Call for Applicants: Juan Facundo Riano Essay Prize and ARTES-CEEH Scholarships (Deadline 31st January 2023)

Please consider applying for yourself, encourage friends/students to apply, and/or circulate via group/departmental email lists or social media. 

Conference: ‘Trans-National Connections: Vernacular Architecture in Britain & Beyond’, 7th-8th January 2023 (Deadline 15 December 2022)

The Vernacular Architecture Group’s winter conference, normally open to members and their guests only, is this year open to all. 

Call for Papers: ‘Encounters: Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Medieval and Early Modern Art’, 16th Annual IMAGO Conference, 2nd March 2023 (Deadline 1st January 2023)

The conference will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at Bar-Ilan University.

Seminar: ‘Gilded Suns and Peacock Angels: Theatrical Materiality and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence’ by Laura Stefanescu, Murray Seminar Birkbeck, 13th December 2022, 17:00 GMT

This talk aims to explore the connections between painting and the theatrical experience of heaven which shaped the visual culture of fifteenth-century Florence.

Call for Papers: ‘Easter in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages’, 1st April 2023 (Deadline 31st December 2022)

The conference will take place online through Zoom on April 1, 2023. The conference will examine how Easter was celebrated and viewed from Late Antiquity throughout the medieval period. Every year this would be a high point of Christian life, and medieval people were keenly interested in many aspects of this event.


New Publication: ‘Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece’, ed. by Amanda Luyster

Essays illuminate specific material contexts that similarly witness western Europe’s, and particularly England’s, engagement with the material culture of the eastern Mediterranean, including ceramics, textiles, relics and reliquaries, metalwork, coins, sculpture, and ivories.

Seminar: ‘The Cleveland Fountain (Paris, 1320 ca.) and Multisensory Art History’, by Philippe Cordez and Gerhard Lutz, University of Padua, 30 November 2022, 17:00 CET

The hydraulic and musical fountain in the Cleveland Museum of Art offers a perfect opportunity for theoretical reflection and practical experimentation in multisensory art history.

PhD Funding: ‘Rejecting and Recycling the Past in Reformation Canterbury’, AHRC/CHASE Collaborative Doctoral Award, University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral (Deadline 13 January 2023)

This collaborative doctoral award will allow one student to intervene an emerging new humanities discipline, working at a World Heritage Site. Funded by CHASE, it is a collaboration between the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent and the Archives and Library at Canterbury Cathedral.