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Online Conference: ‘The Illuminated Legal Manuscript from the Middle Ages to the Digital Age: Forms, Iconographies, Materials, Uses and Cataloguing’, IUS ILLUMINATUM, 22-25 September 2021

To commemorate the third year of ‘IUS ILLUMINATUM’, the research team are organising an international Conference on the topic: “The Illuminated Legal Manuscript from the Middle Ages to the Digital Age: Forms, Iconographies, Materials, Uses and Cataloguing” on 22–25 September 2021.

Call for Journal Submissions: ‘Imago, ius, religio. Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts & Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries)’, Eikón Imago Journal 2023, deadline 1 February 2022

The journal “Eikon-Imago”, alongside the research team IUS ILLUMINATUM of Institute of Medieval Studies (IEM) of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas at the Universidade NOVA in Lisbon, has decided to devote the 2023 special issue to the study and examination of religious iconographies in legal manuscripts and printed books, so as to create a place for discussion and exchange on the diverse artistic, historical and social aspects of these iconographies.

CFP: Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies at Cleveland Museum of Art & Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, 24-26 March 2022, deadline 29 November 2021

The 21st annual Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies invites abstracts from current graduate students and recently graduated Masters students from all disciplines on any topic related to the long Middle Ages. We encourage proposals for innovative presentations (20 minutes) and lecture-performances (25 minutes) on the global medieval, non-Eurocentric geographies, and medievalism(s).

CFP: ‘Encountering the Sacred in Medieval Italian Spaces’, Italian Art Society, International Congress on Medieval Studies 2022, deadline 15 September 2021

This session seeks papers which investigate how medieval Italian spaces impacted experiences of the sacred. How did Christians, Jews, and Muslims experience the sacred in the spaces of medieval Italy? In what ways did navigating through medieval religious spaces, homes, governmental spaces, streets and squares, or the countryside inform encounters with the sacred?

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Seminars and Lectures

Online Lecture: ‘Manuscript journeys: from German lands to digital libraries’, Bodleian Libraries, 7 July 2021, 5.30-6.45pm (BST)

This event marks the completion of a three-year digitization project delivered by the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel. The ‘Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands’ project, funded by The Polonsky Foundation, has digitized hundreds of medieval manuscripts from collections at The Herzog August Bibliothek and the Bodleian and made these freely available online to scholars and the public.

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Conferences

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New Publications

New Publication: Color in Cusanus, by Jeffrey F. Hamburger

Jeffrey F. Hamburger is the Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture at Harvard University and an internationally renowned expert on sacred art of the high and late Middle Ages, in particular on the function of images in theology, mysticism and piety, as well as for manuscript illumination.

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Medieval Jobs

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Journal Publications

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Funding & Scholarships

PhD Funding: JB Trapp Scholarship and Rubinstein Scholarship, The Warburg Institute – Deadline 1st May 2021

The Warburg Institute offers two scholarships for MPhil and PhD students. Applications close on the 1st May 2021. The Institute has an excellent record in securing external funding, and is happy to work with prospective students on their funding applications. JB Trapp Scholarship  The JB Trapp Scholarship is open to international students who have been offeredContinue reading “PhD Funding: JB Trapp Scholarship and Rubinstein Scholarship, The Warburg Institute – Deadline 1st May 2021”

PhD Funding: MPhil or PhD in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry and PhD Scholarships for Religious Mobilities, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Deadline: 26th April 2021

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Program of the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at ACU in Melbourne invites applications for six competitive PhD scholarships in connection with its new research project ‘Religious Mobilities: Medieval and Early Modern Europe and the World.’ A major new international research collaboration with partners in Leuven, London, Princeton, Stanford,Continue reading “PhD Funding: MPhil or PhD in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry and PhD Scholarships for Religious Mobilities, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Deadline: 26th April 2021”

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Exhibitions & Art Fairs

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Resources

Videos: ‘Persian Arts of the Book’ at the Bodleian Libraries

A series of five films celebrating the Bodleian Libraries’ Persian arts of the book conference (13-14 July). ‘Persian Arts of the Book’ gathers scholars from around the world with expert curators from Oxford and beyond to reflect on the Persian manuscript tradition.

Podcast Episode: Les Enluminures, Christine de Pizan’s Workshop with Inès Villela-Petit

Les Enluminures have released the 14th episode of their podcast, available online via this link. Who is Christine de Pizan? Most know of her as a prolific medieval author, or at least know that she found a seat at Judy Chicago’s table. But how did she work and procure materials? Who worked for her and withContinue reading “Podcast Episode: Les Enluminures, Christine de Pizan’s Workshop with Inès Villela-Petit”

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