A new volume of the Corpus Membranarum Capuanarum: Collana di Studi Samaritana e Capuana – Fonti e studi, entitled Le Pergamene Aragonesi della mater ecclesia Capuana (1439-1442) (Aragon Parchments of the Mother Church of Capua, 1439-1442), edited by Giancarlo Bova, has been recently released by the Palladio Editrice of Salerno, Italy. This comprehensive critical edition of documentary sources related to medieval Capua furnishes students and scholars of medieval history with most valuable, so far unpublished archival evidence about the urban identity of this town, supplementing the series with a variety of new paleographic, diplomatic, archival and historical details related to the early Aragon rule in Capua, Naples and the Italian South.
For further details on the edition and other publications of this series, as well as other publications of its editor, see the attachments.
Pergamene (Catalogo (6)
Capua ai tempi di Alfonso I di Aragona (2)
The Hungarian government has proposed amendments to the National Higher Education Law that would make it impossible for Central European University – and possibly other international institutions – to continue operations within the country.
These changes would endanger the academic freedom vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and would strike a blow against the academic freedom that enables all universities to flourish.
It is time for friends, supporters, and educational and academic communities to defend our institution and the independence of higher education institutions around the globe.
How to help
Below are a list of tools that you can use to help show your support and solidarity with CEU.
We encourage you to:
Additionally, below is a list of documents about the proposed legislation and CEU’s response:
Tradition and Innovation in Historical Perspective: Undergraduate Conference Central European University, Budapest August 3-6, 2017. The Department of History and the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University in Budapest invite undergraduate students to rethink the manifestations and roles of tradition and innovation in history. The departments invite proposals for papers from undergraduates around the world who are interested in any aspect of tradition and innovation in a historical perspective. Proposals from all thematic areas (social history, economic history, military history, political history, cultural history, history of material culture, gender history, religious history, intellectual history, cultural heritage studies, art history, archaeology, and more) and all historical periods will be considered. Preference, however, will be given to proposals with interesting approaches and well defined research questions, objectives, and results.
More on the conference can be found in the attachment below.
CEU Undergraduate conference 2017_Call for applications
|INTENDED ELIMINATION OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES AT NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL
RESEARCH COUNCIL – ARGENTINA
On repeated occasions, Lino Barañao, Minister of Science of Argentina, questioned the pertinence of human and social sciences.
On February 25th, he gave a supplementary step in statements published by Noticias, a magazine in Buenos Aires.
The Minister proposes to eliminate the funding provided by the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Conicet) to medieval studies.
He argues that they do not respond to the needs of the country: the Middle Ages would be oblivious to Argentina’s history and, therefore, it would be a superfluous activity.
In doing so, he attacks the school of Argentinian medievalists in which figures such as Claudio Sánchez Albornoz and José Luis Romero have shone, school which continues today producing research on history, literature and philosophy published by journals and academic publishers in the country and abroad.
Barañao is calling to ignore ten centuries of history promoting the provincialization and the impoverishment of intellectual life in our country.
It seems that the goal is to prevent us to know the genesis of our own history and those legacies without which history is not understood, as if we should play at a scientific level the economic, social, and political worldwide division between those who know and are able, and those who must not know or be empowered.
Let’s add that if this initiative were fulfilled many colleagues would be out of work for the mere reason that universities would not be able to home them. Disappointment would lead to desertification of chairs and of teams dedicated to Ancient or Medieval history and –possibly– to Modern and Contemporary history, were they not related to Argentinean history.
It will so produce a hardly repairable damage in the culture of our country.
We ask therefore for the support of the Argentinean and international scientific community, of historians and in particular of medievalists around the world to stop the offensive against the human and social sciences in general and against medieval studies in Argentina in particular.
To join the petition, please click at:
|Proyectan eliminar los estudios medievales/ Intended elimination of medieval studies/Projet d’élimination des études médiévales
For the reaction of Argentinian scholars, please see the article (in Spanish) written by Prof. Dr. Astarita, head of Medieval History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad Nacional de la Plata, and a researcher at CONICET at:
For its 2017 issue, Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai Historia (ERIH, CEEOL, ProQuest) welcomes contributions on any topic related to the Reformation in central and east-central Europe. Please send a title and a brief abstract of your paper to the same address by 1 March 2017.
Articles of no more than 9000 words including footnotes in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing should be submitted by the end of June 2017 to email@example.com.
For its 2017 issue, Colloquia. Journal of Central European History (ERIH, CEEOL) welcomes contributions on any aspect of visual culture at the time of the Reformation (church furnishings, particularly altar decorations, the structure of ecclesiastical space and its relation to the divine service) in central and east-central Europe. A title and a brief abstract of the paper (200 words) should be sent to the editor by 1 March 2017.
Papers of no more than 9000 words including footnotes should be submitted by the end of June 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear MECERN members and friends,
The first issue of our quarterly Newsletter has been just released and you can download it from the attachment below. If you have any material with which you would like to contribute to the upcoming issues, please send it by e-mail to email@example.com.
Also, we would like to inform you that our MECERN Face Book page has been redesigned and active again. We are looking forward to meeting you there!
MEDIEVAL BUDA IN CONTEXT. Brill’s Companions to European History, Vol. 10. Edited by Balázs Nagy, Martyn Rady, Katalin Szende and András Vadas. June 2016. ISBN: 9789004307681
Medieval Buda in Context discusses the character and development of Buda and its surroundings between the thirteenth and the sixteenth centuries, particularly its role as a royal center and capital city of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary. The twenty-one articles place Buda in the political, social, cultural and economic context of other contemporary central and eastern European cities. By bringing together the results of research undertaken in recent decades for an English-language readership, this volume offers new insights into urban history and the culture of Europe as a whole.
For more information about the volume, please check the attachment.
Medieval Buda flyer English