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AUP-ANZAMEMS Virtual Conference Participation: Categories, Boundaries, Horizons

The Twelfth Biennial Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (or ANZAMEMS) Conference will take place at the University of Sydney, 5-8 February 2019.
A 15th century Australasian parrot twittering.
Medievalists.net: 'What is an Australasian parrot doing in a 15th century Italian painting?' The identification of this Sulphur-crested Cockatoo native to Australia & eastern Indonesia was made by University of Melbourne scholar Dr Heather Dalton.

The Twelfth Biennial Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (or ANZAMEMS) Conference will take place at the University of Sydney, 5-8 February 2019. For the duration of the conference, AUP will be virtually participating, taking place between Amsterdam, Sydney, and the Twittersphere - crossing the Categories, Boundaries and Horizons that are explored in this year's conference theme.

Medieval and Early Modern Studies are core subjects of the History list at AUP and at our publishing partners Arc Humanities Press. Combined, both presses have important authors who will be involved with ANZAMEMS and we want to be able to shout about their books and projects, even if we're not physically there.

Connections

We'll be celebrating our authors and their connections to the conference through books and series highlights including Susan Broomhall (University of Western Australia), editor of the book Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563 and the many authors and editorial board members that AUP and Arc have in New Zealand and Australia.

Past Imperfect Promotion

There will be an exclusive Past Imperfect book promotion where all PI's from this Arc Humanities Press series will be available for approximinately $A16 or NZ$17 (€10 on our webshop) including shipping. This will give you the chance to buy Past Imperfects at a reduced price, like this year's ANZAMEMS organiser Daniel Anlezark's Alfred the Great, Clare Monagle's The Scholastic Project, and Kriston Rennie's Medieval Canon Law.

Use discount code ANZA19 at the checkout when ordering via our website. For the list of Past Imperfects, see: www.ww.aup.nl/en/series/arc-past-imperfect.

The Devil's Country

We will also celebrate and remind ANZAMEMS attendees of the fantastic Special Events happening across the conference, like the film screening of The Devil's Country, written & produced by Juanita Feros Ruys, author of Past Imperfect Demons in the Middle Ages (yes, this will also be in the PI promotion!).

This film explores the way that memory and forgetting intersect in iconic places in the Australian landscape such as the Jenolan Caves west of Sydney. It uses colonial tales describing Australia as a demonic space as a pathway back to the bloody history of nineteenth-century colonial expansion into the country of the Wiradjuri beyond the Blue Mountains in NSW.

Still from The Devil's Country Trailer VIMEO Still from The Devil’s Country. View the trailer on Vimeo.

#ANZA19

Follow all of the conference activity through the hashtag #ANZA19 and follow us on Twitter at @AmsterdamUPress and on Facebook via @AUPAcademic.

Monday, February 4th, 2019