Lecture: Professor Robert Bork, “Drawings and the Transmission of Geometrical Knowledge across Time, Space, and Media”

Tuesday 24 November 2015 – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Sackler Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN Open to all, no booking required! In this talk Robert Bork will consider Gothic architectural drawings as vehicles for the transmission of geometrical information, placing their development inContinue reading “Lecture: Professor Robert Bork, “Drawings and the Transmission of Geometrical Knowledge across Time, Space, and Media””

CFP: Dialogue and Difference in the Middle Ages (University of Bristol, February 25-6, 2016)

Dialogue and Difference is an interdisciplinary conference bringing together scholars from all fields to explore the ways in which cultural, social, political, religious, scientific and intellectual exchange and interaction unfolded throughout the Middle Ages. Dialogues took place both across borderlines and within the heart of medieval societies, in monasteries, universities, courts and market places asContinue reading “CFP: Dialogue and Difference in the Middle Ages (University of Bristol, February 25-6, 2016)”

Upcoming Event: London Medieval Society Meeting- Forging Ahead (November 14, 2015)

The first London Medieval Society Colloquium of the new academic year welcomes Dr Alfred Hiatt as the Society’s new President. To celebrate the program explores themes central to his research: – Medieval Forgeries, Medieval Maps, Places and Spaces Speakers are: Catherine Delano-Smith on understanding medieval maps; Leonie Hicks on medieval voyaging; Marianne O’Doherty on medieval ideas of the Indian Ocean;Continue reading “Upcoming Event: London Medieval Society Meeting- Forging Ahead (November 14, 2015)”

CFP: University of North Texas Medieval Graduate Symposium (March 3/4, 2016)

The annual graduate symposium on Medieval Studies at the University of North Texas provides a platform for graduate students of any discipline to present their work on any aspect of the Middle Ages. This year’s theme is “The Technical Details of Everyday Life.” Submissions for papers on any topic from the Late Antique to theContinue reading “CFP: University of North Texas Medieval Graduate Symposium (March 3/4, 2016)”

Conference: Die Architektur der Bettelorden im Mittelalter (Mainz, 19 Nov 15)

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Georg Forster-Gebäude, Hörsaal 02-521, 55128 Mainz, 19.11.2015 Repräsentative Armut. Die Architektur der Bettelorden im Mittelalter Zu Beginn des 13. Jhds. bildeten sich infolge des Urbanisierungsprozesses und der damit entstandenen Kluft zwischen Reichen und Armen die Bettelorden der Dominikaner (1215) und Franziskaner (1217). Diese neuen Orden waren in erster Linie eine Armutsbewegung, die sich im GegensatzContinue reading “Conference: Die Architektur der Bettelorden im Mittelalter (Mainz, 19 Nov 15)”

CFP: Performance (Medieval Graduate Conference at the University of Pennsylvania)

8th Annual Medievalists @ Penn Graduate Conference: Performance (3/18/16) Keynote Speaker: Theresa Coletti Professor of English, University of Maryland Papers are encouraged to address any aspect of the performances, whether planned or improvised, exceptional or everyday, which formed an integral part of medieval culture. While the rich tradition of mystery cycles, saints’ plays, and moralityContinue reading “CFP: Performance (Medieval Graduate Conference at the University of Pennsylvania)”

Lecture Series: Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art, Columbia University

Robert Branner (1927-1973) was an art historian specializing in Gothic architecture and manuscript illumination. Active as an excavator, he made important discoveries in the chronology and style of French cathedrals, incorporating cultural historical tools into the method of design analysis that had more traditionally dominated architectural history. Branner is remembered through the Robert Branner Forum,Continue reading “Lecture Series: Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art, Columbia University”

New publications: L’arte medievale nel contesto 300-1300. Funzioni, iconografia, tecniche AND L’arte di Francesco. Capolavori d’arte italiana e terre d’Asia dal XIII al XV secolo

PAOLO PIVA (ed.). L’arte medievale nel contesto 300-1300. Funzioni, iconografia, tecniche, Jaca Book, 2015, 450 p. ISBN: 978-8816371255 El amplio abanico configurado por las contribuciones que conforman este volumen, donde se analizan funciones, temas y técnicas, incluyendo discusiones sobre personalidades artísticas, cronología y estilo, pone de manifiesto los fuertes raíces históricas del arte medieval, en su contexto. Sin unContinue reading “New publications: L’arte medievale nel contesto 300-1300. Funzioni, iconografia, tecniche AND L’arte di Francesco. Capolavori d’arte italiana e terre d’Asia dal XIII al XV secolo”