CFP: Identity Abroad in Central and Late Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean (deadline 12 September 2021)

Life in the central and late Middle Ages was characterised by high levels of mobility and migration. Shifts in political, economic, cultural and religious life encouraged and sometimes forced individuals and groups to move ‘abroad’ permanently or temporarily, to places nearby or further afield.

Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at International Medieval Congress 2022

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 2022 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 4–7, 2022. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant toContinue reading “Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at International Medieval Congress 2022”

CFP: The Multimedia Craft of Wonder: Forming and Performing Marvels in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds, 1200-1600 (University of Cambridge, deadline 1 August 2021)

This conference, funded by the interdisciplinary Cambridge centre CRASSH and the Faculty of English, will explore the relationship between wonder, translation, and multimodality in medieval and early modern worlds.

CFP: “L’Architettura normanna e il Mediterraneo. Dinamiche dell’interazione culturale” (Humboldt University, Berlin, due 31 July 2021)

The expansion of the Normans in medieval Europe and beyond is proving to be a wide and very rewarding field for research into the complex phenomenon of transcultural exchange processes.

New Publication: Monumental Sounds: Art and Listening Before Dante by Matthew G. Shoaf

Hearing is a far-reaching concern, to judge by printed and online efforts to improve it in business, law, medicine, higher education, and other areas. American democracy itself has been jeopardized by failures to listen, some have recently argued. Centuries ago, when anxieties ran high about people not hearing what they were ‘supposed’ to hear, remediesContinue reading “New Publication: Monumental Sounds: Art and Listening Before Dante by Matthew G. Shoaf”

Exhibition: The Good Life: Collecting Late Antique Art at The Met now open

The Good Life: Collecting Late Antique Art at The Met showcases the Museum’s important and rare collection of third- to eighth-century art from Egypt and reevaluates it through the lens of late antique ideas about abundance, virtue, and shared classical taste.