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BAA Post-Graduate Conference – Saturday 23rd November 2019

Join us for the first British Archaeological Association Post-graduate Conference.

We are excited to present a diverse conference which includes postgraduates and early career researchers in the fields of medieval history of art, architecture, and archaeology.

The BAA postgraduate conference offers an opportunity for research students at all levels from universities across the UK and abroad to present their research and exchange ideas with fellow members of the BAA.



  • BAA Student Member Ticket – Free
  • Student Ticket – £5.00
  • Non-Student Ticket – £10.00

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Conference Programme

9:30am – 9:50am – Registration


9:50am – 10:00am – Welcome


10:00am – 11:20am – Cultural imagination and Identity

Chair: Professor Sandy Heslop, University of East Anglia

Ryan Low (Harvard University)Seeing Identity in Crusader Colonial Ceramics

Netta Clavner (Birkbeck University of London)Defining Social Order: The Civic Scene of Medieval Bristol

Lily Hawker-Yates (Christ Church Canterbury University)Interpretations of Barrows in Later Medieval England


11:20am – 11:40am – Refreshment Break


11:40 am – 12:40pm – Landscape and Urban Space 

Chair: Dr Alexandra Gajewski, The Burlington Magazine/Institute of Historical Research, London

Dana Katz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)The Lake Effect: An Environmental Case Study of Landscape Transformation at the Royal Parkland of La Favara in Medieval Sicily

Richard Nevell (University of Exeter)The Archaeology of Destruction in the Middle Ages


12:40pm -13:40pm – Lunch (provided)


13:45pm – 15:00pm – Iconography and Interpretation

Chair: Dr Emily Guerry, University of Kent

Dustin S. Aaron (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)Revisiting the Meaning of Mouths on the Austro-Bavarian Frontier

Innocent Smith, op (Universität Regensburg)Representatio Representationis: Depictions of the Mass in 13th-century Missals

Muriel Araujo Lima (University of São Paulo)Sinful Nature: Creation Cycles, Moralizing Content and Figurative Exegesis in Medieval Bestiaries


15:00pm – 15:15pm – Refreshment Break


15:15pm – 16:15pm – Visualising the Cult of Saints

Chair: Professor Michael Michael, Research Fellow, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

Angela Websdale (University of Kent), The Cult of Saint Edward the Confessor and the Influence of Westminster Palace and Henry III’s Maison Dieu at Ospringe upon the Gothic Wall Paintings in Faversham

Katie Toussaint-Jackson (University of Kent)The Wall Paintings of Horsham St Faith and their Medieval Modifications


16:15pm – 16:30pm – Comfort Break


16:30pm – 17:45pm – Sculptures and Masons: Artistic agency, patronage and construction

Chair: John McNeill, Hon. Secretary, BAA

Aurora Corio (University of Genova)Lombard Sculptors in Western Tuscany at the heart of the Duecento: The case of St. Martino in Lucca

Teresa Martínez (Instituto de Historia, CCHS-CSIC/ University of Warwick)The petrification of Zamora: A specific answer to general questions about Construction and Society in the Middle Ages.


17:45pm – 18:00pm – Closing Remarks


NB: We will be providing a light lunch and refreshments to all attending. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements:


  • BAA Student Member Ticket – Free
  • Student Ticket – £5.00
  • Non-Student Ticket – £10.00

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PhD / postdoctoral positions: Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome (deadline 15 July 2018)

Subject: JOB: Doktoranden-/Postdoktorandenstellen, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rom

Rom (Italien)
Application deadline: Jul 15, 2018

An der Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte sind in der Abteilung von Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt mehrere

für promovierende und promovierte KunsthistorikerInnen

zu besetzen. Die Nachwuchsstellen sind zunächst auf ein Jahr befristet, können aber im Fall von Promovierenden auf maximal drei und im Fall von Postdocs auf maximal zwei Jahre verlängert werden. Ein Bezug zu den aktuellen Schwerpunkten der Abteilung wird begrüßt: Kunstgeschichte Süditaliens vom Mittelalter bis zur frühen Neuzeit, insbesondere Neapel, Episteme der Kartographie sowie Film. Weitere Informationen über das wissenschaftliche Programm der Abteilungen finden sich auf der Website des Instituts. Ein überdurchschnittlicher Hochschulabschluss in Kunstgeschichte wird vorausgesetzt und eine aktive Teilnahme an den Aktivitäten des Instituts erwartet.

Die Bewerbungsunterlagen sollten folgende Unterlagen enthalten:
– Lebenslauf
– Exposé des Forschungsprojekts mit Bibliographie und Arbeitsplan
– Referenzen, bitte keine Empfehlungsschreiben

Bei Vorliegen der entsprechenden persönlichen Voraussetzungen bieten wir Promovierenden einen Fördervertrag, der die wissenschaftliche Freiheit eines Stipendiums mit der Sicherheit eines Arbeitsvertrags verbindet. Postdocs erhalten einen befristeten Arbeitsvertrag. Beide Vertragsarten lehnen sich hinsichtlich der Entgeltzahlung an den Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund) unter Einschluss der üblichen Sozialleistungen an. Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft will den Anteil von Frauen in den Bereichen erhöhen, in denen sie unterrepräsentiert sind. Frauen werden deshalb ausdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben. Ferner hat sich die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zum Ziel gesetzt, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Bewerbungen in einem PDF bis zum 15.07.2018 an:, Kennwort Nachwuchsstellen Abteilung III.

Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (Direktorin)
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Via Gregoriana 28, I–00187 Roma

— English Translation —

Rome (Italy)
Application deadline: 15 July 2018

are the Max Planck Institute of Art History in the Department of Prof. Dr. – at the Bibliotheca Hertziana Tanja Michalsky as soon as possible more

junior positions
for-promoting and doctorate art historians

to occupy. The junior positions are initially limited to one year but can be extended in the case of doctoral students to a maximum of three and in the case of postdocs to a maximum of two years. A reference to the current focus of the department is welcomed: art history of southern Italy from the Middle Ages to the early modern period, especially Naples, Episteme cartography and film. For more information on the scientific program of the departments can be found on the Institute’s website. An above-average degree in art history is required and expected to actively participate in the activities of the Institute.

The application should include the following documents:
– Curriculum vitae
– Expose the research project with bibliography and work plan
References, please no letters of recommendation –

If the relevant personal conditions we offer doctoral students a sponsorship contract linking the scientific freedom of a scholarship with the security of an employment contract. Postdocs receive a fixed-term contract. Both types of contracts lean (TVöD Confederation) including the usual social benefits in terms of remuneration payment to the collective agreement of the civil service. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the proportion of women in the areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society has set a goal to employing more handicapped individuals. Handicapped will be encouraged.

Applications in a PDF until 15.07.2018 to: , password junior positions Division III.

Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (director)
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History
Via Gregoriana 28, I-00187 Roma