Welcome medieval art researchers, students, scholars, and enthusiasts.

Medieval Art Research is a resource run by researchers at The Courtauld Institute of Art and elsewhere to provide news, views and upcoming advice from the world of medieval art history. It does not represent the views of The Courtauld.

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We post the latest call for papers for upcoming medieval conferences.


With so many amazing conferences taking place across the world, we try our best to advertise those that are of interest to medieval art researchers.


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Latest news

Seminar: ‘The Patrons of the Percy Psalter-Hours’, Dr Eleanor Jackson

Tuesday 9 June 2020, 5.30pm Speaker(s): Dr Eleanor Jackson is Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library. She completed her PhD at the History of Art Department at the University of York in 2017. In March 2019, the British Library acquired a late 13th-century book of hours of the Use of York known as theContinue reading “Seminar: ‘The Patrons of the Percy Psalter-Hours’, Dr Eleanor Jackson”

Category Crossings: Bruno Latour and Medieval Modes of Existence

Duke University Press is please to announce that the latest issue of Romanic Review, “Category Crossings: Bruno Latour and Medieval Modes of Existence,” is free to read online for the next three months (beginning May 6, 2020). Published by Columbia University, Romanic Review is a journal devoted to the study of Romance literatures that hasContinue reading “Category Crossings: Bruno Latour and Medieval Modes of Existence”

Tomorrow: Online Lecture by Silsila at NYU

Measure & Meaning: A Conversation Presented by Silsila: Center for Material Histories New York University Date: Thursday, April 30th Time: 6:00-8:00pm EST Location: Online The idea of measure is intrinsic to the idea of modernity itself, often seen as an index of the quantitative values that underpin scientific rationalism. However, a transcultural and trans-regional perspective suggests a muchContinue reading “Tomorrow: Online Lecture by Silsila at NYU”

RSVP for Materiality and the Virtual, a virtual symposium

The MARGIN (Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network) team at New York University cordially invite you to attend their first-ever virtual symposium! Tune in to this highly relevant symposium, Materiality and the Virtual, this Friday, May 1. RSVP is required to receive the link to the Zoom conference call. Please click here to RSVP.  

Deadline Extended! CFP: Within and Without the Manuscript

Within and without the manuscript: interactions between illumination and the other arts Université de Lausanne October 22nd-23rd, 2020 Due April 19, 2020 May 22, 2020 Since at least the 1960s, book illumination has been fully recognized as an important sector of the arts and as an integral part of the historical studies of the book.Continue reading “Deadline Extended! CFP: Within and Without the Manuscript”

Casket with Scenes from Romances, ca. 1310–30, Paris, France, elephant ivory, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917; The Cloisters Collection, 1988, 17.190.173a, b; 1988.16

CFP: Medieval Passions and Proclivities

Medieval Passions and Proclivities Southeastern Medieval Association, 2020 Conference Spartanburg, South Carolina November 5-7, 2020 Hosted by Wofford and Converse Colleges Plenary Speakers: Michelle M. Sauer, University of North Dakota Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University The Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) will hold its 2020 conference on November 5-7, 2020, with the theme of “MedievalContinue reading “CFP: Medieval Passions and Proclivities”

Index of Medieval Art open to all until June 1, 2020

We are all aware that researchers, students, curators, and others in the field are adjusting to new (and at times difficult) working conditions due to COVID-19. In light of this, the Index of Medieval Art by Princeton University is now open-access until June 1, 2020. The database can be accessed at https://theindex.princeton.edu/.  Take advantage ofContinue reading “Index of Medieval Art open to all until June 1, 2020”


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