Call for Papers: Language as Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean (330-2013)

Language as Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean (330-2013) The students of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham are proud to announce the 15th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium, which will take place on Saturday, 24th May 2014. Keynote speaker: Dr Maria Georgopoulou, (Director of the Gennadius Library, The AmericanContinue reading “Call for Papers: Language as Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean (330-2013)”

Publication News: Joanna Cannon, Religious Poverty, Visual Riches.

Religious Poverty, Visual Riches. Art in the Dominican Churches of Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries by Joanna Cannon The Dominican friars of late-medieval Italy were committed to a life of poverty, yet their churches contained many visual riches, as this groundbreaking study reveals. Works by supreme practitioners—Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, and Simone Martini—areContinue reading “Publication News: Joanna Cannon, Religious Poverty, Visual Riches.”

Call for Papers: Mary of Burgundy The Reign, the ‘Persona’ and the Legacy of a European Princess

Call for Papers: Mary of Burgundy The Reign, the ‘Persona’ and the Legacy of a European Princess International Colloquium (Brussels–Bruges, 5–7 March 2015) Mary of Burgundy (1457–1482), daughter of Charles the Bold and heir to the Burgundian States, has received relatively little scholarly attention from specialists. Despite an exhibition held at Beaune from November 2000Continue reading “Call for Papers: Mary of Burgundy The Reign, the ‘Persona’ and the Legacy of a European Princess”

Symposium: Christians and Muslims: Early Encounters

Christians and Muslims: Early Encounters A Symposium at Brown University Sunday, February 23, 2014|2-6pm|RI Hall108 The seventh-century rise of Islam opened a new era of religious “pluralism” in the Middle East. Yet, it would be more than a century before early Muslim scholars recorded the first Arabic accounts of the changes taking place. Syriac andContinue reading “Symposium: Christians and Muslims: Early Encounters”

Call for Papers: “Travel Accounts in Arabic Literature: New Perspectives and New Findings”

Middle Eastern travelers have a rich history in writing about their interactions with other cultures. The authors, many of whom are Arabs, documented their encounters using various genres and forms, such as travel accounts, memoirs, and autobiographical histories. This panel, to be proposed for the  Middle East Association Studies Annual Conference, (November 22-25, 2014 – Washington,Continue reading “Call for Papers: “Travel Accounts in Arabic Literature: New Perspectives and New Findings””

Conference: Power and Authority: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Dissent in the Middle Ages

The London Medieval Society Colloquium, Power and Authority: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Dissent in the Middle Ages  Saturday 22nd February from 10.15 – 6pm (followed by a wine reception until 7pm). There could be a better line-up to discuss medieval power, authority, dissent and heresy: Robert I Moore, Bernard Hamilton, Brenda Bolton and, over from the States Jay Rubenstein,Continue reading “Conference: Power and Authority: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Dissent in the Middle Ages”

Publication News: New Issue of Art History

The latest issue of Art History, Volume 37, Issue 1 Pages 4 – 199, February 2014, is available on Wiley Online Library. Abstracts & Authors’ Biographies (pages 4–7) Editorial (page 9) Gavin Parkinson Original Articles Ladies-in-Waiting in Waiting: Picturing Adolescence in Dmitry Levitsky’s Smolny Portraits, 1772–76(pages 10–37) Rosalind P. Blakesley The Motionless Look of a Painting: Jules Bastien-Lepage, Les Foins, andContinue reading “Publication News: New Issue of Art History”

Call for Papers: Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages

Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages, 5-7 June 2014 We are pleased to announce the call for papers for Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages 2014, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies (SAIMS). Entering into its sixth year, this conference welcomes participation from postgraduate, postdoctoral and earlyContinue reading “Call for Papers: Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages”

Conference: Naxos and the Byzantine Aegean

Naxos and the Byzantine Aegean Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th April 2014, Naxos Chora Background The Norwegian Institute at Athens has carried out field work on Naxos at the 7th century Byzantine urban fortress of Kastro Apalirou in collaboration with The 2nd Ephoria of Byzantine Antiquities since 2010. The project has recently been widened toContinue reading “Conference: Naxos and the Byzantine Aegean”

Call for Proposals: Innovation and its Contestants

INNOVATION AND ITS CONTESTANTS 5th Annual Emerging Scholars Conference McGill University Department of Art History and Communications Studies 18 April 2014 Keynote Speaker: Keith Moxey, Barbara Novak Professor of Art History and Department Chair at Barnard College (Columbia University) Deadline for Submissions: 24 January 2014 The concept of innovation buttresses a paradigmatically modern Western belief in the possibilityContinue reading “Call for Proposals: Innovation and its Contestants”