Training: Les livres liturgiques manuscrits et imprimés : principes de catalogage, École des chartes (virtually) 2-4 Sep 2020

Comment comprendre un livre liturgique, identifier son usage et ses particularités ? Quels sont les instruments de référence pour leur étude? La liturgie représente au Moyen Âge l’une des formes d’interaction sociale les plus complexes et les plus développées ; sa place importante dans la vie quotidienne a engendré une production massive de livres comme support duContinue reading “Training: Les livres liturgiques manuscrits et imprimés : principes de catalogage, École des chartes (virtually) 2-4 Sep 2020”

New Publication: Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture, by Jennifer Pruitt

A riveting exploration of how the Fatimid dynasty carefully orchestrated an architectural program that proclaimed their legitimacy This groundbreaking study investigates the early architecture of the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shi‘i Muslim dynasty that dominated the Mediterranean world from the 10th to the 12th century. This period, considered a golden age of multicultural and interfaith tolerance,Continue reading “New Publication: Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture, by Jennifer Pruitt”

Call for Editors: Material Culture Review /Revue de la culture matérielle (MCR/RCM) Seeks New Editor and Host Institution

Material Culture Review /Revue de la culture matérielle (MCR/RCM), Canada’s only scholarly journal dedicated to the study of material culture, is currently seeking a new Editor-in-Chief and host institution.   The journal seeks a new Editor-in-Chief and host institution who will be committed to furthering the publication as a forum for the exchange of current research and methodologies inContinue reading “Call for Editors: Material Culture Review /Revue de la culture matérielle (MCR/RCM) Seeks New Editor and Host Institution”

Online Seminar: Violent Fluids: Feminist Histories of Blood, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1st July 2020

How have images of blood shaped histories of gender from medieval manuscripts to contemporary art? The Courtauld’s Gender & Sexuality Research Group welcome Dr Hetta Howes (City University of London) and Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik (St Andrews) to speak about their research into the bodily fluid (followed by a Q&A).

Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Studies Festival, Online, 12-13 June 2020

You are warmly invited to join us for a summer celebration of all things Medieval and Early Modern. As well as a wide selection of papers highlighting new research from undergraduate and postgraduate students, early career researchers and staff, you will be able to join us for lively roundtables and workshops. Owing to the currentContinue reading “Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Studies Festival, Online, 12-13 June 2020”

Resources: MEMSlib, University of Kent Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

MEMSlib is an initiative of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) at the University of Kent. This student-led project developed out of our shared desire to support academic peers and colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic. A team of PhD and Masters Students have been working hard alongside Lecturers and Archivists to create an extensiveContinue reading “Resources: MEMSlib, University of Kent Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies”

CFP: Worked in Stone, deadline 30th June 2020

Worked in Stone: Early Medieval Sculpture in its International ContextSaturday 11th Sept to Wednesday 15th Sept 2021Durham University, UK Early medieval stone sculptures that survive across Europe at the wayside, in architectural settings, in churches and graveyards, are an exceptional source for understanding the aesthetics and beliefs of early medieval communities. Standing crosses, inscribed stones,Continue reading “CFP: Worked in Stone, deadline 30th June 2020”

Journal: Journal of Urban Archaeology

Urban societies world-wide have created a remarkable and immense archaeological record, and the Matériel yielded from urban sites, ranging from remote sensing to micromorphology, can tell us much about cultural constructions, environmental issues, and social evolution. Up to now, however, this material has often been discussed within the framework of different regional and topical approaches, despite theContinue reading “Journal: Journal of Urban Archaeology”