Appel à communication : Rule & Recreation – Postgraduate Medieval Conference

Lieu : Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Date(s) : 28 février-1er mars 2015
Date limite de candidature : 28 novembre 2014

 

Rule can be interpreted in many different ways, including legal, monarchical, or monastic. In almost ever aspect of medieval society, there were those who made the rules, those who followed them, and those who broke them entirely. Rules governed and were subverted by the less formal delights of medieval life: the recreation of games, songs, plays, storytelling, dance. A consideration of recreational experiences, across cultures and classes, provides insight into medieval life and society.

 

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Contrat : Research Associate – Literature and Culture of War, Conflict and Violence, 1100-1500

Institution : Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Western Australia
Durée : 3 ans
Date limite de candidature : 24 octobre 2014

 

Working together with Professor Andrew Lynch, the successful candidate will develop a project relating to the literature and culture of war, conflict and violence in the period 1100-1500. The project will include substantial reference to Middle English, but may also involve other vernacular languages and Latin, and reference to non-textual material. There is scope to include literary and cultural expressions of peace, and to draw connections between medieval and later periods.

 

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Contrat : Research Associate – « Passions for Learning » project, Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Institution : Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Western Australia
Durée : 3 ans
Date limite de candidature : 24 octobre 2014

 

The research fellow will work with Professor Yasmin Haskell at the University of Western Australia in the ‘Passions for Learning’ project team. This project explores the role of emotion in the work and lives of teachers and students, scholars and scientists, in the classroom, in correspondence, at court, in the laboratory, and in the field. Our new team member will enhance or complement our existing strengths, which include: Latin language, erudition and emotion; women and learning; intercultural learning (e.g. by Jesuit missionaries in Asia and the Americas); and history of science and medicine.

 

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Appel à communication : Twin Cities in Past and Present

Lieu : Manchester Centre for Regional History
Date(s) : 26-27 juin 2015
Date limite de candidature : 12 décembre 2014

 

For the purpose of this conference, we are defining the term twin cities to embrace two sorts of relationship: either nearby urban entities that arise separately and then subsequently grow into each other; or nearby urban places which begin as single entities but are subsequently split into two by legal or other enactment, normally the imposition of an international (or occasionally federal state) border by international treaty. The first type is far more common than the second, though the treaties following the First and Second World wars in Europe for example, or those determining the US-Mexican border, produced twin cities in significant numbers. Twin cities are interesting for their own sake – there are around 90 popularly and/or legally so classified (ie 180 twinned urban places) across the world. They are also important because, in many respects, they anticipate and have even been superseded by relationships arising within and between entities in the now-ubiquitous conurbations (including tri-cities and quad-cities) of the present-day world.

 

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Contrat : Postdoctoral Research Fellow (The Antislavery Usable Past)

Institution : University of Hull
Durée : 4 ans
Date limite de candidature : 28 octobre 2014

 

Applications are invited for a fixed term postdoctoral research fellow on a collaborative academic project, funded by the AHRC, entitled ‘The Antislavery Usable Past’, and including researchers at Hull, Nottingham and Queen’s University Belfast. The postholder will be based at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) at the University of Hull and work under the supervision of Professors Kevin Bales and John Oldfield, supporting the work of the project and assisting in the design and development of a digital archive, ‘Remembering Slavery’, which will be based at the University of Hull.

 

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Appel à contributions pour les séminaire du groupe Questes : « Finir le Moyen Âge »

Ce thème est inspiré par les réflexions formulées par Jacques le Goff dans son dernier ouvrage : Faut-il vraiment découper l’Histoire en tranches ? C’est ici la fin du Moyen Âge qui retient notre attention. De 1453 à 1517 et même plus largement jusqu’au milieu du XVIIIe siècle domine l’impression d’un Moyen Âge qui n’en finirait pas de s’achever, d’un « long Moyen Âge ». Plus que la question de la chronologie, c’est celle des acteurs que nous aimerions poser ici. Qui finit le Moyen Âge ? Ceux qui l’ont vécu ? Ceux qui l’écrivent ? Ceux qui l’étudient ? L’enjeu est donc de traiter du passage d’une période à l’autre, et plus particulièrement de la fin d’une période. Pour ce faire, il s’agit de s’intéresser à la perception du changement par les contemporains et au choix du moment par le médiéviste, défini comme celui qui traite des sources et des vestiges du Moyen Âge (archéologue, philosophe, littéraire, historien de l’art ou des sciences). C’est justement parce que de profondes continuités existent avec les siècles suivants que l’on souhaite poser ici la question de fins plurielles. En particulier, les enjeux de la « fin du Moyen Âge » sont-ils les mêmes d’une discipline à une autre ? Les travaux sur des acteurs et des échelles variées seraient donc bienvenus.

 

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Contrat doctoral : PhD candidate in Ancient Studies – Université d’Amsterdam

Institution : Université d’Amsterdam
Durée : 4 ans
Date limite de candidature : 26 octobre 2014

 

The Amsterdam School for Culture and History has one vacant PhD position as part of the research agenda ‘Anchoring Innovation’ of OIKOS, the national research school of Classical Studies in the Netherlands. The researcher will be part of the thematic research group Classical (con)texts, which is led by professor Irene de Jong, and reside in the Department of Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA) of the University of Amsterdam.

 

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Poste : Assistant Professor in Soviet and Post-Soviet History – Central European University

Institution : Central European University (CEU), Budapest

Date limite de candidature : 9 novembre 2014

 

The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the field of Soviet and Post-Soviet History. Scholars with Central Asian and/or Caucasian research interest are encouraged to apply. In keeping with the Department’s strong emphasis on interdisciplinary, comparative and cross-cultural studies, we seek applicants whose teaching and research accommodate contemporary approaches in social, political, gender, or cultural history. Applicants should hold a PhD degree and have excellent command of the Russian language.

 

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