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Call for Papers: Reginald Taylor & Lord Fletcher Essay Prize, British Archaeological Association (Deadline 1 December 2021)

The British Archaeological Association invites submissions for the Reginald Taylor & Lord Fletcher Essay Prize, awarded biennially for the best unpublished essay submitted on aspects of the art, architecture or archaeology of Europe or the Mediterranean from the Roman era to the Middle Ages, or their study.

Call for Papers: ‘Traveling in the Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 1300-1500: Politics, Agency and Production of Historical Knowledge and Space’, Sessions at the Seventh Biennial Conference Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, University of Crete, Rethymnon, 11-15 July 2022 (Deadline 7 November 2021)

The panel sessions will focus on the period ca. 1300 to ca. 1500 which witnessed both the continuity of the contacts between the aforementioned worlds, as well as important changes, such as the Mamluk and the Ottoman expansion and the Renaissance movement, which caused interruptions and disruptions in cultural encounters in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Seminars and Lectures

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Call for Papers

CFP: ‘Crafting Medieval Spain: the Torrijos ceilings in context’, For Art History 2022 Annual Conference, Deadline 1 November 2021

This session will explore the legacy of Islamic art in Europe through its medieval ceilings, many of which are dispersed as architectural fragments in contemporary museums. It will focus on the case study of the Torrijos ceilings, four monumental wooden ceilings that were commissioned in the 1490s by a couple close to the Catholic Monarchs, for their palace in Torrijos near Toledo (Spain).

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New Publications

New Publication: ‘The Birth of the Author: Pictorial Prefaces in Glossed Books of the Twelfth Century’ by Jeffrey F. Hamburger

This book argues that the images devised to accompany medieval commentaries, whether on the Bible or on classical texts, made claims to authority, even inspiration, that at times were even more forceful than those made by the texts themselves. Paradoxically, it was in the context of commentaries that modern concep­tions of independent authorship first were forged. 

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Medieval Jobs

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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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