News: 13th century paintings discovered at Poitiers Cathedral

Some thirteenth century wall paintings of exceptional quality were discovered at Poitiers Cathedral earlier this year. Measuring 900 square metres, these murals were covered by whitewash in the eighteenth century. You can read more here at France Bleu and watch a video here at la Nouvelle Republique Best wishes for your winter holidays from all at Medieval  Art Research!

Call for Papers: Re/Generate – Medieval materiality and reuse (St Andrews, 6-7 May 2016)

Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2016 The University of St Andrews School of Art History in collaboration with the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS) present Re/generate: Materiality and the Afterlives of Things in the Middle Ages, 500-1500 an interdisciplinary conference on reuse and recycling in medieval Europe taking place on 6-7th May 2016. In recent years, theContinue reading “Call for Papers: Re/Generate – Medieval materiality and reuse (St Andrews, 6-7 May 2016)”

Publication: Predella, No. 35 – The Survival of the Trecento in the Fifteenth Century

Announcing that No. 35 of PREDELLA is online at  http://www.predella.it/index.php/current-issue/index.html EDITORIALE / EDITORIAL Gerardo de Simone, Emanuele Pellegrini2001-2015: Odissea di distruzione MONOGRAFIA / MONOGRAPH The Survival of the Trecento in the Fifteenth Century Louise Bourdua Introduction Zuleika Murat Trecento Receptions in Early Renaissance Paduan Art. The Ovetari Chapel and its Models: Revival or Persistence? Paolo di SimoneContinue reading “Publication: Predella, No. 35 – The Survival of the Trecento in the Fifteenth Century”

Conference: Medieval Tombs and their Spatial Contexts. Strategies of Commemoration in Christianity and Islam, University of Tubingen (18-20 February 2016)

Medieval Tombs and their Spatial Contexts. Strategies of Commemoration in Christianity and Islam University of Tubingen, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Alte Burse, Bursagasse 1, Raum X, 72070 Tübingen, Germany, Conference: February 18 – 20, 2016. Registration deadline: Feb 15, 2016 The idea that the shaping of tombs and funeral places goes beyond aspects of personal welfare and mirrors social functions and meanings of commemorationContinue reading “Conference: Medieval Tombs and their Spatial Contexts. Strategies of Commemoration in Christianity and Islam, University of Tubingen (18-20 February 2016)”

Conference: Vernacular Architecture Group Spring Conference, Lincoln (29 March – 2 April 2016)

VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE GROUP SPRING CONFERENCE 2016 Tuesday March 29th – Saturday April 2nd 2016 The 2016 Spring Conference will be based at The Lincoln Hotel and has been organized by the Building Recording Team of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. Programme Tuesday: Registration from 2pm; Prof. David Stocker will be leading a tour of the Lower City starting atContinue reading “Conference: Vernacular Architecture Group Spring Conference, Lincoln (29 March – 2 April 2016)”

Grants: Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture (deadline 2 February 2016)

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 grant competition. Our grants reflect the Mary Jaharis Center’s commitment to fostering the field of Byzantine studies through the support of graduate students and early career researchers and faculty. Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Development Grants target graduate students who haveContinue reading “Grants: Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture (deadline 2 February 2016)”

Job: Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of Colorado, Denver

Exciting new position for Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of Colorado, Denver The Visual Arts Department in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art History with expertise in a field outside the Western traditions (such as the arts of Africa, East or SouthContinue reading “Job: Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of Colorado, Denver”

Conference cycle: Visibility and presence of the iamge in the ecclesiastical space: Byzantium and the Western Middle Ages. Paris, 18 February – 16 June 2016

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, salle Vasari, 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, February 18, 2016, February 18 – June 16, 2016 Cycle de conférences Visibilité et présence de l’image dans l’espace ecclésial. Byzance et Moyen Age occidental Les jeudis 18 février, 24 mars, 19 mai et 16 juin 2016 INHA, salle Vasari (salle Jullian le 16 juinContinue reading “Conference cycle: Visibility and presence of the iamge in the ecclesiastical space: Byzantium and the Western Middle Ages. Paris, 18 February – 16 June 2016”

Conference: Celtic Revivals: Authenticity and Identity Conference, London 16-17 January 2016

Celtic Revivals: Authenticity and Identity Conference British Museum, January 16 – 17, 2016 Although the Celtic Revival is usually associated with the late 19th century, this conference will demonstrate how it constitutes a whole series of revivals, beginning in the medieval period and continuing into the modern. Leading art and design historians, archaeologists and curators will presentContinue reading “Conference: Celtic Revivals: Authenticity and Identity Conference, London 16-17 January 2016”

Book round up: L’aventure des cathédrales, Le cloître de Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines, La scultura in Valnerina tra i secoli XIV e XVI: Scoperte e nuove proposte, Cisterciensi: Arte e storia & Byzantine Art and Italian Panel Painting: The Virgin and Child Hodegetria and the Art of Chrysography

Five recent publications that may be of interest to our readers: GÉRARD DENIZEAU.  L’aventure des cathédrales, Larousse, 2015, 128 p. ISBN: 978-2035923455 The story of cathedral construction, told through the involvement of the artisans (carpenters, blacksmiths, masons, masters of stained glass and more).       DIEGO MATTEI. La scultura in Valnerina tra i secoli XIV e XVI: Scoperte e nuoveContinue reading “Book round up: L’aventure des cathédrales, Le cloître de Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines, La scultura in Valnerina tra i secoli XIV e XVI: Scoperte e nuove proposte, Cisterciensi: Arte e storia & Byzantine Art and Italian Panel Painting: The Virgin and Child Hodegetria and the Art of Chrysography”