The relationship between humans and their nonhuman traveling companions changed over time, and over the distances they traveled. Who would Don Quixote be without Rocinante, or Alexander without Bucephalus? This cluster of short essays proposes to look at moving/traveling animals and animals as the companions of traveling/moving humans in the Middle Ages and early modernity.Continue reading “CFP: Animals and Humans on the Move, Viator Essay Cluster, Deadline: 16th November 2020”
Bronwen Neil is is Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie University and member of the Macquarie University Ancient Cultures Research Centre. The Byzantine Worlds Seminar provides a venue for exploring the material and intellectual entanglements between the medieval worlds of the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. It is supported by the CentreContinue reading “Online Lecture: Visions of Heaven and Hell: Byzantine Apocalyptic in the Seventh Century and Beyond, by Bronwen Neil (Macquarie University), November 4th 2020, 10:00–11:30 am (UK)”
Clare College, University of Cambridge invites applications for Junior Research Fellowships in any arts and humanities discipline.
The latest issue of Gesta is now available to view online, edited by Diane J. Reilly and Susan L. Boynton. The journal is sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art Articles include: Kathryn A. Smith, Found in Translation: Images Visionary and Visceral in the Welles-Ros Bible Jonathan Andrew Turnock, The Earls of Hereford and Their Retinue:Continue reading “New Journal Publication: Gesta, Volume 59, Number 2 | Fall 2020”
The Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy, September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022Application deadline: Jan 15, 2021 The American Friends of Capodimonte Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship, 2021-2022 The American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) and the Museum and Royal Park of Capodimonte welcome applicants for a Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow funded by the AFC for the academic year commencing September 2021.Continue reading “Fellowship: American Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship, Capodimonte, Deadline: January 15th 2021”
University of Cambridge Byzantine Worlds Seminar via Zoom, October 21, 2020, 6:00–7:30 pm (UK) Alison Vaca is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a historian of early Islam working on the caliphal provinces Armenia and Caucasian Albania. Her research explores intercultural transmission ofContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘As We Heard from the Enemy Himself’: Intercultural Transmission in Early Medieval Armenia, lecture by Alison Vacca (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) October 21, 2020, 6:00–7:30 pm”
Watch a short video here to see an introduction to the newly discovered manuscript. Born in Germany, where he trained as an artist and scribe and from where he was probably expelled, Joel ben Simeon spent most of his itinerant career in the book arts in northern Italy. We perhaps know more about him –Continue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Go Forth and Learn’ The Artist Joel Ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript, Fordham University & Les Enluminures, October 22, 1:00 PM (ET)”
Professor Leslie Brubaker will give the 2020 SPBS Autumn Lecture “Dancing in the Streets – Urban Life in Medieval Constantinople” on Zoom on October 20, 2020 at 7pm. The lecture is organized in association with the Hellenic Society
In the last decades, the multiplications of works in the field of Witchcraft Studies made it possible to profoundly renew the approaches and the study designs of the repression of witchcraft in the late Middle Ages and in the beginning of the Early Modern Era.
The creation of Otherness is a process by which a dominant group (Self, Us) constructs one or more outer groups (Them, Others) by assigning them different features and attributes, real or imagined. This continuous process was not only directed towards the outside, but also towards the inside, that is, towards dissident groups.