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CFP: Irish Conference of Medievalists, UCC, 28-30 June 2018

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Event: Society for Renaissance Studies 50th Anniversary Lecture, National Library of Ireland, 13th September 2017

SRSLecture_FacebookBanner_FINAL-100%20%282%29.jpgThe Society for Renaissance Studies is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of lectures in Ireland and the UK in early September, on the theme of the five senses. You are warmly invited to attend the Dublin lecture, by Prof. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Ireland Professor of Poetry) on ‘Gunpowder and Perfume: The Poetry of John Donne’, which takes place at the National Library of Ireland on Wednesday 13th September at 7pm, and will be followed by a wine reception.


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News: Print Culture in Early Modern France now available

A limited number of print copies of Print Culture in Early Modern France, eds. Derval Conroy & Jean-Paul Pittion, Irish Journal of French Studies, 2016 are now available (€20).

Table of Contents
Derval Conroy and Jean-Paul Pittion Print Culture in Early Modern France 1

Alain Riffaud, L’Édition du théâtre français au dix-septième siècle: 1630–1690 5

Alain Riffaud, Le Fonds Aspin à la bibliothèque de Trinity College de Dublin, une collection de théâtre français exceptionnelle 23

Jean-Paul Pittion, Un médecin protestant du dix-septième siècle et ses livres: anatomie de la collection Élie Bouhéreau à la Bibliothèque Marsh 35

Catherine Emerson, Reading and Writing History in Sixteenth-Century France:
The Case of La Legende des Flamens (1522) 59

Ruth Whelan, The Paradoxes of Preaching in Print: Seeing and Believing in the Sermons of Jacques Abbadie 87

Carol Baxter, The Transferable Power of Polemic: Antoine Arnauld’s Arrainment of the whole societie of Jesuites in Fraunce (1594) and Anti-Jesuit Sentiment in France and England 107

Véronique Meyer, Les Illustrations de Chauveau, Lepautre et Leclerc pour Les Metamorphoses d’Ovide de Benserade (1676) 133

William Brooks, The Aspin Collection, and the First Edition of Quinault’s Play Les Rivales: An Old Mystery Resurfaces 165

William Brooks, J. Geoffrey Aspin: Bibliophile, Bookseller and Benefactor
of the Old Library, Trinity College Dublin 177

Varia and book reviews have not been included in the print edition. The full issue can be consulted online at

For further details or to procure a copy, please contact Dr Derval Conroy (

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NEWS: SAIMS/The Mediaeval Journal Essay Prize

SAIMS invites entries for its annual Essay Competition, submitted according to the following rules:

1. The competition is open to all medievalists who are graduate students or have completed a higher degree within the last three years. For PhD students the time period of three years begins from the date of the successful viva, but excludes any career break. Any candidate in doubt of their eligibility should contact the Director of SAIMS at

2. A candidate may make only one submission to the competition.

3. The submission must be the candidate’s own work, based on original research, and must not have been previously published or accepted for publication.

4. Submissions are welcomed on any topic that falls within the scope of medieval studies.

5. The submission should be in the English language.

6. The word limit is 8,000 words, including notes, bibliography, and any appendices.

7. The text should be double-spaced, and be accompanied by footnotes with short referencing and a full bibliography of works cited, following the guidelines on the TMJ webpage: An abstract of 200 words should preface the main text.

8. The deadline for submissions is 24 March 2017.

9. The essay must be submitted electronically to, in both Word and pdf formats, to arrive by the deadline.

10. The submission must be accompanied by a completed cover sheet and signed declaration; the template for this is available at The candidate’s name should not appear on the submission itself, nor be indicated in any form in the notes.

11. Decisions concerning the Competition lie with the Editors and Editorial Board of The Mediaeval Journal, who can, if they consider there to have been appropriate submissions, award an Essay Prize and in addition declare a proxime accessit. In the unlikely event that, in the judges’ opinion, the material submitted is not of a suitable standard, no prize will be awarded.

12. The value of the Prize is £500.

13. A candidate whose entry is declared proxime accessit will be awarded £100.

14. In addition to the Prize, the winning submission will be published within twelve months in The Mediaeval Journal, subject to the usual editorial procedures of the journal.

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Updated CFP: Borderlines XXI, UCC, 14-16 April 2017

Deadline: 3 February 2017

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CFP: The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland, New College, University of Edinburgh, 12 May 2017


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News: Greek and Latin Summer School, UCC, June-Aug 2017


19 June – 10 August 2017

For the 18th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive
8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum. Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well.
The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.

The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is €1900.

For further information and an application form see our website:
or contact the Director of the Summer School: Mrs.Vicky Janssens, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland, tel.: +353 21 4903618/2359, fax: +353 21 4903277, email:


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