Illuminating Becket?

On 7 June 2016 a group of Becket scholars and enthusiasts met for a one day workshop, ‘Illuminating Becket’ at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, which ended with a fascinating public lecture by Rachel Koopmans (York University, Toronto) on the relationships between narratives in the ‘miracle’ windows in Canterbury cathedral’s east end and the structure ofContinue reading “Illuminating Becket?”

Event: ICMA Study Days in New York and Baltimore

Date: Sunday 20 November 2016 – Tuesday 22 November 2016 In collaboration with Gerhard Lutz and Forum Medieval Art from Germany, the ICMA is co-sponsoring study days in New York and Baltimore in connection with these two exhibitions: Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art A Sense of Beauty: MedievalContinue reading “Event: ICMA Study Days in New York and Baltimore”

CFP: Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era (University of Birmingham)

        Deadline: 30 September 2016 One day and a half Symposium & Workshop 24 and 25 February 2017, held at the University of Birmingham This one day and a half conference combines a symposium and a workshop. The aim is to examine and contextualise the artistic and cultural production of the geopoliticalContinue reading “CFP: Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era (University of Birmingham)”

Event: Postgraduate Open Day at the Library of Society of Antiquaries of London, 14 October 2016

The Society of Antiquaries of London has the largest antiquarian library in the country, with a collection spanning items from the 10th century to present day, reflecting 300 years of research and scholarship into the history and material remains of Great Britain and other countries. Join us for our Open Day to learn about the resources thatContinue reading “Event: Postgraduate Open Day at the Library of Society of Antiquaries of London, 14 October 2016”

CFP: Picturing Death 1200-1600 (Edited Volume)

Deadline: 1 September 2016 Picturing Death 1200-1600 Proposals sought for chapters in a peer-reviewed edited volume The glut of pictures of and for death has long been associated with the Middle Ages in the popular imagination. In reality, however, these images thrived in Europe in a much more concentrated period of time that straddles the Middle Ages andContinue reading “CFP: Picturing Death 1200-1600 (Edited Volume)”

Conference: Zur Typologie liturgischer Bücher des westlichen Mittelalters – Interdisziplinäres Symposium

7–9 July 2016 Large-scale digitization has lent urgency to an old and persistent question: the typology of liturgical books. The inadequacy of both medieval and modern labels to describe complex liturgical book types has rendered their succinct and accurate description in printed and online catalogues and repertories difficult, and this in turn has impeded systematicContinue reading “Conference: Zur Typologie liturgischer Bücher des westlichen Mittelalters – Interdisziplinäres Symposium”

Conference: 25th Colloquium of the Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar, Queen Mary University, London, 24-25 June 2016

The Colloquium of the MHRS takes place biennially (annually in previous years) usually on the last Thursday and Friday of June. Having first taken place in 1989, it brings together scholars from the United Kingdom and further afield working on any aspect of the art, culture, language, literature, and history of the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages.

Symposium: Modelling Medieval Vaults

The use of digital surveying and analysis techniques, such as laser scanning, photogrammetry, 3D reconstructions or reverse engineering offers the opportunity to re-examine historic architecture. Digital analysis has enabled new research into design processes, construction methods, structural engineering, building archaeology and relationships between buildings. Recent research on Continental European and Central American architecture has established the significance of these techniques, however, as yet thereContinue reading “Symposium: Modelling Medieval Vaults”

Conference: Robert Willis: Science, Technology and Architecture in the 19th Century

16-17 September 2016 This two-day conference explores the extraordinary life and work of the Cambridge academic Robert Willis (1800-1875). Willis was a famous Cambridge polymath. A Fellow of Gonville and Caius, he was Jacksonian Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and taught engineering in the early years of that subject. His research and teaching wasContinue reading “Conference: Robert Willis: Science, Technology and Architecture in the 19th Century”

Conference: Choir stalls and their workshops (Greifswald, 23-26 June 2016)

Choir stalls were not only simple seating for the priests and monks. With their highly complex imaging systems they were also one of the most important and complex artistic tasks in medieval cathedrals, monastic churches, and even parishes. In recent years, research has focused primarily on iconographic research and formal and stylistic analysis, as hasContinue reading “Conference: Choir stalls and their workshops (Greifswald, 23-26 June 2016)”