Ceræ : an Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Ceræ is a peer-reviewed Australasian journal of medieval and early modern studies. Administered from the University of Western Australia with the generous support of faculty and staff, the journal is 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 in the region.

The word ‘ceræ’ refers to the wax tablets used throughout antiquity and the medieval period as a reusable writing surface. Like the wax tablet, online publishing is a flexible medium which can be overwritten and re-inscribed—it has a malleability that traditional print forums do not. Our sources range from tablets and scrolls to manuscript codices, printed pamphlets, archaeological finds and architectural features—and our research outputs likewise can take any form from traditional text to audio-visual recordings, images, and interactive projects in the digital humanities.

We gladly accept manuscripts from any discipline related to medieval and early modern studies (including medievalism in later culture) and will accommodate the needs of authors in including audio-visual material and unusual or innovative formatting requirements.



Volume 5 Call for Papers: 'Representations and Recollections of Empire'

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’.  
Posted: 2017-08-31 More...

Call for Papers: 'Memories of Empire' at the International Medieval Congress 2018

Cerae is sourcing submissions to participate in a panel focused on ‘Memories of Empire’ for the IMC Conference at the University of Leeds (2-5 July, 2018).  
Posted: 2017-07-24 More...
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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword

Editor's Foreword PDF

Themed Articles

Aphra Behn: Cultural Translator and Editorial Intermediary PDF
Jocelyn Hargrave
Necessary Abuse: The Mirror as Metaphor in the Sixteenth Century PDF
Jenny Smith

Non-Themed Articles

Signs of Prayer in The Dream of the Rood PDF
Imogen Volkofsky


Review: Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church PDF
Cynthia Cruz
Review: Shakespeare's Settings and a Sense of Place PDF
Christine Edwards
Review: Danes in Wessex: The Scandinavian Impact on Southern England c. 800–c. 1000 PDF
Matthew Firth
Review: The Church at War: The Military Activities of Bishops, Abbots and Other Clergy in England, c. 900–1200 PDF
Matthew Firth
Review: Texts, Practices, and Groups: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the History of Jesus’ Followers in the First Two Centuries PDF
David W. Kim
Review: The Invention of Peter: Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity PDF
David W. Kim
Review: Teaching and Learning in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honour of Gernot R. Wieland PDF
Sarah B. Lynch
Review: Remembering the Crusades and Crusading PDF
Francesca Petrizzo
Review: Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230 PDF
Francesca Petrizzo
Review: The Middle English Bible: A Reassessment PDF
Charles Roe
Review: Women and Epistolary Agency in Early Modern Culture, 1450–1690 PDF
Stephanie Thomson
Review: The Integrated Self: Augustine, the Bible, and Ancient Thought PDF
Brendan Walsh
Review: The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400 PDF
Elizabeth M. Wawrzyniak
Review: Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Church: Religious Women, Rules, and Resistance PDF
Pelia Werth
Review: The Capetian Century, 1214–1314 PDF
Derek R. Whaley

All articles and reviews published by Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies are published under a CC BY-NC-ND license, unless otherwise specified.