Conference: Heraldic Badges: From Miniature to Monumental, 1300–1500, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursay 29 September, 2016

Conference: Heraldic Badges: From Miniature to Monumental, 1300–1500, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursay 29 September, 2016 The question of how to represent a person was of great importance to artists and patrons in the later Middle Ages. While much attention has focused on the development of facial likeness in portraiture, the concurrent fashion for expressingContinue reading “Conference: Heraldic Badges: From Miniature to Monumental, 1300–1500, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursay 29 September, 2016”

International Bridges Group in Prague (Symposium Review, 2016)

This year, the delegates of the International Bridge Group assembled in Prague for their annual symposium. Held over three days, the delegates enjoyed tours of medieval monuments, a day of papers at Vila Lanna, and a day trip to study medieval bridges outside of Prague. The event was a spectacular introduction to medieval Bohemia andContinue reading “International Bridges Group in Prague (Symposium Review, 2016)”

Workshop: Heraldry Study Day at Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre, 10 September 2016

‘Mitres, Martlets and Mantling’: a heraldry study day organized by the Stained Glass Museum with Chloë Cockerill will take place on Saturday 10 September, 10.30am 4pm, at the Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre. Heraldry is all around us – in both ecclesiastical and secular buildings – and can often provide vital information about theContinue reading “Workshop: Heraldry Study Day at Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre, 10 September 2016”

CFP: Heraldry in Medieval and Early Modern State-Rooms

Münster, Germany, March 16 – 18, 2016 Deadline: Dec 15, 2015 Heraldry in Medieval and Early Modern State-Rooms: Towards a Typology of Heraldic Programmes in Spaces of Self-Representation Heraldry was an ubiquitous element of state-rooms. Whether in palaces of kings and princes, castles of noblemen, residences of patricians, city halls or in cathedral chapters, heraldic display wasContinue reading “CFP: Heraldry in Medieval and Early Modern State-Rooms”

Call for Papers: Emblems and Enigma: the Heraldic Imagination (London 2014)

Call for Papers: Emblems and Enigma: the Heraldic Imagination An Interdisciplinary Symposium at the Society of Antiquaries of London London, Burlington House, April 26, 2014 Deadline: Jan 10, 2014 Conference website: http://heraldics2014.wordpress.com ‘Time has transfigured them into / Untruth’ (Philip Larkin) In his 1844 short story ‘Earth’s Holocaust’, Nathaniel Hawthorne sees heraldic signs reaching ‘like lines of light’ intoContinue reading “Call for Papers: Emblems and Enigma: the Heraldic Imagination (London 2014)”

Call For Papers: Heraldic Artists and Painters in the Middle Ages

Call For Papers: Heraldic Artists and Painters in the Middle Ages (Poitiers, 10-11 Apr 2014) The big names of art history such as the Limbourg brothers, Donatello, Pisanello, Barthélemy d’Eyck, Jean Fouquet or Albrecht Dürer have left important traces of their preoccupation with heraldic and emblematic depictions, whether in preserved artwork or by being mentioned in financial sources. BesidesContinue reading “Call For Papers: Heraldic Artists and Painters in the Middle Ages”