Category Archives: Medieval History

Seeing Race Before Race Fellowship

Premodern critical race studies is a rapidly expanding field within premodern studies. Many historians of the Medieval and Early Modern World are investigating the histories and languages of race and racism in premodern contexts. The Center for Renaissance Studies is … Continue reading

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Reading Archival Latin Seminar

A Summer Skills Seminar on Reading Archival Latin is being organized by the Mediterranean Seminar for Summer 2022. Graduate students and researchers interested in learning to read Latin manuscripts are encouraged to apply for this seminar. The Mediterranean Seminar announcement … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Scholars in RaceB4Race Studies

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is hiring two Postdoctoral Research Scholars in RaceB4Race Studies. These postdoctoral fellowship positions will provide great opportunities for recent Ph.D.s in History and the humanities who work on premodern race studies. Here … Continue reading

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History of Sleep in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Nothing could seem more “natural” than our rhythms of sleep, yet there is a history of sleep. Historians have recognized various changes in sleeping patterns in the modern industrialized and post-industrial world, which have also been studied by scientists. Over … Continue reading

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Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference in Premodern Studies

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is currently organizing its annual Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference in Premodern Studies. Graduate students in premodern history at Northern Illinois University are encouraged to submit a proposal. Graduate students taking HIST 520 … Continue reading

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New Research at Cahokia Mounds Site in Illinois

New archaeological excavations at Cahokia, Illinois, have been investigating evidence of deforestation and flooding at the site of a major indigenous urban center. The New York Times reports that “A thousand years ago, a city rose on the banks of … Continue reading

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Pre-Modern World History Position

University Laboratory High School in Champaign-Urbana is hiring a high school teacher in pre-modern World History. History graduates of the History and Social Science Secondary Educator Licensure Programs at Northern Illinois University may be interested in applying for this position. … Continue reading

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Confronting Whiteness in Ancient History

Students in my History of the Western World I course confront racial constructs in the idea of the West from the first day of classes. We consider the concepts of Europe, the West, and Western Civilization, critically throughout the semester, … Continue reading

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Newberry Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Studies

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will be holding its annual Multidisciplinary Graduate Student┬áConference in Premodern Studies as a virtual conference on 8-13 February 2021. Graduate students in History, English, and World Languages and Cultures at Northern … Continue reading

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Medieval Architecture, Early Modern Music, and Covid Vaccinations

Salisbury Cathedral is currently serving as a Covid-19 vaccination site in the United Kingdom. The soaring medieval architecture provides a vast, airy space for health care providers and British citizens getting vaccinated. According to The New York Times, “patients have … Continue reading

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