Book roundup: Medieval architecture

All is thriving in medieval architecture publishing from the Romanesque to the Late Gothic: here are some very special books that have been published in the last few months. As always do let us know of any recently-published medieval art history books you would like us to include in a book roundup – we would beContinue reading “Book roundup: Medieval architecture”

Call for Papers: Medieval Art & Architecture in East Anglia Symposium (Norwich, 7 May 2016)

  Saturday 7th May 2016 Norwich A one day event hosted by the Universities of East Anglia and Cambridge Call for Papers – Deadline 31st Jan 2016 Offers of papers are welcomed from new and established students and scholars on topics concerned with aspects of the production, reception, nature and after-lives of medieval art (visualContinue reading “Call for Papers: Medieval Art & Architecture in East Anglia Symposium (Norwich, 7 May 2016)”

Medieval conference double bill at The Courtauld (19-20 Feb 2016)

Many of our readers will be interested in this double bill of conferences at The Courtauld Institute of Art next month: the annual colloquium, followed by a conference in honour of the late Richard K. Morris. The annual postgraduate colloquium is in its 21st year, and allows current research students both at The Courtauld andContinue reading “Medieval conference double bill at The Courtauld (19-20 Feb 2016)”

Call for Papers: Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference (Tulane University, New Orleans, Nov 10-13 2016)

  In the spirit of the tradition forged by the late Andrew Ladis and his colleagues at the University of Georgia, an international congress of Trecento specialists will congregate at Tulane University to share their research formally and informally in New Orleans, LA. This call for papers invites scholars of all ages and stages toContinue reading “Call for Papers: Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference (Tulane University, New Orleans, Nov 10-13 2016)”

St Stephen’s Chapel live

Ever wondered how a medieval palace chapel was built?  St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster (constructed 1292-1363) was one of the most influential buildings of its age, and extensive records of its creation survive in the National Archives, London.  From 21st November 2015, we will be using Twitter to post a live feed of a whole yearContinue reading “St Stephen’s Chapel live”

Time and Temporality in Medieval and Early Modern Art (May 18 – 19, 2016, The Open University of Israel, Raanana)

Call for Papers deadline: Dec 31, 2015 IMAGO – The Israeli Association for Visual Culture of the Middle Ages, and the Department of Literature, Language and Arts, The Open University of Israel The subject of time was frequently encountered in medieval and early modern thinking and culture, from the notion of eternity as an abidingContinue reading “Time and Temporality in Medieval and Early Modern Art (May 18 – 19, 2016, The Open University of Israel, Raanana)”

Late Romanesque Sculpture in European Cathedrals: Stages, Narratives and Materiality (18-20 Nov 2015, Tarragona)

The TEMPLA research group has convened a conference to discuss the usefulness of traditional stylistic terminology, and consider the questions posed by the categorisation of medieval European artistic production, specifically as this affects our understanding of work from the second half of the 12th century. Nowadays it is still difficult to grasp with any subtletyContinue reading “Late Romanesque Sculpture in European Cathedrals: Stages, Narratives and Materiality (18-20 Nov 2015, Tarragona)”

Conference programme: Seals and Status 800-1700 (British Museum, 4-6 Dec 2015)

Programme for Seals and Status 800-1700, a major conference at the British Museum, 4-6 December 2015. Book tickets at the official site. £50 (£25 students and concessions) Friday 4 December 08.30      Coffee and registration 09.30      Introduction Jonathan Williams, British Museum 09.45      Keynote 1 Status: an impression Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, New York University 10.45      Break 11.00      SessionContinue reading “Conference programme: Seals and Status 800-1700 (British Museum, 4-6 Dec 2015)”

Study Day: Opus Anglicanum, British Museum, British Archaeological Association Study Day, 26 November 2015

In the course of the later middle ages, embroiderers in England produced some of the masterpieces of the age. Incredibly detailed and painstakingly created their work was sumptuous and expensive. Often created as church vestments and commissioned by both ecclesiastical and secular patrons, the base textiles were embellished with gold and silver thread, a myriadContinue reading “Study Day: Opus Anglicanum, British Museum, British Archaeological Association Study Day, 26 November 2015”

Use of Models in Gothic Art (Geneva, 4-5 Nov 2016)

Call for Papers University of Geneva, November 4 – 05, 2016 Deadline: Dec 15, 2015 The University of Geneva’s Art History Unit and the University of Strasbourg’s Institute of Art History are organizing an international conference: Supposed Models, Identified Models: Their Uses in Gothic Art The topic of models, whose use is inherent to theContinue reading “Use of Models in Gothic Art (Geneva, 4-5 Nov 2016)”