CFP: The Idea of Luxury and the Role of the Object, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017

Call for Papers: The Idea of Luxury and the Role of the Object International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017 Organizers: Andrew Sears, University of California, Berkeley; Laura Tillery, University of Pennsylvania As Christopher Berry has shown in The Idea of Luxury, the concept of luxury is determined by countless factors: it is situatedContinue reading “CFP: The Idea of Luxury and the Role of the Object, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017”

CFP: Digital Reconstructions: Italian Buildings and their Decorations, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017

Call for Papers: Digital Reconstructions: Italian Buildings and their Decorations International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017 Organizers: Amy Gillette (Temple University) and Kaelin Jewell (Temple University) Sponsored by the Italian Art Society Historians of medieval architecture have productively used digital technologies to reimagine lost monuments or furnishings, reveal aspects of correspondence in pictorialContinue reading “CFP: Digital Reconstructions: Italian Buildings and their Decorations, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017”

CFP: Networks of Books and Readers in the Medieval Mediterranean, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017

Call for Papers: Networks of Books and Readers in the Medieval Mediterranean: “Networks of Books and Readers in the Medieval Mediterranean I: Books” and “Networks of Books and Readers in the Medieval Mediterranean II: Readers” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017 Organized by Núria Silleras-Fernandez (Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado at Boulder) andContinue reading “CFP: Networks of Books and Readers in the Medieval Mediterranean, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017”

CFP: The Virgin as Bridge: Cultural Exchange and Connection through Images of the Virgin Mary, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017

CFP: The Virgin as Bridge: Cultural Exchange and Connection through Images of the Virgin Mary International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017 Organizers: Diliana Angelova (University of California, Berkeley) and Amanda Luyster (College of the Holy Cross) Across the medieval Mediterranean and beyond, people of many faiths and backgrounds sought the succor of the miraculousContinue reading “CFP: The Virgin as Bridge: Cultural Exchange and Connection through Images of the Virgin Mary, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017”

CFP: Light and Darkness in Medieval Art, 1200–1450, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017

Call for Papers: Light and Darkness in Medieval Art, 1200–1450 (I–II) International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017 Sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art (Convenors: Stefania Gerevini and Tom Nickson) Light has occupied an increasingly prominent role in medieval studies in recent years. Its perceptual and epistemic significance in the period 1200-1450Continue reading “CFP: Light and Darkness in Medieval Art, 1200–1450, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017”

Call for Session Proposals for Kalamazoo: Italian Art Society

Kalamazoo, May 11 – 14, 2017 Deadline: Apr 15, 2016 The 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 11-14, 2017. Each year, the Italian Art Society (http://www.italianartsociety.org) sponsors three linked sessions at the annual meeting of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS). The Congress is an annual gathering of more than 3,000 scholars interested in medieval studies, broadlyContinue reading “Call for Session Proposals for Kalamazoo: Italian Art Society”

Pardon our Dust: Reassessing Iconography at the Index of Christian Art (Kalamazoo 2016 sessions)

The International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12 – 15, 2016 Deadline: Sep 15, 2015 Pardon our Dust: Reassessing Iconography at the Index of Christian Art 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016 Deadline: September 15, 2015 Organizers: Catherine Fernandez and Henry Schilb (Index of Christian Art, PrincetonContinue reading “Pardon our Dust: Reassessing Iconography at the Index of Christian Art (Kalamazoo 2016 sessions)”

Material Processes and Making In Medieval Art (Kalamazoo 2016 session)

The International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12 – 15, 2016 Deadline: Sep 15, 2015 Art historians traditionally focus on the finished work, yet attention to the creative process of making allows us to consider how medieval builders and artisans constructed monuments, made objects, and planned workflow for large-scale projects.Continue reading “Material Processes and Making In Medieval Art (Kalamazoo 2016 session)”

“Reassessing Kantorowicz’s The King’s Two Bodies: Representations of Secular Power in Word and Image” (Kalamazoo 2016)

Since its publication in 1957, Ernst Kantorowicz’s The King’s Two Bodies has achieved canonical status in the field of medieval history. This sweeping account of medieval political theology describes how the king came to be perceived as a gemina persona, possessing both a “body natural” (material and mortal) and a “body politic” (immaterial and immortal).Continue reading ““Reassessing Kantorowicz’s The King’s Two Bodies: Representations of Secular Power in Word and Image” (Kalamazoo 2016)”

Crossing the Hanseatic Threshold and Beyond: Making Connections in Medieval Art, c. 1200-1500 (Kalamazoo 2016)

The Hanse, also known as the Hanseatic League, was a trade network of merchants and cities across the Northern and Baltic Seas that flourished in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Due to its geographic reach, the Hanse provided a framework to connect distant towns, peoples, cultures, ideas, and materials together. This session aims to exploreContinue reading “Crossing the Hanseatic Threshold and Beyond: Making Connections in Medieval Art, c. 1200-1500 (Kalamazoo 2016)”