Byzantine Studies Symposium, Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium

“Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium” Byzantine Studies Symposium | April 25-27, 2014 Symposiarchs: Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Brown University and Margaret Mullett, Dumbarton Oaks. Byzantine culture was notably attuned to a cosmos of multiple domains:  material, immaterial; bodily, intellectual, physical, spiritual; human, divine. Despite a prevailing discourse to the contrary, the Byzantine world foundContinue reading “Byzantine Studies Symposium, Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium”

Publication News: Commentari d’arte 52-53

Commentari d’arte, rivista di critica e storia dell’arte Anno XVIII, n. 52-53 – maggio-dicembre 2012 Contents: Carlo Loiacovo, “Commentari d’Arte”: una rivista aperta ai giovani p. 4 Articles:  Giacomo Guazzini, Il coro delle monache di San Pier Maggiore a Pistoia: funzione e percezione di un inedito ciclo decorativo di primo Trecento p. 5 Anna Sgarrella, Per unContinue reading “Publication News: Commentari d’arte 52-53”

Publication News: Giotto and the Flood of Florence in 1333

Giotto and the Flood of Florence in 1333 : A Study in Catastrophism, Guild Organisation, and Art Technology by Erling S. Skaug Giotto di Bondone was the key figure in the transition from medieval to modern in European painting. It is well known that he, on 12 April 1334, was appointed architect of the cathedral ofContinue reading “Publication News: Giotto and the Flood of Florence in 1333”

Call for Papers: Gothic Ivories: Content and Context

Gothic Ivories: Content and Context, which will take place on Saturday 5 July at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and Sunday 6 July 2014 at The British Museum. Proposals are invited for papers to be presented at this two-day conference in July 2014, jointly organised by the British Museum and the Courtauld Gothic Ivories Project. The papers will be presentedContinue reading “Call for Papers: Gothic Ivories: Content and Context”

Workshop: Precious Stones in Art and Nature

Precious Stones in Art and Nature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment Workshop at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, February 12 2014 Max Planck Research Group “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Organized by Hannah Baader and Sean Nelson Precious stones were a source ofContinue reading “Workshop: Precious Stones in Art and Nature”

Call for Papers: Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500

Call for Papers: Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500 This conference will explore the ways in which artists and patrons in Britain devised and introduced new or distinctive imagery, styles and techniques, as well as novel approaches to bringing different media together. It is concerned with the mechanisms of innovation, with inventive and imaginative processes,Continue reading “Call for Papers: Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500”

Call for Applications: Reading Craft: Itineraries of Culture, Knowledge and Power in the Global Ecumene

Five days of interactive “Summer School” training  Reading Craft: Itineraries of Culture, Knowledge and Power in the Global Ecumene The Summer Programme on “Reading Craft in the Long Global Ecumene” is meant for PhD Students. This means that we do not accept students other than PhD researchers. To apply for participation in the Summer SchoolContinue reading “Call for Applications: Reading Craft: Itineraries of Culture, Knowledge and Power in the Global Ecumene”

Conference: Moving Body Parts: Their Transcendence of Time and Space in Pre-Modern Europe

Moving Body Parts: Their Transcendence of Time and Space in Pre-Modern Europe Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, April 11 – 12, 2014 Organizers Urte Krass (Institut für Kunstgeschichte der LMU München) Romedio Schmitz-Esser (Historisches Seminar der LMU München) Münchner Forschungszentrum Fundamente der Moderne According to Jean-Claude Schmitt, “the dead have no existence other than that which the living imagine for them”Continue reading “Conference: Moving Body Parts: Their Transcendence of Time and Space in Pre-Modern Europe”

Call for Papers: 3nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TAO-KLARJETI

3nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TAO-KLARJETI 17-21 October, 2014 The National Center of Manuscripts warmly invites scholars from different fields of research to submit proposals for the International Conference “Tao-Klarjeti”. This is the third conference on the issue. Rich history and cultural significance of Tao-Klarjeti, which had established herself among the most prominent monastic centers of EasternContinue reading “Call for Papers: 3nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TAO-KLARJETI”

Conference: Boundaries in Art & Architecture, 19th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1 February 2014

10.00-17:30, Saturday 1 February 2014 (with registration from 09.30) Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN   Ticket/Entry details: Admission free, all welcome. No booking is necessary.   Medieval art and architecture are often misconceived as being governed by categories and boundaries, be it geographical, social, or artistic. ThisContinue reading “Conference: Boundaries in Art & Architecture, 19th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1 February 2014”