 3JP (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Dr Helen Swift, St Hilda's College, OXFORD, OX4 1DY (email@example.com).
Accommodation will be provided in and around Wolfson College. Further details of costs will be available in due course, but are likely to be in the region of £200-£250 for full board and conference fees. There is the possibility of travel grants for student members.
To learn more about the British Branch of the Society, and how to join, at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~iasbb/
The main website of the International Arthurian Society is at http://www.sites.univ-rennes2.fr/celam/ias/
Contextualising the Fifth Crusade: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium on the Crusading Movement in the First Half of the 13th Century
To be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, on April 13th 2012
Call for Papers
The Fifth Crusade was undoubtedly an important episode in history, occurring during what was probably the most intensive period of crusading in both Europe and the Holy Land. But this event was much more than a military campaign. To contribute to the recent new directions in crusades studies, this colloquium aims to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines who are researching different aspects of the crusading movement around the time of the Fifth Crusade.
Please submit an abstract (300-500 words) by 19th December 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kings and Queens: Politics, Power, Patronage and Personalities in Medieval
and Early Modern Monarchy
To be held at Corsham Court in Conjunction with Bath Spa University on April 19th & 20th, 2012
Call for Papers
This conference aims to celebrate monarchy in all of its various aspects, from examining the institution itself to assessing the impact of particular monarchs in their own realms and beyond.
Please submit a proposal of approximately 250 words for a paper OR a panel of three papers to the organizers at: email@example.com by October 31, 2011.
Call for Papers - SSCLE Sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies
The Society for the Study of the Crusades invites abstract proposals for papers to be delivered at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, 10th-13th May, 2012. This year's sessions will be held in honor of James Powell, a long-time member of the SSCLE. All proposals that touch on some aspect of his scholarship are particularly welcome. Please send a short abstract and a Participant Information Form (available at http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html ) to:
Thomas F. Madden
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Saint Louis University
3800 Lindell Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63108
Proposals must be received no later than September 15, 2011
Religious Men in the Middle Ages - Call for Papers
University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, 6-8 July 2012
This conference seeks to explore and re-evaluate medieval men’s relationship with religion, both professed religious men and laymen of any faith. We invite papers which consider the experiences, self-perception or depiction of individuals or groups from any faith, religious tradition, monotheistic, pagan, or heretical, or could focus on men who rejected faith and religion altogether. We encourage proposals from scholars working in any relevant field: history, literature and language, art history, musicology, archaeology, etc, and from any Medieval period (c. 500 – early 1500s) or geographical setting.
Please send a brief proposal to: Conference.firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2011
Strasbourg 'Masters' in medieval studies
Isabel Iribarren, who was a hybrid theologian-historian at St John's until two years ago, has launched a medieval 'Masters' degree in her current university, Strasbourg. It embraces many disciplines, including the one in which she is already something of a star, philosophy-cum-theology.