Announcements

This page lists all CSM/SCM announcements, such as prize winners and congress updates.

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The Canadian Society of Medievalists would like to remind scholars of the Margaret Wade Labarge Book Prize. Submissions for the 2017 Labarge Prize (books published in 2016) should have 3 copies of eligible books sent to the committee chair, Kenna Olsen, to the mail address below by 15 April 2017: Dr. Kenna Olsen Department of English, Languages, and Cultures Mount Royal University 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 6K6 Eligibility: Any book in the field of medieval studies (including monographs, editions, translations, and other categories as determined by the Prize Committee), authored or co-authored, translated or co-translated,…
For the up-to-date program for the 2017 conference, please download the PDF.
Penelope Reed Doob Professor Penelope Reed Doob passed away in Toronto on Saturday, March 11. Prof. Reed Doob joined York in 1969. She was a professor of English and Dance, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in those departments, as well as in the Graduate Programs in Women’s Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. Prof. Reed Doob was chair of the Department of Dance from 2001 to 2006 and was the overseas supervisor for the PhD Program in Dance. She also held a number of other senior positions in academic administration, serving as Associate Principal, Academic at Glendon (1981-85), Associate Vice President,…
The Canada section of Ménestrel's directory of medieval studies programs, resources, and associations has recently been updated! You can see the updates here. Corrections and additions welcome!
The Canadian Society of Medievalists would like to remind scholars of the Margaret Wade Labarge Book Prize. Submissions for the 2017 Labarge Prize (books published in 2016) should have 3 copies of eligible books sent to the committee chair, Kenna Olsen, to the mail address below by 15 April 2017: Dr. Kenna Olsen Department of English, Languages, and Cultures Mount Royal University 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 6K6 Eligibility: Any book in the field of medieval studies (including monographs, editions, translations, and other categories as determined by the Prize Committee), authored or co-authored, translated or co-translated,…
Canadian Society of Medievalists Annual Meeting Congress 2017 – CALL FOR PAPERS 27-29 MAY 2017 RYERSON UNIVERSITY TORONTO, ON The special theme for this year’s Congress is “From Far & Wide: The Next 150 Years/L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir”, but papers for the CSM Annual Meeting can address any topic on medieval studies. Proposals for complete sessions are also invited, and special sessions seeking speakers include: 1. Medieval art and architecture; 2. 1417: The deposition of Avignon Pope Benedict XIII and the end of the Great Western Schism. Papers may be delivered in either English or French, and…
The 2016 Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize The competition for The 2016 Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize for Medieval Studies is currently open. This prize will be awarded to an outstanding dissertation in any field of medieval studies. The dissertation must be written by a Canadian or by someone resident in Canada. Entries are adjudicated by the Dissertation Prize Committee, a subcommittee of the Canadian Society of Medievalists (CSM). The prize consists of a cash award as well as a membership in the CSM for three years. Members automatically receive copies of the journal Florilegium and the CSM's newsletter “Scrinium.” For the…
The Digital Tools for Manuscript Study project website is now live! You can find it here: https://digitaltoolsmss.library.utoronto.ca. 
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