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Online Seminar Series: Passion and Pandemic, 22, 24, 29, 31 March 2021, 13.15-14.00 (GMT)

Westminster Abbey presents a specially-curated series of contemplative lunchtime seminars for Passiontide and Holy Week. At each seminar, a different art historian and theologian will focus on pictures from the National Gallery’s collection and explore themes of salvation, frailty, isolation, and sickness. In the first seminar (22 March), Professor Joanna Cannon (Courtauld Institute) and the Reverend Dr JamieContinue reading “Online Seminar Series: Passion and Pandemic, 22, 24, 29, 31 March 2021, 13.15-14.00 (GMT)”

Online Lecture: Ravenna: Crucible of Europe, Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 5:30pm GMT

Join the Centre for Medieval Studies (University of York) for a lecture by Professor Judith Herrin (Professor Emerita, King’s College London). Dr. Herrin will explore the role of Ravenna, imperial capital from AD 402, until its fall to the Lombards in 751, as a catalyst in the development of what we can now identify asContinue reading “Online Lecture: Ravenna: Crucible of Europe, Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 5:30pm GMT”

Virtual Book Launch: County Durham Pevsner, a new revision by Martin Roberts, 31 March 2021

The Paul Mellon Centre at Yale University present an online launch of Martin Roberts’ new revision of the County Durham volume of the Pevsner Architectural Guides. The event will take place on 31st March 2021, 6-7.30pm, via Zoom. The author will discuss the project in conversation with Simon Bradley, joint editor of the Pevsner ArchitecturalContinue reading “Virtual Book Launch: County Durham Pevsner, a new revision by Martin Roberts, 31 March 2021”

CFP: Modelling Medieval Vaults Second Symposium, University of Liverpool (19 August 2021), deadline 30 April 2021

This symposium is a follow up to that held in July 2016, which began to explore shared interests in gothic vaults, particularly research aided by digital methods. Our second event aims to take the conversations further and share findings from our ‘Tracing the Past’ research project investigating the design and construction of English medieval vaults.

Online Lecture: ‘Eagles, dragons, griffins, and angels: Netherlandish brass lecterns in context’ with Dr Douglas Brine, Courtauld Institute of Fine Art, 10 March 2021, 17:00-18:00 (GMT)

This paper considers Netherlandish brass lecterns, in their various guises, from various perspectives – as metal sculptures, as liturgical fixtures, and as vehicles for private commemoration – and argues that they constitute a significant, if overlooked, category of early Netherlandish art.

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Seminars and Lectures

Online Lecture: Mining the Collection: The Cleveland Museum of Art, ICMA, 4 March 2021, 11am (ET)

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) invites you to another installment of Mining the Collection. Mining the Collection is lecture series where museum curators take an in-depth look at fascinating, often puzzling, objects in their collections. Gerhard Lutz, Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and Elina Gertsman, Professor of Art History atContinue reading “Online Lecture: Mining the Collection: The Cleveland Museum of Art, ICMA, 4 March 2021, 11am (ET)”

Online Lecture Series: Medieval Manuscripts Seminar Spring 2021 (Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

The seminar covers current research into the intellectual history of book production in the Middle Ages, into the history of medieval texts and script and into manuscript culture more generally. The great value of the seminar, which was founded in the 1970s, is that it draws on a wide pool of expertise from the academicContinue reading “Online Lecture Series: Medieval Manuscripts Seminar Spring 2021 (Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)”

Online Lecture: ‘All the Stage’s a World: Vernacular Cartography and the Castle of Perseverance’ with Dr. John Wyatt Greenlee, 10 March 2021 at 5:00pm (EST)

The Medieval Studies program at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites you to an online lecture by Dr. John Wyatt Greenlee on 10 March 2021 at 5:00pm EST. Dr. Greenlee is a medieval cartographic historian. His research is primarily driven by questions of how people perceive and reproduce theirContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘All the Stage’s a World: Vernacular Cartography and the Castle of Perseverance’ with Dr. John Wyatt Greenlee, 10 March 2021 at 5:00pm (EST)”

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Call for Papers

CFP: Justice and Mercy at the Time of Dante: Reflections, Expressions, Representations & Practices (Lyon, 18-19 October 2021), deadline 25 March 2021

This conference explores the notions of justice and mercy within this highly interdisciplinary critical framework: although focused on Dante, our conference aims to open up to studies analyzing these two notions not only in Dante, but also in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century European poets, prose writers, artists, jurists, preachers, philosophers and theologians.

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Conferences

Online Conference: Reclaiming Losses: Recovery, Reconquest, and Restoration in the Middle Ages, Princeton University, 6 March 2021

Princeton University cordially invites you to their Medieval Studies Graduate Conference, 2021:  Reclaiming Losses: Recovery, Reconquest, and Restoration in the Middle Ages. The conference will be held on Zoom on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 10:00am – 4:30pm EST. Registration is open to the public. The conference will begin with a keynote address given by Professor Hussein Fancy, Associate Professor ofContinue reading “Online Conference: Reclaiming Losses: Recovery, Reconquest, and Restoration in the Middle Ages, Princeton University, 6 March 2021”

Online Conference: ‘Visions of the End: Medieval & Renaissance Apocalyptic Cultures’, Marco Institute’s 17th annual symposium, 5-7 March 2021

The Marco Institute’s 17th annual (virtual) symposium will explore apocalyptic themes. During the course of three days, eleven leading scholars will discuss medieval and Renaissance responses to the Book of Revelation written by John of Patmos and the end-times he predicted. During the virtual sessions, scholars working in the disciplines of art history, history, literary studies, and religious studies will present their current research on the celestial visions and the millennial fears of pre-modern times.

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New Publications

New Publication: ‘Emerging Naturalism: Contexts and Narratives in European Sculpture 1140-1220’ edited by Gerardo Boto Varela, Marta Serrano Coll & John McNeill

Artistic production in Europe between the mid-12th and early 13th centuries is notoriously difficult to categorise. ‘Emerging Naturalism: Contexts and Narratives in the Architectural Sculpture of the Latin Church 1140-1220’ offers a number of different perspectives on this question, while offering a panoramic analysis of the period as expressed in the medium of stone sculpture.

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Medieval Jobs

Job: Assistant Professor in Archaeology, University of Copenhagen (deadline 1 March 2021)

The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University (UCPH), Denmark, invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Archaeology to be filled by the 1st of September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are looking for an outstanding junior researcher with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profileContinue reading “Job: Assistant Professor in Archaeology, University of Copenhagen (deadline 1 March 2021)”

Fellowship: Bard Graduate Center Visiting Fellowships, 2021-2022

Bard Graduate Center (BGC) invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for non-stipendiary visiting fellowships, to be held during the 2021–22 academic year. BGC Visiting Fellowships, which are intended for scholars who have already secured means of funding, provide scholars with workspace in the BGCContinue reading “Fellowship: Bard Graduate Center Visiting Fellowships, 2021-2022”

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Journal Publications

New Journal Publication: Gesta, Volume 59, Number 2 | Fall 2020

The latest issue of Gesta is now available to view online, edited by Diane J. Reilly and Susan L. Boynton. The journal is sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art Articles include: Kathryn A. Smith, Found in Translation: Images Visionary and Visceral in the Welles-Ros Bible Jonathan Andrew Turnock, The Earls of Hereford and Their Retinue:Continue reading “New Journal Publication: Gesta, Volume 59, Number 2 | Fall 2020”

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Funding & Scholarships

Scholarship: MAA Inclusivity and Diversity Research Grant (Deadline 31 December 2020)

The Inclusivity and Diversity Research Grant of up to $3,000 will be granted annually to a scholar, at any stage in their career, who seeks to pursue innovative research that will broaden the scope of medieval studies. Projects that focus on non-European regions or topics under the Inclusivity and Diversity Committee’s purview such as race,Continue reading “Scholarship: MAA Inclusivity and Diversity Research Grant (Deadline 31 December 2020)”

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Exhibitions & Art Fairs

Exhibition: Architecture & Ornament, Sam Fogg Gallery, London, 22 October – 19 November 2020

The works of art in this exhibition provide an overview of the diversity that existed in Romanesque and Gothic architecture, which continually transformed across space and time. They range from the tenth century, when Lombard architecture and sculpture formed the so-called first Romanesque, to the late fifteenth century, when openwork spires towered over cities. TheContinue reading “Exhibition: Architecture & Ornament, Sam Fogg Gallery, London, 22 October – 19 November 2020”

Virtual Exhibition: Les Enluminures at Frieze Viewing Room – October 9 – 16, 2020

Les Enluminures have collaborated with Frieze to create a virtual showcase of selected medieval and early modern manuscripts and jewellery. Their public statement is detailed below: ‘Les Enluminures is delighted to participate in Frieze Viewing Room, which opens to the general public at 12pm BST this Friday October 9. Our Viewing Room will showcase a curated selectionContinue reading “Virtual Exhibition: Les Enluminures at Frieze Viewing Room – October 9 – 16, 2020”

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Resources

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time – Medieval Pilgrimage

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea and experience of Christian pilgrimage in Europe from the 12th to the 15th centuries, which figured so strongly in the imagination of the age.

Podcast: The Illuminated World Chronicle with Nina Rowe, Les Enluminurers

In this episode Dr. Nina Rowe discusses her latest book The Illuminated World Chronicle: Tales from the Late Medieval City with our host Sandra Hindman. They discuss some of the thrilling and often titillating stories found in World Chronicle manuscripts including the tale of the Devil on Noah’s Ark.

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