Call for Papers: Art, Science, and the Natural World, ICMA 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)

Sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) Student Committee Organized by Sophie Ong (Rutgers University) and Robert Vogt (Johns Hopkins University) 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9-12, 2019 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI Many medieval images and objects indicate an interest in and demonstrate specific understandings of the natural world. RenderedContinue reading “Call for Papers: Art, Science, and the Natural World, ICMA 2019 (Deadline: 15 September 2018)”

Conference: “Astronomy Across the Medieval World,” St Cross College, University of Oxford, Saturday 18th November 2017

Conference: “Astronomy Across the Medieval World,” St Cross College, University of Oxford – Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Saturday 18th November 2017 10.30 am – 5.00 pm The celestial sky has been a source of fascination since ancient times with astronomy being the oldest of the natural sciences. During the medieval period, astronomy flourishedContinue reading “Conference: “Astronomy Across the Medieval World,” St Cross College, University of Oxford, Saturday 18th November 2017″

Islamic Art Circle @ SOAS: Lecture Programme, 2017/2018

Islamic Art Circle @ SOAS, London: Lecture Programme, 2017/2018 All lectures begin at 7.00 p.m. in the Khalili Lecture Theatre (Main School Lecture Theatre) –  unless indicated otherwise – Philips Building, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG   11 October 2017: The Palace of Pedro I in Seville, ‘very much like the residence ofContinue reading “Islamic Art Circle @ SOAS: Lecture Programme, 2017/2018”

CFP: Ars et Scientia (Cleveland, 27 Oct 17)

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, October 27, 2017 Deadline: Jul 16, 2017 Ars et Scientia: Intersections of Science and the Visual Arts October 27th, 2017 Despite the semantic divide that seems to separate art and science in modern culture, the boundaries between the two disciplines have always been fluid and permeable. From the earliest recorded botanical illustrations,Continue reading “CFP: Ars et Scientia (Cleveland, 27 Oct 17)”

CFP: Warburg Institute Postgraduate Symposium (17 November 2016)

Cultural Encounters: Tensions and Polarities of Transmission from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment 17 November 2016 The Warburg Institute will host its first Postgraduate Symposium on 17 November 2016. It will explore the concept of cultural encounters and focus particularly on their productive outcomes. We are interested, above all, in the dynamics ofContinue reading “CFP: Warburg Institute Postgraduate Symposium (17 November 2016)”

Lecture: The Arts & Science in Early Islamic Spain (15 June, Courtauld Institute of Art)

Wednesday 15 June 2016 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN There is a symbiotic relationship between design, art and visual culture, and the exact sciences, which is attested in early scientific objects from al-Andalus and in medieval Arabic texts. InContinue reading “Lecture: The Arts & Science in Early Islamic Spain (15 June, Courtauld Institute of Art)”

Call for Papers: Monastic Sciences: Medicina, Mechanica, Philosophia (Leeds University, 8-9 May 2015)

The religious of medieval Europe were in a privileged position for studying humanity’s interaction with the natural world, whether this was considering the nature of celestial bodies and the cosmos, or deepening their pharmaceutical knowledge to aid patients in the infirmary. This conference asks what unique contributions the religious made to the applied arts andContinue reading “Call for Papers: Monastic Sciences: Medicina, Mechanica, Philosophia (Leeds University, 8-9 May 2015)”

Call For Papers: Magic, Religion, Science

Call For Papers: Magic | Religion | Science Indiana University, Bloomington. March 7-8, 2014 Deadline: 10 January 2014 26th Annual Indiana University Medieval Studies Symposium In his famous work, The Golden Bough, James Frazer proposed that human societies evolved from cultures dependent on magic to ones subject to religion and finally to ones guided by science.Continue reading “Call For Papers: Magic, Religion, Science”