New Publication: Practical Horsemanship in Medieval Arthurian Romance, by Anastasija Ropa

The figure of a knight on horseback is the emblem of medieval chivalry. Much has been written on the ideology and practicalities of knighthood as portrayed in medieval romance, especially Arthurian romance, and it is surprising that so little attention was hitherto granted to the knight’s closest companion, the horse. This study examines the horseContinue reading “New Publication: Practical Horsemanship in Medieval Arthurian Romance, by Anastasija Ropa”

Call for papers: Horse History Sessions, International Medieval Congress, deadline: 1 September 2019

‘…the most impressive thing in the world [is] an armoured knight on horseback’ wrote Luis Zapata de Chaves in his late 16th-century treatise Del Justador. Recent flourishing of studies in horse history proves that horses not only at the core of pre-modern society but that they make an important part of medieval studies today.

Why Put Artwork All Over Your Document? Querying Illuminated Charters

Why would you want to insert penworked letters, gold-leaf and illuminations on your legal document: company statues, a contract, a grant of land or even an indulgence? This may seem like a waste of time in the modern business context, but in the medieval culture visuals carried their own significance. The messages could be multiple.Continue reading “Why Put Artwork All Over Your Document? Querying Illuminated Charters”

New Publication: Illuminated Charters: Essays from Diplomatic, Art History and Digital Humanities, edited by Gabriele Bartz und Markus Gneiß

2018, Ca. 520 S. 116 s/w- und 75 farb. Abb. 23.5 x 15.5 cm Preis: ca. € 70.00 [D]  |   ca. € 70.00 [A] 978-3-412-51108-1 Illuminierte Urkunden sind lange Zeit als Stiefkinder der Forschung behandelt worden. Nicht zuletzt durch den Einsatz digitaler Hilfsmittel sind sie im vergangenen Jahrzehnt zunehmend in das Licht der Öffentlichkeit getreten. Das neuContinue reading “New Publication: Illuminated Charters: Essays from Diplomatic, Art History and Digital Humanities, edited by Gabriele Bartz und Markus Gneiß”

Call for papers for session papers on medieval equestrian history at IMC Leeds 2019

‘Your horse won’t eat any oats, nor will he be bled until I get my revenge’ threatens his lady Orgeuilleux de la Lande, making his displeasure evident by abusing the lady’s horse. Horses were vital agents in daily life throughout the medieval period, but with the advent of technology in the twentieth century, they haveContinue reading “Call for papers for session papers on medieval equestrian history at IMC Leeds 2019”

CFP: Re-defining the Monster

Call for Papers for Special Session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS 2019) May 9 to 12, 2019 Western Michigan University The proposed session will discuss and debate on the various definitions of the concept of the “monster.” Defining the monster is a challenge. Monsters and monstrosity-related aspects have been topics of academicContinue reading “CFP: Re-defining the Monster”

CFP: Visualizing Women in the Apocrypha

Call for Papers for Special Session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS 2019) May 9 to 12, 2019 Western Michigan University The proposed session is devoted to the construction and visualization of women as reflected in apocryphal sources with the aim of bringing into attention this generally neglected topic/sources which seem to beContinue reading “CFP: Visualizing Women in the Apocrypha”

New Publication: L’iconographie du Livre du Cœur d’amour épris de René d’Anjou, by Rose-Marie Ferré

Informations pratiques : Rose-Marie Ferré, L’iconographie du Livre du Cœur d’amour épris de René d’Anjou, Turnhout, Brepols, 2018 (Répertoire Iconographique de la Littérature du Moyen Age, 6). 145 p., 70 colour ill., 156 x 234 mm, 2018 ISBN: 978-2-503-58002-9 Prix: EUR 60, 00 Le cycle iconographique quasiment complet du Livre du Cœeur d’amour épris est iciContinue reading “New Publication: L’iconographie du Livre du Cœur d’amour épris de René d’Anjou, by Rose-Marie Ferré”

CFP: Rutgers Art Review Volume 36

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Deadline: Sep 15, 2018 Call for Papers and Digital Projects Rutgers Art Review, a journal of graduate research in art history, hereby invites all current graduate students, as well as professionals who have completed their doctoral degree within the past year, to submit papers for its 36th edition. PapersContinue reading “CFP: Rutgers Art Review Volume 36”

Job: Dissertant/in, Kunst des hohen Mittelalters, Universitaet Salzburg, deadline 11 July 2018

Application deadline: Jul 11, 2018 GZ A 0105/1-2018 Am  Fachbereich  Kunst-,  Musik-  und  Tanzwissenschaft,  Abteilung  Kunstgeschichte der UNI Salzburg gelangt  die  Stelle  eines/r  wissenschaftlichen  Mitarbeiters/in  im  Forschungs-  und  Lehrbetrieb  gemäß  UG  und  Angestelltengesetz  mit einem/r  Universitätsassistenten/in  gem.  §  26  Kollektivvertrag der  Universitäten (Dissertant/in) zur Besetzung. (Verwendungsgruppe B1; das monatliche Mindestentgelt für  diese  Verwendung  beträgt  € Continue reading “Job: Dissertant/in, Kunst des hohen Mittelalters, Universitaet Salzburg, deadline 11 July 2018”