Online conference: British Archaeological Association Post-Graduate Online Conference, 22-23 November 2022 *amended programme*

Join the British Archaeological Association for their annual online postgraduate conference.

Lecture Series: Oxford Medieval Visual Culture Seminar Michaelmas Term 2022

Check out the upcoming Michaelmas Term speakers for the Oxford Medieval Visual Culture Seminar series. Please note all lectures take place in person.

Lecture: ‘Networks, Transcultural Entanglements, and the Power of Aesthetic Choices: Artistic Encounters in the Medieval Afro-Eurasian World’ with Dr Vera-Simone Schulz, Wednesday 26 October 2022, 5pm – 6.30pm (BST)

Join Dr Vera-Simone Schulz, who will shed new light on complex intersections between short-distance and long-distance entanglements across the medieval Afro-Eurasian world. It will show the benefits and the necessity of wider horizons beyond traditional subdisciplines such as European, Islamic, African etc.

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New Publication: ‘Other Monasticisms: Studies in the History and Architecture of Religious Communities Outside the Canon, 11th – 15th Centuries’, edited by Sheila Bonde and Clark Maines

This volume considers the history and architecture of other congregations that are essential to a more complete understanding of monasticism in the European middle ages.

Scholarship: Rare Book School Scholarship, deadline 1 November 2022

Rare Book School (RBS) provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and skill levels to study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.

New Publication: ‘Alabaster Sculpture in Europe (1300-1650)’, edited by Marjan Debaene

This publication, made for the occasion of the large exhibition on the theme at M Leuven opening on October 14th, brings together all renown specialists on the material and sheds light on the many facets of alabaster.

CFP: ‘The Wall Painting Cycle on the Sciences and Arts in the Brandenburg Cathedral Cloister in its Context: Art Production and Organization of Knowledge around 1450’, Brandenburg an der Havel (29–30 March 2023), deadline 15 November 2022

Organizers: Chair of Medieval and Early Modern Art History at the Institute of Art | Music | Textiles – Department of Art, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Paderborn University, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Heinrichs, and Curator of the Brandenburg Cathedral Chapter, Dr. Cord-Georg HasselmannProject Lead: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Heinrichs On the occasion of the completion ofContinue reading “CFP: ‘The Wall Painting Cycle on the Sciences and Arts in the Brandenburg Cathedral Cloister in its Context: Art Production and Organization of Knowledge around 1450’, Brandenburg an der Havel (29–30 March 2023), deadline 15 November 2022”

Lecture: ‘Were Franciscan Churches a Betrayal of St. Francis?’, Dr Erik Gustafson, Murray Seminar Series, Birkbeck, Tuesday 18 October, 5pm (BST)

In this talk, Erik Gustafson addresses two fundamental problems with regards to Franciscan churches: the question of poverty and architecture, and the issue of the role of dividing screens for the friars’ lay constituency.

Lecture: ‘Risky Investments? Mercantile patronage at Santa María del Mar in Barcelona’, Dr Tom Nickson, Thursday, 6 October 2022, 18:30-19:30 (BST)

Why give money to your local church? In this paper Dr Tom Nickson focuses on the 14th-century parish church of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona, and explores the risks and rewards it offered to the local merchant community who invested in its construction.