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Conference: New Light on Old Manuscripts; Recent Advances in Palimpsest Studies (25–27 April 2018)

Conference: New Light on Old Manuscripts; Recent Advances in Palimpsest Studies

25–27 April 2018

Austrian Academy of Sciences Sitzungssaal Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2 1010 Vienna, Austria

“New Light on Old Manuscripts: Recent Advances in Palimpsest Studies” brings together an international assembly of scholars who have been in the forefront of palimpsest studies in recent years, either in reading and analyzing palimpsests texts, or in making them legible through advanced imaging and image processing methods. The conference will also feature work that has been accomplished in the course of the Sinai Palimpsests Project (http://sinaipalimpsests.org).

See full programme here: https://rchivecom.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/palimpsests-conference-programme-25-27-2018.pdf



09:00–10:30 Moderator: Otto Kresten

Michael B. Phelps – The Sinai Palimpsests Project: its History, Philosophy, and Contributions

Claudia Rapp – The Palimpsest Corpus at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Preliminary Observations

Giulia Rossetto – Greek under Arabic: Behind the Lines of Sinaiticus arabicus NF 66


11:00–12:30 Moderator: Otto Kresten

Pasquale Orsini – Greek Scripts, Books and Texts: New Materials from Sinai

Agamemnon Tselikas – Textual Observations on Some Sinai Majuscule Palimpsests

Steve Delamarter – Getatchew Haile The Ethiopic Undertext of Sinai Greek NF 90: Discovery and Analysis

12:30–14:00 LUNCH BREAK

14:00–14:45 Moderator: Manfred Schreiner

Damianos Kasotakis – Implementing Spectral Imaging in the Sinai Desert

Kenneth Boydston – Beyond Discovery: Bringing More Good Things to Light


15:00–16:00 Moderator: Manfred Schreiner

Keith T. Knox – Recovery of Erased Text Using Unsupervised Methods

Roger L. Easton Jr. – Customized Processing of Multispectral Imagery of Palimpsests Based on Spectral Statistics

Dave Kelbe – Is it Magic? The Science Behind Image Processing: Perspectives and Possibilities


16:30–17:15 Moderator: Bernadette Frühmann

Michael B. Toth – Dispersed Palimpsest Offers Digital Insight into St. Catherine’s Library

Doug Emery – Reflections on the Digital Palimpsest: Data Modeling and Data Management



09:00–10:00 Moderator: Ernst Gamillscheg

Sebastian P. Brock – What Can Be Learnt, and What Not, from the Experience of the Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic Palimpsests

Grigory Kessel – Codex Arabicus (Sinai Arabic 514) Revisited


10:15–11:30 Moderator: Basema Hamarneh

Christa Müller-Kessler – A Florilegium of Christian Palestinian Aramaic Palimpsests from St. Catherine’s Monastery

Alain J. Desreumaux – L’apport des palimpsestes du Sinaï à la codicologie araméenne christopalestinienne et aux versions anciennes des textes bibliques


12:00–13:00 Moderator: Kurt Smolak

Michelle P. Brown – Arabic NF 8 and the Latin Manuscripts of St. Catherine’s, Sinai

Heinz Miklas – ‘Excavating’ the Slavonic Palimpsests in the New Sinaitic Finds

13:00–14:30 LUNCH BREAK

14:30–16:00 Moderator: Hans-Jürgen Feulner

Zaza Aleksidze – Dali Chitunashvili Palimpsest N/Sin Geo 7 Kept at the St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai (Identification of the Texts)

Bernard Outtier – New Insights in Christo-Palestinian Aramaic and Georgian Literatures

Jost Gippert – New Light on the Caucasian Albanian Palimpsests of St. Catherine’s Monastery


16:30–18:00 Moderator: Katharina Kaska

Irmgard Schuler – Imaging for Manuscript Inspection

Simon Brenner – Photometric Stereo for Palimpsest Analysis

Leif Glaser – X-Ray Fluorescence Investigations on Erased Text Written in Iron Gall Ink

Ivan Shevchuk – Full Field Multispectral Imaging as a Tool for Text Recovery in Palimpsests




09:00–11:00 Moderator: Andreas E. Müller

Felix Albrecht – Chiara Francesca Faraggiana di Sarzana – A Carbonized Septuagint Palimpsest of the Libri Sapientiales in Biblical Majuscule, Codex Taurinensis, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, C.V. 25 (Rahlfs-Ms. 3010): Its Text and Context

Jana Grusková – Giuseppe De Gregorio – Neueste Einblicke in einige palimpsestierte Handschriftenunikate aus den griechischen Beständen der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek

Bernard H. Stolte – Editing the Basilica and the Role of Palimpsests. The Case of Vindob. Suppl. gr. 200


11:30–13:00 Moderator: Christian Gastgeber

Dieter Harlfinger – Palimpsest-Forschung am Beispiel der Athener Handschrift EBE 192 mit juristischen Texten und Aristoteles-Kommentaren

André Binggeli – The Making of a Greek Palimpsest from the Patriarchal Library in Istanbul

Carla Falluomini – The Gothic Palimpsests: New Readings and Discoveries

13:00–14:30 LUNCH BREAK

14:30–16:00 Moderator: Bernhard Palme

Peter E. Pormann – The Syriac Galen Palimpsest: Between Philology and Digital Humanities

Ronny Vollandt – Palimpsests from Cairo and Damascus: A Comparative Perspective from the Cairo Genizah and the Qubbat al-Khazna

Alba Fedeli – A Few Remarks on Qur’anic Palimpsests


16:15–17:45 Moderator: Gerda Wolfram

Andreas Janke – Challenges in Working with Music Palimpsests

András Németh – Interactive Learning of Palimpsest Research: Virtual Guided Tour from the Invisible to the Abstract Reconstruction

Gregory Heyworth – From Technology to Text: Reading and Editing the Lacunose Manuscript


18:00–18:30 Discussion and Concluding Remarks


Conference: Private Charters and Documentary Practice in the long 10th century, Rome, 18-20 April 2018

Conference: Private Charters and Documentary Practice in the long 10th century, Rome, 18-20 April 2018

Atti privati e pratiche documentarie nel lungo X secolo / Private Charters and Documentary Practice in the long 10th century (ca.870-ca.1030), conference Rome 18-20 April 2018

On the occasion of the publication of the twelfth and final volume of the edition of the ninth century St.-Gall charters, the University of Groningen, the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna and the Stiftsarchiv St. Gall are organizing a conference on the changes of documentary practice in the long tenth century in Europe. This conference is a follow-up to an earlier one (Die Privaturkunden der Karolingerzeit) on the continuation and spread of the Roman heritage of documentary-legal administration, taking into account, among other things, the standardizing tendencies of the Carolingian empire. This time we will be dealing with what happened when the different parts of the Carolingian empire started to diverge after 870.

The entire programme is available here: https://www.rug.nl/research/icog/news/agenda/2018-04-18-programmeknir.pdf

Find out more information here: https://www.rug.nl/research/icog/news/agenda/2018-08-18-knir-privatechartersanddocumentarypractice?lang=en

VIII colloquium Ars Mediaevalis: Memory: Monument and Image in the Middle Ages

Conference programme: VIII colloquium Ars Mediaevalis: Memory: Monument and Image in the Middle Ages (Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia) May 4th-6th 2018)

Conference programme: VIII colloquium Ars Mediaevalis: Memory: Monument and Image in the Middle Ages

Date and Location: Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia), May 4th-6th 2018

Memory is a psychological faculty and an intellectual power that found its expression in the foundational and oft-repeated phrase of the Eucharistic celebration heard by all believers: “do this in remembrance of me”. Memory is projected onto ritual commemorations of the dead, funeral processions, anniversaries, liturgical celebrations and concerns all of the deceased, from the humblest to those who hold eminent institutional, religious or administrative positions, and, of course, the “special dead”, namely, the saints. It is not restricted to commemorating the deceased, whose presence is invoked by naming them in obituaries and in the objects associated with them. The latter were movable (liturgical vessels, manuscripts, ritual vestments, portable altars, trophies, objects associated with reliquaries and artistic patrons) or the fixed furnishings of buildings (reredoses, mural paintings, stained-glass windows, heraldic sculpture and, in particular, epigraphs and funerary monuments). By extension, the term memory was used in reference to the buildings or altars (e.g. cella memoriae) that sheltered these objects of such high sacred value.


Memory is at the heart of Augustinian epistemology, which believed that human reason is nourished by intelligence, love and memory. In the secular domain, memory played a central role in underpinning laws and institutions whose legitimacy depended on established customs. To establish the legal foundation of the present and future, lawmakers had to express the past and the certainty of the past.


This colloquium intends to analyze social memory as the process that enables society to renew and reform its understanding of the past so that it can be incorporated into the present, thus establishing a historical analogy in the narrative of the passing of time. Social memory includes liturgical memory, historiography, genealogy, oral tradition and other forms of cultural production and reproduction. Therefore, the colloquium’s aim, in particular, is to revisit the concept of cathedral memory, which includes all of those works, activities and uses of space that transmit over time the memory of important bishops, clerical dignitaries and laypeople and the origins and historical episodes in which they had played leading roles.


However, in each cathedral, the promotion of memory was incorporated into a communal setting in use over a long period of time and thus fostered diverse dynamics in terms of the interactions and intersections between the memory of the individual and/or the cooperative memory of social groups. Furthermore, mnemotechnic resources played a highly important role in adopting, storing, connecting, activating, modelling and reinventing the information and visual expressions received at a given moment in the past.


Memory, as contemporary psychology shows, is a dynamic process that transforms the past to such an extent that it creates new pasts. In fact, operative and dynamic memory is an exercise not so much in recognizing the past as an immutable reality but rather in reorganizing that past to the point of imagining it. Remembering always means connecting new stimuli (images, logical sequences, references, stories, etc.) that awaken this recollection with earlier information that has already been taken on board but stored away.Without the analogous links that adapt memories, it is impossible to integrate new events into a historical sequence. How did such assumptions affect the way in which images functioned during the Middle Ages? Where and when were architectural spaces composed to promote the gestation or remodelling of individual or institutional memories? This colloquium will provide a forum for analysis and debate regarding these fundamental questions of visual culture and medieval art.


May 4th Location: Fundacion Sta. Maria la Real
09.45 h.: Colloquium Ars Mediaevalis Opening
10.00 h.: Beat BRENK / UNIVERSIT€T BASEL, The Mosaics of Cefalù revisited: innovation and memory
10.45 h: Discussion
11.30 h.: César GARCÍA DE CASTRO VALDÉS / MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO DE ASTURIAS, Variaciones sobre el tema del Salvador y el colegio apostólico en la Catedral de Oviedo. Aventuras ydesventuras de una advocación
12.15 h.: Montserrat JORBA, Ritos funerarios en el arte románico catalàn: a propósito de la lápida sepulcralde Sant Miquel de Fontfreda (Maçanet de Cabrenys) 
12.30 h: Javier CASTIÑEIRAS, La memoria dumiense en las empresas escultóricas de Mondoñedo y Braga afinales del siglo XI 
12.45 h: Ma Teresa CHICOTE, Adaptar un Panteón a la Memoria del Linaje: La Colegiata de Belmonte y los Marqueses de Villena
13.00 h: Discussion
16.00 h.:
Marta CENDÓN FERNÁNDEZ / UNIVERSIDADE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Memoria y privilegio: las capillas funerarias episcopales en las catedrales castellanas bajomedievales 
Memoria per corporis sensum combibit anima. Relato hist—rico en la catedral de Tarragona: presencia ysecuencia de escenarios de memorias arzobispales
17.30 h.: Discussion
18.00 h.: Round table: Objects and Remembrance Objetos recuerdo
 – Herbert L. KESSLER
19.00 h.: Public presentation of the new book of editorial line “ARS MEDIAEVALIS. Estudios de arte medieval”

May 5th (Location: Palencia. Diputación Provincial)

09.45 h.: Ma Elvira MOCHOLÍ, La Virgen de la Seo y otros iconos reales en la ciudad de Valencia
10.00 h.: José Alberto MORAIS MORAN / UNIVERSIDAD DE LEÓN, Memento in mente habete: storiae y monumentos de memoria en el reino de León. De Magio (968) a Florencio (1138)
11.30 h.: Amadeo SERRA DESFILIS / UNIVERSIDAD DE VALENCIA, Memoria de reyes y memorias de la ciudad. Valencia entre la conquista cristiana y las Germanías
12.15 h.: Diana LUCÍA GÓMEZ-CHACÓN / CSDMM-UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID, Contemplar con la mirada del alma: arte, memoria y observancia a fines de la Edad Media
13.00 h.: Discussion
16.00 h.: Academic visit: Becerril de Campos and Paredes de Nava

May 6th (Location: Monasterio Sta. María la Real, Aguilar de Campoo)


09.30 h.: Cynthia HAHN / CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Reliquaries and Commemoration: Saint, Patron, Artist
10.15 h.: María J. SÁNCHEZ, La métrica de la memoria en la ciudad Alto Medieval: consecratio, monumentum aedificationis y dedicatio en Hispania

10.30 h: Elena MUÑOZ, Memorias de una muerte esperada. Técnicas narrativas en el sepulcro del Doctor Grado

10.45 h: Sonia MORALES, La memoria póstuma del caballero en la diócesis de Sigüenza-Guadalajara

11.00h: Discussion

11.45 h.: Felipe PEREDA ESPEJO / HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Imagen y olvido. Imagen del lamento fúnebre entre la Antigüedad y la Reforma católica

12:30 h.: Discussion

13.00 h: Conclusions and perspectives

13.15 h.: Closing ceremony

PLACE: Fundación Santa María la Real – Aguilar de Campo (SPAIN) FEES: Regular 140 € / Reduced 95 € / Special (students) 60 € /

ENROLLMENT: Fundación Santa María la Real del Patrimonio Histórico: Avda. Ronda, 1-3
34800 – Aguilar de Campoo (Spain)
Tel. (+34) 979 125 000 Fax: (+34) 979 125 680

Email: plhuerta@santamarialareal.org

Website: www.santamarialareal.org

Concference: L’espace sacre au sein de l’eglise medievale (Paris, 5-6 Jun 18)

Conference: L’espace sacre au sein de l’eglise medievale

Maison Archéologie Ethnologie René Ginouvès – Université Paris Nanterre, June 5 – 06, 2018

« L’espace sacré au sein de l’Eglise médiévale » Colloque du 5 et 6 juin 2018 – Université Paris Nanterre – Maison Archéologie Ethonologie René Ginouvès 

Postulat : Les rites liturgiques articulent la structure matérielle d’un édifice ecclésiastique. De ce fait, chaque conception artistique participe à son aménagement. Reproduit sur un bloc de pierre – claveaux de grandes arcades ou chapiteaux – à partir d’objets sacrés comme les chancels, le motif sculpté aide à identifier un espace liturgique spécifique. Cette question de l’espace liturgique peut également être considérée à travers le prisme de l’objet liturgique. Plusieurs cérémonies se déroulent, en effet, en dehors du cadre bâti de l’église : les processions, les drames liturgiques ou encore une partie des funérailles. Les objets liturgiques ont alors pour fonction de transposer, en dehors de leur cadre habituel, les rites cultuels.
Ce colloque international, qui aura lieu les 5 et 6 juin 2018 dans les locaux de la Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie de René- Ginouvès (MAE), a pour objectif de mettre en présence jeunes chercheurs et spécialistes reconnus pour dresser un état de la question dans les travaux actuels. Deux thématiques rythmeront ces deux jours dans lesquelles seront regroupées les communications des intervenants.

Comité organisateur :

  • Aude CHEVALIER, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM-UMR 7041, ED 395
  • Anastasiya CHEVALIER-SHMAUHANETS, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM-UMR 7041, ED 395
  • Anna JEANNEL, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM-UMR 7041, ED 395

Comité scientifique :

  • Brigitte BOISSAVIT-CAMUS, professeure d’archéologie et histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn- THEMAM
  • Cécile COULANGEON, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, Institut Catholique de Paris
  • Fabrice HENRION, archéologue, délégué scientifique et technique, Centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre
  • Panayota VOLTI, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM


Mardi 5 juin 2018

13h30 – 18h20

13h30 : Accueil des participants

Session 1
- La sculpture comme marquage matériel d’un espace liturgique
Présidente de séance : Marie-Thérèse Camus, professeure émérite en histoire de l’art médiéval

14h00 : Introduction par Alain Rauwel, professeur agrégé, université de Bourgogne, membre titulaire du Centre d’études en sciences sociales du religieux, EHESS

14h10 : L’entrelacs carolingien, marqueur de temps et d’espace
Christian Sapin, directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS

14h40 : Quelques limites de chœurs liturgiques, barrières sculptées et grilles ornées, opacité ou transparence
Pascale Chevalier, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art et archéologie médiévale, université de Clermont Auvergne, ARTeHIS

15h10 : Cluny et la sacralisation processionnelle de l’espace : l’hypothèse érigénienne
Père Arnaud Montoux, maître de conférences, Institut Catholique de Paris


16h00 : Entrelacs normands, marqueur d’un espace sacré dans les églises rurales du diocèse de Rouen (XIe-XIIe siècles) ? État de la question
Anastasiya Chevalier-Shmauhanets, doctorante en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM UMR 7041, ED 395

16h30 : To terrorize demons ? Gargoyles and their meaning
Elizabeth Den Hartog, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université de Leyde

17h00 : La crypte de la cathédrale de Chartres au milieu du XIIe siècle : changement de décor – changement de programme?
Philippe Plagnieux, professeur d’histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, HiCSA, École nationale des chartes

Session 2 – L’édifice et sa pratique liturgique
Présidente de séance : Cécile Coulangeon, maître de conférences en histoire
de l’art du Moyen Âge, Institut Catholique de Paris

17h50 : Méthodes d’analyse de la topographie liturgique, à l’exemple de quelques cathédrales et églises conventuelles en Allemagne pendant l’époque romane
Clemens Kosch, conservateur

Mercredi 6 juin 2018

8h45 – 16h30
8h45 – 9h00 : Accueil des participants

9h00 : D’une église paroissiale à un prieuré clunisien, exemples archéologiques récents et limites des observations
Fabrice Henrion, archéologue, délégué scientifique et technique, Centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre

9h30 : Les travées droites entre la nef et le chœur : dénominations, fonctions, marques dans l’espace ? Étude de cas du diocèse de Langres
Anna Jeannel, doctorante en archéologie médiévale, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM UMR 7041, ED 395

Session 3
- La relation entre espace et objets liturgiques à la lumière des sources textuelles et iconographiques
Président de séance : Frédéric Tixier, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université de Lorraine, CRULH

10h00 : Les objets liturgiques : sens et pratiques (propos introductif)
Catherine Vincent, professeure d’histoire du Moyen Âge, université Paris Nanterre, CHISCO

10h20 : L’apport de la liturgie à la conception du décor peint d’un monument funéraire byzantin : le cas de la chapelle cimétériale du monastère de Bačkovo (Bulgarie)
Yoanna Planchette, docteure en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre


11h10 : D’un support à l’autre : culture écrite et performance liturgique sur les objets et dans les lieux
Marie Charbonnel, ingénieure d’étude, université Bordeaux-Montaigne, IRAMAT-CRP2A, Programme Monasticon Aquitaniae

11h40 : L’objet liturgique et la mise en image de l’espace sacré dans les manuscrits de La Cité de Dieu, traduction de Raoul de Presles
Valérie Ruf-Fraissinet, docteure en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM UMR 7041

12h10 : Figer l’encensement ? Réflexions sur quelques représentations d’encensoirs dans l’espace sacré
Aude Chevalier, doctorante en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM UMR 7041, ED 395
Pause déjeuner (sur place)

Session 4
- Les objets liturgiques comme marqueurs d’un espace sacré18
Président de séance : Alain Rauwel, professeur agrégé, université de Bourgogne,
membre titulaire du Centre d’études en sciences sociales du religieux, EHESS

14h00 : « Ce grain d’incens qui remplit une église »
Hiltrud Westermann-Angerhausen, professeure émérite, université Heinrich Heine de Düsseldorf

14h30 : Quelle(s) place(s) pour la monstrance eucharistique dans et à l’extérieur de l’église médiévale ?
Frédéric Tixier, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université de Lorraine, CRULH

15h00 : Reliquary shrines in sacred space. Some remarks
Dorothee Kemper, Dorothee Kemper, docteure et chercheuse en histoire de l’art, directrice de l’association allemande d’histoire de l’art

15h30 : Spatialisation signifiante dans les églises byzantines : la place des icônes et de l’iconostase Panayota Volti, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM

16h00 : Conclusion par Alain Rauwel, professeur agrégé en histoire médiévale, université de Bourgogne, et Brigitte Boissavit-Camus, professeure d’archéologie et d’histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM

Merci de bien vouloir signaler votre présence à l’un des membres du comité organisateur


Conference: Die Stuttgarter Apokalypse-Tafeln – Studientag an der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (Stuttgart, 20/04/2018)


Eine Veranstaltung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart und des Instituts für Kunstgeschichte der Universität Stuttgart:

Zwei Hauptwerke unserer Sammlung waren in den letzten Monaten Gegenstand eines interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekts: die »Stuttgarter Apokalypse-Tafeln«, die um 1332/34 in Neapel geschaffen wurden. Detailreich und originell schildern sie die Visionen der Endzeit aus dem biblischen Buch der Offenbarung.

Erstmals haben nun Kunsthistoriker, Restauratoren und Naturwissenschaftler gemeinsam zu den Tafeln geforscht. Ihre Ergebnisse präsentieren sie in dem Band »Die Stuttgarter Apokalypse-Tafeln«, der im März 2018 erscheint (80 Seiten, 69 farbige Abbildungen, Sandstein Verlag, Dresden, 19,90 € im Museumsshop). Mit großformatigen Farbtafeln und Detailaufnahmen zeigt das Buch, wie der Künstler zu seinen Bilderfindungen gelangte und durch seine raffinierte Maltechnik, verbunden mit kostbaren Materialien, die Wirkung der Gemälde steigerte. Neue Erkenntnisse zu Auftraggeber und Funktion verorten die Tafeln in der Hofkultur des Königs Robert von Anjou in Neapel.


Am 20.4.2018, 10.00–17.00 Uhr, veranstalten die Staatsgalerie und das Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Universität Stuttgart einen internationalen Studientag mit Beiträgen renommierter Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus dem In- und Ausland.

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23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium: Collecting (in) the Middle Ages, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 16 February 2018

23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium: Collecting (in) the Middle Ages, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 16 February 2018

Free, booking required

The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium invites speakers to consider the nature of medieval collections, the context of their creation and fruition, and their legacy – or disappearance – in the present.

Existing approaches to the subject help to understand the formation, dispersal, and reassembly of groupings of objects. However, broadening the scope of what a medieval collection is can open new paths of exploration. From immense palace networks to single-volume manuscripts, a wide range of objects can pose complex and exciting questions regarding how physical and conceptual similarity and proximity shaped making and meaning in the Middle Ages.

The Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium offers the opportunity for research students at all levels from universities across the UK and abroad to present and promote their research.

Organised by Costanza Beltrami (The Courtauld Institute of Art / The Auckland Project) and Maggie Crosland (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with the generous support of The Sackler Research Forum.


09.30 – 10.00:  Registration

10.00 – 10.10:  Welcome

Session 1: Assembled Objects — chaired by Teresa Lane

10.10 – 10.30: Gesner Las Casas Brito Filho (University of Leeds): Níðwundor’, terrible wonder: The Beowulf Manuscript as a compilation about the ‘East’ (Nowell Codex part in British Library Cotton Vitellius A.xv)

10.50 – 11.10: Krisztina Ilko (University of Cambridge): Collecting Miracles: Visualising the Early Saints’ Cult of the Augustinian Friars

11.10 – 11.30: Elizabeth Mattison (University of Toronto/ KIK-IRPA): The Collection as History: Collecting with and on the Reliquary Bust of Saint Lambert in Liège

11.10 – 11.30: Discussion

11:30 – 12:00: TEA / COFFEE BREAK – Seminar Rooms 1 & 2

Session 2: Strategies of Collecting — chaired by Charlotte Wytema 

12.00 – 12.20: Noah Smith (University of Kent): The Courtrai Chest: A Matter of Personal Collection

12.20 – 12.40: Oliver Mitchell (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Collecting relics, curating an image: regicide, martyrdom, and the sacrificial kingship of Louis IX in the Sainte Chapelle

12.40 – 13.00: Maria Lopez-Monis (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Collecting the profane: Conversion of earthly objects into reliquaries

13.00 – 13.20: Discussion

13.20 – 14.30: LUNCH (provided for speakers only in Seminar Room 1)

Session 3: Collaborating across media — chaired by Nicholas Flory

14.30 – 14.50: Maria Harvey (University of Cambridge): Across time and space: Byzantin(ising) objects in the hands of the Del Balzo Orsini

14.50 – 15.10: Sophia Ong (Rutgers University/INHA): Autres petiz Joyaulx et Reliquiaires pendans: Pendants and the Collecting of Jewelry in the Valois Courts

15.10 – 15.30: Adriana Concin (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Collecting medieval likenesses: Archduke Ferdinand II and his Genealogy of Tyrolian Landesfürsten

15.30 – 15.50: Discussion

15.50 – 16.20: TEA / COFFEE BREAK – Seminar Rooms 1 & 2

Session 4: Spaces of Display — chaired by Harry Prance

16.20 – 16.40: Lesley Milner (The Courtauld Institute of Art): From Medieval treasure room to Renaissance wunderkammer: Sir William Sharrington’s strong room at Lacock Abbey

16.40 – 17.00: Sarah Randeraad (University of Amsterdam): Medii Aevii, Medio Evo, Tempi di Mezzo: ‘Amorphous’ Middle Ages in 19th century Florentine private and public display

17.00 – 17.30: Discussion

17.30 – 17.45: Closing remarks: Joanna Cannon (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

17.45: RECEPTION (Front Hall)

With special thanks to Michael Carter for his contribution and support for the colloquium.

Grant: ICMA Student Committee conference grant (due 1 February)

26231252_10210523721265685_5643383303839642598_nThe ICMA is pleased to offer grants for graduate students to present their research at conferences. Two awards will be made this year, at $600 each, to help defray the cost of travel. Applicants must be ICMA members and currently enrolled in a graduate program. These funds are available only to students delivering papers.

Applicants must submit:
1) A abstract of the paper that will be delivered in 300 words or less.
2) A short statement outlining the importance of the conference for academic or professional development
3) A budget proposal

Applications are due by 1 February 2018. Please submit materials as PDF attachments to Ryan Frisinger at awards@medievalart.org.