ICMA lecture: Professor Robert Nelson

ICMA at the Courtauld Lecture 2013/14 Series made possible through the generosity of Dr. William M. Voelkle Wednesday 19 February 2014 5.30pm, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre Professor Robert Nelson (Robert Lehman Professor, Department of the History of Art, Yale University): Patriarchal Lectionaries of Constantinople The Greek Gospel lectionary, containing those passages read during the liturgy andContinue reading “ICMA lecture: Professor Robert Nelson”

Call for Papers: Language as Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean (330-2013)

Language as Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean (330-2013) The students of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham are proud to announce the 15th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium, which will take place on Saturday, 24th May 2014. Keynote speaker: Dr Maria Georgopoulou, (Director of the Gennadius Library, The AmericanContinue reading “Call for Papers: Language as Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean (330-2013)”

Lauro DeBosis Fellowship 2014-15

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Application deadline: Feb 14, 2014 The Committee for the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization at Harvard University seeks candidates who attained their Ph.D. (or equivalent) within the past ten years (December 2003 or after), for a postdoctoral fellowship in any aspect of Italian culture, history, and society,Continue reading “Lauro DeBosis Fellowship 2014-15”

Publication News: Joanna Cannon, Religious Poverty, Visual Riches.

Religious Poverty, Visual Riches. Art in the Dominican Churches of Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries by Joanna Cannon The Dominican friars of late-medieval Italy were committed to a life of poverty, yet their churches contained many visual riches, as this groundbreaking study reveals. Works by supreme practitioners—Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, and Simone Martini—areContinue reading “Publication News: Joanna Cannon, Religious Poverty, Visual Riches.”

Call for Papers: Mary of Burgundy The Reign, the ‘Persona’ and the Legacy of a European Princess

Call for Papers: Mary of Burgundy The Reign, the ‘Persona’ and the Legacy of a European Princess International Colloquium (Brussels–Bruges, 5–7 March 2015) Mary of Burgundy (1457–1482), daughter of Charles the Bold and heir to the Burgundian States, has received relatively little scholarly attention from specialists. Despite an exhibition held at Beaune from November 2000Continue reading “Call for Papers: Mary of Burgundy The Reign, the ‘Persona’ and the Legacy of a European Princess”

Symposium: Christians and Muslims: Early Encounters

Christians and Muslims: Early Encounters A Symposium at Brown University Sunday, February 23, 2014|2-6pm|RI Hall108 The seventh-century rise of Islam opened a new era of religious “pluralism” in the Middle East. Yet, it would be more than a century before early Muslim scholars recorded the first Arabic accounts of the changes taking place. Syriac andContinue reading “Symposium: Christians and Muslims: Early Encounters”

Call for Papers: “Travel Accounts in Arabic Literature: New Perspectives and New Findings”

Middle Eastern travelers have a rich history in writing about their interactions with other cultures. The authors, many of whom are Arabs, documented their encounters using various genres and forms, such as travel accounts, memoirs, and autobiographical histories. This panel, to be proposed for the  Middle East Association Studies Annual Conference, (November 22-25, 2014 – Washington,Continue reading “Call for Papers: “Travel Accounts in Arabic Literature: New Perspectives and New Findings””

Conference: Power and Authority: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Dissent in the Middle Ages

The London Medieval Society Colloquium, Power and Authority: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Dissent in the Middle Ages  Saturday 22nd February from 10.15 – 6pm (followed by a wine reception until 7pm). There could be a better line-up to discuss medieval power, authority, dissent and heresy: Robert I Moore, Bernard Hamilton, Brenda Bolton and, over from the States Jay Rubenstein,Continue reading “Conference: Power and Authority: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Dissent in the Middle Ages”

Job: Tel Aviv University, The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics – post-doc fellowship

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University is accepting applications for its 2014-15 post-doctorate fellowship program. The Center offers grants to outstanding researchers who study the interplay between scientific and technological developments, politics, and ethics. The fellowship is open to researchers from all disciplines and fields, including humanities, social sciences, law, medicineContinue reading “Job: Tel Aviv University, The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics – post-doc fellowship”

Job: Five-College Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Art, 2014-2016

Smith College and Hampshire College invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Islamic Art and Architecture starting July 1, 2014. This Mellon-funded position supports exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) and half-time research. Over two years, the Fellow will teach four courses, two at Smith CollegeContinue reading “Job: Five-College Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Art, 2014-2016”