Online Conference: ‘Le Psautier de Paris (BnF, Grec 139)’, École nationale des chartres, 2–3 July 2021

The Paris Psalter is one of the most famous creations of the Macedonian “Renaissance”. This colloquium is the first research enterprise devoted exclusively to this exceptional manuscript. Its aim is to bring together in an interdisciplinary group of scholars specializing in codicology and philology, biblical exegesis and theology, and the history of art and aesthetics with the goal of putting the manuscript in context, studying its genesis and sources and its internal organization as well as its influence on Byzantine art.

Online Conference: ‘Royal Nunneries at the Center of Medieval Europe. Art, Architecture, & Aesthetics’, 1-3 July 2021

This conference is dedicated to the art, architecture and material culture of female monasteries patronized by the ruling dynasties in medieval Europe between the 11th and the 14th centuries.

Online Conference: Medieval Travel: Harlaxton Online Medieval Zoomposium, 26–30 July 2021, 14:30–19:00 (BST)

This year’s Harlaxton Medieval Symposium on the theme of Medieval Travel will take place online via Zoom, Monday 26 July – Friday 30 July 2021.

Online Conference: ‘Ora Pro Nobis: Marian Devotion in the Middle Ages and Renaissance’ in honour of Dr Cathy Oakes, The British Archaeological Association, 3 July 2021, 10-17:30 (BST)

This study day is hosted by the British Archaeological Association, of which Cathy was a longstanding member. It will concentrate of various aspects of Marian devotion a subject close to Cathy’s heart and the focus of her book, Ora Pro Nobis: The Virgin as Intercessor in Medieval Art and Devotion (2008), from which this day takes its title.

Online Conference: ‘Pluriversality at Play: Art and material culture in the thirteenth-century Mediterranean’, University of St Andrews, 17-18 June 2021, 2:15pm-6pm (BST)

This workshop, organised by Dr Anthi Andronikou, aims to relocate regional arts and cultures within a broader Mediterranean context from an interdisciplinary point of view. Scholars in the fields of Byzantine, Islamic, Jewish and Western Medieval studies will probe interconnections across different ethnic, political, artistic and confessional spheres through historical and art historical perspectives.

Online Conference: ‘Mod Gothic? Medieval Architecture in the Modern Ages’, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1-2 July 2021, 2pm (BST)

Join the Courtauld Institute of Art for a conference in tribute to Peter Kidson (1925-2019) and Paul Crossley (1945-2019), where speakers will consider the personalities, technologies and geographies that determined how medieval architecture was studied and taught after 1945.

Online Conference: Liturgy, Literature & History: Oswald of Northumbria and the Cult of Saints in the High Middle Ages, 5th-6th August 2021

This conference, focussed on the cult of Oswald of Northumbria in the high Middle Ages, brings together historians, literary scholars, musicologists and art historians to explore the cult of saints through texts, objects, space, sound and the senses and particularly interrogates the influence of the liturgy on society. 

Online Conference: Materiality in the Eastern Mediterranean World, 28th-29th May 2021

The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at Central European University (Vienna/Budapest) is proud to announce the 7th International Graduate Conference on “Materiality in the Eastern Mediterranean World”, Vienna, 28-29 May 2021. The conference will provide a forum for graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on the Eastern Mediterranean to present their current research, exchange ideas, and develop scholarly networks.