Lecture Series: History of Liturgy 2018 Seminar Series at the Institute of Historical Research

The Institute of Historical Research continues its History of Liturgy seminars for the 2018 and 2019 terms. For more information, please visit their website.

Conference: “Bells and Smells: Sensory Experiences of the Medieval Liturgy”, Senate House, University of London, 24/02/2018

The five senses occupied an ambiguous place in medieval religious life. For generations of theologians and pastoral writers, the senses were gateways for sin to enter body and soul. And yet, in the rarefied environment of liturgical performance, they became the means by which mortals could apprehend the Almighty. Imagery, music, incense, touch and evenContinue reading “Conference: “Bells and Smells: Sensory Experiences of the Medieval Liturgy”, Senate House, University of London, 24/02/2018″

History of Liturgy Seminars @ Institute of Historical Research, London: 2017-2018 Programme

History of Liturgy Seminars 2017-2018 Mondays 17.15-19.15 John S Cohen Room N203, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU 2 October 2017                   Teresa Webber (University of Cambridge): The Chapter Office and Reading in Chapter: monastic practice c. 1000-1300 13 November  2017          Henry Parkes (Yale University): Matins Responsories and Narratives of DivineContinue reading “History of Liturgy Seminars @ Institute of Historical Research, London: 2017-2018 Programme”

CFP: ‘Medieval Liturgy: Text and Performance,’ 53nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, 2018) in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Call for Papers: ‘Medieval Liturgy: Text and Performance,’ 53nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, 2018) in Kalamazoo, Michigan Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Interdisciplinary Graduate Medieval Colloquium at the University of Virginia invites graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit papers for a session entitled “Medieval Liturgy: Text and Performance” at theContinue reading “CFP: ‘Medieval Liturgy: Text and Performance,’ 53nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, 2018) in Kalamazoo, Michigan”

New Publications: Romanesque Cathedrals in Mediterranean Europe

Romanesque Cathedrals in Mediterranean Europe:  Architecture, Ritual and Urban Context Boto Varela, J. E.A. Kroesen (eds.) Brepols Publishers This volume explores the architecture and layout of Romanesque cathedrals in Europe, especially around the Mediterranean, paying special attention to liturgical ritual, church furnishings, iconography, and urban context. The architecture, interior settings and urban environment of RomanesqueContinue reading “New Publications: Romanesque Cathedrals in Mediterranean Europe”

CFP: Worship in Regensburg’s Institutions: On the Diversity of Liturgical Traditions in the Pre-Modern Period, Regensburg, 6-8 July 2017

Call for Papers: Worship in Regensburg’s Institutions: On the Diversity of Liturgical Traditions in the Pre-Modern Period (Gottesdienst in Regensburger Institutionen. Zur Vielfalt liturgischer Traditionen in der Vormoderne) Regensburg, 6-8 July 2017 Deadline: October 31, 2016 In der Vormoderne war Regensburg als weit überregional bedeutendes politisches Zentrum und international vernetzte Handelsstadt auch kirchlich durch eineContinue reading “CFP: Worship in Regensburg’s Institutions: On the Diversity of Liturgical Traditions in the Pre-Modern Period, Regensburg, 6-8 July 2017”

CFP: Towards an Art History of the Parish Church, 1200-1399, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2-3 June 2017

Organised by: Dr James Alexander Cameron (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Meg Bernstein (University of California, Los Angeles/The Courtauld Institute Kress Fellow, 2015-2017) Paul Binski, in his 1999 Studies in Iconography article, “The English Parish Church and its Art in the Later Middle Ages,” asked “how, and in what ways, we might place the imageryContinue reading “CFP: Towards an Art History of the Parish Church, 1200-1399, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2-3 June 2017”

CFP: After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443-1517

St. Anne’s College, Oxford, 28-30 June 2017 An international conference organised by the Faculty of English, University of Oxford, this event builds on the success of the 2009 Oxford conference, After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth-Century England, which resulted in a book of essays (ed. by Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh) that vigorously interrogated theContinue reading “CFP: After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443-1517”

Lecture series: Visibility and presence of the Image in Ecclesiastical Space

Lecture series: Visibilité et présence de l’image dans l’espace ecclésial, INHA Paris, March 24 – June 16, 2016. The analysis of medieval Church space requires wide-ranging consideration of mounmental and ritual context. Current research focuses on the reception of images, and on the visibility and legibility of images. Both in the Latin West and in Byzantium, considerationContinue reading “Lecture series: Visibility and presence of the Image in Ecclesiastical Space”

CFP: Construir lo sagrado en la Europa románica: reliquia, espacio, imagen y rito – VI coloquio Ars Mediaevalis

Call for Papers: Construir lo sagrado en la Europa románica: reliquia, espacio, imagen y rito – VI coloquio Ars Mediaevalis Fundación Santa María la Real del Patrimonio Histórico, Avda. Ronda, 1-3; Monasterio de Santa María la Real; Centro Cultural Provincial (Diputación de Palencia) in Aguilar de Campóo, Spain, September 30 – October 2, 2016 Deadline:Continue reading “CFP: Construir lo sagrado en la Europa románica: reliquia, espacio, imagen y rito – VI coloquio Ars Mediaevalis”