CONF: An Abbey Between Two Worlds San Nicolò in San Gemini and the Dislocation of Monumental Artworks in the first Half of the 20th Century (8-9 June 2018)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Abbey’s restoration (1967-2017), the conference will address the phenomenon of legal exportation and reinstallation of monumental complexes and oversized artworks in the first half of the 20th century. The Abbey’s portal, which arrived in the United States in 1936 and stands today at the entrance of the medieval collection ofContinue reading “CONF: An Abbey Between Two Worlds San Nicolò in San Gemini and the Dislocation of Monumental Artworks in the first Half of the 20th Century (8-9 June 2018)”

#MetGala In All Its Glory

We’ve now had a week to digest the photos, the fashion, and the inevitable memes of Met Gala 2018. Hopefully a week has been enough time to take in the weird, wonderful, and worshipful experience that was this year’s annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Each year the gala’s theme is based onContinue reading “#MetGala In All Its Glory”

Conference: Manuscripts from Ethiopia and Eritrea (Oxford, 1 Sept 2018)

This free study day will act as an introduction to Ethiopian and Eritrean manuscripts  dating from the 4th to 18th centuries. Context, production, and patronage will be discussed by leading experts from institutions such as The British Library and SOAS. See the detailed schedule and link to register below.

New Publication: The Idea of the Gothic Cathedral. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Meanings of the Medieval Edifice in the Modern Period, edited by Stephanie Glaser

The essays in this book focus on various social, political, cultural, and aesthetic meanings ascribed to Gothic cathedrals in Europe in the post-medieval period. Central to many medieval ritual traditions both sacred and secular, the Gothic cathedral holds a privileged place within the European cultural imagination and experience. Due to the burgeoning historical interest inContinue reading “New Publication: The Idea of the Gothic Cathedral. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Meanings of the Medieval Edifice in the Modern Period, edited by Stephanie Glaser”

Call for Papers: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9 – 12 2019 – Mary Jaharis Center sponsored panel (Deadline: 27 May 2018)

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9–12, 2019. We invite session proposals on any topicContinue reading “Call for Papers: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9 – 12 2019 – Mary Jaharis Center sponsored panel (Deadline: 27 May 2018)”

On this day in 1337…

Reposted from IAS Blog On 7 May 1337 goldsmith Ugolino di Vieri received the first payment for his masterpiece, the reliquary of the Santo Corporale of Bolsena. Payments are recorded for the following two years, reflecting the long process of creating an artwork as complex and monumental as this.   The work was commissioned byContinue reading “On this day in 1337…”

CONFERENCE: Pantokrator 900: Cultural Memories of a Byzantine Complex (August 7-10 2018), ANAMED Istanbul

CONFERENCE: Pantokrator 900: Cultural Memories of a Byzantine Complex, 7-10 August 2018, ANAMED Istanbul The Christ Pantokrator Complex (Zeyrek Camii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) that included the mausoleum of the imperial dynasty, a monastery, a hospital, an orphanage, a home of the elderly and a poorhouse was founded in 1118 by Empress Piroska-Eirene and EmperorContinue reading “CONFERENCE: Pantokrator 900: Cultural Memories of a Byzantine Complex (August 7-10 2018), ANAMED Istanbul”

CONFERENCE: ‘L’oeuvre en mouvement, de l’Antiquité au XVIIe siècle’, Amiens (June 7-8 2018)

Conference: L’oeuvre en mouvement, de l’Antiquité au XVIIe siècle Amiens, Logis du Roy, 9 passage du Logis du Roy F-80000, June 7 – 08, 2018 Le laboratoire TrAme (Textes, représentations, archéologie et mémoire de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance), EA 4284 de l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne à Amiens (axe « Objets, matérialité, représentations »), organise un colloque pluridisciplinaire surContinue reading “CONFERENCE: ‘L’oeuvre en mouvement, de l’Antiquité au XVIIe siècle’, Amiens (June 7-8 2018)”

Colloquium: International graduate student colloquium in Amiens (May 29th – 30th 2018)

Journées doctorales internationales – « Quel lieu choisir ? Implantation, représentation et mention de l’édifice et de l’objet (XIe-XVIe siècles) » – Amiens 29 et 30 mai 2018 [FR et EN]   Le laboratoire Trame (Textes, représentations, archéologie et mémoire de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance) de l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne s’est associé à l’UR Transitions. MoyenContinue reading “Colloquium: International graduate student colloquium in Amiens (May 29th – 30th 2018)”

Conference: Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire (Munich, 29 Jun 18)

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, June 29, 2018 Workshop Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire Program: 13.00 Chair: Franz A. Bauer, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München Ivan Valchev, Universität Sofia: Roman Religious Artifacts After Antiquity (Examples from modern Bulgaria) Georgi Sengalevich, Universität Sofia: Signs and Symbols of the Elite on Luxury Objects of the Late Byzantine World Ella Beaucamp,Continue reading “Conference: Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire (Munich, 29 Jun 18)”