UNIVERSities. Networks and Identities

The organizing committee of the International Research Seminar UNIVERSities. Networks and Identities, of the Center for History of Society and Culture (University of Coimbra), is pleased to announce the third session of the 2022 edition, to be held on November 11, 2022, starting at 14h30 (GMT).

Our guests and speakers for this session will be:

Moderator: Luís Trindade (U. Coimbra, CEIS20)

Speaker: Tom HOLERT (Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin)

Architectures of Human Capital. On the Theory, Planning, Design, Usage and Contestation of the Built Environments of University Reform in the 1960s and 1970s

Scientific Commentary: Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (U. Coimbra, CES)

The session will take place exclusively remotely and is accessible via the following link: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/86148437134

With best regards,
Carlos Alves
Isabel Ferreira da Mota
José Luís Barbosa
Maria Amélia Álvaro de Campos

Universidade de Coimbra, Centro de História da Sociedade e da Cultura

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Spanish Film Club grants

SFC grants enable universities of all sizes around the world to host film festivals featuring new Latin American, Latinx, and Spanish cinema. Awards cover up to 50% of screening costs and come with excellent programming support, as well as the possibility of scheduling Q&As with filmmakers. The deadline for grant applications is October 15, 2022.  To learn more about the program, please visit www.spanishfilmclub.com.

Tenure-track Job: History of Medieval & Early Modern Mediterranean World

August 8, 2022

Assistant Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Seattle University

The History Department at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean World starting September 2023.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, maintaining an active program of scholarship, and performing university and college service. The ideal candidate will have a primary teaching and research field in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean World (ca. 500-1600) broadly defined. There will be opportunities to teach in a variety of programs, including History, the University Core Curriculum, the Honors Program, and in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or other interdisciplinary programs. A specialist in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean World will support the department’s curriculum emphasizing social justice issues such as the historical roots of inequality and marginalization, and interpreting the diversity of human experience across world regions. The specialist would also help contribute to the vision of both College and University for equity, justice, and centering the margins.

The preferred candidate must have a Ph.D. in History at time of appointment. ABDs will be considered.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer..

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit applications online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/ including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample of scholarship, and contact information for three references (letters may be solicited upon submission of application). Application deadline is October 1, 2022. For further information please email the History Department Chair, Dr. Haejeong Hazel Hahn (hanhh@seatttleu.edu).

IAS Funding & Fellowship Opportunities

The Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests is the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science, and late modern history. Support is available each year for one scholar in music studies. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) and influential publications are required.

For the current admission cycle, two postdoctoral fellowships in the disciplines of History of Science and Medieval Studies will also be available. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have received their Ph.D. degrees after 1 July 2020 and before 1 September 2022. Postdoc fellowships are for one year and renewable for a second. Residence in Princeton during term time for both members and postdoc fellowships is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their research. Scholars can find further information in the announcement on the web at https://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement or on the School’s website, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540, or by email address: hsappquery@ias.edu.) Deadline: 15 October 2022.

Alhambra Research Opportunity

The Fitzwilliam Museum is recruiting a Research Associate for a short-term project on the Alhambra Palace in the 19th century.
The ideal candidate should demonstrate experience in archival research and be proficient in English and Spanish. They should either be working towards a postgraduate research qualification, hold a PhD or have equivalent experience in history of art and/or architecture, history of Spain, or a related field. A brief trip to Spain to attend meetings, and travel to UK-based archives will be required during the assignment. This assignment is advertised as full-time, but part-time applications are welcome. For informal enquiries please email Flavia Ravaioli on fr306@cam.ac.uk

CFP: Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

We are pleased to announce that ACIS will hold its 43rd annual conference at Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, from 7-9 September 2022. The conference will be hosted in a hybrid format by Dr Jesús Revelles Esquirol and the Departament de Filologia Catalana I Linguistica General of Universitat de les Illes Balears. 
You are cordially invited to offer a paper, panel or workshop presentation. The deadline for submission of proposals is Sunday 24th April 2022.  A small number of partial conference fee bursaries are available for postgraduate students. See the full Call for Papers here:  ACIS-CFP-Palma-2022-1.pdf (iberianstudies.net)

Graduate Student Essay Award

Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Pilar Sáenz Graduate Student Essay Award
Submissions Due: February 15, 2022

The winning paper carries a $500 prize and will be considered
for publication in Dieciocho: Hispanic Enlightenment.
• Submissions may treat any aspect of Iberian or Ibero-American culture during the “long” eighteenth century, from approximately 1680 to 1830.
• Submissions may be based in any academic discipline
(literature, history, art history, anthropology, etc.).
• Submissions must be 5,000 – 6,000 words, including bibliography.
For more information, see the Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-
Century Studies website: https://iasecs.org/iasecs-prizes-and-grants/

IX Annual Conference on Latin American and Iberian Studies 2022

Saturday, March 26th, 2022
The Department of Language and Literature at Lee University cordially invites submissions for the IX Annual Conference on Latin American and Iberian Studies on Saturday March 26th, 2022. This conference will bring together undergraduate and graduate students and professors from a wide variety of disciplines.

The conference focuses primarily on the languages, literatures, and cultures of Latin America and Spain; however, interdisciplinary submissions will also be accepted from related areas including Service Learning, Cross-Cultural Experiences, foreign language methodology, and others.

We will host a Culture, and Literature Showcase. Please note that this showcase is a smaller, walk-through poster session that will take place during the conference.

We would like to invite students from local high schools to attend the conference along with our Lee students, teachers, and language professors.

If you wish to present, please send a one-page abstract of approximately 250 words as an MS-Word document that clearly identifies the aim(s) of the paper, the rationale of the study, and finding (if applicable). Send the proposal/abstract via email to asteffanell@leeuniversity.edu by February 22nd, 2022. Include your name, institutional affiliation, and email address as well as a brief biography and any kind of technology needed. All presentations will have a 10-12 minute limit.

Abstracts and papers may be submitted in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French. Since one of our goals is to bring undergraduate students and faculty together, papers co-authored by students and faculty advisors will be considered. A $40 registration fee is required for attendance. $25 registration fee for students. This cost will include registration fee, light breakfast, and lunch.

Department of Language and Literature
1120 N Ocoee Street, Cleveland, Tennessee, 37311 Phone: 423-614-8216 Fax: 423-614-8209

Alexander Steffanell, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Latin American Studies, Director
Department of Language and Literature
P.O. Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

Call for papers, Premodern Spanish History Association of the Midwest

We are happy to announce that the Premodern Spanish History Association of the Midwest (PSHAM) is returning with an in-person meeting this upcoming spring! The nineteenth meeting of PSHAM will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022, hosted by Scott K. Taylor of the University of Kentucky. As usual, we’ll meet at noon for a working lunch and then discuss three pre-circulated works in progress. Many of us will also go out to dinner after the meeting is done.

If you are interested in presenting at PSHAM, please send a brief summary of your paper and a brief cv to Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (gretchen.starrlebeau@principia.edu) or to Valentina Tikoff (vtikoff@depaul.edu) by November 29, 2021.

Even if you don’t want to present, we welcome you to join us! Please RSVP so that we know how many lunches to provide. A little closer to the event we’ll share more details about local hotels, our schedule, etc.

Postgraduate Course: Reading Texts, Reading Objects

Reading Texts, Reading Objects 3: Identity/ Authority. Studying Intercultural Contacts through Primary Sources

Postgraduate Course 2021-2022
Online (Zoom): 2, 4, 11, 16, 18, 30 Nov. 2021
18.00-20.00 CET

Organizers: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (Madrid, Spain); Interdisciplinary Platform Social & Cultural History of the Mediterranean (MEDhis,

Director: Therese Martin
Co-Director: Katarzyna Starczewska
Secretary: Verónica Abenza

This course is tailored for the needs of graduate students interested in the different types of detailed analysis of a wide range of
primary sources, both written and material. After the warm welcome received by the two previous editions of this course (CCHSCSIC,
2017 and 2018), the researchers of the Interdisciplinary Platform Social & Cultural History of the Mediterranean (MEDhis, https://pti-medhis.csic.es/), together with a group of national and international researchers, offer the third edition of the course. This year the theme will revolve around the issue of self-representation, understood in its
broadest sense as a strategy aimed at highlighting authority. In the written sources, literal descriptions of identity will be analyzed in order to reveal the strategies designed to establish influence over the interlocutor (reader). Special attention will be paid to religious controversy, prologues to translations, scholarly debates, and inquisitorial documents. As for the material and visual sources, objects and representations that reveal the intentionality of the promoters towards the various viewing publics will be studied.
From a detailed reading of the primary sources, the methodological tools designed to answer the following questions will be discussed: how to approach primary sources with a critical eye? How to contextualize the message they give us? What are the theoretical frameworks suitable for researching these artifacts in a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary way? How to evaluate historical “truth” of sources when written and material texts contradict each other?


Tuesday, 2 (18.00-20.00 CET)
-Amanda W. Dotseth (Meadows Museum): Telling Tales with Cross-Cultural Objects: Spanish Art in a US Collection.
-Jordi Camps (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya): El objeto representado en la pintura mural románica: Cuestiones de identificación e interpretación de los recipientes sostenidos por la figura de María.

Thursday, 4 (18.00-20.00 CET)
– Silvia Armando (John Cabot University): Ivories and Inventories for Medieval Kings and Bishops: Seeing Authority and Identity in the Treasuries of Sicily and Southern Italy.
-Verónica Abenza (CSIC-CCHS): Los marfiles de Jaca: el diálogo artístico intercultural como fuente de autoridad de la reina Felicia de Roucy.

Thursday, 11 (18.00-20.00 CET)
-Roberta Cerone (Sapienza Università di Roma): Painted Bulls for Monks and Friars. Using the Papal Auctoritas to Strengthen One’s Identity.
-Mirko Vagnoni (Université de Fribourg): Royal Images as Markers of Authority in the Kingdom of Sicily (12th- 14th Centuries).

Tuesday, 16 (18.00-20.00 CET)
-Giulia Arcidiacono (Università di Salento): A Shining Kingdom. Mosaics as a Means of Political Propaganda in Sicily (12th-14th century). Images, Rhetoric, and Ideology.
-Davide Scotto (University of Naples L’Orientale): Christian Understandings of Muslim Identity and Qur’anic Authority. Reading Juan de Segovia’s Preface to the Trilingual Qur’an (1456).

Thursday, 18 (18.00-20.00 CET)
-Miriam Bodian (University of Texas): Interpreting Inquisitorial Defendants’ Self-Descriptions: The Factual and the Strategic.
-Mercedes García-Arenal (CSIC-CCHS): Inquisición, autoridad y polémica: el proceso de Jerónimo de Rojas, morisco de Toledo (1603).

Tuesday, 30 (18.00-20.00 CET)
-Katarzyna Starczewska (CSIC-CCHS): “Aprendí sin maestro todo lo que sé sobre esta lengua”. Discursos y estrategias para reconocer a una autoridad lingüística en el aprendizaje del árabe.
-Ryan Szpiech (University of Michigan): El lenguaje de la identidad: la conversión y otras figuras lingüísticas.