Medieval games come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from real-time strategy to open-world RPGs and everything in between. Most gamers have played at least one medieval-themed title in t...
Law and (Dis)Order The Forty-Fourth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium April 13-14, 2018 The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Call for Papers: The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites papers exploring aspects of law, order, disorder and resistance in all aspects of medieval cultures. This includes legal codes, social order, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, poetic or artistic form, gender construction, racial divisions, scientific and philosophical order, the history of popular rebellion, and other ways of conceptualizing our theme. Papers should be twenty minutes in length, and commentary is traditionally provided for each paper presented. We invite papers from all disciplines, and encourage contributions from medievalists working on any geographic area. A seminar will also seek contributions; please look for its separate CFP soon. Participants in the Colloquium are generally limited to holders of a Ph.D. and those currently in a Ph.D. program. Please submit an abstract (approx. 250 words) and brief c.v., via our website (medievalcolloquium.sewanee.edu), no later than 26 October 2017. If you wish to propose a session, please submit abstracts and vitae for all participants in the session. Completed papers, including notes, will be due no later than 13 March 2018. Call for Sub-Themes: The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites proposals for panel themes engaging with forms of law, order, disorder and resistance in all aspects of medieval cultures. These sub-themes address a particular aspect of our general theme, and could be the basis for either one or two panels. As a rule of thumb, panel themes should be broad enough to encourage numerous applicants, and interdisciplinary proposals are particularly encouraged. Possibilities include the development of legal systems, the ordering of history writing, resistance to forms of social control, the development of particular artistic or poetic forms, the ordering of manuscripts, the concept of the will, systems of gender difference, scientific laws, orders of creation, and conflict or exchange between different social, religious, or ethnic groups. If a panel theme is accepted, organizers will be responsible for selecting participants (from abstracts submitted through this website by October 26, 2017) and choosing a commenter (a well-established expert in the field) to respond to the papers at the panel session. Panel theme proposals should include a description/rationale of the panel theme, a list of possible commenters (organizers may serve as commenters), and the CVs of the organizers, and are due July 27, 2017. Participants in the Colloquium are generally limited to holders of a Ph.D. and those currently in a Ph.D. program. For more information, contact: Dr. Matthew W. Irvin Director, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
From the later decades of the 13th century to the middle decades of the 15th century profound changes occurred across the entire land mass of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Although the story in the United...
Job Opening at CMRS Requisition Number: 25897 Job Title: EDITOR, PRINCIPAL Working Title: Publications Manager Department Name: 0800-MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE STUDIES CTR Job Summary Statement: The Publications Manager is responsible for all aspects of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) publications program, including: negotiating agreements and contracts, identifying potential authors, contributors, or publishers; critically evaluating manuscript submissions and directing them to editorial board members or readers for peer-review; editing, proof-reading, and translating manuscripts for publication; and overseeing the publication production from manuscript submission to the delivery of digital print-ready files to the publisher. CMRS's internationally acclaimed publications include: Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies (a scholarly journal published in three 400-page issues per year); Cursor Mundi: Viator Studies of the Medieval and Early Modern World (a series of book-length works, three to five volumes published per year); Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (a graduate student journal published annually), and the International Encyclopedia for the Middle Ages Online (approximately 100,000 words of text translated and edited per year).
As an integral member of the CMRS team, the Publications Manager works closely with: 1) the CMRS Director and faculty to develop and implement new publication projects and digital publishing initiatives, as well as to provide them with one-to-one editorial assistance; 2) the CMRS Assistant Director to plan publication-related budgets and programming; 3) the Program Coordinator to integrate publications into CMRS's conferences and events; 4) the CMRS Publicity and Technical Specialist to promote CMRS publications through the web, social media, and other digital technologies; and 5) the CMRS Financial Analyst to process revenue deposits and royalty and payments to readers and assistant editors.
Percentage of Time: 100 Shift Start: 8:00 am Shift End: 5:00 pm
Qualifications for Position:
Detailed knowledge of one or more areas of research relevant to medieval, Renaissance, and/or early modern studies. PhD or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Required
Minimum of three years of experience editing for style, content, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Required
Excellent written and oral English language skills, with expert knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and style. Required
Ability to critically evaluate manuscripts for content, value, logic, and accuracy. Required
Ability to critically evaluate manuscripts written in at least one language other than English (French, German, Italian, or Spanish preferred). Preferred
Working knowledge of Latin, French, and German. Preferred
Published author of articles or books relevant to medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies. Preferred
Detailed knowledge of standard copy-editing procedures to prepare manuscripts for publication. Required
Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to discern errors and inconsistencies in printed and digital content. Required
Utilize word processing and publication software (e.g., MSWord, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, WordPress, etc.) with a high degree of competence. Required
Utilize software to prepare images and illustrations for publication. Required
Experience negotiating author's agreements and publication contracts. Preferred
Ability to keep accurate records of publication sales, royalties, expenses, and subscriptions to stay within budget. Required
Knowledge of UCLA Sales and Service account budgeting and reporting requirements. Can be trained
Skill writing effective marketing and promotional copy to generate interest in publications and to expand customer base. Required
Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, students, authors, co-workers and staff. Required
Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks. Required
Highly motivated and able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and problem solve independently. Required
Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Required
Ability to travel four or five times a year to professional meetings. Required
Application Deadline: 06-18-2017
Special Instructions: Please submit three (3) writing samples. Candidates may be required to complete an editing test if interviewed.
The targeted salary range for this position is between $56,508 and $62,000 per year.
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The thirteenth century saw the reigns of several rulers ill-equipped for the task of government, decried not as tyrants but incompetents. Sancho II of Portugal (1223–48), his critics said, let his k...
All of these books being reviewed build on a recent history of the study of illuminated manuscripts that has grown in momentum in tandem with the age of post-analogue reproduction to become the world of the modern facsimile and digital database. ... See MoreSee Less
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