IS-LE and COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) invite papers for the workshop Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean (1350-1750): a thesaurus under discussion.
The medieval and early modern world (broadly considered, c. 900-1750) underwent myriad profound changes, from devastating famines, plagues, and wars to an increased entanglement of the continents, economic transformations, and technological and scientific developments. These changes were often accompanied by calls for the reshaping of the institutions and structures – political, religious, intellectual, etc. –Continue reading “CFP: Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal in the Medieval and Early Modern World (UCLA, 27 May 2021), deadline 1 March 2021”
The conference will look at how the natural world has been presented, reflected or interacted by visual artists through centuries. The papers will debate on various topics from the pragmatic view of the natural world, existed simply to serve society, through the idea of natural phenomena, animals, plants etc. as allegories and symbols utilized toContinue reading “CFP: 6th Conference for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Students in Humanities and Social Sciences – Art and Nature (8 October 2021), deadline 15 May 2021”
The relationship between humans and their nonhuman traveling companions changed over time, and over the distances they traveled. Who would Don Quixote be without Rocinante, or Alexander without Bucephalus? This cluster of short essays proposes to look at moving/traveling animals and animals as the companions of traveling/moving humans in the Middle Ages and early modernity.Continue reading “CFP: Animals and Humans on the Move, Viator Essay Cluster, Deadline: 16th November 2020”
The creation of Otherness is a process by which a dominant group (Self, Us) constructs one or more outer groups (Them, Others) by assigning them different features and attributes, real or imagined. This continuous process was not only directed towards the outside, but also towards the inside, that is, towards dissident groups.
The Forty-Sixth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, April 9-10, 2021 The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites abstracts for papers engaging with privilege and position in global medieval cultures. Possibilities might include the histories of ecclesiastical or royal hierarchy, the production of artistic forms, analysis of international trade, the literature of class, status,Continue reading “Call for Papers: Privilege and Position, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, deadline: 1 October 2020”
Worked in Stone: Early Medieval Sculpture in its International ContextSaturday 11th Sept to Wednesday 15th Sept 2021Durham University, UK Early medieval stone sculptures that survive across Europe at the wayside, in architectural settings, in churches and graveyards, are an exceptional source for understanding the aesthetics and beliefs of early medieval communities. Standing crosses, inscribed stones,Continue reading “CFP: Worked in Stone, deadline 30th June 2020”
Southeastern Medieval Association, 2020 Conference Spartanburg, South Carolina November 5-7, 2020 Hosted by Wofford and Converse Colleges Plenary Speakers: Michelle M. Sauer, University of North Dakota Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University The Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) will hold its 2020 conference on November 5-7, 2020, with the theme of “Medieval Passions and Proclivities.” ProposalsContinue reading “CFP: Medieval Passions and Proclivities, Deadline 5 June, 2020”
Ovid’s aphorism “Materiam superabat opus”, evoked throughout the Middle Ages and beyond, reveals the special consideration given to skill, technique and craft in the artistic creation processes. Thus, ingenuity and mastery have been privileged qualities in our approach to works of art, according to a restricted vision assumed by Art History as a discipline. However,Continue reading “CFP: (In)materiality in Medieval Art, Deadline: 15 May 2020”
Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid are looking for articles for their journal. Edited by the CAPIRE Research Team, Eikón / Imago Scientific Journal is an annual academic publication whose research interest focuses on iconography and visual culture, from a thematic scope that encompasses the forms and meanings of the images of any era,Continue reading “Call for Submissions: Eikón / Imago, deadline 30 April 2020”