CSM Treasurer

CSM Treasurer



The Long Eighth Century: papers in commemoration of the 1200th anniversary of the death of Charlemagne [a joint session sponsored 
by the Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Society of Medievalists]

Perhaps more than any other political leader in the Middle Ages, Charlemagne was responsible for fusing Germanic and Latin cultures 
in the creation of a culturally distinct 'Europe'.  This session invites papers which look at aspects of western European history in 
the age of Pippin and Charlemagne, prior to the latter's death in 814.

Abstracts of 250 words, along with a short CV and contact information, should be sent by OCTOBER 18th, 2013 to:  John Osborne, OD FASS, Carleton 
University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6; or  preferably by E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SÉANCE  SPÉCIALE, CONGRÈS 2014 (Université Brock, le 26 mai 2014)

« Le long VIIIe siècle : études en commémoration du 1200e anniversaire de la mort de Charlemagne »
(séance organisée conjointement par la Société canadienne des médiévistes et la Société historique du Canada)

Plus qu’aucun autre souverain du Moyen Âge, Charlemagne a été à l’origine d’une civilisation distincte de dimensions européennes caractérisée par un métissage des cultures germaniques et latines. Pour cette séance, nous sommes à la recherche de contributions sur des aspects originaux de l’histoire européenne à l’époque de Pépin le Bref et de Charlemagne jusqu’à la mort de ce dernier en 814.

Les personnes intéressées devront envoyer un résumé de moins de 250 mots avec un court CV et leurs coordonnées, AVANT LE 18 OCTOBRE 2013 (préférablement par courriel), à :

M. John Osborne
Carleton  University,
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6
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Announcing the Toronto Old English Colloquium on Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Session one (9:30-11:00)
Joyce Hill (University of Leeds): Mapping the Intellectual Landscape: the Risks and Rewards of Source Study
Chair: Sarah Keefer (Trent University)

Session two (11:15-12:45)
Andy Orchard (University of Toronto): The Originality of Andreas
Chair: Robin Norris (Carleton University)

Session three (2:15-3:45)
Peter Buchanan (University of Toronto): The Phoenix: Singularity in Translation
David Wilton (University of Toronto): The Birdhouse in Your Soul: Avian Imagery in the Exeter Book
Chair: Antonette diPaolo Healey (University of Toronto)

Session four (4:00-5:30)
Manish Sharma (Concordia University): The Wanderer's Unhappy Consciousness: Mediating Loss in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Chair: Robin Waugh (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Reception to follow

All sessions will take place at the Centre for Medieval Studies, Room 310
All are welcome

For more information, please contact Fabienne Michelet (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Megan Cavell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

This event would not be possible without the generous support of the Centre for Medieval Studies, Trinity College, the Department of English, the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto


Two fully funded positions in medieval history are now available in connection with a project examining Jerusalem as a holy site for Christians by the medieval Franciscan Order:


Ideal candidates may come from a medieval history background, but the fields of art history, religion, literature, and archaeology are equally germane so long as candidates are able to access Latin and other medieval texts.

Please forward!


G. Geltner
Professor of Medieval History
Director, Center for Medieval Studies

University of Amsterdam
Faculty of Humanities
Department of History, Archeology, and Region Studies

PC Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134 | 1012 VB Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 525 4662

I am pleased to announce that funding has become available here at Swansea University for two PhD studentships focusing on aspects of the literary, spiritual and historical landscapes of Wales and its borderlands during the Middle Ages and we very much welcome a gender focus. Full details of this opportunity can be found on the College of Arts and Humanities website at: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/graduate-centre/fully-funded-studentships-2012-13/ . I would be grateful if you would pass this information on to anybody whom you think may be interested.

Dr Liz Herbert McAvoy
Reader Gender Studies and Medieval Literature
Chair Postgraduate Taught Master's Studies
College of Arts and Humanities
Swansea University