Representations and Recollections of Empire

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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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 The deadline for themed submissions is 30 November 2017. Non-themed submissions are welcome at any point throughout the year.



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 at