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)”

Call for Chapter Proposals: Singing Death (edited book volume), deadline 30 September 2014

Call for Chapter Proposals: Singing Death (edited volume) Deadline: 30 September 2014 (submission of abstracts) Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume entitled ‘Singing Death’. The editors are in preliminary negotiations with Ashgate Press for a collection of essays provisionally entitled ‘Singing Death’ and we would like to invite chapter proposals for this project. ‘Singing Death’ arises out of aContinue reading “Call for Chapter Proposals: Singing Death (edited book volume), deadline 30 September 2014”

Journal: The Medieval Globe

Announcing The Medieval Globe. Connectivity~Communication~Exchange, a  new biannual academic journal. The Medieval Globe (TMG) is a peer-reviewed journal to be launched in 2014, published in both print and digital formats.  It is based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and sponsored by CARMEN, the Worldwide Medieval Network.  It is dedicated to exploring the modesContinue reading “Journal: The Medieval Globe”

Publication: Speculum, Vol. 89, issue 2 (April 2014)

Speculum, published quarterly since 1926, was the first scholarly journal in North America devoted exclusively to the Middle Ages, a period ranging from 500 to 1500. It is open to contributions in all fields studying this era. Its primary emphasis is on Western Europe, but Arabic, Byzantine, Hebrew, and Slavic studies are also included.  TheContinue reading “Publication: Speculum, Vol. 89, issue 2 (April 2014)”