Online Lecture: Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World (7 Oct 2020, 12:30pm EST)

Presented by Silsila at New York University, tune in Wednesday, October 7th for a lecture by François-Xavier Fauvelle (Collège de France). “Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World” will be the second lecture in Silsila’s Fall 2020 lectures series, Islam in Africa: Material Histories. Registration is required. Please click hereContinue reading “Online Lecture: Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World (7 Oct 2020, 12:30pm EST)”

Lecture: The Other Christians of the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Ethiopian Settlement and Exchange with Latin Europe, c. 1200-1550, 1st October 5:00pm (EST)

The Marco Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) invites you to virtually attend the 17th annual Riggsby Lecture on Thursday, October 1 at 5:00pm EST. Samantha Kelly of Rutgers University will present, The Other Christians of the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Ethiopian Settlement and Exchange with Latin Europe, c. 1200-1550. Ethiopian ChristianContinue reading “Lecture: The Other Christians of the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Ethiopian Settlement and Exchange with Latin Europe, c. 1200-1550, 1st October 5:00pm (EST)”

Online Lecture: ‘The Impostor Sea: Fraud in the Medieval Mediterranean’ by Dr. Hussein Fancy, 29 September 2020, 5:30pm (EST)

The Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University, New York City, sponsors many events throughout the year to encourage increased interest, knowledge, and study of the Middle Ages. In light of covid-19, their Fall 2020 lecture series is now virtual. Join the Center for its first virtual lecture of the semester on Tuesday, September 29Continue reading “Online Lecture: ‘The Impostor Sea: Fraud in the Medieval Mediterranean’ by Dr. Hussein Fancy, 29 September 2020, 5:30pm (EST)”

Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages

On 20 July 2020, The Medieval Academy of America hosted the webinar Race, Racism, and Teaching in the Middle Ages. In the wake of recent events and ongoing racially motivated violence, there have been many institutional responses to raise awareness of race and racism in the U.S. and beyond. This webinar focused on pedagogy andContinue reading “Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages”

Online Lecture: The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Wednesday, 9 September, 2020, 12:30pm EST)

Tune in on Wednesday, 9 September at 12:30pm EST for a new lecture is the series Islam in Africa: Material Histories, sponsored by Silsila at New York University. Marina Rustow (Princeton University) will present The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue. The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909–1171) survived inContinue reading “Online Lecture: The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Wednesday, 9 September, 2020, 12:30pm EST)”

Webinar: Medieval Freelancing 101, Resources for Independent Scholars

The Medieval Academy of America announces a new webinar series that provides advice for independent scholars and those considering or in the process of pivoting to career paths beyond traditional academe. The series is sponsored jointly by the MAA Committee for Professional Development and CARA (Committee on Center and Regional Associations). Medievalists employed beyond theContinue reading “Webinar: Medieval Freelancing 101, Resources for Independent Scholars”

CFP: The Print in the Codex ca. 1500 to 1900, deadline 16 September 2020

The Bibliographical Society of America is sponsoring a panel session for the the College Art Association annual conference (10-13 February, 2021). The Print in the Codex ca. 1500-1900 will consider bound volumes created or transformed through the incorporation of independently printed images. Inspired by recent scholarship that addresses the popularity of modifying, enhancing, or creatingContinue reading “CFP: The Print in the Codex ca. 1500 to 1900, deadline 16 September 2020”

Fellowships: The Bibliographical Society of America

The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) is accepting applications for multiple fellowship opportunities. The BSA funds a number of fellowships to promote inquiry and research in books and other textual artifacts in both traditional and emerging formats. Projects may include establishing a text or studying the history of book or manuscript production, publication, distribution, collecting,Continue reading “Fellowships: The Bibliographical Society of America”

New Publication: The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture

Conservators Michele Marincola and Lucretia Kargère have published a new volume on the history, theory, and practice of the conservation of medieval sculpture. Medieval polychrome wood sculptures are highly complex objects, bearers of histories that begin with their original carving and adornment and continue through long centuries of repainting, deterioration, restoration, and conservation. Abundantly illustrated,Continue reading “New Publication: The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture”

New Publication: Moving with the Magdalen: Late Medieval Art and Devotion in the Alps

Moving with the Magdalen is the first art-historical book dedicated to the cult of Mary Magdalen in the late medieval Alps. Its seven case study chapters focus on the artworks commissioned for key churches that belonged to both parish and pilgrimage networks in order to explore the role of artistic workshops, commissioning patrons and diverse devoteesContinue reading “New Publication: Moving with the Magdalen: Late Medieval Art and Devotion in the Alps”