Home

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.


Call for Papers
Conferences

Got any news you would like to share?

Whether it’s a call for papers, conference, job advertisement or a new book, head to our make an announcement page and send it over.



Latest News

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”

Online Conference: Paper Religion: Affordances and Uses in Christian Practices 1400 – 1800, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, May 27th–29th 2021

An international interdisciplinary scholarly symposium on the medium of paper, its affordances, and uses during a period of transition in early modern Christianity. Speakers bring into conversation different religious groups sharing a common dependency on paper for the distribution of new visual and textual cultures: from prints to drawings, from emblem books to sacred music.Continue reading “Online Conference: Paper Religion: Affordances and Uses in Christian Practices 1400 – 1800, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, May 27th–29th 2021”

Online Lecture: Painting Pairs: Collaborative Research in Conservation and Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursday 22 April 2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (BST)

Painting Pairs presents collaborative research undertaken by graduates in conservation and art history focussing on paintings currently in the conservation studios at the Courtauld.  The paintings  that form the focus for investigation by each a pair of graduates are from different periods and pose a range of questions related to their history, conservation and display.   At the first Zoom webinar presentation onContinue reading “Online Lecture: Painting Pairs: Collaborative Research in Conservation and Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursday 22 April 2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (BST)”

New Publication: The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance and Materials,1150 to 1500, by Marisa Galvez

In the Middle Ages, religious crusaders took up arms, prayed, bade farewell to their families, and marched off to fight in holy wars. These Christian soldiers also created accounts of their lives in lyric poetry, putting words to the experience of personal sacrifice and the pious struggle associated with holy war. The crusaders affirmed theirContinue reading “New Publication: The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance and Materials,1150 to 1500, by Marisa Galvez”

New Publication: Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature, by Katharine Breen

In Machines of the Mind, Katharine Breen proposes that medieval personifications should be understood neither as failed novelistic characters nor as instruments of heavy-handed didacticism. She argues that personifications are instead powerful tools for thought that help us to remember andmanipulate complex ideas, testing them against existing moral and political paradigms. Specifically, different types of medievalContinue reading “New Publication: Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature, by Katharine Breen”

Online Workshop: The Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop organised by The Book and the Silk Road Project, May 4th-5th, 2021 (10-15:00 EDT)

The aim of this virtual workshop is to examine the vast use of textiles in manuscripts, both practical and ornamental: their uses within bindings, as wrappers, enclosures, and covering, as cloth used to protect images, and as symbolic or talismanic artefacts. Workshop sessions focus on the use of textiles in Armenian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Islamic, Kashmiri,Continue reading “Online Workshop: The Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop organised by The Book and the Silk Road Project, May 4th-5th, 2021 (10-15:00 EDT)”

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (9th-14th May 2022), Deadline 18th May 2021

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9–14, 2022. We invite session proposals on anyContinue reading “Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (9th-14th May 2022), Deadline 18th May 2021”

Funding: ICMA Whiting Foundation 2022-23 Public Engagement Grants, Deadline 30th April 2021

As a nominating body for the Whiting Foundation’s Public Engagement Programs in the humanities, the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) calls for proposals in public-facing scholarship to submit for the 2021–22 competition cycle (for funding in 2022–23). The foundation describes these funding opportunities as “designed to celebrate and empower humanities faculty who embrace publicContinue reading “Funding: ICMA Whiting Foundation 2022-23 Public Engagement Grants, Deadline 30th April 2021”

New Journal Issue: Gesta, Volume 60 2021

The Spring 2021 issue of Gesta, sponsored by the ICMA, has been published. Please click here to visit the journal page. The contents can be found below. Editors: Diane J. Reilly and Susan L. BoyntonSponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art CONTENTSThe King in the Manuscript: The Presentation Inscription of the Vienna Latin Bible moralisée-Katherine H.Continue reading “New Journal Issue: Gesta, Volume 60 2021”

Call for Journal Submissions: Postmedieval, Special Issue Proposals (published 2022 & 2023), deadline 15 May 2021

Postmedieval publishes theoretically driven scholarship on premodernity and its ongoing reverberations. Contributions are characterised by conceptual adventure, stylistic experiment, political urgency, or surprising encounter. The editors are committed to expanding the fields of knowledge and geography represented in the journal, by showcasing scholarship that reaches across disciplines, language traditions, locales, modes of inquiry, and levelsContinue reading “Call for Journal Submissions: Postmedieval, Special Issue Proposals (published 2022 & 2023), deadline 15 May 2021”

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”

Online Conference: ‘Memory’, Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, April 22nd-23rd, 9:30am-5:30pm BST

Organised by Anna Begley, Megan Bunce, James Cogbill, Sigrid Koerner, Mary O’Connor, Keoni O’Reilly, Martin Stuart and Eugenia Vorobeva Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature and the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity Register here for free. Thursday 22nd April 2021 09.30: Opening Remarks (Eugenia Vorobeva) 09.40: Session 1 –Continue reading “Online Conference: ‘Memory’, Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, April 22nd-23rd, 9:30am-5:30pm BST”

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Seminars and Lectures

Online Lecture Cycle: ‘Potentiale der Goldschmiedekunst’, Institute for European Art History, Heidelberg University, 22nd April-26 June 2021, 6pm (CEST)

The University of Heidelberg is holding a lecture cycle online relating to Goldsmiths from the medieval to modern worlds. Between April and May, these lectures will be held online via Zoom. Register here via the homepage of the Institute for European Art History. The cycle has been organised by Prof. Dr. Rebecca Müller, PD Dr.TobiasContinue reading “Online Lecture Cycle: ‘Potentiale der Goldschmiedekunst’, Institute for European Art History, Heidelberg University, 22nd April-26 June 2021, 6pm (CEST)”

Online Lecture: BALH Digital Skills Workshop – Uncovering your Medieval Local History, Saturday 10th April 2021 10:00am (BST)

One of a series of digital skills workshops and webinars hosted by BALH in 2021. Click here to book your tickets. Participants will be provided with an overview of the structures and institutions which produced records in the medieval period and where these records can be found today. Throughout the workshop case studies will beContinue reading “Online Lecture: BALH Digital Skills Workshop – Uncovering your Medieval Local History, Saturday 10th April 2021 10:00am (BST)”

Online Lecture: 2021 Anselm Lecture – Practices of Writing in England, 1050–1250, Professor Elaine Treharne, Thursday 8th April, 6pm (BST)

This talk will follow one line of research attempting to date a bilingual manuscript from the second half of the twelfth century. From exploring the aspect, duct, and shapes of individual letters, the study moves outward to consider the grade and formality of later twelfth and earlier thirteenth-century manuscripts and charters, before focusing on twelfth-centuryContinue reading “Online Lecture: 2021 Anselm Lecture – Practices of Writing in England, 1050–1250, Professor Elaine Treharne, Thursday 8th April, 6pm (BST)”

Conference: London Medieval Society – Medieval Life Cycles, Zoom, Saturday 22nd May 2021, 10:20-14:30 BST

A belated celebration of the London Medieval Society at 75 years, LMS is proud to announce their third online colloquium, where they will be discussing the human life cycle from embryo to the grave, and beyond. The programme of the day is as follows: 10.20 Welcome and Introduction  10.30 Isabel Davis (Birkbeck, University of London) – LikeContinue reading “Conference: London Medieval Society – Medieval Life Cycles, Zoom, Saturday 22nd May 2021, 10:20-14:30 BST”

Online Lecture: ‘Hybrid’, ‘transcultural’, ‘eclectic’? Some thoughts on conceptualising the art of the Latin East, Dr Michalis Olympios, April 5th 2021,19:30 (EET)

55th Public Lecture Series | Spring Semester 2021 | ARU 1991-2021: Celebrating 30 Years of Archaeological Research The Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus invites you to an online ZOOM public lecture on Monday, April 5th 2021, at 19:30 (EET) by Dr Michalis Olympios Associate Professor, History of Western Art Summary: Modern historiography on the artContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Hybrid’, ‘transcultural’, ‘eclectic’? Some thoughts on conceptualising the art of the Latin East, Dr Michalis Olympios, April 5th 2021,19:30 (EET)”

Online Lecture: Art in Cathedrals: Norwich Cathedral – New Perspectives in Medieval Sculpture, Rob Hawkins (Zoom, 15th April 2021 7pm)

This is the first in a new series of online lectures, Art in Cathedrals, organised by Art+Christianity. Please follow this link to book your tickets. All talks are fully illustrated and begin at 7pm fortnightly on Thursday evenings, beginning on April 15th. A full programme of events is listed below. Rob Hawkin’s will discuss theContinue reading “Online Lecture: Art in Cathedrals: Norwich Cathedral – New Perspectives in Medieval Sculpture, Rob Hawkins (Zoom, 15th April 2021 7pm)”

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


Call for Papers

CFP: ICMA Sponsored Session Proposal, AAH Annual Conference 2022, Deadline 20th April 2021

London, 6-8 April 2022Call for ICMA Sponsored Session Proposals due 20 April 2021 The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization’s sponsorship at the Association for Art History Annual Conference to be held 6-8 April 2022 at Goldsmiths, University of London. Proposals to the ICMA mustContinue reading “CFP: ICMA Sponsored Session Proposal, AAH Annual Conference 2022, Deadline 20th April 2021”

Call for Papers: MARGIN Graduate Student Symposium-Apocalypse and Revelation, Deadline: 18th April 2021

MARGIN are thrilled to announce their upcoming Graduate Student Symposium on this year’s theme, Apocalypse and Revelation on May 19/20! They are seeking submissions that touch on this theme in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, as well as their reception in later periods. Given the contemporary interest in the apocalyptic — whether political, spiritual,Continue reading “Call for Papers: MARGIN Graduate Student Symposium-Apocalypse and Revelation, Deadline: 18th April 2021”

CFP: Materiality in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds – Worlds Within Things: Ways of Knowing and Narrating (Special Issue of The Medieval History Journal), Deadline: 15th April 2021

Special Issue of The Medieval History Journal: Materiality in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds – Worlds Within Things: Ways of Knowing and Narrating Over the past twenty years a renewed interest in material culture, materialism, and materiality has shaped the practice of history in new ways moving the  discipline “beyond  words” to consider the worldsContinue reading “CFP: Materiality in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds – Worlds Within Things: Ways of Knowing and Narrating (Special Issue of The Medieval History Journal), Deadline: 15th April 2021”

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


Conferences

Conference: The Virgin as Auctoritas: The Authority of the Virgin Mary and Female Moral-Doctrinal Authority in the Middle Ages, 15th April 2021, 9:30am

ORGANIZED BY Francesca Dell’Acqua, Università degli studi di Salerno This session aims at exploring a fundamental issue: female authority through the lens of visual/material culture. It involves prominently the Virgin Mary – as well as figures of female authority in the medieval world – because in the late decades of the 20th century, feminist thinkers pointed atContinue reading “Conference: The Virgin as Auctoritas: The Authority of the Virgin Mary and Female Moral-Doctrinal Authority in the Middle Ages, 15th April 2021, 9:30am”

Online Conference: L’Auteur dans ses livres : autorité et matérialité dans les littératures romanes du Moyen Âge (XIIIe–XVe siècles), Zoom, 14th to 16th April 2021

A conference is being held via Zoom organised by the Universités de Genève et de Fribourg relating to authority and materiality in literature of the Middle Ages. For more information, please contact : Universités de Genève et de Fribourg, Prof. Marion Uhlig (marion.uhlig@unifr.ch) Conference Organisers: Luca Barbieri, Yasmina Foehr-Janssens, Roberto Leporatti, Caterina Menichetti, Marion UhligContinue reading “Online Conference: L’Auteur dans ses livres : autorité et matérialité dans les littératures romanes du Moyen Âge (XIIIe–XVe siècles), Zoom, 14th to 16th April 2021”

Online Conference: Clarendon Palace Conference 2021, 10-11 April 2021

A two-day free Zoom conference to celebrate recent excavations at the medieval palace of Clarendon, Wiltshire. Dubbed ‘the most important medieval secular building in Wiltshire’, the medieval royal palace of Clarendon is a unique time capsule, occupied from the Norman Conquest but abandoned by 1500. This conference will showcase some results of the first truly archaeologicalContinue reading “Online Conference: Clarendon Palace Conference 2021, 10-11 April 2021”

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


New Publications

New Publication: Art and Material Culture in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds – Studies in Honour of Erica Cruikshank Dodd , edited by Evanthia Baboula and Lesley Jessop

Dedicated to Erica Cruikshank Dodd, Art and Material Culture in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds offers new perspectives on the Christian and Muslim communities of the east Mediterranean from medieval to contemporary times. The contributors examine how people from diverse religious backgrounds adapted to their changing political landscapes and show that artistic patronage, consumption, and practices areContinue reading “New Publication: Art and Material Culture in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds – Studies in Honour of Erica Cruikshank Dodd , edited by Evanthia Baboula and Lesley Jessop”

New Publication: ‘Emerging Naturalism: Contexts and Narratives in European Sculpture 1140-1220’ edited by Gerardo Boto Varela, Marta Serrano Coll & John McNeill

Artistic production in Europe between the mid-12th and early 13th centuries is notoriously difficult to categorise. ‘Emerging Naturalism: Contexts and Narratives in the Architectural Sculpture of the Latin Church 1140-1220’ offers a number of different perspectives on this question, while offering a panoramic analysis of the period as expressed in the medium of stone sculpture.

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Medieval Jobs

Job Opportunity: Junior Professorship for Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 9th May 2021

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz invites applications for a Junior Professorship for Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History. The position will be a joint appointment between the Institute for Art History and Musicology in the Department of History and Cultural Studies and the Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums (RGZM). Applicants whose research focuses on the material culture of theContinue reading “Job Opportunity: Junior Professorship for Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 9th May 2021”

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Demarginalizing Medieval Africa: Images, Texts, and Identity in Early Solomonic Ethiopia (1270-1527), University of Hamburg, Deadline: April 15th 2021

Responsibilities Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications. Specific Duties The applicant shall conduct research on the manuscript and literary culture of Ethiopia in the frame of the project “Demarginalizing medieval Africa: Images, texts, and identity in early Solomonic Ethiopia (1270-1527)”. TheContinue reading “Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Demarginalizing Medieval Africa: Images, Texts, and Identity in Early Solomonic Ethiopia (1270-1527), University of Hamburg, Deadline: April 15th 2021”

Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Society of Renaissance Studies, Deadline: 30th April 2021

The Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support research in all aspects of Renaissance studies. There will be two Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded in the academic year 2021-22, each worth £15,000. Our understanding of ‘Renaissance’ is broad: we welcome applications from all disciplinary backgrounds, and across a wide chronological and geographicalContinue reading “Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Society of Renaissance Studies, Deadline: 30th April 2021”

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Journal Publications

New Journal Issue: Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies, Volume 96 Number 2, April 2021

Find the new issue of Speculum here! EDITOR Katherine L. Jansen ASSOCIATE EDITOR Taylor McCall ASSISTANT EDITOR Carol Anderson EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Austin Powell COPYEDITOR Anne Cherry PROOFREADER Aaron Gies EDITORIAL INTERNS Maia Driggers Paul Smith ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR Christopher Cole Articles 287 Magical Charaktêres in the Carolingian World: A Ninth-Century Charm in MS Vat. lat. 5359 and Its Broader Cultural Context ▪ Ildar GaripzanovContinue reading “New Journal Issue: Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies, Volume 96 Number 2, April 2021”

New Journal Publication: Gesta, Volume 59, Number 2 | Fall 2020

The latest issue of Gesta is now available to view online, edited by Diane J. Reilly and Susan L. Boynton. The journal is sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art Articles include: Kathryn A. Smith, Found in Translation: Images Visionary and Visceral in the Welles-Ros Bible Jonathan Andrew Turnock, The Earls of Hereford and Their Retinue:Continue reading “New Journal Publication: Gesta, Volume 59, Number 2 | Fall 2020”

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Funding & Scholarships

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”

PhD Studentship: The Early Medieval Northwest Atlantic Region (Medieval Ireland, Wales, Anglo-Saxon England, or Iceland), University College Dublin, deadline 30 April 2021

The College of Arts and Humanities, University College Dublin, Ireland, is pleased to announce a generously funded Ph.D. studentship specialising in: The early medieval northwest Atlantic region (medieval Ireland, Wales, Anglo-Saxon England, or Iceland) which will be supervised by Dr Lindy Brady, Assistant Professor in Early Medieval Insular History and recently appointed Ad Astra Fellow at the SchoolContinue reading “PhD Studentship: The Early Medieval Northwest Atlantic Region (Medieval Ireland, Wales, Anglo-Saxon England, or Iceland), University College Dublin, deadline 30 April 2021”

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Exhibitions & Art Fairs

Exhibition: Architecture & Ornament, Sam Fogg Gallery, London, 22 October – 19 November 2020

The works of art in this exhibition provide an overview of the diversity that existed in Romanesque and Gothic architecture, which continually transformed across space and time. They range from the tenth century, when Lombard architecture and sculpture formed the so-called first Romanesque, to the late fifteenth century, when openwork spires towered over cities. TheContinue reading “Exhibition: Architecture & Ornament, Sam Fogg Gallery, London, 22 October – 19 November 2020”

Virtual Exhibition: Les Enluminures at Frieze Viewing Room – October 9 – 16, 2020

Les Enluminures have collaborated with Frieze to create a virtual showcase of selected medieval and early modern manuscripts and jewellery. Their public statement is detailed below: ‘Les Enluminures is delighted to participate in Frieze Viewing Room, which opens to the general public at 12pm BST this Friday October 9. Our Viewing Room will showcase a curated selectionContinue reading “Virtual Exhibition: Les Enluminures at Frieze Viewing Room – October 9 – 16, 2020”

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Resources

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.

Podcast: The Illuminated World Chronicle with Nina Rowe, Les Enluminurers

In this episode Dr. Nina Rowe discusses her latest book The Illuminated World Chronicle: Tales from the Late Medieval City with our host Sandra Hindman. They discuss some of the thrilling and often titillating stories found in World Chronicle manuscripts including the tale of the Devil on Noah’s Ark.

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


Keep up to date