Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 43rd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 43rd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, October 5–8, 2017. We invite session proposals on anyContinue reading “Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 43rd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference”

CFP: Recovering the Past (York N/EMICS), 2-3 June 2017

Recovering the past can be an arduous and treacherous task and modern scholars frequently find themselves indebted to those who have gone before them. This multi-disciplinary two-day conference sets out to celebrate and analyse the impact the work of previous generations has had on our understanding of the Medieval past. For example, from the mid-nineteenthContinue reading “CFP: Recovering the Past (York N/EMICS), 2-3 June 2017”

At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic, 1400-1600

This interdisciplinary conference examines late medieval and early modern experiences ‘at close quarters’. Building on recent research into the architecture and objects that shaped the pre-modern household, we examine the nooks and crannies, challenges and constructions of the domestic environment, and its interaction with art, literature and thought. Register here. Friday, 3rd March. York. BowlandContinue reading “At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic, 1400-1600”

Announcement: Society for the Study of the Church Interior

What is the study of the church interior? The church was a highly meaningful site for pre-Modern European society. As architectural sites accessible to all strata of society, church buildings provided contexts for interaction between social classes and genders, and settings for a wide variety of religious and non-religious activities. From an art-historical perspective, theContinue reading “Announcement: Society for the Study of the Church Interior”

CFP: Hybrids and Hybridity (University of Reading, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies), 20-21 April 2017

The deadline for paper proposals for University of Reading, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS) 2-day conference, ‘Hybrids and Hybridity’ has now been extended to the 17th of February. Aimed at providing a platform for post-grad and early career researchers examining the idea of hybrids and hybridity in the medieval and early modern periods, theContinue reading “CFP: Hybrids and Hybridity (University of Reading, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies), 20-21 April 2017”

Lecture Series: Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, Spring Term 2017

18th Jan Zsofia Buda ‘The Lady with the book and the closed curtain: iconographical peculiarities in a 15th-century Jewish service book for Passover’ discusses some unusual illustrations in a South German Jewish service book for Passover, finding among other things some surprising similarities with Christian iconography 22 Feb Laura Jacobus ‘”Mea culpa?” Penitence, Enrico ScrovegniContinue reading “Lecture Series: Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, Spring Term 2017”

Call for submissions for Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

COMITATUS: A JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies. Submissions should be sent as e-mail attachments in Word format. SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR VOLUMEContinue reading “Call for submissions for Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies”

CFP: Layers of Parchment, Layers of Time: Reconstructing Manuscripts: 800 – 1600 (Abstracts due 1 February 2017)

23 June 2017, University of Cambridge Layers of Parchment, Layers of Time: Reconstructing Manuscripts: 800 – 1600 is an interdisciplinary conference that will explore various issues surrounding the complex subject of manuscripts whose parts have become dislodged and subsequently had diverging histories. Our goal is to foster dialogues—between different disciplines—on how to approach dismembered manuscriptsContinue reading “CFP: Layers of Parchment, Layers of Time: Reconstructing Manuscripts: 800 – 1600 (Abstracts due 1 February 2017)”

Call for Contributions: Set Me as a Seal upon Thy Heart: Constructions of Female Sanctity in the Middle Ages (edited volume)

Holy women were represented on a variety of media, starting with manuscript illuminations, ending with frescoes, or textually-constructed and re-constructed in order to fit religious and/or political purposes, according to time and space(s). They imprinted their imagery on the social-cultural milieu of the Middle Ages as brides of Christ, virgin martyrs, or penitents, suggesting thatContinue reading “Call for Contributions: Set Me as a Seal upon Thy Heart: Constructions of Female Sanctity in the Middle Ages (edited volume)”

Lecture: Sensing the Holy: Architecture and the Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Spain’, Tom Nickson, London Society for Medieval Studies, IHR London, 24 January 2017

The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting a lecture on Tuesday, January 24th at 7.00pm by: Tom Nickson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) presenting on: ‘Sensing the Holy: Architecture and the Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Spain’. Wolfson Room (NB01), IHR Basement, Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU). All thoseContinue reading “Lecture: Sensing the Holy: Architecture and the Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Spain’, Tom Nickson, London Society for Medieval Studies, IHR London, 24 January 2017”