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CFP FOR AN EDITED COLLECTION: Architectural Representation in the European Middle Ages

ramsey censerCFP FOR AN EDITED COLLECTION: Architectural Representation in the European Middle Ages, edited by Hannah Bailey, Karl Kinsella, and Daniel Thomas

Deadline: 1 November 2017

The architectural remnants of the Middle Ages—from castles and cathedrals to village churches—provide many people’s first point of contact with the medieval period and its culture. Such concrete survivals provide a direct link to the material experience of medieval people. At the same time, exploring the ways in which architecture was conceptualized and depicted can contribute to our understanding of the ideological and imaginative worldview of the period.

This volume seeks to investigate all aspects of architectural representation in the medieval period, encompassing actual, symbolic, or imaginary architectural features, whether still standing today, observable in the archaeological record, or surviving only through depiction in literature or art. Topics of interest might include (but are not limited to) the social and symbolic value of architecture, architectural metaphor or imagery, architecture in visual representations, architecture in the depiction of other spaces, memory and architecture, and architectural style.

The volume is interdisciplinary in outlook and we welcome contributions from across the spectrum of academic disciplines, including literature, history, art, theology, and archaeology.

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, with a brief biographical blurb, to the editors at: architecturalrepresentations@gmail.com by 1st November, 2017.

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Conference: Society, Rule and Their Representation in Medieval Britain (13-14 November 2014)

v0_master[1]13-14 November 2014

German Historical Institute London • 17 Bloomsbury Square • London WC1A 2NJ

ATTENDANCE IS FREE; THERE IS NO NEED TO REGISTER.

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THURSDAY, 13 NOVEMBER

14:00-14:15 WELCOME

14:15-15:45 SESSION 1: IDENTITY (CHAIR: KATHERINE HARVEY, BIRKBECK)

Torben Gebhardt (Münster): Self-Categorisation of Medieval Rulers between 1016-1138 – A Comparison between England and the Holy Roman Empire

Isabelle Chwalka (Mainz): Conception and Perception of England and the Empire in the Twelfth Century

Stephan Bruhn (Kiel): Of Suffering Kings, Unwise Bishops and Violent Abbots – Concepts of Elites in ‘Biographical Writings’

15:45-16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:30 SESSION 2: RULE AND KINGSHIP (CHAIR: ALEXANDRA SAPOZNIK, KCL)

Grischa Vercamer (Berlin): Descriptions of Power and Rulers in the High Middle Ages: English Chronicles in European Context

Bastian Walter-Bogedain (Wuppertal): “I ́ve got him, I  ́ve got him!” Or: How to Capture a King on a Battlefield

Ulla Kypta (Frankfurt): The Power of Routines: The Emergence of the English Exchequer during the 12th Century

Martin Stier (Heidelberg): Barons, Lords, Peers. Rank in the English Baronage

in the 14th Century

FRIDAY, 14. NOVEMBER

9:15-10:45 SESSION 3: VISUAL REPRESENTATION (CHAIR: ALIXE BOVEY, UNIVERSITY OF KENT)

Veronika Decker (Vienna): Planting the Vineyard of the Just: The Foundation of New College, Oxford and the Stained Glass of the College Chapel

Julia Crispin (Münster): French Treasures for an English Prince: John of Bedford, Regent of France, and his French Illuminated Books

Antje Fehrmann (Berlin): Courts or Concepts? Cultural Networks and Artistic Exchanges in 15th-Century England and Germany

10:45-11:15 COFFEE BREAK

11:15-12:45 SESSION 4: SOCIETY (CHAIR: IAN FORREST, OXFORD)

Franziska Klein (Duisburg-Essen): The King’s Converts – Caritas, Conversion and Control in Late Medieval England

Tanja Skambraks (Mannheim/Rome): Children, Liturgy and Festive Culture in Medieval London

Ute Kühlmann (Mannheim): Celtic Fosterage

12:45-13:00 CLOSING REMARKS