Call for Papers Conference

CFP: Marian Iconography East and West (Rijeka, 2-4 June 2016)

Deadline: Mar 30, 2016

DuccioTenth International Conference of Iconographic Studies
Center for Iconographic Studies – University of Rijeka (Croatia) in collaboration with:
Study of Theology in Rijeka, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
University of Thessaly (Greece)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Gregorian Pontifical University Rome (Italy)

The conference seeks to explore and discuss recent development in the dialogue between theology, art history, philosophy and cultural theory concerning the iconography of Mary in Eastern and Western art. We welcome academic papers that will approach this subject in an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse way. The themes and subjects can include the following:

– early representations of Mary
– images of intercession and authority
– devotional iconography
 Mary Mother of God
– Virgin as queen
– Mary as Ecclesia
– Mary and Eve
– Life of the Virgin
– post-Tridentine iconography
– hermeneutical and phenomenological aspects of Mary

Paper proposals should be submitted electronically to
A paper proposal should contain:
1. full name, institution, affiliation, address, phone number(s),
e-mail address
2. title
3. abstract (maximum 2 pages – 500 words)

Invitations to participate will be sent out by email before April 15,
There is NO registration fee
Administration and organizational costs, working materials, lunch and
coffee breaks during conference as well as all organized visits are
covered by the organizers.
All presented papers will be published in the thematic issue of the
IKON journal in May 2017.

Please contact us for any additional information.
Contact person:
Sanja Jovanović
Center for Iconographic Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Rijeka
Sveucilisna avenija 4
51 000 Rijeka

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Marian Iconography East and West (Rijeka, 2-4 Jun 16). In:
H-ArtHist, Jan 7, 2016. <>.

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Call for Journal Submissions: Hortulus (Spring Issue 2015)

Call for Journal Submissions
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies (Spring Issue 2015)
Deadline: 13 February 2015

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies 
is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the spring issue we are highly interested in reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.

Our upcoming issue will be published in the spring of 2015, and is an open issue with no theme. We particularly encourage the submission of proposals that take a strongly theoretical and/or interdisciplinary approach, and that examine new and previously unconsidered aspects of these subjects within medieval studies. Articles may be from any discipline: history, art history, archaeology, literature, linguistics, music, theology, etc. Work from every interpretive angle is encouraged. Most importantly, we seek engaging, original work that contributes to our collective understanding of the medieval era.

Contributions should be in English and roughly 6,000 – 12,000 words, including all documentation and citational apparatus; book reviews are typically between 500-1,000 words but cannot exceed 2,000. All notes must be endnotes, and a bibliography must be included; submission guidelines can be found here. Contributions may be submitted to and are due February 13, 2015. If you are interested in submitting a paper but feel you would need additional time, please send a query email and details about an expected time-scale for your submission. Queries about submissions or the journal more generally can also be sent to this address.