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JOB: Chair of the Management Board for The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland

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 The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland (CRSBI), an expanding Open Access database of the stone carving created during the century following the Norman Conquest [www.crsbi.ac.uk], wishes to appoint a successor to Nigel Clubb FSA, Chair of the Management Board, on his retirement at the end of April 2018.

The Chair of the Management Board is a prestigious executive role which involves chairing at least four meetings of the Management Board per year, usually in central London, and reporting to at least two Trustees’ meetings annually. Extra attendances may be required during the year, for example, at the Annual Lecture held at the Courtauld Institute in London in April, and at conferences and training events.  The Chair and the Management Board also communicate and take decisions informally by email between meetings.

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The Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminars (Oxford, 18 Jan-8 Mar 18)

byzantineOxford, January 18 – March 8, 2018
Deadline: Mar 8, 2018

The Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

Hilary Term 2018, weeks 1–8
Thursdays 11–12:30

Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford
First Floor Seminar Room
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The Ochs Scholarship from the British Archaeological Association

The Ochs Scholarship was established in 1994 from a bequest by Maud Lillian Ochs, and is awarded annually by the British Archaeological Association for research projects which fall within the Association’s fields of interest. These are defined as the study of archaeology, art and architecture from the Roman period until the nineteenth century, principally within Europe. The scholarships are intended to provide post-graduate students striving to write up theses with late stage funding, and help independent researchers complete projects.

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Applications are invited from students who are completing theses for post-graduate degrees and who have access to no other sources of funding. It must be demonstrated that the award of an Ochs scholarship will enable a thesis to be completed satisfactorily within the period of the Scholarship. Applications where a substantial amount of fieldwork remains to be done are unlikely to succeed. A Scholarship is awarded for one year only and is not renewable.

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Offre d’emploi – Un(e) assistant(e) à temps plein en Orientation Moyen-Âge/Temps Modernes (UNamur, département d’Histoire de l’Art et d’Archéologie)

namurFaculté : Faculté de philosophie et lettres
Département : Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie
Date d’entrée en fonction : 1/9/2017
Grade : assistant 2
Contrat : durée déterminée renouvelable
Catégorie : personnel scientifique
Poste : Allocation (au cadre)
Référence : 147-01

âches

La personne engagée devra :

  • assurer l’encadrement de travaux pratiques et leur correction ;
  • collaborer à l’enseignement de la pratique de la photographie et des bases de données ;
  • collaborer aux tâches administratives du Département ;
  • entreprendre une thèse de Doctorat en histoire de l’architecture médiévale ou moderne, qui s’inscrira dans les activités du pôle de recherche AcanthuM.

Profil

La personne engagée sera titulaire d’un diplôme de Master en Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie, orientation Moyen Âge et/ou Temps modernes.

Les compétences et les qualités requises sont :

  • bonnes connaissances dans le domaine de l’histoire de l’architecture, voire dans le 99domaine de l’archéologie du bâtiment ;
  • maîtrise parfaite du français ;
  • bonnes qualités pédagogiques ;
  • disponibilité, sens du travail en équipe.

Renseignements complémentaires

Professeur Michel Lefftz, Directeur du Département d’Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie (michel.lefftz@unamur.be).

Remarques

Il s’agit d’un contrat à durée déterminée de 2 ans renouvelable.

Les formulaires de candidature (téléchargeables à l’adresse suivante : https://www.unamur.be/universite/jobs/formulaires/formulaire-de-candidature-pour-le-personnel-scientifique-francais-anglais/view) doivent être renvoyés au Rectorat (rue de Bruxelles, 61 à 5000 NAMUR) pour le 29 avril 2017 au plus tard.

CFP: Recovering the Past (York N/EMICS), 2-3 June 2017

Recovering the past can be an arduous and treacherous task and modern scholars frequently find themselves indebted to those who have gone before them. This multi-disciplinary two-day conference sets out to celebrate and analyse the impact the work of previous generations has had on our understanding of the Medieval past. For example, from the mid-nineteenth century onwards there appears to have been an increased interest in cataloguing and preserving the sculpture of the early Medieval period by figures such as John Romilly Allen and Joseph Anderson, whose seminal work The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland, published in 1903, is still the most complete record of the sculpture of early Medieval Scotland and was an influencing factor behind the creation of the British Academy Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture (which published its twelfth volume in 2016), the key text for any scholar working on Anglo-Saxon monumental sculpture and ecclesiastical / secular patronage of the arts in the early Middle Ages. This recording and cataloguing of the past can also been seen during the Medieval period itself with the collation of earlier oral poetry being preserved in manuscripts, such as the ninth-century poem Genesis B preserved within the c. 1000 Bodleian Junius 11 manuscript-version of the near contemporary poem Genesis.

Wider examples of recovering the past include, but are not limited to: recovering the past given the issues surrounding the accuracy/authenticity of primary sources; excavation and/or scientific analysis, the insights these provide and the issues surrounding the findings; the recovery of lost or stolen artefacts during the Medieval period and beyond; highlighting the skewing of the past through the editing of texts since the later sixteenth century, the production of fakes, the re-carving of sculpture; highlighting the use and manipulation of the past to support nationalistic/religious arguments; the varying interests of antiquarians and early historians; as well as museology and the questions surrounding how we engage with and display the Medieval past.

This conference will bring together emerging scholars, early career researchers and established academics from a variety of disciplines to provide a platform to discuss how this important idea was manifested in the textual, visual and material evidence of the Medieval world and beyond. It aims to examine the implications and the significance of ‘recovering the past’ in its widest possible contexts.

Possible subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Antiquarianism and/or the recording and cataloguing of the Medieval past
  • Historiographies
  • Archaeological investigations
  • Stolen and/or recovered artefacts
  • The creation of fakes: including the re-carving of sculpture and the ‘editing’ of texts
  • Reconstructing fragmentary texts, narratives or objects
  • The recording of the oral tradition during the Medieval period and beyond
  • Issues surrounding the accuracy/authenticity of primary source material
  • Museology and the displaying of the Medieval past

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words (with a short biography) to Elizabeth Alexander (ea502@york.ac.uk) by 17 Feburary 2017.

For Further information on the Northern/Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series please see our website: northernemics.wordpress.com.

CFP: Revealing Records VII (Friday, May 6th, 2016)

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Now in its seventh year, the Revealing Records conference series brings together postgraduate researchers working with a wide range of sources from across the medieval world to share challenges and approaches through the presentation of their research.  This year marks the first year of Revealing Records as a combined effort of King’s College London and University College London History Departments. The conference will be held in the Anatomy Museum, King’s College London, on Friday, May 6th, 2016.

Keynotes will be delivered by Dr Rory Naismith (KCL) and Dr Sergei Bogatyrev (UCL)

We encourage applications from students working with a wide variety of records – from the written word to objects, buildings and more. Papers that employ an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon palaeography, archaeology or other related disciplines are particularly welcome.

Abstracts (300 words max.) are welcome from students wishing to present a 20-minute paper.

Please send abstracts to: revealingrecords@gmail.com by Friday, 19 February 2016

Visit our webpage for more information: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/history/eventrecords/2015-16/rrVIII.aspx

King’s College London – Revealing Records VII 

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Conference Programme: The Art and Archaeology of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus (Nicosia, 12-15 December 2014)

Conference Programme:
The Art and Archaeology of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus (1192-1571):
Recent Research and New Discoveries
Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, 12 Gladstonos Str
Nicosia, 12-14 December 2014

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Friday, 12 December

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 9:50 Welcome Addresses

SESSION I: VISUAL CULTURE IN THE LUSIGNAN PERIOD
Chair: Michalis Olympios

10:00 – 10:20 Justine Andrews (University of New Mexico), Cyprus in the Medieval Mediterranean: Visual Culture in the Lusignan Period

10:20 – 10:40 Anthi A. Andronikou (University of St Andrews), Academic Myth or Historical Reality? Southern Italy and Cyprus in the Duecento

10:40 – 11:00 Georgios Philotheou (Department of Antiquities, Cyprus) and Maria Parani (University of Cyprus), The Church of the Transfiguration at Sotera and Its Murals: Some Preliminary Remarks

11:00 – 11:20 Discussion

11:20 – 11:50 Coffee Break

SESSION II: CYPRUS AND THE LATIN KINGDOM OF JERUSALEM IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY
Chair: Nasso Chrysochou

11:50 – 12:10 Edna J. Stern (Israel Antiquities Authority), A New Perspective on Lusignan Paphos and Its Harbor: Using the Ceramic Record

12:10 – 12:30 Robert Kool (Israel Antiquities Authority), Lusignan Money and the Mainland Economy of Outremer in the Thirteenth Century: A Reappraisal

12:30 – 12:50 Vardit Shotten-Hallel (Israel Antiquities Authority / The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), The Lusignans and the City of Acre

12:50 – 13:10 Discussion

13:10 – 14:45 Lunch Break

SESSION III: DIGGING FOR NUNS: THE EXCAVATIONS AT THE CISTERCIAN NUNNERY OF ST THEODORE, NICOSIA
Chair: Eftychia Zachariou

14:45 – 15:05 Michalis Olympios (University of Cyprus), Housing the Nuns: The Architectural History of St Theodore Abbey

15:05 – 15:25 Smadar Gabrieli (University of Sydney / University of Western Australia), At Home with the Nuns: The Ceramics Assemblages of St Theodore, Nicosia

15:25 – 15:45 Xenia-Paula Kyriakou (Cranfield University / University of Edinburgh / CAARI), Osteological Findings and Bioarchaeological Implications in Cypriot Monasticism: Evidence from the St Theodore Nunnery in Nicosia

15:45 – 16:05 Discussion

16:05 – 16:35 Coffee Break

KEYNOTE SESSION: CONFRONTING THE HISTORIOGRAPHY: CYPRUS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
Chair: Panagiotis Agapitos

16:35 – 17:05 Margit Mersch (Universität Kassel), Late Medieval Cyprus and the ‘Mediterranean Koine’: The Architectural Evidence

17:05 – 17:35 Michele Bacci (University of Fribourg), The Art of Latin-Ruled Cyprus and the Christian East: Some Thoughts on Historiography and Methodology

17:35 – 17:55 Discussion

Saturday, 13 December

SESSION IV: CROSS-CREEDAL ARTISTIC ENCOUNTERS IN FAMAGUSTA AND ITS REGION
Chair: Tassos Papacostas

9:00 – 9:20 Maria Paschali (Courtauld Institute of Art), Byzantine Monumental Painting in Fourteenth-Century Famagusta: New Frameworks and New Interpretations

9:20 – 9:40 Max Ritter (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), The Transformation of a Frankish Fortification Site into a Venetian Monastery – The Case of Ayia Napa

9:40 – 10:00 Guido Petras (Freie Universität Berlin), A Lithic Iconostasis in a Multi-Confessional Sanctuary in Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus? An Art-Historical Approach to the Cave Church in Ayia Napa

10:00 – 10:20 Discussion

10 :20 – 10:50 Coffee Break

SESSION V: CYPRIOT ARISTOCRATIC PATRONAGE AT HOME AND ABROAD
Chair: Michele Bacci

10:50 – 11:10 Aspasia Louvi (Byzantinist), Une princesse, un monastère et la rencontre de deux mondes chrétiens à Mistra

11:10 – 11:30 Dimitris Minasidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Νέα στοιχεία για το βασιλικό παρεκκλήσι στα Πυργά [New Evidence for the Royal Chapel at Pyrga]

11:30 – 11:50 Thomas Kaffenberger (King’s College London / Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), A Domed Basilica of the Sixteenth Century: Thoughts on the Architectural Concept and Historical Context of the Unfinished Church in Agios Sozomenos

11:50 – 12:10 Discussion

12:10 – 14:00 Lunch Break

SESSION VI: SELF-REPRESENTATION AND IDENTITY IN VENETIAN CYPRUS
Chair: Margit Mersch

14:00 – 14:20 Barbara McNulty (Lebanon Valley College), Fresco at Kaminaria: Landscape as Allegory

14:20 – 14:40 Tassos Papacostas (King’s College London), Renaissance Portrait Medals for Eminent Cypriots: An Untold yet Telling Tale

14:40 – 15:00 Discussion

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

SESSION VII: THE TOPOGRAPHY AND URBAN FABRIC OF CYPRIOT SETTLEMENTS
Chair: Athanasios Vionis

15:30 – 15:50 Nikolas Bakirtzis (The Cyprus Institute), Byzantine Monastic Patterns in Crusader Cyprus
15:50 – 16:10 Hesperia Iliadou (University of Cyprus), The Pictorial Representation of a Lost Architecture: Cyprus Settlements in the Eve of the Venetian Period as Illustrated in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript
16:10 – 16:30 Andria Pelekanou, Stephani Georgiou and Marina Andreou (Frederick University), The exploration and understanding of a Venetian-period building in the walled city of Nicosia. An addition to the enigma that is Venetian Nicosia

16:30 – 16:50 Discussion

16:50 – 17:20 Coffee Break

SESSION VIII: ART AND PIETY, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC
Chair: Fryni Hadjichristofi

17:20 – 17:40 Stella Frigerio-Zeniou (art historian), Templa du XVIe siècle à Chypre: une nouvelle approche

17:40 – 18:00 Christodoulos A. Hadjichristodoulou (Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation), Φορητή εικόνα με σκηνές από τα μαρτύρια και τα θαύματα των Αγίων Γεωργίου και Μάμαντος [Portable Icon with Scenes from the Martyrdom and Miracles of Saints George and Mamas]

18:00 – 18:20 Discussion

Sunday, 14 December

SESSION IX: URBAN AND RURAL LANDSCAPES
Chair: Nikolas Bakirtzis

9:30 – 9:50 Nasa Patapiou (Cyprus Research Centre), Νέα στοιχεία για ορθόδοξες γυναικείες μονές της Λευκωσίας βάσει αρχειακών μαρτυριών (16ος αι.) [New Evidence for Nicosia’s Orthodox Nunneries on the Basis of Archival Testimony (Sixteenth Century)]

9:50 – 10:10 Fryni Hadjichristofi (Department of Antiquities, Cyprus), New Light on the Topography of Nicosia: The ‘Archbishopric’ Excavation

10:10 – 10:30 Stylianos Perdikis (Museum of Kykkos Monastery), Αυλή Τηλλυρίας: Άγνωστη μεσαιωνική εγκατάσταση [Avli Tillyrias: An Unknown Medieval Site]

10:30 – 10:50 Discussion

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break

SESSION X: VESSELS UTILITARIAN AND OSTENTATIOUS: TWO CASE-STUDIES IN THE PRODUCTION AND EVERYDAY USES OF CERAMIC AND GLASS OBJECTS
Chair: Smadar Gabrieli

11:20 – 11:40 Athanasios K. Vionis (University of Cyprus), Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou (University of Cyprus), Maria Roumbou (Harokopeio University) and Vassilis Kilikoglou (N.C.S.R. ‘Demokritos’), Stirring Pots on Fire: Medieval Technology, Diet and Daily Life in Cyprus

11:40 – 12:00 Bernadette McCall (University of Sydney), A Medieval Glass Assemblage from Pafos, Cyprus

12:00 – 12:20 Discussion

12:20 – 14:00 Lunch Break

SESSION XI: STATUS DISPLAYED: THE USES OF LUXURY METALWORK
Chair: Maria Parani

14:00-14:20 Georgios Markou (University of Cambridge), Luxury Items of Minor Arts: The Household Silver of the Gentilhuomini in Venetian Cyprus

14:20 – 14:40 Elena Poyiadji-Richter (Leventis Municipal Museum, Nicosia), Metalwork products destined for Cyprus? – The 15th- / 16th-century dishes in the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia

14:40 – 15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:40 Concluding Remarks – Final Discussion

Monday, 15 December

EXCURSION TO PYLA, SOTERA AND AYIA NAPA

For further information, please contact Michalis Olympios (olympios.michalis@ucy.ac.cy) and Maria Parani (mparani@ucy.ac.cy).