RSVP for Materiality and the Virtual, a virtual symposium

The MARGIN (Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network) team at New York University cordially invite you to attend their first-ever virtual symposium! Tune in to this highly relevant symposium, Materiality and the Virtual, this Friday, May 1. RSVP is required to receive the link to the Zoom conference call. Please click here to RSVP.



CFP: On Materiality and the Virtual (a virtual symposium)

On Materiality and the Virtual

Virtual Symposium, NYU University
May 1, 2020
Due April 15, 2020


Following on last year’s theme Out of Place / Out of Time, the Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN) is proud to announce the theme of our 2020 MARGIN Symposium: Materiality and the Virtual. The Symposium will take place virtually via Zoom on May 1. A link for the symposium will be sent out closer to time.

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Symposium: Winchester, Early Medieval Power and Faith

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 9.35.28 AMA one-day symposium dedicated to exploring the great churches of Winchester at the time of the Anglo-Saxons and Normans.

Saturday 20 October 2018

9.30am – 5.00pm

The King Alfred Conference Chamber, Guildhall, Winchester, SO23 9GH

Join historians, experts, and enthusiasts at this one day symposium exploring the great churches of Winchester at the time of the Anglo-Saxons and Normans. This symposium will cover everything from grand church architecture, manuscript studies, Anglo-Saxon folklore, and early Norman politics and relationships with Winchester.

Register by 1 October and receive the early bird price of only £55.

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Winchester, Early Medieval Power and Faith is the third public event of Winchester, The Royal City, a project which aims to celebrate and promote the ancient city as a centre of key significance to the development of England and English Culture.

Conference: Manuscripts from Ethiopia and Eritrea (Oxford, 1 Sept 2018)

This free study day will act as an introduction to Ethiopian and Eritrean manuscripts  dating from the 4th to 18th centuries. Context, production, and patronage will be discussed by leading experts from institutions such as The British Library and SOAS. See the detailed schedule and link to register below.

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Symposium: Reading Annual GCMS Summer Symposium (21st June 2018

Please join us at our Summer Symposium on the theme of ‘Emotion and Devotion in Medieval Europe’.

Thursday 21 June 2018, 09:00-18:00
Van Emden Lecture Theatre and G27L, Edith Morley, Whiteknights campus

This symposium will explore the growing area of research into the study of male and female medieval lay piety, and is being run by the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies in collaboration with the University of Reading History Department Research Cluster ‘Emotion, Devotion and Belief’.

Speakers include: Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University of London), Robert Swanson (University of Birmingham), Katherine Lewis (University of Huddersfield), Amanda Murphy (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan), Sarah Bastow (University of Huddersfield), Sarah Macmillan (University of Birmingham), Rebecca Rist (University of Reading), Paul Davies (University of Reading) and Helen Parish (University of Reading).

Additional information:

Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.

Everyone is welcome.

Registration cost is £10, book your place here.

Conference: Collecting Medieval Art: Past, Present and Future, Sam Fogg and Luhring Augustine at the SVA Theatre, New York, 27 January 2018

Sam Fogg and Luhring Augustine at the SVA Theatre, New York. 27 January 2018

Collecting Medieval Art: Past, Present and Future


A symposium on the history of collecting medieval art, to be held in celebration of the exhibition ‘Of Earth and Heaven: Art from the Middle Ages’ [January 29 –March 10, 2018] at Luhring Augustine in conjunction with Sam Fogg, the world’s leading dealer in medieval art.

Every surviving art treasure of the Middle Ages has a unique material history spanning centuries. These precious objects have been traded, preserved, restored, lent and loved. Some passed through many hands, others remained untouched and forgotten for generations before returning to the spotlight. These histories of collections and collectors yield valuable insights into the medieval jewels that brighten the private and public art collections of today.

This symposium will consider practices of collecting medieval art in a unique setting, within galleries displaying many of the finest masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance art still in private hands. Surrounded by monumental works like sections of Canterbury Cathedral’s south transept window and miniature treasures like a thirteenth-century Limoges reliquary chasse, speakers will explore attitudes to collecting medieval art in the past, present and future.

The symposium is free to attend, but guests should RSVP to before Wednesday, December 20, 2017 to reserve a place. Email for more information.


9.30 am Doors open for registration and coffee

9.45am Welcome from Sam Fogg

10.00am Session 1: collecting and display chaired by Dr Sarah Guérin

Dr Paul Williamson – ‘Showing collections of medieval art: strategies of display, from private to public’

Dr Timothy B. Husband – ‘Collecting Medieval Art for The Cloisters: the three that got away’

11.30am coffee

11.45pm Session 2: collecting, cultural heritage and the art market chaired by Dr Nicholas A. Herman

Dr Martina Bagnoli – ‘Dealers, Collectors and Curators: a productive relationship in 19th century Italy’

Dr Jack Hinton and Dr Amy Gillette – ‘“A study close at hand of these fine examples of Gothic decoration”: the collecting, interpretation and display of the Taylor collection of English medieval woodcarvings’


13.15 lunch and chance to view the exhibition at Luhring Augustine

2.30pm Session 3: collecting medieval art, past and present

Professor Susie Nash – ‘Collecting art at the Courts of France in the late-fourteenth century’

Sir Paul Ruddock and Dr C. Griffith Mann – ‘In Conversation: Collecting Medieval Art Today’

3.45pm closing remarks from Dr C. Griffith Mann

4pm chance to view the exhibition at Luhring Augustine

Symposium: ‘Cultural Encounters: Tensions and Polarities of Transmission from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment’, 17th November 2016

wolhandel1The Warburg Institute is hosting its first Postgraduate Symposium Cultural Encounters: Tensions and Polarities of Transmission from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment on 17 November 2016.
The Symposium explores the concept of cultural encounters, focusing particularly on their productive outcomes and on the dynamics of cultural changes across time and space.
This multidisciplinary encounter covers topics that fall into the unique classification system of the Warburg Library: Image, Word, Orientation and Action.
The aim of the Symposium is to map the diverse and intricate forces which have driven cultural encounters in the past and which also help define contemporary societies. The main topics it addresses are: the degree to which productive outcomes can be seen as a conscious reception and reformulation of external ideas and models; the resistances to exchange and in what form this happened; and the long-term implications of such encounters and their outcomes.
Attendance is free of charge.
Pre-registration required:
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