Conference: Heritage Revisited. Rediscovering Objects from Islamic Lands in Enlightenment Europe, Kunsthistorisches Institut, University of Vienna, September 20–21, 2018

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”

New Book Series: Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity

This series is dedicated to the study of monstrosity and alterity in the medieval and early modern world, and to the investigation of cultural constructions of otherness, abnormality and difference from a wide range of perspectives. Submissions are welcome from scholars working within established disciplines, including—but not limited to—philosophy, critical theory, cultural history, history ofContinue reading “New Book Series: Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity”

CFP: BAA Sessions at the IMC, Leeds, July 3 rd -6 th 2017

Call for Papers: BAA Sessions at the IMC, Leeds, July 3 rd -6 th 2017 Deadline: Friday 23 rd September 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 3 rd -6 th 2017). The IMC’sContinue reading “CFP: BAA Sessions at the IMC, Leeds, July 3 rd -6 th 2017”

CFP: Special thematic strand: ‘Otherness,’ IMC Leeds 2017

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”

Defining Otherness in Medieval Maps (Kalamazoo 2016)

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 “Defining Otherness in Medieval Maps (Kalamazoo 2016)”