Neue Forschungen zur Wandmalerei des Mittelalters (Paderborn, 10 June 2015)

Wandmalereien gehören zu den aussagekräftigsten, aber auch fragilsten und fernsten Gegenständen unter den künstlerischen Hinterlassenschaften des Mittelalters. Von der Aufnahme von Befunden über die Dokumentation bis zur Deutung und Kontextualisierung stellt die Wandmalerei die Forschung vor besonders schwierige Aufgaben. Wo die Kunst des Mittelalters diskutiert wird – sei es in wissenschaftlichen und politischen Foren, imContinue reading “Neue Forschungen zur Wandmalerei des Mittelalters (Paderborn, 10 June 2015)”

Wymondham Abbey: Medieval Architectural Design Uncovered

Fellow Roland Harris reported to Salon, the Society of Antiquaries newsletter, about the following discovery from Wymondham Abbey. Current work there, for construction of new buildings at the east end of the church, has been accompanied by excavation and building recording. As anticipated this has revealed more of the plan and detail of the Norman BenedictineContinue reading “Wymondham Abbey: Medieval Architectural Design Uncovered”

The Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art (Birkbeck College, London, Summer Term 2015)

The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck presents a series of seminars on medieval and renaissance art, supported by the Bequest established in memory of Professor Peter Murray, the Department’s founder. All seminars are held at 6pm at Birkbeck’s School of Arts (43, Gordon Sq., London, WC1H OPD), and are followed by a reception.Continue reading “The Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art (Birkbeck College, London, Summer Term 2015)”

Book roundup: Low Countries special

As we’ve been alerted to a few new books from the Low Countries, we’ve decided to make a bit of themed book roundup to put them all together! If you have any ideas for further such themes (e.g.: your research area and the only new books you care about), get in contact with us! PiousContinue reading “Book roundup: Low Countries special”

CFP: British Archaeological Association 2016 Annual Conference: Archaeology, Architecture and the Arts in Paris c.500-c.1500, deadline 1 July 2015

The British Archaeological Association annual conference for 2016 will be held in Paris. The city boasts a very rich archaeological history that is becoming increasingly well-known due to the ongoing work of the Commission du Vieux Paris, French based university teams focusing on the city’s material history, and scholars worldwide. Paris offers an embarrassment of riches to the archaeologist and art historian, and to set some limit on the possibilities, this conference will address the theme of ‘The Powers that shaped the City’ over the millennium between the end of the Roman Imperium and the Renaissance.

Giotto’s Circle Presents Berlin Remixed: Papers on Italian Art and Architecture from the RSA Conference.

After the recent Renaissance Society of America conference in Berlin, the Courtauld will be hosting an opportunity for those who could not see he papers – whether due to session clash or not attending the conference – in the, Research Forum Seminar Room, 30 April, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm. 10.00 – 11.30: SPACES ANDContinue reading “Giotto’s Circle Presents Berlin Remixed: Papers on Italian Art and Architecture from the RSA Conference.”

Conference: Holy Bodies, Sacred Spaces (York, 2 May 2015)

University of York Berrick Saul Building Bowland Auditorium The praesentia of holy bodies, the material remains of saints, is a seminal aspect of late antique and medieval Christianity and has long received scholarly attention. The art-historical debate on the eleventh and twelfth centuries has focused, in particular, on pilgrimage, from the monumental 1923 monograph byContinue reading “Conference: Holy Bodies, Sacred Spaces (York, 2 May 2015)”

Trading Places: Byzantium and the Mediterranean World in the Later Middle Ages (Harvard University and First Church in Cambridge, 16-17 April 2015)

The Mediterranean basin has long been a zone of cultural, economic, and artistic encounter and exchange. This was particularly true in the Middle Ages (c. 500-1500 CE), as the three great religious traditions of Late Antiquity (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) battled, bartered with, and borrowed from one another in a variety of political and culturalContinue reading “Trading Places: Byzantium and the Mediterranean World in the Later Middle Ages (Harvard University and First Church in Cambridge, 16-17 April 2015)”

Conference: Simone Martini e il suo polittico per i domenicani di Pisa (Pisa and Florence, 27-28 April 2015)

Convegno internazionale ideato da Maria Monica Donato in collaborazione tra il Museo Nazionale di San Matteo (Pisa), la Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, l’Università degli Studi di Firenze – Dipartimento SAGAS e il Kunsthistorisches Instituts in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut Il recente restauro del polittico di Simone Martini per l’altare maggiore di Santa Caterina a PisaContinue reading “Conference: Simone Martini e il suo polittico per i domenicani di Pisa (Pisa and Florence, 27-28 April 2015)”