CFP and Open Opportunities — Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS      
Volume 5
 
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites essay submissions for Volume Five on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’.
In its broadest sense, empire as a term is used to describe a state or cluster of lands and states ruled by a monarch or emperor. With its implications of wide and far reaching dominion, empire as a concept also lends itself to a broad range of subject areas that may consider a number of cultural groups and historical periods, concepts of power and dominance, influence and control. Topics may include but are not limited to:
-       representations of cultural legacy and achievement in claims to power
-       studies in the visual, literary and material culture of empire
-       the birth of Renaissance humanism with its focus on classical notions of civic duty
-       religious appropriations of the imperial claim to political supremacy
-       medieval romance and epic as genres innovating on classical styles and themes
-       the imperialist legacy in early colonial propaganda
As an interdisciplinary journal, Ceræ encourages submissions across the fields of art history, literature, politics, intellectual history, social studies and beyond.
 
Articles should be approximately 5000-7000 words. Further details regarding submission  and author guidelines including the journal style sheet can be found online at http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/about/submissions.The deadline for themed submissions is 30 November 2017. Non-themed submissions are welcome at any point throughout the year.
 
ESSAY PRIZES
Ceræ is delighted to offer two prizes each for Volume 5:
 
The first prize, of $200 (AUD), will be awarded to the best article submitted by a graduate student, and is sponsored by the University of Western Australia Graduate Research School. This award may be given to either a themed or non-themed submission.
 
The second prize, also of $200 (AUD), will be awarded to the best essay on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’ by a graduate student or early-career researcher.
 
Further enquiries are welcome and can be directed to the editor ateditorcerae@gmail.com.
 
OPEN OPPORTUNITIES
 
Administered from the University of Western Australia, Cerae is an open-access, peer reviewed journal directed by a committee of interstate and international graduate students and early career researchers. We are united in our commitment to open access publishing, the possibilities of the digital humanities, and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars.
Volunteering for Cerae will give you invaluable experience in operating a journal – from drafting calls for papers, to the review process, through to copyediting – all skills which will make you more competitive in the academic job market. It will also give you the chance to make a difference and work with a very passionate and dedicated team.
To nominate yourself for a role, please email ceraejournal@gmail.com by 25th September 2017.
 
DEPUTY EDITOR
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer to work closely with the Editor to prepare each volume for publication. The Deputy Editor will:
- Arrange the provisional screening and peer review of articles.
- Liaise between reviewers and authors to finalise articles for publication.
- Organise the typesetting and copyediting of articles.
This role requires <2 hours per week.
 
SECRETARY
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer, ideally based at the University of Western Australia, to take care of the administrative tasks involved in running the journal. The Secretary:
- Monitors our main email account
- Organises meetings, writes agendas, and takes minutes as needed
- Oversees our ‘virtual office’
- Maintains contact lists
- Is the central hub of information management
This role requires a minimum of 2 hours per week.
 
TREASURER
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer, ideally based at the University of Western Australia, to take care of the accounting tasks involved in running the journal. The Treasurer:
- Keeps records of incoming/outgoing funds
- Organises payments and receipts as necessary
- Generates a basic financial report annually
- Disburses prizes to our winners
- Works closely with the Fundraising Officer
This role requires <1 hr weekly, especially between the EOFY and our AGM.
 
FUNDRAISING OFFICER
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer to identify sources of funding to support the journal’s running costs. The Fundraising Officer will:
- Find and apply for prizes or grants aimed at graduate student organizations.
- Send fundraising letters to heads of departments/organizations soliciting sponsorship.
- Consider creative methods of raising funds.
This role requires <1 hour per week.
 
DEPUTY REVIEWS EDITOR
We are looking for a reliable, motivated volunteer to work alongside the Reviews Editor. The Deputy Reviews Editor will:
- Assist the Reviews Editor to identify publications, including digital works, for review.
- Work with the Reviews Editor to approach and liaise with reviewers.
- Perform other tasks as required, including assisting with the preparation of reviews for
submission to the Editor.
This role requires 1-2 hours per week.

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