For centuries, objects from Islamic lands were unquestioned parts of the material and visual culture of pre-modern Latinate Europe. A textile from Fatimid Egypt, for instance, the so-called “Veil of Sainte Anne”, was kept in the cathedral treasury of Apt and venerated as a Christian relic. The workshop “Heritage Revisited. Rediscovering Objects from Islamic LandsContinue reading “Conference: Heritage Revisited. Rediscovering Objects from Islamic Lands in Enlightenment Europe, Kunsthistorisches Institut, University of Vienna, September 20–21, 2018”
A must-read open letter by the Fellowship of Medievalists of Colour about current issues, race and medieval studies: http://medievalistsofcolor.com/medievalists-of-color-/on-race-and-medieval-studies
After a successful outing to the Leeds IMC this summer where the BAA hosted two sessions, the BAA welcomes proposals for further BAA organised sessions next year (July 3rd -6th 2017). The IMC’s research theme for 2017 is “Otherness” which I think could be interpreted very successfully by the BAA’s members and relate well to research incorporating material culture.
Call for Papers: Special thematic strand: ‘Otherness,’ International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 3–6 July 2017 Deadline for paper proposals: 31 August 2016. Deadline for session proposals: 30 September 2016. The IMC provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Paper and session proposals on any topic related to the MiddleContinue reading “CFP: Special thematic strand: ‘Otherness,’ IMC Leeds 2017”
Medieval maps – from mappaemundi to elaborately decorated nautical charts – provide abundant and rich evidence for the ways in which European cartographers viewed, framed and represented other peoples. This panel seeks papers that bring new materials and new insights to this field of study. We hope for papers exploring depictions of otherness, including foreignersContinue reading “CFP: Defining Otherness in Medieval Maps, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 2016, deadline 18 September 2015”