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The Malta Historical Society Publication Awards 2018

Deadline: Jun 14, 2018

The Malta Historical Society Publication Awards 2018
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In keeping with the aims and objectives of the Malta Historical Society, namely the study of the history of Malta, the diffusion of its knowledge, and the safeguarding of Maltese historical heritage, the Society will be presenting an award to recognize those publications that have made a distinct contribution to Maltese historical studies. Furthermore, in order to encourage new entrants in the field of historical research, the Society will present an award to recognize first-time publications, which have made a contribution to the field.

The Society will award the following:
– Best paper on Maltese history, which award will be known as the ‘MHS Award for Published Historical Research 2018’.
– Best paper on Maltese history by a first-time / recently published author, which award will be known as the ‘MHS Award for Published Historical Research by Emerging Authors 2018’.
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Publication: “The Idea of the Gothic Cathedral. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Meanings of the Medieval Edifice in the Modern Period” By Stephanie a. Glaser (ed.)

RITUS_9The essays in this book focus on various social, political, cultural, and aesthetic meanings ascribed to Gothic cathedrals in Europe in the post-medieval period.

Central to many medieval ritual traditions both sacred and secular, the Gothic cathedral holds a privileged place within the European cultural imagination and experience. Due to the burgeoning historical interest in the medieval past, in connection with the medieval revival in literature, visual arts, and architecture that began in the late seventeenth century and culminated in the nineteenth, the Gothic cathedral took centre stage in numerous ideological discourses. These discourses imposed contemporary political and aesthetic connotations upon the cathedral that were often far removed from its original meaning and ritual use.

This volume presents interdisciplinary perspectives on the resignification of the Gothic cathedral in the post-medieval period. Its contributors, literary scholars and historians of art and architecture, investigate the dynamics of national and cultural movements that turned Gothic cathedrals into symbols of the modern nation-state, highlight the political uses of the edifice in literature and the arts, and underscore the importance of subjectivity in literary and visual representations of Gothic architecture. Contributing to scholarship in historiography, cultural history, intermedial and interdisciplinary studies, as well as traditional disciplines, the volume resonates with wider perspectives, especially relating to the reuse of artefacts to serve particular ideological ends.

 

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Introduction: The Medieval Edifice in the Modern Period — STEPHANIE A. GLASER

Part I — The Cathedral and the Nation

The Moorish-Gothic Cathedral: Invention, Reality, or Weapon? — MATILDE MATEO

Acting Medieval, Thinking Modern, Feeling German — MICHAEL J. LEWIS

L’Histoire d’une cathédrale: Viollet-le-Duc’s Nationalist Pedagogy — ELIZABETH EMERY

The Gothic Cathedral and Historiographies of Space — KEVIN D. MURPHY

Part II — The Cathedral between Art and Politics

The Anarchist Cathedral — MAYLIS CURIE

L’Imaginaire de la cathédrale à l’épreuve de la Grande Guerre — JOËLLE PRUNGNAUD

Church, Nation, and ‘The Stones of France’ — RONALD R. BERNIER

Part III — The Cathedral in the Arts

Patterns of Behaviour  Architectural Representation in the Romantic Period — KLAUS NIEHR

Frozen Music and Symphonies in Stone. Gothic Architecture and the Musical Analogy: Intersecting Trajectories in German and French Thought from the Eighteenth through the Nineteenth Centuries — STEPHANIE A. GLASER

Délires opiomanes et gothicomanes de Thomas De Quincey à Wilfred Sätty — JEAN-MICHEL LENIAUD

The Cathedral as Time Machine: Art, Architecture, and Religion — RICHARD UTZ

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Publication: Manuscripts in the Making Art and Science, vol. 1. Edited by Stella Panayotova & Paola Ricciardi

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Manuscripts in the Making
Art and Science, vol. 1
Edited by Stella Panayotova &  Paola Ricciardi

 ISBN 978-1-909400-10-8

More Info: http://bit.ly/2ywI3Si

 This ground-breaking publication presents  the papers delivered at the international Conference held in Cambridge in December 2016 to mark the end of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s acclaimed bicentenary exhibition “Colour: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts”.  It is the first of two volumes in which medievalists and scientists share the results of their research, and combine here to elucidate both the materials and techniques  of production of illuminated  manuscripts,  as well as the artists’ collaboration and their aesthetic objectives.  Of the 34 papers given at the proceedings, 17 are included in the present volume covering scientific analyses of West European, Byzantine and Islamic manuscripts, Colour and Pigment Studies, Painting Techniques and Workshop Practices, as well as details of the latest scientific techniques and instruments employed for these non-invasive and non-destructive investigations into the delicate manuscripts. The texts are accompanied by over 200 illustrations as well as explanatory tables and diagrams. 

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Publication News: New Issue of “Different Visions”

Publication News:
Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art
Issue Five: Female Sexualities

Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art is a web-based, open-access, peer-reviewed annual, devoted to progressive scholarship on medieval art. The fifth issue of Different Visions is devoted to Female Sexualities and guest co-edited by Sherry Lindquist and Mati Meyer. As Sherry states in her introduction, the papers in this issue had their origin in a session devoted to this topic at the 2010 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. It is very exciting to be publishing them now in Different Visions. For free online-access to all articles, see here: http://differentvisions.org/issue-five/

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Sherry C.M. Lindquist. Introduction: Visualizing Female Sexuality in Medieval Cultures

Sarah Salih, King’s College London: The Trouble with “Female Sexuality”

Mati Meyer, The Open University of Israel: Theologizing or Indulging Desire: Bathers in the Sacra Parallela (Paris, BnF, gr. 923)

Marian Bleeke, Cleveland State University: “Hag of the Castle:” Women, Family, and Community in Later Medieval Ireland

Sarit Shalev-Eyni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Bared Breast in Medieval Ashkenazi Illumination: Cultural Connotations in a Heterogeneous Society

Elina Gertsman, Case Western Reserve University: Si grant ardor: Transgression and Transformation in the Pühavaimu Altarpiece

Five Kress Fellowships: Research and/or Publication

Five Kress Fellowships to support research and/or publications in Medieval Art for 2014
Application deadline: 31 August 2014.

kress_logoAvailable to ICMA members working on their first book, the $3,000 fellowships support research leading to a publication on medieval art and, for authors with publication contracts in hand, monies to defray specific costs. Both awards support travel or publication costs, including photographs, image permissions, copyediting, etc. Research fellowship applications are restricted to those ICMA members who have been awarded a Ph.D. by a US institution, or members who have been awarded a Ph.D. by a non-US institution within the last ten years and currently hold a continuing position in a US college, university, or museum. Fellowships for those with publication contracts in hand are for first books only, but there are no restrictions as to when the Ph.D. was received. Both grants require the applicants to have received their Ph.D. from an American University or to be currently employed at an American institution.

Submissions should include a full c.v. along with a cover letter (no more than three pages) giving a detailed outline of the proposed project. Completed manuscripts are particularly welcome and should be submitted electronically whenever possible. A full budget is also needed, along with a copy of the publication contract where such is in place.

Applying Online
Online electronic applications are preferred and can be submitted electronically through the ICMA website. Application deadline August 31, 2014.