Call for Papers: ‘The Other Half of Heaven: Visualizing Female Sanctity in East and West (c. 1200-1500) I-II’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 1 September 2018)

An ICMA-sponsored session at the 54th ICMS (International Congress of Medieval Studies) Kalamazoo, 9-12 May 2019 Organizer: Ioanna Christoforaki, Academy of Athens If, according to the well-known Chinese proverb, women hold half the sky, did medieval female saints hold half of heaven? In her book of 1998, Forgetful of their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society,Continue reading “Call for Papers: ‘The Other Half of Heaven: Visualizing Female Sanctity in East and West (c. 1200-1500) I-II’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 1 September 2018)”

New Publication: The Idea of the Gothic Cathedral. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Meanings of the Medieval Edifice in the Modern Period, edited by Stephanie Glaser

The essays in this book focus on various social, political, cultural, and aesthetic meanings ascribed to Gothic cathedrals in Europe in the post-medieval period. Central to many medieval ritual traditions both sacred and secular, the Gothic cathedral holds a privileged place within the European cultural imagination and experience. Due to the burgeoning historical interest inContinue reading “New Publication: The Idea of the Gothic Cathedral. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Meanings of the Medieval Edifice in the Modern Period, edited by Stephanie Glaser”

Call for Papers: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9 – 12 2019 – Mary Jaharis Center sponsored panel (Deadline: 27 May 2018)

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 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9–12, 2019. We invite session proposals on any topicContinue reading “Call for Papers: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9 – 12 2019 – Mary Jaharis Center sponsored panel (Deadline: 27 May 2018)”

The GCMS Summer Symposium 2018: Emotion and Devotion in Medieval Europe (21/06/2018)

This symposium will explore the growing area of research into the study of male and female medieval lay piety, and is being run by the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies in collaboration with the University of Reading History Department Research Cluster ‘Emotion, Devotion and Belief’. Speakers to include: Robert Swanson (University of Birmingham) Miri RubinContinue reading “The GCMS Summer Symposium 2018: Emotion and Devotion in Medieval Europe (21/06/2018)”

Coll & Cortes Medieval Spain Seminar Series: Images, devotion and emotion in 13th- and 14th-century Castile (18 April 2018)

What was the role of images in the religious experience of Castilian people of the 13th and 14th centuries? There is no clear answer, and the scarcity of written evidence has prompted much problematic speculation. However, on the basis of the images themselves and of relevant literary sources, including the well-known Cantigas de Santa María and works by 14th-centuryContinue reading “Coll & Cortes Medieval Spain Seminar Series: Images, devotion and emotion in 13th- and 14th-century Castile (18 April 2018)”

Online Course: Massive Open Online Course Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain, 9 April 2018

Roger Martinez is pleased to announce the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that specifically focuses on medieval Spanish paleography training. The course is called Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain and it will be offered on a monthly basis on coursera.org at https://www.coursera.org/learn/burgos-deciphering-secrets-medieval-spain. The next class begins on 9 April 2018. This six-week course isContinue reading “Online Course: Massive Open Online Course Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain, 9 April 2018”

Call for Papers: “Das Mittelalter”, Themenheft: Theorien und Praktiken des Gebets im Mittelalter (Deadline 30/04/2018)

Themenheft der Zeitschrift “Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung”: “Theorien und Praktiken des Gebets im Mittelalter” Das Gebet ist in nahezu allen sozialen Bereichen, Diskursen und medialen Formationen des Mittelalters präsent. Es organisiert einen wesentlichen Bereich der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation als Kommunikation mit der jenseitigen Welt, überbrückt die Grenze von Diesseits und Jenseits, trägt zur Medialisierung vonContinue reading “Call for Papers: “Das Mittelalter”, Themenheft: Theorien und Praktiken des Gebets im Mittelalter (Deadline 30/04/2018)”

CFP: Negotiation the Past. Islamic Heritage in Italy and Spain, Venice (1-2 February 2019), deadline 30 April 2018

The conference will focus on the discussion about the Islamic heritage in Italy and Spain and its later reception in the post-Islamic context. Sharing an Islamic past, both countries display this heritage in different ways through art and architecture. As cultural contact zones, Italy and Spain had a rich Islamic tradition, which has been adoptedContinue reading “CFP: Negotiation the Past. Islamic Heritage in Italy and Spain, Venice (1-2 February 2019), deadline 30 April 2018”

CFP: Moving Violence: Transgressing the Boundaries of Experience in Medieval Imagery, Tel Aviv University, (11-13 December 2018), deadline 18 June 2018

Violence imagery in medieval art reveals a parade of brutal acts: various stages of decapitation, splitting skulls, amputating limbs, enucleating eyes, yanking teeth, cutting off breasts, and other repugnant horrors. Often stripped of direct devotional context and thus presented as violence inflicted upon the imagined bodies of the depicted saints, these portrayals also attacked theContinue reading “CFP: Moving Violence: Transgressing the Boundaries of Experience in Medieval Imagery, Tel Aviv University, (11-13 December 2018), deadline 18 June 2018”

Call for Papers: Der Akt der Bildwerdung. Kreativität und Schöpfungskraft zwischen 1430 und 1530, Cologne 2-3/11/2018 (Deadline 29/04/2018)

Das Werkstattgespräch wird sich inhaltlich mit Produktions- und Rezeptionsmechanismen innerhalb von Bildmedien des 15. und frühen 16. Jahrhunderts beschäftigen. Zentrales Thema ist der Prozess der Bildwerdung, also die Frage, wie die Idee und die inventio des Künstlers ins Bild übertragen werden und vor allem, wie sich dieser Übertragungsprozess im Bild nachvollziehen lässt. Dieser Frage wollenContinue reading “Call for Papers: Der Akt der Bildwerdung. Kreativität und Schöpfungskraft zwischen 1430 und 1530, Cologne 2-3/11/2018 (Deadline 29/04/2018)”