Call for papers: Out of the Margins, Cambridge

The Marginalia Committee (Journal of the Medieval Reading Group, University of Cambridge) are delighted to announce that they will be holding a Tenth Anniversary Conference on September 19th and 20th, 2014. The conference is entitled ‘Out of the Margins: New Ideas on the Boundaries of Medieval Studies’ and our confirmed speakers include Professor Mary Carruthers,Continue reading “Call for papers: Out of the Margins, Cambridge”

Call for papers: Reading, Scholarship and the Art of the Book at Reading Abbey, 1121-1539

Founded by King Henry I in 1121, the abbey dedicated to the Virgin and St John Evangelist at Reading flourished throughout the Middle Ages. Amongst its famous treasures was the arm of St James, a popular object of pilgrimage. Less well-known are its manuscript treasures, but from the twelfth century the abbey boasted a richContinue reading “Call for papers: Reading, Scholarship and the Art of the Book at Reading Abbey, 1121-1539”

Conference: Sensory Perception and the Medieval World, UCL

Participants will consider the ways in which we understand and interpret written, printed, and physical materials from the early medieval period. This is enhanced by the growing availability of digital resources which enhance the potential for visual perception while reducing the opportunity to use other senses for interpretation. At the same time, scholarship is becomingContinue reading “Conference: Sensory Perception and the Medieval World, UCL”

Exhibition: Les Enluminures (New York & Paris)

This exhibition will seek to reveal a “new” history of medieval French literature by presenting a group of 15 very rare, previously unpublished, mostly illuminated manuscripts written in French between c. 1300 and c. 1550. The manuscripts encompass a wide variety of subjects ranging from literature and science, philosophy and theology, to history and government.Continue reading “Exhibition: Les Enluminures (New York & Paris)”

Exhibition: The Moving Word (Cambridge University Library)

Running until 17 April 2014, in the Milstein Exhibition Centre, Monday to Friday 09.00–18.00, Saturday 09.00–16.30 (Sunday closed). Admission free. The Moving Word: French Medieval Manuscripts in Cambridge looks at the enormous cultural and historic impact of the French language upon life in England, Europe, the Middle East and beyond at a time when FrenchContinue reading “Exhibition: The Moving Word (Cambridge University Library)”

Summer Course in Technical Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York

Summer Course in Technical Art History: The Artist’s Book: Materials and Processes (June 9-20, 2014) New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center Application deadline: Mar 24, 2014 The Conservation Center is pleased to announce the Summer Institute in Technical Art History 2014, a two-week intensive course in technical art history for students currently enrolled in or completing aContinue reading “Summer Course in Technical Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York”

Clothing Sacred Scripture (Zurich 9-11 Oct 14)

Zurich, October 9 – 11, 2014 Deadline: Feb 25, 2014 In a traditional perspective, book religions are seen as agents of logocentrism, establishing a sharp dichotomy between scripture and aesthetics, religion and art. This judgment was based primarily on dogmatic assumptions and posterior idealizations, however. In the light of their material, performative and artistic practice, religions of the bookContinue reading “Clothing Sacred Scripture (Zurich 9-11 Oct 14)”

Newsflash: Blackburn Manuscripts at Senate House until Thursday

Newsflash: Blackburn Manuscripts at Senate House until Thursday The exhibition of a select number of manuscripts and incunabula from the Hart collection runs until tomorrow, 28th November! For more details see: