Master in Nationalism Studies

Next semester (September 2023), a new Master in Nationalism Studies begins at the Complutense University of Madrid. It will be a multi-disciplinary one year official title, with courses in History, Political Science and Political Theory, Sociology, Anthropology, and Regional Studies. It will be taught online in English. Follow this link for more information:

CFP: Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

44th Annual Conference

Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for the 44th annual ACIS Conference, which will be held at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, from 6-8 September 2023. It will be a hybrid conference, with the opportunity to attend online and/ or in person.

You are cordially invited to propose a paper, panel or workshop presentation. Proposals for individual papers as well as panels on specific themes (max. four papers per panel) are encouraged.  A small number of partial conference fee bursaries will be available for postgraduate students.

If you wish to offer a paper, please see the Guidelines for Papers and send your proposal to the ACIS 2023 Programme Convenors, Dr Carla Sequeira and Dr Joana Lencart at the email address: by SUNDAY, 16th April 2023. Informal enquiries concerning papers and topics are welcome before the deadline.

For more information, please see our ACIS website and the Conference website.

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:

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

Contact Info:

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 or on the School’s website, 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: 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

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:

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,, 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.

Meadows Museum Fellowships

Applications Open for Meadows Museum Fellowships (Dallas, Texas)

The Meadows Museum in Dallas, TX is now accepting applications for two graduate fellowships at the museum: the Mellon Curatorial Fellowship and the Center for Spain in America (CSA) Curatorial Fellowship. The former is a two-year, postdoctoral position for candidates who have earned their PhDs within the last five years; the latter is a one-year pre-doctoral position for candidates who have completed their coursework and have advanced to the writing stage for their PhDs. Applications for both opportunities consist of a CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation, and all materials are due on February 15, 2021.

These fellowships support research into all periods of Spanish art and offer scholars unique opportunities to examine art of the Hispanic world, both here in Dallas with our world-renowned collection of Spanish art that spans the tenth through the twenty-first centuries and with partner institutions around the globe. Candidates seeking a museum career will gain valuable professional skills as a part of our curatorial team, working directly with exhibitions, programming, and acquisitions.

More detailed information about the positions can be found on our website (, which includes links to a virtual information session over Zoom in January and a digital yearbook that highlights the activities of past fellows. It’s my hope that you’ll share this information with your staff and colleagues so that any interested candidates can apply and obtain letters of recommendation before the deadline of February 15, 2021. If you need further information, feel free to contact our Director of Education, Anne Kindseth at akindseth[at]