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2020 Conference: Hearing and Auditory Perception, TCD 24-25 April


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by | 26/11/2019 · 11:41

Employment: Assistant Professor in Medieval Studies, James Madison University

Closing Date: unspecified.
The Department of English at James Madison University is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medieval Studies, to begin Fall 2020. They are especially interested in candidates whose work engages digital humanities and/or the Global Middle Ages. Secondary fields may also include the environmental humanities, manuscript studies, and/or women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, among other fields.
For additional information about this position, and to apply, visit

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Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick; Seminar Series, 2019-20


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by | 23/09/2019 · 09:26

CFP: “Outlaws, Ballads and Bandits in Popular Tradition,” NUI

A Conference on “Outlaws, Ballads and Bandits in Popular Tradition” in conjunction with the Annual Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology/Tionól Béaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta in Éirinn. Continue reading

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News: UCD Ad Astra Fellowships

Please note that applications are welcome in the following areas: Digital cultures; drama; film/screen culture; creative writing/creativity; global/world lit; environmental humanities; medical humanities; medieval studies; YA/children’s lit. Applications are made in the way described below, but candidates are welcome to contact Dr Niamh Pattwell with informal queries.

Applications are invited for a temporary fixed term post of an Ad Astra Fellow within University College Dublin. UCD is a research-intensive global university with purpose, drive and ambition. To contribute to the achievement of our mission and vision, we wish to hire additional faculty who share our ambition and our values: excellence, creativity, collegiality, engagement, integrity and diversity.

UCD consists of the College’s of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Engineering and Architecture, Science, Health and Agricultural Sciences and Business.

UCD has developed a new Central Pool Academic Appointments initiative that is aligned with the University Strategy key objectives:

  1. Increase the quality, quantity and impact of our research, scholarship and innovation.
  2. Provide an educational experience that defines international best practice.
  3. Consolidate and strengthen our disciplines.
  4. Conduct strong interdisciplinary research and education in important areas of national and global need.
  5. Attract and retain an excellent and diverse cohort of students, faculty and staff.
  6. Build our engagement locally, nationally and internationally.
  7.  Develop and strengthen our University community.

The UCD Ad Astra Fellows programme is one part of this initiative. Approximately 65 appointments will be made each year targeting high potential early-stage academics.

Applications are invited across all academic disciplines represented in UCD. Excellence, creativity and the interest and capacity to engage across disciplines are underpinning values.

The UCD Ad Astra Fellows programme is extremely competitive and applicants are expected to have research outputs in the pipeline that will readily transition to research activity within UCD.

For more information on Ad Astra Fellows and how to apply please visit

Salary: €52,848 – €83,090 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date:  17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 22nd April 2019.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV’s submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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Events: Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick, autumn seminars & lectures


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by | 20/09/2018 · 19:59

Event: Writing Lives in Europe, 1500-1700, UCD, 6-8 September 2018


A conference to be held at University College Dublin 6-8 September 2018 (supported by the College of Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Institute, UCD)


Thursday 6th September 2018, Humanities Institute, UCD

9-9.30                Registration and coffee

9.30-11              Plenary I: Prof Andrew Hadfield (Sussex), Reading The Life Between the Lines: Nashe, Spenser and Others

11-11.30            Coffee

11.30-12.30       Panel 1: The Religious Self

Richard Kirwan (UL) “Trouble Every Day: Experiences of Religious Exile in the Writings of Jacob Reihing”

John McCafferty (UCD)  ‘”O Felix Columba Caeli/ O Happy Dove of Heaven”: a manuscript life shredded by early modern print’

12.30-1.30         Lunch

1.30–3       Panel 2: Unmooring life-writing: method, memory, and genre

Chair: Prof Kate Chedgzoy (Newcastle)

Ramona Wray (QUB), “Reading Life-Writing in the Cary/Tanfield Record”

Elspeth Graham (Liverpool John Moores) “’Lovely Lathom’, the Earls of Derby, and reading the Stanley family encomia”

Kate Hodgkin (U of East London), “Memory, melancholy and the languages of loss in 17th century life writing”

3-3.30          Tea

3.30-4.30     Panel 3: – Life writing and religion

Ann-Maria Walsh (UCD) “Mary (née Boyle) Rich, Countess of Warwick (1624-1678): Writing and Experimenting – A Spiritual Life”

Mark Empey (NUIG) “Life writer and Life writing: the parallel worlds of Sir James Ware”

5        Wine reception – Common Room, Newman Building, UCD

Friday 7th September 2018, K114, Newman Building, UCD

9.30-11             Plenary II: Prof Kate Chedgzoy (Newcastle), Writing Children’s Lives

11-11.30           Coffee

11.30-12.30      Panel 4 – Women in the 17th Century

Carol Baxter (independent scholar) “’Serving God rather than my father’: religious life writing as a rejection of the patriarchal family”

Naomi McAreavey (UCD) – The Countess of Ormonde’s Letters (title tbc)

12.30-2      Lunch (exhibition and archive visit)

2-3      Panel 5 – Travel and formation of the self

Maria Luis Dominguez-Guerrero (Seville) “Rhetoric of the Conquest: Narrations from Castilian Explorers”

Eva Holmberg (Helsinki)  “Visual Self-Description in Seventeenth-Century British Travel Accounts”

4-6   Walking tour of Renaissance Dublin (AM Walsh), followed by pub visit and conference dinner, at Le Pichet, Trinity Street, Dublin 2*

Saturday 8th September 2018, K114, Newman Building

9.30-11              Plenary III: Prof Alan Stewart (Columbia), Writing Lives under Duress

11-11.15            Coffee

11.15-12.45       Panel 6 – Alternative Forms

Nelson Marques (Miami) “War and Self: Soldier’s Petitions in Seventeenth-Century Portugal”

Emma Claussen (Oxford) “Forms of living in Descartes’s Les passions de l’âme

Danielle Clarke (UCD) “Irish women’s recipe books as life writing: form, process, method”

12.45-1.15      Lunch

1.15-2.15       Panel 7 – Life writing and emotion

Liz Oakley-Brown (Lancaster), “Writing Emotional Lives: Thomas Churchyard’s Passionate History”

Raluca Duna (Bucharest) “Writing the self with images, painting identity with texts”

2.15-2.45    Roundtable and close

* Dinner is €40 per head. Wine will be supplied!

Conference information:

  • The conference is free to attend, but for catering purposes we would appreciate it if you could sign up using this link:
  • All sessions will take place on the UCD campus, details of which you can access here:
  • UCD is on many direct bus routes from the city centre (39/39a, 46a, etc); the Aircoach (stops outside T1 and T2 at Dublin airport) also stops outside. Full details are here
  • There are numerous accommodation options nearby, or on direct transport links: the Mespil hotel, Leeson Bridge B&B, Shanahans on the Green, Radisson Blu, St Helen’s – Air BnB will also have a wide range of differently priced options.

If you have any questions, please email us at We look forward to meeting you in September!

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