Exhibition: The Good Life: Collecting Late Antique Art at The Met now open

The Good Life: Collecting Late Antique Art at The Met showcases the Museum’s important and rare collection of third- to eighth-century art from Egypt and reevaluates it through the lens of late antique ideas about abundance, virtue, and shared classical taste.

CFP: Interdisciplinarity in the Study of the Image (Universitat de València, 27-29 October 2021), deadline 15 June 2021

This symposium aims to promote interrelationships between disciplines for the study of the image. Concretely, we propose an approach that addresses both the meaning of the image and its cultural function in different contexts, from innovative perspectives.

Conference: Fifteenth Century Conference, University of Bristol, 2nd – 4th September 2021

The next Fifteenth Century Conference will be held at the University of Bristol from 2nd to 4th September 2021. This is planned to be an in-person event, subject to government guidelines at the time.

Online Conference: Mod Gothic? Medieval Architecture in the Modern Ages, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 1-2 July 2021

Speakers include Elizabeth Sears, Paul Binski, Lindy Grant, Eric Fernie, Zoë Opačić, Klára Benešovská, Tomasz Węcławowicz, Peter Kurmann, Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz, Alexandra Gajewski and Stephen Murray.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: ERC Advanced Grant 2020 AGRELITA (Deadline 15th June 2021)

The ERC Advanced grant project AGRELITA “The reception of ancient Greece in pre-modern French literature and illustrations of manuscripts and printed books (1320-1550): how invented memories shaped the identity of European communities”, led by Prof. Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas (Principal Investigator), is now accepting applications for 4 postdoctoral positions, starting on 1st October 2021.

Online Lecture: The Drawing Compass as a Tool of Creation in Premodern Europe, The Warburg Institute, 10th-11th June 2021, 5:30-7pm (BST)

 ‘Circular Thinking’ is an online lecture, short papers and panel discussion devoted to the drawing compass, an essential tool of premodern makers that came to represent divine Creation. Although now associated primarily with architecture, the compass was a transmedial instrument, integral to a range of artisanal operations, yet evidence of its use is relatively thin.Continue reading “Online Lecture: The Drawing Compass as a Tool of Creation in Premodern Europe, The Warburg Institute, 10th-11th June 2021, 5:30-7pm (BST)”

Online Lecture: Representing Dante’s Steps in Illuminated Manuscripts of the Divine Comedy, Lucy Donkin, Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, 30th June 4.45pm for 5pm (BST)

In the Divine Comedy, at the entrance to Purgatory, Dante encounters three steps made from stone of different colours and textures. These have attracted attention since the earliest commentaries on the poem, and are often seen as alluding to interior states, especially associated with penance. This paper understands the steps and their interpretation to reflect theContinue reading “Online Lecture: Representing Dante’s Steps in Illuminated Manuscripts of the Divine Comedy, Lucy Donkin, Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, 30th June 4.45pm for 5pm (BST)”

Online Lecture: Salvation and the Apocalypse in Santa Caterina, Galatina – eschatological narratives and Greek identity in the Salento, Maria Harvey, 26th April, 18.00–19.30 (CET)

This event will take place via Zoom and requires advance registration. Please click here to reserve your place. As she returned to the Salento in 1415/6, dowager queen of Naples and Countess of Lecce Maria d’Enghien commissioned an extensive fresco cycle in the Franciscan church of Santa Caterina, founded by her first husband three decades earlier inContinue reading “Online Lecture: Salvation and the Apocalypse in Santa Caterina, Galatina – eschatological narratives and Greek identity in the Salento, Maria Harvey, 26th April, 18.00–19.30 (CET)”

Call for Papers: Conference, Communities and Networks in Late Medieval Europe (c. 1300–1500), St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, 9th-10th September 2021, Deadline: 7th June 2021

Historical research has witnessed a rapidly growing interest in ‘networks’ since the turn of the twenty-first century. This is due not only to the utility of networks in describing interrelations between historical actors, but also to the adoption of the concepts and methodologies associated with social network analysis (SNA).  Our conference, which will take placeContinue reading “Call for Papers: Conference, Communities and Networks in Late Medieval Europe (c. 1300–1500), St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, 9th-10th September 2021, Deadline: 7th June 2021”