CFP: Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art and Artists of Late Medieval and Renaissance Iberia and Beyond, c. 1400–1550, The Courtauld Institute of Art, deadline 10 Jan 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS -10 Jan 2020 Travelling Objects, Travelling People aims to nuance our understanding of the exchanges and influences that shaped the artistic landscape of Medieval and Renaissance Iberia. Traditional narratives hold that late fifteenth-century Iberian art and architecture were transformed by the arrival of artists, objects and ideas from France and the LowContinue reading “CFP: Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art and Artists of Late Medieval and Renaissance Iberia and Beyond, c. 1400–1550, The Courtauld Institute of Art, deadline 10 Jan 2020”

Seminar and Book Launch: Speaking Sculptures, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art (Vernon Square), Wednesday 23 January 2019, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Many statues and works of sculpture made in the late Gothic and Renaissance period are represented with mouth open, as if caught in a mid-utterance. These ‘speaking sculptures’ have received remarkably little comment from art historians. What are these speaking statues meant to be saying? And what, as viewers, are we meant to ‘hear’ andContinue reading “Seminar and Book Launch: Speaking Sculptures, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art (Vernon Square), Wednesday 23 January 2019, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm”

CFP: ‘Same Old Things? Re-Telling the Italian Renaissance’, London, 3 May 19

Courtauld Institute of Art London, May 3, 2019 Deadline: Jan 28, 2019 Same Old Things? Re-Telling the Italian Renaissance Even today, the history of art is largely dominated by narratives that are for the most part style-based. They tell a story that is teleological, ever-progressive, and structured around influential artistic centres. Within this framework, theContinue reading “CFP: ‘Same Old Things? Re-Telling the Italian Renaissance’, London, 3 May 19”

Medieval Touch: Handling session at the British Museum on scientific instruments in medieval and Renaissance Europe

On Weds 21st November 2018, Lloyd de Beer, Naomi Speakman, and Oliver Cooke kindly allowed students and staff from the Courtauld Institute of Art and elsewhere into the horological storerooms of the British Museum, the latest in a series of handling sessions organised by Medieval Touch. Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein of the University of York led theContinue reading “Medieval Touch: Handling session at the British Museum on scientific instruments in medieval and Renaissance Europe”

CFP: Illustrating Love: From Myth to Manual, Athens, GA, March 22–23, 2019

Deadline: Nov 30, 2018 Call For Papers Illustrating Love: From Myth to Manual UGA Emerging Scholars Symposium—March 22-23rd, 2019 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Barolsky Submissions Due: November 30, 2018 The Association of Graduate Art Students (AGAS) at the University of Georgia, in partnership with the Georgia Museum of Art, invites emerging scholars to submit proposalsContinue reading “CFP: Illustrating Love: From Myth to Manual, Athens, GA, March 22–23, 2019”

Conference: The Right Moment. A Symposium on Kairotic Energies, Brussels, 18-19 October 2018

The Greek term kairós expresses an idea of ‘grasping the right moment’, which travelled through art, literature, and philosophy. And even today, it is central to debates over, for example, time management. Combining perspectives from classical reception studies and iconology, this ongoing project at KU Leuven (2017-2021) is about the reception of kairós in theContinue reading “Conference: The Right Moment. A Symposium on Kairotic Energies, Brussels, 18-19 October 2018”

CFP: Teaching Race in the Renaissance

Deadline: Aug 1, 2018 Call for Contributors: A Volume on Teaching Race in the Renaissance Edited by Anna Wainwright, University of New Hampshire Matthieu Chapman, University of Houston Race is a hot button issue all over the globe. From Black Lives Matter and immigration policies in the US, to Germany announcing that multiculturalism has “failed,” toContinue reading “CFP: Teaching Race in the Renaissance”

Call for Papers: Art of The Invisible, Courtauld Institute of Art 19/10/2018, Deadline 14/05/2018

An interdisciplinary conference at The Courtauld Institute of Art exploring art’s relationship with the invisible. ‘He even painted things that cannot be represented …’, Pliny eulogized Apelles in his Naturalis historia. ‘How can we with mortal eyes contemplate this image whose celestial splendour the host of heaven presumes not to behold?’, asks a Byzantine hymn dedicatedContinue reading “Call for Papers: Art of The Invisible, Courtauld Institute of Art 19/10/2018, Deadline 14/05/2018”

CFP: 5th Annual Jane Fortune Conference: The Colors of Paradise. Painting Miniatures in Italian Convents, ca. 1300-1700, The Library of San Marco, Florence, October 11 – 12, 2018

Call for Papers: 5th Annual Jane Fortune Conference: The Colors of Paradise. Painting Miniatures in Italian Convents, ca. 1300-1700, The Library of San Marco, Florence, October 11 – 12, 2018T Deadline: 15 January, 2018 5th Annual Jane Fortune Conference The Colors of Paradise. Painting Miniatures in Italian Convents, ca. 1300-1700 This conference is co-organized by The Medici Archive Project andContinue reading “CFP: 5th Annual Jane Fortune Conference: The Colors of Paradise. Painting Miniatures in Italian Convents, ca. 1300-1700, The Library of San Marco, Florence, October 11 – 12, 2018”