CFP: ‘Sacred Scripted Images – The Iconic Presence of Script in Medieval Liturgical Space’ (Heidelberg, 20-22 Jan 2022), Deadline 13 November 2020

Inscribed artefacts in liturgical space, from apse mosaics to liturgical vessels, are not only evidence of the wide range of the use of script within the context of mass, but also testify to the presence of something written at a sacred place.

CFP: The Visual Culture of Mosques, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (November 23 – 25, 2021), deadline 28 December 2020

In conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition Shatr AlMasjid: the Art of Orientation, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is collaborating with the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture to host a three-day conference to address the historical meaning, culture, evolution and functions of the mosque.

CFP: Future of Manuscript Studies 2021, deadline 8 November 2020

The second International Contest FuMast aims to bring together experienced scholars and young researchers engaged in the study of Greek and Latin manuscripts, coming from a variety of countries and scholarly traditions, and working in different and often not directly connected contexts.

CFP: Animal and Portraiture in the Renaissance, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris and Musée National de la Renaissance, Ecouen (2021), deadline 30 October 2020

International conference organized by Cécile Beuzelin (Lecturer in History of Modern Art, Montpellier 3 University) and Armelle Fémelat (doctor in Art History, CESR Tours), in collaboration with the National Renaissance Museum of Écouen and the Hunting and Nature Museum, Paris.

CFP: Connectivity, Transcultural Entanglements and the Power of Aesthetic Choices in Africa, Association for Art History’s Annual Conference 2021, deadline 19 October 2020

This session seeks to sound out ways of how to study connectivity, transcultural entanglements, and the role of and artistic responses to imported artefacts from 500 CE to the present-day in Africa without seeing Africans as passive beings ‘influenced’ by people and objects from afar.

CFP: Double-Sided Objects in the History of Art, College Art Association Annual Conference 2021, deadline 16 September 2020

This panel seeks papers that consider the history and historiography of double-sided objects by attending to their many facets, whether “front” and “back,” oblique angles, or otherwise hidden images. We ask how more holistic approaches to works of art might complicate, or even confirm, long-standing art historical narratives.

Call for Participants: Studying East of Byzantium VII: In Conversation with Anti-racism, Pandemic, and Social Inequality, deadline 15 September 2020

A three-part workshop that intends to bring together doctoral students studying the Christian East to discuss how the events of 2020, from the intensified conservations about systemic racism and economic inequality stemming acts of police violence on Black men and women in the United States to the dramatic changes to life and work brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, have impacted their research with a diverse group of colleagues and senior specialists in the field.

Call for Papers: ‘Public Space & Community’, Late Antique & Medieval Postgraduate Society, University of Edinburgh, Autumn 2020 Seminar Series, deadline 21 September 2020

The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) invites postgraduate students to present their research at our weekly Monday seminars.

CFP: Pre-Modern Women as Artists, Patrons and Collectors, Association for Art History Annual Conference (14-17 April 2021), deadline 19 October 2020

We invite proposals for papers exploring the role of women as artists, patrons and collectors in the medieval and early modern periods, broadly defined (c.400–1700).