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ANZAMEMS - Ninth Biennial Conference 2013 Melbourne Australia

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Inc.


Ninth Biennial International Conference 12-16 February 2013
Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, Australia

Programme now available to view:
ANZAMEMS programme (PDF)

Abstracts (PDF)


The conference seeks to explore the many varieties of translation at work in medieval and early modern studies. We invite papers which deal with diversity and change in areas such as language, culture, religion, space. We are interested in exploring both how medieval and early modern cultures understood translation, and how modern scholars make disciplinary, linguistic and social translations in their work. We encourage papers on these themes (and others pertaining to medieval and early modern studies), and papers from postgraduate students and early career researchers are especially welcome.

ANZAMEMS regrets to announce that the PATS Exploring the Manuscript Book, scheduled for 18 Feb 2013 at the State Library of Victoria will no longer be going ahead, and apologizes for any convenience caused. Further information about Postgrad and Advanced Training Sessions to be held later in the year will be posted in due course.

Monash LogoKeynote Speakers

Christopher Baswell is Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, and Anne Whitney Olin Professor of English, Barnard College. He is a specialist in medieval literature, manuscript studies, the transmission of the classical tradition, and, disability studies.

Anne Dunlop is Associate Chair for Art History at Tulane University. She is the author of Painted Palaces: the Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy (2009), and co-editor of Art and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy (2007).

John Najemy teaches history at Cornell University. His publications include books and articles on Renaissance Florence and on Machiavelli and other writers of the Renaissance.

Charles Zika is Professorial Fellow in the School of Historical Studies and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. His publications on the history of early modern Europe, have focused on religious and visual culture and the representation of witchcraft. His most recent book is The Appearance of Witchcraft: Print and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Europe, London: Routledge, 2007.

Proposal Submission

Abstract Submission Dates

Final deadline: September 1 2012

We welcome proposals for standard paper presentations (typically 20 minutes) and for thematic panels comprising several presenters. Proposals should be no more than 200 words and must include your full name, contact details, Institutional affiliation & email address.
Proposals should be uploaded at

To use this online system you will need to create an author account (a simple process) and then submit your proposal either by using copy/paste function or attaching it (with full details as listed above) as a PDF.

Contact if you would like to discuss the format or focus of your presentation before you submit it, or if you are having trouble or questions regarding uploading your papers.

ARC History of Emotions LogoTravel Grants

We have a number of travel grants available for postgraduate students pertaining to the History of Emotions. These grants have been made available by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Postgraduates travelling from overseas (not NZ) may be awarded up to $1000 Australian Dollars. Postgraduates travelling from NZ may be awarded up to $600 Australian Dollars. We also have bursaries of up to $400 for students travelling within Australia to attend the conference.

Travel Grant Application Procedures

In order to be considered for one of these grants, please send an email to by September 1. In this email, please provide an explanation of how your paper contributes to the field of the History of Emotions. Please, also, attach a short CV. You must also submit your abstract for consideration separately, following the instructions above.

We will endeavour to inform candidates of the result of their application for funding very quickly. We cannot, however, provide the funds to successful applicants until the time of the conference. Funding recipients will be issued with a cheque, upon presentation of appropriate receipts, at the time.

We will also be offering general travel grants for postgraduate students, whose work does not intersect with the History of Emotions. These amounts are yet to be determined. To apply, please follow the same procedures as mentioned above.

Other Awards & Prizes include
• Anzamems Awards and Bursary
• Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary

George Yule Postgraduate Essay Prize

The George Yule prize is awarded to the best essay written by a postgraduate currently enrolled at a University is Australia or New Zealand.
Please see details on eligibility and prizes at

Students who wish to be considered for the George Yule prize should send their paper as an attachment in email format, to by December 1st 2012


Registrations are now open and fees are noted below. Please visit our online registration system to register.

Registration Fees - Prices in Australian Dollars


Early Bird

(to 30 Nov)


(01 Dec to 15 Jan)

ANZAMEMS Members - Full Registration $385.00 $465.00
Non Members - Full Registration $455.00 $555.00
Student/Unwaged/Concession - Full Registration $265.00 $355.00
Single Day Registration (Wed, Thurs, Friday) $125.00 $145.00
Single Day Registration - Unwaged/Student/Concession $100.00 $100.00
Half  Day Registration (Tuesday & Saturday - ONLY) $65.00 $65.00
Conference Dinner - 3 course meal including drinks at Caulfield Race Course -  Thursday 14 February 2013 $95


Mannix College - 1 night, single room with shared bathrooms- (per person per night)

  • Maximum Stay: 6 nights for duration of conference only between 11 to 16 February 2013, checkout 17 February.
  • Please view terms and conditions prior to booking
  • Student style single accommodation, all guests must supply own towels.



Mannix College - Continental Breakfast (per person per day, served in Dining Room $7.20

Registration Terms and Conditions

  • Full Registration includes all morning teas, afternoon teas, lunches, welcome drinks and conference satchel.
  • Fees include GST
  • Cancellations: We can accept cancellations up to 2 weeks prior and we will refund fees less 20% administration fee.  Requests for refunds should be made in writing to conference convenors
  • Accommodation Terms and Conditions can be found here and you will be emailed a copy after your booking.
  • Early Bird Registrations open to 30 November 2012
  • Regular Registrations open from 01 December to 15 January 2013
  • ANZAMEMS Membership:   Registrations are valid only for financial members of ANZAMEMS - you can renew your membership or join prior to registration by visiting the ANZAMEMS website at or contact the Memberships Secretary


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Additional conference support has been provided by the Faculty of Arts at Monash University, the Bill Kent Foundation Fund and the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies.

Conference Organising Committee

Professor Constant Mews
Dr. Clare Monagle
Dr Carolyn James
Dr Megan Cassidy Welch
Kerrie Alexander, Institute for Public History (Administration)