Call for Chapters: ‘Tomb Monuments in Medieval Europe’, deadline 31 January 2021

This new volume Tomb Monuments in Medieval Europe will encourage a pan-European approach (focusing on Catholic Christendom), recognising that trade, war, diplomacy, and marriage spanned individual countries and left their mark on material culture, influencing patrons, craftsmen, methods and materials.

New Publication: The Lives and Afterlives of Medieval Iconography, Edited by Pamela A. Patton and Henry D. Schilb

What does the study of iconography entail for scholars active today? How does it intersect with the broad array of methodological and theoretical approaches now at the disposal of art historians? Should we still dare to use the term “iconography” to describe such work?

New Publication: The Monuments Man: Essays in Honour of Jerome Bertram, ed. Christian Steer

This Festschrift honours the late Jerome Bertram of the Oxford Oratory and former Vice-President of the Monumental Brass Society, who admired, researched, lectured and wrote about monumental brasses and incised slabs for over fifty years.

New Publication: ‘The Rood in Medieval Britain & Ireland, c.800-c.1500’, Edited by Philippa Turner & Jane Hawkes

This volume brings together contributions offering a new perspective on the medieval rood – understood in its widest sense, as any kind of cross – within the context of Britain and Ireland, over a wide period of time which saw significant political and cultural change.

Online Book Launch: Continuous Page: Bringing Art Online in a Pandemic, 23 November 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT)

To celebrate the launch of the latest volume in the Courtauld Books Online series—Continuous Page: Scrolls and Scrolling from Papyrus to Hypertext—this roundtable discussion will reflect on art history’s recent rush online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Publication: ‘Tree of Jesse Iconography in Northern Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries’ by Susan L. Green

This book is the first detailed investigation to focus on the late medieval use of Tree of Jesse imagery, traditionally a representation of the genealogical tree of Christ.

Online Book Launch: ‘The Illuminated World Chronicle: Tales from the Late Medieval City’ by Nina Rowe, 22 November 2020, 1pm (ET)

Join Fordham University for a conversation celebrating the publication of Nina Rowe’s new book, The Illuminated World Chronicle: Tales from the Late Medieval City (Yale UP, 2020).

New Publication: Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination in Medieval Art, edited by Bissera V. Pentcheva

Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture and Imagination in Medieval Art brings together art history and sound studies to offer new perspectives on medieval churches and cathedrals as spaces where the perception of the visual is inherently shaped by sound. The chapters encompass a wide geographic and historical range, from the fifth to the fifteenth century, andContinue reading “New Publication: Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination in Medieval Art, edited by Bissera V. Pentcheva”

New Publication: Bridging the Past – Life in Medieval and Post-Medieval Southwark: Excavations along the route of Thameslink Borough Viaduct and at London Bridge Station by Amelia Fairman, Steven Teague and Jonathan Butler

Excavations for the Thameslink project at Borough Viaduct and London Bridge Station have provided important new insights into the development of Southwark from the Saxon period up to the 19th century. The landscape of islands and waterways that characterised Roman Southwark was transformed through the 1st and 2nd millennia AD, as new areas were reclaimedContinue reading “New Publication: Bridging the Past – Life in Medieval and Post-Medieval Southwark: Excavations along the route of Thameslink Borough Viaduct and at London Bridge Station by Amelia Fairman, Steven Teague and Jonathan Butler”