PMRG/CMEMS Annual Conference, 2013

In the Medieval and Early Modern World28-30 November 2013
The University of Western Australia, Perth

Confirmed plenary speakers:
* Professor Tim Fitzpatrick (The University of Sydney)

Call for abstracts
The convenors of the 19th Annual Conference of the Perth Medieval and
Renaissance Group, co-sponsored by the UWA Centre for Medieval and
Early Modern Studies, welcome abstracts (c.200 words) for 20-minute
papers exploring medieval and early modern cultures of technology,
textuality, and materiality, c.600 to 1800 CE. We welcome proposals
for papers (or panels of 3 papers) which consider:

* The social and cultural lives and afterlives of medieval and early
modern material objects
* Manuscripts, inscriptions, illustrations, letters, the printing
press and other medieval and early modern communication technologies
* The production, transmission, and mediation of medieval and early modern texts
* The application and/or impact of modern technologies to medieval and
early modern materials

Abstracts and panel proposals (along with titles and brief bios for
speakers) should be emailed to [email protected] addressed to the
convenors — Professor Andrew Lynch, Associate Professor Anne M. Scott, and Dr Brett D. Hirsch — by no later than 1 September 2013.

Further details
Further details about the conference programme, registration, and
postgraduate travel assistance will be made available on

PMRG Annual General Meeting

The PMRG Annual General Meeting for 2013 is scheduled for Tuesday 26th March 2013, at 7.00PM in Arts Lecture Room 6 (G.62, Ground Floor, Arts Building) at UWA. A public lecture on “Child’s Play and Child Murder: The Emotions of Children in Jesuit Jacob Bidermann’s Latin Epic on the Massacre of the Innocents (1622)” by Professor Yasmin Haskell (ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 & The University of Western Australia) to follow @ 7.30pm. All welcome!

Public Welfare vs. Private Charity (IAS Public Lecture)

Public Welfare vs. Private Charity: Some Lessons from Medieval and Early Modern Europe

A lecture by Sharon Farmer, Professor of History, University of California Santa Barbara


Date: 21 February 2013
Time: 6pm
Location: Webb Lecture Theatre (G21), Geography Building, UWA
Parking: P18 & P19, Fairway entrance 1
Cost: Free, but RSVP essential.

To register a place – click here.

For more information about the lecture, click here.

Christmas Party

Medieval XMAS“Tis the season!

Join us for an evening of merriment at Dell Cottage, St George”s College (on the left as you”re traveling up the main driveway — you”ve gone too far if you reach the online casino archway). The festivities kick off at 6:30 PM, and entry is $10 (which comes with a drink). Bring a plate of food to contribute.

For more information about the event, contact Jo McEwan.

Eileen Joy on “Post/medieval Studies” (CMEMS/PMRG Lunchtime Seminar)

Professor Eileen Joy (Southern Illinois) will be visiting UWA for the Shakespeare and Emotions Conference, as a Distinguished Visitor for the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions. She will also give a lunchtime seminar on the future of medieval/medievalism studies and publishing.

Eileen JoyCMEMS/PMRG Lunchtime Seminar
“Pursuing a Fugitive, Vagabond, Promiscuous Post/medieval Studies.”

Arts Seminar Room 1.33
Tuesday 27 November, 1.00 pm.

Staff, postgraduate and honours students welcome. Discussion to follow the paper. BYO lunch.

“I am a specialist in Old English literary studies and cultural studies, with interests in poetry and poetics, historiography, ethics, affects, embodiments, queer studies, the politics of friendship, speculative realism, and the post/human. I am the Co-Founder and Lead Ingenitor of the BABEL Working Group, the Founder and Co-Editor of postmedieval, Co-Founder and Co-Editor of O-Zone, and the Co-Founder and Director of punctum books. I blog at In The Middle.”

“Doctor Faustus” (PMRG Fundraiser Screening)

Fundraiser Special Screening
Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus

Globe Faustus

Swap the hard benches for cosy movie theatre chairs, and the back-row view for HD vision. You can even kick back with popcorn and a choc top. Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen series is coming to Luna Paradiso, with the first screening kicking off with Doctor Faustus, filmed at the iconic Globe in 2011.

Cinema Paradiso
164 James St, Northbridge
12.30 for a 1.00 PM screening.

$25 tickets (drinks and nibbles for gold coin donation)
Tickets available at the door or in advance from Lesley O’Brien or Brid Phillips.