2017 Prize Recipients

At the March 2017 MAP Conference held at Loyola-Marymount University, the following prizes were announced:

Benton Travel Awards:
Natalie E. Latteri, University of New Mexico, for travel to Kalamazoo 2017
William Green, UBC, for travel to MAP 2017

Founders’ Prize:
First Place: Rheagan Martin, “Peregrinations of Parchment and Pewter,” University of Michigan

Two Second Place Awards:

Nikki Malain “Who are you Calling a Pirate? The Origin and Diffusion of  the Term corsair in the Twelfth-Century Mediterranean,”  UC-Santa Barbara, now an independent scholar

Sara Petrosillo, “Falconry as Literary Exchange in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean,” UC-Davis

2017 Meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific

The 2017 meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific will be held March 16-18, 2017, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, located near the Pacific Ocean, just minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, and ranked among the most beautiful college campuses in the country.

The conference will conclude with an exciting evening program at the J. Paul Getty Museum, renowned for its collections of antiquities, medieval manuscripts, European paintings, and photography.

Registration for the meeting may be found at http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/events/map2017/

Nota Bene:  The MAP interface with Paypal is currently problematic, so please pay MAP dues for membership through the 2017 Conference links. The MAP Treasurer and Secretary are working to move the financial interface to another platform soon.

Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome: Deadline Nov. 15

The American Academy in Rome supports innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community. Founded in 1894, the Academy is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. A not-for-profit, privately funded institution, the Academy awards the Rome Prize to thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange. The Rome Prize consists of room and board, a stipend ($28,000 for full-term fellowships; $16,000 for half-term fellowships) and separate work space, and privileged access to Rome. Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars.

The deadline for the nationwide Rome Prize competition is Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Applications will also be accepted between November 2-15, 2016. 

The on-line application is available on the  American Academy in Rome website at www.aarome.org/apply

2017 Meeting Announcement

The 2017 meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific will be held March 16-18, 2017, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.   More information may be found at http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/events/map2017/

Registration for the Medieval Association of the Pacific conference will be available in November. The conference will open on Thursday, March 16, 2017, including an opening reception at the W.H. Hannon Library with a viewing of some of LMU's medieval and early-modern library holdings. The program on "The Media and the Medieval" will be on Thursday evening. The conference banquet will be on Friday, March 17. For the concluding event at the Getty Museum on the evening of Saturday, March 18, bus transportation will be provided at no cost for conference registrants.

 

ANZAMEMS 2017 Call for Papers

Please find below a CFP for the biennial conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, which will be held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, on 7-10 February 2017. The theme is mobility and exchange, and paper proposals are invited from all disciplinary/interdisciplinary perspectives. Paper proposals from graduate/postgraduate students are welcomed and there are a range of bursaries and prizes available to assist with their conference costs.

Feel free to circulate widely.

Best wishes,
E. Amanda McVitty
PhD Candidate/Lecturer, School of Humanities
Massey University, New Zealand

http://massey.academia.edu/AmandaMcVitty


Call For Papers: ANZAMEMS 2017, Wellington, 7-10 February 2017,

The biennial conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies will be held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, on 7-10 February 2017, on the theme of mobility and exchange.

Call for Papers: https://anzamems2017.wordpress.com/, Closing 1 September 2016

We welcome paper and panel proposals addressing any aspect of this theme, including:

  • social, cultural, and intellectual exchange
  • the circulation of texts, ideas, and people
  • commercial and mercantile exchange
  • legal interchange
  • transport and transportation
  • rural and urban mobilities
  • pilgrimage, exploration, and migration
  • transglobal and trans-temporal medievalisms and early modernisms

 

Plenary Speakers:

Dr Erin Griffey (Art History, Auckland), Professor
Martha Howell (History, Columbia), Professor Lorna Hutson (English
Literature, St Andrews), Professor Cary Nederman (Political Science,
Texas A&M University).

Conference Convenor: Sarah.Ross@vuw.ac.nz

Postgraduate Bursaries

There are a range of travel bursaries and prizes available to postgraduate students to assist with conference costs. For further information see https://anzamems2017.wordpress.com/bursaries-prizes/


Sponsors:

ARC Centre for the History of Emotions;
Early Modern Women’s Research Network, University of Newcastle;
W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy, Massey University;
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington;
Department of History and Art History, University of Otago;
and in partnership with the National Library of New Zealand.