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CFP: European Textile Forum 2017

Deadline: 31 July 2017

Call for Papers, European Textile Forum 2017

Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology in Mayen,
6-12 November 2017

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CFP: Imbas 2017, NUIG

Deadline:31 October 2017

‘Misconceptions of Late Antiquity and the “Dark Ages”‘

NUI Galway
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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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Vacancy: Project Assistant DMLCS

Applications are invited for the position of Project Assistant for the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources (DMLCS). Fixed Term Contract – 1 Year initially. Part time basis 0.8 FTE.

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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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CFP: 2nd Annual Conference on Byzantine & Medieval Studies, 2018

Deadline for abstracts: 1st September 2017

The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (ΒΕΚ: Βυζαντινολογική Εταιρεία Κύπρου) invites papers to be presented at the Second Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 12th and 14th of January 2018.

Honorary President: Vassos Karageorghis, Professor Emeritus, University of Cyprus

Keynote Speaker: Holger Klein, Professor, Columbia University

Scholars, researchers and students are encouraged to present their ongoing research, work-in-progress or fieldwork report on any aspect of the history, archaeology, art, architecture, literature, philosophy and religion of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Byzantine, Medieval and Ottoman periods.

The languages of the conference will be Greek, English, French and German.

Scientific and Organizing Committee:

Nikolas Bakirtzis (Chair), Andreas Foulias, Maria Parani, Stavros Georgiou, Ourania Perdiki,  Doria Nicolaou, Christina Kakkoura, Andriani Georgiou, Efthymia Priki, Rania Michail,  Thomas Costi, Despina Papacharalampous, Maria Skordi.

Paper proposal submission material (see below):

Every paper proposal submission must be accompanied by an abstract between 300 and 500 words summarizing the presented research, report or work-in-progress and indicating its original contribution. Please provide the requested information and submit your abstracts using our online application forms: Paper proposal:

Sessions of up to five papers can be submitted together in the following form by the session organizer.

Session proposal:

Paper proposals will be reviewed based on their abstract and accepted on merit. This review will be anonymous. Notification of paper review will be send by email by the beginning of October, 2017. Papers will be grouped in sessions according to their topic and theme. Each participant may deliver only one paper limited to 20 minutes. Accepted paper abstracts will be published in the conference’s ‘Book of Abstracts’.

Further details may be found here.

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Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature

Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature

Merton College, Oxford

Salary £29,819 p.a., plus a housing allowance of £10,000 p.a. or free accommodation

Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature for four years commencing on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as researcher and university teacher.

The main duties of the post will be: to undertake innovative research in the broad areas of Old or Middle English; to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Medieval English, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and to teach undergraduates reading English for an average of six weighted hours per week in full term. The postholder will be eligible for election as a Fellow of the College.

The successful applicant will hold, or be close to completing, a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research in Old or Middle English at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of English at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on eligibility criteria and how to apply. These are available at or from the Sub-Warden’s Secretary, Merton College, Oxford, OX1 4JD (e-mail: The closing date for applications is 8 June 2017. Interviews will be held in College on 20 June 2017. The Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.

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