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CFP: BAA Post-Graduate Conference, Saturday 23rd November 2019 (Deadline: 6th May 2019)

The BAA invites proposals by postgraduates and early career researchers in the field of medieval history of art, architecture, and archaeology.

Papers can be on any aspect of the medieval period, from antiquity to the later Middle Ages, across all geographical regions.

The BAA postgraduate conference offers an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers at all levels from universities across the UK and abroad to present and discuss their research, and exchange ideas.

Proposals of around 250 words for a 20-minute paper, along with a CV, should be sent by 6th May 2019 to postgradconf@thebaa.org


BAA call for papers

CFP: St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies Graduate Conference (6-8 June, 2019)

St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies Graduate Conference

6 – 8 June, 2019

Deadline: 31 March, 2019


The British Library, Egerton 2899, Psalter of the Gallican Version, Scotland, 15th century, f. 30, detail.

We are announcing a call for papers for the second St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS) Graduate Conference. This three-day conference is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers in any area of Medieval Studies. The second day of the conference will be devoted to the theme Politics and Political Thought and we would particularly welcome abstracts related to this topic from scholars working in any of the fields mentioned below. We aim to encompass a range of historical perspectives, from art to archeology, law to literature.

The keynote addresses will be delivered by Professor Carole Hillenbrand (Edinburg & St Andrews) and Dr Charles West (Sheffield).

Proposals relating to the following fields of research are especially welcome:

  • Eastern Mediterranean studies
  • Art and architecture
  • The church and religious life
  • Crusading
  • Late Antiquity
  • Latin poetry
  • Law
  • Middle Eastern studies
  • Philosophy
  • Rulership and lordship
  • Scottish history
  • Texts and manuscripts

It is anticipated that there shall be no registration free and that some travel bursaries will be available. Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length.

Please email 250-word abstracts to saimsgraduateconference@gmail.com by 31st March 2019.

CONF: Remembering the Middle Ages? Reception, Identity, Politics

Conference & Poetry Reading: Remembering the Middle Ages?

April 5-6, 2019

2 Locations:

Bush House, Aldwych, King’s College London
The London Global Gateway, 1-4 Suffolk Street, University of Notre Dame

A partnership between the University of Notre Dame (London Global Gateway) and King’s College London, ‘Remembering the Middle Ages? Reception, Identity, Politics’ asks speakers and attendees to consider how the concept of a ‘cultural memory’ of the Middle Ages can be useful (or not) in understanding how and why scholars, artists, readers, and others have resourced or imagined the Middle Ages, in any post-medieval period. We ask participants to interrogate the linguistic, material, and social networks that have been created by medieval things over time. Haruko Momma (University of Toronto) and Sarah Salih (King’s College London) will give a keynote panel, and the event also includes a reading featuring poets Vahni Capildeo and Ian Duhig and chaired by Professor Clare Lees (Director of the Institute for English Studies). Further details are forthcoming at our website: http://sites.nd.edu/remembering-the-middle-ages.

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CONF: SAH 2019 Annual International Conference (Providence, 24-28 Apr 19)

Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference, 2019

Providence, RI, April 24 – 28, 2019

Architectural and art historians, architects, preservationists and museum professionals from around the world will meet in Providence, R.I., April 24–28, 2019, for the 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians. Over 600 SAH members will convene at the Rhode Island Convention Center to share new research on the history of the built environment and address current issues in the field in paper sessions, roundtables, workshops, and panel discussions.

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Conference: Scaling the Middle Ages: Size and Scale in Medieval Art, The Courtauld Institute, London, 8 February 2019

image-1024x745The Courtauld Institute of Art 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium 

Scaling the Middle Ages: Size and scale in medieval art 

10:00–18:00 Friday 8 February 2019 (with registration from 9:30) 

Lecture Theatre 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London WC1X 9EW 

Size mattered in medieval art. Whether building a grand gothic cathedral or carving a minute boxwood prayer bead, precisely how big to make it was a principal concern for medieval artists, their patrons, and audiences. 

Examples of simple one-upmanship between the castles and palaces of lords and kings and the churches and cathedrals of abbots and bishops are numerous. How big to make it was a principal concern for both patrons and makers of medieval art. 

Scale could be manipulated to dramatic effect in the manufacture of manuscripts and the relative disposition of elements within their decorative programmes. Divine proportions – of the Temple of Solomon or the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – were evoked in the specific measurements and configuration of contemporary buildings and decisions were made based on concern with numbers and number sequences. 

Left: North elevation (detail), Sainte Chapelle, Paris (1239-1248). Right: Reliquary of Saints Maxien, Lucien, and Julien (Paris, 1261-1262) Musée nationale du Moyen Âge, Paris. 

In our age of viewing through digital surrogates, the Courtauld Institute of Art’s 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium invites its speakers to consider new approaches to issues of size and relative scale in relation to the making, meanings, and study of medieval art. 

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 Teresa Lane (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Oliver Mitchell (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with the generous support of Michael Carter and the Consortium for Arts and Humanities in South-East England.

Programme: Scaling the Middle Ages: Size and scale in medieval art 

9:30-10:00 Registration – Front hall 

10:00-10:10 Welcome – Teresa Lane & Oliver Mitchell (The Courtauld Institute of Art) 

SESSION 1: ARCHITECTURAL MINIATURES Chaired by Giosue Fabiano (The Courtauld Institute of Art) 

10:10-10:30 Sylvia Alvares-Correa (University of Oxford): The use of architecture in a 15th century panorama of the Passion of Christ in Jerusalem: structuring composition or ideology? 

10:30-10:50 Niko Munz (University of York): Architectural ventriloquism in pre-Eyckian panel painting 

10:50-11:10 Antonella Ventura (Independent scholar) Playing with scales: Relationships between monumental architectures and reliquary structures in Umbria and Apulia in the fourteenth century 

11:10-11:30 Discussion 

11:30-12:00 Tea & coffee break (Research Forum Seminar Room, Floor 2) 

SESSION 2: SCALE MODELS Chaired by Bella Radenovic (The Courtauld Institute of Art) 

12:00-12:20 Angela Websdale (University of Kent): Replication and Reproduction: Evoking the Cult of St Edward the Confessor and the Visual Culture of Westminster Abbey and Palace at St Mary’s Church, Faversham 

12:20-12:40 Francesco Capitummino (Independent scholar): The ambo of the Capella Palatina in Palermo, a reduced scale of the Cefalù prototype 

12:40-13:00 Discussion 

13:00-14:00 Lunch (provided for speakers and chairs – Seminar Room 9, Floor 2) 

SESSION 3: THE SCALE OF DEVOTION Chaired by Chloe Kellow (The Courtauld Institute of Art) 

14:00-14:20 Sheridan Zabel Rawlings (University of Manchester): Scale matters: The intentional use of size to depict Christ in John Rylands Library’s Latin MS 344 

14:20-14:40 Matko Marušić (University of Zagreb): Medieval crosses: Scale, typology, materials 

14:40-15:00 Harry Prance (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Miniature materials/ concrete connections: The spaces of Byzantine liturgical objects 

15:00-15:20 Discussion 

15:20-15:50 Tea & coffee break 

SESSION 4: AMPLIFICATION & DISSEMINATION Chaired by Laura Melin (The Courtauld Institute of Art) 

15:50-16:10 Charlotte Wytema (The Courtauld Institute of Art), From abstract idea to scaled-up image: The case of the Virgin with fifteen symbols 

16:10-16:30 Nicolas Flory (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Scaling Patronage in the Duchy of Burgundy: Isabella of Portugal and her Carthusian donations 

16:30-16:50 Discussion 

16:50-17:00 Closing remarks by Professor Joanna Cannon (The Courtauld Institute of Art) 

17:00 Reception With special thanks to Michael Carter for his generous support 


Conference: ‘Medieval Seas’, 11 Bedford Square, London, November 17, 2018, 10.30-18.00

https3a2f2fcdn-evbuc-com2fimages2f507276722f2187637322172f12foriginal‘Medieval Seas’ brings together scholars from the fields of history, archaeology and literature to explore our medieval maritime past. Dr Aisling Byrne, Dr David Harrap, Dr James Barratt, Dr Craig Lambert and Dr Alfred Hiatt will examine representations of the sea in literature and cartography, the development of maritime liturgies and the latest maritime projects which have aided scholars in learning more about the sea in the Middle Ages. Over lunch join Dr Rachel Moss as she discusses the new project ‘Women at Sea’ and asks ‘can we build a feminist medieval maritime?’

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Organised by the London Medieval Society

Conference: Bohlentueren und Eisenkunst des Mittelalters, Esslingen am Neckar, November 21–22, 2018

maulbronn_innen_brunnenhausRegistration deadline: Oct 19, 2018

Anlässlich der Restaurierung der mittelalterlichen Bohlentüren in der Welterbestätte Kloster Maulbronn und des davon unabhängigen Projektes der Restaurierung einer frühgotischen Sakristeitüre in der Johanneskircheim Rheinland-Pfälzischen Neustadt-Mußbach veranstalten die beiden Landesdenkmalpflegeämter von Baden-Württemberg und Rheinland-Pfalz ein wissenschaftliches Kolloquium.

Die Idee für die Tagung entstand aus der Einsicht, dass dem Thema der mittelalterlichen Türen bislang nicht die gebührende Aufmerksamkeit zu Teil wurde. Die eher stiefmütterliche Behandlung von Türen im Allgemeinen und Türen dieser Zeitstellung im Besonderen hat nach unserer Ansicht bereits in der älteren, aber leider auch jüngeren Vergangenheit zu großen Substanzverlusten geführt. Die Gründe hierfür sind zum einen Unkenntnis in Bezug auf die genaue Datierung der Objekte, als auch Unkenntnis über die Wertigkeit der Türen in Bezug auf die hohe Kunstfertigkeit ihrer Herstellungstechnik.

Wir möchten mit dieser Tagung einen aktiven Beitrag zur Aufklärung leisten und damit ein höheres Maß der Sensibilisierung für den künftig adäquaten Umgang mit diesen wertvollen und selten gewordenen Zeugnissen der Vergangenheit erreichen.

8:00 Öffnung des Tagungsbüros
8:45 Begrüßung
Prof. Dr. Claus Wolf
Präsident des Landesamtes für Denkmalpflege
im Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart (LAD)
Dr.-Ing. Roswitha Kaiser
Landeskonservatorin, Direktion Landesdenkmalpflege
Rheinland-Pfalz (LD RLP)
Rolf-Dieter Blumer, LAD
Claudia Gerner-Beuerle, Dipl.-Restauratorin, LD RLP
9:15 Mittelalterliche Türen, Schlösser und Beschläge
vom 13. bis zum frühen 16. Jahrhundert – ein
Prof. Dr. Achim Hubel, Regensburg
10:00 Zur Restaurierung von Schmiedeeisenobjekten
aus dem Mittelalter – Herangehensweise
und Umsetzung, Beispiele aus der Praxis
Elisabeth Krebs, Mag. Restauratorin, Wien
10:30 Befundung einer mittelalterlichen Bohlentür
aus Neustadt-Mußbach
Claudia Magin, Dipl.-Restauratorin, Wien
11:00 Fragen und Diskussion
11:15 Kaffeepause
11:45 Drei Sakristeitüren – drei Restaurierungskonzepte:
Kiedrich, Klingen-Heuchelheim, Neustadt-Mußbach
Esther Nickel, Dipl.-Restauratorin, Altenkirchen
12:15 Weniger ist mehr – Zur Erhaltung von mittelalterlichen
eisenbeschlagenen Bohlentüren
Manfried Eisbein, Dipl.-Restaurator,
Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Sachsen, Dresden
12:45 Mittelalterliche Bohlentüren in rheinhessischen
Dorfkirchen des Bistums Mainz – Versuch einer
Diana Ecker, M.A., Konservatorin,
Kirchliche Denkmalpflege Bistum Mainz
13:15 Fragen und Diskussion
13:30 Mittagspause
14:30 Ornamental und figürlich bemalte Holz- und
Eisentüren vom 13. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert
im heutigen Hessen
Christine Kenner, Dipl.-Restauratorin,
Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, Wiesbaden
15:00 Sicher verwahrt – mittelalterliche Metalltüren
für gesicherte Räume in Kirchen
Dr. Ulrich Knapp, Freier Bauforscher, Leonberg
15:30 Die mittelalterlichen Türen der Hahnentürme
des Freibuger Münsters
Stefan King, Dipl.-Ing. M.A., Freier Bauforscher, Freiburg
16:00 Fragen und Diskussion
16:15 Kaffeepause
08:00 Abfahrt des Busses
Fleischmann- / Ecke Kollwitzstraße
73728 Esslingen am Neckar
10:00 Begrüßung im Kloster Maulbronn
Holger Probst, Architekt, Vermögen und Bau
Baden-Württemberg, Amt Pforzheim
Susann Seyfert und Rolf-Dieter Blumer, LAD
10:30 Die Bohlentüren des Klosters Maulbronn
Führung: Elisabeth Krebs, Mag. Restauratorin, Wien
12:30 Mittagspause
14:00 Weiterfahrt nach Knittlingen
14:15 Faust-Museum Knittlingen
Führung: Dr. Denise Roth, Leiterin des Museums
15:00 „Bin doch ein arm unwissend Kind“
Zur Metallurgie und Chemie des Mittelalters
im Kontext des Doktor Faustus
Prof. Bernhard Mai, Fachhochschule Erfurt
16:30 Abfahrt des Busses in Knittlingen
17:15 Stopp am Bahnhof Vaihingen/Enz
18:30 Ankunft in Esslingen
19:00 Gemütlicher Ausklang (Selbstzahler)
Mittlere Beutau 49
73728 Esslingen am Neckar
16:45 Die „Karlstür“ – eine karolingische Tür aus
dem Aachener Dom, Geschichte und Untersuchung
Helmut Maintz, Dombaumeister, Domkapitel Aachen
Norbert Engels, Restaurator,
LVR-Amt für Denkmalpflege im Rheinland, Pulheim
17:15 Beispiele mittelalterlicher Bohlentüren in
Vorpommern – ein Überblick
Elke Kuhnert, Dipl.-Restauratorin, Landesamt für Kultur
und Denkmalpflege Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwerin
17:45 Gut verschlossen! Bohlentüren an Kornspeichern
des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts auf dem Gebiet der
ehemaligen Herrschaft Kißlegg
Philipp Scheitenberger, M.A., Freier Haus- und Bauforscher,
18:15 Resümée und Abschlussdiskussion
18:45 Vortragsende
19:30 Gemütliches Beisammensein (Selbstzahler)
Brauhaus Wichtel
Mettinger Straße 113
73728 Esslingen am Neckar

Veranstaltungsort: Salemer Pfleghof, Untere Beutau 8-10,73728, Esslingen am Neckar