Taking architectural history to the bridge: International Bridges Group inaugural meeting report

The study of architecture largely focuses on the study of buildings: constructions with their most essential function as shelter for the human body. But architectural history can forget that constructions with other functions are also ripe for interpretation of their structure and ideologies. This is what the ambitiously-named International Bridges Group intends to promote for crossingsContinue reading “Taking architectural history to the bridge: International Bridges Group inaugural meeting report”

Call for Papers: The Architecture of Death (London, 11 March 2016)

The Mausolea & Monuments Trust Student Symposium The Forum, Bloomsbury Baptist Church Friday 11 March 2016 Call for papers of 20 minutes: for the inaugural student symposium of The Mausolea & Monuments Trust to be held in The Forum, Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London on Friday 11 March 2016. This event will provide an opportunity toContinue reading “Call for Papers: The Architecture of Death (London, 11 March 2016)”

CfP: Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain (Leuven, 4-6 Feb 2016)

Call for Papers deadline 1 Oct 2015 University of Leuven, Belgium, 4-6 February 2016 International conference Initiated and organized by Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art | KU Leuven In 2010, Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven) acquired the archive of the eminent Belgian art historian professorContinue reading “CfP: Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain (Leuven, 4-6 Feb 2016)”

Two Doctoral Positions: research project TEXTILE (Zurich)

University of Zurich, September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016 Application deadline: Jun 30, 2015 Two part-time doctoral positions, research project TEXTILE The Institute of Art History of the University of Zurich invites applications for two part-time doctoral positions within the research project ‘TEXTILE. An Iconology of the Textile in Art and Architecture’ (from the Middle AgesContinue reading “Two Doctoral Positions: research project TEXTILE (Zurich)”

Images: Signs and Phenomena of Time (Hamburg 12-14 Nov 2015)

 A trans- and interdisciplinary conference at the University of Hamburg, 12–14 November 2015 The capacity to distinguish between past, present, and future plays an important role in the formation of (self-)consciousness. Time is an essential criterion to order the flow of contingent events and experiences and to build up coherence and meaning. In turn, theContinue reading “Images: Signs and Phenomena of Time (Hamburg 12-14 Nov 2015)”

CfP: Memory and Identity in the Middle Ages: The Construction of a Cultural Memory of the Holy Land in the 4th-16th centuries (26-27 May 2016, Amsterdam)

An interdisciplinary conference, 26 & 27 May 2016 The Holy Land has played an important role in the definition of the identities of the three major Abrahamic religions. Constitutive narratives about the past of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam were largely bound to this shared and contested space. As put forward both by Maurice Halbwachs andContinue reading “CfP: Memory and Identity in the Middle Ages: The Construction of a Cultural Memory of the Holy Land in the 4th-16th centuries (26-27 May 2016, Amsterdam)”