Conference: New Perspectives on Northern Renaissance Art (Mechelen & Leuven, 11-13 Jan 2017)

goldenes-zeitalter-1530-2Imaging Utopia: New Perspectives on Northern Renaissance Art (Mechelen & Leuven, 11-13 Jan 2017)

XXth Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting
Organized by Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU

For a full conference programme, visit <>.

UCL History Day (15th November 2016)

historyday2016UCL History Day 

Tuesday 15th November at Senate House.

We will have an open history fair showcasing a broad range of libraries, archives and organisations (UCL Library Services will be represented!).  Also, there will be research clinics and panels on libraries, archives, digital resources and public history.

The intended audience is intended for postgraduate students and early career researchers, however, final year undergraduates should certainly find it informative and may make some useful contacts.

The event starts at 10am and ends at 4pm.  Coffee, tea and sandwiches will be served.

Interested parties should register at: Book your free ticket on Eventbrite

Lecture: ‘Guthlac on a Roll’: British Library, MS Harley Y.6 (20th October 2016)

guthlacYou are warmly invited to attend the inaugural lecture for the Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll workshops in collaboration between UCL and Yale. More information about the series can be found here:

 The lecture will be by Jane Roberts of the School of Advanced Studies and Institute of English Studies, entitled “‘Guthlac on a Roll’: British Library, MS Harley Y.6”

 The lecture will be in theUniversity College London Institute of Education (20 Bedford Way) Room 901 at 6pm, with a reception afterwards.

Conference: Artistic Dialogue during the Middle Ages (Cordoba, 18-19 Nov 2016)

wlm14es_-_25072010_124643_f_9736_-_Artistic Dialogue during the Middle Ages. Islamic Art – Mudéjar Art
International Conference

Casa Árabe, Calle de Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9, 14003 Córdoba,
November 18 – 19, 2016
Registration deadline: Nov 13, 2016

Organized by: Prof. Dr. Alberto León (Universidad de Córdoba), Prof.
Dr. Francine Giese (University of Zurich), Casa Árabe de Córdoba

For programme see <>.

Free admission
Registration open now:

Symposium: ‘Cultural Encounters: Tensions and Polarities of Transmission from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment’, 17th November 2016

wolhandel1The Warburg Institute is hosting its first Postgraduate Symposium Cultural Encounters: Tensions and Polarities of Transmission from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment on 17 November 2016.
The Symposium explores the concept of cultural encounters, focusing particularly on their productive outcomes and on the dynamics of cultural changes across time and space.
This multidisciplinary encounter covers topics that fall into the unique classification system of the Warburg Library: Image, Word, Orientation and Action.
The aim of the Symposium is to map the diverse and intricate forces which have driven cultural encounters in the past and which also help define contemporary societies. The main topics it addresses are: the degree to which productive outcomes can be seen as a conscious reception and reformulation of external ideas and models; the resistances to exchange and in what form this happened; and the long-term implications of such encounters and their outcomes.
Attendance is free of charge.
Pre-registration required:
For more information:

CfP: Workshop on Medieval Germany, German Historical Institute, Friday 5 May 2017

marriage-medieval-germanyWorkshop on Medieval Germany, German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2NJ, Friday 5 May 2017

Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society, to be held at the GHIL

Deadline: Monday 9 January 2017


A one-day workshop on Medieval Germany will be held at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury Square, London, on Friday 5 May 2017. It will provide an opportunity for researchers in the field from the UK, continental Europe, and the USA to meet in a relaxed and friendly setting and to learn more about each other’s work. Proposals for short papers are invited from researchers at all career stages with an interest in any aspect of the history of medieval Germany (generously defined). Papers should be 10-15 minutes in length, and will be followed by discussion. Contributors are encouraged to concentrate upon introducing current work in progress, focusing on research questions, approaches, and still-unresolved problems.

Attendance is also warmly invited from anyone with an interest in medieval German history wishing to hear the papers and participate in the discussion. Further details of times and programme will be posted in due course.

The workshop is sponsored by the German History Society and the German Historical Institute London in cooperation with the GHI Washington. Participation is free, including lunch. However, participants will have to bear costs for travel and accommodation themselves.

Doctoral students from North America (USA and Canada) who wish to present at the workshop can apply for two travel funding grants provided by the GHI Washington. Please indicate your interest in this grant in your application.

Support for postgraduate and early career researchers from the United Kingdom and The Republic of Ireland is available on a competitive basis, subject to eligibility requirements. Postgraduate members of the German History Society currently registered for a higher degree at a university in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, and those who have completed a PhD within two years of the deadline for application but who have no other institutional sources of funding may apply for up to £150 for travel and accommodation expenses. Please see the GHS website ( for further information and application deadlines.

Please send proposals (title and ca. 200-word abstract), by Monday 9 January 2017, to Dr Cornelia Linde at the German Historical Institute: (

Informal inquiries regarding all aspects of the workshop should be sent to Len Scales (

All students and academic researchers interested in medieval German history are very welcome to attend. There is no charge for attendance but due to limited space booking is essential. Please RSVP to Carole Sterckx:

Seminar: Medieval Textiles: Meaning and Materiality, 25th November 2016

jacobusBirkbeck Medieval Seminar: Medieval Textiles: Meaning and Materiality

On the occasion of the V&A Museum’s unprecedented exhibition of opus anglicanum, this one-day interdisciplinary conference brings together leading and emerging scholars working on questions of meaning and materiality in medieval textiles, both real and imaginary.


The conference is organised by Birkbeck Medieval Seminar and the History of Art Department with support of the Murray Bequest. The programme, and details of how to book can be found at:

Friday 25th November, 2016, 10.00am -5.00pm.

Birkbeck, University of London, Room 101, 30 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DT