New Publication: ‘Emerging Naturalism: Contexts and Narratives in European Sculpture 1140-1220’ edited by Gerardo Boto Varela, Marta Serrano Coll & John McNeill

Artistic production in Europe between the mid-12th and early 13th centuries is notoriously difficult to categorise. ‘Emerging Naturalism: Contexts and Narratives in the Architectural Sculpture of the Latin Church 1140-1220’ offers a number of different perspectives on this question, while offering a panoramic analysis of the period as expressed in the medium of stone sculpture.

Call for Papers: ‘Alabaster as a Material for Medieval & Renaissance sculpture’, 8th Annual Ards Conference, Deadline 15 December 2020

The 8th ARDS annual colloquium, which celebrates new research in the field of renaissance and medieval sculpture will focus on alabaster as a material for European sculpture from the 14th until the 17th century.

Online Lecture: ‘Wild (Wo)men, Commodified Forests: Matter & Myth in German Sculpture’ with Dr Ruth Ezra, 2 December 2020, 18:00-18:40 (GMT)

Join this virtual discussion of Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture now on view at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. (Galleries currently closed.)

Online Conference: ‘The Afterlife of Medieval Sculpture’, 7th Annual Ards Conference, 3, 4 & 10 December 2020, 13:00 – 18:00 (CET)

The 7th ARDS annual colloquium, which celebrates new research in the field of renaissance and medieval sculpture will focus on the theme of the Afterlife of medieval sculpture.

CFP: Worked in Stone, deadline 30th June 2020

Worked in Stone: Early Medieval Sculpture in its International ContextSaturday 11th Sept to Wednesday 15th Sept 2021Durham University, UK Early medieval stone sculptures that survive across Europe at the wayside, in architectural settings, in churches and graveyards, are an exceptional source for understanding the aesthetics and beliefs of early medieval communities. Standing crosses, inscribed stones,Continue reading “CFP: Worked in Stone, deadline 30th June 2020”

New Publication: Stone Fidelity: Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture, by Jessica Barker

With 33 colour and 63 black & white illustrations, it’s a beautiful study of “double tomb” effigies in the Middle Ages. Pioneering investigation of the popular “double tomb” effigies in the Middle Ages. Medieval tombs often depict husband and wife lying side-by-side, and hand in hand, immortalised in elegantly carved stone: what Phiilip Larkin’s poem An ArundelContinue reading “New Publication: Stone Fidelity: Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture, by Jessica Barker”

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”

Lecture: Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture (Courtauld Institute, 24/04/18, 5:30pm)

Lecture:  ‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’, by Professor Malcolm Thurlby FSA Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture Where: Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute Date: 24th April 2018, 5:30pm This year’s CRSBI annual public lecture, delivered by Professor Malcolm Thurlby of York University, Toronto, Canada, will consider English RomanesqueContinue reading “Lecture: Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture (Courtauld Institute, 24/04/18, 5:30pm)”

CFP: (Re-)Forming Sculpture (Leeds, 26-27 Jun 18)

University of Leeds and The Hepworth Wakefield, June 26 – 27, 2018 Deadline: Mar 16, 2018 Call for Papers for the Association for Art History’s 2-day Summer Symposium organised by the Doctoral and Early Career Research Network. Keynote Speakers: Martina Droth, Deputy Director of Research, Exhibitions, and Publications | Curator of Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art Dr RebeccaContinue reading “CFP: (Re-)Forming Sculpture (Leeds, 26-27 Jun 18)”

CONF: New Directions in the Study of Medieval Sculpture (Leeds, 16-17 Mar 18)

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, March 16 – 17, 2018 NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL SCULPTURE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN The focus on the materiality of medieval sculpture has proven crucial to its study and has expanded our historical understanding of sculpture itself. Whether monumental relief sculpture in stone, wooden sculptures in the round, sculpted altarpieces, ivory plaques or enamelledContinue reading “CONF: New Directions in the Study of Medieval Sculpture (Leeds, 16-17 Mar 18)”