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    Chelsea Silva wins 2019 Foremothers Fellowship

    SMFS is pleased to announce that the winner of our 2018 Foremothers Fellowship is Chelsea Silva, a PhD candidate in English at the University of California, Riverside. Her project, Bedwritten: Middle English Medicine and the Ailing Author, explores the intersection of healthcare, impairment, and literature in late medieval England. With support from the Foremothers Fellowship, she will conduct archival research in London in order to continue developing the Middle English Remedies database, an open-access database of previously-unpublished medical recipes. She will also produce a full transcription of British Library MS Harley 2389, a sixteenth-century commonplace manuscript that includes a number of cosmetic, obstetric, and domestic recipes.

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    SMFS Elections Update

    Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the timeframe for this year’s advisory board election has been pushed back. We will be emailing our membership with an updated timeframe in the next week or two. Elections will still be held this month, and we have an exciting ballot of candidates for your consideration! –Melissa Ridley Elmes, SMFS Vice-President and 2018 Elections Coordinator

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    Remembering Sally Livingston

    Remembering Sally Livingston Remarks from: Linda Mitchell, current SMFS President Liz Herbert McAvoy, President Emerita of SMFS Melissa Ridley Elmes, Vice-President of SMFS   N.b. Sally’s family has established a permanent page where remembrances are being posted at http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/masslive/sally-a-livingston-condolences/190434768?cid=full We also invite those SMFS members who would do so to submit their own comments and memories of Sally here on the SMFS website, using the “comment” function on this page, above.   To say that Sally Livingston was one of the most extraordinary leaders of SMFS is quite an understatement. Sally started her academic career in the 1960s, then went on to become one of the leaders of women’s empowerment…

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    2018 SMFS Elections: Call for nominations

    It is time to begin the process of our annual elections to the Advisory Board of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship. Here is a summary of elections-related activity occurring this year: Advisory Board Departures: Jessica Barr (2016-2018) Nicole Nolan Sidhu (moved into executive team position, 2018) Jessica Ward (graduate student representative, 2016-2018) The executive Team, on behalf of the Advisory Board and society membership, wishes to expressed our gratitude to these departing members of the ad board for your efforts in support of our organization’s many initiatives over the past several years. Thank you, Jessica, Jessica, and Nicole! We will be electing the following positions in the 2018 elections:…

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    The SMFS Best Article Prize Is Now Open For Submissions!

    We are pleased to announce the call for nominations and submissions for the 2019 SMFS Best Article of Medieval Feminist Scholarship Prize. Articles published in calendar years 2017 and 2018 will be considered for this prize. Articles submitted for this prize will be assessed on both scholarly merit and relevance to the remit of SMFS. Topics are open, including issues regarding women, gender, trans* studies, feminist approaches and theory, and intersectionality. Range of study must, however, focus on the medieval period (ca. 500 to 1500). Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2018. Announcement of prizewinner will occur in late February/early March. Please send all submissions electronically (via email), in an…

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    Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship 2018 Graduate Student Essay Contest

    The SMFS Graduate Student Essay Competition is now open. This competition is open to all currently-enrolled graduate students, including those who will complete their degree in the current year. Papers submitted for consideration should be polished, original scholarly work and may cover any aspect of medieval studies that focuses on issues of women, gender, and/or sexuality. Requirements: Papers should be no longer than 8000 words, not counting foot/endnotes and bibliography. Papers should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (doc OR docx), double-spaced with standard margins, and include a FULL citation apparatusfoot- or endnotes and bibliography, all in Chicago Manual of Style [preferable] or MLA format. Papers that do not conform…

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    2018 Graduate Student Essay Contest

    There will be no essay contest prize awarded this year. Currently-enrolled graduate students are invited to submit original essays on any aspect of medieval studies that focuses on issues of women, gender, and/or sexuality to the 2019 Essay Contest (deadline: 1 November, 2018).

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    Elections Results

    We are pleased to announce the results of this year’s Advisory Board elections, held earlier this month, in which the membership elected a new Vice-President, Treasurer/Membership Coordinator, three regular board members and one graduate student member. These are: Vice President Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University) Treasurer / Membership Coordinator Amy Vines (University of North Carolina – Greensboro) Regular Ad Board Members Jonathan Hsy (George Washington University) Bettina Bildhauer (University of St Andrews) Janine Peterson (Marist University) Graduate Student Member Jenny Bledsoe (Emory University) Many congratulations to all those elected! Thanks and gratitude as well to our outgoing board members: Liz Herbert McAvoy (President), Vickie Larsen (Treasurer/Membership), Laura Saetveit Miles, Leah…

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    Vanessa Wright wins 2018 Foremothers Fellowship

    SMFS is pleased to announce that the winner of our 2018 Foremothers Fellowship is Vanessa Wright. Ms. Wright is a PhD candidate in Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds. Her thesis examines the representation of what she calls “cross-dressing” in medieval French literature. Her project is to travel to New York, NY to attend the Fordham University conference, “Inside Out: Dress and Identity in the Middle Ages” in March of 2018. During this trip, Ms. Wright will also examine a manuscript of La Lgende dore at the Morgan Library as part of the research for her first chapter, which concerns the visual representation of dress and identity in manuscripts.