In recent years discourse around ‘aliens’, as migrants living in modern nation-states, has been highly polarised, and the status of people who are technically termed legal or illegal aliens by the governments of those states has often been hotly contested. It is evident from studies of the past, however, that the movement of people isContinue reading “CFP: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2019: GENDER AND ALIENS, Durham University, 7th–10th January 2019”
Call for Papers for Special Session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS 2019) May 9 to 12, 2019 Western Michigan University The proposed session is devoted to the construction and visualization of women as reflected in apocryphal sources with the aim of bringing into attention this generally neglected topic/sources which seem to beContinue reading “CFP: Visualizing Women in the Apocrypha”
GENDER AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES CONFERENCE 2018GENDER, IDENTITY, ICONOGRAPHY: CALL FOR PAPERS Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford 8th-10th January 2018 The glittering beauty of the Alfred Jewel, the rich illustration of the Lindisfarne Gospels, the dominating Great West Window of York Minster, the intricate embroidery of the Bayeux Tapestry, the luminous Maestà of Duccio, theContinue reading “CfP: Gender & Medieval Studies Conference 2018, University of Oxford”
Despite the controversy that it provoked more than thirty years ago, Leo Steinberg’s insight about ostentatio genitalium has become almost a commonplace. Through that motif, Steinberg claimed, artists created what was prominently preached from roughly 1400 to 1600, a theology of palpable Incarnationism.
Excessively Big Gestures In the 2017/18 academic year, the transdisciplinary lecture series will pursue excessiveness. Interesting here is what is deemed inappropriate and simply too much in the form of speech, literary writing, and courses of action in the performative arts (including comedy). Or in the realm of queer-feminist activism, and the consciously fanatical, provocative manifestos that repeatedly accompanyContinue reading “Call for Papers for the 2017/18 Academic Year Lecture Series „Art – Research – Gender“ Lecture Series of the Office of Gender Issues, University of Applied Arts Vienna”
Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts
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The deadline for paper proposals for University of Reading, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS) 2-day conference, ‘Hybrids and Hybridity’ has now been extended to the 17th of February. Aimed at providing a platform for post-grad and early career researchers examining the idea of hybrids and hybridity in the medieval and early modern periods, theContinue reading “CFP: Hybrids and Hybridity (University of Reading, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies), 20-21 April 2017”
Recent scholarship has drawn attention to the significant roles played by medieval women as patrons of architecture and to the ways in which gender informed the design and function of architectural sites. But what about representations of women and architecture in the medieval imagination?
Conference: Paper and Parchment: Medieval Music, Architectural Drawings, and Illuminated Books, Kyle Morrow Room, 3rd Floor, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas, April 6, 2016 Co-sponsored by the Minter Chair and the Department of Art History. Free and open to the public. Schedule: 9:30–9:45 a.m. Welcome 9:45–11:45 a.m. Session No. 1: New Directions inContinue reading “Conference: Paper and Parchment: Medieval Music, Architectural Drawings, and Illuminated Books”
Call for Papers: Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages – Objects, Actors, and Representations (Textilschenkungen im Mittelalter) Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, November 3-4 2016. Deadline: March 24, 2016 As art history has given greater attention to material culture and its social contexts as a whole, the applied arts have also re-entered the scopeContinue reading “CFP: Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages – Objects, Actors, and Representations”