Wednesday, 25 January 2012

CFP The Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium (OCICS)

The Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium (OCICS) is a biennial conference devoted to the interdisciplinary study of chronicles in the medieval and Early Modern periods. It provides a forum for discussions of historical and related texts written across a range of languages, periods and places. It seeks to strengthen the network of chronicle studies worldwide, and aims to encourage collaboration between researchers working in a variety of disciplines from around the globe.

The theme for the 2012 conference, which will take place at the University of Oxford from the 5-7 July, is ‘Bonds, Links, and Ties in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles’. Keynote addresses will be given by Prof Pauline Stafford (Liverpool), Dr Elizabeth van Houts (Cambridge), and Dr James Howard-Johnston (Oxford). The conference will take place at Oxford’s Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies.

Registration is £60 (full) or £50 (reduced). This includes lunch and refreshments on all three days. A limited number of bursaries will be available to assist graduate students with travel costs.

Call for Papers

Abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers of 20 minutes must be submitted to the organizers via e-mail (at by 31 January 2012.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•    genealogies (real or imagined)
•    family bonds
•    textual links
•    breaks and discontinuities
•    links between past, present, and future
•    ties of religion and faith
•    law, order, and disruption
•    oaths, promises, and betrayals
•    local, regional, and national identities
Please visit our website for more information:

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Yours faithfully,

The OCICS 2012 Organizing Committee.

CFP: Jornadas de Iniciación a la Investigación en Literaturas Hispánicas

The Spanish Literature Department of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid will be hosting its first Jornadas de Iniciación a la Investigación en Literaturas Hispánicas the days 18th and 19th of April of the current year. This symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to share and discuss their ideas with other young researchers and reputed scholars in the field of Spanish Literature.

20-25 min papers from MSt and DPhil students are welcome until the 15th of February 2012, as well as proposals by recent Doctors that have defended their dissertation during the course year 2010/2011. A maximum of fifteen papers will be selected for the symposium, which will be read by a member of the scientific committee before its presentation.After the celebration of the symposium, papers can be uploaded to the on-line repository E-Prints and it is highly likely that they will be published in a specialised journal.

Papers have to fit in at least one of the following categories:
  1. Editing now and in the past: this includes ecdotics, bibliography, history of the book, diachronic linguistics, hipertextual edition, etc.
  2. Tradition and transgression: literary tradition, subversion, minorities, etc.
  3. Interdisciplinary studies: the relation of Hispanic literature to other fields of study

More information about the symposium and the application procedure in any of the official blogs of the symposium: or (in Spanish).

Monday, 23 January 2012

Thursday 26th of January: Jennifer Rushworth leads a discussion on Medieval melancholia

Saturday, 7 January 2012

"Biblia y Celestina": a searchable on-line database of biblical quotations in "Celestina"

Yesterday, 6th of January 2012, I3MS co-founder Amaranta Saguar García presented officially the on-line project "Biblia y Celestina" associated to her doctoral research. This presentation was part of the roundtable "Digital Humanities and Hispanism" organised by Kyra Kietrys (Davidson College) for the 127th MLA Convention that is taking place this weekend in Seattle.

Amaranta has decided to share a video of her presentation with all of us, which can be found too at Enjoy it!

A slightly more complete presentation can be found at too, in which some technical details are given and important updates are announced. Do not hesitate to comment!
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