New Publication: Monumental Sounds: Art and Listening Before Dante by Matthew G. Shoaf

Hearing is a far-reaching concern, to judge by printed and online efforts to improve it in business, law, medicine, higher education, and other areas. American democracy itself has been jeopardized by failures to listen, some have recently argued. Centuries ago, when anxieties ran high about people not hearing what they were ‘supposed’ to hear, remediesContinue reading “New Publication: Monumental Sounds: Art and Listening Before Dante by Matthew G. Shoaf”

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CFP: Aural Architectures of the Divine – Sacred Spaces, Sound and Rites in Transcultural Perspectives (Florence, 24-26 Feb 22), Deadline: June 30th 2021

An interdisciplinary conference to be held in Florence in February 2022 will focus on the complex interrelation of sacred space, sound and rites in transcultural perspectives from ancient to premodern times. The research project “CANTORIA – Music and Sacred Architecture” (University of Mainz) and the “Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo” (University ofContinue reading “CFP: Aural Architectures of the Divine – Sacred Spaces, Sound and Rites in Transcultural Perspectives (Florence, 24-26 Feb 22), Deadline: June 30th 2021”

Call for Papers: The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Bristol, 8-9 June 2015)

Where does the recent sensory turn in the Arts and Humanities leave the study of Visual Culture? Can the viewer/object model incorporate the full sensorium without imposing ocularcentrism? How has vision’s relation to the other senses been expressed and explored through the visual arts from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period? How have the sensesContinue reading “Call for Papers: The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Bristol, 8-9 June 2015)”

Call for papers: The Transept and its Upper Levels in the High Medieval Church (Lausanne, 20-21 April 2015)

The Transept and its Upper Levels in the High Medieval Church: Towards a New Functional Approach (Architecture, Decor, Liturgy and Sound) International and Interdisciplinary Conference – Lausanne, 20th-21st of April 2015  Abstract This conference is jointly organized by the Catholic University of Angers (Faculty of Humanities) and the University of Lausanne (Department of History ofContinue reading “Call for papers: The Transept and its Upper Levels in the High Medieval Church (Lausanne, 20-21 April 2015)”