The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its third biennial conference to be held June 15-16, 2018 in London. Deadline: 1st March 2018.
This is a new series edited by Routledge:
“Titles in the Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism Series address the discursive constructions of religious dissent and the practices of radical movements in the early modern world. The series transcends traditional national and confessional historiographies to examine early modern religious culture as a dynamic system that was essential in forging complex identities and encouraging dialogue among them. The editors seek manuscripts that consider questions of dissent, radicalism, dissidence, libertinism, heresy, and heterodoxy, and examine these themes historically as socio-cultural constructions”, see https://emodir.hypotheses.org/emodir-routledge-series
Xenia von Tippelskirch
EMODIR, The Research Group in Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism now has a research blog on the blogging platform hypotheses.org.
You can follow their activities on: https://emodir.hypotheses.org/
The IJBS Regional Day conference entitled ‘Remembrance and Re-appropriation: Shaping Dissenting Identities’ will take place this year Friday 13 April 2018 at Keel University (Staffordshire).
Plenary Speakers: Johanna Harris (Exeter) and John Coffey (Leicester).
For the conference programme and registration please click here.
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Research Associate – The Correspondence of Daniel Defoe (1 year fixed term)
Grade 7 Starting salary £32,004
Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate. This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to work on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project entitled ‘The Correspondence of Daniel Defoe’. The project will produce a new scholarly edition for Cambridge University Press of the letters of Defoe (1660-1731) and investigate the literary, personal, and political contexts of Defoe’s correspondence and related writings.
The successful candidate will undertake archival and bibliographic research into primary and secondary materials relating to Defoe’s life and writings. This involves conducting archival work in England and Scotland to source and transcribe primary materials. You will have the opportunity to communicate findings to academic and other audiences at conferences along with assisting in the planning of training events and public engagement activities.
Applicants must a have a PhD in literature or history (ideally with a focus on the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries) or equivalent qualification, and experience of planning and conducting research activities including collecting and analysing data. To be successful you must have excellent communication skills, with a professional and flexible approach to work and be skilled in writing high quality reports and other research documentation.
The post is available for 1 year with an expected start date of the 1st September 2017.
For full post details please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies
Closing date for applications: 15th May 2017
Interviews will be held 9th June 2017
Post reference: KU00000451
CALL FOR PAPERS:
‘Devotional Writing in Print and Manuscript in Early Modern England, 1558-1700’
University of Warwick, Monday 26 June 2017, Ramphal Building
Emeritus Prof Bernard Capp (Warwick) and Dr Johanna Harris (Exeter)
‘Devotional Writing in Print and Manuscript’ is a major multi-disciplinary conference, hosted by the University of Warwick’s English Department in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, the Humanities Research Centre and the Early Modern Forum. Contributions are invited from established scholars and postgraduate students alike. Publication of a selection of papers is envisioned.
Themes for papers may include (but are not limited to): literary, visual. political, theological, historical, material, musical, polemical or any other treatments of the topics of devotional writing in print or manuscript in the context of reformation-era England.
These may include:
- Piety of the Household/Neighbourhood
- Children, Catechism and Memory
- Temptation/Possession/Conversion Narratives
- Fasts/Feasts/Thanksgiving Days
- Prayer Books/Church Books/Book of Sports
- Psalmody versus Hymnody
- Playhouses, the Pulpit, and the Theatre of the Word
- Sick-bed/Death-bed Accounts (ars moriendi)
- Godly Missives and Communal Correspondences
- Religious Iconography/Graffiti/Objects
- Biblicism versus Fanaticism
- Spiritual Manuals and/or Cases of Conscience
Please send abstracts/panel proposals of no more than 300 words for a 20-minute paper (along with a brief biography) by 30 April 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, see: https://devotionalwritinginprintandmanuscriptinearlymodernengland.com
The Junto is a group blog made up of junior early Americanists—graduate students and junior faculty—dedicated to providing content of general interest to other early Americanists and those interested in early American history, as well as a forum for discussion of relevant historical and academic topics.
The registration is open for:
PRISONS AND PRISON WRITING IN EARLY MODERN BRITAIN
A Regional Day Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, organized in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, and Northumbria University
Northumbria University, Newcastle, Monday 10 April 2017
For the programme and registration details, click here.