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Grants: Publication Grant of the Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation, deadline 30 September 2020

Every year, the Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation awards grants for the publication of a doctoral thesis or for a publication that represents a significant advance in the fields of European art history (14th to 18th centuries), conservation-restoration or the technical study of artworks.

Job: Associate/Full Professor in Art, Architecture, Material and/or Visual Culture, University of Chicago, deadline 1 November 2020

The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invites applications for an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor in art, architecture, material and/or visual culture (note that this is a companion search for a similar position at the junior level) with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

CFP: Animal and Portraiture in the Renaissance, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris and Musée National de la Renaissance, Ecouen (2021), deadline 30 October 2020

International conference organized by Cécile Beuzelin (Lecturer in History of Modern Art, Montpellier 3 University) and Armelle Fémelat (doctor in Art History, CESR Tours), in collaboration with the National Renaissance Museum of Écouen and the Hunting and Nature Museum, Paris.

Call for Journal Submissions: Dominion of the Sacred: Image, Cartography, Knowledge of the City, deadline 1 October 2020

This issue of In_bo aims to shed new light on the many grey areas — within a relatively well-known research field — that have not been studied extensively yet: cities, magistracies, emblematic personalities; documentary, graphic and cartographic sources, either ignored in the past, or looking for a new interpretation; paradigmatic cases of urban images and their dissemination.

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Seminars and Lectures

Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages

Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages

On 20 July 2020, The Medieval Academy of America hosted the webinar Race, Racism, and Teaching in the Middle Ages. In the wake of recent events and ongoing racially motivated violence, there have been many institutional responses to raise awareness of race and racism in the U.S. and beyond. This webinar focused on pedagogy andContinue reading “Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages”

Online Lecture Series: Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture, 2020-2021

This lecture series is organized by Robert S. Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, and Vasileios Marinis, Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at the ISM and YDS. Support is provided by the Department of Classics and the Department of the History of Art.  Zoom lectures begin at 12 noon EasternContinue reading “Online Lecture Series: Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture, 2020-2021”

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Call for Papers

CFP: Connectivity, Transcultural Entanglements and the Power of Aesthetic Choices in Africa, Association for Art History’s Annual Conference 2021, deadline 19 October 2020

This session seeks to sound out ways of how to study connectivity, transcultural entanglements, and the role of and artistic responses to imported artefacts from 500 CE to the present-day in Africa without seeing Africans as passive beings ‘influenced’ by people and objects from afar.

Call for Participants: Studying East of Byzantium VII: In Conversation with Anti-racism, Pandemic, and Social Inequality, deadline 15 September 2020

A three-part workshop that intends to bring together doctoral students studying the Christian East to discuss how the events of 2020, from the intensified conservations about systemic racism and economic inequality stemming acts of police violence on Black men and women in the United States to the dramatic changes to life and work brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, have impacted their research with a diverse group of colleagues and senior specialists in the field.

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Conferences

Online Conference: CARMEN Virtual Annual Meeting, 1-2 September 2020

Every CARMEN meeting since our beginnings in 2007 has spotlighted the host city and its medieval heritage, and part of the meeting has focused on the local / national community of researchers. So this year we invite you to join us virtually in Dublin.

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New Publications

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Medieval Jobs

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Journal Publications

New Issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

The Autumn 2020 issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture (Kenyon College) is out now. As always, online access to Peregrinations is free and available to all interested students and scholars. The current issue features articles highlighting shifts in medieval iconography and its various interpretations. Six book reviews are also included. To accessContinue reading “New Issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture”

New Journal Issue: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts Volume 11 (2020): Issue 2 (Jul 2020)

The Journal of Islamic Manuscripts explores the crucial importance of the handwritten book in the Muslim world. It is concerned with the written transmission of knowledge, the numerous varieties of Islamic book culture and the materials and techniques of bookmaking, namely codicology. It also considers activities related to the care and management of Islamic manuscript collections, includingContinue reading “New Journal Issue: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts Volume 11 (2020): Issue 2 (Jul 2020)”

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Funding & Scholarships

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Exhibitions & Art Fairs

Online Exhibition: Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, & Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa

Travel along routes crossing the Sahara Desert to a time when West African gold fueled expansive trade and drove the movement of people, culture, and religious beliefs. Caravans of Gold is the first major exhibition addressing the scope of Saharan trade and the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from the eighth to sixteenth centuries. Weaving stories about interconnected histories, the exhibition showcases the objects and ideas that connected at the crossroads of the medieval Sahara and celebrates West Africa’s historic and underrecognized global significance.

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Resources

Webinar: Medieval Freelancing 101, Resources for Independent Scholars

Webinar: Medieval Freelancing 101, Resources for Independent Scholars

The Medieval Academy of America announces a new webinar series that provides advice for independent scholars and those considering or in the process of pivoting to career paths beyond traditional academe. The series is sponsored jointly by the MAA Committee for Professional Development and CARA (Committee on Center and Regional Associations). Medievalists employed beyond theContinue reading “Webinar: Medieval Freelancing 101, Resources for Independent Scholars”

New Podcast: Modern Medieval

Hosted by Meaghan Allen and Eleanora Narbone, the podcast explores various connections between the modern world and the medieval, from pop culture references to marginalia details, Modern Medieval strives to bridge the gap of knowledge in a fun, engaging and accessible way.

Blogging the Medieval: How to write for the web and social media

Dr Alison Ray, Assistant Archivist at Canterbury Cathedral Archives and former Digitisation and Web Curatorial Officer at the British Library, brings together helpful advice on writing blogs, using more accessible language, describing medieval objects, finding images to include in posts, and tips for using Twitter and Instagram.

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