Conference: (In)sights regarding Medieval Art. A tribute to Herbert L. Kessler, Aguilar de Campoo (Spain) and Online, October 21st – 23rd 2021

For the last eleven years, we have organised the international colloquium Ars Mediaevalis in Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia, Castile, Spain), the headquarters of the Fundación Santa María la Real. Each edition has proposed a cross-cutting argument that, in accordance with current methodological approaches, has allowed us to analyse and understand relevant aspects of Medieval Art. The results of these colloquia are published year after year – once the mandatory peer-reviews are received- in the journal Codex Aqvilarensis. Revista de Arte Medieval, whose contents are open-access in full. 

In organising the successive editions of Ars Mediaevalis, as well as in preparing the corresponding issue of Codex Aqvilarensis, we have been privileged to have the expertise and friendship of Herbert L. Kessler, who is acknowledged as one of the most eminent and inspiring scholars in the Historiography of Medieval Art in recent decades. This year 2021 Professor Kessler will be 80 years old. On this occasion, we would like to celebrate his anniversary with a tribute in the form of a special edition of the Ars Mediaevalis colloquium, with the participation of some relevant international scholars who have forged a long and fertile relationship with Professor Kessler. The holding of this academic meeting by Spanish academic institutions will be a unique opportunity, with an unquestionable relevance in the landscape of international medievalism.

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This conference will take place in person and online. The conference will be held at Aguilar de Campoo (Spain).


Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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