News and the Shape of Europe, 1500-1750:  Check out this conference at Queen Mary, University of London, in July!

Early Modern News Networks

News Networks in Early Modern Europe is very pleased to announce an international, interdisciplinary conference, to take place at Queen Mary, University of London in July 2013 on the theme ‘News and the Shape of Europe, 1500-1750’.  The call for papers is available to download below:

For more information about what should be a very exciting event, or to submit a paper proposal, please write to; the deadline for paper proposals will be the 28th of February 2013. Please tweet, post the cfp on facebook, and circulate it to wherever you think it will be of interest! We look forward to seeing lots of you at the event.

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Early English Drama Asst. Prof @ U Toronto

Have you seen this post already? It’s up at here.

Here’s a very brief recap and then a bit more information from Dr Holger Schott Syme, Chair, Department of English and Drama, University of Toronto Mississauga.


Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Stream) of Early English Drama

Load: 2/2

Campus: St. George (downtown)

Apply by: 31 October [via the above link to the post]


From Dr. Syme:

‘A word of explanation about the rather unusual structure of the University of Toronto: both these positions will be at U of T’s Mississauga campus — a suburban location a brief commute from the city of Toronto and connected to the downtown campus by a shuttle that runs every half hour during term time. Successful candidates will be full members of the tri-campus graduate unit, physically housed on the St George (downtown) campus, where they will supervise PhD students, and teach graduate seminars (normally at least every 2 out of 3 years). There are three undergraduate English programs: one at UTM, one at St George, and one at Scarborough (the other suburban location). Faculty of all three campuses are fully integrated into the graduate program, have equal access to its facilities and resources, and share equally in the administration of the program (the current Associate Director, PhD, for instance, is a UTM faculty member). In other words, the relationship between the three campuses is not comparable to US universities with flagship and satellite campuses. UTM has massively benefitted from the explosive growth of our undergraduate population; in the past few years, three large new award-winning buildings with classrooms and offices as well as a new library opened their doors, and another building is currently under construction. I’d be very happy to explain the situation in yet more detail; please don’t hesitate to ask.’


[editor’s note: Instead of posting Dr. Syme’s email address here for all the world to see, we ask you to email us at if you’d like follow-up info and we’ll get you in touch.]

get to work…

…at one of these fine institutions!

University of Sheffield

  • Offering two De Velling Willis Fellowships to work in any area within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Fixed term for 2 years
  • Pay £37,012 – £44,166 per annum pro-rata
  • Reference number: UOS003892
  • Application Deadline: 17 February 2012

Birkbeck College, University of London

  • Lecturer in Renaissance Theatre and Drama, in the Department of English and Humanities
  • Open ended (permanent) position
  • Pay £33,966 per annum pro-rata, inclusive of London Allowance
  • Reference number: 10615
  • Application Deadline: 20 February 2012
Queen’s University Belfast
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