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Call for Papers: Visualizing Peace in the Global Middle Ages, 500-1500 (Deadline: 31 August 2022)

Many today see peace as the absence of war, but to the medieval world peace was far from a pale, negative concept – a lack of violence. Rather it was celebrated as a rich, vibrant ideal. Yet premodern war and violence have attracted much more attention than peace and cooperation, both in the public mediaContinue reading “Call for Papers: Visualizing Peace in the Global Middle Ages, 500-1500 (Deadline: 31 August 2022)”

Call for Papers: Marian Devotion and the Senses in the Middle Ages (Deadline: 12 September 2022)

Thematic focus: Networks and Entanglements This session seeks to explore the sensory approach of the Marian cult as reflected in Eastern and Western Christianity. It aims to examine the private/collective expressions of Marian devotion in relation to the senses (touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing) that generate forms of spiritual entanglements and mutual dependencies betweenContinue reading “Call for Papers: Marian Devotion and the Senses in the Middle Ages (Deadline: 12 September 2022)”

Call for Papers: The Networks of Romance (Deadline: 15 September 2022)

The Medieval Romance Society is sponsoring several sessions at the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 11-13 May 2023. Please note that Sessions I and III will be in person, while Session II will be in a hybrid format. The Networks of Romance I: Transnational and Global – (In-Person Format) Increased social mobility and technologicalContinue reading “Call for Papers: The Networks of Romance (Deadline: 15 September 2022)”

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Seminars and Lectures

Online Roundtable: Ukraine Lecture Series Roundtable: Endangered Monuments (28 July 2022)

The monuments and rich cultural heritage of Kyivan Rus are currently endangered due to the ongoing war. This roundtable discussion engages with cultural heritage and its intangible aspects in times of conflict, underscoring key aspects of early Rus architecture and its development in a broader context, and the important monastic complex of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.Continue reading “Online Roundtable: Ukraine Lecture Series Roundtable: Endangered Monuments (28 July 2022)”

Online Lecture: “Exploring the Catacombs” with Dr. Norbert Zimmermann, The International Catacomb Society. 26 June 2022, 1 pm ET

The International Catacomb Society directors are pleased to invite you to a virtual lecture by Dr. Norbert Zimmermann (German Archaeological Institute, Rome) on Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 pm (ET) entitled “Exploring the Catacombs of Rome: Old and New Research in the Roman Underground.” The lecture is open to the public.  Click here to register.

Lecture: ‘Unimpressed: Livery Badge and Legal Tender in Late Medieval England’, The Courtauld Research Forum, London and Online, 22 June 2022, 5:00 BST

This event is hosted by The Research Forum at The Courtauld, and is organised by the Medieval and Renaissance Cluster. About this event Please note this event will be live streamed to allow those outside London access to the event. All those who wish to access the event via this online method should book aContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Unimpressed: Livery Badge and Legal Tender in Late Medieval England’, The Courtauld Research Forum, London and Online, 22 June 2022, 5:00 BST”

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Call for Papers

CFP: ‘Medieval sculpture in the aftermath of the World War II: destruction, dispersion and restitution. The impact on research methodologies and tools’, International Cirice Congress 2023, deadline 20 September 2022

The session aims to investigate, through the discussion of case studies, how and to what extent World War II conditioned and posed new methodological questions in the field of medieval sculpture studies. The session is part of the activities of the MemId project (Memory and identity. Reuse, rework and repurposing of medieval sculpture in the Modern Age, between historical research and new technologies, FISR 2019).

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, International Medieval Congress 2023, deadline 6 September 2022

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 2023 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3–6, 2023. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

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Conferences

Call for Papers: The Potential of Prosopography for Historical and Art Historical Studies on the Charterhouses and the Carthusian Order, Ljubljana on August 23-25, 2023. (Deadline: 30 September 2022)

The Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (France Stele Institute of Art History), the University of Vienna and the University Jean-Monnet in Saint-Étienne cordially invite you to submit your proposals for the international conference “The Potential of Prosopography for Historical and Art Historical Studies on the Charterhouses and the Carthusian Order”.Continue reading “Call for Papers: The Potential of Prosopography for Historical and Art Historical Studies on the Charterhouses and the Carthusian Order, Ljubljana on August 23-25, 2023. (Deadline: 30 September 2022)”

Conference: Worked in Stone: Early Medieval Sculpture in its International Context, Durham University, 31st Aug to 4th Sep 2022

elebrating the long-running project, the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, this conference provides an in-depth comparative investigation of the development and deployment of sculptural work in stone as a European-wide phenomenon, situating these monuments and their production within their local, regional, national and international contexts.

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New Publications

New Publication: ‘Saint Cecilia in the Renaissance: The Emergence of a Musical Icon’ by John A. Rice

This study uncovers how Saint Cecilia came to be closely associated with music and musicians. Until the fifteenth century, Saint Cecilia was not connected with music. She was perceived as one of many virgin martyrs, with no obvious musical skills or interests. During the next two centuries, however, she inspired many musical works written inContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Saint Cecilia in the Renaissance: The Emergence of a Musical Icon’ by John A. Rice”

New Publication: ‘Urnes Stave Church and Its Global Romanesque Connections’, edited by Kirk Ambrose, Griffin Murray and Margrete Syrstad Andås

This book situates the art and architecture of the stave church of Urnes within a global perspective and aims to reinvigorate scholarly interest and debate in one of the world’s most important churches. Urnes is the oldest and best known of the Norwegian stave churches. Despite its rich sculptural program, complex building history, fine medievalContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Urnes Stave Church and Its Global Romanesque Connections’, edited by Kirk Ambrose, Griffin Murray and Margrete Syrstad Andås”

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Medieval Jobs

Job Opportunity: Tutors, History of Art 1 (prehonours), University of Edinburgh (Deadline: 8 August 2022)

The History of Art department at the University of Edinburgh is hiring Tutors its prehonours courses. Applications are invited for a Guaranteed Hours (GH) contract as Tutor for the following courses: History of Art 1A Art and Belief in Europe, 500 to 1700 (HIAR08025) History of Art 1B Art at the Crossroads of World Cultures,Continue reading “Job Opportunity: Tutors, History of Art 1 (prehonours), University of Edinburgh (Deadline: 8 August 2022)”

Job Opportunity: Research Associate, Institute of Art History, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Deadline: 15 August 2022)

The Institute of Art History at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen has a vacancy for the position of a research assistant (m/f/d; salary group 13 TV-L, 100 %) to be filled. The position is assigned to the Chair of Medieval Art History (Prof. Dr. Andrea Worm). It is initially limited to three years (withContinue reading “Job Opportunity: Research Associate, Institute of Art History, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Deadline: 15 August 2022)”

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Journal Publications

New Journal: Analekta Stagon kai Meteoron – Analecta Stagorum et Meteororum 1 (2022)

The first issue of the new journal “Analekta Stagon kai Meteoron/Analecta Stagorum et Meteororum” was recently published and is available now. An initiative of the Diocesan Academy of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Stagoi and Meteora, the journal seeks to present and illuminate various unknown or little known aspects of the historical and material heritageContinue reading “New Journal: Analekta Stagon kai Meteoron – Analecta Stagorum et Meteororum 1 (2022)”

Call for Journal Submissions: Metropolitan Museum Journal (Deadline: 15 September 2022)

The Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Metropolitan Museum Journal invites submissions of original research on works of art in the Museum’s collection. The Journal publishes Articles and Research Notes. All texts must take works of art in the collection as the point of departure. Articles contribute extensive and thoroughly argued scholarship, whereas research notes areContinue reading “Call for Journal Submissions: Metropolitan Museum Journal (Deadline: 15 September 2022)”

Call for Journal Submissions: First Issue of the Belvedere Research Journal, Deadline 30 September 2022

We are inviting the first round of submissions to the newly founded Belvedere Research Journal (BRJ), a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal. We seek articles that shed new light on the visual culture of the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day. We especially welcome contributions thatContinue reading “Call for Journal Submissions: First Issue of the Belvedere Research Journal, Deadline 30 September 2022”

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Funding & Scholarships

Scholarship: The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) MA Scholarship 2022/23 (Deadline: 15 JULY 2022)

We are thrilled to launch the second round of the Masters’ Bursary scheme, supported by the generous bequest of the Arnold Hayward Stevenson Educational Trust Fund. There are significant, often structural, barriers to postgraduate study, in particular in disciplines like architectural history. We need to do more to diversify our discipline and those who practiceContinue reading “Scholarship: The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) MA Scholarship 2022/23 (Deadline: 15 JULY 2022)”

Fellowship (Pre-announcement): Early Career Fellowships in Cultural and Heritage Institutions, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Deadline March 2023

This is a pre-announcement and the information may change. The opportunity opens in late 2022. The closing date is to be confirmed. Apply for funding to conduct research at cultural and heritage institutions. You must: be an early career researcher have either a doctorate in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience and skills haveContinue reading “Fellowship (Pre-announcement): Early Career Fellowships in Cultural and Heritage Institutions, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Deadline March 2023”

Fellowship: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Coins, Dumbarton Oaks, Deadline 15 June 2022

Dumbarton Oaks invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with the museum team on projects relating to cataloging, publication, and exhibition of the coin collection. The successful candidate will receive training in digital cataloging, collections management, and exhibition planning. They will catalogue the newly acquired Mansfield and Shaw collections of early Byzantine coins, describing,Continue reading “Fellowship: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Coins, Dumbarton Oaks, Deadline 15 June 2022”

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Exhibitions & Art Fairs

Exhibition: ‘Gold’, British Library, London, 20 May – 2 October 2022, tickets available in February 2022

The British Library has announced a new exhibition, Gold, which will run from 20 May to 2 October 2022. Gold has long held the power to dazzle and ignite feelings of wonder. This new exhibition will take visitors on a journey to over 20 countries to discover how gold has been used to embellish andContinue reading “Exhibition: ‘Gold’, British Library, London, 20 May – 2 October 2022, tickets available in February 2022”

Exhibition: North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox, The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, 3 December 2021–18 April 2022

About the exhibition North Sea Crossings tells the story of Anglo-Dutch exchanges through beautiful medieval manuscripts, early prints, maps, animal stories and other treasures from the Bodleian’s collections. For centuries the North Sea has been a highway connecting Britain with its Dutch neighbours, a mere 33 kilometres away at its closest point. Focusing on theContinue reading “Exhibition: North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox, The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, 3 December 2021–18 April 2022”

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Resources

Online Course: Religious Cultural Heritage: Concepts and Issues in the Modern Middle East (14 & 21 October 2022)

This is a two-day introductory course on the theme of religious cultural heritage (RCH) in the Middle East. It aims to contextualise RCH as the living cultural heritage of its community of users. In addition, the course attempts to present RCH as a contemporary construct of its socio-political and religious context through its connections toContinue reading “Online Course: Religious Cultural Heritage: Concepts and Issues in the Modern Middle East (14 & 21 October 2022)”

Short Course: ‘Islam and Creativity in Popular Culture’, Online 12, 19 and 26 September 2022, 13:30 – 16:00 BST

This is a three-day online course that addresses the many new expressions of mass mediated creative arts that make reference to Islam. These expressions may be motivated by a wish to express an Islamic interpretation or spirituality, but they may also be for other reasons, such as from anti-racism or critical perspectives. Muslims, as wellContinue reading “Short Course: ‘Islam and Creativity in Popular Culture’, Online 12, 19 and 26 September 2022, 13:30 – 16:00 BST”

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