Call for Papers: Juridical Circulations and Artistic, Intellectual and Cultural Practices in Medieval Europe (13th-15th Centuries) International Conference (Lisbon, 25-27 February 2016)

 Call for Papers The International Conference Medieval Europe in Motion 3 continues the series of scientific meetings launched in 2013 by the Institute of Medieval Studies (IMS) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL) – devoted to the topic of social, cultural, and artistic mobility in Medieval Europe (https://sites.google.com/site/medievaleuropeinmotion2013/home).Continue reading “Call for Papers: Juridical Circulations and Artistic, Intellectual and Cultural Practices in Medieval Europe (13th-15th Centuries) International Conference (Lisbon, 25-27 February 2016)”

Leeds 2016: Gender at the Feast (Hortulus sponsored session)

Call For Papers, International Medieval Congress at Leeds, 2016 Hortulus-sponsored session Gender at the Feast The roles of women and of gender in the Middle Ages have received particular attention in recent years with invigorating studies across multiple disciplines. Medieval women, such as Margery Kempe or Christina of Markyate, have been brought to the forefrontContinue reading “Leeds 2016: Gender at the Feast (Hortulus sponsored session)”

The Challenges and Opportunities of Medieval Difficulty (Kalamazoo 2016 session)

Session at International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, 12-15 May 2016) University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, May 12 – 15, 2016 Organizer: Beth Williamson, University of Bristol Deadline: Sep 15, 2015 “What is sought with more difficulty is discovered with more pleasure.” (On Christian Doctrine 2.6.8). In praising difficulty, Augustine reminds us of its roleContinue reading “The Challenges and Opportunities of Medieval Difficulty (Kalamazoo 2016 session)”

Book Roundup: Summer 2015

Postcards on Parchment The Social Lives of Medieval Books by Kathryn M. Rudy (Yale University Press) Medieval prayer books held not only the devotions and meditations of Christianity, but also housed, slipped between pages, sundry notes, reminders, and ephemera, such as pilgrims’ badges, sworn oaths, and small painted images. Many of these last items have been classifiedContinue reading “Book Roundup: Summer 2015”

Spectacular Songs and Private Performances: Images in Musical Books (Kalamazoo 2016 session)

51st International Congress on Medieval Studies May 12-15, 2016 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI DEADLINE: September 15, 2015 A wide variety of medieval manuscripts contain visual imagery that coexists with texts originally intended for oral or musical performance. From sacred Latin missals and choirbooks to the vernacular songbooks of the later Middle Ages, the interplay betweenContinue reading “Spectacular Songs and Private Performances: Images in Musical Books (Kalamazoo 2016 session)”

Conference: Medieval Architecture Outside the Lines (University of Georgia, USA, 24 October 2015)

University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art Medieval Architecture Outside the Lines October 24, 2015 Long-time and much loved professor Thomas E. Polk II (retired 2006) died in 2014. Using funds donated to the School in his memory, the art history area is organizing a one-day conference on medieval architecture. By honoring Professor Polk’sContinue reading “Conference: Medieval Architecture Outside the Lines (University of Georgia, USA, 24 October 2015)”

Defining Otherness in Medieval Maps (Kalamazoo 2016)

Medieval maps – from mappaemundi to elaborately decorated nautical charts – provide abundant and rich evidence for the ways in which European cartographers viewed, framed and represented other peoples. This panel seeks papers that bring new materials and new insights to this field of study. We hope for papers exploring depictions of otherness, including foreignersContinue reading “Defining Otherness in Medieval Maps (Kalamazoo 2016)”