CFP: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpieces, c.1150-1400, Valladolid, June 7–8, 2019

Almost every Medieval church had one or more sculptures of saints, many of which were placed on altars, in wall niches or in so-called tabernacle-altarpieces. This last category refers to three-dimensional, canopied structures, embellished with bright colours and equipped with movable wings that housed cult images of the Virgin and Child or saints. This early type of altarpieceContinue reading “CFP: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpieces, c.1150-1400, Valladolid, June 7–8, 2019”

Conference: The Body Politics of Mary Magdalen, November 23 – 24, 2017, The Warburg Institute, London

Conference: The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB, November 23 – 24, 2017 The Warburg Institute is holding a two-day conference on Mary Magdalen, a figure of great historical importance and cultural resonance. Coming together for this free event, the multidisciplinary speakers will present new research on the representation of her body and its discourses across timeContinue reading “Conference: The Body Politics of Mary Magdalen, November 23 – 24, 2017, The Warburg Institute, London”

Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages

Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages Getty Museum of Art,  September 3, 2013–March 2, 2014  Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians were fascinated by stories about saints, who led extraordinary lives full of mystical events and miraculous occurrences. Saints were depicted in manuscripts experiencing revelatory visions and performing wondrous feats such asContinue reading “Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages”