Conference: Collections and Collecting Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Art Conference, Christie’s Education London, 23 March 2017
Collecting Ancient and Medieval art attracts both academic and public curiosity because the objects (and structures) in question are not only often extremely rare, but also have fascinating histories. The ability to possess a piece of our past has allowed collectors throughout the centuries to create a continuity between that past and their present. This conference will explore the history of Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval collections, how they were originally formed, how objects survive and in what contexts, and how certain collections themselves live on. It will also address how the collections of the past may be reflected in the way that we approach collecting today, the theoretical and the historical framework of collections, how they are currently presented, as well as some of the controversies in the field. Equally, the problems and issues underlying the collecting of Ancient and Medieval art, and the knowledge required to authenticate them will be discussed.
|9:30 – 10:00||Registration & Coffee|
|10:00 – 10:10||Welcome|
|SECTION I: Ancient and Medieval Collections
(Chair: Cecily Hennessy, Christie’s Education)
|10:15 – 10:40||Collecting liturgical objects in thirteenth and fourteenth-century Castile
Maeve O’Donnell-Morales (Courtauld Institute of Art)
|10:40 – 11:05||The saint-king’s collection: The treasure of grande châsse in the Sainte-Chapelle
Emily Guerry (University of Kent)
|11:05 – 11:30||‘Through me rulers rule’: A Curious History of Imperial Coronation Regalia
Zoë Opačić (Birkbeck, University of London)
|11:30 – 11:55||E.P. Warren, Greek art and the Pan Painter
Amy Smith (University of Reading)
|11:55 – 12:10||Discussion|
|12:10 – 13:40||LUNCH|
|SECTION II: New Approaches to Collections
(Chair: Sadie Pickup, Christie’s Education)
|13:45 – 14:10||The Digital Pilgrim Project: approaching large collections of miniature art
Amy Jeffs (University of Cambridge)
|14:10 – 14:35||From Monastic Libraries to Computer Screens: Collecting Late Antique Illumination through the Centuries
Peter Toth (British Library)
|14:35 – 15:00||Collections, Controversies and the Copts: Deciphering the Late Antique Textiles of Egypt
Anna Kelley (University of Birmingham)
|15:00 – 15:15||Discussion|
|15:15 – 15:45||COFFEE & TEA|
|SECTION III: Private and Public Collections
(Chair: Jana Gajdošová, Christie’s Education)
|15:50 – 16:15||The intersection between collecting and scholarship: some personal experience
Michael Carter (English Heritage)
|16:15 – 16:40||Exploring the Collection of George R Harding
Naomi Speakman (British Museum)
|16:40 – 17:05||Title to be Confirmed
Claudio Corsi (Christie’s, London)
|17:05 – 17:15||Discussion|
|17:15 – 17:30||Closing Remarks|
Collecting Ancient and Medieval art attracts both academic and public curiosity because the objects (and structures) in question are not only often extremely rare, but also have fascinating histories. The ability to possess a piece of our past has allowed collectors throughout the centuries to create a continuity between that past and their present. This conference will explore the history of Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval collections, how they were originally formed, how objects survive and in what contexts, and how certain collections themselves live on. It will also address how the collections of the past may be reflected in the way that we approach collecting today, the theoretical and the historical framework of collections, how they are currently presented, as well as some of the controversies in the field. Equally, the problems and issues underlying the collecting of Ancient and Medieval art, and the knowledge required to authenticate them will be discussed. Speakers include: Maeve O’Donnell-Morales, Zoe Opacic, Emily Guerry, Amy Smith, Peter Toth, Amy Jeffs, Anna Kelley, Michael Carter, Naomi Speakman, and Claudio Corsi.
For full programme and tickets, see here.
Job: Lectureship in Classics (Roman Art), Including Late Antique/Early Byzantine art to c. 700 AD), School of Human Environment, University College Cork, Ireland
Deadline: 5pm, 01 November 2016
Contract Type: Permanent Whole-Time
Job Type: Academic
Salary: €31,821 – €56,967/€62,353 – €76,942
UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Lecturer in Classics (Roman Art). Reporting to the Head of the Department of Classics, the Lecturer in Classics (Roman Art) will have a specialist interest in Roman Art, broadly understood to include Late Antique Art. The successful applicant will be required to deliver foundation and advanced teaching on aspects of Roman Art from the early Republican to the Late Antique periods, with an emphasis on art of the Imperial period. An ability to teach a classical language (Greek or Latin) is desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate may be required to teach in other areas of classical culture or history according to changing departmental needs. Candidates must hold a doctoral qualification in an area of Roman, or Late Antique, Art from a recognised University at the time of application. The holder of this post will be expected to promote student research at masters and doctoral level on different aspects of Roman Art. S/he will also be required to contribute to the academic administration of the department and college, and to engage with external bodies in areas relating to Classics.
Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.
How to apply: For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see www.ucc.ie/hr/vacancies. The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr. David Woods, Tel: 0035321-4903491, Email: email@example.com. Further information on the Department is available at: http://www.ucc.ie/en/classics/.
Appointment may be made on the Lectureship Salary Scale: €31,821 – €56,967/€62,353 – €76,942.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 5pm on Tuesday 1st November 2016 by emailing a completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers: 1st Annual Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies (CBMS), Nicosia, Cyprus, January 13-14
Deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2016
The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (ΒΕΚ: Βυζαντινολογική Εταιρεία Κύπρου) invites papers to be presented at the First Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 of January 2017.
Honorary President: Athanasios Papageorghiou, Director Emeritus, Dept. of Antiquities.
Keynote Speaker: Ioli Kalavrezou, Professor, Harvard University.
Scholars, researchers and students are encouraged to present their ongoing research, work-in-progress or fieldwork report on any aspect of the history, archaeology, art, architecture, literature, philosophy and religion of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Byzantine, Medieval and Ottoman periods.
The languages of the conference will be Greek, English, French and German.
Programme Committee: Nikolas Bakirtzis (Chair), Stavros Georgiou, Maria Parani, Ourania Perdiki, Andreas Foulias.
Organizing Committee: Doria Nicolaou, Christina Kakkoura, Andriani Georgiou, Despoina Papacharalampous.
How to Submit:
1. A cover sheet detailing the paper’s title, author’s details and session information (if applicable; see below)
2. An abstract between 300 and 500 words in English and/or Greek summarizing the presented research, report or work-in-progress and indicating its original contribution.
3. A second copy of the paper abstract in a separate page without the author’s details.
Submit your proposal as an email attachment to the address: abstractCBMS@ byzantinistsociety.org.cy
Sessions of up to five papers can be submitted together as separate attachments by the session organizer.
Paper proposals will be reviewed based on their abstract and accepted on merit by the conference’s Programme Committee. This review will be anonymous.
Notification of paper review will be send by email or fax by the end of October, 2016. Papers will be grouped in sessions according to their topic and theme.
Each participant may deliver only one paper limited to 20 minutes. Accepted paper abstracts will be published in the conference’s ‘Book of Abstracts’.
Graduate Paper Award: The best graduate student paper will be selected by the Programme Committee and awarded upon the conclusion of the conference.
Student bursaries: A small number of bursaries will be available, upon application, to assist graduate students’ travel and participation.
The conference is organized in conjunction with the annual meeting of the members of the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus. For membership information please visit the society’s website: http://www.byzantinistsociety.org.cy
For inquiries send email to: email@example.com
Paper proposal preparation instructions
Prepare the 3-page paper proposal as a single Microsoft WORD document. Font: Times New Roman, 12 point. Line spacing: single.
Include the following information in the listed order. Please align text left and allow a blank line between each information detail:
Name, position or graduate status and academic affiliation (i.e. PhD Candidate, University of…), address, phone, email address, title of paper, indication of proposed session (if any). Graduate students must also indicate their interest to be considered for the Graduate Prize Competition and/or travel bursary (see above).
Title line: Title in capitals. No more than two lines. Boldface and centered. Skip one line.
Author line: Author’s name followed by institutional affiliation in parentheses or, for independent scholars their city. No titles or degrees (i.e. Prof., Dr, PhD). Boldface and centered. Lower case, capitalize first letters of words. Skip two lines.
Abstract text: Justify text. No intend in the first line of paragraphs. Skip one line between paragraphs. Foreign language words transliterated and italicized. No footnotes or images.