JOB: akademische Mitarbeit, Architekturgeschichte, Universitaet Stuttgart

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Application deadline: Jul 12, 2018

Am Institut für Architekturgeschichte der Universität Stuttgart ist vorbehaltlich der Zuweisung zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines

akademischen Mitarbeiterin/akademischen Mitarbeiters

zu besetzen.
Die Beschäftigung ist auf drei Jahre befristet. Es besteht die Möglichkeit einer Verlängerung. Die Vergütung erfolgt nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TVL (50%).

Zu den Aufgaben gehören die Mitarbeit in der Lehre, die Durchführung eigener Lehrveranstaltungen und die Mitwirkung bei den Aufgaben des Instituts. Es handelt sich um eine Qualifikationsstelle, erwartet wird die Anfertigung einer Dissertation.
Voraussetzung ist ein überdurchschnittlich abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium mit architekturgeschichtlichem Schwerpunkt (M.A., MSc oder äquivalent).

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (CV, Abschlusszeugnisse, ggf. Verzeichnis von Publikationen, Lehrveranstaltungen und Vorträgen), einem Abstract der Abschlussarbeit und einem Exposé zur geplanten Dissertation (max. 2 Seiten) richten Sie bitte schriftlich und in Papierform bis zum 12.07.2018 an

Prof. Dr. Klaus Jan Philipp
Institut für Architekturgeschichte
Universität Stuttgart
70174 Stuttgart

Bitte senden Sie alle Unterlagen zusätzlich in einer PDF-Datei an Frau Pauline Desjardins:

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Les Enluminures: Masterpiece London 2017 (STAND B1)

Les Enluminures looks forward to welcoming you to the 2018 edition of



This year we are teaming up with Daniel Crouch Rare Books. Our joint display “A brief History of Time: from Matins to Mars” will explore methods of marking and keeping time throughout history.


On July 2 at 4pm Dr Christopher de Hamel, Senior Vice-President at Les Enluminures, manuscript scholar and award-winning author will give a talk on “How to Look at Medieval Manuscripts”.
The event will take place in the Lecture Theatre, in association with Chopard. Advanced registration essential.
Please find here further information.


“Les modèles dans l’art du Moyen Âge (XIIe-XVe siècles)”, dir. L. Terrier Aliferis, D. Borlée

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Informations pratiques :

Les modèles dans l’art du Moyen Âge (XIIe-XVe siècles), dir. L. Terrier Aliferis, D. Borlée, Turnhout, Brepols, 2018 (Les Études du RILMA, 10). 284 p., 150 b/w ill. + 54 colour ill., 210 x 297 mm. ISBN: 978-2-503-57802-6. Prix : 90 euros.

Ce volume réunit, pour la première fois sur le sujet, un ensemble de contributions qui abordent les diverses problématiques liées à l’usage des modèles dans la création artistique à l’époque gothique. Les modalités de la circulation des hommes et des œuvres en Occident entre le XIIe et le XVe siècle sont examinées à travers cinq axes : les carnets de modèles, la nature des modèles servant à la transmission (dessins, moulages ou gravures) , la notion d’auctoritas, la sélection des modèles et les interactions entre les différentes techniques (orfèvrerie, sculpture et peinture). Les auteurs se fondent, dans des études de cas très concrètes, sur des exemples précis et variés touchant à différents domaines artistiques et, de la sorte, permettent au lecteur d’appréhender au plus près une telle pratique, souvent pressentie, mais qu’il reste malgré tout assez difficile de saisir au sein de la production artistique médiévale.

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CFP: Windows into the Medieval Mediterranean

Call for Chapters              

Windows into the Medieval Mediterranean


Despite the excellent work done in the fields of Mediterranean history and studies, the Medieval period remains an area of less attention. Contributors are sought for an edited collection, under contract with publishers Taylor and Francis, that illuminates the many worlds of the Medieval Mediterranean, from 470 to 1350, as a space both geographically unified around a single body of water, while simultaneously one of great cultural, political, economic, religious, and linguistic diversity. The volume, resting on a foundation of scholarly essays, is intended to provide both students, undergraduate and first year graduate, and faculty with resources to consider the complexities and dynamism of the Medieval Mediterranean. Each chapter will consist of several essays as follows:


  1. A narrative portion between 2000 and 3000 words
  2. Accompanying primary source materials, written and/or visual, illustrative of the author’s argument and meant to engage students more deeply into the topic.

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Lecture: Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, London (27 June 18)

Gold Against the Body: Gold Surfaces and Their Limits, Medieval to Early Modern

Alison Wright, UCL

5:00pm, 43, Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PD

For the last Murray Seminar of the year, Alison Wright of UCL presents a paper entitled Gold against the Body:  gold surfaces and their limits, medieval to early modern. 

unnamedThe myth, famously invoked in Goldfinger, of the human body suffocated by being coated in gold exemplifies the fascination and danger attached to the idea of an ‘excess’ of gold, especially in respect to human skin. In this lecture the slippery boundaries of when, where and for whom gold surfaces might be deemed excessive will be explored in relation to European art, especially Italian, of the 14th to early 16th centuries. The discussion of gold in representation is generally dominated for this period by Alberti’s overturning of the value of gilding on the painted surface. This talk will argue rather for the multiple economies of gold in art with reference to broader visual and material traditions, and focus especially on gold’s complex relation to the human body.

Seminars take place in the History of Art Department at Birkbeck (43, Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PD) in Room 114 (The Keynes Library) at 5pm.  Talks finish by 5.50pm (allowing those with other commitments to leave) and are then followed by discussion and refreshments.

The Murray Seminar series will continue next autumn term.

CFP: Teaching Race in the Renaissance

An African Slave Woman, attributed to Annibale CarracciDeadline: Aug 1, 2018

Call for Contributors: A Volume on Teaching Race in the Renaissance

Edited by Anna Wainwright, University of New Hampshire
Matthieu Chapman, University of Houston

Race is a hot button issue all over the globe. From Black Lives Matter and immigration policies in the US, to Germany announcing that multiculturalism has “failed,” to Meghan Markle radically changing the face of the British monarchy and challenging England’s longstanding obsession with the “Blood Royal” by becoming the first black member of the royal family, many nations are struggling to address the ways in which race, and the conflicts surrounding race, affect both people and society. Often, these countries seek to address race as a purely contemporary issue that exists in an ahistorical vacuum without addressing the historical foundations, processes, and structures that led to these current situations. Although race is often viewed as a contemporary issue, many of the ideas, notions, and constructs of race that affect our world today exist within a continuum that began in the Renaissance.
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Horse sessions at IMC 2018

horse lungedA series of four horse sessions and a Round Table, organised by Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson, will take place during the International Medieval Congress 2018.

Palfreys and rounceys, hackneys and packhorses, warhorses and coursers, not to mention the mysterious ‘dung mare’ – they were all part of everyday life in the Middle Ages. Every cleric and monk, no matter how immersed in his devotional routine and books he would be, every nun, no matter how reclusive her life, every peasant, no matter how poor his household, would have some experience of horses. To the medieval people, horses were as habitual as cars in the modern times. Besides, there was the daily co-existence with horses to which many representatives of the gentry and nobility – both male and female – were exposed, which far exceeds the experience of most amateur riders today. We cannot reconstruct or re-experience the familiar and casual communication between humans and equids of the Middle Ages – or can we? At our sessions on the Medieval Horse, we will try to deduce, describe and debate the place of the horse in medieval society.

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