Picturing Death: 1200–1600 explores the visual culture of mortality over the course of four centuries that witnessed a remarkable flourishing of imagery focused on the themes of death, dying, and the afterlife.
Call for Papers: “‘For I am a woman, ignorant, weak and frail’: Feminising Death, Disability and Disease in the later Middle Ages,” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 3rd-6th July 2017 Deadline: 23rd September 2016. **Should this session attract enough interest it will become a three-part series, with each session focussing more deeply on theContinue reading “CFP: “‘For I am a woman, ignorant, weak and frail’: Feminising Death, Disability and Disease in the later Middle Ages,” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 3rd-6th July 2017″
Deadline: 1 September 2016 Picturing Death 1200-1600 Proposals sought for chapters in a peer-reviewed edited volume The glut of pictures of and for death has long been associated with the Middle Ages in the popular imagination. In reality, however, these images thrived in Europe in a much more concentrated period of time that straddles the Middle Ages andContinue reading “CFP: Picturing Death 1200-1600 (Edited Volume)”
Conference: 17e congrès sur l’étude des danses macabres et sur l’art macabre en général, Troyes (Aube/ France), médiathèque du Grand Troyes, boulevard Gambetta, May 25 – 28, 2016 Programme : Mercredi 25 mai 2016 Accueil de 10h à 14h 14h-14h30 Véronique Saublet, Vice –Présidente du Grand Troyes Accueil des participants 14h30-15h Novella Lapini (Firenze) La processione deiContinue reading “Conference: 17th congress on the Dance of Death and macabre art”
This single day conference will consider the extent to which we can approach the individual experiences surrounding death in Byzantium and the relevance they have for our knowledge of Byzantine self-understanding. How can we approach experiences that played tangible social roles and yet were so irreducible to literal language and meaning that they remained couchedContinue reading “Conference: Experiencing Death in Byzantium (Newcastle, 29 May 2015)”