Online Conference: The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Medieval Studies – A Global Digital Medievalist Symposium (The Americas: Images and Imaging), 24th May 2021

The theme, The Past, Present and Future of Medieval Digital Studies is both retrospective and prospective in scope, bringing digital medievalist practitioners into conversation with each other as we step into a new scholarly environment where digital methods take on a new importance.

Online Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places: Courtly Encounters, The Open University, 9th-11th June 2021

In 2021 The Open University’s interdisciplinary Spaces and Places conference will address the theme of ‘Courtly Encounters’ by exploring instances of cultural exchange that shaped the day-to-day and extraordinary sensory experiences of court life.

Online Conference: Collecting Orthodoxy in the West: A History and Look Towards the Future, Museum of Russian Icons (11th-12th June 2021)

This international conference, organized and sponsored by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA (USA), considers why, how, where, and by whom these objects have been and continue to be acquired.

Conference: Fifteenth Century Conference, University of Bristol, 2nd – 4th September 2021

The next Fifteenth Century Conference will be held at the University of Bristol from 2nd to 4th September 2021. This is planned to be an in-person event, subject to government guidelines at the time.

Online Conference: Mod Gothic? Medieval Architecture in the Modern Ages, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 1-2 July 2021

Speakers include Elizabeth Sears, Paul Binski, Lindy Grant, Eric Fernie, Zoë Opačić, Klára Benešovská, Tomasz Węcławowicz, Peter Kurmann, Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz, Alexandra Gajewski and Stephen Murray.

International Congress on Medieval 2021: Medieval Art/Architecture related papers & panels, 10 – 15 May, 2021

Whilst the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) cannot take place in person, the wonderful committee have organised a virtual conference to take place. We’ve had a look through the programme and have brought together all the Medieval Art related papers and panels.

Conference: (In)sights regarding Medieval Art. A tribute to Herbert L. Kessler, Aguilar de Campoo (Spain) and Online, October 21st – 23rd 2021

For the last eleven years, we have organised the international colloquium Ars Mediaevalis in Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia, Castile, Spain), the headquarters of the Fundación Santa María la Real. Each edition has proposed a cross-cutting argument that, in accordance with current methodological approaches, has allowed us to analyse and understand relevant aspects of Medieval Art.Continue reading “Conference: (In)sights regarding Medieval Art. A tribute to Herbert L. Kessler, Aguilar de Campoo (Spain) and Online, October 21st – 23rd 2021”

Conference: The Virgin as Auctoritas: The Authority of the Virgin Mary and Female Moral-Doctrinal Authority in the Middle Ages, 15th April 2021, 9:30am

ORGANIZED BY Francesca Dell’Acqua, Università degli studi di Salerno This session aims at exploring a fundamental issue: female authority through the lens of visual/material culture. It involves prominently the Virgin Mary – as well as figures of female authority in the medieval world – because in the late decades of the 20th century, feminist thinkers pointed atContinue reading “Conference: The Virgin as Auctoritas: The Authority of the Virgin Mary and Female Moral-Doctrinal Authority in the Middle Ages, 15th April 2021, 9:30am”

Online Conference: ‘Thomas Becket: Life, Death and Legacy’, 28-30 April 2021

Join Canterbury Cathedral and the University of Kent for three days of exciting papers, 28-30th April 2021, examining the history, visual and material culture, archaeology, architecture, literature, liturgy, musicology, and reception of Becket’s cult at Canterbury, across Europe and beyond, with keynote papers by Rachel Koopmans, Paul Webster, and Alec Ryrie.

Online Conference: ‘The Umayyads from West to East: New Perspectives’, 22 – 23 March 2021 (CEST)

Join RomanIslam – Center for Comparative Empire & Transcultural Studies Universität Hamburg for the upcoming conference ‘The Umayyads from West to East: New Perspectives’.