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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Seminars and Lectures
Call for Papers
The University of Edinburgh invites applications from specialists in the visual and material court culture of Northern Europe, c. 1400-1800. We welcome versatile applicants who have secondary interests in areas of high student need and who are able to incorporate material from the University’s Centre for Research Collections into their teaching.
Postdoctoral Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of English, University of Kent, deadline 16 August 2020
Do you have a PhD or equivalent and experience in late medieval literary studies? Are you looking for research role that will put to use your knowledge, experience and interest in this area? The University of Kent and Queen’s University Belfast are embarking upon a three-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the theory that London citizens created new programmes of religious education for both the City’s clergy and for literate lay communities that have hitherto gone largely unnoticed by scholarship.
Job: Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Manuscript Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, deadline 20 August 2020
Radboud University Nijmegen is advertising a position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Manuscript Studies (0.8FTE) to be part of the research team of the ERC-funded project Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages. The dissemination, manipulation and interpretation of Late-Antique sermons in the Medieval Latin West (PASSIM).
The latest issue of Speculum is now available on the University of Chicago Press Journals website: Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies, Volume 95, Number 3, July 2020.
Volume 32, Number 2, 3 May 2020. ISSN 0950-3110 (Print); ISSN 1473-348X (Online) Philippa Byrne, “Reddimus urbem”: Civic Order and Public Politics at the End of Norman Sicily, pp. 125-139 Hana Taragan, Textiles in Cross-Cultural Encounters: The Case of the Umayyad Palace at Khirbat al-Mafjar, pp. 140-155 Antonios Vratimos, Joseph Tarchaneiotes and the Battle of Mantzikert (AD 1071), pp. 156-168Continue reading “New Journal Issue: Al Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean”
It is with great pleasure that we inform you that nº 28 of Medievalista Journal is available. This issue of Medievalista brings some news. The most decisive ones were the simplification of the title – Medievalista on-line became Medievalista -, the adoption of a new management and editing platform and another renewal of the graphicsContinue reading “New Journal Issue: Medievalista Journal, number 28”
Funding & Scholarships
The Association for Art History offer grants of up to £1,000 which provide support to aid scholarly research, to develop professional practice and to further the teaching and learning of art history at all education levels.
PhD Funding: UCLA Department of Art History Establishes the Diane C. Brouillette Graduate Fellowship
The UCLA Department of Art History has established the Diane C. Brouillette Graduate Fellowship in Art History, thanks to a $250,000 tribute gift in memory of the late UCLA alumna Diane Brouillette. The gift qualified for an additional $125,000 in matching funds from the UCLA Humanities Centennial Matching Gift Fund.
special fellowship is being given to a student holding a university degree from outside Italy who is willing to pursue a PhD program in History of the Book conceived as part of a research program on Legal Texts and/or Law books produced between Medieval and Early Modern age.
Exhibitions & Art Fairs
We’ve scoured Google Arts & Culture for some of our favourite online exhibitions. Whether you’re interested in illuminated manuscripts, sculpture or architecture, there are a number of virtual exhibitions that we think you’ll enjoy.
The Courtauld has created a new online exhibition of photos from the Conway library, including a set of extraordinary photos taken in the aftermath of WWII. Medievalists will find much of interest here, including this striking photo of Private William Scollie of Chicago examining art works in the Siegen caves near Cologne in April 1945.Continue reading “Exhibition: The Ministry of Works collection: Photographs and images from the Conway Library”
In response to the devastating Notre-Dame fire in April 2019, the Courtauld has published an online exhibition featuring 19th- and early 20th-century images of the cathedral taken from the Courtauld’s Conway Library. Modern media gave the terrible fire at the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris a shocking immediacy. We watched it live on 24-hour television,Continue reading “New exhibition: Historic photos of Notre-Dame in Paris”
How do you write about art? On Wednesday 24 June we launched a new series of short online talks about writing about art. We started the series finding out how to write about art and exhibitions with art critic, Tabish Khan. Tabish has been visual arts editor at Londonist since 2013 and writes extensively aboutContinue reading “Resource: Writing about Art with Art Critic Tabish Khan, Association for Art History”
Please note the existence of a new resource, which has just gone live: The online Census of Italian Renaissance Woodcuts. The Census team have traced, studied and catalogued all single-leaf woodcuts and woodblocks made in Italy from the earliest known use of this medium to about 1550.
This site holds basic information and resources relating to the study of Islamic manuscripts. If you are new to thinking about the material aspects of Islamic manuscripts or are simply curious and want to know more, then this site is for you!