Call for Papers

CFP: Dark Archives 20/20: A Conference on the Medieval Unread & Unreadable (8-10 September 2020), deadline 31 July 2020

Dark Archives 20/20 therefore invites researchers from around the world to address a basic question underscored by our current physical isolation: if we no longer have access to the original sources, only to (overwhelmingly digital) copies, what of the medieval do we still possess, and what more might we thereby uncover?

CFP: 8th Days of Justinian I, Skopje (November 13–14, 2020), deadline 10 August 2020

The International scientific symposium “Days of Justinian I” is an annual interdisciplinary scholarly forum aimed at the presentation of the latest research followed by discussions on various aspects of Byzantine and Medieval Studies before 1500; this includes the treatment and interpretation of cultural, historical and spiritual heritage in contemporary modern Europe.

Call for Session Proposals: 7th Cycle of Medieval Studies June 2021, NUME Research Group on Latin Middle Ages, deadline 4 October 2020

The goal is to offer a broad overview of the current situation of Italian and international medievalist studies. Issues which are related to many different aspects of the medieval period (V-XV century) can be addressed: history, philosophy, politics, literature, art, archeology, material culture, new technologies applied to medieval studies and so on.

CFP: Women Worth Remembering: Female Models from Antiquity in the Visual Arts, c. 1350-c. 1650, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (Dublin, 7-10 Apr 21), deadline 2 August 2020

This panel seeks to explore the impact that these models from antiquity had on the developing notion of female identity between the late Middle Ages and the early modern period. It also aims to investigate more extensively the related iconographic tradition which, despite several recent scholarly publications and exhibitions, remains unevenly explored.

CFP: The Medieval Eschatology, Santiago de Compostela, deadline 1 April 2021

Eschatology is one of the central components of medieval Christian culture. The end of the world, the Last Judgment, salvation, Messianism, the Antichrist, the Apocalypticism and millenarianism are inescapable elements in what we may generally describe as “Medieval eschatology”. Deadline for submission of proposals is open to April 1, 2021.

Call for Papers: The Virgin as Auctoritas: The Authority of the Virgin Mary and female moral–doctrinal authority in the Middle Ages (Session sponsored by ICMA), Association for Art History Annual Conference, deadline 19 October 2020

This session aims at exploring a fundamental issue: female authority through the lens of visual/material culture. It involves prominently the Virgin Mary – as well as figures of female authority in the medieval world – because in the late decades of the 20th century, feminist thinkers pointed at the ‘negative model’ offered by the Virgin Mary since for centuries she had been branded by the Catholic Church as a role model for modesty, submission and virginity.

Call for Papers: Caused Selves: Embodying the Material World in the Middle Ages, Seminar Series at Sewanee Medieval, deadline: 1 Oct 2020

This seminar stages a conversation about the Middle Ages’ varied tactics for embodying the material world, both in medicine and in other spheres. We’ll inquire into the entailments and possibilities of the Middle Ages’ multiplicitously “caused selves,” especially as these were understood to participate in physical, material environments.

Call for Papers: Privilege and Position, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, deadline: 1 October 2020

The Forty-Sixth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, April 9-10, 2021 The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites abstracts for papers engaging with privilege and position in global medieval cultures. Possibilities might include the histories of ecclesiastical or royal hierarchy, the production of artistic forms, analysis of international trade, the literature of class, status,Continue reading “Call for Papers: Privilege and Position, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, deadline: 1 October 2020”

CFP: ‘Lexicographic Studies of Arts’ Session at The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2021, deadline July 15 2020

This panel aims to bring together coordinators of digital projects – completed or in progress – around the lexicon and the scientific edition of texts of artistic or technical literature, with researchers who have adopted this terminological approach to analyze in an innovative way well known or unpublished texts, related to the production, the practiceContinue reading “CFP: ‘Lexicographic Studies of Arts’ Session at The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2021, deadline July 15 2020”

CFP: Histoire et transmission de la ‘Passio imaginis Salvatoris’, deadline 1 September 2020

La Passio imaginis Salvatoris est la première réitération de l’accusation de déicide imputée aux juifs (787). Repris et répété sans relâche, traversant au fils du temps des registres fort divers de la production littéraire, de la liturgie romaine et byzantine (avant 1000), en passant par les miracles de la Vierge du nord de la France (avant 1200),Continue reading “CFP: Histoire et transmission de la ‘Passio imaginis Salvatoris’, deadline 1 September 2020”

CFP: New Perspectives on Italian Art, Italian Art Society sponsored session, Renaissance Society of America 67th Annual Meeting, deadline 13 July 2020

This is a sponsored session by the Italian Art Society for the Renaissance Society of America 67th Annual Meeting in Dublin, Ireland on 7–10 April 2021. This session aims to create a space for emerging scholars (recent Ph.D.s or Ph.D. candidates) of Italian art to present their work. Proposals on any area of Italian earlyContinue reading “CFP: New Perspectives on Italian Art, Italian Art Society sponsored session, Renaissance Society of America 67th Annual Meeting, deadline 13 July 2020”

CFP: ‘Hidden Gems’ Virtual Conference, ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design, deadline 1 July 2020

“Hidden Gems” Virtual Conference ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design 15–16 October 2020 The 2020 Annual Conference and General Assembly of ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design was meant to take place in Lisbon, Portugal, in October of 2020. Due to the COVID-19Continue reading “CFP: ‘Hidden Gems’ Virtual Conference, ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design, deadline 1 July 2020”

CFP: Worked in Stone, deadline 30th June 2020

Worked in Stone: Early Medieval Sculpture in its International ContextSaturday 11th Sept to Wednesday 15th Sept 2021Durham University, UK Early medieval stone sculptures that survive across Europe at the wayside, in architectural settings, in churches and graveyards, are an exceptional source for understanding the aesthetics and beliefs of early medieval communities. Standing crosses, inscribed stones,Continue reading “CFP: Worked in Stone, deadline 30th June 2020”

CFP: BAA Post-Graduate Conference, deadline 31st July 2020

Abstract deadline: 31st July 2020 BAA Post-Graduate Conference, Saturday 28th November 2020The Gallery at Alan Baxter, 77 Cowcross St, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 6EL / potentially virtual The BAA invites proposals by postgraduates and early career researchers in the field of medieval history of art, architecture, and archaeology. Papers can be on any aspect of the medievalContinue reading “CFP: BAA Post-Graduate Conference, deadline 31st July 2020”

CFP: Materiality and Conversion

Materiality and Conversion: The Role of Material and Visual Cultures in the Christianization of the Latin West November 30 – December 1, 2020 The Center for Early Medieval Studies at Masaryk University invites you to submit to their call for papers on material and visual culture in the early medieval Mediterranean. Please submit your proposalsContinue reading “CFP: Materiality and Conversion”

CFP: Within and Without the Manuscript, deadline 22 May 2020

Within and without the manuscript: interactions between illumination and the other arts Université de Lausanne October 22nd-23rd, 2020 Due April 19, 2020 May 22, 2020 Since at least the 1960s, book illumination has been fully recognized as an important sector of the arts and as an integral part of the historical studies of the book.Continue reading “CFP: Within and Without the Manuscript, deadline 22 May 2020”

CFP: Medieval Passions and Proclivities, Deadline 5 June, 2020

Southeastern Medieval Association, 2020 Conference Spartanburg, South Carolina November 5-7, 2020 Hosted by Wofford and Converse Colleges Plenary Speakers: Michelle M. Sauer, University of North Dakota Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University The Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) will hold its 2020 conference on November 5-7, 2020, with the theme of “Medieval Passions and Proclivities.” ProposalsContinue reading “CFP: Medieval Passions and Proclivities, Deadline 5 June, 2020”

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