Online Resources through Les Enluminures

Les Enluminures, a gallery specializing in medieval illuminated manuscripts with locations in NYC, Chicago, and Paris, provides several digital resources for specialists, collectors, and the public alike to learn about medieval manuscripts. Here is a list of some of their online offerings:

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Begun in 2019, here you can listen to untold stories of medieval and Renaissance artworks, medieval manuscripts and jewelry. Join us for illuminating lectures, gallery talks, recent research, and interviews with collectors and scholars. Les Enluminures podcasts transform the past into the present.

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This is the oldest digital initiative of Les Enluminures, launched not quite twenty years ago. The online site dedicated to the description and sale of text manuscripts first appeared in September 2002. It offers the largest and most wide-ranging inventory of text manuscripts currently on the market. Beginning with Text Manuscript 1 (TM1), manuscripts on the site number well over 1,000. The majority belong to college and university libraries worldwide, and many have been the subject of scholarly study – articles, books, colloquia, and so forth. Fulfilling a service to the larger manuscript community, Les Enluminures maintains an Archive in which all sold manuscripts remain online for citation and study. New items are posted bi-annually, in the Fall and in the Spring.



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Begun in 2015, this occasional blog highlights what makes our text manuscripts particularly interesting and appealing to us. Here we explore what these books disclose about how they were made and used. We also share what we know of their most fascinating and unusual contents, makers, and owners. Some of our discoveries are quite significant, some merely amusing, and some bizarre. Some blogs spill over into other areas of our inventory, like Books of Hours and miniatures. All medieval manuscripts have much to reveal to their attentive modern audiences.


To learn more about Les Enluminure’s resources, as well as to see their available artworks, please visit their website.


CFP: Materiality and Conversion

Materiality and Conversion: The Role of Material and Visual Cultures in the Christianization of the Latin West

November 30 – December 1, 2020

The Center for Early Medieval Studies at Masaryk University invites you to submit to their call for papers on material and visual culture in the early medieval Mediterranean. Please submit your proposals by May 30, 2020.



Online Resources for Teaching Art History

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In light of our current global crisis, most of us are facing drastic changes to every area of our lives—including how we study art and interact with teachers, students, and colleagues. The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) has pulled together a fantastic master list of online resources for art history academics and enthusiasts.

Browse blog posts, Youtube videos, power points, and more. Find content but also tips and tricks on how to learn online. And always remember, learning art history is supposed to be fun!

CFP: Medieval Passions and Proclivities

Medieval Passions and Proclivities

Southeastern Medieval Association, 2020 Conference
Spartanburg, South Carolina
November 5-7, 2020
Hosted by Wofford and Converse Colleges

Plenary Speakers:
Michelle M. Sauer, University of North Dakota
Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University

Casket with Scenes from Romances, ca. 1310–30, Paris, France, elephant ivory, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917; The Cloisters Collection, 1988, 17.190.173a, b; 1988.16

The Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) will hold its 2020 conference on November 5-7, 2020, with the theme of “Medieval Passions and Proclivities.” Proposals are welcome for individual papers, whole sessions, or round tables on the conference theme. Papers might consider any interpretation of medieval passions, interests, habits and obsessions, both religious and secular, and may include the impact or permutations of such passions in later periods.

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Index of Medieval Art open to all until June 1, 2020

index-medieval-art-e1520780221849We are all aware that researchers, students, curators, and others in the field are adjusting to new (and at times difficult) working conditions due to COVID-19. In light of this, the Index of Medieval Art by Princeton University is now open-access until June 1, 2020.

The database can be accessed at  Take advantage of this free resource for your research needs until June 1.

Deadline extended! CFP: (In)materiality in Medieval Art


The deadline for submitting communication proposals is extended until May 15, 2020. Authors will be notified of the outcome by 1 June 2020.


1594-2020-01-11-Cartel congreso61Ovid’s aphorism “Materiam superabat opus”, evoked throughout the Middle Ages and beyond, reveals the special consideration given to skill, technique and craft in the artistic creation processes. Thus, ingenuity and mastery have been privileged qualities in our approach to works of art, according to a restricted vision assumed by Art History as a discipline. However, both the aesthetic reflections and the documents related to artistic commissions in the Middle Ages show the great importance given to the material and sensory aspects of artefacts and monuments. In line with this perception, once again valued in light of the «material turn» of the discipline in the last decades, the 14th Jornadas Complutenses de Arte Medieval propose to focus on materiality as an essential factor in the artistic production, as well as on the poetics of immateriality and the intangible condition of the aesthetic experience.


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Call for articles: Eikón / Imago

Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid are looking for articles for their journal.

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Edited by the CAPIRE Research Team, Eikón / Imago Scientific Journal is an annual academic publication whose research interest focuses on iconography and visual culture, from a thematic scope that encompasses the forms and meanings of the images of any era, culture or country, as well as any thematic, typological or disciplinary variant: religious, mythological, political, musical, fantastic, animalistic and other.

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One Year Later: Notre Dame

On April 15, 2019, the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris caught fire. The world watched as one of its most beloved medieval monuments burned. We were all reminded that not only is it a miracle that medieval architecture has survived into the 21st century, but that art and architecture (like all other tangible, material things) can very rapidly be destroyed.

In response to this devastating fire and the questions it raised about conservation and restoration of medieval art and architecture, Sam Fogg and Luhring Augustine hosted Gothic Spirit: Medieval Art from Europe, a one-day conference held in New York City in January 2020. Gothic Spirit brought together academics, curators, art dealers, collectors, and conservators to discuss the delicate issues of conservation and restoration. How far do we go to preserve the past? What is too much restoration? How are these issues addressed and perceived by politicians and society at large? The conference began with a presentation by Dr. Alexandra Gajewski on the current status of restoration at Notre Dame.

The full conference is now available to watch on Luhring Augustine’s website. To watch the conference sessions, click here.

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For more information on Notre Dame, especially how restoration efforts have been affected by the novel coronavirus, you can read these resources:

Wall Street Journal: One Year After Fire, Notre Dame’s Rebuild Is in Limbo

The Guardian: One year after Notre Dame fire, officials struggle to keep restoration on track

The Telegraph: Notre-Dame fire: one year on from the devastating blaze

The New York Times: Marking Notre-Dame Fire in a Locked-Down Paris

Additionally, you can also visit the ICMA’s Notre Dame de Paris page for resources and information from scholars in the field.


CFP: University of York, Centre for Medieval Studies, Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Relationships


Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Relationships

Date(s): 23-24 June 2020

Location: King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York

Deadline: 23 April, 2020

We welcome paper proposals of 250-300 words for 15-20 minute papers on the theme of Relationships in any area of Medieval Studies from current postgraduate students (MA, PhD, MPhil), early career scholars, and independent researchers.

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