Monthly Archives: January 2018

Summer Seminars in Paleography and Archival Studies

mediciJune 4 – July 7, 2018
Deadline: May 27, 2018

Summer Seminars in Paleography and Archival Studies

Session I: 4 – 9 June 2018 / Deadline: 27 May 2018
Session II: 25 – 30 June 2018 / Deadline: 18 June 2018
Session III: 2 – 7 July 2018 / Deadline:  25 June 2018

The Medici Archive Project is pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming 2018 Summer seminars in paleography and archival studies: Session I (4-9 June), Session II (25-30 June) and Session III (2-7 July).
The principal aim of this seminar is to provide an introduction to Italian archives (with particular emphasis on Florentine archival collections); to examine in-depth various documentary typologies; to read diverse early modern scripts; and to learn how to plan research in Italian archives and libraries. Especially relevant for graduate students, university faculty, and museum curators working on Renaissance and early modern topics, this seminar is taught by a team of current and former MAP scholars, as well as university professors and other MAP-affiliated researchers. Participating students will be taught at the MAP headquarters at Palazzo Alberti in Via de’ Benci 10.
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Seminar: Light made and light received: Architectural polychromy in northern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries

Timbert20photo-600x600Wednesday 14 February 2018
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

Light in the Gothic period (twelfth and thirteenth centuries) has been the subject of numerous studies. These have drawn heavily on the writings of abbot Suger and focus particularly on stained glasses or liturgical objects. Aniconic polychromy is very rarely considered. This lecture will therefore explore the relationship between light and architectural polychromy. It will also consider the atmosphere and luminous identities generated by the use of local pigments.

 

Arnaud Timbert is Professor of Art History of the Middle Ages (University of Picardy Jules-Verne). He is a member of the Scientific Council of the International Stained Glass Center (CVMA). With the support of this institution, he sponsored a collective and interdisciplinary work on Chartres Cathedral (2014). He has also directed several works on materials and construction techniques (abbey church of Vézelay and Noyon cathedral) and restoration (castles of Pierrefonds and Pupetières). Whilst a fellow at the INHA (2015-2017) he also inaugurated a study of the historiography of architecture with a critical edition of the correspondence of Louis Grodecki (2018).

Resources: British Library Digitised Manuscripts hyperlinks

1200px-British_library_londonWe have been hard at work here at the British Library and we are excited to share with you a brand new list of Digitised Manuscripts hyperlinks. You can currently view on Digitised Manuscripts no less than 1,943 manuscripts and documents made in Europe before 1600, with more being added all the time. For a full list of what is currently available, please see this PDF Download Digitised MSS January 2018. This is also available in the form of an Excel spreadsheet Download Digitised MSS January 2018 (this format cannot be downloaded on all web browsers).

The list reflects the wide range of materials made available online through our recent on on-going digitisation projects, including Greek manuscripts and papyri, pre-1200 manuscripts from England and France thanks to funding from the Polonsky Foundation, and illuminated manuscripts in French and other European vernacular languages.

Many images of our manuscripts are also available to download from our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscriptswhich is searchable by keywords, dates, scribes and languages. We also recommend taking a look at the British Library’s Collection Items pages, featuring Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook of scientific drawings and the single surviving copy of the Old English poem Beowulf.

JOB: 2018-2019 New York Public Library Short-Term Research Fellowships

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer short-term research fellowships to support graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent researchers.  Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities, business, and the fine and performing arts are encouraged to apply.

research_interior_2014_09_18_sasb_manuscripts_8019Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks.  Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the Library for the duration of their fellowship and to write a blog post for nypl.org about their work with the Library’s collections.

The Manuscripts and Archives Division of The New York Public Library holds over 29,000 linear feet of material in over 5,500 collections, with strengths in the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States. Continue reading

CFP: Uncovering the Animal: Skin, Fur, Feathers 1450-1700 (London, 29 Jun 18)

Salvi_da_Macerata-Hippo_inventing_phlebotomy-16.originalKing’s College London, June 29, 2018
Deadline: Mar 15, 2018

Renaissance Skin Workshop – ‘Uncovering the Animal: Skin, Fur, Feathers 1450-1700

This half-day workshop will reflect on the multiple ways in which animal skin and the by-products of the evacuation of humoreal excreta (hair, fur, feathers) were conceptualised and used between 1450 and 1700. Combining different historiographical approaches and sources (textual, material, and visual), the workshop aims to open the field up to a wider audience, strengthen the need to consider animals compared to similar work on human skin and hair, and facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation, from natural history to material culture, on animal skin in a globalised world.
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JOB: Teacher-Scholar Postdoc Fellow Global Approaches to Art History, Winston Salem

Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Application deadline: Mar 12, 2018
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The Department of Art at Wake Forest University invites applications for a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in global approaches to art history, to begin July 1, 2018.  This position has an initial one-year appointment with a possible renewal for an additional year.  Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellows teach two courses per semester, including an introductory survey, focused surveys, upper-level courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization, and first year seminars. We seek candidates who specialize in a tradition other than European, Islamic, or South Asian art and architecture.  Examples include but are not limited to: African, East Asian, Native American/First Nations, or Pre-Columbian/Latin American art.
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Course: Studienkurs Venedig und der Osten (Venedig, 9-17 Sep 18)

Venedig, 09. – 17.09.2018
Deadline: Apr 4, 2018

Studienkurs Venedig 2018

Venedig und der Osten
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Das deutsche Studienzentrum in Venedig veranstaltet vom 9. bis 17. September 2018 (An- und Abreisetag) einen interdisziplinären Studienkurs.
Die wissenschaftliche Leitung liegt bei Prof. Dr. Albrecht Berger (Byzantinistik, München) und Prof. Dr. Markus Koller (Osmanistik, Bochum).
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