CFP: ‘Recovering the Ritual Object in Medieval and Early Modern Art,’ AAH Conference, Brighton, 4–6 Apr 2019

Deadline: Nov 5, 2018 “Recovering the Ritual Object in Medieval and Early Modern Art” Session Convenors: Dr Catriona Murray, University of Edinburgh, c.a.murray@ed.ac.uk; Dr Halle O’Neal, University of Edinburgh, halle.o’neal@ed.ac.uk In the medieval and early modern worlds, ritual served as a legitimising process, a dynamic mechanism for mediating a transference or transformation of status. ObjectsContinue reading “CFP: ‘Recovering the Ritual Object in Medieval and Early Modern Art,’ AAH Conference, Brighton, 4–6 Apr 2019”

CFP: Living in a Magical World: Inner Lives, 1300–1900, St Anne’s College Oxford 2018, deadline 12 January 2018

Historians have learned to regard the supernatural as integral to past lives. No longer are magical and occult beliefs anachronistically condescended to as mere ‘superstitions’, entertained only by a credulous minority and for the most part ancillary to temporal existence. Instead, the near-constant presence of unseen yet powerful forces – both benevolent and malign, andContinue reading “CFP: Living in a Magical World: Inner Lives, 1300–1900, St Anne’s College Oxford 2018, deadline 12 January 2018”