Online lecture: ‘Saint-Lazare d’Autun, collégiale ducale et église de pèlerinage’, Éliane Vergnolle, 14 February 2022, 5pm (GMT) / 6pm (CET)

La célébrité du grand tympan du Jugement dernier et des magnifiques chapiteaux sculptés de Saint-Lazare d’Autun a quelque peu laissé dans l’ombre le monument lui- même. Il s’agit pourtant d’un fleuron de l’architecture romane en Bourgogne. Érigée dans l’enceinte de son château par le duc Hugues II, la collégiale consacrée en 1130 avait une doubleContinue reading “Online lecture: ‘Saint-Lazare d’Autun, collégiale ducale et église de pèlerinage’, Éliane Vergnolle, 14 February 2022, 5pm (GMT) / 6pm (CET)”

CFP: ‘Mapping Eastern Europe’, deadline 15 February 2022

The Mapping Eastern Europe website is a platform intended to promote study, teaching, and research about Eastern Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries through historical and thematic overviews, case studies and videos of monuments and objects, ongoing projects, as well as reviews of books and exhibitions. This year, we are expanding our content withContinue reading “CFP: ‘Mapping Eastern Europe’, deadline 15 February 2022”

New publication: ‘Illuminating Metalwork. Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts’, edited by Joseph Salvatore Ackley and Shannon L. Wearing

The presence of gold, silver, and other metals is a hallmark of decorated manuscripts, the very characteristic that makes them “illuminated.” Medieval artists often used metal pigment and leaf to depict metal objects both real and imagined, such as chalices, crosses, tableware, and even idols; the luminosity of these representations contrasted pointedly with the surroundingContinue reading “New publication: ‘Illuminating Metalwork. Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts’, edited by Joseph Salvatore Ackley and Shannon L. Wearing”

CFP: Fenestella. Inside Medieval Art, Thematic Issue 3/2022: ‘Configuring Monastic Architectural Settings: Early Medieval Experiments’, deadline: 30 June 2022

Fenestella is a scholarly, multilingual, and peer-reviewed open access journal. Fenestella publishes scholarly papers on medieval art and architecture, between Late Antiquity and c. 1400, covering the Latin West, the Byzantine East and medieval Islam. We are now accepting proposals for the 2022 Thematic Issue: CONFIGURING MONASTIC ARCHITECTURAL SETTINGS: EARLY MEDIEVAL EXPERIMENTS The planimetric andContinue reading “CFP: Fenestella. Inside Medieval Art, Thematic Issue 3/2022: ‘Configuring Monastic Architectural Settings: Early Medieval Experiments’, deadline: 30 June 2022”

New publication: ‘An Artful Relic. The Shroud of Turin in Baroque Italy’, by Andrew R. Casper

In 1578, a fourteen-foot linen sheet bearing the faint bloodstained imprint of a human corpse was presented to tens of thousands of worshippers in Turin, Italy, as one of the original shrouds used to prepare Jesus Christ’s body for entombment. From that year into the next century, the Shroud of Turin emerged as Christianity’s preeminentContinue reading “New publication: ‘An Artful Relic. The Shroud of Turin in Baroque Italy’, by Andrew R. Casper”

Recorded lecture: ‘Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre: how to organise an impossible exhibition’, by Vincent Delieuvin, hosted by the Research Forum, The Courtauld

In 2019-2020, the Louvre organized an exhibition to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in France, of particular importance for the museum, which holds the largest collection in the world of da Vinci’s paintings, as well as 22 drawings. The retrospective of da Vinci’s painting career wanted to illustrate howContinue reading “Recorded lecture: ‘Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre: how to organise an impossible exhibition’, by Vincent Delieuvin, hosted by the Research Forum, The Courtauld”

Online lecture: ‘Eroticism, emulation, and censorship: The Two Lovers by Giulio Romano,’ Barbara Furlotti, Murray Seminars on Medieval & Renaissance Art, Birkbeck, 10 February 2022, 4.45pm (GMT)

As part of the Murray Seminars on Medieval & Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, Dr Barbara Furlotti will present her online lecture ‘Eroticism, emulation, and censorship: The Two Lovers by Giulio Romano,’ at 4.45pm (GMT) on 10 February 2022. Giulio Romano (1492/1499-1546), Raphael’s favourite pupil, played a key role in the awakening of a new approachContinue reading “Online lecture: ‘Eroticism, emulation, and censorship: The Two Lovers by Giulio Romano,’ Barbara Furlotti, Murray Seminars on Medieval & Renaissance Art, Birkbeck, 10 February 2022, 4.45pm (GMT)”

Online lecture: ‘Syriac Villages in the Tur Abdin: A Microhistory of the Medieval Middle East’, Marica Cassis (University of Calgary), 15 February 2022, 12pm (EST), 5pm (GMT)

Marica Cassis, University of Calgary, considers the significance of colonialism in the study of Tur Abdin, the importance of microhistory in understanding archaeological material, and the overall underdiscussed material present in the region. While scholarly work on the churches of the Tur Abdin dates back to the work of Gertrude Bell, and subsequently continued offContinue reading “Online lecture: ‘Syriac Villages in the Tur Abdin: A Microhistory of the Medieval Middle East’, Marica Cassis (University of Calgary), 15 February 2022, 12pm (EST), 5pm (GMT)”

CFP: ‘The Traces of the Colorful Souls: Visual & Material Arts in the Chromatic Middle Ages’, 2-4 March 2022, Madrid, deadline: 1 February 2022

Organised by: Medieval Colors Network. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (CAPIRE Research Group), Freie Universität Berlin, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Università di Bologna, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Helsingin Yliopisto. In recent years, the research of the chromatic reality of the Middle Ages has received increasing attention from specialists in different academic disciplines. Fortunately, the vision of aContinue reading “CFP: ‘The Traces of the Colorful Souls: Visual & Material Arts in the Chromatic Middle Ages’, 2-4 March 2022, Madrid, deadline: 1 February 2022”

CFP: ‘Fragmented Illuminations’ online symposium, The V&A, early July 2022, deadline: 6 March 2022

With over 2,000 manuscript cuttings, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London holds one of the largest collections of this kind in the world. Cut out of Italian, Germanic, Netherlandish, French, Spanish, and English manuscripts, they range from the 12th to the 18th century, with a wealth of 15th- and 16th-century examples. They vary inContinue reading “CFP: ‘Fragmented Illuminations’ online symposium, The V&A, early July 2022, deadline: 6 March 2022”