EMSI Bulletin Board

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  • ARC Centre Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Queensland

    Application deadline: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 5pm

    The University of Queensland is seeking to appoint two three-year post-doctoral research fellows. The successful appointees will develop a research project, within the ‘Meanings’ Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE), broadly related to any aspect of the history of emotions in any field of English literature from, roughly, the twelfth through to the eighteenth centuries.

    The successful appointee will develop a research project, within the ‘Meanings’ Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE), broadly related to any aspect of the history of emotions in any field of English literature from, roughly, the twelfth through to the eighteenth centuries. The position-holder will be expected to undertake a plan of high-quality research and publication, as well as organising activities in support of the program and the Centre. Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant field of English literature.

    For more information about the position, or to apply online: http://uqjobs.uq.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=495850&sReferrer=home&lApplicationSubSourceID=&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=&lCategoryID=&lBrandID=&sJobNo=495850&sKeywords=495850&stp=AW&sLanguage=en

    For more information about the position, please contact Professor Peter Holbrook by email p.holbrook@uq.edu.au or telephone +61 7 336 53215.

  • ARC Centre Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, University of Adelaide

    Application deadline: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 5pm

    The University of Adelaide is seeking to appoint two three-year post-doctoral research fellows, one in Early Modern Europe (1500-1700) and one in the Emotional History of Law, Government, and Society in Britain (1700-1830). These appointments will focus on the ‘Change’ Program, investigating the drivers of change in society-wide emotional regimes, and the power of collective emotions to produce major cultural, social, political and economic change. The appointments are full-time and commence at the beginning of 2015.

    For more information about the position and to apply online, please visit: http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/492357/research-fellowship-in-early-modern-europe-15001700

    For more information, please contact Professor David Lemmings at david.lemmings@adelaide.edu.au or by phone +61 8 8313 5614. For general application inquiries please contact Jacquie Bennett (jacquie.bennett@adelaide.edu.au)

  • Materialities, Texts and Images Workshop: Knowledge and the Cultivation of Tastes in the Eighteenth Century

    Monday, June 2, 2014
    California Institute of Technology
    Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
    All day

    Materialities, Texts and Images is a new collaboration between Caltech and The Huntington Library, designed to bring together scholars with interests in materiality, drawing on the strengths of the scholars based at both institutions, and the Huntington collections.

    This one-day workshop will interrogate the interplay in the eighteenth century between the cultivation of taste and the making of knowledge in a period when - according to many- the key modern disciplines, practices and institutions for forging both came into being. The participants come from a range of disciplines and will consider questions about taste and knowledge from a range of disciplinary perspectives and with a similarly wide range of material, textual and visual resources. There will be five invited speakers from the U.S. and across the world, along with a roundtable panel of leading scholars from Southern California.

    The invited speakers and their papers will be:

    Timothy Costelloe (Department of Philosophy, William and Mary College)
    Elizabeth Eger (Department of English, King's College London)
    Matthew Hunter (Department of Art History & Communication Studies,
    McGill University)
    Michael Yonan (University of Missouri, Columbia, and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study)
    Joanna Stalnaker (Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University)

    Space will be very limited for this event, so if you would like to attend, please RSVP to wraggem@hss.caltech.edu at your earliest convenience. More information about this event, including the workshop program, will be available at http://mti.caltech.edu/events/41978.

  • Why History Matters: Historians in Unexpected Places

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    The Autry National Center
    4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles CA 90027

    Beyond contributing to educational institutions, historians have a role to play in national parks, the entertainment industry, military policy, and many other aspects of contemporary society. Offering a wide-ranging look at history in the public realm, panelists include Eric John Abrahamson, President of Vantage Point Historical Services, Mellissa Betts, Vice President of Genealogica and producer of Who Do You Think You Are?, Lt. Col. Mike Richardson of the Naval Postgraduate School, and Ann Huston, Chief of Cultural Resources, Channel Islands National Park. Introductory remarks by James Grossman, Executive Director of American Historical Association David N. Myers, Chair of UCLA History Department. Moderated by Stephen Aron, Professor of History, UCLA, and the Autry Institute’s Chair of Western History, this discussion is part of the UCLA History Department’s Why History Matters series.

    Admission is free. Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket online.

  • Political Opposition in Early Modern Europe & the Turn Toward Modernity

    A joint USC-UCLA graduate seminar in European History convened by Jacob Soll (USC) and Margaret Jacob (UCLA) in Fall 2014.

    Session: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 to Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2pm to 5pm

    We aim to explore opposition movements from the Italian city-states of the 16th century to the absolute monarchies of the 18th century, also with attention to developments in England and the Dutch Republic. Finally, we intend to foucs on the opposition to the first successful opposition movement, the reaction to the French Revolution, and the emergence of right wing, and extreme right, politics during the 1790s and beyond.


    This graduate seminar is hosted by both USC and UCLA and gives credits in both.  Transportation to the Clark Library will be provided.  For more information, please contact Jacob Soll (soll@usc.edu) or Margaret Jacob (mjacob@history.ucla).

  • Summer Session in Intermediate Latin (LA 20) at UCLA

    Session: June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
    Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 11:30am
    Instructor: Grace Gillies

    This course will offer intensive review of grammar and will serve as a bridge to reading courses in Latin authors.  The course will begin with the final chapters and readings of the textbook Learn to Read Latin by Keller and Russell, and transition to reading selections of Caesar, Cicero, Pliny, Catallus, Vergil, and Ovid. The course is intended as preparation for more advanced reading courses in Latin authors and texts.

    Please visit this link for enrollment instructions. Non-UCLA students may enroll beginning March 1, 2014.

  • 2014 California Rare Book School Courses

    CalRBS will be offering nine courses during Weeks 1 and 2 (August 4-15, 2014) in Los Angeles, and three courses during Week 3 (November 3-7, 2014) in San Francisco and Berkeley.

    There are no deadlines for course applications, as each course remains open until it is full (maximum 12 students). However, there are scholarships funded by multiple sources that have two application deadlines. The first is June 15 for Weeks 1 and 2, and the second is August 15 for Week 3. See the CalRBS Website (www.calrbs.org) for details and application forms.

    Scholarships for mid-career librarians will be available once again in 2014. Apply by the scholarship application deadlines. These scholarships are made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.


  • GA-EMS Call for Members

    Join GA-EMS as a way of furthering your professional and intellectual
    development and connecting with other USC graduate students from all areas of early modern study.  Read the Frequently Asked Questions and the GA-EMS Constitution for more information, and contact gaems@usc.edu to enroll!

  • Rutgers British Studies Center

    (RBSC) supports a rich variety of programming—lectures, conferences, seminars, workshops, and roundtables—dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of British history and culture.