Call for papers: Ninth International Conference of Iconographic Studies: Icons and iconology (June 1-4, 11-13 2015, Rijeka, Croatia and Clinton, MA)

Deadline for paper proposals: February 15, 2015 University of Rijeka, Center for Iconographic Studies (Croatia) Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA (USA) The American University of Rome (Italy) The Institute for the Study of Culture and Christianity, Belgrade (Serbia) in cooperation with Harvard University (USA)  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Gregorian Pontifical UniversityContinue reading “Call for papers: Ninth International Conference of Iconographic Studies: Icons and iconology (June 1-4, 11-13 2015, Rijeka, Croatia and Clinton, MA)”

Call for Papers: The Influences of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages (Oxford, 10-12 September 2015)

CFP DEADLINE: 1st March 2015 From the modest group of St Dominic and his sixteen followers, the Dominican Order grew rapidly in the first century of its existence, establishing itself across Europe as a learned Order of Preachers. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to explore the influences of the Dominican Order on all aspects ofContinue reading “Call for Papers: The Influences of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages (Oxford, 10-12 September 2015)”

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

Search for “microarchitecture conference” on Google, and you will mostly be returned results concerning gatherings of computer programmers. This would doubtless make the concept of a conference on medieval microarchitecture entertaining to many. Even ignoring this parallel nomenclature, the sort of microarchitecture art historians are interested in is not an easy concept to explain, andContinue reading “Conference review: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)”

Funding: Sophia Research Studentship in Byzantine Studies

Deadline: 1 April 2015 Thanks to the generosity of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, the Hellenic Foundation, and an anonymous donor, the Centre for Hellenic Studies is pleased to announce a studentship in the field of Byzantine Studies, tenable in any department of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London for upContinue reading “Funding: Sophia Research Studentship in Byzantine Studies”

Newberry Library–John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellowship for 2015/6

This new fellowship provides two months of support—one for work at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, and one for work at the John Rylands Research Institute (at The John Rylands Library) in Manchester, England. The proposed project must incorporate the collections from both libraries. Applicants should set aside two consecutive months for this fellowship,Continue reading “Newberry Library–John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellowship for 2015/6”

Call for Papers: The Fifteenth-Century Conference (University of Kent, Canterbury 10-12 September 2015)

Call for Papers The annual Fifteenth Century Conference has been the UK’s premier academic conference for late medieval historians for more than forty years. Submissions for papers are now invited for the 2015 Conference which will be held at the University of Kent. Papers concerned with any aspect of fifteenth-century studies are welcome, but thoseContinue reading “Call for Papers: The Fifteenth-Century Conference (University of Kent, Canterbury 10-12 September 2015)”

Conference review: Commemoration of the Dead: new approaches, new perspectives, new material (15 November 2014)

There was a packed conference room in the newly-refurbished Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, as eager members of the Church Monuments and Monumental Brass Societies gathered to hear about new approaches to incised brass memorials. As a sequel of sorts to a conference reconsidering approaches to funerary monuments on the half-centenary of Panofsky’sContinue reading “Conference review: Commemoration of the Dead: new approaches, new perspectives, new material (15 November 2014)”

Call For Papers: Reconsidering the Origins of Portraiture (The Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 16-18 April 2015)

 Deadline for sending abstracts: 15 January, 2015 Thanks to extensive research and exhibitions in recent years our knowledge and understanding of portraiture in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance has deepened significantly. Many detailed studies have problematised this genre and departed from a portrait’s simple equation with a mimetically accurate likeness. Current interpretations showContinue reading “Call For Papers: Reconsidering the Origins of Portraiture (The Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 16-18 April 2015)”