All are welcome to attend the opening lecture of the 2018 autumn term for IHR’s seminar, European History, 1150-1550. Julien Théry ( University of Lyon) will present his lecture entitled, ‘The French Way. The Rift between The Papacy and Capetian Monarchy under Philip the Fair (1285-1314)’ this Thursday, 27th September.
The complete 2018-19 programme can be found here.
The Institute of Historical Research continues its History of Liturgy seminars for the 2018 and 2019 terms. For more information, please visit their website.
The London Society for Medieval Studies is back for the new academic year!
We are very excited that our autumn programme of seminars will be commencing soon. Please find attached our full programme for the autumn and spring terms 2018-19. Make sure to get those dates into your diary!
Travel Scholarships 2018
The Burlington Magazine Foundation & Francis Haskell Memorial Fund
Application deadline: Oct 5, 2018
Grants of up to £2,000 will be awarded from the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund this year to enable scholars to spend time in libraries or archives carrying out advanced research in the history of western art. Preference may be given to candidates in the early stages of their careers; to subjects related to the commissioning, collecting or interpretation of works of art made before 1914; and to research carried out outside the applicant’s country of residence. Scholars from any country may apply. An additional award may be made by the Trustees of The Burlington Magazine Foundation in conjunction with the Francis Haskell Trustees.
Applications, including a two-page proposal, a C.V. and a budget, should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th October 2018 – please label all attachments with surname of applicant. There is no application form.
Applicants should ask two referees to write separately to the same email address (email@example.com) by the same deadline in support of their proposals.
Awards will be made by 7th December 2018.
The Power of Textiles: Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions (1363-1477)
By Katherine Anne Wilson
More Info: http://bit.ly/2qCFz0a
Textiles were used as markers of distinction throughout the Middle Ages and their production was of great economic importance to emerging and established polities. This book explores tapestry in one of the greatest textile producing regions, the Burgundian Dominions, c.1363-1477. It uses documentary evidence to reconstruct and analyse the production, manufacture, and use of tapestry. It begins by identifying the suppliers of tapestry to the dukes of Burgundy and their ability to spin webs between city and court. It proceeds by considering the forms of tapestry and their functions for urban and courtly consumers. It then observes the ways in which tapestry constructed social relations as part of gift-giving strategies. It concludes by exploring what the re-use, repair, and remaking of tapestry reveals about its value to urban and courtly consumers. By taking an object-centred approach through documentary sources, this book emphasises that the particular characteristics of tapestry shaped the strategies of those who supplied it and the ways it performed and constructed social relations. Thus, the book offers a contribution to the historical understanding of textiles as objects that contributed to the projection of social status and the cultural construction of political authority in the Burgundian polity.
Katherine Anne Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Chester. Her research interests lie in understanding the relationship between social and cultural change, and shifting patterns in the use of material culture in the later Middle Ages. She has worked and published on the circulation of tapestry and luxury goods of the Burgundian Netherlands as well as the biographies of their producers and consumers.
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Application deadline: Oct 19, 2018
Am Institut für Kunstgeschichte der JLU Gießen ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine W2-Professur für Kunstgeschichte mit Schwerpunkt Kunstgeschichte des Mittelalters zu besetzen.
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
Application deadline: Oct 15, 2018
The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP) awards funded residential fellowships to national and international scholars, critics, and curators of exceptional promise and accomplishment. Proposed research projects should display a critical commitment to innovative inquiry in the history, theory, and interpretation of art and visual culture.