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New Publications

New Publication: ‘Urnes Stave Church and Its Global Romanesque Connections’, edited by Kirk Ambrose, Griffin Murray and Margrete Syrstad Andås

This book situates the art and architecture of the stave church of Urnes within a global perspective and aims to reinvigorate scholarly interest and debate in one of the world’s most important churches. Urnes is the oldest and best known of the Norwegian stave churches. Despite its rich sculptural program, complex building history, fine medievalContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Urnes Stave Church and Its Global Romanesque Connections’, edited by Kirk Ambrose, Griffin Murray and Margrete Syrstad Andås”

New Publication: ‘Christian Thought in the Medieval Islamicate World – ‘Abdīshō’ of Nisisbis and the Apologetic Tradition’ by Salam Rassi

Oxford Oriental Monographs First book-length history of Syriac and Christian Arabic apologetic literature First intellectual biography of an influential Syriac author An in-depth analysis of the entangled worlds of medieval Christian and Islamic theology A detailed study of a much-neglected period of social and intellectual history in the Middle East Christian Thought in the MedievalContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Christian Thought in the Medieval Islamicate World – ‘Abdīshō’ of Nisisbis and the Apologetic Tradition’ by Salam Rassi”

New Publication: ‘Illuminating Metalwork: Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts,’ edited by Joseph Salvatore Ackley and Shannon L. Wearing

The presence of gold, silver, and other metals is a hallmark of decorated manuscripts, the very characteristic that makes them “illuminated.” Medieval artists often used metal pigment and leaf to depict metal objects both real and imagined, such as chalices, crosses, tableware, and even idols; the luminosity of these representations contrasted pointedly with the surroundingContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Illuminating Metalwork: Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts,’ edited by Joseph Salvatore Ackley and Shannon L. Wearing”

New Publication: ‘The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books’ by Elina Gertsman

Winner of the 2022 Charles Rufus Morey Award from the College Art Association Guided by Aristotelian theories, medieval philosophers believed that nature abhors a vacuum. Medieval art, according to modern scholars, abhors the same. The notion of horror vacui—the fear of empty space—is thus often construed as a definitive feature of Gothic material culture. In The AbsentContinue reading “New Publication: ‘The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books’ by Elina Gertsman”

New Publication, ‘Visualising Household Health: Medieval Women, Art and Knowledge in the Régime du corps’ by Jennifer Borland

In 1256, the countess of Provence, Beatrice of Savoy, enlisted her personal physician to create a health handbook to share with her daughters. Written in French and known as the Régime du corps, this health guide would become popular and influential, with nearly seventy surviving copies made over the next two hundred years and translations inContinue reading “New Publication, ‘Visualising Household Health: Medieval Women, Art and Knowledge in the Régime du corps’ by Jennifer Borland”

New Publication: ‘Visual Culture and Indigenous Agency in the Early Americas’ edited by Alessia Frassani

This volume explores how visual arts functioned in the indigenous pre- and post-conquest New World as vehicles of social, religious, and political identity. Twelve scholars in the eld of visual arts examine indigenous artistic expressions in the American continent from the pre-Hispanic age to the present. The contributions ofer new interpretations of materials, objects, andContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Visual Culture and Indigenous Agency in the Early Americas’ edited by Alessia Frassani”

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Journals & Call for Submissions

CFP: Fenestella. Inside Medieval Art, Thematic Issue 3/2022: ‘Configuring Monastic Architectural Settings: Early Medieval Experiments’, deadline: 30 June 2022

Fenestella is a scholarly, multilingual, and peer-reviewed open access journal. Fenestella publishes scholarly papers on medieval art and architecture, between Late Antiquity and c. 1400, covering the Latin West, the Byzantine East and medieval Islam. We are now accepting proposals for the 2022 Thematic Issue: CONFIGURING MONASTIC ARCHITECTURAL SETTINGS: EARLY MEDIEVAL EXPERIMENTS The planimetric andContinue reading “CFP: Fenestella. Inside Medieval Art, Thematic Issue 3/2022: ‘Configuring Monastic Architectural Settings: Early Medieval Experiments’, deadline: 30 June 2022”

Open Access Journal: ‘Fenestella. Inside Medieval Art’ – Issue 2-2021.

Fenestella is a scholarly and peer-reviewed open access journal. It is published by Milano University Press, and powered by OJS 3. Issue 2 – 2021 was published on December 28th and can be viewed here: https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/fenestella/issue/view/1760 Fenestella publishes scholarly papers on medieval art and architecture, between Late Antiquity and c. 1400, covering the Latin West,Continue reading “Open Access Journal: ‘Fenestella. Inside Medieval Art’ – Issue 2-2021.”

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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