Call for Papers: Wastework at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History (15-17 March 2023)

Art students today know the rules: no solvents in the trash, no clay down the drain, and don’t forget to cure that resin before you toss it! Early modern craftsmen had their own rituals of disposal, too – albeit ones driven more by economies of thrift than by environmental regulation or fire safety. This international,Continue reading “Call for Papers: Wastework at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History (15-17 March 2023)”

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New Publication: ‘Saint Cecilia in the Renaissance: The Emergence of a Musical Icon’ by John A. Rice

This study uncovers how Saint Cecilia came to be closely associated with music and musicians. Until the fifteenth century, Saint Cecilia was not connected with music. She was perceived as one of many virgin martyrs, with no obvious musical skills or interests. During the next two centuries, however, she inspired many musical works written inContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Saint Cecilia in the Renaissance: The Emergence of a Musical Icon’ by John A. Rice”

CFP: Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, University of Oxford, 23 June 2017

Call for Papers: Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe Oxford University, 23 June 2017 Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2017 The application of spatial paradigms to the study of late medieval and early modern societies is now well underway. In contrast, the so-called ‘mobility turn’ has struggled to find its way fromContinue reading “CFP: Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, University of Oxford, 23 June 2017”

Lecture: Fashionable goods in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1700

INAUGURAL LECTURE: PROFESSOR EVELYN WELCH, Fashionable goods in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1700 Great Hall King’s Building Strand Campus When: 05/03/2014 (18:30) This event is open to all and free to attend, but booking is required via our Eventbrite page. Registration URL: http://evelynwelch.eventbrite.co.uk Thinking through things: An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Evelyn Welch, Vice Principal (Arts & Sciences) TheContinue reading “Lecture: Fashionable goods in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1700”

Bard Graduate Center: The Material Text in Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe

Upcoming symposium at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) that might be of interest, The Material Text in Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe, to take place on March 5. This symposium will consider inscribed texts from antiquity to the modern period with the aim of articulating shared problems or issues related to materiality, legibility, and literacy andContinue reading “Bard Graduate Center: The Material Text in Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe”