Research: On image copyright

Many followers of this blog doubtless struggle to obtain images for study, teaching and publication. Here are two recent and important contributions to the debate. Kate Rudy considers the true costs of research and publishing in THE An editorial in The British Art Journal (XX: 1) weighs in on the question of museums and copyright lawContinue reading “Research: On image copyright”

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CFP: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places: Experiencing the Court,Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, April 3 – 04, 2019

Deadline: Nov 15, 2018 Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places: Experiencing the Court, 2019 The early modern court adopted and developed exemplary cultural practices where objects and spaces became central to propagating power as well as places for exchange with other powers. This combination of images, objects, and sounds confronted the senses, making aContinue reading “CFP: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places: Experiencing the Court,Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, April 3 – 04, 2019”

CFP: Imago & Mirabilia (Barcelona, 18-20 Oct 2018)

Extended deadline! The Ways of Wonder in the Medieval Mediterranean 18-20 October 2018 | Museu Nacional d’Art de Cataluyna The ways of wonder in the middle Ages were shaped by a variety of places, stories and beliefs with ancient sources reworked by the Christian tradition. Activated by the opening of the Mediterranean, religious, commercial andContinue reading “CFP: Imago & Mirabilia (Barcelona, 18-20 Oct 2018)”

Coll & Cortes Medieval Spain Seminar Series: Images, devotion and emotion in 13th- and 14th-century Castile (18 April 2018)

What was the role of images in the religious experience of Castilian people of the 13th and 14th centuries? There is no clear answer, and the scarcity of written evidence has prompted much problematic speculation. However, on the basis of the images themselves and of relevant literary sources, including the well-known Cantigas de Santa María and works by 14th-centuryContinue reading “Coll & Cortes Medieval Spain Seminar Series: Images, devotion and emotion in 13th- and 14th-century Castile (18 April 2018)”

CFP: 15th Annual Conference of the International Medieval Society-Paris (IMS): Truth and Fiction, 28-30 June 2018

Call for Papers: 15th Annual Conference of the International Medieval Society-Paris (IMS), Truth and Fiction Deadline: 24 November 2017. In the wake of the US presidential election and the Brexit referendum, the Oxford English Dictionary chose the expression “post-truth” as its word of the year. This expression underlines the growing tendency to dismiss objective facts in favor ofContinue reading “CFP: 15th Annual Conference of the International Medieval Society-Paris (IMS): Truth and Fiction, 28-30 June 2018”

New Website: Walters Ex Libris (Walters Art Museum Manuscripts)

New Website: Walters Ex Libris (Walters Art Museum Manuscripts) online at manuscripts.thewalters.org. Featuring a user-friendly design, the site provides visitors with intuitive search options, including the ability to refine their search by date, geography, subject, culture, and more. It also gives users a chance to coordinate their own online collections by gathering, saving and sharingContinue reading “New Website: Walters Ex Libris (Walters Art Museum Manuscripts)”

Conference: Miracoli ‘di carta’ e miracoli dipinti: testi e immagini del prodigioso in Italia tra XIV e XVIII secolo (9 April 2015)

Istituto Sangalli, Piazza San Firenze, 3 April 9, 2015 Miracoli ‘di carta’ e miracoli dipinti: testi e immagini del prodigioso in Italia tra XIV e XVIII secolo Seminario interdisciplinare di studi Presiede SOFIA BOESCH GAJANO (Università di Roma Tre) 10:30 MAURIZIO SANGALLI (Istituto Sangalli) Vent’anni dopo. A mo’ d’introduzione 11:00 MARCO FAINI (University of Cambridge)Continue reading “Conference: Miracoli ‘di carta’ e miracoli dipinti: testi e immagini del prodigioso in Italia tra XIV e XVIII secolo (9 April 2015)”