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New Publications

New Publication: ‘The Birth of the Author: Pictorial Prefaces in Glossed Books of the Twelfth Century’ by Jeffrey F. Hamburger

This book argues that the images devised to accompany medieval commentaries, whether on the Bible or on classical texts, made claims to authority, even inspiration, that at times were even more forceful than those made by the texts themselves. Paradoxically, it was in the context of commentaries that modern concep­tions of independent authorship first were forged. 

New Publication: Color in Cusanus, by Jeffrey F. Hamburger

Jeffrey F. Hamburger is the Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture at Harvard University and an internationally renowned expert on sacred art of the high and late Middle Ages, in particular on the function of images in theology, mysticism and piety, as well as for manuscript illumination.

New Publication: Monumental Sounds: Art and Listening Before Dante by Matthew G. Shoaf

Hearing is a far-reaching concern, to judge by printed and online efforts to improve it in business, law, medicine, higher education, and other areas. American democracy itself has been jeopardized by failures to listen, some have recently argued. Centuries ago, when anxieties ran high about people not hearing what they were ‘supposed’ to hear, remediesContinue reading “New Publication: Monumental Sounds: Art and Listening Before Dante by Matthew G. Shoaf”

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Journals & Call for Submissions

Call for Journal Submissions: ‘Imago, ius, religio. Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts & Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries)’, Eikón Imago Journal 2023, deadline 1 February 2022

The journal “Eikon-Imago”, alongside the research team IUS ILLUMINATUM of Institute of Medieval Studies (IEM) of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas at the Universidade NOVA in Lisbon, has decided to devote the 2023 special issue to the study and examination of religious iconographies in legal manuscripts and printed books, so as to create a place for discussion and exchange on the diverse artistic, historical and social aspects of these iconographies.

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