5th International annual conference “Actual Problems of Art Theory and History” 2014

The Departments of Russian Art and West-European Art of the Faculty of History of St. Petersburg State University, the Department of Art Theory and History of the Faculty of History of Lomonosov Moscow State University and The State Hermitage Museum invite you to participate in the 5th International annual conference “Actual Problems of Art TheoryContinue reading “5th International annual conference “Actual Problems of Art Theory and History” 2014”

Call for Papers: Beguiling Structures Architecture in European Painting 1300-1550

Beguiling Structures Architecture in European Painting 1300-1550 19th September 2014, National Gallery, London “Is it not true that painting is the mistress of all the arts or their principal ornament? If I am not mistaken, the architect took from the painter architraves, capitals, bases, columns and pediments, and all the other fine features of buildings.Continue reading “Call for Papers: Beguiling Structures Architecture in European Painting 1300-1550”

Byzantine Studies Symposium, Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium

“Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium” Byzantine Studies Symposium | April 25-27, 2014 Symposiarchs: Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Brown University and Margaret Mullett, Dumbarton Oaks. Byzantine culture was notably attuned to a cosmos of multiple domains:  material, immaterial; bodily, intellectual, physical, spiritual; human, divine. Despite a prevailing discourse to the contrary, the Byzantine world foundContinue reading “Byzantine Studies Symposium, Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium”

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Hebrew and Medieval Arabic Literature

The Maison des Science de l’Homme Lorraine is offering 6 month post-doctoral contracts in Medieval Hebrew and Medieval Arabic Literature at €2400 per month. Deadline for Application: June 2014 Start of Contract: 1 September 2014 All nationalities are welcome to apply. For more information visit the website.

Publication News: Commentari d’arte 52-53

Commentari d’arte, rivista di critica e storia dell’arte Anno XVIII, n. 52-53 – maggio-dicembre 2012 Contents: Carlo Loiacovo, “Commentari d’Arte”: una rivista aperta ai giovani p. 4 Articles:  Giacomo Guazzini, Il coro delle monache di San Pier Maggiore a Pistoia: funzione e percezione di un inedito ciclo decorativo di primo Trecento p. 5 Anna Sgarrella, Per unContinue reading “Publication News: Commentari d’arte 52-53”

Publication News: Giotto and the Flood of Florence in 1333

Giotto and the Flood of Florence in 1333 : A Study in Catastrophism, Guild Organisation, and Art Technology by Erling S. Skaug Giotto di Bondone was the key figure in the transition from medieval to modern in European painting. It is well known that he, on 12 April 1334, was appointed architect of the cathedral ofContinue reading “Publication News: Giotto and the Flood of Florence in 1333”

Call for Papers: Gothic Ivories: Content and Context

Gothic Ivories: Content and Context, which will take place on Saturday 5 July at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and Sunday 6 July 2014 at The British Museum. Proposals are invited for papers to be presented at this two-day conference in July 2014, jointly organised by the British Museum and the Courtauld Gothic Ivories Project. The papers will be presentedContinue reading “Call for Papers: Gothic Ivories: Content and Context”

Workshop: Precious Stones in Art and Nature

Precious Stones in Art and Nature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment Workshop at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, February 12 2014 Max Planck Research Group “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Organized by Hannah Baader and Sean Nelson Precious stones were a source ofContinue reading “Workshop: Precious Stones in Art and Nature”

Call for Papers: Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500

Call for Papers: Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500 This conference will explore the ways in which artists and patrons in Britain devised and introduced new or distinctive imagery, styles and techniques, as well as novel approaches to bringing different media together. It is concerned with the mechanisms of innovation, with inventive and imaginative processes,Continue reading “Call for Papers: Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500”

Call for Applications: Reading Craft: Itineraries of Culture, Knowledge and Power in the Global Ecumene

Five days of interactive “Summer School” training  Reading Craft: Itineraries of Culture, Knowledge and Power in the Global Ecumene The Summer Programme on “Reading Craft in the Long Global Ecumene” is meant for PhD Students. This means that we do not accept students other than PhD researchers. To apply for participation in the Summer SchoolContinue reading “Call for Applications: Reading Craft: Itineraries of Culture, Knowledge and Power in the Global Ecumene”