The last decade has seen a burgeoning critical interest in the study of water in the Middle Ages. Scholars from a range of disciplines have begun to recognise that water is not merely a catalogue of interesting tropes; it is a means or method of communication, a disruptive and radical force, and a vehicle for thinking across time, space, disciplines and languages. It carries us down diverse paths and creates unexpected intersections between people, places and things.
Workshop:Winter School in Greek Paleography and CodicologyRome, The American Academy in Rome and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 5-16 January 2015Deadline: 15 October 2014 In January 2015, with the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library, BAV), the American Academy in Rome will offer its first Winter School in Greek Paleography and Codicology. The twoContinue reading “Workshop: Winter School in Greek Paleography and Codicology (Rome, January 2015)”
Call for Papers Rethinking Medieval Maps I and II 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 14-17 May 2015 Deadline: 15 September 2015 Rethinking Medieval Maps I: The Unmapped, Marginalized and Fictitious This panel is devoted to the cartography of spaces that are far—either geographically or conceptually—from the umbilicus terrae at Jerusalem and the seeminglyContinue reading “CFP: Rethinking Medieval Maps I and II (Kalamazoo 2015)”
ABY WARBURG AND NATURE Workshop, University of Hamburg, Warburg-Haus, 15 – 16 January 2015 Deadline: 31 August 2014 Organizers: Frank Fehrenbach and Cornelia Zumbusch (University of Hamburg) Aby Warburg’s references to enlivenment, life forces, and the afterlife of images are evidence for the paradigmatic meaning of the natural for his conceptualization of the emergence and re-emergence of pictorial formulas.Continue reading “CFP: Aby Warburg and Nature (Hamburg, 15-16 Jan 15)”
CFP: Visual Narratives – Cultural Identities. A trans- and interdisciplinary conference at the University of Hamburg Hamburg, 27-29 November 2014 Deadline: 31 July 2014 Increasingly, cultural studies focus on stories and the narration of stories as important catalysts for the constitution, confirmation, and modification of cultural identities. Not only in times of what seems like floods of images but sinceContinue reading “CFP: Visual Narratives – Cultural Identities (Hamburg, 27-29 Nov 14)”
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 betweenContinue reading “CFP: Memorializing the Middle Classes (Edited volume)”