Speaking Sculpture: Images and their potency (Kalamazoo 2016 session)

CFP: Session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, May 12 – 15, 2016 Deadline: September 15, 2015 Speaking Sculpture: Images and their Potency Organizers: Lloyd de Beer, British Museum Julia Perratore, Metropolitan Museum of Art Do sculptures speak? Can they listen? Are they able to read, sing, and engageContinue reading “Speaking Sculpture: Images and their potency (Kalamazoo 2016 session)”

Kalamazoo 2016: Gendered Spaces (sponsored by Hortulus)

CFP, ICMS (“Kalamazoo”) 2016: Gendered Spaces Hortulus-sponsored session Session organizer and presider: Melissa Ridley Elmes, co-editor of Hortulus The concept of gendered spaces—areas in which particular genders and types of gender expression are considered welcome or appropriate while other gender types are unwelcome or inappropriate—is a key element in the study of human geography. GenderingContinue reading “Kalamazoo 2016: Gendered Spaces (sponsored by Hortulus)”

‘Transforming Male Devotional Practices’ from the Medieval to the Early Modern (Hudderfield, 16-17 September 2015)

Extended call-for-papers submission deadline: July 20th, 2015 Conference date(s): September 16, 2015 – September 17, 2015 This conference is co-hosted with the Universities of Reading and Liverpool Hope. It aims to explore the social, economic and spatial factors underpinning the changing way ordinary men demonstrated their commitment to God and the church(es) in a periodContinue reading “‘Transforming Male Devotional Practices’ from the Medieval to the Early Modern (Hudderfield, 16-17 September 2015)”

Leeds 2015 Art History session: Grisaille, Shades of Meaning in Late Medieval Manuscripts

Session: 1702 Grisaille: Shades of Meaning in Late Medieval Manuscripts Thursday 9 July 2015: 14.15-15.45 Organiser Sophia Rochmes (Department of History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara) and Anna Russakoff (American University of Paris) Moderator/Chair Anna Russakoff, American University of Paris Grisaille, or imagery in monochrome tones of grey, proliferated in late-medievalContinue reading “Leeds 2015 Art History session: Grisaille, Shades of Meaning in Late Medieval Manuscripts”

Chiaroscuro as Aesthetic Principle, 1300-1600 (Bern, 29-30 April 2016)

Chiaroscuro since Leon Battista Alberti’s De pictura (1435) has been one of the central subjects characterising painting and sculpture in practice and theory in Italy. Primarily, it concerns the articulation of plastic qualities, the formulation of relief, both in painting and sculpture. In the northern tradition, too, chiaroscuro has been highly valued. Through chiaroscuro, the textures of materials and the structuralContinue reading “Chiaroscuro as Aesthetic Principle, 1300-1600 (Bern, 29-30 April 2016)”