Job: Assistant Professor (fixed term), Christian and Medieval Archaeology, Ca’ Foscari, Venice, deadline 2 March 2020

Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a non-tenured position for an Assistant Professor in the area of Christian and medieval archaeology. Ca’ Foscari is a research intensive institution committed to competing for international scientific excellence through the recruitment of the best academic talents worldwide. Talented young researchers and experienced senior professors make Ca’ Foscari a stimulatingContinue reading “Job: Assistant Professor (fixed term), Christian and Medieval Archaeology, Ca’ Foscari, Venice, deadline 2 March 2020”

Medieval Touch: Handling session at the British Museum on scientific instruments in medieval and Renaissance Europe

On Weds 21st November 2018, Lloyd de Beer, Naomi Speakman, and Oliver Cooke kindly allowed students and staff from the Courtauld Institute of Art and elsewhere into the horological storerooms of the British Museum, the latest in a series of handling sessions organised by Medieval Touch. Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein of the University of York led theContinue reading “Medieval Touch: Handling session at the British Museum on scientific instruments in medieval and Renaissance Europe”

CFP: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpieces, c.1150-1400, Valladolid, June 7–8, 2019

Almost every Medieval church had one or more sculptures of saints, many of which were placed on altars, in wall niches or in so-called tabernacle-altarpieces. This last category refers to three-dimensional, canopied structures, embellished with bright colours and equipped with movable wings that housed cult images of the Virgin and Child or saints. This early type of altarpieceContinue reading “CFP: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpieces, c.1150-1400, Valladolid, June 7–8, 2019”

CFP: ‘Recovering the Ritual Object in Medieval and Early Modern Art,’ AAH Conference, Brighton, 4–6 Apr 2019

Deadline: Nov 5, 2018 “Recovering the Ritual Object in Medieval and Early Modern Art” Session Convenors: Dr Catriona Murray, University of Edinburgh, c.a.murray@ed.ac.uk; Dr Halle O’Neal, University of Edinburgh, halle.o’neal@ed.ac.uk In the medieval and early modern worlds, ritual served as a legitimising process, a dynamic mechanism for mediating a transference or transformation of status. ObjectsContinue reading “CFP: ‘Recovering the Ritual Object in Medieval and Early Modern Art,’ AAH Conference, Brighton, 4–6 Apr 2019”

Conference: En route pour Compostelle, Montpellier/Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, September 28-29, 2018

EN ROUTE POUR COMPOSTELLE : UN MOYEN ÂGE DE PÈLERINAGES Colloque international Dans le cadre des manifestations du 20e anniversaire de l’inscription du bien « chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle en France » sur la liste du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO Président d’honneur Xavier BARRAL I ALTET – Universités Rennes 2 et Ca’ Foscari de Venise PROGRAMMEContinue reading “Conference: En route pour Compostelle, Montpellier/Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, September 28-29, 2018”

Conference: The Right Moment. A Symposium on Kairotic Energies, Brussels, 18-19 October 2018

The Greek term kairós expresses an idea of ‘grasping the right moment’, which travelled through art, literature, and philosophy. And even today, it is central to debates over, for example, time management. Combining perspectives from classical reception studies and iconology, this ongoing project at KU Leuven (2017-2021) is about the reception of kairós in theContinue reading “Conference: The Right Moment. A Symposium on Kairotic Energies, Brussels, 18-19 October 2018”

Call for Papers: ‘Moving Images: the Badge in Medieval Christendom’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, MI, May 9 – 12, 2019 Deadline: Sep 15, 2018 Organisers: Lloyd de Beer and Amy Jeffs The phrase “moving images” invites applicants to apply ideas of motion and mobility to the medieval badge. These insignia helped define communities: they marked and traversed territorial boundaries; they were wornContinue reading “Call for Papers: ‘Moving Images: the Badge in Medieval Christendom’, ICMS 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)”

Enroll: MOOC Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain

Roger Martinez is pleased to announce the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that specifically focuses on medieval Spanish paleography training. The course is called Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain and it will be offered on a monthly basis on coursera.org at https://www.coursera.org/learn/burgos-deciphering-secrets-medieval-spain. The next class begins on 9 April 2018. This six-week course isContinue reading “Enroll: MOOC Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain”

Call for Papers: “Das Mittelalter”, Themenheft: Theorien und Praktiken des Gebets im Mittelalter (Deadline 30/04/2018)

Themenheft der Zeitschrift “Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung”: “Theorien und Praktiken des Gebets im Mittelalter” Das Gebet ist in nahezu allen sozialen Bereichen, Diskursen und medialen Formationen des Mittelalters präsent. Es organisiert einen wesentlichen Bereich der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation als Kommunikation mit der jenseitigen Welt, überbrückt die Grenze von Diesseits und Jenseits, trägt zur Medialisierung vonContinue reading “Call for Papers: “Das Mittelalter”, Themenheft: Theorien und Praktiken des Gebets im Mittelalter (Deadline 30/04/2018)”

Call for Papers: University of Kent Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Festival 15-16/06/2018, Deadline 23/03/2018

Now in its fourth year, MEMS Summer Festival is a two-day celebration of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, including the study of religion, politics, history, art, drama, literature, and domestic culture from c. 400 – 1800. The festival, hosted at the University of Kent, is designed to bring together scholars from a range ofContinue reading “Call for Papers: University of Kent Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Festival 15-16/06/2018, Deadline 23/03/2018”