Online Lecture: Water Blood and Wine – Iconography of the Old Testament on Medieval Portable Altars, Sarah Luginbill, University of Colorado Boulder, April 22nd 2021 4pm PST/7pm EST

Sponsored by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Sarah Luginbill will deliver a lecture online from the University of Colorado Boulder on the iconography of the Old Testament on medieval portable altars. They will present their dissertation research on iconography of Abraham, Abel and Melchisedech that feature on the lids of several portable altars madeContinue reading “Online Lecture: Water Blood and Wine – Iconography of the Old Testament on Medieval Portable Altars, Sarah Luginbill, University of Colorado Boulder, April 22nd 2021 4pm PST/7pm EST”

New Publication: Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature, by Katharine Breen

In Machines of the Mind, Katharine Breen proposes that medieval personifications should be understood neither as failed novelistic characters nor as instruments of heavy-handed didacticism. She argues that personifications are instead powerful tools for thought that help us to remember andmanipulate complex ideas, testing them against existing moral and political paradigms. Specifically, different types of medievalContinue reading “New Publication: Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature, by Katharine Breen”

Online Lecture: Art in Cathedrals: Norwich Cathedral – New Perspectives in Medieval Sculpture, Rob Hawkins (Zoom, 15th April 2021 7pm)

This is the first in a new series of online lectures, Art in Cathedrals, organised by Art+Christianity. Please follow this link to book your tickets. All talks are fully illustrated and begin at 7pm fortnightly on Thursday evenings, beginning on April 15th. A full programme of events is listed below. Rob Hawkin’s will discuss theContinue reading “Online Lecture: Art in Cathedrals: Norwich Cathedral – New Perspectives in Medieval Sculpture, Rob Hawkins (Zoom, 15th April 2021 7pm)”

Online Conference: ‘Until Death do us Part: Historical Perspectives on Death and those Left Behind, c.1300-c.1900’, Royal Holloway, 15-16 April 2021

Royal Holloway, University of London, will host an online conference on the theme of historical perspectives on the impact death and dying had on those left behind. The keynote speakers for ‘Until Death’ are Professor Julie Marie-Strange (Durham University) and Dr Jessica Barker (Courtauld Institute of Art). The conference will take place on MS TeamsContinue reading “Online Conference: ‘Until Death do us Part: Historical Perspectives on Death and those Left Behind, c.1300-c.1900’, Royal Holloway, 15-16 April 2021”

Virtual Book Launch: County Durham Pevsner, a new revision by Martin Roberts, 31 March 2021

The Paul Mellon Centre at Yale University present an online launch of Martin Roberts’ new revision of the County Durham volume of the Pevsner Architectural Guides. The event will take place on 31st March 2021, 6-7.30pm, via Zoom. The author will discuss the project in conversation with Simon Bradley, joint editor of the Pevsner ArchitecturalContinue reading “Virtual Book Launch: County Durham Pevsner, a new revision by Martin Roberts, 31 March 2021”

Online Conference: ‘Reviving the Trinity: New Perspectives on 15th-Century Scottish Culture’, University of Edinburgh, 27 March 2021

This Virtual Symposium comprises a full day of papers presenting new research on all aspects of the Trinity Altarpiece and Collegiate Church.

Essay Prize: International Center of Medieval Art, deadline 7 March 2021

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) wishes to announce its annual Graduate Student Essay Award for the best essay by a student member of the ICMA.  The theme or subject of the essay may be any aspect of medieval art, and can be drawn from current research.  Eligible essays must be produced while aContinue reading “Essay Prize: International Center of Medieval Art, deadline 7 March 2021”

Grant: ICMA Student Travel Grants, deadline 7 March 2021

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) offers grants for graduate students in the early stages of their dissertation research, enabling beginning scholars to carry out foundational investigations at archives and sites. Winners will be granted $3,000, and if needed, officers of the ICMA will contact institutions and individuals who can help the awardees gainContinue reading “Grant: ICMA Student Travel Grants, deadline 7 March 2021”

Online Lecture: ‘Ritual and Politics in Early Rus’ with Dr. Alexandra Vukovich, 4 March 2021, 3-4pm (EST)

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, is pleased to announce its next lecture: “Ritual and Politics in Early Rus.” Dr. Alexandra Vukovich, University of Oxford, will discuss the ceremonies and rituals of Rus in the pre-Mongol period. March 4, 2021 | Zoom | 3:00–4:00Continue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Ritual and Politics in Early Rus’ with Dr. Alexandra Vukovich, 4 March 2021, 3-4pm (EST)”

Online Event: Interview with Ephraim Shoham-Steiner on “Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe,” Fordham University, 17 February, 2021

Join Fordham University’s Center for Jewish Studies on Wednesday, 17 February at 1:00pm EST for an interview with Ephraim Shoham-Steiner on his recently published book Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe. Hosted by Fordham University and the New York Public Library,  Ephraim will be in conversation with Fordham history professors Nicholas Paul and Magda Teter.  Shoham-Steiner isContinue reading “Online Event: Interview with Ephraim Shoham-Steiner on “Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe,” Fordham University, 17 February, 2021″