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Conf.: The Palace Unveiled The Royal Palace in Palermo and other centres of power in the medieval Mediterranean

Assamblea regionale siciliana and Fondazione Federico II announce
International Conference
The Palace Unveiled
The Royal Palace in Palermo and other centres of power in the medieval Mediterranean

 and the
Arabo-Norman Cultural Week
 Palermo, Palazzo Reale
26 June – 1 July 2018
 Maria Andaloro Jeremy Johns Ruggero Longo William Tronzo

C15th Century Conference Programme and Registration Details

The 39th Fifteenth Century Conference will be held at the University of Reading
Thursday 6th September to Saturday 8th September
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This year’s conference will be held at the University of Reading’s ICMA Centre from Thursday 6th September to Saturday 8th September. We have a very exciting programme including sessions covering a wide range of late medieval themes, from political to art-historical; and plenary lectures from Chris Briggs, Anne Curry, Chris Given-Wilson and Elizabeth New. We will also be celebrating the fifteenth volume of The Fifteenth Century at a reception jointly hosted by Boydell & Brewer and the ICMA Centre.

Friday will include a tour of the newly re-opened Reading Abbey and its quarter, and the re-designed gallery at Reading Museum with some gems from the University of Reading’s Special Collections. A drinks reception will be held at Reading Museum before the conference dinner, will be held at the Victoria Hall in Reading’s Town Hall on the Friday evening – please remember to select this on the registration form. Registration options are available for the full three days, or for individual day registration. A special reduced fee is offered for students opting for the full three days registration.
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Conference: Illuminating the Dark Ages Manuscript Art and Knowledge in the Early Medieval World


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Thursday 28th of June

11.00    Reception, talks, and manuscript display at the University Library’s   Centre for Research Collections (CRC). Venue: 5th floor of the Main Library building, George Square.

Welcome by Rachel Hosker, Deputy Head of Special Collections (CRC).

Presentation by Aline Brodin, “From the Scriptorium to the Screen. Exploring medieval manuscripts in the digital age”.

Talks by Giulia Sagliardi, Emma Trivett and Manuel de Zubiria Rueda.

NB. A priori this event is only open to speakers and chairs (additional places will be subject to space availability).

14.00    Lunch break

15.00-15.30    General Registration. Venue: Hunter Building at Edinburgh College of Art (Lauriston Place, Ground floor)

Welcome and initial remarks (Venue: Lecture Theatre, Hunter Building)

15.30-17.00.    Session I. Manuscripts in the Christian East. Chaired by Niels Gaul.

Elijah Hixson (Edinburgh), “The lost miniatures in Codex Sinopensis(Paris, BnF, supplément grec 1286), a sixth-century copy of the Gospel of Matthew”

Ketevan Mamasakhlisi (Tbilisi), “A few theological issues from the teachings of St. Amun”

Courtney Tomaselli (Harvard), “Teach me Good Judgement and Knowledge. King David as Spiritual Father in a Byzantine Book of Psalms”

Irma Mamasakhlisi (Tbilisi), “Healing miracles of Christ from the Gelati Gospels”


17.00-18.00    Keynote I. Dr Felicity Harley-McGowan (Yale).

“Models of Suffering: The Passion miniatures of the St Augustine Gospels and their iconographic sources”

20.00    Conference dinner


Friday 29th of June

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Hunter Building at ECA (Lauriston Place).


10.00-11.15    Session II. The Insular World I. Chaired by Heather Pulliam.

Jane Geddes (Aberdeen), “The earliest portrait of St Columba: his presence at St Gallen”

Christine Kemmerich (Bonn), “The Evangelist symbols in early medieval book illumination: the Book of Durrow in context”

Tina Bawden (Berlin), “Illuminating the elements”

11.30-13.00    Session III. Carolingian Europe and Ottonian Germany. Chaired by Jesús Rodríguez Viejo.

David Ganz (Berlin), “The initials in Berlin Philips 1741”

Ivana Jakovljevic-Lemcool (Belgrade), “Zodiacal imagery in early medieval manuscripts: appropriation and transmission of the Classical motif”

Jean-Louis Walther (Independent, Switzerland), “Les Tituli de la Bible de Moutier-Grandval”

Katharina Theil (Zurich), “Interplay between Figuration and Abstraction, Inside and Outside: The Abstract Goldsmith Cover of the Reichenau Gospels”

13.00    Lunch break


15.00-16.00   Keynote II. Prof. Michele Bacci (Fribourg).

“Dynamics of Artistic Interaction in the Mediterranean World After Antiquity: A Typological Approach”


16.15-17.10    Session IV. The Insular World II. Chaired by Heather Pulliam.

Colleen Curran (Oxford), “Fair words and fairer forms: the poetic function of the illustrations in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 11”

Stephanie McGucken (Edinburgh), “Illuminating the woman in Late Anglo-Saxon England: Images of Femininity and the Female body”

17.15-18.30    Session V. The Iberian Peninsula. Chaired by Jesús Rodríguez Viejo.

Roger Collins (Edinburgh), “The Beatus Problem”

Soledad de Silva y Verástegui (Basque Country), “Bibles, the Beatus Commentary and canonic collections: Three great illustrated manuscripts from tenth-century Hispania”

Jessica Sponsler (Pennsylvania College of A&D), “In the Pure Womb of the River: The Baptism of Christ in the Girona Beatus and theological dilemmas of tenth-century Iberia”

18.30    Concluding remarks and acknowledgments.

CONF: IMS-Paris 15: Truth and Fiction/Verite et Fiction, (Paris, 28-30 Jun 18)

Centre Malher, 9 rue Malher, 75004, Paris, June 28 – 30, 2018

oc2.jpg15th annual conference of the International Medieval Society-Paris (IMS-Paris) in collaboration with the Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP) and the Centre d’Etude et de Recherches Antiques et Médiévales (CERAM), this year on the theme of “Truth and Fiction.”

Online registration is now open: (English version) or (French version).

Thursday June 28 / Jeudi 28 juin

9:00-9:45     Registration / Inscription

9:45-10:00     Welcome / Accueil

10:00-11:30     Keynote: Patrick Boucheron (College de France)
“Vérité, véridicité et effets de vérité : la leçon des fables”

11:30-12:00     Break / Pause café

12 :00-13 :30    Session 1: Discourses on Truth (history, law, literature) / Discours de vérité (histoire, droit, littérature)
Chair/présidence: Catherine Croizy-Naquet (CERAM)

Henry Ravenhall
“Discours rapporté et la ‘vérité’ de l’histoire dans la Chronique du Pseudo-Turpin”
Claire Aracil-Donnat
“Ja fable n’i metrai en pris, ançois m’en irai per le voir. Fiction et vérité dans les contes de la première Vie des Pères”
Jolanta N. Komornicka
“Ie suis morte et perdüe se vous ne m’aydez: Suborning Perjury in the Trial of Robert d’Artois”

13:30-15:00     Lunch / Pause déjeuner

15:00-16:30    Session 2: Geographical Truth & Fictions / Vérités & fictions géographiques
Chair/présidence: Emmanuelle Vagnon (LAMOP)

Peter Leonid Checkin
“Truth at the Margins of the Known World: La navigation de saint Brendan”
Levante Selaf
“La Sicambrie – une ville flottante sur la mappemonde des historiens et des romanciers médiévaux”
Margaretha Nordquist
“Conflicting Mythscapes ? Truth and Fiction in Scandinavian Fifteenth-Century Chronicles as Regnal Narratives”

16:30-17:00     Break / Pause café

17:00-18:30     Session 3: Hagiographical Truth & Fiction / Vérités & fictions hagiographiques
Chair/présidence: Bénédicte Milland-Bove (CERAM)

Karen Casbier
“Truth, Fiction and (Un)Authorized Speech in the Marian Miracle Tales”
Christelle Fairise
“La place et le rôle des sagas hagiographiques dans la prédication de l’Église en Islande: l’exemple de la Maríu saga (XIIIe-XIVe siècles)”
Raphaël Guérin
“Fiction et croyance: l’usage de l’hagiographie apostolique dans le royaume de France (VIIIe-XIIe s.)”

19:30         Dinner / Diner: Award ceremony ; remise du prix de l’IMS-Paris 2018

Friday June 29 / Vendredi 29 juin

9:30-11:00    Keynote: Maureen Boulton (University of Notre-Dame)
“Truth and Fiction in the Vernacular Lives of Christ and the Virgin (1150-1500)”

11:00-11:30    Break / Pause café

11:30-13:00     Session 4: Pregregorian Truths / Vérités pre-gregorienne
Chair/présidence: Christiane Veyrard-Cosme (CERAM)

Simon Thomson
“A cynocephalic cannibal from Canaan? Searching for ‘truth’ in the early medieval saint Christopher”
Michael Edward Moore
“Truth and Violence in the Carolingian World”
Amelie Claire Sagasser
“La législation carolingienne vis-à-vis les Juifs – entre discours politique et réalité”

13:00-14:30    Lunch / Pause déjeuner; board meeting

14:30-15:30    Session 5: Philosophical Truth & Fictions / Vérités & fictions philosophiques
Chair/présidence: Lindsey Hansen (IMS-Paris)

Dinah Wouters
“Hildegard of Bingen’s Textual Truth: Autoreferentiality and non-integumental Allegory in the Visions”
Lawrence S. Wang
“Is Truth Higher than God?: Antinomic Ontology in Meister Eckhart and Marguerite Porete”

16:00-18:30    Symposium visit / Visite (Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal)

Saturday June 30 / Samedi 30 juin

10:00-11:30    Session 6: Revealing Truth / Elévation de la vérité
Chair/présidence: Dominique Demartini (CERAM)

Francesca Canadé Sautman
“Vérité, voile, Véronique: Véronique et la Sainte Face de Robert Campin (ca. 1378-1444)”
Alexia Guzman
“Le triomphe de la vérité dans l’exemplum 26 du Comte Lucanor de don Juan Manuel”
Luke Giraudet
“Between Rumour and Reality: Writing Truth in Fifteenth-Century Parisian Journals”

11:00-11:30    Break / Pause café

11:30-13:00     Assemblée Générale

13:00-14:30    Lunch / Pause déjeuner

14:30-16:00     Session 7: Truth and the Senses / Révélation des senses
Chair/présidence: Valerie M. Wilhite (IMS-Paris)

Dafna Nissim
“Converting the Fictive into Real: Pleasure Experience as Consolidating Component in Laval’s Book of Hours”
Anne Ibos-Augé
“L’intertexte lyrique est-il garant de vérité ? L’exemple des ‘romans à insertions’ au XIIIe siècle”

16:00-16:30:     Closing Comments / Conclusion
Fanny Madeline & Marie Dejoux

19:00                   Closing Event / Apéritif

in conjunction with the / en collaboration avec le

Université Paris I—Panthéon-Sorbonne

Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne-Nouvelle

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CONF: Intercambios y conflictos (Tarragona, 17-19 July 2018)

Intercambios y conflictos en un Mediterráneo transcultural: redes, comercio y creación artística en la edad media y moderna
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and Museu d’Art Modern de la “Diputació de Tarragona”, Calle Santa Anna, 8 – 43003 Tarragona, July 17 – 19, 2018

cursos_verano-2018-web-UNEDEn este curso mostraremos la importancia del Mediterráneo como espacio de intercambios culturales y artísticos, así como de enfrentamientos y conflictos sociales durante la edad media y moderna. Mediante una visión multidisciplinar y diacrónica se estudiarán aspectos como la coexistencia de diversos credos o religiones y sus manifestaciones identitarias, el comercio como elemento de cohesión y difusión de modelos, así como las relaciones políticas y eclesiásticas entre las coronas de Castilla, Aragón, los territorios italianos y del sur de Francia mediante sus implicaciones artísticas. Esta visión diacrónica se verá completada con una actividad práctica que consistirá en una visita guiada a la ciudad de Tarragona donde se expondrá la importancia de esta urbe en el enclave mediterráneo.

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CONF: Ghent Altarpiece, 2nd International Study Day (Ghent, 11 Sep 2018)

Ghent University, Aula Academica, Voldersstraat 9, September 11, 2018

The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) and Ghent University (UGent) are pleased to announce the 2nd Ghent Altarpiece International Study Day on 11 September 2018 in Ghent. This event takes place one day before the renowned Symposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting in Brussels (12-14 September 2018).
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