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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Themed Articles: 'Words, Signs, and Feelings'
Non-Themed Articles
Book Reviews

ISSN: 2204-146X

Table of Contents

Themed Articles

John Lyly’s Anatomy of Wit as an Example of Early Modern Psychological Fiction PDF
Adele Kudish
‘A Gentlewoman of the Courte’: Introducing and Translating the Court Lady PDF
Lisa Tagliaferri
'Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord, and He Shall Sustain Thee': Consolatory Letter-practices at the Muscovy Tzar Court (second half of the seventeenth century) PDF
Anastasia Aleksandrovna Preobrazhenskaya


Allegories of Sight: Blinding and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England PDF
Matthew Firth
Royal manuscript patronage in late Ducal Normandy? A context for the female patron portrait of the “Fecamp Psalter” (c. 1180) PDF Image Set
Jesús Rodríguez Viejo
Listening to the Gaoler's Daughter PDF
Kendra Preston Leonard
Mercantile Arithmetic in Renaissance Italy: A Translation and Study of a Vernacular Abbaco Work PDF
Alessandra Petrocchi


Review: Henry the Liberal Count of Champagne, 1127–1181 PDF
Melissa Tu
Review: Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture PDF
Grace Catherine Greiner
Review: By Steppe, Desert and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia PDF
John Edmund Latham
Review: Vikings in the South: Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean PDF
Marcus Harmes
Review: Conquerors, Brides, and Concubines: Interfaith Relations and Social Power in Medieval Iberia PDF
Emily Keyes
Review: Machiavelli’s Legacy: The Prince After Five Hundred Years PDF
Tara Auty
Review: The Corporeal Imagination: Signifying the Holy in Late Ancient Christianity PDF
David W. Kim
Review: Negotiating the Political in Northern European Urban Society, c.1400–c.1600 PDF
Stephen Basedo
Review: Translating Clergie: Status, Education, and Salvation in Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Texts PDF
Stephanie Hathaway
Review: The Prose Brut and Other Late Medieval Chronicles. Books Have Their Histories: Essays in Honour of Lister M. Matheson PDF
Trevor Russell Smith
Review: Rococo Echo: Art, History and Historiography from Cochin to Coppola PDF
Melanie Cooper
Review: Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare’s Time PDF
Jeffrey Neil Weiner
Review: Nibelungen . Heimsuchung PDF
Stephanie Hathaway

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.