CFP: Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages (26-28 April 2016)

Deadline: 12 February 2016 We are pleased to announce the call for papers for Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages 2016, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies (SAIMS). Entering into its eighth year, this conference welcomes participation from postgraduate, postdoctoral and early career researchers interested in one or both ofContinue reading “CFP: Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages (26-28 April 2016)”

Conference Review: Seals and Status 800-1700 (British Museum)

From December 4-6, the British Museum was host to Seals and Status 800-1700. Though most topics were centered on the European Middle Ages, the program included speakers on Byzantium who broadened the European context and one each on Southeast Asia and China who provided global breadth. Likewise, the central focus temporally was medieval, but theContinue reading “Conference Review: Seals and Status 800-1700 (British Museum)”

Some free tickets available for Medieval and Early Modern Engagement day with Miri Rubin and others at Queen Mary, London (18 October 2014)

Research into the Medieval and Early Modern: Navigating Issues of Engagement Due to some last minute cancellations, there are a few tickets available for this event. Click here to book for free through eventbrite! Room 3.20, Arts 2 Building Queen Mary, University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS Saturday, 18 October 2014 from 10:00Continue reading “Some free tickets available for Medieval and Early Modern Engagement day with Miri Rubin and others at Queen Mary, London (18 October 2014)”

Doctoral Workshop: “Neue Tendenzen der Italienforschung zu Mittelalter und Renaissance” (Florence, 13-15 November 2014)

Doctoral Workshop:  Neue Tendenzen der Italienforschung zu Mittelalter und Renaissance Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut – Max-Planck-Institut 13-15 November 2014 unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Ingrid Baumgärtner (Kassel), Prof. Dr. Klaus Herbers (Erlangen-Nürnberg), Prof. Dr. Alessandro Nova (Florenz/Frankfurt am Main) und Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf (Florenz/Berlin). Vom 13. bis 15. November 2014 findet am Kunsthistorischen Institut (Max-Planck-Institut) in Florenz der interdisziplinäreContinue reading “Doctoral Workshop: “Neue Tendenzen der Italienforschung zu Mittelalter und Renaissance” (Florence, 13-15 November 2014)”

Forthcoming Exhibition: Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance January 24 to February 21, 2014, Les Enluminures, New York Beginning January 24, Sacred Song: Chant in the Middle Ages and Renaissance on view at Les Enluminures Gallery NY explores the history and mystery of Gregorian chant. The exhibition features over 30 extraordinary examples of these early music manuscriptsContinue reading “Forthcoming Exhibition: Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance”

Current Exhibition: Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim

Current Exhibition: Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 17, 2013–January 5, 2014 Hildesheim Cathedral has one of the most complete surviving ensembles of church furnishings and treasures in Europe, with many masterpieces made between 1000 and 1250. As a result, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1985.Continue reading “Current Exhibition: Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim”

Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages

Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages Getty Museum of Art,  September 3, 2013–March 2, 2014  Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians were fascinated by stories about saints, who led extraordinary lives full of mystical events and miraculous occurrences. Saints were depicted in manuscripts experiencing revelatory visions and performing wondrous feats such asContinue reading “Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages”

Television review: Tudor Monastery Farm

Currently airing on BBC Two is Tudor Monastery Farm, a rather gentle, post-reality-era bit of television, continuing the popular franchise of Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime Farm. Although a little guilty of choosing the National Curriculum-friendly “Tudor” label over “Medieval” (admittedly however, Late Middle Ages Farm or Circa Fifteen-Hundred Farm lack a certain marketability), it remainsContinue reading “Television review: Tudor Monastery Farm”