Fellowship: Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Programme

antonio_millo_bacino_del_mediterraneoFellowship: Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program
Applications open: September 2016 – Application deadline: January 2017

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Scholars must be:

  • a US citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • be a doctoral candidate or a scholar who obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years (September 2005 or later);
  • propose a three to nine month humanities or related social science research project;
  • and propose travel to one or more Mediterranean region country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Fellowship awards will not exceed $33,500.

Information: http://www.caorc.org/#!fellowships/c17cq

CFP: New Tendences in research on the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance

1280px-san_miniato_intarsio_dei_12_segni_zodiacali_06CFP: Neue Tendenzen der Italienforschung Workshop, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Florence, November 7-9 2016
Deadline: May 31, 2016

Vom 7. bis 9. November 2016 findet am Kunsthistorischen Institut in
Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut der interdisziplinäre Workshop “Neue
Tendenzen der Italienforschung zu Mittelalter und Renaissance” für
Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftler statt. Ziel
des Workshops ist es, die jüngeren Ansätze der Italienforschung in
Geschichte und Kunstgeschichte zusammenzubringen, zu kommentieren,
kritisch zu würdigen und vor allem die Italienforschung in Deutschland
durch den Austausch insgesamt zu stärken. Die Veranstaltung gibt
fortgeschrittenen Doktoranden/Doktorandinnen, Post-Docs und
Habilitanden/Habilitandinnen vor allem aus der Geschichte und
Kunstgeschichte des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit bis um 1600 die
Gelegenheit, ihre Projekte vorzustellen und diskutieren zu lassen.
Vertreter und Vertreterinnen beider Epochen, beider Disziplinen und
aller anschlussfähigen Nachbardisziplinen sind willkommen.

Der Call for papers richtet sich an Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen, die
unter anderem zu folgenden Schwerpunktbereichen arbeiten: Raum- und
Stadtgeschichte, Kartographie und Weltbild, Mittelmeergeschichte,
Sakralität und Objekte, Kirchen-, Ordens- und Papstgeschichte,
Schriftlichkeit, Gender Studies, Kunsttheorie und Begriffsgeschichte.

Geplant ist die Einladung von ca. 15 ausgewählten Doktoranden/innen und
Habilitanden/innen, deren Arbeiten wechselweise kommentiert werden.
Dazu sollte eine Kurzform der jeweiligen Präsentationen bis spätestens
zum 30. Oktober eingereicht werden, um schon vor der Tagung
wechselweise gelesen zu werden. Im Workshop selbst steht die Diskussion
im Vordergrund. Die Betreuung erfolgt seitens der Geschichte durch
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Baumgärtner (Universität Kassel) und Prof. Dr. Klaus
Herbers (FAU Erlangen Nürnberg), seitens der Kunstgeschichte durch
Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (BH Rom), Prof. Dr. Alessandro Nova (KHI
Florenz) und Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf (KHI Florenz).

Die Kosten für Reise und Unterbringung können anteilig übernommen
werden, wenn eine Finanzierung von anderer Seite nicht möglich ist.

How to submit: Bitte schicken Sie ein einseitiges Abstract für eine 20-25minütige
Präsentation sowie einen kurzen akademischen Lebenslauf auf Deutsch,
Englisch oder Italienisch an ibaum@uni-kassel.de und
klaus.herbers@fau.de.

Bei Rückfragen stehen wir gern zur Verfügung.

Veranstalter: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Baumgärtner (Kassel), Prof. Dr. Klaus
Herbers (Erlangen Nürnberg), Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (Rom), Prof. Dr.
Alessandro Nova (Florenz) und Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf (Florenz)

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 4th Forum Medieval Art

mjc-logo-lrgCall for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel at the 4th Forum Medieval Art, Berlin and Brandenburg, September 20–23, 2017.
Deadline: May 9, 2016

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 4th Forum Medieval Art, Berlin and Brandenburg, September 20–23, 2017. The biannual colloquium is organized by the Deutsche Verein für Kunstwissenschaft e.V.
The theme for the 4th Forum Medieval Art is 360° – Places, Boundaries, Global Perspectives. It will focus on research at the geographical and methodological boundaries of classical medieval studies. The various venues in Berlin and Brandenburg with their medieval heritage and their rich collections of Byzantine and Middle Eastern will be taken as a starting point. Accordingly, the conference will highlight the interaction of Central European medieval art and artistic production with other regions ranging from Eastern Europe, Byzantium, the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean to the British Isles and the Baltic region. Thus research areas such as Byzantine Studies or Islamic Art History will be brought into the focus and consciousness of medieval studies, particularly in the context of the endangered artistic and architectural monuments of the Middle East. Especially welcome are topics discussing phenomena such as migration, media transformation and changing cultural paradigms. By asking for culturally formative regions at the borders of “Europe” and transcultural contact zones, definitions of the Middle Ages can be put up for debate. As a counterpart to this panorama, research about the region of Brandenburg and Berlin will also be presented. This includes subjects of museum studies and the history of art of and in Berlin, where the development of areas of cultural exchange has a long tradition.
We invite session proposals that fit within the 360° – Places, Boundaries, Global Perspectives theme and are relevant to Byzantine studies.
How to submit: Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website (http://www.maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/4th-forum-medieval-art). The deadline for submission is May 9, 2016. Proposals should include:
*Title
*Session abstract (500 words)
*Proposed list of session participants (presenters and session chair)
*CV
Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal by May 16, 2016. The organizer of the selected session is responsible for submitting the session proposal to the Forum by June 1, 2016.
If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and chair) up to $300 maximum for residents of Germany, up to $600 maximum for EU residents, and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

CFP: The Genesis of a Window: Methods, Preparations and Problems of Stained Glass Manufacture

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Methods, Preparations and Problems of Stained Glass Manufacture
, Stained Glass Research School – PhD Summer Symposium, University of York, King’s Manor, May 26 – 27, 2016
Deadline: May 8, 2016

The University of York’s Stained Glass Research School will be hosting
its annual PhD conference on 26th and 27th May 2016. From the early
medieval period stained glass design and manufacture has evolved and
reacted to changing tastes, styles and
technological advances. The conception and creation of stained glass
windows are influenced by factors as diverse as their architectural
settings, pictorial and
textual sources, and the politics of their patrons and custodians.

Proposals are invited for papers presenting research into any aspects
of stained glass design and creation from the  development of
iconographic and structural design, to production methods and
craftsmanship.

How to submit: Please send proposals for 20 minute papers (no more than 300 words,
including title and name of corresponding author) to Katie Harrison
(keh504@york.ac.uk) and Oliver Fearon (of509@york.ac.uk) by Sunday 8th
May.

Conference: “The most beautiful is also the holiest”: aesthetic aspects of the sacred in medieval art and Islamic calligraphy

Conference: “Das Schönste ist auch das Heiligste” – Ästhetische Aspekte des
Heiligen in den mittemasterpieces-of-islamic-artlalterlichen Bildkünsten und der islamischen
Kalligraphie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, May 11-13, 2016

Programme

Mittwoch, 11.5.2016, Wassersaal, Orangerie

19.00 Uhr     Begrüßung Klaus HERBERS (Erlangen)
19.15 Uhr     Jens KULENKAMPFF (Erlangen): Das Schöne und das Heilige.
Ein Versuch

Donnerstag, 12.5.2016, Sitzungssaal (2.012), Alte UB (Nachmittag:
Bamberg)

9:00 Uhr    Begrüßung und Einführung von Heidrun STEIN-KECKS und
Georges TAMER
Moderation: Georges TAMER (Erlangen)
9:15–10:00     Rebecca SAUER (Heidelberg): Der Schreiber zwischen
Oralität, Ikonizität und Schriftlichkeit: Al-Qalqashandi (1355–1418)
zur Bedeutung der Schrift in der islamischen Kultur
10:00–10:45     Berenike METZLER (Erlangen): Von schöpferischen
Pinselstrichen, Engelsfedern gleich: Auf Spurensuche nach ästhetischer
Motivik in Texten zur islamischen Kalligraphie (14.–17. Jhdt.)

10:45–11.30     Pause

Moderation: Hartmut BOBZIN (Erlangen)
11.30–12:15     Jitka EHLERS (Köln): Mobilia ornamenta. Bildliche und
inschriftliche Ausstattung der sog. vasa sacra des 12. Jahrhunderts.
12:15–13:00     Marina KEVKISHVILI (Florenz): Bild und Schrift, Medien
der Heiligenverehrung in Svanetien (Georgien)

13:26 Uhr     Abfahrt nach Bamberg

14:30–15:15     Führung im Islamischen Museum durch Lorenz KORN
(Bamberg)
15:15–16:00    Anja-Ruth DREISER (Bamberg): Magically Empowered by
Sacred Language – Islamic Mirrors (Durch Sprache magisch aufgeladen –
Islamische Spiegel), Bamberg, Raum: U11/00.16
16:15–18 Uhr     Besuch des Diözesanmuseums und des Doms

Freitag 13.5.2016, Sitzungssaal (2.012), Alte UB

Moderation: Heidrun STEIN-KECKS (Erlangen)
9.00–9.45    Delia KOTTMANN (Paris): Schönheit in romanischen sakralen
Wandmalereien? Das Beispiel von Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe
9.45–10.30    Miriam KÖCKEIS (Erlangen): “Domum tuam decet sanctitudo
Domine” (Ps. 93,5). Schönheit und Heiligkeit in den romanischen
Wandmalereien von San Tommaso ad Acquanegra sul Chiese

10.30–11.00    Kaffeepause

Moderation: Tobias FRESE (Heidelberg)
11.00–11.45    Emine KÜÇÜKBAY (Bamberg): Hilye-i şerīf: Inwiefern fügen
sich zu den ‚Beschreibungen des Propheten‘ islamische Ästhetik und
religiöse Andacht zusammen? Betrachtungen hinsichtlich kalligraphischer
und graphischer Komponenten
11.45-12.30    Julia GAUS (Tübingen): Byzantinische Enkolpien des
8.-13. Jahrhunderts. Bild, Text, Form und Reliquie – ein Zusammenspiel?
12.30–13.15    Abschlussdiskussion

Conference: II INTERNATIONAL MEETING MAGISTRI CATALONIAE: Art and Ceremony in the Latin West and the Byzantine East, Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, 27 April 2016

granmagistricataloniae4Conference: II INTERNATIONAL MEETING MAGISTRI CATALONIAEArt and Ceremony in the Latin West and the Byzantine East, Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, 27 April 2016.

The II INTERNATIONAL MEETING MAGISTRI CATALONIAE will be held next 27 April 2016 at the Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). This meeting has been organized by the Research Group (GdR UAB) MAGISTRI CATALONIAE and the Research Project “Mobility and Artistic Transfer in Medieval Mediterranean (1187-1388): artists, objects and models-MAGISTRI MEDITERRANEI”, in collaboration with Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres (UAB).

Scientific Coordinators: Manuel Castiñeiras and Verónica Abenza

The aim of the II INTERNATIONAL MEETING MAGISTRI CATALONIAE: “Art and Ceremony in the Latin West and the Byzantine East”, is to explore the relationship between civil and religious ceremonies and the art and architecture of both Western and Byzantine traditions over the long centuries since the earliest Christian worship to the Late Middle Ages.

Further to the main purposes of this meeting, papers will address two diverse issues: the reinforcement of ritual practices through imagery and the way how drastic reformations of liturgy and civil observances as well as fashion changes often resulted in the modification of architectural arrangements and ceremonial furnishings.

Programme:
Presentation
Manuel Castiñeiras, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The Byzantine Imperial Coronation Depicted in Art and a New Interpretation of the Assembly of the Archangels inside a Secular Context
Anastasios Papadopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Court ceremonies and rituals of power in Sicily (1187-1222)
Verónica Abenza, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Bishop Bernward and St. Michael of Hildesheim – A Donator and his Inscription-bearing Artworks
Wilfried Keil, Universität Heidelberg.

Jerusalén en procesión
Avital Heyman, Independent Scholar.

La imagen del profeta Daniel en las ceremonias de coronación. El caso de San Michele de Pavía
Juan Antonio Olañeta, Universitat de Barcelona.

 

CFP: From Prints to Paintings in Fifteenth-Century Northern Italy, Renaissance Society of America Conference

an00453037_001_lCall for Papers: Renaissance Society of America Conference, Chicago, March 30 – April 1,
2017
Deadline: May 20, 2016

This session considers the impact of prints on fifteenth-century
Northern Italian painting. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

·      The use of prints as substitutes for workshop drawings
·      The transmission of Northern European visual culture via prints
·      The role of prints in the regional dissemination of artistic
ideas
·      The appropriation of specific motifs
·      Prints as sources of inspiration or points of departure

How to submit: By May 20, please send your paper title, abstract (150-word maximum),
keywords, and a brief curriculum vitae (300-word maximum) to: Daniel
Wallace Maze (danielwallacemaze@gmail.com).

Workshop for MA and PhD students on Medieval Magic for MA & PhD students (7 July 2016)

Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 11.41.14 AMThe Warburg Institute and The European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) have organised a free Workshop for MA and PhD students on Medieval Magic. The workshop will take place on July 7 at the Warburg Institute in London, and will focus on the topic of “Magical Traditions and Medieval Religions of the Book”. Please see the programme below for details.

The keynote paper will be given by Prof. Jean-Patrice Boudet (Orléans) and the workshop will include ‎sessions on PhD and Early Career Advice and a Laboratory with period and regional focus groups led by speakers, chairs and ESSWE board members.

Please note that this is a free event with a limited number of places. To book a place, please contact the organizer, Dr. Sophie Page: sophie.page@ucl.ac.uk

10:00-10:30 Workshop registration and coffee

10:30-10:40 Welcome by ESSWE president Andreas Kilcher

1) Oratory: Presentations by guest speakers (10:40—14.40) Chair: Yuri Stoyanov (SOAS)

10:40-11:20 Siam Bhayro ‎(Exeter): ‘Jewish Aramaic magic bowls from late antique Mesopotamia: No longer on the margins’‎

11:20-12.00 Liana Saif (Oxford): ‘At the Margins ‎of Orthodoxy: Magic in Medieval Islam’‎

12.00-12:40 Adelina Angusheva-Tihanov (Manchester) ‘Slavic amulet books and Greek Orthodoxy’ with a ‎response from Will Ryan (retired professor of Russian magic, Warburg Institute).‎‎

‎12:40-13:40 Lunch Break (as this is a free event, lunch is not provided)

‎13:40-14:40 ‎Jean-Patrice Boudet (Orléans), ‘Magical Traditions and Medieval Religions of the Book:

Common Topics and ‎Mutual Influences’. Chair: Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute)

2) Round table discussion (14:40-15:30) Chair: Sophie Page (UCL)

‎15:30-16:00 ‎Coffee Break

3) PhD and Early Career Advice (16:00-16.30)

Two simultaneous sessions:

1. Early Career Advice for PhD students. Led by Egil Asprem (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Liana Saif (Oxford)

2. PhD advice for MA students (ESSWE board members and guest speakers)

4) Laboratory: Discussion in period and regional focus groups (16:30-17:30)

With the following scholars, in addition to the speakers and chairs: Andreas Kilcher, Mark Sedgwick,

Peter J. Forshaw, Jean-Pierre Brach, Birgit Menzel, ‎Bernd-Christian Otto and Gyorgy E. Szonyi.

17:30 Wine reception

Conference: International Bridges Group in Prague (8-10 July 2016)

IMG_2845After the success of the first meeting of the International Bridges Group in Westminster Palace [Ed. note: enthusiastically reviewed by Medieval Art Research here], the International Bridges Group will meet in Prague for our second symposium. The Charles Bridge in Prague, with its spectacular gate tower, makes the city an excellent choice, and will be a major topic of discussion. In addition to that, we have also planned a one day trip to Písek, a charming medieval town outside of Prague and the home of the oldest standing bridge in the Czech Republic.

To take advantage of Prague itself, we will be given a private tour of St. Vitus Cathedral (when it is closed to the public); of the House at the Stone Bell and of several other major sites usually closed to the public. In addition, as 2016 marks 700 years since the birth of Emperor Charles IV, our symposium there would be the perfect opportunity for the delegates to see the spectacularly planned ‘Emperor Charles IV 1316 – 2016’ exhibition in the Waldstein Riding School (see link below).

Our programme will be as follows:

Friday July 8th:
8:00 Cathedral Tour with Klára Benešovská and the master mason of the cathedral, Petr Chotěbor
10:30 Tea in the Old Town
11:00 Romanesque House Tour
12:00 Lunch
13:30 House at the Stone Bell with Klára Benešovská
15:00 Judith Bridge Tower and Charles Bridge withJana Gajdošová
19:00 Evening Lecture

Saturday July 9th:
9:30 Symposium in Villa Lanna
Our speakers / chairs (and their topics) include:
David Harrison (London); Klára Benešovská (Prague): Roudnice Bridge; Simone Balossino (Avignon): Pont Saint- Benezet and the recently completed project on its reconstruction; Alexandra Gajewski (London): Pont du Gard in the Middle Ages; Jana Gajdošová (Cambridge); Gerrit Deutschlander (Hamburg): Bridges and Gates; Bill Harvey(Exeter): Bridge Spans in England; Susan Irvine (London): The Sword Bridge in Medieval Chivalric Romance ; Zoë Opačić (London); Sarah Harrison (London); Tim Tatton Brown (London)

15:30 – Free time to see the exhibition
19:30 Dinner

Sunday July 10th:
Coach to Pisek (included in the symposium fee)
Písek is a lovely south Bohemian town and the home of the oldest bridge in the Czech Republic. This 13th century structure as well as a castle, founded in the same century (with 15th century wall paintings of the town and its bridge), will be the focus of our tour.

The symposium itself will take place on July 9th, 2016 in the Neo-Renaissance Villa Lanna in Prague and the entire event will occur on July 8-10, 2016. The Villa (see link below), with the support of the Institute of Art History (Academy of Science of the Czech Republic), has given us a substantial discount to use their premises and will also give anyone from our group a 30% discount on their rooms. (A single room would be approximately £29.) Should you choose to stay there, please contact Jana to book a room. The event fee is £55 and includes lunch, coffee/ tea and dinner during the day in Villa Lanna, as well as the coach to Písek.
We can only accommodate a limited number of delegates due to the private tours/ coach trip. If you are interested in joining, please email Jana Gajdošová to register at jg744@cam.ac.uk.

We hope that you will be able to join us in Prague!

Best Wishes,
Jana Gajdošová and David Harrison
Exhibition 2016
Villa Lanna 

Heraldry Study Day at Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre (10 September 2016)

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‘Mitres, Martlets and Mantling’: a heraldry study day organized by the Stained Glass Museum with Chloë Cockerill will take place on Saturday 10 September, 10.30am 4pm, at the Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre.

Heraldry is all around us – in both ecclesiastical and secular buildings – and can often provide vital information about the history of a building and the people associated with a place. This study day is intended as a basic introduction to the language and art of heraldry in all its various forms. Open to all, it will help you to recognize, interpret and accurately describe a variety of heraldic emblems. The day will be in split into two halves: a morning session of two informal introductory lectures – the first on how to identify and describe shields, colours, furs and the royal arms, and the second on how to understand arms that demonstrate peerage, and family pedigree. In the afternoon there will be a heraldic tour of Ely Cathedral to look at ecclesiastical arms and many other examples of heraldry in situ, before a visit to the Stained Glass Museum to see some fine examples of heraldic stained glass in both the museum’s main gallery and reserve collection.

Chloë Cockerill is a former Regional Development Manager for the Churches Conservation Trust. She is a popular lecturer for NADFAS, the National Trust, and many historical associations throughout Britain, with a special interest in heraldry and fabulous beasts. She has written articles and guide books on churches and heraldry and is an Ely Cathedral guide and Friend of The Stained Glass Museum.

Tickets: £40 (£30 for Friends of the Museum). Prices include lunch (all dietary requirements catered for). Please bring your Friends membership card or cathedral pass with you. You can book online, by telephone, or by post. Please make cheques payable to the Stained Glass Museum.

Exhibitions
• Geoffrey Clarke: A New Spirit in Stained Glass (Stained Glass Museum gallery), 1 April – 1 July 2016
• Paradise and Other Places, Mick Abbott (Ely Cathedral in conjunction with the Stained Glass Museum), 14 June – 15 July 2016
• Sheryl Vaughan: Cast Glass (museum shop), 1 March – 30 April 2016
• Juliet Forrest: Landscapes (museum shop) 6 May – 10 June 2016