The School of English seeks to appoint a temporary Associate Lecturer in Old English literature for a 13-month period from 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be a scholar with a growing reputation in English and commitment to delivering high quality teaching within the broad field of Old English literature. The successful candidate will be expected to have a range of interests and to be capable of teaching the subject to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.
Candidates should hold a PhD in a cognate discipline. Excellent teaching skills in Old English literature and language are essential.
Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in academic posts at the University.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/
Applications are invited for a four-year PhD Studentship in early modern history. The successful applicant will join the ‘Malcontents: Order and Disorder in the Early Modern World of Learning’ project which is led by Dr Richard Kirwan of the Department of History and the Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Limerick. The project will be funded by the Irish Research Council.
Assistant Professor in Irish Department of Irish and Celtic Languages Trinity College Dublin
Closing date: 12 noon on 18 July 2022
The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies (SLLCS) warmly welcomes applications for a position of Assistant Professor in Irish based in Department of Irish and Celtic Languages. Successful candidate will join a dynamic team and will be a key member contributing to teaching and research excellence and innovation.
SLLCS is one of the largest of the twelve Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and has some 80 staff in all, including full time academics, language assistants and lectors, part-time teachers, and professional staff.
School is made up of the Disciplines of French, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Irish, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Russian and Slavonic Studies, the Centre for European Studies, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, and the recently established Centre for Global Intercultural Communications and Centre for Forced Migration.
The School enjoys a very high international reputation in its teaching and research and attracts highly qualified and motivated students from Ireland and internationally. Since their inception, it has consistently been ranked in the top 100 Modern Languages Schools in the QS subject rankings. It is currently ranked 59th in the world.
At Trinity, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are ranked 3rd in the world for gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020) and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our work to advance gender equality. The University is actively pursuing a Silver level award, which it has committed to achieving by 2025. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities, and applicants with disabilities.
Trinity is an equal opportunities employer, and we encourage applications from talented people of all backgrounds to join our staff community.
Departmental Lecturer in Medieval History Faculty of History Oxford University
Closing date: 12.00 noon on Monday 18th July 2022.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join the thriving Medieval History community in the Faculty, and to gain teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Although this is primarily a teaching role, you will also conduct independent research, assist in the running of the History School at Wadham College and play an active part in the interdisciplinary College community. The post is intended to cover teaching and administrative duties whilst Dr Matthew Kempshall is on leave.
You will have research and teaching interests in Medieval History. You will be able to inspire and enthuse students and draw on your own research to inform and augment your teaching.
This is a full-time, fixed term post and is tenable from 1st October 2022 until 30th September 2023 (limited by external funding).
You will hold a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion. You will possess sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge, alongside research and teaching interests, in Medieval History which will enable you to develop course materials and research proposals. You will have a publication record commensurate with career stage, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field of Medieval History.
You will be able to inspire and enthuse students and draw on your own research to inform and augment your teaching.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dr Matthew Kempshall at firstname.lastname@example.org; all practical and procedural queries should be sent to our recruitments team: email@example.com. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.
We expect to hold interviews on Monday 8th August 2022; overseas candidates will be offered Microsoft Teams interviews.
You will be required to complete a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.
The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 18th July 2022.
Only applications submitted via our e-recruitment system and received before noon Monday 18th July 2022 can be considered.
Lecturer in Medieval Irish History (c.400-c.1500) School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics Queen’s University Belfast
Closing date: 22 July 2022
Duration: Permanent Hours: Full-time Salary: £37,467 – £51,799 per annum
The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Lecturer in Medieval Irish History (c.400-c.1500). The successful applicant will undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy, to teach and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to contribute to the School’s administration/outreach activity.
The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form) should clearly demonstrate you have:
Primary or higher degree in History or cognate subject
PhD in History, or within 6 months of completion
Record of publication of high quality research outputs appropriate to stage of career
A research focus in medieval Irish history (c. 400-c. 1500)
Evidence of effective and innovative teaching at University level appropriate to stage of career, including successful design and delivery of modules
Evidence of ability to contribute to the teaching of survey modules including ‘The expansion of medieval Europe’, and to design and deliver specialist courses on the history of medieval Ireland.
At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.
We offer an excellent employment package that includes:
Great terms & conditions
Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
Career development opportunities
Support for health & mental wellbeing
Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)
Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.
We would like to thank Professor Clare Downham, Liverpool of University, who very kindly took on the role of Editor of Óenach Reviews in 2019. Clare edited three volumes; the contents of the latest issue may be found below. Clare is now passing the baton back to us (Carrie Griffin and Emer Purcell). As is evident from the range of books, subject matter, and reviewers detailed below, she is leaving our review journal in excellent shape. Many thanks to Clare for her hard work on each issue and behind the scenes.
Óenach Reviews 11 (2021-22)
1. Charlene M. Eska, A Raven’s Battle-Cry: The Limits of Judgment in the Medieval Irish Legal Tract Anfuigell. Medieval Law and its Practice 27. Leiden: Brill, 2019. Reviewed by Jaqueline Bemmer (pp. 1–4)
2. Margaret Coombe, Anne Mouron, and Christiania Whitehead (eds), Saints of North-East England, 600-1500. Medieval Church Studies 29. Brepols: Turnhout, 2017. Reviewed by Helen Birkett (pp. 5–8)
4. Sabine Heidi Walther, Regina Jucknies, Judith Meurer-Bongardt, and Jens Eike Schnall (eds), Res, Artes et Religio: Essays in Honour of Rudolf Simek. Leeds: Kismet Press, 2021. Reviewed by James Davison (pp. 16–23)
5. Claire Fennell (ed.), A Middle English Statute-Book, part II: Tracts. Middle English Text 57. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2019. Reviewed by Áine Foley (pp. 24–26)
8. Stephen Morrison and Jean-Jacques Vincensini (eds), The Middle English Kynge Appolyn of Thyre. Middle English Texts 58. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2020. Reviewed by Niamh Pattwell (pp. 39–44)
9. Oisín Plumb, Picts and Britons in the Early Medieval Irish Church: Travels West over the Storm-Swelled Sea. Turnhout: Brepols, 2020. Reviewed by Guto Rhys (pp. 45–52)
10. Francis Young, Athassel Priory and the Cult of St Edmund in medieval Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2020. Reviewed by Catherine Swift (pp. 53–60)
FILOLOGIA GERMANICA – GERMANIC PHILOLOGY 15 (2023)
Volume 15 will focus on the themes of meter and rhythm in medieval Germanic texts. As Augustine already pointed out in De musica (3.2.4), although meter and rhythm can be considered to be constituents of medieval verse (ergo omnis versus est rhythmus et metrum), they do not always coincide (non omnis rhythmus etiam metrum). This very concept, reassessed in Beda’s definitions of meter as ratio cum modulatione and rhythm as modulatio sine ratione, finds a possible correlation in the Norse literary figures of the skáld and of the þulr, which are assumed to be differently associated with meter and rhythm, the former for being the holder of the art of versification, the latter for being a performer of mostly catalogue-like texts endowed with a rhythmicity suitable for easy memorization. A stimulating debate has recently arisen on the value and function of the alliterative meter and rhythm, taking up and updating the principles of Sieversian Germanic metrics on the basis of linguistic, literary and codicological theories (Kristján Árnason 1991, Russom 1998 and 2017 2004, Fulk 1992 and 2004, Bredehoft 2005, Bögl 2006, Neidorf et al. [Eds.] 2016, Weiskott 2016, Cornelius 2017, Hench – Estes 2018), rekindling the attention on the relationship between lyrics and music (Everist – Kelly [eds. ] 2018) and extending our gaze to rhyming poetry.
We invite you to submit contributions that fit into this perspective, in order to propose new evidence and / or stimulate a theoretical, linguistic and critical reflection on the nature and function of meter and rhythm in medieval Germanic texts. The volume will focus on different textual genres within poetry and prose production.
Scholars willing to contribute to this volume (which has a planned publication date of Autumn 2023) should send the following information and material to Letizia Vezzosi (firstname.lastname@example.org), by April 15th 2022:
– name(s) of the author(s) and title of the essay;
– a short abstract in Italian, English or German that should not exceed 2,500 characters (spaces included), except bibliography.
This 2-day online conference brings together scholars who work on medieval Insular texts and who are interested in the translation and representation of morality, exemplarity, and emotion in a range of genres and languages, and across the early/late medieval period.
Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society/An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag
2022 Annual Conference
University College Cork
17-18 June 2022
Dr Neil Buttimer
Dr Gillian O’Brien
Prof David O’Shaughnessy
Call for Papers
The 2022 Annual Conference of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society/An Cumann Éire san Ochtú Céad Déag is scheduled to take place as an in-person event in University College Cork, 17-18 June. We will be guided by public health requirements and by UCC institutional policies on Covid-19, and we may therefore need to adapt the format closer to the conference date.
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Clíona Ó Gallchoir (email@example.com) before Friday 15 April 2022. Proposals should include: name, institutional affiliation, paper title, and a 250-word abstract. Prospective speakers will be notified of a decision by Monday 3 May 2022.
Cuirfear fáilte ar leith roimh pháipéir agus/nó roimh phainéil iomlána i nGaeilge ar ghné ar bith de shaol agus de shaíocht na Gaeilge san Ochtú Céad Déag. Iarrtar ar dhaoine ar mhaith leo páipéar 20 nóiméad a léamh, teideal an pháipéir mar aon le hachoimre ghairid (250 focal) a sheoladh chuig Máire Ní Íceadha (firstname.lastname@example.org) roimh 15 Aibreán 2022. Iarrtar orthu siúd a bhfuil spéis acu painéal a eagrú ainmneacha na gcainteoirí, na n-institiúidí lena mbaineann siad, teidil na bpáipéar agus achoimrí mar aon le hainm agus sonraí teagmhála an chathaoirligh a bheith san áireamh. Cuirfear scéala chuig cainteoirí roimh an Luan an 3 Bealtaine 2022.
The conference is held in association with the School of English and Digital Humanities, UCC and Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge, UCC.
Queries should be addressed to one of the conference organisers:
Dr Clíona Ó Gallchoir, School of English, University College Cork.
International conference ‘Vernacular Books and Reading Experiences in the Early Age of Print’
In the first 150 years of European printed book production (c. 1450-1600), the new medium of print evolved from its indebtedness to manuscript culture into a full-grown means of communication and articulation. How were reading experiences shaped both by producers and users of vernacular books? Who read in the vernacular, why, and how? These are the central questions of the international and interdisciplinary conference ‘Vernacular Books and Reading Experiences in the Early Age of Print’, which will take place from 25 to 27 August 2021 at Leiden University Library and online.
The participants approach reading as an embodied, material practice that is affected both by texts and their presentation, with a particular interest in the interplay between language, form and content, and between intended and actual readers. With contributions ranging from papers on Dutch, French, German to Hungarian and from prayer texts to romances, chronicles and medical handbooks, the conference covers a variety of languages, regions and genres. Thus, it aims to contribute to the next step towards a comparative study of printing strategies and users’ practices in the first 150 years of printing vernacular books in Europe.
All those interested are welcome to attend online. Attendance is free but registration is required.
The Chair of Medieval English Literature and Culture invites applications for a Lectureship in Middle English Language and Literature (0.8 FTE, fixed-term for 1 year)
The successful candidate will be expected to teach and co-teach a number of courses from the Old and Middle English offering at undergraduate level. (For North American applicants: the teaching will amount to the equivalent of a 2-3 load per annum.) These courses have existing syllabi and, in a number of cases, outlines of individual classes, but the successful candidates may modify the course contents depending on their interests. The post holder will be required to teach classes in person throughout the academic year, though some courses will be taught in a hybrid online and physical environment. English is the only language of instruction in the Department.
The normal duties of teaching administration are limited to planning and assessing student work and to holding an office hour each week.
The post is available for a fixed term of twelve months from 1 September 2021.
For a copy of the Further Particulars or if you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact the Chair of Medieval English Literature and Culture, Prof. Sebastian Sobecki, email@example.com.
The successful candidate will:
● have a PhD in medieval English literature ● be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the area of medieval English literature ● be able to place medieval English literature written in Latin, French, and Old and Middle English in its cultural context ● have a proven record of research activity and/or publications in medieval English literature commensurate with their career level ● demonstrate a high level of competence in early and later forms of the Middle English language ● demonstrate excellence in transferring high-level and current research to the classroom ● have experience teaching medieval English language and literature at university level.
Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 36,000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global centre of knowledge.
The Faculty of Arts The Faculty of Arts is built on a long-standing tradition of four centuries. Our mission is to be a top-ranking faculty with both an excellent education and world-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of the Netherlands. We build and share knowledge benefits to society. We work at a modern, broad and international institution, educating over 5,000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent academics. We are a team of hardworking and diverse group of 700 staff members.
Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:
• letter of application • curriculum vitae, including an overview of previous teaching • a statement on your approach to teaching, and student evaluations of previously taught courses (if available).
Please ask two referees to send their letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. Both referees should be able to comment on your teaching experience.
You can submit your application until 20 June 11:59pm / before 21 June 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission’s European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code
The University of Santiago Institutional Chair of the Camino de Santiago and Pilgrimages has announced its annual competition for new research on the Camino de Santiago or on pilgrimages.
Any researcher, from Spain or any another country, may submit a work completed in the calendar year 2020 and created by one individual or by a team of authors. This includes doctoral dissertations which deal with the Camino de Santiago or Pilgrimage under any disciplinary lens, such as history, culture, geography, tourism studies…
A firm requirement for consideration by the jury will be that the work has not received any prior prize. The monetary award (by wire transfer) is 1000€ accompanied by a certificate of recognition. The prize will be shared equally if there are multiple winners. The work may be in any language but requires a 1500-word summary in Galician, Spanish or English.
The application form, in Galician, is in the attached file. For further assistance, contact the Cátedra Institucional do Camiño de Santiago e das Peregrinacións da USC email@example.com.