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About ameliahyde

Amelia holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Northern Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. She has researched medieval ivories in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and The British Museum. At The British Museum, she has also researched illuminated manuscripts ranging from the 12th to 15th centuries.

Lecture: Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, London (27 June 18)

Gold Against the Body: Gold Surfaces and Their Limits, Medieval to Early Modern

Alison Wright, UCL

5:00pm, 43, Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PD

For the last Murray Seminar of the year, Alison Wright of UCL presents a paper entitled Gold against the Body:  gold surfaces and their limits, medieval to early modern. 

unnamedThe myth, famously invoked in Goldfinger, of the human body suffocated by being coated in gold exemplifies the fascination and danger attached to the idea of an ‘excess’ of gold, especially in respect to human skin. In this lecture the slippery boundaries of when, where and for whom gold surfaces might be deemed excessive will be explored in relation to European art, especially Italian, of the 14th to early 16th centuries. The discussion of gold in representation is generally dominated for this period by Alberti’s overturning of the value of gilding on the painted surface. This talk will argue rather for the multiple economies of gold in art with reference to broader visual and material traditions, and focus especially on gold’s complex relation to the human body.

Seminars take place in the History of Art Department at Birkbeck (43, Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PD) in Room 114 (The Keynes Library) at 5pm.  Talks finish by 5.50pm (allowing those with other commitments to leave) and are then followed by discussion and refreshments.

The Murray Seminar series will continue next autumn term.

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JOB: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Art and Digital Humanities, Toronto

University of Toronto Mississauga, September 17, 2018 – September 1, 2020

Application deadline: Jul 15, 2018

The Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in medieval art, with a focus on Digital Humanities and web-based technologies. The Fellow will have an established track record in his/her/their own discipline and/or Digital Humanities. Qualifications for the position include excellent writing and communication skills, expertise in an area of medieval visual culture (broadly defined as European, Byzantine, Islamic art and architecture or related fields), and experience working with Drupal and information architecture.
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CONF: Intercambios y conflictos (Tarragona, 17-19 July 2018)

Intercambios y conflictos en un Mediterráneo transcultural: redes, comercio y creación artística en la edad media y moderna
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and Museu d’Art Modern de la “Diputació de Tarragona”, Calle Santa Anna, 8 – 43003 Tarragona, July 17 – 19, 2018

cursos_verano-2018-web-UNEDEn este curso mostraremos la importancia del Mediterráneo como espacio de intercambios culturales y artísticos, así como de enfrentamientos y conflictos sociales durante la edad media y moderna. Mediante una visión multidisciplinar y diacrónica se estudiarán aspectos como la coexistencia de diversos credos o religiones y sus manifestaciones identitarias, el comercio como elemento de cohesión y difusión de modelos, así como las relaciones políticas y eclesiásticas entre las coronas de Castilla, Aragón, los territorios italianos y del sur de Francia mediante sus implicaciones artísticas. Esta visión diacrónica se verá completada con una actividad práctica que consistirá en una visita guiada a la ciudad de Tarragona donde se expondrá la importancia de esta urbe en el enclave mediterráneo.

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CONF: Ghent Altarpiece, 2nd International Study Day (Ghent, 11 Sep 2018)

Ghent University, Aula Academica, Voldersstraat 9, September 11, 2018

The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) and Ghent University (UGent) are pleased to announce the 2nd Ghent Altarpiece International Study Day on 11 September 2018 in Ghent. This event takes place one day before the renowned Symposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting in Brussels (12-14 September 2018).
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Job: Bavarian World Heritage, Bamberg

Bayerische Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, Bamberg, 01.09.2018
Application deadline: Jun 15, 2018

Das Bayerische Landesamt für Denkmalpflege sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt unbefristet

eine/n wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiterin/ Mitarbeiter der Fachrichtung Kunstgeschichte, Denkmalpflege,  oder European/World Heritage Studies (Master oder vergleichbar) in Vollzeit

Das Bayerische Landesamt für Denkmalpflege betreut fachlich das Auswahlverfahren zur bayerischen Tentativliste und daraus folgend die Bewerbungen möglicher zukünftiger, bayerischer Welterbestätten. Zudem berät es bestehende Welterbestätten zu Fragen des Welterbemanagements, des Monitoring und wirkt an der Vernetzung bestehender Welterbestätten mit. Es vertritt fachliche Aspekte der bayerischen  Welterbestätten in nationalen und internationalen Gremien.
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Job: Curator in Islamic Art at Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich

Museum Fünf Kontinente, Maximilianstraße 42, 80538 München
Application deadline: Jun 24, 2018

Das Museum Fünf Kontinente wurde 1862 als erstes ethnologisches Museum in Deutschland gegründet. Innerhalb der vielfältigen Münchner Museumslandschaft bietet es durch seine hier bewahrten und kontinuierlich erweiterten Sammlungen einen einzigartigen Zugang zum kulturellen Reichtum der Menschen in aller Welt.

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