Monday, January 14, 2013

ACMRS is a great organization for history lovers.

My day job, when I'm not writing, I work for a small publishing company Geode Press. Right now I'm promoting a new series on Zenobia. A true historical figure in the 3rd century. She was a warrior and queen and challenged Rome. 

I love finding new organizations, especial ones that help study history. I wish I would have found them a bit sooner to take advantage of the entire FEARLESS FEMALES program. I’m hoping for future programs like this, and even though they focus on Medieval and Renaissance I hope to see if Zenobia can participate; They don’t get anymore fearless than Zenobia. 

ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) ACMRS is the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. A research center representing Arizona's three public universities: ASU, U of A, and NAU.

How past civilizations handled the challenges of disease, societal upheavals, class distinctions, climate changes – are all part of our common “Human” experience, regardless of the century. We can avoid disastrous, unproductive mistakes by studying these societies and create better solutions for our world today.

·         FEARLESS FEMALES: AUDACIOUS AND FEISTY WOMEN OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE: An immensely popular program that highlights women of the Middle Ages and Renaissance who refused to be silenced by society, convention and regulations of their times to succeed in finding their own paths. Not only does this program explore those feisty women in Europe, but extends to areas seldom discussed – China, Latin America and beyond. Each presentation is led by a noted scholar in the field HOWEVER, is tailored for the general audience. These presentations are for those of us who crave more knowledge about this incredible era but are not academics or scholars. Attendees are invited and encouraged to ask questions of the scholar and able to mix and mingle with those who are similarly interested in this time period. For more information and future presentations, please visit our Public Programs page

Attention teachers! Want to have a great way to reach your students while studying history? They have a medieval class and it looks like they are working on having a traveling classroom where they can come to you. For more information OR donate to help this program grow contact:

Not only does ACMRS have great programs for the public but they just started a publishing company BAGWYN BOOKS. Attention all my writer friends check out their submission requirements and see if they are a good fit for you.

·         BAGWYN BOOKS: A new imprint of ACMRS to publish historical fiction centered in the medieval and Renaissance periods. Bagwyn Books is dedicated to publishing well-researched historical fiction novels for young adults (ages 14+) to adult readers. SUBMISSIONS WELCOMED. Bagwyn Books invites the submission of proposals for book-length fiction manuscripts from new, emerging, and established authors. Consideration will only be given to works centering on or connected to the medieval and Renaissance periods (400 C.E. to 1700 C.E.). Please see submission guidelines for additional information.

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“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” - Sir Winston Churchill

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