Roger Martinez is pleased to announce the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that specifically focuses on medieval Spanish paleography training. The course is called Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain and it will be offered on a monthly basis on coursera.org at https://www.coursera.org/learn/burgos-deciphering-secrets-medieval-spain. The next class begins on 9 April 2018. This six-week course is intensive — it requires, on average, 10-12 hours of your time per week.
This is the first of three new MOOCs that offer intensive paleography training. Three additional MOOCs pertaining to the medieval/early modern history of Toledo, Plasencia, and Granada, will be launched over the next 3 to 9 months. These courses are in addition to an introductory course on medieval Spain titled, Coexistence in Medieval Spain: Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and another titled, Deciphering Secrets: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe. Continue reading
Zum 950 jährigen Jubliäum des hohen Domes in Paderborn und zum 1000 jährigen Jubiläum der Bartholomäuskapelle hat mich das Metropolitankapitel Paderborn mit der Aufgabe betraut im Rahmen der lebendigen Dombauhütte eine Bienenkorbglocke des 11. Jahrhunderts zu gießen.
Damit hat das Metropolitankapitel die einmalige Gelegenheit geschaffen, der Entstehung einer Bienenkorbglocke des 11. Jahrhunderts beiwohnen zu können. Vom 23.6. -27.7. 2018 werden sämtliche Arbeitsschritte im Abdinghof in Paderborn vor Ort ausgeführt, wobei ausschließlich historisch nachgewiesene Materialien verwendet werden.
Zur Anwendung kommt der Vorläufer des moderneren Lehmhemdverfahrens: Die älteren Bienenkorbglocken wurden mit dem Wachsausschmelzverfahren gegossen. Der Benediktinermönch Theohilus Presbyter schrieb dies im 12. Jahrhundert nieder und, dessen ungewöhnlich präzise Anweisungen bilden die Grundlage für die Rekonstruktion des Verfahrens. Es bietet sich hier also die Gelegenheit nicht nur der Entstehung der Glocke beizuwohnen, sondern auch dem Bronzegießer und Archäometallurgen zu allen Details Fragen zu stellen und sich in Wort und Tat überzeugen zu lassen, dass die Rekonstruktion auch funktioniert.
A reminder for PhD students with research interests relating to the ancient, medieval and early modern worlds: the British Library’s Doctoral Open Day for our pre-1600 collections will take place on 5 February 2018. The day is aimed at first-year doctoral students who would like to learn more about finding and using our collection material for their research. The approach is interdisciplinary and useful for students working on topics in classics, history, literature, history of art, religion, and the history of science and medicine. You can book your place on the Events page. A ticket to attend costs £10, including lunch and refreshments. The number of places is limited, so booking in advance is necessary.
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, January 31 – June 27, 2018
Re-opening the Workshop: Medieval to Early Modern
Workshop and workshop practices represent a core and dynamic research strand in the history of art. This strand encompasses the study of canonical artists but equally of the anonymous producers whose activities can be deduced from the surviving art objects, thanks to ever developing research questions and methodologies. This topic helps us to think about the agents and their networks (artists, patrons and other market consumers), objects and socio-economic factors (making, buying and trading) as well as the broader cultural issues of the transmission of skills and ideas (the movement of artists, objects and imagery). Our lecture series brings together leading experts in medieval and early modern historical periods in and beyond Europe, particular highpoints for the study of workshop practices, and also those researching workshop continuities and changes in later centuries, including digital mediation.
Felipe Pereda (Harvard), will give the inaugural lecture for the 2018-19 Coll & Cortes Medieval Spain Seminar Series at 4pm on Thursday 25th January in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre of the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
An old narrative tradition going back to Ancient Egypt but documented across the Mediterranean – from the Middle East to Greece — shows women attending funerals performing theatrical, but also highly ritualized gestures that express unbearable pain. This visual trope corresponds to a practice that was surveyed and prosecuted in this part of the world well before the arrival of Christianity. The practice continued in Iberia throughout the Middle Ages, producing from the 12th century onwards an extraordinary tradition of painting and monumental sculpture. This lecture will explore the persistence, survival and repression of this practice and discuss the contribution of the visual arts to the production of cultural memory.
Felipe Pereda is Fernando Zóbel de Ayala Professor of Spanish Art at Harvard University. Born in Madrid, he studied at the Universidad Complutense, and the Autónoma University where he received his PhD (1995) and taught until 2011. In more recent years, he has also taught at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas (Universidad Autónoma de México), and Johns Hopkins University (2011-15). He has worked on Spanish late medieval and early modern art, art theory, image theory and history of architecture.
His books include, La arquitectura elocuente (1999), El atlas del Rey Planeta (3rd. ed. 2003), and Images of Discord. Poetics and Politics of the Sacred Image in 15th century Spain (Spanish ed. 2007; English translation, Harvey Miller, forthcoming). He has recently published on artists such as Luis de Morales, Ribera, or Zurbarán.
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, March 16 – 17, 2018
NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL SCULPTURE
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The focus on the materiality of medieval sculpture has proven crucial to its study and has expanded our historical understanding of sculpture itself. Whether monumental relief sculpture in stone, wooden sculptures in the round, sculpted altarpieces, ivory plaques or enamelled reliquaries, the possibilities for research on medieval sculpture now extend far beyond the established canon.
Amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre, 11, place Marcelin-Berthelot, 75005 Paris, January 25 – June 4, 2018
Prof. Victor Stoichita, invité de la Chaire européenne du Collège de France
Année académique 2017-2018
Cours les vendredis à 10h00, suivi du séminaire à 11h00
(ouverture 2 février 2018).
Leçon inaugurale, jeudi 25 janvier, 18 heures sur :
«Textes, textures, images»