ANZAMEMS – ‘Cultures in Translation

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Ninth Biennial International Conference 12-16 February 2013, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, Australia

About the Conference 

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

Keynote Speakers

Chris Baswell, 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, 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, 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, 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

Deadlines – For early acceptance: May 1 2012 | Final deadline: September 1 2012

The conference organisers 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.

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Travel Grants

There are some travel grants available for graduate students whose papers will focus on issues in the History of Emotions. These grants have been made available by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. If you would like to apply for a travel grant, please notify the organisers at the same time that the abstract is submitted by noting in the abstract or as an attachment.

 Other Awards & Prizes include

• ANZAMEMS Awards and Bursary

• Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary

• George Yule Postgraduate Essay Prize

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 Support: Additional conference support has been provided by the Faculty of Arts at Monash University and The Bill Kent Foundation Fund.