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Conference: Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire (Munich, 29 Jun 18)

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, June 29, 2018

Workshop Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire


13.00 Chair: Franz A. Bauer, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Ivan Valchev, Universität Sofia: Roman Religious Artifacts After Antiquity (Examples from modern Bulgaria)

Georgi Sengalevich, Universität Sofia: Signs and Symbols of the Elite on Luxury Objects of the Late Byzantine World

Ella Beaucamp, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München: From Romania to Rialto and Back. Venetian Objects in Byzantine Collections (13th/14th c.)

14.30 Coffeebreak

15.00 Chair: Andrea Lermer, München
Mariya Kiprovska, Universität Sofia: Conspicuous Display: Visual Representation and  Political Legitimacy in the Early Modern Ottoman Realm

Emine Küçükbay, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg: Hilye-i Şerīf: A verbal portrait of the Prophet Muhammad from the 17th century Ottoman Empire and conceivable adaptation features of Byzantine art

Maximilian Hartmuth, Universität Wien: Consolidating Rule, Fine-tuning Its Instruments: Monumental Architectural Projects in the Ottoman Balkans Between the Conquests of Thessaloniki (1430) and Bosnia (1463)

16.30 Coffeebreak

17.00  Chair: Maria Baramova, Universität Sofia
Annette Kranen, Freie Universität Berlin: History and Territory. Drawings from a French Reconnaissance Mission to the Ottoman Coasts, 1685-1687

Kirila Atanasova, Universität Sofia: The “Forbidden” Luxury and the “Desired” Piety: Coffee and Royal Female Architectural Patronage in Istanbul’s 17th-century neighborhood of Eminönü

Robert Born, Universität Leipzig: Minarets and Fountains. Reflections on the Reception of Ottoman Architectural Forms in Eastern and Western Europe



Conference: Pillaging Sacred Spaces (Cologne, 3-4 May 18)


Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Universität zu Köln, Weyertal 59 (Rückgebäude), 3. Stockwerk, Bibliothek, 50937 Köln, Germany, May 3 – 04, 2018
Pillaging Sacred Spaces. Diachronic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

While plundering has been an intrinsic part of warfare throughout human history,  his workshop will explore the specifi c notion of pillaging sacred space from  iachronic and cross-cultural perspectives. How is looting and destroying sacred space negotiated, conceived, and judged within the framework of conquest? Are individual ‘arch-plunderers’ discernible in various ancient and medieval cultures? How should we read accounts of pillaging sacred space? The speakers address these and related questions by analysing the plundering histories of particular sites and by tackling broader cultural trends and infl uences such as economic factors, religious zealotry, and the possibility of creating or enforcing norms.


Thursday, 3rd May 2018

9:30 Welcome and Introduction
Mabi ANGAR (Cologne) and Yvonne PETRINA (Munich)

Chair: Hansgerd BRAKMANN

10:00 Yuval LEVAVI (Ramat Gan)
Pillaging the First Temple: Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE

10:45 Galit NOGA-BANAI (Jerusalem)
Seconda Casa Gerusalemme – Roma: The Arch of Titus and Jerusalemite Relics in Rome

11:30 Katharina PALMBERGER (Jerusalem)
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Its History of Plundering

12:15 Lunch Break

Chair: Susanne WITTEKIND

14:00 Peter ORTH (Cologne)
Plundering Constantinople in 1204. The Latin Accounts

14:45 Mabi ANGAR (Cologne)
The Plundering of Hagia Sophia in 1204 as Pictured by Niketas Choniates

15:30 Coffee Break

Chair: Beate FRICKE

16:00 Konstantin KLEIN (Bamberg)
Letters of Stone: Narratives of Destruction in the Late Antique East (4th–7th centuries)

16:45 Han Hsien LIEW (Cambridge, MA)
Caliph Yazid ibn Mu‘awiya‘s Attack on Mecca and Medina in Islamic Historical Memory

17:30 Eva ORTHMANN (Göttingen)
Plundering Hindu and Buddhist Sanctuaries in India under Mahmud of Ghazna

Friday, 4th May 2018

Chair: Karl-Joachim HÖLKESKAMP

10:00 Sonya NEVIN (Roehampton)
Pillaging Sacred Space in Late Archaic and Classical Greek Warfare

10:45 Sema KARATAŞ (Cologne)
How to Plunder Thoroughly? – C. Verres and the Sacred Island of Sicily

11:30 Béatrice CASEAU (Paris)
Religious Rage or Economic Reasons: Pillaging Sacred Spaces in Late Antiquity

12:15 Lunch Break

Chair: Sabine von HEUSINGER

14:00 Miriam CZOCK (Duisburg-Essen)
Pillaging Churches in the West During the Early Middle Ages

14:45 Susanne WITTEKIND (Cologne)
Cities Destroyed, Treasures Removed. How Medieval Chronicles Report on Pillaging in the Iberian Peninsula

15:30 Felicitas SCHMIEDER (Hagen)
The Mongolian Sack of Bagdad in 1258 and Its Perception in the West

16:15 Final Discussion



Conference: St-Martial a Limoges 1018-2018 (Limoges 29-30 November, 2018)

The 2014 reappraisal of the documentary evidence for the construction of the 11th-century chevet of the church of Saint-Martial at Limoges established a primary construction date of between 1017×18 and 1028, drawing attention to the exceptional importance of this building campaign. The various foundations and substructures which supported this new eastern arm were also then brought to light during a series of excavations undertaken between 2014 and 2017, confirming both its ambition and the high quality of its masonry. This early 11th-century work was subsequently subject to a number of modifications in the course of the 1040s and 1050s. The millennial anniversary of the start of work on a new church of Saint-Martial thus seems an appropriate moment at which to consider the place of Limoges within the wider world of early Romanesque architectural developments.
La relecture des textes et de la documentation ancienne opérée à l’occasion du Congrès archéologique de France qui s’est tenu en Haute-Vienne en 2014 a attiré l’attention sur l’importance pour l’histoire de l’art roman du chevet de Saint-Martial de Limoges, édifié entre 1017-1018 et 1028. Les puissantes substructures mises au jour lors des fouilles de 2014-2017 ont par ailleurs confirmé l’ambition exceptionnelle du projet architectural et révélé la très belle qualité des techniques de constructions. Les diverses modifications apportées au parti primitif au cours des années 1040-1050 révèlent pour leur part le dynamisme d’un chantier expérimental qui fut à la pointe de l’innovation. Le moment est donc venu, à l’occasion du millénaire de la mise en chantier de l’abbatiale, de lui donner la place qui est la sienne, à la lumière des recherches actuelles sur les débuts de l’architectur
Jeudi 29 novembre
13h15 Accueil des participants
13h45 Ouverture du colloque par Pascal Texier, professeur émérite à l’université de Limoges, président de la Société archéologique et historique du Limousin
Le dossier documentaire
Président de séance : Pascal Texier
14h Éliane Vergnolle, professeur honoraire à l’université de Franche-Comté, Le chevet roman d’après les textes et la documentation graphique.
14h30 Stéphane Lafaye, université de Limoges / chercheur associé au CRIHAM,
L’abbaye avant l’arrivée des clunisiens (1062). Les sources écrites.
Les fouilles archéologiques (2014-2016)
Présidente de séance : Hélène Mousset
15h15 Xavier Lhermite, université de Poitiers, chercheur associé au CESCM / Eveha et Angélique Marty(Eveha), L’apport des fouilles à la connaissance de l’abbatiale.
Architecture et liturgie
Président de séance : Christian Gensbeitel
16h45 Richard Landes, professeur honoraire à l’université de Boston,
Adémar de Chabannes et l’apostolicité de saint Martial : pèlerins, liturgies et église à l’approche du millénaire de la Passion.
17h30 Claude Andrault-Schmitt, professeur émérite à l’université de Poitiers / CESCM, Le clocher-porche comme écho à l’entreprise du chevet : quand, comment, pourquoi ?
Vendredi 30 novembre
Études comparatives
I. Bâtir pour vénérer
Président de séance : Philippe Mignot
8h30 Daniel Prigent, conservateur en chef honoraire du Patrimoine (pôle archéologique de Maine-et-Loire), Techniques constructives du XIe siècle.
Président de séance : Thomas Creissen
9h30 Pierre Martin, maitre de conférences à l’université de Grenoble/CESCM, Les premiers déambulatoires à chapelles rayon.
Président de séance : Neil Stratford
10h45 Deborah Kahn, professeur à l’université de Boston, Le chevet de Saint-Eusice à Selles-sur-Cher : architecture et programme sculpté.
11h30 Évelyne Proust, université de Limoges / chercheur associé au CRIHAM, Les chapiteaux corinthiens provenant de l’abbatial
II. L’architecture du chevet : sources et postérité
Président de séance : John McNeill
14h Éliane Vergnolle, professeur honoraire à l’université de Franche-Comté, La question des tribunes de chevet.
14h45 Quitterie Cazes, maître de conférences HDR à l’université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès / FRAMESPA, Saint-Martial de Limoges et Saint-Sernin de Toulouse
Présidente de séance : Anne Massoni
16h Éric Sparhubert, maître de conférences à l’université de Limoges / CRIHAM-CESCM, Les fantômes de Saint-Martial dans l’architecture romane en Limousin.
17h Conclusions par Henri Pradalier, maître de conférences honoraire à l’université de Toulouse-Jean
Société Française d’Archéologie, Société archéologique et historique du Limousin et université de Limoges (CRIHA)
Ville de Limoges, universités de Bordeaux Montaigne / IRAMAT-CRP2A / (Monasticon Aquitaniae), Poitiers (CESCM), Toulouse Jean Jaurès (FRAMESPA)
Société Française d’Archéologie, 5 rue Quinault, 75015 Paris
Tel. 01 42 73 08 07

CfP: (Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power & Resistance, LSE (28/11/2017)

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary student-led conference (Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power and Resistance, which will be hosted by the PhD Academy of the London School of Economics on 28 November 2017 (10am – 5pm).

The keynote speaker will be Dr Alexander Samson, Reader in Early Modern Studies at University College London.

The Call for Papers is open until 30 July 2017. View it online or download the PDF.

Venue: PhD Academy, London School of Economics, Lionel Robbins Building (4th floor), 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD, United Kingdom.

CFP: Monastic Europe, Landscape and Settlement (Ennis, 22-25 August 2015)

Call for Papers:
Monastic Europe: Landscape and Settlement. International Conference
Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland, 22-25 August 2015 
Deadline: 28 November 2014

The Irish Research Council-funded Monastic Ireland: Landscape and Settlement project is a research partnership between the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin, the Discovery Programme and the Department of History, University College Cork. The project is examining the unusually well preserved remains of late medieval monastic buildings in Ireland within their broader European context, with a particular emphasis on their architecture and impact on the landscape around them.

The project team is pleased to announce an international conference, to be held 22-25 August in Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland. Located in an area rich with the medieval buildings of the European monastic orders, the conference will balance sessions of papers with a number of site visits, and will stimulate a focused academic debate on the impact of monasticism in shaping the development of the physical environment across Europe between c. 1100 and c. 1700. Conference themes will include:

– The topography of medieval monastic settlement (1100-1700) in both urban and rural environments
– The impact of Church reforms on the physical structures and landscapes of monastic foundations
– Monastic space (liturgical, social, and architectural aspects)
– Patronage networks
– Architecture and identities
– Written sources for understanding the monastic environment

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers exploring this theme across the stated time span, throughout Europe. Papers may deal with either case studies or broader methodological questions, and are not limited to delivery in the English language.

Proposals for posters are also welcomed from doctoral students and early career scholars, and the conference organisers hope to have small subsidies available for accommodation costs>

Please send an email containing both your proposed title and an abstract of no more than 300 words to Dr Rachel Moss at rmoss@tcd.ie. If you intend for apply for a conference subsidy please indicate this on your proposal. Deadline for proposals is Friday, 28 November, 2104.


17-21 October, 2014

The National Center of Manuscripts warmly invites scholars from different fields of research to submit proposals for the International Conference “Tao-Klarjeti”. This is the third conference on the issue.

Rich history and cultural significance of Tao-Klarjeti, which had established herself among the most prominent monastic centers of Eastern Christendom, has generated scholarly interest to the historical province.

In early middle ages Tao-Klarjeti was the flourishing principality and a significant center of the Georgian monastic movement. A big number of ruins of fortresses, churches and monasteries scattered throughout the area corroborate the above. Local religious centers, which drew intellectual resources from entire Georgia, had close cultural contacts with the most significant monastic centers of the Byzantine realm.

Strategic location of Tao-Klarjeti made it a target of neighbouring empires, contributing to political fate of the province and to creation of a multicultural environment.


• History / Source study / Archival study
• History of art
• Philology / Codicology /
Textual criticism
• Linguistics
• Ethnology/Archaeology
• Restoration/Conservation
• Tourism and management of
cultural legacy
• Geography

• Georgian
• English
• Turkish

To submit a paper proposal for the conference, please com- plete the attached Proposal Form and send it by e-mail to conference@manuscript.ac.ge.
Deadline for a proposal: 30 April, 2014

Deadline: 25 May
Type: Acadnusx, Sylfaen, Times New Roman Number of symbols at maximum: 2.000-4.000 Confirmation for participation by the organizing group before 25 June

Deadline of submission following reception of confirmation, within 1 month (25 July)
Type: Acadnusx, Sylfaen, Times New Roman Number of symbols at maximum: 13.000
• The paper should not neither be published, nor pre- sented at any other conference
• The abstract should clearly indicate the results of the study