Virtual Book Launch: ‘From Granada to Berlin: The Alhambra Cupola’ by Anna McSweeney, Wednesday 30 September 6pm (GMT)

Presented by The Royal Asiatic Society, The Islamic Art Circle and the Friends of the Museum for Islamic Art in the Pergamon Museum.

Lecture: The Other Christians of the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Ethiopian Settlement and Exchange with Latin Europe, c. 1200-1550, 1st October 5:00pm (EST)

The Marco Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) invites you to virtually attend the 17th annual Riggsby Lecture on Thursday, October 1 at 5:00pm EST. Samantha Kelly of Rutgers University will present, The Other Christians of the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Ethiopian Settlement and Exchange with Latin Europe, c. 1200-1550. Ethiopian ChristianContinue reading “Lecture: The Other Christians of the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Ethiopian Settlement and Exchange with Latin Europe, c. 1200-1550, 1st October 5:00pm (EST)”

Online Lecture: ‘The Impostor Sea: Fraud in the Medieval Mediterranean’ by Dr. Hussein Fancy, 29 September 2020, 5:30pm (EST)

The Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University, New York City, sponsors many events throughout the year to encourage increased interest, knowledge, and study of the Middle Ages. In light of covid-19, their Fall 2020 lecture series is now virtual. Join the Center for its first virtual lecture of the semester on Tuesday, September 29Continue reading “Online Lecture: ‘The Impostor Sea: Fraud in the Medieval Mediterranean’ by Dr. Hussein Fancy, 29 September 2020, 5:30pm (EST)”

Online Lecture: The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Wednesday, 9 September, 2020, 12:30pm EST)

Tune in on Wednesday, 9 September at 12:30pm EST for a new lecture is the series Islam in Africa: Material Histories, sponsored by Silsila at New York University. Marina Rustow (Princeton University) will present The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue. The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909–1171) survived inContinue reading “Online Lecture: The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Wednesday, 9 September, 2020, 12:30pm EST)”

Book Launch: ‘Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation’, 6.30-8pm, Weds 12 February, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Please join us for the launch of Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation, eds Tom Nickson and Nicola Jennings: https://courtauld.ac.uk/event/gothic-architecture-in-spain-invention-and-imitation-book-launch  6.30pm, Research Forum South Room, Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London WC1X 9EW From the dazzling spectacle of Burgos Cathedral to the cavernous nave of Palma Cathedral or the lacy splendour of SanContinue reading “Book Launch: ‘Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation’, 6.30-8pm, Weds 12 February, Courtauld Institute of Art, London”

Horse sessions at IMC 2018

A series of four horse sessions and a Round Table, organised by Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson, will take place during the International Medieval Congress 2018. Palfreys and rounceys, hackneys and packhorses, warhorses and coursers, not to mention the mysterious ‘dung mare’ – they were all part of everyday life in the Middle Ages. EveryContinue reading “Horse sessions at IMC 2018”

Arte, Architettura e Umanesimo a Bologna, 1446-1530 (Bologna, 13-15 Jun 2018)

Bologna (Italia), June 13 – 15, 2018 Dipartimento delle Arti, Complesso di S. Cristina, piazzetta G. Morandi 2 – Bologna Bologna non è unanimemente riconosciuta come una delle capitali dell’Umanesimo, al pari di Firenze e Padova. Tuttavia la qualità delle scelte operate in campo artistico sottintende un rinnovamento culturale che gli studi moderni hanno cominciato a indagare.Continue reading “Arte, Architettura e Umanesimo a Bologna, 1446-1530 (Bologna, 13-15 Jun 2018)”

Horse History and Art History:  A Potential for Multidisciplinary Research

The horses, a major factor in medieval life, its way into medieval art in its various manifestations: in manuscript illuminations and sculptures, in tapestries and frescoes, in metalwork and household objects, horses, real and imaginary, ridden and free, are ubiquitous. Moreover, art was also an integral part of equestrian culture – although horse harness andContinue reading “Horse History and Art History:  A Potential for Multidisciplinary Research”

CONF: An Abbey Between Two Worlds San Nicolò in San Gemini and the Dislocation of Monumental Artworks in the first Half of the 20th Century (8-9 June 2018)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Abbey’s restoration (1967-2017), the conference will address the phenomenon of legal exportation and reinstallation of monumental complexes and oversized artworks in the first half of the 20th century. The Abbey’s portal, which arrived in the United States in 1936 and stands today at the entrance of the medieval collection ofContinue reading “CONF: An Abbey Between Two Worlds San Nicolò in San Gemini and the Dislocation of Monumental Artworks in the first Half of the 20th Century (8-9 June 2018)”