Call for papers: Miracles and Wonders in Antiquity and Byzantium

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Miracles and Wonders in Antiquity and Byzantium University of Cyprus, 16-18 October 2014 Tales of miracle and wonder decorate both ancient and Byzantine literature and seem to have had a great impact upon ancient and Byzantine thought. A strong interest in the wondrous is already apparent in the works of Homer and Hesiod. However, a moreContinue reading “Call for papers: Miracles and Wonders in Antiquity and Byzantium”

Call for Papers: Military History of the Mediterranean

Fati̇h Üni̇versi̇tesi̇ – Tari̇h Bölümü will present the International Conference on the Military History of the Mediterranean Sea, to be held 26-28 June 2015 at Buyukcekmece, Istanbul. With an uninterrupted history of nearly 1,500 years, Istanbul has been the centre of the world and the capital of two great Empires. The confluence of the Sea of Marmara,Continue reading “Call for Papers: Military History of the Mediterranean”

Conference: Romanesque Art: Patrons and Processes, British Archaeological Association Conference, Barcelona (7-9 April 2014)

7-9 April 2014, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona Following earlier conferences on Romanesque and the Past (London, 2010), and Romanesque and the Mediterranean (Palermo, 2012), the British Archaeological Association is collaborating with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and the Research project Magistri Cataloniae to stage the third in a biennial series of internationalContinue reading “Conference: Romanesque Art: Patrons and Processes, British Archaeological Association Conference, Barcelona (7-9 April 2014)”

Forthcoming Exhibition: Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance January 24 to February 21, 2014, Les Enluminures, New York Beginning January 24, Sacred Song: Chant in the Middle Ages and Renaissance on view at Les Enluminures Gallery NY explores the history and mystery of Gregorian chant. The exhibition features over 30 extraordinary examples of these early music manuscriptsContinue reading “Forthcoming Exhibition: Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance”

Call for Articles: Muslims and Islam in the Early Modern Italian and Mediterranean Worlds

I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance is pleased to announce a call for articles that explore the presence of “Muslims and Islam in the Early Modern Italian and Mediterranean Worlds.”  Articles should address the transmission and circulation of ideas, objects, and people during the Renaissance, into and beyond the Italian peninsula. We are especially interestedContinue reading “Call for Articles: Muslims and Islam in the Early Modern Italian and Mediterranean Worlds”

A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at Dumbarton Oaks presents a new online exhibit entitled A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films. This exhibit aims to reveal the context of the films created by the Byzantine Institute between the 1930s and 1940s by combining them with archival records from the collection The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork RecordsContinue reading “A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films”

Call for Papers: The Face of Battle in Medieval History and Literature

In recent years there has been a revolution in the study of medieval warfare.  Traditional paradigms that emphasised pitched battles and the charge of heavily armed mounted knights have given way to a focus upon sieges and raids, as well as a more nuanced understanding of medieval generalship and of the place of war withinContinue reading “Call for Papers: The Face of Battle in Medieval History and Literature”

New Publication: Patronage, Power and Agency in Medieval Art

COLUM HOURIHANE: Preface. ELIZABETH CARSON PASTAN: Foreword. COLUM HOURIHANE: Introduction. JILL CASKEY: Medieval Patronage & Its Potentialities. JULIAN LUXFORD: The Construction of English Monastic Patronage. ELIZABETH CARSON PASTAN: Imagined Patronage: The Bayeux Embroidery & Its Interpretive History. SHEILA BONDE; CLARK MAINES: The Heart of the Matter: Valois Patronage of the Charterhouse at Bourgfontaine. CLAUDINE LAUTIER:Continue reading “New Publication: Patronage, Power and Agency in Medieval Art”

Second Annual Postgraduate Renaissance Symposium: The Visual Arts and Music in Renaissance Europe c 1400-1650

Second Annual Postgraduate Renaissance Symposium: The Visual Arts and Music in Renaissance Europe c 1400-1650 Saturday, 18 January 2014 9.30 – 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre We are delighted to announce that our keynote address will be given by Professor Iain Fenlon (King’s College, Cambridge) Speaker(s): Professor Iain Fenlon (University of Cambridge), Simon Jackson (University of Cambridge), BryanContinue reading “Second Annual Postgraduate Renaissance Symposium: The Visual Arts and Music in Renaissance Europe c 1400-1650”

Deadline Extended: Mediterranean Minorities

Proposals are being accepted for the one-day symposium “Minorities in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean” to be held in conjunction with the Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP Winter Workshop on “Minorities” to be held at San Francisco State University on 7-8 March, 2014. On 7 March, three round-table sessions, “Opportunity,” “Assimilation and Exchange,” and “Vulnerability” will be held, each for discussing the status and circumstances ofContinue reading “Deadline Extended: Mediterranean Minorities”