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New Journal: Convivium. Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and Mediterranean

New Journal: Convivium. Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and Mediterranean (Seminarium Kondakovianum Series Nova)
Deadline for Article Submission: March and November each year

conviviumConvivium restarts and continues the glorious Seminarium Kondakovianum, the journal of the institute founded in memory of Nikodim Kondakov in 1927, which represented the desire to maintain and deepen Kondakov’s pioneering scholarly work in Byzantine and medieval studies, celebrated not only in the Russian and Czech worlds but also in western Europe. Convivium covers an extended chronological range, from the Early Christian period until the end of the Middle Ages, which in central Europe lasted well beyond the Renaissance in Italy. Equally vast is the range of subjects it will treat. Whereas its central concern remains art history, that is, whatever pertains to images, monuments, the forms of visual and aesthetic experience, it is also open to many disciplines tied to art history in the deepest sense: anthropology, liturgy, archaeology, historiography and, obviously, history itself. The goal is to ensure that the journal will provide a 360o opening onto the field and the research methods being deployed in it.

Two numbers of the journal will be issued every year; all articles will be approved by a blind peer-review process. The first will focus on a theme, and the second will be a miscellany. Each issue will comprise five to ten articles (in French, English, Italian, or German), between 40,000 and 60,000 strokes long and fifteen illustrations (some in color). Convivium will be published in paper and digital format and distributed by Brepols. To submit an article, contact : convivium@earlymedievalstudies.com.

For further information on editors, editorial board, advisory board and style guidelines, see: http://www.earlymedievalstudies.com/convivium.html

Upcoming thematic issues include:

2014: Circulation as Factor of Cultural Aggregation. Relics, Ideas, and Cities in the Middle Ages
Editors: Klara Benesovska, Ivan Foletti, Serena Romano

2015: The Three Romes (Rome, Constantinople, Moscow). Studies in Honour of Hans Belting.
Editors: Ivan Foletti, Herbert Kessler

2016: Facing and Forming the Tradition. Illustrated Texts on the Way from Late Antiquity until the Romanesque Time.
Editor: Anna Boreczky

2017: Inventing the Past: Medieval Studies as a Virtual Construction.
Editors: Xavier Barral i Altet, Ivan Foletti

2018: Multicultural Spaces in Southern Italy.
Editors: Elisabetta Scirocco, Gerhard Wolf

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CFP: Memorializing the Middle Classes (Edited volume)

CFP: Memorializing the Middle Classes (Edited volume)
Deadline: 30 June 2014

Building on the session “Memorials for Merchants: The Funerary Culture of Late Medieval Europe’s New Elite” (College Art Association Annual Meeting, 2014), this edited volume offers papers that investigate the habits and strategies of patrons of commemorative art ca. 1300-1700, while considering what relationship, if any, existed between patronal strategies and choices and location in societal hierarchy. The rising fortunes of merchants, lawyers, and other professionals allowed middle-class patrons to commission private tombs in numbers not seen since Roman times.

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While historians and anthropologists have looked broadly at European commemorative practices of the later Middles Ages and Renaissance, art historians have tended to focus on individual patrons, monuments, artists, or institutions. Memorializing the Middle Classes begins with an overview of Roman, Early Christian, and Byzantine precedent, offering a long view of continental commemorative culture. Essays by an international group of scholars follow to provide comparative analysis of the socio-cultural significance of memorialization both within particular cities and regions and across Europe. Papers that explore issues of social networks, the privatization of communal spaces, individual and corporate identities, personal and public memories, the relationships between the living and the dead, and other questions regarding commemoration, the use of space, and the patronage and reception of tombs and other memorials.

To submit a proposal, please send the following to
annecleader@gmail.com no later than 30 June 2014:

  • author’s name/affiliation
  • chapter title (15 words max.)
  • abstract (300 words max.)
  • selected bibliography
  • estimated number of illustrations and type (photo, chart/graph, map)
  • or a working list of illustrations
  • scholars (including contact information) who could serve as a peer reviewer for the book proposal
  • list of books that complement/compete with proposed volume and the target audience for your essay
  • cv
  • short biography in prose (100 words max.)

Please direct all questions to the editor, Anne Leader, at annecleader@gmail.com