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Newsletter 17

7 July, 2016

8th International Conference, The Medieval Chronicle / Die mittelalterliche Chronik / La Chronique au Moyen Age, 10–14 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The Organisers

Isabel de Barros Dias – Universidade Aberta, Lisboa
Maria João Branco – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Carlos Carreto – Universidade Aberta, Lisboa
Ana Paiva Morais – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Margarida Alpalhão – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Rodrigo Furtado – Universidade de Lisboa

For more information write to: Isabel de Barros Dias – Isabel.Dias[at]uab.pt

Website of the conference:

https://ielt.fcsh.unl.pt/pt/congressos-coloquios-jornadas/2010

Please, note that the website is not complete yet; links to information on enrollment and accommodation will be set up as soon as possible

Keynote speakers include:

Professor Georges Martin (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Professor Hermengildo Fernandes (Universidade de Lisboa)
Professor Inés Fernández-Ordóñez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Professor Peter Linehan (University of Cambridge)
Professor José Carlos Miranda (Universidade do Porto)
Professor Maria do Rosário Ferreira (Universidade de Coimbra)

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The Medieval Chronicle Series

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Permanent 50 per cent Discount for MCS members

As announced in Newsletter 15, the volumes of The Medieval Chronicle are now published by Brill Publishers.

Members of the MCS are offered a permanent discount of 50 per cent on any volumes of MedChron if these are ordered directly from the publisher at:

http://www.brill.com/products/series/medieval-chronicle

To obtain the discount price use the discount code: 70257.

The Medieval Chronicle 10 has now appeared and is available from the publisher:

http://www.brill.com/products/book/medieval-chronicle-x

The Medieval Chronicle 11 – This will include many of the papers presented at the 2014 conference in Liverpool; beside that it will have another review and possobly an edition of a short chronicle.

Deadline for vol. 12: 1 March 2017.

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Call for Papers – “What is premodern urban historiography?” (See attachment)

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New Publications

General

The Medieval Review

For those who do not know The Medieval Review, here is some information, taken from their website. It is an open access (free) journal of reviews, which since 1993 has been publishing reviews of current work in all areas of Medieval Studies, a field it interprets as broadly as possible. The electronic medium allows for very rapid publication of reviews, and provides a computer searchable archive of past reviews, both of which are of great utility to scholars and students around the world.

http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr

England

The Prose Brut and Other Late Medieval Chronicles. Books have their Histories. Essays in Honour of Lister M. Matheson Edited by Jaclyn Rajsic, Erik Kooper and Dominique Hoche. Manuscript Culture in the British Isles. York Medieval Oress, 2016. Pp. 246. Hardback, £ 60.

The histories of chronicles composed in England during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and onwards, especially texts belonging to or engaging with the Prose Brut tradition, are the focus of this volume. The contributors examine the composition, dissemination and reception of historical texts written in Anglo-Norman, Latin and English, including the Prose Brut chronicle (c. 1300 and later), Castleford’s Chronicle (c. 1327), and Nicholas Trevet’s Les Cronicles (c. 1334), looking at questions of the processes of writing, rewriting, printing and editing history. They cross traditional boundaries of subject and period, taking multi-disciplinary approaches to their studies in order to underscore the (shifting) historical, social and political contexts in which medieval English chronicles were used and read from the fourteenth century through to the present day. As such, the volume honours the pioneering work of the late Professor Lister M. Matheson, whose research in this area demonstrated that a full understanding of medieval historical literature demands attention to both the content of the works in question and to the material circumstances of producing those works.

Members of the MCS are entitled to a special discount for this book: £45.00/$74.25. This offer ends 31 July 2016. When ordering please quote the reference: 16100. The discount applies to direct orders only, therefore order at:

https://boydellandbrewer.com/the-prose-brut-and-other-late-medieval-chronicles-hb.html.

France

Pierre Courroux, L’Écriture de l’histoire dans les chroniques françaises (XIIe-XVe siècle), Classiques Garnier. Paris, 2016. Pp. 1024.

(see : http://www.classiques-garnier.com/editions/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page= shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_garnier.tpl&product_id=2439&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1)

Germany

Volker Honemann, ‘Franziskanische Geschichtsschreibung.’ In Von den Anfängen bis zur Reformation. Hg. Volker Honemann. Geschichte der Sächsischen Franziskanerprovinz von der Gründung bis zum Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts, Bd. 1. Paderborn: Schöningh 2015. Pp. 978. (Pp. 731-844).

The volume also contains articles on Franciscan Reforms (15th and 16th C.), Books and Libraries,  and Literature.

Volker Honemann, ‘Der heilige Jakobus als Retter aus Meeresgefahr. Spanienzug und Santiagobesuch Philipps des Schönen von Habsburg (1506) in einem Lied des Peter Frey, im “Weißkunig” Kaiser Maximilians und in zwei niederländischen Historienliedern. Mit einer Neuedition von Freys Lied.’ In Jakobus und die Anderen. Mirakel, Lieder und Reliquien. Hgg. Volker Honemann / Hedwig Röckelein. Jakobus-Studien 21. Tübingen: Narr, 2015. Pp. 101-22.

[In the same volume] Robert Plötz, ‘De miraculi totus plenus conchilibus genesi et traditione. Die Mirakelerzählung von der Jakobus-Muschel und die Verehrung des Jacobus Maior auf der iberischen Halbinsel.’ Pp. 15-64 (dealing with basque and portuguese chronicles).

Poland

Recent publication of a monographic issue of the Acta Poloniae Historica, dedicated to medieval historiography:

STUDIES ON MEDIEVAL HISTORIOGRAPHY

Maciej Eder, In Search of the Author of Chronica Polonorum Ascribed to Gallus Anonymus: A Stylometric Reconnaissance

Adam Krawiec, The Concept of Space in the Chronicle of Gallus Anonymus, the Mental Geography of Its Author, and Their Signifi cance for the Controversy on His Place of Origin

Zenon Kałuża and Dragos Calma, The Philosophical Reading of Master Vincentius

Rafał Rutkowski, The Platonic Concept of the Memory of Ancient Deeds in the Chronicles of Master Vincentius and Theodoricus the Monk

Paweł Żmudzki, New Versions of the Tales of Gallus Anonymus in the Chronicle of Master Vincentius

Jakub Kujawiński, Commenting on Historical Writings in Medieval Latin Europe: A Reconnaissance

Robert Kasperski, Ethnicity, Ethnogenesis, and the Vandals: Some Remarks on a Theory of Emergence of the Barbarian gens

Antoni T. Grabowski, From Castration to Misogyny. Meaning of Liudprand of Cremona’s Humour

Zofia Anuszkiewicz, The Communal Ideology in Giovanni Villani’s Nuova cronica

The articles are available free of charge at the Journal webside:

http://www.aph-ihpan.edu.pl/index.php/pl/zeszyty/spisy-tresci/2-uncategorised/24-volume-112.html

Portugal/Spain

See the article by Robert Plötz, under Germany

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Obituary – Professor Peter Noble (University of Reading, UK)

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Professor Peter Noble, on 31 May 2016. From the very beginning he was one of the important supporters of the Medieval Chronicle Conferences. He attended the first three (in Utrecht) and co-organized the fourth at his home university, where for many years he was a central figure in the life of the Department of French Studies, which he joined as a young lecturer in 1966 and of which he was Head of Department between 1991 and 1999.

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New Websites

Utrecht chronicles online

If you want to know the origin of our logo, the two entwined little dragons, here is the place to look.

On the 2nd of June 2015 the Utrecht Archives (UA) and the University Library of Utrecht (UL) launched a new website which presents eight Utrecht chronicles online: utrechtsekronieken.nl. The eight chronicles are from manuscripts held by either institution. All of them have been digitized, and are complemented by a transcription and in most cases also a translation in Dutch. The latter can be consulted online side by side, and can be searched electronically. Each chronicle is introduced by short texts with information about the institution where it was written, the author, the manuscript, provenance and literature, all in Dutch. The eight chronicles (or chronological texts) are: Catalogus Episcoporum, the ‘official’ list of the bishops of Utrecht and their deeds (covering the period 695-1364 / 1496); Bella Campestria, the battles between the bishops of Utrecht and counts of Holland (1018-1301); Chronicle of the Convent (Vrouwenklooster) near Utrecht (1130 / 1421-1583); Chronicle of the monastery of St Nicolas (Nicolaasklooster) in Utrecht, in two versions (1337-1477); Chronicle of the Carthusian monastery near Utrecht, in two versions, and with a separate text on the foundation of the chapel (1391-1407 / 1438); Chronicle of the monastery in `t Gein to the south of Utrecht (1423-1574); Bellum Traiectinum on the war between Utrecht and Guelders (1525-8); and Aernout van Buchell’s Diarium, a description and history of the city of Utrecht from the Roman times until c. 1630.

For more information:

Bart Jaski, keeper of manuscripts, University Library of Utrecht (B.Jaski@uu.nl)

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Medieval Chronicles from Wales

http://croniclau.bangor.ac.uk/chronicles.php.en

On this site you will find a brief description of most of the Welsh medieval chronicles, both those in Latin and those in Welsh. Each entry contains information about these chronicles, a list of references to editions and discussions, as well as some useful links. For more general links, go to the Useful Links tab in the main menu.

The Harleian Chronicle (A-text of the Annales Cambriae)

The Breviate Chronicle (B-text of the Annales Cambriae)

The Cottonian Chronicle (C-text of the Annales Cambriae)

Epitome Historiae Britanniae

Cronicon de Wallia

Chronica ante aduentum domini

O Oes Gwrtheyrn

Brut y Tywysogion, Peniarth MS 20 Version

Brut y Tywysogion, Llyfr Coch Hergest/Red Book of Hergest Version

Brenhinedd y Saesson

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Brief Notices

Boydell & Brewer’s Medieval Chronicles Series

Prospective editors of medieval chronicles are invited to contact Dan Embree, Editor of Boydell and Brewer’s Medieval Chronicles Series, at sothsegger@comcast.net or croiniceoir@gmail.com, to discuss projects. We encourage discussions at any stage from vague stirrings to substantial drafts. We are interested in editions of medieval texts in various languages, of collections of short, related texts, and of  previously (but inadequately) edited texts.

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Research Stipends

Notre Dame’s programs for visiting medievalists (from Julia Marvin)

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame has several year-long and short-term programs for visiting scholars, including an A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies (for faculty at US institutions), Stipends for Short-term Postdoctoral Research, Stipends for Ambrosiana Microfilms Collection Research,  and the SIEPM Fellowship in Medieval Philosophy. For more information, see

http://www.nd.edu/~medinst/funding/funding.html

Notre Dame has substantial collections of microfilms and facsimiles, which may be searched here:

http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_microfilms/
http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_facs/

http://homepages-nw.uni-regensburg.de/~dug22463/FAZ_22May2011_p60-63.PDF

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MCS Twitter Account

The Medieval Chronicle Society has a Twitter account to accompany its website. The account is being run by Professor Sarah Peverley (University of Liverpool) and will be used to provide short updates about chronicle conferences and symposia (which have reached the ‘call for papers’ stage), large funded research projects involving medieval chronicles, and newly published editions and/or monographs on chronicles. If members would like Professor Peverley to ‘tweet’ about any of the above on their behalf please contact her at S.Peverley[at]liv.ac.uk. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters and to avoid being overwhelmed with requests Professor Peverley will only ‘tweet’ about publications and events that are chronicle related. The Twitter account is
@medievalchron so please follow us and spread the word.

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For information contact: Dr Erik Kooper, Dept of English, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, E-mail: e.s.kooper[at]uu.nl

Newsletter 16

28 January, 2016

8th International Conference
The Medieval Chronicle / Die mittelalterliche Chronik / La Chronique au Moyen Age
10–14 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The Organisers

Isabel de Barros Dias – Universidade Aberta, Lisboa

Maria João Branco – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Carlos Carreto – Universidade Aberta, Lisboa

Ana Paiva Morais – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Margarida Alpalhão – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Rodrigo Furtado – Universidade de Lisboa

For more information write to: Isabel de Barros Dias – Isabel.Dias@uab.pt

Four keynote speakers have already accepted the invitation to give a plenary address:

– Hermengildo Fernandes – Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras (Medieval History)

– Georges Martin – Paris, Sorbonne / e-Spania Journal  (Literature / ‘Civilisation’)

– Inés Fernández-Ordóñez – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Literature / Linguistics)

– Peter Linehan – Cambridge University (Medieval History)

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The Medieval Chronicle Society (MCS)

The Medieval Chronicle Society is an international and interdisciplinary organisation founded to facilitate the work of scholars interested in medieval chronicles, or more generally medieval historiography.

Alongside annals, chronicles were the main genre of historical writing in the Middle Ages. Consequently they have always been of great importance to historians. The extent to which they are also of interest to students of medieval literature or of historical linguistics was only fully realised in the latter part of the twentieth century. Since many chronicles are illustrated, they are also a fruitful object of study for art historians.

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The Medieval Chronicle Series

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Permanent 50 per cent Discount for MCS members

As announced in Newsletter 15, the volumes of The Medieval Chronicle are now published by Brill Publishers. As from vol. 10 a few things will therefore be different, e.g. the layout will be made to conform to Brill’s house style. However, for Brill continuity is a key concept, and any changes will be as few as possible.

Members of the MCS are offered a permanent discount of 50 per cent on any volumes of MedChron if these are ordered directly from the publisher at: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?SerieId=MC .

To obtain the discount price use the discount code: 70257.

The Medieval Chronicle 10 – Complete; to appear early in 2016.

The Medieval Chronicle 11 and 12 – They will include many of the papers presented at the 2014 conference in Liverpool, but of course members of the MCS are welcome to submit essays or short text editions as well.

Deadline for vol. 11: 1 January 2016.

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New Publications

General

Bak, Janos M., and Ivan Jurkovic, eds. Chronicon: Medieval Narrative Sources. A Chronological Guide with Introductory Essays. Turnhout: Brepols, 2013. Pp. 493. €85.00. ISBN: 978-250-3548-333.

Reviewed by Chris Given-Wilson (University of St Andrews), The Medieval Review, 2 April 2015.

McCarthy, T. J. H., ed. and trans. Chronicles of the Investiture Contest: Frutolf of Michelsberg and His Continuators. Manchester Medieval Sources. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 324. $34.95. ISBN: 978-0-7190-8469-0.

Reviewed by Uta-Renate Blumenthal (The Catholic University of America), The Medieval Review, 7 mei 2015.

The Medieval Review

For those who do not know The Medieval Review, here is some information, taken from their website. It is an open access (free) journal, which since 1993 has been publishing reviews of current work in all areas of Medieval Studies, a field it interprets as broadly as possible. The electronic medium allows for very rapid publication of reviews, and provides a computer searchable archive of past reviews, both of which are of great utility to scholars and students around the world.

http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr

Cyprus

The Chronicle of Amadi. Trans. from the Italian by Nicholas Coureas and Peter Edbury. Nicosia: Cyprus Research Centre, 2015. Pp. xxvi + 580. € 92.

This chronicle is in fact an anonymous compilation and translation of Old French and Greek sources completed in the early 16th century, probably on Venetian Cyprus, and named after its last known owner, the Venetian nobleman Francesco Amadi. The anonymous compiler and probably translator covers the history of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem (1099-1291) and that of the Lusignan kingdom of Cyprus from 1191 to the mid-fifteenth century, translating from a variety of Old French sources, sometimes from versions no longer extant, and from a no longer extant version of the Chronicle of Leontios Malhairas, written in Cypriot Greek. Among the French sources included are a translation of William of Tyre and its Colbert Fontainebleau Continuation, the Annales de Terre Sainte, Philip of Novara, the ‘Templar of Tyre’ and a lost account of the rule of Amaury of Tyre (1306-10) possibly written by Gerard of Monreal.

A review will appear in MedChron 11.

England

John Page, The Siege of Rouen. Ed. Joanna Bellis. Middle English Texts 51. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. http://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6426-/Bellis_Ed_John_Page_s_The_Siege_of_Rouen/

This poem is incorporated into the prose Brut and preserved in ten Brut manuscripts. This is the first critical edition of it since 1927, so it will be of interest to Chronicle Society members.

A review will appear in MedChron 10.

France

Lisa Fagin Davis, La Chronique Anonyme Universelle. Reading and Writing History in Fifteenth-Century France. Turnhout: Brepols, 2014. vi+439 p., 97 colour ill., DVD. ISBN: 978-1-905375-55-4. € 175.

This volume presents the first comprehensive study of the Chronique Anonyme Universelle, a lavishly illustrated scroll history of the world from Creation to the fifteenth century. Working in a French noble library around the year 1410, the anonymous compiler of the Chronique told the story of humanity – nearly six thousand years by his reckoning – by editing historical texts at his disposal, arranging them in parallel columns on a vertical scroll, and filling the inter-columnar space with complex genealogical diagrams.

Germany

Hans-Werner Goetz, ‘Orosius und seine „Sieben Geschichtsbücher gegen die Heiden“: Geschichtstheologie oder Rhetorik? Kritische Anmerkungen zu einer Neuerscheinung.’ Archiv für Kulturgeschichte 96, 2014, S. 187-98.

A critical discussion of Van Nuffelen’s monography on Orosius.

Italy

Erchemperto. Piccola Storia dei Longobardi di Benevento / Ystoriola Longobardorum Beneventum degentium. Ed and trans. into Italian by Luigi Andrea Berto. Naples: Liguori, 2013.

Russia

Чекова, Илиана. Първите староруски князе светци (Образи, символика, типология). Сoфия, 2013 (Университетско издателство „Св. Климент Охридски”).

[Iliiana Chekova, The First Medieval Russian Prince-Saints (Images, Symbolism, Typology). Sofia: UP, 2013]

Pskov 3rd Chronicle. Annotated translation by David Savignac. Placed online by him at: https://sites.google.com/site/pskovrelease3/.

Work in progress: Novgorod 1st Chronicle

David Savignac has now turned his attention to doing the same for the Novgorod 1st Chronicle. A portion of that chronicle was translated into English a century ago (The Chronicle of Novgorod 1016-1471. Michell, Robert and Forbes, Nevill (translators). Camden Third Series, Vol. XXV. London, 1914), an admirable, ground-breaking feat.  However,  the present availability of extensive lexicographic, linguistic, historical and other research materials as well as a deepening of our knowledge of Old Russian and especially of its Old Novgorod dialect demand that a new annotated translation of this important document be made. The Novgorod 1st Chronicle exists in two recensions. The Michell and Forbes translation is that of the older recension, which is defective and begins in medias res in AD 1016 and was probably essentially completed in the early 1330s; to this Michell and Forbes appended a translation of the younger recension of that chronicle, which ends with the year 1446.  Since Michell and Forbes sometimes used the younger recension to take the place of lacunae in the older recension, it is not always clear which text has been translated. The present work-in-progress will contain complete translations of both recensions, in parallel columns as appropriate; the translation of the younger recension will contain that part of the chronicle absent from the younger recension, that is, from the beginning to the entry to mid-year AD 1016.  This new translation is primarily geared towards English-reading scholars and others without a knowledge of Old Russian. The translation is expected to be completed and placed online by the end of 2016. Dr Savignac, an independent scholar residing in Maryland, USA, may be contacted at dsavignac@aol.com.

Spain

David Hook, ed. The Arthur of the Iberians. Cardiff: University of Wales Press 2015.

The chronicle material in this is naturally confined to those Peninsular texts which include Arthurian references, and such sections naturally focus on the Arthurian content of those chronicles.

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New Websites

Utrecht chronicles online

If you want to know the origin of our logo, the two entwined little dragons, here is the place to look.

On the 2nd of June 2015 the Utrecht Archives (UA) and the University Library of Utrecht (UL) launched a new website which presents eight Utrecht chronicles online: utrechtsekronieken.nl. The eight chronicles are from manuscripts held by either institution. All of them have been digitized, and are complemented by a transcription and in most cases also a translation in Dutch. The latter can be consulted online side by side, and can be searched electronically. Each chronicle is introduced by short texts with information about the institution where it was written, the author, the manuscript, provenance and literature, all in Dutch. The eight chronicles (or chronological texts) are: Catalogus Episcoporum, the ‘official’ list of the bishops of Utrecht and their deeds (covering the period 695-1364 / 1496); Bella Campestria, the battles between the bishops of Utrecht and counts of Holland (1018-1301); Chronicle of the Convent (Vrouwenklooster) near Utrecht (1130 / 1421-1583); Chronicle of the monastery of St Nicolas (Nicolaasklooster) in Utrecht, in two versions (1337-1477); Chronicle of the Carthusian monastery near Utrecht, in two versions, and with a separate text on the foundation of the chapel (1391-1407 / 1438); Chronicle of the monastery in `t Gein to the south of Utrecht (1423-1574); Bellum Traiectinum on the war between Utrecht and Guelders (1525-8); and Aernout van Buchell’s Diarium, a description and history of the city of Utrecht from the Roman times until c. 1630.

For more information:

Bart Jaski, keeper of manuscripts, University Library of Utrecht (B.Jaski@uu.nl)

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Medieval Chronicles from Wales

http://croniclau.bangor.ac.uk/chronicles.php.en

On this site you will find a brief description of most of the Welsh medieval chronicles, both those in Latin and those in Welsh. Each entry contains information about these chronicles, a list of references to editions and discussions, as well as some useful links. For more general links, go to the Useful Links tab in the main menu.

The Harleian Chronicle (A-text of the Annales Cambriae)

The Breviate Chronicle (B-text of the Annales Cambriae)

The Cottonian Chronicle (C-text of the Annales Cambriae)

Epitome Historiae Britanniae

Cronicon de Wallia

Chronica ante aduentum domini

O Oes Gwrtheyrn

Brut y Tywysogion, Peniarth MS 20 Version

Brut y Tywysogion, Llyfr Coch Hergest/Red Book of Hergest Version

Brenhinedd y Saesson

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Calls for Papers

Stockholm University – Centre for Medieval Studies

Historians of Medieval Iberia: Enemies and Friends

A Marcus Wallenberg Symposium

As a means of revitalizing and continuing an institution established by David Lomax and Richard Fletcher,

we shall celebrate a symposium with the theme ‘Enemies and Friends’ in Stockholm on March 14-16, 2016. This theme should be understood widely, and it is intended that it embraces courtly cultures, diplomacy, shift­ing alliances and military and social conflict; rituals of friendship, signs of enmity; patronage and exclusion, exile and execution; odium theologicum, polemic, competition, and coexistence within and between religious communities; charitas and supernatural threats.

The symposium will be opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Stockholm University,

Prof. Bengt Novén, and the Danish Ambassador to Portugal, His Excellency Michael Suhr.

Keynote speakers are:

Professor Simon Barton (University of Exeter)

Assistant Professor Maria João Violante Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Professor Simon Doubleday (Hofstra University, NY)

Professor Maribel Fierro (Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid)

We accept short proposals for 20-minute papers, containing an abstract (of about 300 words) and a brief CV, or proposals for sessions containing three such papers.

These should be sent by October 30, 2015 to historiansofmedievaliberia@gmail.com.

The preferred language of the symposium will be English.

Notification of acceptance of proposed sessions and papers will be given on November 30, 2015.

Presenters will be invited to submit their papers for evaluation for a publication of the proceedings edited by the organisers.

A major item of business at the meeting shall be the election of officers to the committee in order to take the society forward.

We look forward to seeing as many of our Iberian medievalist colleagues as possible.

The Organising Committee

Kurt Villads – Jensen Anthony – John Lappin – Kim Bergqvist

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Brief Notices

Boydell & Brewer’s Medieval Chronicles Series

Prospective editors of medieval chronicles are invited to contact Dan Embree, Editor of Boydell and Brewer’s Medieval Chronicles Series, at sothsegger@comcast.net or croiniceoir@gmail.com, to discuss projects. We encourage discussions at any stage from vague stirrings to substantial drafts. We are interested in editions of medieval texts in various languages, of collections of short, related texts, and of  previously (but inadequately) edited texts.

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Research Stipends

Notre Dame’s programs for visiting medievalists (from Julia Marvin)

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame has several year-long and short-term programs for visiting scholars, including an A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies (for faculty at US institutions), Stipends for Short-term Postdoctoral Research, Stipends for Ambrosiana Microfilms Collection Research,  and the SIEPM Fellowship in Medieval Philosophy. For more information, see

http://www.nd.edu/~medinst/funding/funding.html
Notre Dame has substantial collections of microfilms and facsimiles, which may be searched here:

http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_microfilms/
http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_facs/
http://homepages-nw.uni-regensburg.de/~dug22463/FAZ_22May2011_p60-63.PDF

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MCS Twitter Account

The Medieval Chronicle Society now has a Twitter account to accompany its website. The account is being run by Professor Sarah Peverley (University of Liverpool) and will be used to provide short updates about chronicle conferences and symposia (which have reached the ‘call for papers’ stage), large funded research projects involving medieval chronicles, and newly published editions and/or monographs on chronicles. If members would like Professor Peverley to ‘tweet’ about any of the above on their behalf please contact her at S.Peverley[at]liv.ac.uk. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters and to avoid being overwhelmed with requests Professor Peverley will only ‘tweet’ about publications and events that are chronicle related. The Twitter account is
@medievalchron so please follow us and spread the word.

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The Medieval Chronicle Society – https://medievalchronicle.org/

For information contact:

Dr Erik Kooper, Dept of English, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

E-mail: e.s.kooper[at]uu.nl

Newsletter 15

28 January, 2016

7th International Conference
The Medieval Chronicle / Die mittelalterliche Chronik/ La Chronique au Moyen Age
7 – 10 July 2014, Liverpool, UK

The Society’s seventh triennial conference convened in Liverpool on Monday 7th July this year, hosted by Sarah Peverly, Godfried Croenen and Rebecca Dixon, together with their delightful team of student helpers who took care of us throughout the four-day event. Once again we had an array of excellent papers from the 80 members in attendance, many of which led to lively and valuable discussions. The key-note speakers were Marcus Bull of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who gave a paper on the eyewitness as the chronicler’s source; Chris Young and Mark Chinca of Cambridge, who spoke about their project on the Middle High German Kaiserchronik; and Anne Hedeman of Kansas on artwork in the Grandes chroniques de France. The technical facilities in the Rendall Building were excellent, and a fine buffet lunch was provided each day in Vine Court, where many of the conference participants were also sleeping. On the Wednesday evening we enjoyed a banquet in the central hall of the Victoria Gallery and Museum. Our General Meeting was held on the Thursday afternoon. On behalf of all those who attended, we extend our congratulations and warmest thanks to the conference organizers for the wonderful welcome and for their smooth running of the whole event.

Graeme Dunphy, International President MCS

In addition to our President’s brief account of the Liverpool conference in general, two decisions of the General Meeting should be mentioned:

  1. After an enthusiastic and alluring presentation by Rodrigo Furtado, members accepted the proposal of the Portuguese team, and decided that the next International Conference should take place in Lisbon, Portugal.
  2. As is well known, the MCS is a virtual society in the sense that, apart from the International President, we do not have an International Executive Committee or any other kind of governing body, nor do we have membership fees. But occasionally some money is needed, e.g. for the upkeep of our website, or as seedmoney for a conference. It was therefore decided that in future from every participant of our international conferences 10 euro will be asked as a contribution to these general MCS expenses. These contributions will be collected by the conference organisers, but kept apart from the regular conference administration. After the conference the money will be transferred to the MCS bankaccount, which for this purpose will be opened by Erik Kooper.

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8th International Conference
The Medieval Chronicle / Die mittelalterliche Chronik/ La Chronique au Moyen Age
July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The Organisers

Isabel de Barros Dias – Universidade Aberta, Lisboa

Maria João Branco – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Carlos Carreto – Universidade Aberta, Lisboa

Ana Paiva Morais – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Margarida Alpalhão – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Rodrigo Furtado – Universidade de Lisboa

For more information write to: Isabel de Barros Dias – Isabel.Dias@uab.pt
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The Medieval Chronicle Series

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Earlier this year Editions Rodopi, the publishing firm with whom we have had such good relations for many years, was taken over by Brill Publishers, the old, well-established Dutch academic publisher. For vol. 9 will still appear in the old Rodopi format, but after this the series will be continued under Brill | Rodopi. This means that from vol. 10 a few things will be different, e.g. the layout will be made to conform to Brill’s house style. However, for Brill continuity is a key concept, and any changes will be as few as possible.

The Medieval Chronicle 9 – Has been sent to the publisher and is expected to appear later this year or early in 2015.

The Medieval Chronicle 10 – Complete; to appear in 2015.

The Medieval Chronicle 11 and 12 – To appear in 2016 and 2017; they will include many of the papers presented at the 2014 conference in Liverpool, but of course members of the MCS are welcome to submit essays or short text editions as well.

Volumes of The Medieval Chronicle can be ordered from bookstores or directly from the publisher: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?SerieId=MC

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New Publications

General

Elisabeth Mégier, Christliche Weltgeschichte im 12. Jahrhundert: Themen, Variationen und Kontraste.

Untersuchungen zu Hugo von Fleury, Ordericus Vitalis und Otto von Freising.

Beihefte zur Mediaevistik hg. von Peter Dinzelbacher 13. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010. 437 S.
ISBN 978-3-631-60072-6 (Softcover). € 81.

England

Lisa Ruch, Albina and Her Sisters: The Foundation of Albion.

Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2014.

Many cultures, including Greeks, Romans, French, and British, have taken great pride in legends that recount the foundation of their society. This book demonstrates the contexts in which a medieval British matriarchal legend, the Albina narrative, was paired over time with a patriarchal narrative, which was already widely disseminated, leading to the attribution of British origins to the warrior Brutus. By the close of the Middle Ages, the Albina tale had appeared in multiple versions in French, Latin, English, Welsh, and Dutch. This study investigates the classical roots of the narrative and the ways it was manipulated in the Middle Ages to function as a national foundation legend. Of especial interest are the dynamic qualities of the text: how it was adapted over the span of two centuries to meet the changing needs of medieval writers and audiences.

The currency in the Middle Ages of the Albina narrative is attested to by its inclusion in nearly all the extant manuscripts of the Middle English Prose Brut, many of the French and Latin Bruts, and in a variety of other chronicles and romances. In total, there are over 230 manuscripts surviving today that contain versions of the Albina tale.

Michelle R. Warren, ed. Situating the Middle English Prose Brut.

Published in The Journal of Digital Philology 3.2 (2014) – out this December

(See their website: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/digital_philology/)

Contents:

Michelle R. Warren, ‘Situating Digital Archives’

Deborah Howe and Michelle R. Warren, ‘The Dartmouth Brut: Conservation, Authenticity, Dissemination (a photo essay)’

Edward Donald Kennedy, ‘Fifteenth-Century Historiography and the Dartmouth Brut

Lister M. Matheson†, ‘Contextualizing the Dartmouth Brut: From Professional Manuscripts to “The Worst Little Scribbler in Surrey”’

Ryan Perry, ‘Making Histories:  Locating the Belfast Fragment of the Middle English Prose Brut

Elizabeth J. Bryan, ‘Deciphering the Brut: Lambeth Palace MS 6 and the Perils of Transmission’

Emily Ulrich, ‘Echoes in the Margins: Reading the Dartmouth Brut in Early Modern England’

Julia Marvin, ‘Making Sense of Annotations in Brut Manuscripts’

Matthew Fisher, ‘Encountering the Dartmouth Brut in the Midst of History’

Wales / England

Alicia Marchant, The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr in Medieval English Chronicles. York Medieval Press/ Boydell and Brewer, 2014. ISBN: 9781903153550. Pages: 290. £ 60.

The revolt of Owain Glyndŵr (1400-c.1415) was a remarkable event in both English and Welsh contexts, and as such was narrated by a number of chroniclers, including Adam Usk, John Capgrave, Thomas Walsingham and Edward Halle. They offer a range of perspectives on the events, as well as portrayals of the main characters (especially, of course, Glyndŵr himself), the communities involved, and Wales.

This book studies the representations of the revolt in English chronicles, from 1400 up to1580. It focuses on the narrative strategies employed, offers a new reading of the texts as literary constructs, and explores the information they present.

Alicia Marchant is a Research Associate in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Western Australia.

 Germany

Patrizia Carmassi / Eva Schlotheuber / Almut Breitenbach (Hgg.), Schriftkultur und religiöse Zentren im norddeutschen Raum. Wolfenbütteler Mittelalter-Studien Bd. 24. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2014. ISBN978-3-447-10016-8; 548 S., 87 Schwarzweiß- und 19 Farbabbildungen. € 108.
Viele der 11 Beiträge behandeln oder benutzen immer wieder norddeutsche Chroniken des 12.-15. Jahrhunderts. Besonders wichtig: Hedwig Röckelein, Schriftlandschaften – Bildungslandschaften – religiöse Landschaften in Norddeutschland, S. 19-139 – der erste Überblick über norddeutsche Schreiborte des Mittelalters überhaupt. Zwei Beiträge behandeln den Einfluß deutscher Schriftlichkeit auf Finnland und Schwedisch-Finnland, einer den Kulturtransfer der Devotio moderna.

(Rezension von Volker Honemann, zu erscheinen in der Revue d’Historie Ecclésiastique 2015)

Lars-Arne Dannenberg / Mario Müller (Hgg.), Studien zur neuzeitlichen Geschichtsschreibung in den böhmischen Kronländern Schlesien, Oberlausitz und Niederlausitz, Görlitz-Zittau 2013. Beihefte zum Neuen Lausitzischen Magazin 11. 378 S. ISBN: 978-3.938583-99-9. € 30.

Tino Fröde (Hg.), Chronik der Stadt Zittau 1255-1623. Scriptores rerum lusaticarum Bd. VIII. Görlitz 2013. ISBN 978-3-9814990-4-9. € 25.

Sehr interessante deutschsprachige Chronik mit vielen Liedern, makkaronischen Texten, Sprüchen etc. Die Oberlausitzische Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften nimmt damit die alte, renommierte Publikationsreihe der SS rerum lusaticarum wieder auf.

Speer, Christian, ‘Die „Historicae Relationes“ des Sebastian Frank († um 1676). Zur Rückkehr einer verschollenen Chronik nach Görlitz.’ In Görlitzer Magazin. Geschichte und Gegenwart der Stadt Görlitz und ihrer Umgebung 26 (2013): 90–96.

This is a short article about a chronicle that was lost in the Second World War and came back to Görlitz in 2013. This chronicle is a ‘History of Görlitz and the Upper Lusatia’ which is composed of late medieval and early modern chronicles and other sources (partly lost today).

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Calls for Papers

Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood before Modernity: Old Debates and New Perspectives

24–26 April, 2015, The Oxford Centre for Research in Humanities

The keynote lectures will be given by Caspar Hirschi, Len Scales, Walter Pohl, Susan Reynolds and Tim Whitmarsh.

Scholars working on pre-modern collective identities too often avoid the challenge of modernism, either by using allegedly unproblematic terminology of ethnicity or by employing the vocabulary of nationhood uncritically. This conference, therefore, aims at tackling these difficult theoretical issues head on. This can only truly be achieved by bringing together a range of researchers working on ancient, late antique, early medieval, high medieval, late medieval, and early modern ethnicity and nationhood. Thus we hope to reinvigorate discussion of pre-modern ethnicity and nationhood, as well as to go beyond the unhelpful chronological divisions which have emerged through surprisingly fragmented research on pre-modern collective identities.

Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 300 words. Submissions should include name, affiliation and contact details. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2014. For more information about the conference or to submit an abstract, please email the committee at:

ilya.afanasyev@history.ox.ac.uk or nicholas.matheou@pmb.ox.ac.uk.

William of Malmesbury and his Legacy

3–5 July 2015, The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford

Keynote lectures will be given by Rod Thomson, Michael Winterbottom and John Ward.

The organizing committee of the conference ‘William of Malmesbury and his Legacy’ invites paper proposals from prospective speakers. This three-day conference, supported by Oxford’s Faculties of History, English and Classics and the Oxford Research Centre for Humanities (TORCH), is timed to coincide with the completion of Michael Winterbottom’s and Rodney Thomson’s edition of William of Malmesbury’s Miracles of the Virgin. When this volume is printed, all works of William will have been published in modern scholarly editions—a momentous occasion which our conference intends to celebrate. In bringing together scholars working on all aspects of William’s works, the goal of the conference is twofold: 1) to review and reflect on existing scholarship, and 2) to encourage further research on one of the most important authors of twelfth-century Europe.

Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of 200–300 words. Submissions should include name, affiliation and durable contact details. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2014. For more information about the conference, to join the conference mailing list or to submit an abstract, please email the committee at:

william.malmesbury@history.ox.ac.uk.

Organizing committee: Rod Thomson, Ilya Afanasyev and Emily Winkler

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Brief Notices

Boydell & Brewer’s Medieval Chronicles Series

Prospective editors of medieval chronicles are invited to contact Dan Embree, Editor of Boydell and Brewer’s Medieval Chronicles Series, at sothsegger@comcast.net orcroiniceoir@gmail.com, to discuss projects. We encourage discussions at any stage from vague stirrings to substantial drafts. We are interested in editions of medieval texts in various languages, of collections of short, related texts, and of  previously (but inadequately) edited texts.

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Please pay attention, once again, to this request for assistance from János Bak, one of the keynote speakers at our 2011 Medieval Conference in Pécs:

Announcement and request

Chronicon. Medieval narrative sources A chronological guide with introductory essays. Edited – with the cooperation of several scholars – by János M. Bak and Ivan Jurković (Turnout: Brepols, 2013). 496 pp. ISBN 978-2-503-54833-3. EUR 85.

This is an updated and much expanded version of the Bak-Hollingsworth-Quirin guide (New York: Garland 1987, German version Stuttgart: Steiner 1988). While not a critical encyclopedia as Graeme Dunphy’s Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (EMC), it differs from other reference works in that it is not organized by alphabetical sequence but by region and chronology. Simply put: if you want to know what was written in (or about) a given area in a given time period (incl. a selection of saints’ lives), this guide would put you on your way by listing editions, translations and – if available – electronic versions, with reference to the detailed discussion in the EMC or the Repertorium (or the relevant Bibliographia Hagiographica). It covers ‘Europe’ in a wider sense, including narratives – beyond the traditional core of medieval Europe – not only from Byzantium, but also a selection from the Christian East and the Muslim world, from ca. 400 AD to ca. 1500 AD listing 1221 titles. There are three indexes: author/title, personal names, and geographical terms. In addition, eight essays (by Patrick Geary, Hans-Werner Goetz, Courtney Booker, Niall Christie, István Perczel with Irma Karaushvili, Gábor Klaniczay, Norbert Kersken, and Balázs Nagy) discuss genres and types of narratives or regional characteristics of chronicles and biographies.

However, the publishers did not keep their word to bring out this guide for a student-affordable price. Therefore we are planning to rework the material contained in the tables (in another form, thus not covered by Brepols’s copyright) in a year or so – in a digital version, open to all via a www-site.

 We now ask members of Medieval Chronicle and other colleagues to check the published data and communicate to us any mistakes and additions. Since the digital version will not face volume restrictions (which the printed one did) we are now open to additions, including those that were sent to us earlier but had to be dropped (and probably got since lost in one of our computers).

We are looking forward to these with thanks in advance. Should any one need a copy of sections of particular interest to her/him (if the book is not available in a library at hand), we are glad to scan and send specified pages. Our addresses are:

János Bak – bakjm@ceu.hu

Ivan Jurković – ivanj@unipu.hr

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Research Stipends

Notre Dame’s programs for visiting medievalists (from Julia Marvin)

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame has several year-long and short-term programs for visiting scholars, including an A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies (for faculty at US institutions), Stipends for Short-term Postdoctoral Research, Stipends for Ambrosiana Microfilms Collection Research,  and the SIEPM Fellowship in Medieval Philosophy. For more information, see

http://www.nd.edu/~medinst/funding/funding.html
Notre Dame has substantial collections of microfilms and facsimiles, which may be searched here:

http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_microfilms/
http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_facs/

http://homepages-nw.uni-regensburg.de/~dug22463/FAZ_22May2011_p60-63.PDF

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MCS Twitter Account

The Medieval Chronicle Society now has a Twitter account to accompany its website. The account is being run by Dr Sarah Peverley (University of Liverpool) and will be used to provide short updates about chronicle conferences and symposia (which have reached the ‘call for papers’ stage), large funded research projects involving medieval chronicles, and newly published editions and/or monographs on chronicles. If members would like Dr Peverley to ‘tweet’ about any of the above on their behalf please contact her at S.Peverley[@]liv.ac.uk. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters and to avoid being overwhelmed with requests Dr Peverley will only ‘tweet’ about publications and events that are chronicle related. The Twitter account is
@medievalchron so please follow us and spread the word.

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The Medieval Chronicle Society – https://medievalchronicle.org/

For information contact:

Dr Erik Kooper

Dept of English – Trans 10 – 3512 JK Utrecht – The Netherlands

E-mail: e.s.kooper[@]uu.nl

Newsletter 14

4 September, 2014

7th International Conference

The Medieval Chronicle / Die mittelalterliche Chronik

La Chronique au Moyen Age

7 – 10 July 2014

Liverpool, UK

Registration for the 7th International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle is now open. Please register via our online shop (link available here via the conference website):

http://www.liv.ac.uk/histories-languages-and-cultures/research/conference-on-the-medieval-chronicle/registration/

Two types of pass are available: 1) a full conference pass for the duration of the event, including four nights’ accommodation at Vine Court, conference fee covering all four days, all lunches and coffees; 2) a day pass including conference fee for selected day, and lunch and coffees on selected day. Accommodation for day visitors is bookable separately via the shop, as is the conference dinner. Discounted rates are available for students and unwaged delegates. Rooms in Vine Court are limited, so we recommend registering as soon as possible.

When preparing the provisional programme, we have taken into consideration any clashes for speakers participating at Leeds IMC, but please do let us know if we have made any errors.

If you have any queries please contact us via this email address:

medievalchronicle[at]liverpool.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool in July.

Best wishes,

The Organisers

 Dr Godfried Croenen (Romance Languages) – G.Croenen{at}liverpool.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Peverley (English) – S.Peverley{at}liverpool.ac.uk

Dr Damien Kempf (History) – kempf{at}liverpool.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Dixon (French) – Rebecca.Dixon{at}liverpool.ac.uk

 

 

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Please pay attention to this request for assistance from János Bak, one of the keynote speakers at our 2011 Medieval Conference in Pécs:

 

Announcement and request

Chronicon. Medieval narrative sources A chronological guide with introductory essays. Edited – with the cooperation of several scholars – by János M. Bak and Ivan Jurković (Turnout: Brepols, 2013). 496 pp. ISBN 978-2-503-54833-3. EUR 85.

 

This is an updated and much expanded version of the Bak-Hollingsworth-Quirin guide (New York: Garland 1987, German version Stuttgart: Steiner 1988). While not a critical encyclopedia as Graeme Dunphy’s Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (EMC), it differs from other reference works in that it is not organized by alphabetical sequence but by region and chronology. Simply put: if you want to know what was written in (or about) a given area in a given time period (incl. a selection of saints’ lives), this guide would put you on your way by listing editions, translations and – if available – electronic versions, with reference to the detailed discussion in the EMC or the Repertorium (or the relevant Bibliographia Hagiographica). It covers ‘Europe’ in a wider sense, including narratives – beyond the traditional core of medieval Europe – not only from Byzantium, but also a selection from the Christian East and the Muslim world, from ca. 400 AD to ca. 1500 AD listing 1221 titles. There are three indexes: author/title, personal names, and geographical terms. In addition, eight essays (by Patrick Geary, Hans-Werner Goetz, Courtney Booker, Niall Christie, István Perczel with Irma Karaushvili, Gábor Klaniczay, Norbert Kersken, and Balázs Nagy) discuss genres and types of narratives or regional characteristics of chronicles and biographies.

 

However, the publishers did not keep their word to bring out this guide for a student-affordable price. Therefore we are planning to rework the material contained in the tables (in another form, thus not covered by Brepols’s copyright) in a year or so – in a digital version, open to all via a www-site.

We now ask members of Medieval Chronicle and other colleagues to check the published data and communicate to us any mistakes and additions. Since the digital version will not face volume restrictions (which the printed one did) we are now open to additions, including those that were sent to us earlier but had to be dropped (and probably got since lost in one of our computers).

 

We are looking forward to these with thanks in advance. Should any one need a copy of sections of particular interest to her/him (if the book is not available in a library at hand), we are glad to scan and send specified pages. Our addresses are:

János Bak – bakjm{at}ceu.hu

Ivan Jurković – ivanj{at}unipu.hr

 

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The Medieval Chronicle Series

 

The Medieval Chronicle IX – Work on this volume is in full progress. It is planned to appear in 2014.

 

Call for contributions for vols. 10 and 11

Members are reminded that we are – of course – already looking ahead to vols. 10 and 11. These will undoubtedly contain many of the papers presented at the Liverpool conference in 2014, but also members who will not be able to attend that conference may of course submit papers.

As from vol. 10 we will – even more so than in the past – encourage members to submit editions of unedited chronicles (or important fragments). A prerequisite is that the editions are accompanied by a sound, state-of-the-art introduction and a good parallel translation (in exceptional cases marginal glosses may be acceptable). For this reason such texts may be longer than the usual articles. For an example, see Jeffrey S. Widmayer, ‘The Chronicle of Montpellier H119: Text, Translation and Com­mentary’, in MedChron 4 (2006): 231-61.

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New Publications

General

  1. A. Berto, The Political and Social Vocabulary of John’s the Deacon’s ‘Istoria Veneticorum’. Cursor Mundi 12 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013).

 

England

Paul Remfry has recently published a translation of the Wigmore Chronicle

(see http://www.castles99.ukprint.com/Essays/Wigchron.html).

He is currently working on a new translation and indepth commentary on the Aberconwy chronicle and thinking about tackling the Tewkesbury chronicle. Some years back he produced a translation of the Annales Cambriae.

Germany

Christian Speer, ‘Die lateinische Chronik (1131 – 1484) des Görlitzer Altaristen Stephan Furmann. Edition – Kommentar – ergänzende Quellen.’ In Thomas Binder, Hrsg. 666 Jahre Sechsstädtebund. Veröffentlichungen aus dem Stadtarchiv Kamenz 1. Görlitz/Zittau: Gunter Oettel, 2012. Ss. 39-84.

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Conferences

 

Spain

Reinas e infantas en los reinos medievales ibéricosSantiago de Compostela, 21-22 May 2014.

See: http://reinaseinfantasmedievales.weebly.com/

 

Portugal

GEMELA invites abstracts for its biennial conference in Lisbon, Portugal, September 8-10, 2014. Could you please take a moment and forward this Call for Papers to your fellow professors and graduate students? See attached for the Call for Papers or check out our website: http://www.gemela.org

 

GEMELA invita propuestas para su próximo congreso en Lisboa, Portugal, el 8-10 de septiembre de 2014. Favor de compartir esta información con colegas y estudiantes graduados interesados en el tema. Ver la convocatoria o nuestro servidor por más información al respecto: http://www.gemela.org

 

GEMELA convida propostas para o nosso próximo congresso em Lisboa, Portugal, o 8-10 do setembro do 2014. Favor de compartir esta informação com colegas e estudantes graduados interessados no tema. Ver a chamada de trabalhos ou nosso servidor: http://www.gemela.org

 

Stacey L. Parker Aronson

Associate Professor of Spanish

GEMELA, Secretary

University of Minnesota, Morris

600 East 4th Street

Morris, MN 56267

Tel.: +1.320.589-6290

e-mail: aronsosp{at}morris.umn.edu

 

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Calls for Papers

Anglo-Norman Texts, Language and Contexts

The Anglo-Norman Dictionary (www.anglo-norman.net) is interested in sponsoring a session or series of sessions at the Leeds IMC 2014 devoted to new research on Anglo-Norman texts and  their contexts. We are particularly interested in hearing about new texts, new editions of texts, and texts that fall outside of the literary context. Paper topics could include, but are not limited to:

-the use of Anglo-Norman in literary and non-literary contexts

-the intended audience of Anglo-Norman texts throughout the medieval period

-the transmission of Anglo-Norman texts

-the revision, annotation or translation of Anglo-Norman texts

-the inclusion of Anglo-Norman with texts in other languages

-the manuscript context of Anglo-Norman works

-the use of Anglo-Norman outside England

 

Dr. Heather Pagan

Editor, Anglo-Norman Dictionary

http://www.anglo-norman.net

Aberystwyth University

 

Portugal

The APEF (Association Portugaise d’Études Françaises) is organising an issue of Carnets – Revue Électronique d’Études Françaises devoted to the chronicle: “Frontières de la chronique”.

For more information, contact:

Ana Paiva Morais
Professora Associada / Associate Professor
email: anapm{at}fcsh.unl.pt

 

Departamento de Lìnguas, Culturas e Literaturas Modernas  / Departament of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas / Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Universidade Nova de Lisboa / New University of Lisbon

Av. de Berna, 26-C
1069-061 Lisboa

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Brief Notices

Boydell & Brewer’s Medieval Chronicles Series

Prospective editors of medieval chronicles are invited to contact Dan Embree, Editor of Boydell and Brewer’s Medieval Chronicles Series, at sothsegger{at}comcast.net to discuss projects. We encourage discussions at any stage from vague stirrings to substantial drafts. We are interested in editions of medieval texts in various languages, of collections of short, related texts, and of  previously (but inadequately) edited texts.

 

New Series: “Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture”

Alexander L. Kaufman (Auburn University at Montgomery, USA) and Lesley A. Coote (University of Hull, UK) are co-editors of a new book series for Ashgate Press and would welcome proposals: “Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture”. More information on the scope of the series can be found at http://ashgate.com/outlawstudies.

 

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Research Stipends

Notre Dame’s programs for visiting medievalists (from Julia Marvin)

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame has several year-long and short-term programs for visiting scholars, including an A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies (for faculty at US institutions), Stipends for Short-term Postdoctoral Research, Stipends for Ambrosiana Microfilms Collection Research,  and the SIEPM Fellowship in Medieval Philosophy. For more information, see

http://www.nd.edu/~medinst/funding/funding.html
Notre Dame has substantial collections of microfilms and facsimiles, which may be searched here:

http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_microfilms/
http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_facs/

http://homepages-nw.uni-regensburg.de/~dug22463/FAZ_22May2011_p60-63.PDF

 

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MCS Twitter Account

The Medieval Chronicle Society now has a Twitter account to accompany its website. The account is being run by Dr Sarah Peverley (University of Liverpool) and will be used to provide short updates about the 2014 Medieval Chronicle conference, other chronicle conferences and symposia (which have reached the ‘call for papers’ stage), large funded research projects involving medieval chronicles, and newly published editions and/or monographs on chronicles. If members would like Dr Peverley to ‘tweet’ about any of the above on their behalf please contact her at S.Peverley{at}liv.ac.uk. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters and to avoid being overwhelmed with requests Dr Peverley will only ‘tweet’ about publications and events that are chronicle related. The Twitter account is
@medievalchron so please follow us and spread the word.

 

Dr Sarah Peverley, School of English – University of Liverpool

 

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The Medieval Chronicle Society – https://medievalchronicle.org/

 

For information contact:

Dr Erik Kooper

Dept of English

Trans 10

3512 JK Utrecht – The Netherlands

E-mail: e.s.kooper{at}uu.nl

7th International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle

31 March, 2014

Registration is now open for the 7th International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle. Further information available here:

http://www.liv.ac.uk/histories-languages-and-cultures/research/conference-on-the-medieval-chronicle/

Newsletter 12

1 August, 2013

Newsletter / Bulletin / Rundschreiben 12

Summer / Eté / Sommer 2013

  

7th International Conference

The Medieval Chronicle / Die mittelalterliche Chronik

La Chronique au Moyen Age

7 – 10 July 2014

University of Liverpool

Liverpool, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers in English, French or German are invited on any aspect of Medieval Chronicle. Papers will be allocated to sections to give coherence and contrast; authors should  identify the main theme to which their paper relates. Papers read at the conference will be strictly limited to twenty (20) minutes in length. The deadline for abstracts is Monday 21 October 2013 (maximum length one (1) side A4 paper, including bibliography).

For further information see the website:

https://medievalchronicle.org/2013/06/06/call-for-papers-seventh-international-conference-on-the-medieval-chronicle/

 

or contact the organisers:

Dr Godfried Croenen

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

University of Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside,

L69 7ZR, UK

G.Croenen{at}liverpool{dot}ac{dot}uk

Dr Sarah Peverley

School of English

University of Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside,

L69 7ZR, UK

S.Peverley{at}liverpool{dot}ac{dot}uk

Dr Damien Kempf

Departmentof History

University of Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside,

L69 7WZ, UK

D.Kempf{at}liverpool{dot}ac{dot}uk

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The Medieval Chronicle Series

The Medieval Chronicle VIII has gone to press!

All being well, vol. VIII will appear in the autumn of 2013.

Call for contributions for vols. IX and X

Members are reminded that we are – of course  – already looking ahead to vols. IX and X. Vol. IX is almost complete, but we can still accept a few contributions. Vol. X will undoubtedly contain many of the papers presented at the Liverpool conference in 2014, but also members who will not be able to attend that conferencethey are encouraged to submit papers. Those who intend to do so are requested to use the stylesheet attached to this Newsletter.

 

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MCS Twitter Account

The Medieval Chronicle Society now has a Twitter account to accompany its website. The account is being run by Dr Sarah Peverley (University of Liverpool) and will be used to provide short updates about the 2014 Medieval Chronicle conference, other chronicle conferences and symposia (which have reached the ‘call for papers’ stage), large funded research projects involving medieval chronicles, and newly published editions and/or monographs on chronicles. If members would like Dr Peverley to ‘tweet’ about any of the above on their behalf please contact her at S.Peverley{at}liv{dot}ac{dot}uk. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters and to avoid being overwhelmed with requests Dr Peverley will only ‘tweet’ about publications and events that are chronicle related. The Twitter account is
@medievalchron so please follow us and spread the word.

Dr Sarah Peverley, School of English – University of Liverpool, Chatham Street – Liverpool, L69 7ZR

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Research Stipends

Notre Dame’s programs for visiting medievalists (from Julia Marvin)

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame has several year-long and short-term programs for visiting scholars, including an A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies (for faculty at US institutions), Stipends for Short-term Postdoctoral Research, Stipends for Ambrosiana Microfilms Collection Research,  and the SIEPM Fellowship in Medieval Philosophy. For more information, see

http://www.nd.edu/~medinst/funding/funding.html
Notre Dame has substantial collections of microfilms and facsimiles, which may be searched here:

http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_microfilms/
http://medieval.library.nd.edu/mss_facs/

http://homepages-nw.uni-regensburg.de/~dug22463/FAZ_22May2011_p60-63.PDF

New Publications

John Spence, Reimagining History in Anglo-Norman Prose Chronicles

978 1 90315 345 1, 2 b/w illus.; 236pp, 23.4 x 15.6, HB, York Medieval Press

The medieval Anglo-Norman prose chronicles are fascinating hybrids of history, legends and romance. Their prime subject is the history of England, but they also shed much light on other networks of influence, such as those between families and religious houses. This book studies the essential characteristics of the genre for the first time, situating Anglo-Norman prose chronicles within the multilingual cultures of late medieval England. It considers the chronicles’ treatment of the “legendary history of Britain”, legends about English heroes, accounts of the Norman Conquest, and histories of noble families.

£55.00, Special Offer Price: £38.50 (30% Discount) (see the attached form)

Varia

Call for Papers – Anglo-Norman Texts, Language and Contexts

The Anglo-Norman Dictionary (www.anglo-norman.net) is interested in sponsoring a session or series of sessions at the Leeds IMC 2014 devoted to new research on Anglo-Norman texts and  their contexts. We are particularly interested in hearing about new texts, new editions of texts, and texts that fall outside of the literary context. Paper topics could include, but are not limited to:

-the use of Anglo-Norman in literary and non-literary contexts

-the intended audience of Anglo-Norman texts throughout the medieval period

-the transmission of Anglo-Norman texts

-the revision, annotation or translation of Anglo-Norman texts

-the inclusion of Anglo-Norman with texts in other languages

-the manuscript context of Anglo-Norman works

-the use of Anglo-Norman outside England

Please contact the session organizers at anglonormandictionary{at}gmail{dot}com by September 15 with a short summary of your proposal.

For general  information about the IMC, please visit: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/

Dr. Heather Pagan

Editor, Anglo-Norman Dictionary

http://www.anglo-norman.net

Aberystwyth University

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The Medieval Chronicle Society – https://medievalchronicle.org/

For information contact:

Dr Erik Kooper

Dept of English

Trans 10

3512 JK Utrecht  –   The Netherlands

E-mail: e.s.kooper{at}uu{dot}nl

Author Style Sheet The Medieval Chronicle (English)                                     (2013)

1. Presentation
Your text should be submitted in a Word format. Leave wide margins to allow space for the copy-editor’s annotations. Use double spacing throughout, includ­ing quotations, bibliography and notes. Provide a heading with your name, and number each page at the top right-hand corner.

2. Subsection Headings or Titles
Apart from the first word, which should have an initial capital, use roman bold lower case, left aligned, with or without numbering. Leave no space between subsection heading or title and text.
3. Italics and Single Quotation Marks
Use italics for titles of books and journals, and for foreign words. Do not italicize foreign words which are now in common English use: vice versa, status quo, laissez-faire. Titles of poems (unless book length), chapters and articles should be in roman with single quotation marks. Put individual texts in collections, as in Boccaccio’s Decamerone or Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, in single quotation marks: ‘The Knight’s Tale’ .

4. Abbreviations and Contractions
Use roman for: c. (circa; not followed by a space, so c.1234), ibid., e.g., i.e., et al., but italics for ad hoc, de facto, [sic], the latter in square brackets.

Do not use full stops in abbreviations consisting of capital letters only: MGH (Monumenta Germaniae Historica), or EETS (Early English Text Society). Use italics if the expanded version is italicized: DNB (Dictionary of National Biography). Use an abbreviation (without full stops) such as ME, OF before a linguistic form but not in running prose: Middle English verse; the Old French language. Do not use the abbreviations MS or MSS in running prose, but write the words in full. If you do use the abbreviated form (e.g. in a reference to a particular manuscript), omit full stop.

Elsewhere, use a full stop at the end of a truncation/abbreviation which does not include the final letter of the word: p. (page), Fr. (French), ed. (editor), trans. (translator). Do not use a full stop after a contraction which ends with the final letter of the word: Dr, edn (edition); fols. and vols. are exceptions.

5. Dates
Dates should be in the form Friday, 30 September 1312; 30 September 1312; 30 September; September 1312. BC follows the date, but AD precedes it: 30 BC; AD 451. Deaths: †1472 (no space).

6. Numbers
Numbers below 20 should be spelt out, except in series or tables. Centuries should be spelt out: thirteenth century; with a hyphen when used adjectivally: thirteenth-century writers.
Elision of numbers: to the last two digits, so 11-18, 107-08, 243-44, 246-76, 2435-38, but 7419-510.

7. Punctuation
Do not use commas before the final ‘and’ or ‘or’ in lists: Arthur, Gawain and Launcelot. Do not use apostrophes in decades: the nineties, the 1450s, or in plural forms such as PhDs.

8. Upper and Lower Case
Use lower case for pronouns referring to God. Use caps in King Arthur (where it is a title), but lower case for terms signifying rank, as in: Arthur, king of England; Richard, duke of York. Use lower case for ‘medieval’ but capitals for ‘Middle Ages’.

9. Quotations
Quotations of up to four lines (around fifty words) should be incorporated into the text within single quotation marks. Use double quotation marks for quota­tions within quotations.

Quotations of more than four lines should be indented and typed without quotation marks.

Use square brackets if you insert any words into a quotation.

Where a quotation forms a complete sentence, place the quotation mark outside the concluding stop, whether a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark. Where the quotation ends a sentence of your own, place the quotation mark inside the concluding stop of your sentence.

If you quote more than once from the same text, use an abbreviated title, plus book, chapter and/or the line or page reference. Put these in brackets at the end of the quotation.

Examples of references to sources in indented quotations:

E cuemo quier que las estorias de los gentiles cuenten que este caual­lero que a Juliano mato que fue de los de la otra parte, fallamos nos escripto en la uida de sant Basilio, arçobispo de Cesarea, que este cauallero fue sant Mercurio el martir. (PCG I: 201a)

(And although the histories of the gentiles tell that this horseman who killed Julian was one of the opposite party, we find written in the life of Saint Basil, archbishop of Caesarea, that this horseman was Saint Mer­cury, the martyr.)

Or:

Cum mecum multa et de multis saepius animo reuoluens in hystoriam regum Britanniae inciderem, in mirum contuli quod infra mentionem quam de eis Gildas et Beda luculento tractatu fecerant nichil de regibus qui ante incarnationem Christi inhabitauerant, nichil etiam de Arturo ceterisque compluribus qui post incarnationem successerunt repperis­sem, cum et gesta eorum digna aeternitate laudis constarent et a multis populis quasi inscripta iocunde et memoriter praedicentur.

(While my mind was often pondering many things in many ways, my thoughts turned to the history of the kings of Britain, and I was sur­prised that, among the references to them in the fine works of Gildas and Bede, I had found nothing concerning the kings who lived here before Christ’s Incarnation, and nothing about Arthur and the many others who succeeded after it, even though their deeds were worthy of eternal praise and are proclaimed by many people as if they had been entertainingly and memorably written down; HRB § 1, pp. 5, 4)

10. Paragraphs
Use indentation to signal the start of a paragraph (except after a title, e.g. of a subsection, or a line of white). If you do not do this, it is often difficult to tell after an indented quotation whether a new paragraph is intended.

11. Spelling
For English, adopt the spellings of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Where there are alternative ‑ise/‑ize spellings, use the latter. Spell ‘medieval’ with ‘e’, not ‘ae’.

12. Notes
Notes should be indicated by superscript numbers and listed at the end of the article. A superscript number should follow the adjacent punctuation: ‘the ear­liest known text’,4 (not ‘the earliest known text’4, or ‘the earliest known text4’,).

13. References

All papers must be followed by a bibliography with full details. Therefore references in the body of the text or in the notes may be limited to author, date and page. Such references should be given between brackets, e.g. ‘… as has recently been argued (Ainsworth 2006)’, or ‘… as said by Dumville (2002: 21)’. In case more than three authors/texts are referred to, the reference should be given in a note.

 

14. Bibliography

The bibliography should comprise two categories:

Primary sources / Sources / Quellen

Secondary literature / Études / Sekundärliteratur

Entries under primary sources should give the author’s name first (if known), followed by the title; the title is followed by the name of the editor or translator. Make sure you use the form of the author’s name as is given in the title of the work, with first name or initials preceding surname, and with spaces between initials and between initials and surname: E. T. Donaldson.

Series title and number: title in roman (if initials only, use caps without spaces between them; no commas between sets of initials: EETS ES, MHG SS). Series number in arabic numerals, without punctuation between series title and numerals: Studies of the Warburg Institute 32; EETS ES 74; if citing a two-volume text, put a comma between the two numerals: EETS OS 131, 136.

Number of edition if not first: give numbers as 2nd, 3rd (not spelt out); abbrevi­ate edition as edn, without full stop. Number of volumes if more than one: 2 vols.

Place, publisher and year(s) of publication: enclosed in brackets. Do not precede bracket by comma. Include publisher only for post-WW II publications. In case of a photographic reprint which is not a new edition, cite the original date only, and place, publisher and date of the reprint. If the text is multi-volume, give first and last years of publication in the form ‘ 1904–1913’; in references give volume number in roman numeral capitals, not preceded by ‘vol.’, e.g. ‘… according to Noble (1999: II, 683)’.

Page number(s) of passage cited: preceded by ‘p.’ or ‘pp.’, unless a volume or series number has been included, in which case omit ‘p.’ (see example in previous paragraph). Give first and last pages of citation, in the form ‘pp. 231-37’, not ‘pp. 231 ff.’ If citing two separate pages, use comma: 21, 34.

If abbreviated titles are used for referencing, indicate that as follows:

– ‘Referred to as [abbr. title], followed by book/chapter number in roman, and page/line quoted in arabic’

– ‘Angeführt als [  ], mit Kapittel und Seite in römische/arabische Zahlen’

– ‘La référence [  ], suivi par le numéro de volume en chiffres romains, et de la page citée / du paragraphe cité en chiffres arabes’

For further details consult the following sample bibliography, mainly based on Noble (2004).

Primary sources

[Choniates, Nicetas]. O City of Byzantium. Trans. H. G. Margoulias. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1984.

Clari, Robert de. La Conquête de Constantinople. Ed. P. Lauer. CFMA 40. Paris: Champion, 1924.

[Clari, Robert de]. The Conquest of Constantinople translated from the Old French of Robert of Clari. Trans. Edgar H. McNeal. New York: Octagon Books, 1966.

[Villehardouin, Geoffroy de]. La Conquête de Constantinople. Ed. Jean Dufournet. Paris: Garnier-Flammarion, 1969.

Valenciennes, Henri de. Histoire de l’Empereur Henri de Constantinople. Publiée par Jean Longnon. Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1948.

Joinville. Vie de saint Louis. Ed. Jacques Monfrin. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 1998.

Joinville and Villehardouin: Chronicles of the Crusades. Trans. Margaret R. B. Shaw. London: Penguin Books, 1963.

Secondary Literature

Beer, J. M. A. (1968). Villehardouin, Epic Historian. Études de philologie et d’histoire 7. Geneva: Droz.

––– (1970). ‘Villehardouin and the Oral Narrative.’ Studies in Philology 67: 267-77.

Boutet, D. (1979). Littérature, Politique et Société dans la France du Moyen Age. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

––– (1997). ‘Y a-t-il une idéologie royale dans la Vie de saint Louis de Joinville?’ In Dufournet/Harf (1997). 71-99.

Contamine, P. (1997). ‘Joinville, acteur et spectateur de la guerre d’outremer.’ In Dufournet/Harf (1997). 33-49.

Dufournet, J. (1973). Les Ecrivains de la IVe croisade: Villehardouin et Clari. Paris: Société d’Edition d’Enseignement supérieur.

Dufournet, Jean, et Laurence Harf, eds. (1997). Le Prince et son historien. Paris: Champion.

Gaucher, E. (1997). ‘Joinville et l’écriture biographique.’ In Dufournet/Harf (1997). 101-22.

Kooper, E. S., ed. (2004). The Medieval Chronicle. III. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle. Doorn/Utrecht 12-17 July 2002. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Lipscomb, Andrew D., ed. (1990). ‘A Fifteenth-Century Prose Paraphrase of Robert of Gloucester’s Chronicle.’ Unpublished PhD-Thesis. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Longnon, J. (1948). See Valenciennes, Henri de.

––– (1966). See Clari, Robert de.

––– (1978). Les Compagnons de Villehardouin: recherches sur les croisés de la quatrième croisade. Hautes Etudes médiévales et modernes 30. Geneva: Droz.

Monfrin, Jacques (1998). See Joinville. Vie de saint Louis.

Noble, P. (1998). ‘Military Leadership in the Old French Epic.’ In Reading around the Epic. Ed. M. Ailes, P. E. Bennett and K. Pratt. London: King’s College. London: Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, 1998. 171-92.

––– (1999). ‘L’Influence de l’épopée sur la chronique d’Henri de Valenciennes.’ In Plaist vos oïr bone cançon vallant? Mélanges de Langue et de Littérature médiévales offerts à François Suard. 2 vols. Ed. D. Boutet, M-M Castellani, F. Ferrand et A. Petit. Lille: Presses Universitaires de Lille. II, 681-89.

––– (2004). ‘Epic Heroes in Thirteenth-Century French Chroniclers.’ In Kooper (2004). 135-48.

Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be identified by location and shelfmark, not just by name: Findern manuscript (Cambridge University Library, Ff. i. 6). In refer­ences to recto or verso of a leaf, put ‘fol.’ with space before numeral; use ‘fols.’ for plural. Specify recto and verso by ‘r’ and ‘v’ without a space between numeral and letter: fol. 44r; fol. 12v. Specify columns by ‘a’ and ‘b’, without space: fol. 44ra; fol. 12vb. Put line numbers last: fol. 44ra9; fol. 12v21. In first references to manuscripts give location and then shelfmark, omitting ‘MS’. Omit place-name if it is included in the name of the library: Lincoln Cathedral Library, 91. If the location includes the word ‘Library’ or its foreign equivalent, put a comma before the shelfmark; otherwise omit comma: Oxford, Balliol College 354.

Further examples:

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson C 398, fol. 28v

London, British Library, Caligula A.ix, fol. 44r

London, British Library, Additional 37049

Cambridge, Trinity College O.2.53, fols. 12v-14r.

Subsequent references may be shortened, e.g. Rawlinson C 398, fol. 28v, or BL Add. 37049 (omit comma after BL).

14. Titles and Quotations in Languages Other than that of your Paper

Use the original titles, not translations (unless the translation is being specifi­cally referred to): Historia regum Britanniae, not The History of the Kings of Britain.

– For Latin titles: use capital letters for the first word and any proper nouns, e.g. De consolatione Philosophiae.

– For German titles: use capital letters for the first word and any nouns, e.g. Quellen zur Geschichte der ostdeutschen Kolonisation.

– For French titles: use capital letters for the first word and any proper nouns. If the first word is an article, capitalize the first noun and any intervening adjec­tives. If the first word is neither an article nor an adjective, put all the following words in lower case: La Mort le roi Artu; Le Bel Inconnu, ‘Quand les princes n’épousaient pas les bergères’.

Quotations in the body of the text of more than a few words in languages other than that of the paper (e.g. Latin, Old Icelandic, Arabic, etc.) should normally be translated. The translation should follow the quotation, enclosed in round brackets.

15. References to the Bible
Give the name of the book in roman, preceded by number of the book, if necessary, in roman numerals; chapter and verse(s) in arabic numerals, separated by a full stop: Isaiah 4.4; II Timothy 3.10-17. Use the Vulgate numbering for Psalms.

Call for Papers: Seventh International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle

6 June, 2013

Call for Papers: Seventh International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle

The Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The University of Liverpool is delighted to announce that the Seventh International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle will take place at the University of Liverpool, 7th – 10th July 2014.

Keynote speakers include: Professor Pauline Stafford (University of Liverpool), Professor Anne D. Hedeman (University of Kansas), Professor Marcus G. Bull (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and Professor Christopher Young  and Dr Mark Chinca (University of Cambridge).

The aim of the seventh conference is to follow the broad outline of the previous six conferences, allowing scholars who work on different aspects of the medieval chronicle (historical, literary, art-historical) to meet, announce new findings and projects, present new methodologies, and discuss the prospects for collaborative research.

The main themes of the conference are:

  1. Chronicle: history or literature?

The chronicle as a historiographical and/or literary genre; genre identification; genre confusion and genre influence; typologies of chronicle; classification; conventions (historiographical, literary or otherwise) and topoi.

  1. The function of the chronicle

The function of chronicles in society; contexts historical, literary and social; patronage; reception of the text(s); literacy; orality; performance.

  1. The form of the chronicle

The language(s) of the chronicle; inter-relationships of chronicles in multiple languages; prose and/or verse chronicles; manuscript traditions and dissemination; the arrangement of the text.

  1. The chronicle and the representation of the past

How chronicles record the past; the relationship with ‘time’; how the reality of the past is encapsulated in the literary form of the chronicle; how chronicles explain the past; motivations given to historical actors; the role of the Divine.

  1. Art and Text in the chronicle

How art functions in manuscripts of chronicles; do manuscript illuminations illustrate the texts or do they provide a different discourse that amplifies, re-enforces or contradicts the verbal text; origin and production of illuminations; relationships between author(s), scribe(s) and illuminator(s).

CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers in English, French or German are invited on any aspect of Medieval Chronicle. Papers will be allocated to sections to give coherence and contrast; authors should  identify the main theme to which their paper relates. Papers read at the conference will be strictly limited to twenty (20) minutes in length. The deadline for abstracts is Saturday 1 February 2014 (maximum length one (1) side A4 paper, including bibliography). Please email your abstract to medchron@liverpool.ac.uk .

The conference will take place on the south campus of the University of Liverpool, near the centre of Liverpool, Merseyside, UK. Liverpool has its own airport – Liverpool John Lennon Airport – with connections to many European cities. Travel through Manchester Airport (which has direct train connections to Liverpool) is also possible. Accommodation will be in Vine Court, newly built en-suite accommodation on the South Campus, fifteenth minutes walk from the centre of Liverpool and Lime Street Station. A variety of guest houses and hotels (at a range of prices) are similarly available near the university.

More information about Vine Court and virtual tours can be found here.

The estimated cost for attending the full conference is £350 (Monday to Friday, inclusive of the conference fee, accommodation for four nights in Vine Court, breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks per day). A reduced rate will be offered to students (estimated cost £300). Please note that the estimates do not include evening meals, but there are a variety of restaurants, take aways, coffee shops, and supermarkets within walkable distance for delegates to use in the evenings.

We are very happy to accommodate any delegates wishing to combine attendance at our conference with a visit to Leeds International Medieval Congress, which also takes place 7th – 10th  July 2014. Leeds is approximate two hours from Liverpool by train. Please notify us of your intention to attend both conferences when you submit your abstract and we will work with you to avoid a programming clash.

Additional information about costs, accommodation, travel and registration will be provided shortly on a dedicated conference website.

To download the Call for Papers as a Word Document click here.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANISERS AT MEDCHRON@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK.

Dr Godfried Croenen,
School of Cultures, Languages & Area Studies
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, Merseyside,
L69 7ZR, UK
G.Croenen{at}liverpool.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Peverley
School of English
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, Merseyside,
L69 7ZR, UK
S.Peverley{at}liverpool.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Dixon
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, Merseyside,
L69 7ZR, UK
Rebecca.Dixon{at}liverpool.ac.uk

Dr Damien Kempf
Department of History
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, Merseyside,
L69 7WZ, UK
Kempf{at}liverpool.ac.uk