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”
This free study day will act as an introduction to Ethiopian and Eritrean manuscripts dating from the 4th to 18th centuries. Context, production, and patronage will be discussed by leading experts from institutions such as The British Library and SOAS. See the detailed schedule and link to register below.
Please join us at our Summer Symposium on the theme of ‘Emotion and Devotion in Medieval Europe’. Thursday 21 June 2018, 09:00-18:00 Van Emden Lecture Theatre and G27L, Edith Morley, Whiteknights campus This symposium will explore the growing area of research into the study of male and female medieval lay piety, and is being runContinue reading “Symposium: Reading Annual GCMS Summer Symposium (21st June 2018”
Call for Papers: Excess, 34th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, 2-3 March 2018 Deadline: December 1, 2017 Excess conjures the idea of the extractable, left over, too much, or “extra.” Looking closely at perceptions of the extraneous reveals excess to be a historically constructed category that marks shifting notions ofContinue reading “CFP: ‘Excess,’ 34th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2-3 March 2018”
Call for Papers: Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St Louis University, St Louis, Mo., USA, 18th-20th June, 2018 Deadline: December 31 The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides a convenient summer venue in North America for scholars in all disciplines to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinaryContinue reading “CFP: Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St Louis University, St Louis, Mo., USA, 18th-20th June, 2018”
Das 18. Symposium findet unter dem Titel „Schaffen und Nachahmen. Kreative Prozesse im Mittelalter“ vom 17.-20. März 2019 in Tübingen statt. In der Gegenwart wird das Verhältnis von Schaffen und Nachahmen und deren Bedeutung für kreative Prozesse neu ausgehandelt: Die Postmoderne hat das Subjekt dezentriert und intensiv über den Tod des Autors diskutiert. Die Möglichkeiten, die erst dieContinue reading “CFP: Schaffen und Nachahmen (Tuebingen, 17-20 Mar 19)”
Conference: Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era University of Birmingham 24-25 February 2017 This one day and a half conference combines a symposium and a workshop. The aim is to examine and contextualise the artistic and cultural production of the geopolitical centres that were controlled by or in contact withContinue reading “Conf: Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era, University of Birmingham, 24-25 February 2017”
Discover the complex and beautiful physical and aural properties of two medieval poems – The House of Fame and Dream of the Rood – in this series of events produced by current King’s PhD researchers.
Call for Papers: Art and Ideology in the Twelfth-Century Western Mediterranean A Symposium at Bard Graduate Center, New York City, 14 October 2016 Supported by the Trehan Fund for Islamic Art and Material Culture co-sponsored by the Spain-North Africa Project In the twelfth century, new powers emerged throughout the Western Mediterranean, from the Almohads of NorthContinue reading “CFP: Art and Ideology in the Twelfth-Century Western Mediterranean (NYC, 14 October 2016)”
Inscribing Texts in Byzantium: Continuities & Transformations Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies Exeter College, Oxford, 18–20 March 2016 In spite of the striking abundance of extant primary material – over 4000 Greek texts produced in the period between the sixth and fifteenth centuries – Byzantine Epigraphy remains largely uncharted territory, with a reputationContinue reading “Symposium: The 49th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies (18–20 March 2016)”