Call for Papers

Call for submissions: Reginald Taylor & Lord Fletcher Essay Prize, British Archaeological Association (Deadline 1 December 2021)

The British Archaeological Association invites submissions for the Reginald Taylor & Lord Fletcher Essay Prize, awarded biennially for the best unpublished essay submitted on aspects of the art, architecture or archaeology of Europe or the Mediterranean from the Roman era to the Middle Ages, or their study.

Call for Papers: ‘Traveling in the Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 1300-1500: Politics, Agency and Production of Historical Knowledge and Space’, Sessions at the Seventh Biennial Conference Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, University of Crete, Rethymnon, 11-15 July 2022 (Deadline 7 November 2021)

The panel sessions will focus on the period ca. 1300 to ca. 1500 which witnessed both the continuity of the contacts between the aforementioned worlds, as well as important changes, such as the Mamluk and the Ottoman expansion and the Renaissance movement, which caused interruptions and disruptions in cultural encounters in the eastern Mediterranean.

CFP: ‘Crafting Medieval Spain: the Torrijos ceilings in context’, For Art History 2022 Annual Conference, Deadline 1 November 2021

This session will explore the legacy of Islamic art in Europe through its medieval ceilings, many of which are dispersed as architectural fragments in contemporary museums. It will focus on the case study of the Torrijos ceilings, four monumental wooden ceilings that were commissioned in the 1490s by a couple close to the Catholic Monarchs, for their palace in Torrijos near Toledo (Spain).

CFP: Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies at Cleveland Museum of Art & Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, 24-26 March 2022, deadline 29 November 2021

The 21st annual Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies invites abstracts from current graduate students and recently graduated Masters students from all disciplines on any topic related to the long Middle Ages. We encourage proposals for innovative presentations (20 minutes) and lecture-performances (25 minutes) on the global medieval, non-Eurocentric geographies, and medievalism(s).

CFP: ‘Encountering the Sacred in Medieval Italian Spaces’, Italian Art Society, International Congress on Medieval Studies 2022, deadline 15 September 2021

This session seeks papers which investigate how medieval Italian spaces impacted experiences of the sacred. How did Christians, Jews, and Muslims experience the sacred in the spaces of medieval Italy? In what ways did navigating through medieval religious spaces, homes, governmental spaces, streets and squares, or the countryside inform encounters with the sacred?

Call for Papers: ‘Digital Methods in Preservation of Medieval Cultural Heritage: New Approaches and Technologies’, ICMS Kalamazoo, 9-14 May 2022 (Deadline 15 September 2021)

This session aims to present various methods in digital recording and presentation of medieval visual culture that has been recently developed and implemented, as well as to highlight the importance of digitization in certain groups of monuments or objects particularly vulnerable at the present moment.


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