New Publication: Ritual, Gender, and Narrative in Late Medieval Italy: Fina Buzzacarini and the Baptistery of Padua, by Anne Derbes

This volume is the first English-language study of the baptistery of Padua and its extraordinarily rich fresco program, commissioned by a woman, Fina Buzzacarini, in the 1370s. She had the sacred space reshaped into a family mausoleum, though it continued to function as the town’s baptistery.

CFP: Digital Reconstructions: Italian Buildings and their Decorations, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017

Call for Papers: Digital Reconstructions: Italian Buildings and their Decorations International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017 Organizers: Amy Gillette (Temple University) and Kaelin Jewell (Temple University) Sponsored by the Italian Art Society Historians of medieval architecture have productively used digital technologies to reimagine lost monuments or furnishings, reveal aspects of correspondence in pictorialContinue reading “CFP: Digital Reconstructions: Italian Buildings and their Decorations, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017”

Medieval Reading Group, Courtauld Institute

6-8pm in Seminar Room 3 on Thursday 13 March at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN The principal text we’ve selected for the Reading Group is the introduction and first chapter of Joanna Cannon’s new book Religious Poverty, Visual Riches (London, 2013). As this reading is somewhat focused, if the material is unfamiliar it mightContinue reading “Medieval Reading Group, Courtauld Institute”