Job: Assistant Professor (fixed term), Christian and Medieval Archaeology, Ca’ Foscari, Venice, deadline 2 March 2020

Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a non-tenured position for an Assistant Professor in the area of Christian and medieval archaeology. Ca’ Foscari is a research intensive institution committed to competing for international scientific excellence through the recruitment of the best academic talents worldwide. Talented young researchers and experienced senior professors make Ca’ Foscari a stimulatingContinue reading “Job: Assistant Professor (fixed term), Christian and Medieval Archaeology, Ca’ Foscari, Venice, deadline 2 March 2020”

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CFP: ‘Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art and Artists of Late Medieval and Renaissance Iberia and Beyond, c. 1400–1550’, The Courtauld Institute of Art, deadline 10 January 2020

Travelling Objects, Travelling People aims to nuance our understanding of the exchanges and influences that shaped the artistic landscape of Medieval and Renaissance Iberia.

New Publication: Alfonso X of Castile-León: Royal Patronage, Self-Promotion and Manuscripts in Thirteenth-century Spain, by Kirstin Kennedy

Alfonso X ‘the Learned’ of Castile (1252–1284) was praised in his lifetime as a king who devoted himself to discovering all worldly and divine knowledge. He commissioned chronicles and law codes and composed poems to the Virgin Mary, he gathered together Jewish scholars to translate works of Arab astrology and astronomy, and he founded aContinue reading “New Publication: Alfonso X of Castile-León: Royal Patronage, Self-Promotion and Manuscripts in Thirteenth-century Spain, by Kirstin Kennedy”

Workshop: ‘Inscribing Colonialism in Fifteenth-Century Portugal’, 26 March 2019, QMUL

The next meeting of the Maius Workshop will take place on 26 March, 4:30–5:30pm, in room Law G3 at QMUL (335 Mile End Rd, London E1 4FQ). Click here for a map of the Campus. Jessica Barker, Lecturer in Medieval History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, will lead a seminar entitled Inscribing Colonialism in Fifteenth-CenturyContinue reading “Workshop: ‘Inscribing Colonialism in Fifteenth-Century Portugal’, 26 March 2019, QMUL”

Conference: Scaling the Middle Ages: Size and Scale in Medieval Art, 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute, 8 February 2019

Size mattered in medieval art. Whether building a grand gothic cathedral or carving a minute boxwood prayer bead, precisely how big to make it was a principal concern for medieval artists, their patrons, and audiences. 

Call for Applications: 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts (Bern, 16–18 May 2019)

Deadline: Feb 28, 2019 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts 16 May–18 May 2019, University of Bern, Institute of Art History, Department History of Textile Arts From the 18th century onwards, the concept of the genius and a preference for the “autonomous” art work led to a separation of the so-called fine artsContinue reading “Call for Applications: 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts (Bern, 16–18 May 2019)”

Seminar and Book Launch: Speaking Sculptures, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art (Vernon Square), Wednesday 23 January 2019, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Many statues and works of sculpture made in the late Gothic and Renaissance period are represented with mouth open, as if caught in a mid-utterance. These ‘speaking sculptures’ have received remarkably little comment from art historians. What are these speaking statues meant to be saying? And what, as viewers, are we meant to ‘hear’ andContinue reading “Seminar and Book Launch: Speaking Sculptures, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art (Vernon Square), Wednesday 23 January 2019, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm”