CFP: ‘Scaling the Middle Ages: Size and Scale in Medieval Art’, Courtauld Institute of Art’s 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium, London, Friday 8 February 2019

The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium invites speakers to consider issues and opportunities encountered by medieval artists and viewers in relation to size and scale. Deadline: 16 November 2018 From micro-architectural reliquaries and minute boxwood prayer beads to colossal sculpture and the built spaces of grand cathedrals and civic structures, sizeContinue reading “CFP: ‘Scaling the Middle Ages: Size and Scale in Medieval Art’, Courtauld Institute of Art’s 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium, London, Friday 8 February 2019”

CFP: Society of Architectural Historians (Glasgow, June 2017)

Society of Architectural Historians 2017 Annual International Conference June 7-11 | Glasgow, Scotland CALL FOR PAPERS CFP Society of Architectural Historians 2017 Glasgow Conference Deadline: June 6, 2016 Conference Chair: Sandy Isenstadt, SAH 1st Vice President-elect, University of Delaware The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow,Continue reading “CFP: Society of Architectural Historians (Glasgow, June 2017)”

British Museum Handling Session: Micro-architecture

In February 2015 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman kindly permitted Courtauld staff and students to examine micro-architectural objects in the British Museum. We saw two wonderful ivories with fairly generic Gothic baldachins, along with this extraordinary 10c (?) ivory cylinder with Passion narratives. This 12c censer cover is an especially wonderful example of dozensContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Micro-architecture”

Conference review: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)

Search for “microarchitecture conference” on Google, and you will mostly be returned results concerning gatherings of computer programmers. This would doubtless make the concept of a conference on medieval microarchitecture entertaining to many. Even ignoring this parallel nomenclature, the sort of microarchitecture art historians are interested in is not an easy concept to explain, andContinue reading “Conference review: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)”

Conference: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)

Micro-architecture et figures du bâti au Moyen-Âge : l’échelle à l’épreuve de la matière Institute national d’historie de l’art 8 – 10 December 2014 Auditorium de la Galerie Colbert 6 rue des Petits-Champs ou 2, rue Vivienne 75002 Paris Free entry This conference organized by the National Institute of Art History, University of Nantes andContinue reading “Conference: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)”

Call for Papers: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (Paris 2014)

Call for Papers: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representations of Buildings: Different Scales for Different Materials?  Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, 8-10 December 2014 Deadline: May 1, 2014 For more than forty years, since the publication of François Bucher’s work, historians and art historians have taken an interest in miniaturized representations of architecture. These microarchitectures, staged in actual buildings andContinue reading “Call for Papers: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (Paris 2014)”