Call For Editors: Histoire de l’art editorial board, deadline: 19 December, 2021

The journal Histoire de l’art is looking for a member specializing in medieval art history and a member specializing in modern art history for its editorial board. The journal is dedicated to the publication of articles by young researchers, thus established in a dialogue with more experienced researchers who support them. Along with the other members of the editorialContinue reading “Call For Editors: Histoire de l’art editorial board, deadline: 19 December, 2021”

Call For Papers:“False Dichotomy: Sacred & Secular in the Middle Ages”,9th Annual Medieval Studies Colloquium at UW–Madison, deadline: 31 December, 2021

The Medieval Studies Colloquium is an annual event which takes place on UW–Madison’s campus each spring. The Colloquium offers an opportunity for graduate students in multiple disciplines to present their research in the various fields of medieval studies, share and receive feedback, and participate in discussion on topics of interest with peers from a wider,Continue reading “Call For Papers:“False Dichotomy: Sacred & Secular in the Middle Ages”,9th Annual Medieval Studies Colloquium at UW–Madison, deadline: 31 December, 2021″

Call For Papers: Rhythms and Resonances. Sounding Objects in the Middle Ages. Deadline 15 January 2022

Call for PapersConference at the German Center for Art History – DFK Paris (and online)May 19–20, 2022 Organization:Philippe Cordez (Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art – DFK Paris)Rebecca Müller (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)Joanna Olchawa (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) According to ancient legend, one day Pythagoras was walking past a forge and heard four hammers pounding irons on anContinue reading “Call For Papers: Rhythms and Resonances. Sounding Objects in the Middle Ages. Deadline 15 January 2022”

New Publication: Harmony in Bright Colors. Memling’s God the Father with Singing and Music-Making Angels Restored

Includes a CD with a compilation of representative fifteenth-century musical pieces performed on reconstructed versions of the instruments shown in Memling’s panels. Hans Memling’s God the Father with Singing and Music-making Angels formed the upper register of an enormous polyptych painted for the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria la Real in Nájera, Spain. The three large panelContinue reading “New Publication: Harmony in Bright Colors. Memling’s God the Father with Singing and Music-Making Angels Restored”

Podcast Episodes: Les Enluminures, Sacred Measurements (Episode 33) and Feasts (Episode 34)

Episode 33 – Sacred MeasurementsMedieval measurement developed as a bodily reference tool, often relying on an object’s relationship to the human body to determine its size, scale or weight. Today, measurement may seem like a natural part of our lives, but have you ever wondered how a unit of space or volume was developed? WhatContinue reading “Podcast Episodes: Les Enluminures, Sacred Measurements (Episode 33) and Feasts (Episode 34)”

New Publication: The Ghent Altarpiece, Research and Conservation of the Interior: The Lower Register

Written by: G. Steyaert, M. Postec, J. Sanyova, H. Dubois With observations, research and documents by:Painting Conservators-Restorers: K. Froyen, N. Laquière, L. Mortiaux, F. Rosier, B. Devolder, C. de BoulardChemical Research Scientists: G. Van der Snickt, F. Mederos-Henry, C. Glaude, F. Vanmeert, S. De Meyer, S. Legrand, A.  Coudray, S. Kuckova, K. JanssensSpecialists in Scientific Imagery and Photography:Continue reading “New Publication: The Ghent Altarpiece, Research and Conservation of the Interior: The Lower Register”

Job Opportunity: Project Cataloguer, Curious Cures in Cambridge Libraries Project (Deadline: 2 January 2022)

Curious Cures in Cambridge Libraries is a two-year project funded by the Wellcome Trust that will make approximately 8,000 unedited medical recipes in over 180 medieval manuscripts discoverable to researchers worldwide.  We are looking for three Project cataloguers (two full time, one part time) to work to develop a groundbreaking resource that will transform the abilityContinue reading “Job Opportunity: Project Cataloguer, Curious Cures in Cambridge Libraries Project (Deadline: 2 January 2022)”

New Publication: The Corpse in the Middle Ages: Embalming, Cremating, and the Cultural Construction of the Dead Body by Romedio Schmitz-Esser

To what extent are the dead truly dead? In medieval society, corpses were assigned special functions and meanings in several different ways. They were still present in the daily life of the family of the deceased, and could even play active roles in the life of the community. Taking the materiality of death as aContinue reading “New Publication: The Corpse in the Middle Ages: Embalming, Cremating, and the Cultural Construction of the Dead Body by Romedio Schmitz-Esser”

Online Lecture: ‘Medieval Fabergé: African Ostrich Eggs, Global Currency’, with Krisztina Ilko, The Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, 14 December 2021 5:00-6:30pm (GMT)

This talk examines the ostrich eggs suspended above Duccio’s Maestà at the late medieval main altar of Siena cathedral, through the lens of cultural exchange. In doing so, it sheds new light on such eggs, which it suggests were a material currency from Africa which served ritual purposes and which traversed expanding global arenas. ByContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Medieval Fabergé: African Ostrich Eggs, Global Currency’, with Krisztina Ilko, The Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, 14 December 2021 5:00-6:30pm (GMT)”

Exhibition: North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox, The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, 3 December 2021–18 April 2022

About the exhibition North Sea Crossings tells the story of Anglo-Dutch exchanges through beautiful medieval manuscripts, early prints, maps, animal stories and other treasures from the Bodleian’s collections. For centuries the North Sea has been a highway connecting Britain with its Dutch neighbours, a mere 33 kilometres away at its closest point. Focusing on theContinue reading “Exhibition: North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox, The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, 3 December 2021–18 April 2022”