Podcast Episode: Les Enluminures, Christine de Pizan’s Workshop with Inès Villela-Petit

Les Enluminures have released the 14th episode of their podcast, available online via this link. Who is Christine de Pizan? Most know of her as a prolific medieval author, or at least know that she found a seat at Judy Chicago’s table. But how did she work and procure materials? Who worked for her and withContinue reading “Podcast Episode: Les Enluminures, Christine de Pizan’s Workshop with Inès Villela-Petit”

Online Conference: Paper Religion: Affordances and Uses in Christian Practices 1400 – 1800, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, May 27th–29th 2021

An international interdisciplinary scholarly symposium on the medium of paper, its affordances, and uses during a period of transition in early modern Christianity. Speakers bring into conversation different religious groups sharing a common dependency on paper for the distribution of new visual and textual cultures: from prints to drawings, from emblem books to sacred music.Continue reading “Online Conference: Paper Religion: Affordances and Uses in Christian Practices 1400 – 1800, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, May 27th–29th 2021”

Online Lecture: Painting Pairs: Collaborative Research in Conservation and Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursday 22 April 2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (BST)

Painting Pairs presents collaborative research undertaken by graduates in conservation and art history focussing on paintings currently in the conservation studios at the Courtauld.  The paintings  that form the focus for investigation by each a pair of graduates are from different periods and pose a range of questions related to their history, conservation and display.   At the first Zoom webinar presentation onContinue reading “Online Lecture: Painting Pairs: Collaborative Research in Conservation and Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursday 22 April 2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (BST)”

New Publication: The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance and Materials,1150 to 1500, by Marisa Galvez

In the Middle Ages, religious crusaders took up arms, prayed, bade farewell to their families, and marched off to fight in holy wars. These Christian soldiers also created accounts of their lives in lyric poetry, putting words to the experience of personal sacrifice and the pious struggle associated with holy war. The crusaders affirmed theirContinue reading “New Publication: The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance and Materials,1150 to 1500, by Marisa Galvez”

New Publication: Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature, by Katharine Breen

In Machines of the Mind, Katharine Breen proposes that medieval personifications should be understood neither as failed novelistic characters nor as instruments of heavy-handed didacticism. She argues that personifications are instead powerful tools for thought that help us to remember andmanipulate complex ideas, testing them against existing moral and political paradigms. Specifically, different types of medievalContinue reading “New Publication: Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature, by Katharine Breen”

Online Workshop: The Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop organised by The Book and the Silk Road Project, May 4th-5th, 2021 (10-15:00 EDT)

The aim of this virtual workshop is to examine the vast use of textiles in manuscripts, both practical and ornamental: their uses within bindings, as wrappers, enclosures, and covering, as cloth used to protect images, and as symbolic or talismanic artefacts. Workshop sessions focus on the use of textiles in Armenian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Islamic, Kashmiri,Continue reading “Online Workshop: The Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop organised by The Book and the Silk Road Project, May 4th-5th, 2021 (10-15:00 EDT)”

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (9th-14th May 2022), Deadline 18th May 2021

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9–14, 2022. We invite session proposals on anyContinue reading “Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (9th-14th May 2022), Deadline 18th May 2021”

Funding: ICMA Whiting Foundation 2022-23 Public Engagement Grants, Deadline 30th April 2021

As a nominating body for the Whiting Foundation’s Public Engagement Programs in the humanities, the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) calls for proposals in public-facing scholarship to submit for the 2021–22 competition cycle (for funding in 2022–23). The foundation describes these funding opportunities as “designed to celebrate and empower humanities faculty who embrace publicContinue reading “Funding: ICMA Whiting Foundation 2022-23 Public Engagement Grants, Deadline 30th April 2021”

New Journal Issue: Gesta, Volume 60 2021

The Spring 2021 issue of Gesta, sponsored by the ICMA, has been published. Please click here to visit the journal page. The contents can be found below. Editors: Diane J. Reilly and Susan L. BoyntonSponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art CONTENTSThe King in the Manuscript: The Presentation Inscription of the Vienna Latin Bible moralisée-Katherine H.Continue reading “New Journal Issue: Gesta, Volume 60 2021”

PhD Funding: JB Trapp Scholarship and Rubinstein Scholarship, The Warburg Institute – Deadline 1st May 2021

The Warburg Institute offers two scholarships for MPhil and PhD students. Applications close on the 1st May 2021. The Institute has an excellent record in securing external funding, and is happy to work with prospective students on their funding applications. JB Trapp Scholarship  The JB Trapp Scholarship is open to international students who have been offeredContinue reading “PhD Funding: JB Trapp Scholarship and Rubinstein Scholarship, The Warburg Institute – Deadline 1st May 2021”