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CFP: Pictor/Miniator: Working across media, 1250–1500, 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2018

michelino_molinari_da_besozzo_-_st-_luke_painting_the_virgin_-_google_art_projectCall for Papers: Pictor/Miniator: Working across media, 1250–1500, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Sponsored Session at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2018
Deadline: 20 September 2017

The multimedia fluidity of artists and artisans in the later Middle Ages is an area ripe for investigation. Across diverse regions in Europe and beyond, many illuminators, both named and anonymous, engaged in forms of art-making in addition to the decoration of manuscript books. Some painted frescoes, panels, and ephemera, while others provided designs and supervised the production of stained glass, enamels, tapestries, and other objects. With some frequency, those who specialized in other media were in turn called upon to illuminate books. While modern studies have focused on individual examples of such multi-media talent, the broader implications of this intermedial fluency remain obscure: within the wider art-historical canon, manuscript illumination as an art form is largely seen as derivative or prone to influence from large-scale media.
This session seeks to re-examine the relationship between manuscript illumination and other fields of artistic endeavor in the later Middle Ages. How did artists themselves consider the differing characteristics and ontologies of these varied supports? How did painters adapt their style and working method when engaging with other media and other categories of object? Did the presence of local guild regulations curtail or encourage multi-media practice, and how did this compare region-to-region or to contexts outside of Western Europe? Beyond evident differences in scale, pricing, and technique, interesting issues arise regarding patronage and audience: how different was the clientele for manuscripts compared to that for painting, for example? How did the relative accessibility and visibility of differing art forms affect the visual solutions achieved? Is a book-bound image “freer” or more experimental than a publically visible one?
The session asks these and other questions relevant to those studying the social contexts of art production, the dynamics of reception, materiality, and the technical characteristics of objects. It seeks to be open-minded in terms of methodological approach, and aims to bring together scholars working on diverse material, in order to initiate a larger conversation that can impact the discipline of art history as a whole.
Please send proposals with a one-page abstract and a completed Participant Information Form (http://www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions) to Nicholas Herman (hermanni@upenn.edu) by 20 September 2017.

Call for Applications: Visiting fellowships 2018 (1–4 months), Ptolemaus Arabus et Latinus Project, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich

csm_05-03_Ptolemaeus_ce38187a3aCall for Applications: Visiting fellowships 2018 (1–4 months), Ptolemaus Arabus et Latinus Project, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich
Deadline: 1 October 2017

The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) is dedicated to the edition and
study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological texts
and related material. These include works by Ptolemy or attributed to him,
commentaries thereupon and other works that are of immediate relevance to
understanding Ptolemy’s heritage in the Middle Ages and the early modern period up
to 1700 A.D.
The project is hosted by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich for a
period of 25 years from 2013 to 2037. It is supervised by Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus
Hasse (University of Würzburg) and carried out by five scholars, including two
research leaders, Dr. David Juste and Dr. Benno van Dalen, two post-doctoral
researchers and one doctoral student.
We welcome applications for visiting fellowships tenable in Munich for a period of one
to four months between 1 January and 30 November 2018. The next round of visiting
fellowships is planned for 2020.
-The fellowships amount to € 3100 per month for senior scholars (PhD degree
awarded before 1 January 2013), € 2600 per month for post-docs (PhD degree
awarded after 31 December 2012) and € 1300 per month for doctoral students. In
special cases an additional travel grant may be awarded to overseas applicants. The
fellowships are not liable to taxation in Germany and do not include health
insurance or social benefits.
-Fellows will be offered office facilities at the Bayerische Akademie der
Wissenschaften in Munich, together with the research team, and are expected to
work in Munich most of the time. Fellows will be given access to the research
facilities of the project, including the project’s collection of manuscript
reproductions, and to the research libraries in Munich.
-Fellows are expected to do research in an area relevant to the project and to share
their experience and insights with the other members of the research team.
Research proposals to deal with Ptolemaic sources in languages other than Arabic
and Latin (especially Greek, Syriac, Hebrew and Persian) are also welcome.
-Applications should be sent in English to Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse by email (applications@ptolemaeus.badw.de) before 1 October 2017. Applications should include a complete CV with a list of publications and a research proposal of no more than 500 words. Applicants are asked to state in their research proposal the preferred duration of the fellowship (one, two, three or four months) and to propose a starting date.
Receipt of the application will be acknowledged and the outcome of all applications will be notified by email no later than 31 October 2017.
For further information, please visit our website http://ptolemaeus.badw.de. For
further enquiries, contact Dr. Claudia Dorl at applications@ptolemaeus.badw.de.

Conference: Celtic Revivals: Authenticity and Identity Conference, London 16-17 January 2016

celts_cross_finalCeltic Revivals: Authenticity and Identity Conference

British Museum, January 16 – 17, 2016

Although the Celtic Revival is usually associated with the late 19th century, this conference will demonstrate how it constitutes a whole series of revivals, beginning in the medieval period and continuing into the modern. Leading art and design historians, archaeologists and curators will present the Celtic Revival as a rewriting, recreation and reimagining of the past.

Central to these discussions will be the themes of national and cultural heritage and identities, authenticity and innovation, and the network of ‘Celtic’ connections that span across time, space, media, disciplines and national/cultural borders

Conference Details and Programme

Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum
Coffee and lunch provided
Conference Fee +exhibition visit £50 (£35 concessions/students)

Saturday 16 January

9:30       Registration and coffee

10.15       Introduction

10.30    The Concept of Style in Celtic Art – Colum Hourihane, Princeton University, Emeritus

11:00       TBC – Raghnall Ó Floinn, National Museum of  Ireland

11:30    Break

11:45    Relics, Reliquaries, and the Presence of the Past – Karen Overbey, Tufts University

12:15    Celtic, Scotch and Stuart: Queen Victoria and Scottish Identity – Helen Ritchie, Fitzwilliam Museum

12:45    Lunch

14:00    ‘In the tradition of my race’: Evoking the Celtic past in
later medieval Ireland – Rachel Moss, Trinity College, Dublin

14:30    Medieval Gaelic manuscript miscellanies: changing cultural
contexts – Siobhán Fitzpatrick and Bernadette Cunningham, Royal Irish Academy

15:00    Celtic Revivals and Reappropriations in Art and Books 1760 –
1951 – Murdo Macdonald, University of Dundee

15:30    Coffee break

16:00    Evoking Ireland’s Celtic “Golden Age”: Textiles for the Honan
Chapel at University College Cork – Nancy Netzer, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

16:30     Compton Chapel – Revealing the Sources of its Celtic Symbolism – Louise Boreham, Independent Researcher

Sunday 17 January

8:00       Visit to Celts: art and identity (drop in between 8 and 10am)

10:00       Coffee

10:30    The Druids and the Evergreen: authenticity and originality in
fin de siècle Scotland – Frances Fowle and Heather Pulliam, University of Edinburgh

11:30    Celtic collections: the curatorial appetite for ‘Celtic
crosses’ in nineteenth-century Scotland – Sally Foster, University of Stirling

12.00    Lunch

13:00    Gods, warriors and saints: Celts on parade in Edwardian
Scotland – Elizabeth Cumming, University of Edinburgh

13:30    The Death of Tewdrig (1848): ‘A sculpture illustrative of
Cambro-British History.’ – Oliver Fairclough, National Museum Wales

14:00    Break

14:15    The Celtic Revival in the Visual Culture of Wales – Martin Crampin, University of Wales

14:45    Ireland 1893 – 1917:  Celtic Revival or Celtic Twilight?

Organised by the British Museum and University of Edinburgh
The conference is supported by The Kilfinan Trust