New Publication: Natural Light in Medieval Churches, edited by Vladimir Ivanovici and Alice Isabella Sullivan, published by Brill

Inside Christian churches, natural light has long been harnessed to underscore theological, symbolic, and ideological statements. In this volume, twenty-four international scholars with various specialties explore how the study of sunlight can reveal essential aspects of the design, decoration, and function of medieval sacred spaces.  Themes covered include the interaction between patrons, advisors, architects, andContinue reading “New Publication: Natural Light in Medieval Churches, edited by Vladimir Ivanovici and Alice Isabella Sullivan, published by Brill”

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Fellowships: Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, 2024, deadline: 31 January 2023

The Herzog August Bibliothek is an independent research centre funded by the State of Lower Saxony. The scope of the library’s holdings constitutes a unique archive of European culture. Manuscripts, incunabula, rare books and special collections such as engravings, maps and 20th-century artists’ books, enable almost unlimited studies of cultures of knowledge in a globalContinue reading “Fellowships: Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, 2024, deadline: 31 January 2023”

Fellowship: Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023-2025, The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Deadline: 1 February 2023

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in public humanities. The fellow will devote the majority of the fellowship time to working closely with the Institute’s staff, especially its director of undergraduate studies and engagement, in the Institute’s outreach and engagement efforts directed at local schoolsContinue reading “Fellowship: Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023-2025, The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Deadline: 1 February 2023”

Hybrid workshop: Realism in Hagiography, online / University of Cologne, 12-13 January 2023

Saints lives, martyrdoms, and miracle stories comprise a large and challenging body of primary source material for historians of the First Millennium and Middle Ages. Elements of these texts resemble historiography, but these are blended with subjective experience, mystical truth, and theology. Modern scholars interested in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and particularly scholarsContinue reading “Hybrid workshop: Realism in Hagiography, online / University of Cologne, 12-13 January 2023”

New publication: ‘Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece’ edited by Amanda Luyster

This volume, published by Brepols, reveals the impact that art objects manufactured in the Islamic and Byzantine Mediterranean had on the medieval visual culture of England.  It also addresses the complex phenomenon of the Crusades, in which both violence and dynamic cultural interaction coexisted. A carefully integrated group of studies begins with the so-called “Chertsey”Continue reading “New publication: ‘Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece’ edited by Amanda Luyster”

Internship: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, New York, 5 June – 11 August 2023. Deadline: 18 January 2023

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is excited to announce a special ten-week internship placement in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters for someone with an interest in Byzantine Art and the histories of medieval communities in northern and eastern Africa. This full-time summer internship (with the possibility of a part-time extension in theContinue reading “Internship: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, New York, 5 June – 11 August 2023. Deadline: 18 January 2023”

CFP: Early Modern Material Culture of War and Emergency (London/Oxford, 19-20 April 2023), Deadline: 15 January 2023

The Material Culture of War and Emergency in the Early Modern World Conference and Graduate Student Workshop. War was a pervasive part of early modern life. People experienced war as agents of conflict, impotent witnesses of its destructive forces, and as victims of its economic, social, and material consequences. Such events of conflict and emergencyContinue reading “CFP: Early Modern Material Culture of War and Emergency (London/Oxford, 19-20 April 2023), Deadline: 15 January 2023”

New Publication: ‘Il Breviario-Messale Di Salerno Del Museo Leone Di Vercelli. Una Nuova Fonte Per La Storia Dell’Arte, Della Cultura E Della Liturgia’, edited by Maddalena Vaccaro and Gionata Brusa

The extraordinary discovery of a Breviary-Missal at the Leone Museum in Vercelli has brought tolight the oldest known evidence of Salerno’s liturgy, which dates back to the years of ArchbishopRomualdo II Guarna (1153-1181). The manuscript joins a group of codices kept at the “SanMatteo” Diocesan Museum in Salerno, and provides many hitherto unpublished codicological,musicological, andContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Il Breviario-Messale Di Salerno Del Museo Leone Di Vercelli. Una Nuova Fonte Per La Storia Dell’Arte, Della Cultura E Della Liturgia’, edited by Maddalena Vaccaro and Gionata Brusa”

Conference: ‘New Translations and Indirect Reception of Ancient Greece (Texts and Images 1300-1560), 19-20 January 2023, Lille, France

The ERC AGRELITA team is delighted to present the programme of the workshops “New Translations and indirect Reception of Ancient Greece (Texts and Images, 1300-1560)” Organization : Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas (University of Lille, ALITHILA, ERC AGRELITA) Location: Sciences Po Lille, France : Amphithéâtre La Boétie, niveau 0 PROGRAMME Jeudi 19 janvier -10h Accueil -10h15 Introduction, CatherineContinue reading “Conference: ‘New Translations and Indirect Reception of Ancient Greece (Texts and Images 1300-1560), 19-20 January 2023, Lille, France”

Online lecture: The Lonely Mountain: The Emergence of a ‘Hagiorite’ Identity on Medieval Mount Athos; by Zachary Chitwood, 24 January 2023, 12-1.30pm EST

The Mary Jaharis Center is pleased to announce its first lecture of 2023: The Lonely Mountain: The Emergence of a ‘Hagiorite’ Identity on Medieval Mount Athos. In this lecture, Dr. Zachary Chitwood, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, will discuss the emergence of a unique “Athonite” or “Hagiorite” identity on Mount Athos over the course of the MiddleContinue reading “Online lecture: The Lonely Mountain: The Emergence of a ‘Hagiorite’ Identity on Medieval Mount Athos; by Zachary Chitwood, 24 January 2023, 12-1.30pm EST”