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Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at International Medieval Congress 2022

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 2022 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 4–7, 2022. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant toContinue reading “Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at International Medieval Congress 2022”

New Publication: Monumental Sounds: Art and Listening Before Dante by Matthew G. Shoaf

Hearing is a far-reaching concern, to judge by printed and online efforts to improve it in business, law, medicine, higher education, and other areas. American democracy itself has been jeopardized by failures to listen, some have recently argued. Centuries ago, when anxieties ran high about people not hearing what they were ‘supposed’ to hear, remediesContinue reading “New Publication: Monumental Sounds: Art and Listening Before Dante by Matthew G. Shoaf”

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Seminars and Lectures

Online Lecture: ‘Manuscript journeys: from German lands to digital libraries’, Bodleian Libraries, 7 July 2021, 5.30-6.45pm (BST)

This event marks the completion of a three-year digitization project delivered by the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel. The ‘Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands’ project, funded by The Polonsky Foundation, has digitized hundreds of medieval manuscripts from collections at The Herzog August Bibliothek and the Bodleian and made these freely available online to scholars and the public.

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Conferences

Online Conference: ‘Le Psautier de Paris (BnF, Grec 139)’, École nationale des chartres, 2–3 July 2021

The Paris Psalter is one of the most famous creations of the Macedonian “Renaissance”. This colloquium is the first research enterprise devoted exclusively to this exceptional manuscript. Its aim is to bring together in an interdisciplinary group of scholars specializing in codicology and philology, biblical exegesis and theology, and the history of art and aesthetics with the goal of putting the manuscript in context, studying its genesis and sources and its internal organization as well as its influence on Byzantine art.

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New Publications

New Publication: ‘The Enclosed Garden and the Medieval Religious Imaginary’ by Liz Herbert McAvoy

During the Middle Ages, the arresting motif of the walled garden – especially in its manifestation as a sacred or love-inflected hortus conclusus – was a common literary device. Usually associated with the Virgin Mary or the Lady of popular romance, it appeared in myriad literary and iconographic forms, largely for its aesthetic, decorative and symbolic qualities.

New Publication: ‘Romanesque Tomb Effigies: Death and Redemption in Medieval Europe, 1000–1200’ by Shirin Fozi

Framed by evocative inscriptions, tumultuous historical events, and the ambiguities of Christian death, Romanesque tomb effigies were the first large-scale figural monuments for the departed in European art. In this book, Shirin Fozi explores these provocative markers of life and death, establishing early tomb figures as a coherent genre that hinged upon histories of failure and frustrated ambition.

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Medieval Jobs

Post-Doctoral Position: ERC Project ‘SenSArt: The Sensuous Appeal of the Holy Sensory Agency of Sacred Art and Somatised Spiritual Experiences in Medieval Europe (12th-15th century)’, Deadline 8 July 2021, University of Padua

The ERC Starting Grant project SenSArt “The Sensuous Appeal of the Holy Sensory Agency of Sacred Art and Somatised Spiritual Experiences in Medieval Europe (12th-15th century)”, led by Prof. Zuleika Murat (Principal Investigator) is accepting applications by highly motivated candidates to cover four post-doctoral positions, starting on 1st September 2021.

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”

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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

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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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