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10 Must-See Temporary Exhibitions this Summer

The end of term is in sight and the days are getting longer. And that means we’re all daydreaming of summer. Whether your summer plans call for research or relaxation, take advantage of some stellar temporary exhibitions happening around the globe that are highlighting the production, context, and craftsmanship of medieval art. These exhibitions are pushing boundaries, considering new contexts, and boasting bold feats—several of these exhibitions present artworks on view in North America and Europe for the first time. Let us know your favourites by sharing your thoughts in the comments below. Happy Summer!

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Job: Assistant Professor of Art History at Barnard College, Medieval Art, 400-1400

20120424_0009Department of Art History, Assistant Professor, tenure-track, medieval art, 400-1400. A concentration on Europe and/or on areas active in and interactive with the medieval Mediterranean or the medieval Indian Ocean are preferred. A PhD in Art History must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2016).

Applications must be submitted online at: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/1834 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three references.

Screening begins December 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Lecture Series: Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art, Columbia University

Robert-BrannerRobert Branner (1927-1973) was an art historian specializing in Gothic architecture and manuscript illumination. Active as an excavator, he made important discoveries in the chronology and style of French cathedrals, incorporating cultural historical tools into the method of design analysis that had more traditionally dominated architectural history.

Branner is remembered through the Robert Branner Forum, a student-run symposium sponsoring lectures several times a year that are open to the public. The Forum originated as a series of visiting lectures organized by Branner’s graduate students immediately after his death during the academic year as a way of continuing his courses. It has been supported by his family since that time.

Spring 2016

Professor Ittai Weinryb
“Bronze and Conversion”
Monday, January 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Professor Sonja Drimmer
“A City Full of Walls You Can Post Complaints at”
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Professor Benjamin Anderson
“Monument and Narrative in Medieval Constantinople”
Friday, April 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

All events take place in Schermerhorn Hall, room 612.

Learn more about the Branner Forum here.

Fellowships: Morgan Museum & Library (New York, 2015-16)

1. Drawing Institute Morgan-Menil Fellowship 2015-16
2. Drawing Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
3. Drawing Institute Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
New York, 2015-16
Deadline: 10 November 2014


1. Drawing Institute Morgan-Menil Fellowship 2015-16
The Drawing Institute and the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, will award one postdoctoral fellowship of four to six months to support research projects on some aspect of the history, theory, interpretation, or cultural meaning of drawing throughout the history of art. Preference will be given to projects that would benefit from the resources of the Morgan Library & Museum and the Menil Collection.

The Morgan-Menil Fellow is expected to spend part of the fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum and another part at the Menil Collection. The Fellow will make an informal presentation on her/his research during the time of the fellowship at both institutions.

For further information, and to apply, see:

2. Drawing Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
The Drawing Institute will award one nine-month, Postdoctoral Fellowship to a scholar in the first decade of their career following the completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree. The Postdoctoral Fellowship supports work on an independent research project relating to some aspect of the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of old master and/or modern drawings.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to spend the majority of her/his fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum. The Fellow is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Morgan and assist in the organization and implementation of Drawing Institute programs during their tenure.

The Fellow will present progress reports on his/her research after the first four months and again at the conclusion of the fellowship.

For further information, and to apply, see:

3. Drawing Institute Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
The Drawing Institute will award one Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship to an advanced-level graduate student who has completed all course work and exams and is currently engaged in carrying out research leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation in the history of art, some component of which pertains to the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of old master and/or modern drawings.

The Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellow is expected to spend the majority of her/his fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum. The Fellow is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Morgan and assist in the organization and implementation of Drawing Institute programs during their tenure.

The Fellow will present a progress report on his/her research at the conclusion of the fellowship.

For further information, and to apply, see:

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (New York, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU, 2015/16)

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
New York, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU,  1 September 2015 – 31 August 2016
Application deadline: 31 October 2014

IFAThe Institute of Fine Arts announces a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation. This award will be for academic year 2015 – 2016. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience at a graduate level. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project leading to a major publication. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship award is $55,000 per year, with benefits. There is a further $10,000 housing allowance and $2,000 for travel and research expenses. Residency: Postdoctoral fellows are expected to reside in New York and to participate fully in the research activities of the IFA throughout the fellowship period. Fellows are provided with office space and have access to the resources of the libraries of the IFA and New York University as well as other specialized research libraries and collections in New York.

Qualifications and Selection:
Applicants for 2015 – 2016 must have received the Ph.D. degree between October 1, 2009, and October 1, 2014. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed of IFA Faculty. There are no restrictions about the field of study. Applications are encouraged in fields not currently taught at the Institute of Fine Arts. Selection will be based on the merits and feasibility of the proposed research and on the academic and research excellence of the candidate New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

Applications must be received by October 31, 2014. Candidates must submit five (5) copies of application forms, including all materials. Three letters of recommendation in support of the application are required. After a preliminary selection, finalists may be interviewed in February 2015. The fellowship award will be announced by April 30, 2015. A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.

Further information: http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/fineart/application-postdoc.htm

MEDIEVAL NEW YORK – The Annual Graduate Student Colloquium


MEDIEVAL NEW YORK – The Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, Friday, March 14, 2014 – 9:30 – 4:30

At Stony Brook Manhattan (101-113 East 27th Hosted by SUNY Stony Brook street at Park Avenue South)

9:15: Coffee and Danish

Welcome: Joel Rosenthal, Stony Brook, this year’s chair

9:45 – 11:15: Sessions I, Chair: Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, NYU

Katerina Robert Harris, NYU, “The Space of Death in the Late Middle Ages”

Hugo Marquez, Rutgers, “The Sodomies of Dante’s Comedia.”

Claire Wilson, CUNY Graduate Center, “Troubadours in War: Occitainia, the Levant, and Latin

Greece, 1095-1229”

11:00 – 11:15, coffee break

11:30 Faculty panel: “What’s New: Current Work and Current Interests.”

Chair: Joel Rosenthal, Stony Brook

Elizabeth A. R. Brown, Brooklyn College: French History: Marguerite Porete

Chris Given-Wilson, St Andrew’s: English History: Biography

Cynthia Hahn, Hunter and CUNY Graduate Center: Art and Art History: “Why Reliquaries Matter”

1:00 – 2:15 – Lunch

2:15 – 3:45: Session II, Chair: Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham

Jennifer Jordon, Stony Brook, “Interactions among Christina, Muslim, and Jewish Women in Norman Sicily and Southern Italy”

Samantha Sagui, Fordham, “The Capital Pledges of Medieval Norwich”

John Lansdowne, Princeton, “Broken but Not Divided: The Mosaic Man of Sorrows between Rome and Byzantium”

Aled Roberts, Columbia, “Is Piers Present? The Problems of the Real Presence in Passus XV of the C-text”

4:00 Wrap Up and Reception



For flyer, please see here:  Medieval New York

Summer Course in Technical Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York

4 Mark sharpening his quill in French Renaissance Book of Hours as a scribe Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, The National Trust. Ms 20, f. 13v.

Summer Course in Technical Art History: The Artist’s Book: Materials and Processes (June 9-20, 2014)

New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center
Application deadline: Mar 24, 2014

The Conservation Center is pleased to announce the Summer Institute in Technical Art History 2014, a two-week intensive course in technical art history for students currently enrolled in or completing a doctoral program in the US and Canada.  This year’s topic will be The Artist’s Book: Materials and Processes.  Made possible through the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, the course can accommodate 15 doctoral students for activities that range from lectures, gallery tours, hands-on studio sessions and much more.

Please visit our website for more information, including how to apply, at