New Publication: Right and Left in Early Christian and Medieval Art by Robert Couzin

Robert Couzin’s Right and Left in Early Christian and Medieval Art is the first in-depth study of handedness, position, and direction in the visual culture of Europe and Byzantium from the fourth to the fourteenth century. Heretofore largely unnoticed or ignored, the pre-eminence of the right and lapses or intentional departures from that norm in medieval imageryContinue reading “New Publication: Right and Left in Early Christian and Medieval Art by Robert Couzin”

New Publication: ‘Conversion to Islam in the Premodern Age: A Sourcebook’, eds. Nimrod Hurvitz, Christian C. Sahner, Uriel Simonsohn, and Luke Yarbrough

This groundbreaking collection of texts, translated from sources in a dozen languages from the seventh to the eighteenth centuries, presents the historical process of conversion to Islam in all its variety and unruly detail, through the eyes of both Muslim and non-Muslim observers.

New Publication: The Interaction of Art and Relics in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art, ed. Livia Stoenescu

The collection of essays gathered in this volume investigates the interaction between art and relics as a distinct historical relevance for devotional art of Early Modernity and the Renaissance.

New Publication: The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture

Conservators Michele Marincola and Lucretia Kargère have published a new volume on the history, theory, and practice of the conservation of medieval sculpture. Medieval polychrome wood sculptures are highly complex objects, bearers of histories that begin with their original carving and adornment and continue through long centuries of repainting, deterioration, restoration, and conservation. Abundantly illustrated,Continue reading “New Publication: The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture”

New Publication: Stone Fidelity: Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture, by Jessica Barker

With 33 colour and 63 black & white illustrations, it’s a beautiful study of “double tomb” effigies in the Middle Ages. Pioneering investigation of the popular “double tomb” effigies in the Middle Ages. Medieval tombs often depict husband and wife lying side-by-side, and hand in hand, immortalised in elegantly carved stone: what Phiilip Larkin’s poem An ArundelContinue reading “New Publication: Stone Fidelity: Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture, by Jessica Barker”

CFP: Picturing Death 1200-1600 (Edited Volume)

Deadline: 1 September 2016 Picturing Death 1200-1600 Proposals sought for chapters in a peer-reviewed edited volume The glut of pictures of and for death has long been associated with the Middle Ages in the popular imagination. In reality, however, these images thrived in Europe in a much more concentrated period of time that straddles the Middle Ages andContinue reading “CFP: Picturing Death 1200-1600 (Edited Volume)”

CFP: COMITATUS: A JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES (Deadline: 1st Feb 2016)

FINAL REMINDER: COMITATUS: A JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies. SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR VOLUME 47 (2016): 1 FEBRUARY 2016. The Comitatus editorial board will makeContinue reading “CFP: COMITATUS: A JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES (Deadline: 1st Feb 2016)”

Publication: Predella, No. 35 – The Survival of the Trecento in the Fifteenth Century

Announcing that No. 35 of PREDELLA is online at  http://www.predella.it/index.php/current-issue/index.html EDITORIALE / EDITORIAL Gerardo de Simone, Emanuele Pellegrini2001-2015: Odissea di distruzione MONOGRAFIA / MONOGRAPH The Survival of the Trecento in the Fifteenth Century Louise Bourdua Introduction Zuleika Murat Trecento Receptions in Early Renaissance Paduan Art. The Ovetari Chapel and its Models: Revival or Persistence? Paolo di SimoneContinue reading “Publication: Predella, No. 35 – The Survival of the Trecento in the Fifteenth Century”

Call for Contributions: Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture (Edited Volume)

Call for Contributions:  Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture ed. by Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College) & Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University) Deadline: 15 December 2014 This is a call for contributors for Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture, a peer-reviewed edited volume co-edited by Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College) & Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University). Pointing to theContinue reading “Call for Contributions: Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture (Edited Volume)”

Call for Essays: Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth (edited volume)

Call for Essays: Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth Deadline: 6 January 2015 While the late 14th c French prose romance by Jean d’Arras arguably remains the earliest and most-translated version of the story of Melusine—in which he envisions her as a foundress of the powerful Lusignan family—the figure of the fairyContinue reading “Call for Essays: Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth (edited volume)”