New Publication: Treasure, Memory, Nature: Church Objects in the Middle Ages, by Philippe Cordez

Precious metalwork, relics, chess pieces, ostrich eggs, unicorn horns, and bones of giants were among the treasury objects accumulated in churches during the Middle Ages. The material manifestations of a Christian worldview, they would only later become naturalia and objets d’art, from the sixteenth and the nineteenth century onwards, respectively. Philippe Cordez traces the rhetoricalContinue reading “New Publication: Treasure, Memory, Nature: Church Objects in the Middle Ages, by Philippe Cordez”

CFP: Second Fiddles in Medieval Rituals (Trondheim 20-22 September 2017)

Call for Papers Deadline  31 March 2017.  International Conference Second Fiddles in Medieval Rituals Department for historical studies NTNU, Trondheim 20-22 September 2017 This conference addresses the role, status and performance of secondary actors in medieval rituals, thus enabling us to diversify and deepen our understanding of rituals in pre-modern societies. Although peripheral to the engineeringContinue reading “CFP: Second Fiddles in Medieval Rituals (Trondheim 20-22 September 2017)”

Call for Papers: Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean (Lincoln, July 2015)

Call for Papers: Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean Fourth biennial conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean University of Lincoln, 13-15 July 2015 Deadline: 18 October 2014 We are pleased to announce that the fourth biennial conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean will take place at the University ofContinue reading “Call for Papers: Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean (Lincoln, July 2015)”