Online Lecture: ‘Go Forth and Learn’ The Artist Joel Ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript, Fordham University & Les Enluminures, October 22, 1:00 PM (ET)

Watch a short video here to see an introduction to the newly discovered manuscript. Born in Germany, where he trained as an artist and scribe and from where he was probably expelled, Joel ben Simeon spent most of his itinerant career in the book arts in northern Italy.  We perhaps know more about him –Continue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Go Forth and Learn’ The Artist Joel Ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript, Fordham University & Les Enluminures, October 22, 1:00 PM (ET)”

Online Lecture: Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World (7 Oct 2020, 12:30pm EST)

Presented by Silsila at New York University, tune in Wednesday, October 7th for a lecture by François-Xavier Fauvelle (Collège de France). “Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World” will be the second lecture in Silsila’s Fall 2020 lectures series, Islam in Africa: Material Histories. Registration is required. Please click hereContinue reading “Online Lecture: Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World (7 Oct 2020, 12:30pm EST)”

Online Lecture: ‘The Impostor Sea: Fraud in the Medieval Mediterranean’ by Dr. Hussein Fancy, 29 September 2020, 5:30pm (EST)

The Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University, New York City, sponsors many events throughout the year to encourage increased interest, knowledge, and study of the Middle Ages. In light of covid-19, their Fall 2020 lecture series is now virtual. Join the Center for its first virtual lecture of the semester on Tuesday, September 29Continue reading “Online Lecture: ‘The Impostor Sea: Fraud in the Medieval Mediterranean’ by Dr. Hussein Fancy, 29 September 2020, 5:30pm (EST)”

Fellowships: The Bibliographical Society of America

The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) is accepting applications for multiple fellowship opportunities. The BSA funds a number of fellowships to promote inquiry and research in books and other textual artifacts in both traditional and emerging formats. Projects may include establishing a text or studying the history of book or manuscript production, publication, distribution, collecting,Continue reading “Fellowships: The Bibliographical Society of America”

New Publication: The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture

Conservators Michele Marincola and Lucretia Kargère have published a new volume on the history, theory, and practice of the conservation of medieval sculpture. Medieval polychrome wood sculptures are highly complex objects, bearers of histories that begin with their original carving and adornment and continue through long centuries of repainting, deterioration, restoration, and conservation. Abundantly illustrated,Continue reading “New Publication: The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture”

New Issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

The Autumn 2020 issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture (Kenyon College) is out now. As always, online access to Peregrinations is free and available to all interested students and scholars. The current issue features articles highlighting shifts in medieval iconography and its various interpretations. Six book reviews are also included. To accessContinue reading “New Issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture”

The ICMA’s Statement On Executive Orders Regarding Monuments

On July 31, 2020, the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) released its official statement regarding current discourses on the creation, history, reception, and destruction of monuments. The Statement also reflects on Executive Orders concerning classical and Federal architecture and its promotion and reception in America. To read the statement in full, please visit theContinue reading “The ICMA’s Statement On Executive Orders Regarding Monuments”

News: Canterbury Cathedral Free entry for all visitors – until Sunday 12 July 2020

Canterbury Cathedral’s free entry to all visitors offer continues until Sunday 12 July, after this, kids go free with reduced prices for adults until 31 August. All tickets must be pre-booked online via our website. They’ve introduced a range of new safety measures to ensure your wellbeing, including one-way routes, enhanced cleaning regimes, hand sanitiser stations, distancedContinue reading “News: Canterbury Cathedral Free entry for all visitors – until Sunday 12 July 2020”