CFP: ‘What does Animation mean in the Middle Ages? Theoretical and Historical Approaches’ (Bialystok, Poland, September 16 – 19 2021), Deadline April 1 2021

This conference is concerned with the agency and life of material objects and evolves around the investigation of two interlaced objectives.

New Publication: Reliquary Tabernacles in Fourteenth-Century Italy: Image, Relic and Material Culture, by Beth Williamson

Ground-breaking study of the enigmatic and unique tabernacles from fourteenth-century Italy, which for the first time combined relics and images. Images and relics were central tools in the process of devotional practice in medieval Europe. The reliquary tabernacles that emerged in the 1340s, in the area of Central Italy surrounding the city of Siena, combinedContinue reading “New Publication: Reliquary Tabernacles in Fourteenth-Century Italy: Image, Relic and Material Culture, by Beth Williamson”

On this day in 1337…

Reposted from IAS Blog On 7 May 1337 goldsmith Ugolino di Vieri received the first payment for his masterpiece, the reliquary of the Santo Corporale of Bolsena. Payments are recorded for the following two years, reflecting the long process of creating an artwork as complex and monumental as this.   The work was commissioned byContinue reading “On this day in 1337…”