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CFP: ‘The (Un)Needed Sciences: Perspectives of Discussion Among Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, and History’, deadline 25 July 2021

Papers will be organised in panels, according to common topics or areas of interest. At the end of the workshop, a round table will allow the general discussion and the results will be finalised in a report and through a mindmap, which will contribute in the public debate concerning the topics of the workshop.

Job: Visiting Assistant Professor (History of Art and Architecture Department), University of Pittsburgh, deadline 7 June 2021

The History of Art and Architecture (HAA) Department at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for academic year 2021–22 (September 1, 2021–April 30, 2022). This position, which is outside the tenure stream, may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must haveContinue reading “Job: Visiting Assistant Professor (History of Art and Architecture Department), University of Pittsburgh, deadline 7 June 2021”

Online Conference: Liturgy, Literature & History: Oswald of Northumbria and the Cult of Saints in the High Middle Ages, 5th-6th August 2021

This conference, focussed on the cult of Oswald of Northumbria in the high Middle Ages, brings together historians, literary scholars, musicologists and art historians to explore the cult of saints through texts, objects, space, sound and the senses and particularly interrogates the influence of the liturgy on society. 

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Seminars and Lectures

Online Lecture: ‘”I saw wonders, I saw horrors”: Reconsidering Enguerrand Quarton’s Coronation of the Virgin’, with Emma Capron, The National Gallery, London, 9 June 2021, 5-6pm (BST)

Enguerrand Quarton’s Coronation of the Virgin—a vividly coloured, densely populated tableau of heaven, earth, and the underworld—is one of the best preserved, visually complex, and finely executed altarpieces to survive from fifteenth-century France. It is also one of the best documented: its lengthy contract reveals that it was commissioned in 1453 by Jean de Montagny, aContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘”I saw wonders, I saw horrors”: Reconsidering Enguerrand Quarton’s Coronation of the Virgin’, with Emma Capron, The National Gallery, London, 9 June 2021, 5-6pm (BST)”

Online Lecture: ‘Perverse Images: Monstrous Beauty and Monkey Business in Italian Art from Botticelli to Bronzino’, by Professor Patricia Rubin, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, 27 May 2021, 5-6 pm (BST)

In canto 29 of Dante’s Inferno a notorious alchemist, consigned to the depths of Hell among the fraudulent, boasts of having been a successful ape of nature (“di natura buona scimia”). The boast allies imitation with counterfeiting and points to the way that representational truth to nature is inherently false. This talk takes the presence of monkeysContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Perverse Images: Monstrous Beauty and Monkey Business in Italian Art from Botticelli to Bronzino’, by Professor Patricia Rubin, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, 27 May 2021, 5-6 pm (BST)”

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: ‘Theatrum Libri: The Press, Reading and Dissemination in Early Modern Europe’ (Deadline 30th June 2021)

The conferences invites participants to look at the printed book and manuscript as an archival phenomenon in terms of content (accumulation of knowledge) and form (accumulation of books). The conference is also aimed at the reflection on the creation of the book and its structure, the press, its dynamics in socio-cultural processes, highlighting the role of the author, publisher, distributor, reader, and book collector.

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Conferences

Online Conference: Materiality in the Eastern Mediterranean World, 28th-29th May 2021

The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at Central European University (Vienna/Budapest) is proud to announce the 7th International Graduate Conference on “Materiality in the Eastern Mediterranean World”, Vienna, 28-29 May 2021. The conference will provide a forum for graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on the Eastern Mediterranean to present their current research, exchange ideas, and develop scholarly networks.

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New Publications

New Publication: ‘Beyond Words: New Research on Manuscripts in Boston Collections’, edited by Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Lisa Fagin Davis, Anne-Marie Eze, Nancy Netzer, and William P. Stoneman

Developed out of a joint exhibition and conference held in the autumn of 2016, this collection of papers delivers ‘a broad overview of the history of patronage and book production over the course of the High and late Middle Ages, to the extent that the eclectic holdings of Boston-area institutions permitted’.

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Medieval Jobs

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Journal Publications

New Journal Issue: Religion and the Arts, Volume 25-1-2 (2021)

Launched by Boston College in late 1996, Religion and the Arts has rapidly developed into a major international journal in this important interdisciplinary field. Religion and the Arts promotes the development of discourses for exploring the religious dimensions of the verbal, visual and performing arts. The journal has attracted international acclaim for its approach and its excellent quality andContinue reading “New Journal Issue: Religion and the Arts, Volume 25-1-2 (2021)”

New Journal Article: ‘A portrait of central Italy’s geology through Giotto’s paintings and its possible cultural implications’, Ann Pizzorusso, Geoscience Communication, Volume 3, Number 2, December 2020

Central Italy has some of the most complex geology in the world. In the midst of this inscrutable territory, two people emerged – St. Francis and Giotto – and they would ultimately change the history of ecology, religion and art by extolling the landscapes and geology of this region. From antiquity to the Middle Ages,Continue reading “New Journal Article: ‘A portrait of central Italy’s geology through Giotto’s paintings and its possible cultural implications’, Ann Pizzorusso, Geoscience Communication, Volume 3, Number 2, December 2020”

New Journal Issue: IKON – Afterlife of Antiquity, Volume 30, 2020

The 2020 issue of IKON journal is available online via Brepols. Click here to read. Table of Contents: Foreword Claudia Cieri ViaAby Warburg and the Afterlife of AntiquityMorphology and History Han LamersAfterlife of Antiquity: Historical Maenderings Katia MazzuccoNachlebende, NachlebenVehicles of Afterlife in (Some) Images and Words of the Warburg Library Rebeka VidrihTriple Martyrdom at NotreContinue reading “New Journal Issue: IKON – Afterlife of Antiquity, Volume 30, 2020”

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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

Exhibition: Thomas Becket – Murder and the Making of a Saint, British Museum, 20th May 2021 – 22nd Aug 2021

First ever major UK exhibition on Thomas Becket to open at the British Museum Centrepiece will be an extraordinary first time loan of a complete stained-glass window from Canterbury Cathedral, one of the Cathedral’s greatest treasures New research means window will be shown at British Museum in its original arrangement for the first time inContinue reading “Exhibition: Thomas Becket – Murder and the Making of a Saint, British Museum, 20th May 2021 – 22nd Aug 2021”

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Resources

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”

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time – Medieval Pilgrimage

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea and experience of Christian pilgrimage in Europe from the 12th to the 15th centuries, which figured so strongly in the imagination of the age.

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