Join the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, 1-15 JUNE. Free and Online

Join the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL! This free online series of events, hosted by the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, explores themes relating to race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, the environment and cross-cultural cooperation across social, disciplinary and national divides. Register here for access to all the events and bonus recordings (plus access to recordings of the whole Festival) or search for 'Equality Shakespeare Festival' on Eventbrite: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/shakespeare/events/2022/the-equality-shakespeare-festival.aspx Still to come (timings represent UK times): Wednesday 1 June: Shakespeare for Social Justice: Breaking Down Barriers, Dismantling Stereotypes, Challenging Prejudices 14:30-15:30: Creating the Beyond the Walls Theatre Company,…
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Join the EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 16 May to 15 June – Free and Online

Join us for the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL! Between 16 May and 15 June the Shakespeare Institute is hosting a free and online Equality Shakespeare Festival which brings together theatre practitioners, film-makers, applied theatre specialists, academics, actors, poets, life-writers, translators, and arts organisations to discuss, celebrate and explore the ways in which Shakespeare can be used to further equality, social justice, inclusivity, diversity and international collaboration. The Festival begins with a special tribute to the life and legacy of the incomparable Sir Antony Sher, featuring his husband Gregory Doran (Artistic Director Emeritus of the Royal Shakespeare Company),…
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CFP: Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics

International Conference October 5-7, 2023 The University of Gothenburg, Sweden In Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, Aristotle conceived ethics and politics to be both interrelated and exclusively male endeavors. This notion continued to be influential in the early modern period (c. 1500 – 1800). Yet in recent decades, feminist scholarship has showed that throughout the early modern world numerous women nonetheless discussed, developed, and challenged politics and ethics in profound and often surprising ways. The conference Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics is organized by the Early Modern Seminar and the research network Philosophy in Other Words, at the University…
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Diversity in Digital Publishing Research Associate

Brown University invites applications for a one-year Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As a member of the Center for Digital Scholarship, based at the Brown University Library, the postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a multi-skilled team of experts to advance a set of public-facing faculty digital publications currently under development as part of the Mellon-supported Digital Publications Initiative. The fellow will help conceptualize, research, and administer a group of projects that relate directly to the history and experience of oppressed or marginalized peoples, are intended to engage both…
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V Art, Power and Gender Conference Artists and Female Patrons in Renaissance Europe

University of Murcia, 29-30 April 2022 Attendance: In-person or online Organizers: MEFER Research Project The V Art, Power, and Gender Conference is one of the activities organized by the research project MEFER [Portrait Medals and Female Power in Renaissance Europe (I): The Women in the Spanish Monarchy]. The proposed topic for this edition is “Artists and Female Patrons in Renaissance Europe”. Art History research has traditionally associated renowned artists’ names with male figures that, as kings, noblemen, diplomats, or prelates of the church, promoted their artistic careers commissioning works of art and disseminating them in different European courts. However, this…
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CfP: Feeling Form/Forming Feeling?: Dialectics of Affect and Form in Anglophone Women’s Writing, 1550-1800

CfP Deadline: 1st March 2022 Ghent University, Carmelite Monastery, 14-15 October 2022 In the field of historical women’s writing, new formalist methodological approaches and theories of affect are being advanced and contested as scholars reimagine the relationship between text and context. Looking at the affordances, collisions and structuring principles of form and affect, this conference invites scholars to explore intersections between form and feeling in women’s writing between 1550-1800: what does a feminist formalist methodology attendant to feeling and affect look like? How does such a perspective allow us to recentre and rethink the position of women’s writing within the…
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FOLGER INSTITUTE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2022-2023

FOLGER INSTITUTE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2022-2023 www.folger.edu/institute/fellowships The Folger Shakespeare Library has embarked on a major renovation project. While this work is underway and Folger collections are unavailable for in-person consultation, the Folger Institute is committed to continuing its support of collections-based research, and to providing scholars with the resources they need to pursue and advance their work. The renovation offers the Institute the opportunity to create new kinds of awards and to make fellowships more adaptable. Effects of the global pandemic, ongoing at the time of this announcement, require that adaptability. In 2022–2023, Folger research fellowships will place value…
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Newberry Library Fellowship Opportunities

The Newberry Library’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment. We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry’s collections to apply for our many fellowships. Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including Fellows’ Seminars and Weekly Colloquium.…
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François de Billon (1522-1564+)

My late mother's 1972 unpublished dissertation, "François de Billon (1522-1564+). Féministe – Nationaliste – Secrétaire", is now accessible in HTML format: https://petruscamper.com/billon.htm This is the first study devoted to François de Billon and his book "Le Fort inexpugnable de l'honneur du sexe femenin" (1555), though his name crops up in works on feminism as a strong defender of women and the historian of the "Querelle des Femmes". Billon serves as the basis for Abel Lefranc's judgment that Rabelais was the misogynist par excellence, and that the "Tiers Livre" is Rabelais's participation in the "Querelle des Femmes" (1904). This view has…
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Mellon Postdoc Fellowship Opportunity, Romance Studies, Cornell University

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Romance Studies Academic Years 2022-2024 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY https://societyhumanities.as.cornell.edu/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Romance Studies invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2022. The fellowship offers a stipend of $56,000/year. The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one course per semester in the Department of Romance Studies, in support of the department’s interdisciplinary curriculum and commitment to diversity. We welcome applications from scholars working in at least two of the languages and literatures taught in the Department–Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. We are…
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