CFP: Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art and Artists of Late Medieval and Renaissance Iberia and Beyond, c. 1400–1550, The Courtauld Institute of Art, deadline 10 Jan 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS -10 Jan 2020 Travelling Objects, Travelling People aims to nuance our understanding of the exchanges and influences that shaped the artistic landscape of Medieval and Renaissance Iberia. Traditional narratives hold that late fifteenth-century Iberian art and architecture were transformed by the arrival of artists, objects and ideas from France and the LowContinue reading “CFP: Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art and Artists of Late Medieval and Renaissance Iberia and Beyond, c. 1400–1550, The Courtauld Institute of Art, deadline 10 Jan 2020”

New Publication: Alfonso X of Castile-León: Royal Patronage, Self-Promotion and Manuscripts in Thirteenth-century Spain, by Kirstin Kennedy

Alfonso X ‘the Learned’ of Castile (1252–1284) was praised in his lifetime as a king who devoted himself to discovering all worldly and divine knowledge. He commissioned chronicles and law codes and composed poems to the Virgin Mary, he gathered together Jewish scholars to translate works of Arab astrology and astronomy, and he founded aContinue reading “New Publication: Alfonso X of Castile-León: Royal Patronage, Self-Promotion and Manuscripts in Thirteenth-century Spain, by Kirstin Kennedy”

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”

CONF: Intercambios y conflictos (Tarragona, 17-19 July 2018)

Intercambios y conflictos en un Mediterráneo transcultural: redes, comercio y creación artística en la edad media y moderna Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and Museu d’Art Modern de la “Diputació de Tarragona”, Calle Santa Anna, 8 – 43003 Tarragona, July 17 – 19, 2018 En este curso mostraremos la importancia del Mediterráneo como espacio de intercambiosContinue reading “CONF: Intercambios y conflictos (Tarragona, 17-19 July 2018)”

CFP: Imago & Mirabilia (Barcelona, 18-20 Oct 2018)

Extended deadline! The Ways of Wonder in the Medieval Mediterranean 18-20 October 2018 | Museu Nacional d’Art de Cataluyna The ways of wonder in the middle Ages were shaped by a variety of places, stories and beliefs with ancient sources reworked by the Christian tradition. Activated by the opening of the Mediterranean, religious, commercial andContinue reading “CFP: Imago & Mirabilia (Barcelona, 18-20 Oct 2018)”

CFP: Negotiation the Past. Islamic Heritage in Italy and Spain, Venice (1-2 February 2019), deadline 30 April 2018

The conference will focus on the discussion about the Islamic heritage in Italy and Spain and its later reception in the post-Islamic context. Sharing an Islamic past, both countries display this heritage in different ways through art and architecture. As cultural contact zones, Italy and Spain had a rich Islamic tradition, which has been adoptedContinue reading “CFP: Negotiation the Past. Islamic Heritage in Italy and Spain, Venice (1-2 February 2019), deadline 30 April 2018”

Call for Participation Mediterranean Palimpsests: Connecting the Art and Architectural Histories of Medieval and Early Modern Cities Deadline 15/02/2018

The Cyprus Institute, with support through the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories initiative, is launching a new research seminar project: Mediterranean Palimpsests: Connecting the Art and Architectural Histories of Medieval and Early Modern Cities. Interested scholars at a formative stage of their careers are encouraged to apply for participation in the project’s three planned workshops in Nicosia, Cordoba/GranadaContinue reading “Call for Participation Mediterranean Palimpsests: Connecting the Art and Architectural Histories of Medieval and Early Modern Cities Deadline 15/02/2018”

Lecture: Felipe Pereda, ‘Images’ Oblivious Memory: Funerary Laments from Ancient Greece to El Greco’. Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 4pm, Thursday 25th January, 2018

Felipe Pereda (Harvard), will give the inaugural lecture for the 2018-19 Coll & Cortes Medieval Spain Seminar Series at 4pm on Thursday 25th January in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre of the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. An old narrative tradition going back to Ancient Egypt but documented across the Mediterranean – from the MiddleContinue reading “Lecture: Felipe Pereda, ‘Images’ Oblivious Memory: Funerary Laments from Ancient Greece to El Greco’. Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 4pm, Thursday 25th January, 2018”

CfP: CITIZEN CATHEDRALS IN THE MIDDLE AGES; Templa Winter School 2017

Please, see the call for papers of the Templa Winter School, “Citizen Cathedrals in the Middle Ages. Image, institutions, networks” (Girona, December 18th-19th 2017), organized by members of our Research Team (V. Debiais, X. Granero, A. Moreno, G. Boto). It is addressed mainly to young researchers whose studies are focused on medieval Cathedrals related toContinue reading “CfP: CITIZEN CATHEDRALS IN THE MIDDLE AGES; Templa Winter School 2017”

Conference: The Profane within the Sacred in Medieval Art, Aguilar de Campoo, Sept 29th – Oct 1st 2017 (VII Colloquium Ars Mediaevalis)

Conference: The Profane within the Sacred in Medieval Art, Fundación Santa Maria la Real – Aguilar de Campo (SPAIN), Sept 29th – Oct 1st 2017. CFP for 20-minute ‘free papers’ open until 30 June 2017 How to apply: send an email with name, Academic institution, 1 page abstract and main bibliography to plhuerta@santamarialareal.org How toContinue reading “Conference: The Profane within the Sacred in Medieval Art, Aguilar de Campoo, Sept 29th – Oct 1st 2017 (VII Colloquium Ars Mediaevalis)”