Conference: Movement in Medieval Art and Architecture, 20th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 7 Feb 2015

20th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium 10.10 – 17.30, Saturday 7 February 2015 (with registration from 09.40) Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN Pilgrimage, wars and trade are key components of the Middle Ages and all embody movement. This colloquium aims at exploring the importance ofContinue reading “Conference: Movement in Medieval Art and Architecture, 20th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 7 Feb 2015”

Call for papers: Ninth International Conference of Iconographic Studies: Icons and iconology (June 1-4, 11-13 2015, Rijeka, Croatia and Clinton, MA)

Deadline for paper proposals: February 15, 2015 University of Rijeka, Center for Iconographic Studies (Croatia) Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA (USA) The American University of Rome (Italy) The Institute for the Study of Culture and Christianity, Belgrade (Serbia) in cooperation with Harvard University (USA)  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Gregorian Pontifical UniversityContinue reading “Call for papers: Ninth International Conference of Iconographic Studies: Icons and iconology (June 1-4, 11-13 2015, Rijeka, Croatia and Clinton, MA)”

Conference review: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)

Search for “microarchitecture conference” on Google, and you will mostly be returned results concerning gatherings of computer programmers. This would doubtless make the concept of a conference on medieval microarchitecture entertaining to many. Even ignoring this parallel nomenclature, the sort of microarchitecture art historians are interested in is not an easy concept to explain, andContinue reading “Conference review: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)”

Conference review: Commemoration of the Dead: new approaches, new perspectives, new material (15 November 2014)

There was a packed conference room in the newly-refurbished Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, as eager members of the Church Monuments and Monumental Brass Societies gathered to hear about new approaches to incised brass memorials. As a sequel of sorts to a conference reconsidering approaches to funerary monuments on the half-centenary of Panofsky’sContinue reading “Conference review: Commemoration of the Dead: new approaches, new perspectives, new material (15 November 2014)”

Call For Papers: Reconsidering the Origins of Portraiture (The Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 16-18 April 2015)

 Deadline for sending abstracts: 15 January, 2015 Thanks to extensive research and exhibitions in recent years our knowledge and understanding of portraiture in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance has deepened significantly. Many detailed studies have problematised this genre and departed from a portrait’s simple equation with a mimetically accurate likeness. Current interpretations showContinue reading “Call For Papers: Reconsidering the Origins of Portraiture (The Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 16-18 April 2015)”

Call for papers: Between Heaven and Earth: Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600 (Courtauld Institute of Art, 9 May 2015)

Deadline for CFP, 2 February 2015 Third Annual Renaissance Symposium at the Courtauld Institute of Art In recent years, the artistic commissions of ecclesiastic and lay patrons – both individual and collective – have been a fruitful area of scholarship. Research addressing issues of sacred space, devotional practice, and the materiality of extant objects hasContinue reading “Call for papers: Between Heaven and Earth: Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600 (Courtauld Institute of Art, 9 May 2015)”

Call for papers: Villes/Cities – 12th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society, Paris (25 -27 June 2015)

Villes/Cities 12th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society, Paris Dates: 25 -27 June 2015, Paris, France Deadline for Abstracts: 30 January 2015 UPDATE: Programme now available Centre Malher, 9 rue Malher, 75004 Paris, France, June 25 – 27, 2015 Registration deadline: Jun 12, 2015 Villes/Cities 12th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society (Paris), presented inContinue reading “Call for papers: Villes/Cities – 12th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society, Paris (25 -27 June 2015)”

Conference: Religion, Art and Conflict: Disputes, destruction and creation (Courtauld Institute, 5-6 December 2014)

Although not a medieval conference per se, we think our readers will enjoy these two days on Religion, Art and Conflict at the Courtauld Institute in December, with sessions on manuscripts, historiographical reception of medieval art, and more besides. Tickets (£26, £16 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) can be ordered here. Throughout history religion andContinue reading “Conference: Religion, Art and Conflict: Disputes, destruction and creation (Courtauld Institute, 5-6 December 2014)”

CFP: Agency of Things: New Perspectives on European Art of the Fourteenth–Sixteenth Centuries (Warsaw, 11 – 12 June 2015)

Call for Papers: Agency of Things: New Perspectives on European Art of the Fourteenth – Sixteenth Centuries Warsaw, 11 – 12 June 2015 Deadline: 30 November 2014 Co-organized by Institute of History of Art, University of Warsaw and National Museum in Warsaw. Invited speakers: Prof. Susie Nash (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London) Prof. AndrewContinue reading “CFP: Agency of Things: New Perspectives on European Art of the Fourteenth–Sixteenth Centuries (Warsaw, 11 – 12 June 2015)”

CFP: Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge, 9-11 July 2015)

Call for Papers: Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-1800.  University of Cambridge, 9-11 July 2015  Deadline: 7 January 2015 Across faiths and regions and throughout the world, the home was a centre for devotion in the early modern period. Holy books, prayer mats, candlesticks, inscriptions, icons, altars, figurines of saints and deities, paintings, prints and textilesContinue reading “CFP: Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge, 9-11 July 2015)”