Reading, Scholarship and the Art of the Book at Reading Abbey (Reading University, 17 April 2015)

Reading University, Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus, Room G10 17 April 2015, from 10am Cost: £15 (including coffee, lunch, tea and wine); £10 for students and unwaged. Please register by contacting GCMS@reading.ac.uk. Programme 10.00 registration and welcome 10.15-11.15 – Session 1: Lindy Grant (Reading); ‘Reading Abbey in a cultural and intellectual, international context’. Tessa WebberContinue reading “Reading, Scholarship and the Art of the Book at Reading Abbey (Reading University, 17 April 2015)”

Conference: Experiencing Death in Byzantium (Newcastle, 29 May 2015)

This single day conference will consider the extent to which we can approach the individual experiences surrounding death in Byzantium and the relevance they have for our knowledge of Byzantine self-understanding. How can we approach experiences that played tangible social roles and yet were so irreducible to literal language and meaning that they remained couchedContinue reading “Conference: Experiencing Death in Byzantium (Newcastle, 29 May 2015)”

Conference: Reconsidering the Origins of Portraiture (Krakow, 16-18 April 2015)

Programme of the Conference co-organized by: The Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University and The Princes Czartoryski Foundation 16-18 April, 2015, Grodzka 53, Cracow Entrance is free, all are welcome. 16 April, 2015 14.00-14.40 Welcome, Prof. Marek Walczak & Dr Mateusz Grzęda Portraying the Sovereign in the 13th and 14th Centuries 14.40-15.05 DrContinue reading “Conference: Reconsidering the Origins of Portraiture (Krakow, 16-18 April 2015)”

Conference: British Archeological Association Romanesque conference: Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimage, Oxford, 4-6 April 2016

The British Archaeological Association will hold its fourth biennial International Romanesque conference in Oxford on 4-6 April, 2016. The theme is Romanesque: Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimage, and the aim is to examine the material culture of sanctity over the period c.950-c.1200. The Conference will be held at Rewley House in Oxford from 4-6 April, 2016, with the opportunity to stay on for two days of visits to Romanesque buildings on 7-8 April.

Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians (Montréal, 19-20 March 2015)

Carrefour des Arts et des Sciences C-1017-2 Université de Montréal Pavillon Lionel-Groulx 3150, rue Jean-Brillant, Montréal, H3T 1N8 Inscription/Registration : ccmah2015@gmail.com Droit d’inscription : $15 étudiants ; $25 régulier (payable en espèces ou par chèque) Registration fee : Students $15 ; Regular $25 (payable by cash or cheque) Mercredi 18 mars / Wednesday, March 18thContinue reading “Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians (Montréal, 19-20 March 2015)”

Call for Papers: The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Bristol, 8-9 June 2015)

Where does the recent sensory turn in the Arts and Humanities leave the study of Visual Culture? Can the viewer/object model incorporate the full sensorium without imposing ocularcentrism? How has vision’s relation to the other senses been expressed and explored through the visual arts from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period? How have the sensesContinue reading “Call for Papers: The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Bristol, 8-9 June 2015)”

Call for Papers: Power of the Bishop in Western Europe 1000-1300: Episcopal Personalities

Cardiff University is pleased to announce the up-coming symposium on the episcopal office in the Middle Ages, to be held 10-12 June 2015. There is tendency in modern historiography to approach the episcopal office, its associated duties, and episcopal power and authority abstractedly, detaching the office from the personalities which brought it to life.  The conference aims toContinue reading “Call for Papers: Power of the Bishop in Western Europe 1000-1300: Episcopal Personalities”

Call for Papers: Religious identities in conflict? Coexistence, Exchanges and Confrontations in the Mediterranean in the 12th-18th centuries (University of Valencia, 7-8 May 2015)

The question of “identity”, as well as the integration of minorities under a specific legal, political and religious framework is one of the most relevant topics in international research. This conference will focus on the multidisciplinary analysis of the evolution of this trans-cultural reality, specifically on the mechanisms for integration and exclusion existing during theContinue reading “Call for Papers: Religious identities in conflict? Coexistence, Exchanges and Confrontations in the Mediterranean in the 12th-18th centuries (University of Valencia, 7-8 May 2015)”

Myths of Medieval Spain. Symposium, Courtauld Institute, 11 March

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Myths of Medieval Spain. Symposium, Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, 2-6.30, Weds 11 March 2015. Attendance is free, but spaces are limited so you must register Four papers offer new ideas on a group of well-known sculptures and manuscripts from twelfth- and thirteenth-century Spain, exploring tensions between local and international…

Call for Papers: Monastic Sciences: Medicina, Mechanica, Philosophia (Leeds University, 8-9 May 2015)

The religious of medieval Europe were in a privileged position for studying humanity’s interaction with the natural world, whether this was considering the nature of celestial bodies and the cosmos, or deepening their pharmaceutical knowledge to aid patients in the infirmary. This conference asks what unique contributions the religious made to the applied arts andContinue reading “Call for Papers: Monastic Sciences: Medicina, Mechanica, Philosophia (Leeds University, 8-9 May 2015)”