Exhibition: Master Mateo in the Museo del Prado (29.11.16-26.03.17)

On display in Rooms 51 and 51B in the Museo del Prado’s Villanueva Building is an exhibition on Master Mateo and his work for the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, co-organised with the Real Academia Gallega de Bellas Artes, and the Fundación Catedral de Santiago. The exhibition brings together an exceptional group of fourteen worksContinue reading “Exhibition: Master Mateo in the Museo del Prado (29.11.16-26.03.17)”

CFP: Power of the Bishop III: Bishops as Diplomats 1000-1400 (Cardiff University, 1-2 June 2017)

Power of the Bishop III: Bishops as Diplomats 1000-1400 (Cardiff University, 1-2 June 2017) Deadline for Abstracts: 20 February 2017 This two-day conference will explore the importance of diplomacy in a bishop’s career. How bishops responded to situations was often crucial to building or destroying their reputations, and, sometimes, their very lives depended on theirContinue reading “CFP: Power of the Bishop III: Bishops as Diplomats 1000-1400 (Cardiff University, 1-2 June 2017)”

Lecture: ‘Lost in Transformation: Early Medieval Sculpture and National Narratives in Croatia’,Dr Magdalena Skoblar, London Society for Medieval Studies, IHR London, 29 November 2016

Dr Magdalena Skoblar (British School at Rome) presenting on: ‘Lost in Transformation: Early Medieval Sculpture and National Narratives in Croatia’ The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting a lecture on Tuesday evening, November 29th, at 7.00pm in the Wolfson Room (NB01), IHR Basement, Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) All those who are interested in Medieval Studies areContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Lost in Transformation: Early Medieval Sculpture and National Narratives in Croatia’,Dr Magdalena Skoblar, London Society for Medieval Studies, IHR London, 29 November 2016”

Some good book offers from Brepols

On the occasion of Black Friday Brepols offersyou these 20 books for only € 20 each. Place your order now as this offer is only valid from 25 to 27 November 2016 and only applicable for orders placed on the brepols webshop.   The Vatican Necropoles Rome’s City of the Dead Liverani, G. Spinola, P. Zander €Continue reading “Some good book offers from Brepols”

British Museum Handling Session: Medieval Light

On 23rd November 2016 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman from the British Museum once again kindly allowed staff and students from The Courtauld to look at objects from the museum’s store rooms, focused on the theme of light. We looked at a number of objects associated with the production of light, including a ByzantineContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Medieval Light”

New Publications: Relics, Identity, and Memory in Medieval Europe  Edited by M. Räsänen, G. Hartmann, E. J. Richards 

Relics, Identity, and Memory in Medieval Europe  Edited by M. Räsänen, G. Hartmann, E. J. Richards  ISBN 978-2-503-55502-7 BREPOLS PUBLISHERS This volume contributes to current discussions of the place of relics in devotional life, politics, and identity-formation, by illustrating both the power which relics were thought to emanate as well as the historical continuity in the significance assignedContinue reading “New Publications: Relics, Identity, and Memory in Medieval Europe  Edited by M. Räsänen, G. Hartmann, E. J. Richards “

CFP: State-Rooms of Royal and Princely Palaces in Europe (14th-16th c.): Spaces, Images, Rituals – Lisbon/Sintra, 16-18 March 2017

State-Rooms of Royal and Princely Palaces in Europe (14th-16th c.): Spaces, Images, Rituals – Lisbon/Sintra, 16-18 March 2017 Deadline:  before 15 December 2016 From the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, European monarchies saw a gradual centralisation of power. This was accompanied by the dissemination of political ideas that contributed to the making of a newContinue reading “CFP: State-Rooms of Royal and Princely Palaces in Europe (14th-16th c.): Spaces, Images, Rituals – Lisbon/Sintra, 16-18 March 2017”

CFP: Second Fiddles in Medieval Rituals (Trondheim 20-22 September 2017)

Call for Papers Deadline  31 March 2017.  International Conference Second Fiddles in Medieval Rituals Department for historical studies NTNU, Trondheim 20-22 September 2017 This conference addresses the role, status and performance of secondary actors in medieval rituals, thus enabling us to diversify and deepen our understanding of rituals in pre-modern societies. Although peripheral to the engineeringContinue reading “CFP: Second Fiddles in Medieval Rituals (Trondheim 20-22 September 2017)”

CFP: CEMS International Graduate Conference (Budapest, 1-3 Jun 17)

Budapest, Central European University, June 1 – 03, 2017 Deadline: Jan 31, 2017 The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at Central European University and its junior members are proud to announce the forthcoming Fifth International Graduate Conference on Building, Bending, and Breaking Boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean World.   This three-day conference invites graduate students of Late Antique, Islamic,Continue reading “CFP: CEMS International Graduate Conference (Budapest, 1-3 Jun 17)”