CFP: Imaging the Public Square (Florence, 22-24 October 2015), deadline 15 January 2015

Imaging the Public Square. International conference within the framework of the „Piazza and Monumento“ project at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (Florence, 22 – 24 October 2015) Recent broadcasts of scenes playing out in Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine have reinforced our awareness of the significance of the public square as a venue of action andContinue reading “CFP: Imaging the Public Square (Florence, 22-24 October 2015), deadline 15 January 2015”

CFP: Monastic Europe, Landscape and Settlement (Ennis, 22-25 August 2015)

Call for Papers: Monastic Europe: Landscape and Settlement. International Conference Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland, 22-25 August 2015  Deadline: 28 November 2014 The Irish Research Council-funded Monastic Ireland: Landscape and Settlement project is a research partnership between the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin, the Discovery Programme and the Department ofContinue reading “CFP: Monastic Europe, Landscape and Settlement (Ennis, 22-25 August 2015)”

Workshop: The Iconicity of Script in Manuscripts from  Asia, Africa, America and Europe (Hamburg, 31 October – 1 November 2014)

Workshop:  The Iconicity of Script in Manuscripts from  Asia, Africa, America and Europe Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg 31 October -1 November 2014 Outline Scripts and writing systems are more than neutral transmitters of the words that are encoded by them. When words that were previously spoken and transmitted orally are writtenContinue reading “Workshop: The Iconicity of Script in Manuscripts from  Asia, Africa, America and Europe (Hamburg, 31 October – 1 November 2014)”

CFP: Object Emotions, Revisited (Yale, 20-21 February 2015), deadline 15 November 2014

“Object Emotions” continues a critical dialogue about new directions in humanities research and theory that began at UC Berkeley in 2013. This conference is inspired by the recent heightened attention to objects and emotions as new points of entry into history, literature, art, architecture, area studies, and the social sciences. We aim to foster interdisciplinary reflections about the critical uses of thing theory, affect theory, the histories of emotions, and new materialism. We also want to study how these discourses might benefit from being set in conversation with each other.

Conference: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)

Micro-architecture et figures du bâti au Moyen-Âge : l’échelle à l’épreuve de la matière Institute national d’historie de l’art 8 – 10 December 2014 Auditorium de la Galerie Colbert 6 rue des Petits-Champs ou 2, rue Vivienne 75002 Paris Free entry This conference organized by the National Institute of Art History, University of Nantes andContinue reading “Conference: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)”

Book roundup: Autumn 2014

In what we hope will be a regular feature, here is a selection of ten recent publications that may be of interest to our readers. If you have any suggestions for publications to promote on this blog, please email them to us at medievalartresearch@gmail.com. We also welcome any opinion pieces you might have on theseContinue reading “Book roundup: Autumn 2014”

CFP: Artists, Avarice and Ambition in Europe, 1300 -1600 (AAH Annual Conference 2015), deadline 10 November 2014

This is a call for presenters in a panel at the Association of Art Historians annual conference, which is taking place at the University of East Anglia, Norwich 9th – 11th April 2015. Artists, Avarice and Ambition in Europe, 1300 -1600 Co-convenors: Jill Harrison, Open Universityjill.harrison@open.ac.uk Vicky Ley, Open Universityv.v.ley@open.ac.uk  In Trecento Italy Giotto diContinue reading “CFP: Artists, Avarice and Ambition in Europe, 1300 -1600 (AAH Annual Conference 2015), deadline 10 November 2014”

Twelfth-century Belgian church consumed by serious fire

A fire in the church of Sint-Jan de Doper in Anzegem, Belgian has caused serious damage to the building, some of which is around 800 years old. The cause of the blaze, which broke out on the 16th October was apparently a faulty heating system. The fire started in the nave (this video captures theContinue reading “Twelfth-century Belgian church consumed by serious fire”

Conference: Society, Rule and Their Representation in Medieval Britain (13-14 November 2014)

13-14 November 2014 German Historical Institute London • 17 Bloomsbury Square • London WC1A 2NJ ATTENDANCE IS FREE; THERE IS NO NEED TO REGISTER. Official page THURSDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 14:00-14:15 WELCOME 14:15-15:45 SESSION 1: IDENTITY (CHAIR: KATHERINE HARVEY, BIRKBECK) Torben Gebhardt (Münster): Self-Categorisation of Medieval Rulers between 1016-1138 – A Comparison between England and theContinue reading “Conference: Society, Rule and Their Representation in Medieval Britain (13-14 November 2014)”

Some free tickets available for Medieval and Early Modern Engagement day with Miri Rubin and others at Queen Mary, London (18 October 2014)

Research into the Medieval and Early Modern: Navigating Issues of Engagement Due to some last minute cancellations, there are a few tickets available for this event. Click here to book for free through eventbrite! Room 3.20, Arts 2 Building Queen Mary, University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS Saturday, 18 October 2014 from 10:00Continue reading “Some free tickets available for Medieval and Early Modern Engagement day with Miri Rubin and others at Queen Mary, London (18 October 2014)”