New Publication: The Hidden Life of Textiles in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean: Contexts and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Islamic, Latinate and Eastern Christian Worlds, edited by Nikolaos Vryzidis

The book contains published papers of the conference ‘Textiles & Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean: Paradigms of Contexts and Cross-Cultural Exchanges’ of the British School at Athens held at the (Benaki) Museum of Islamic Art in 2016, as well as some new contributions. The focus in this wide-ranging collection of studies by keyContinue reading “New Publication: The Hidden Life of Textiles in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean: Contexts and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Islamic, Latinate and Eastern Christian Worlds, edited by Nikolaos Vryzidis”

Call for Applications: 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts (Bern, 16–18 May 2019)

Deadline: Feb 28, 2019 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts 16 May–18 May 2019, University of Bern, Institute of Art History, Department History of Textile Arts From the 18th century onwards, the concept of the genius and a preference for the “autonomous” art work led to a separation of the so-called fine artsContinue reading “Call for Applications: 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts (Bern, 16–18 May 2019)”

New Book: The Power of Textiles: Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions

The Power of Textiles: Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions (1363-1477) By Katherine Anne Wilson ISBN 978-2-503-53393-3 More Info: http://bit.ly/2qCFz0a Textiles were used as markers of distinction throughout the Middle Ages and their production was of great economic importance to emerging and established polities. This book explores tapestry in one of the greatest textile producing regions, theContinue reading “New Book: The Power of Textiles: Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions”

#MetGala In All Its Glory

We’ve now had a week to digest the photos, the fashion, and the inevitable memes of Met Gala 2018. Hopefully a week has been enough time to take in the weird, wonderful, and worshipful experience that was this year’s annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Each year the gala’s theme is based onContinue reading “#MetGala In All Its Glory”

10 Must-See Temporary Exhibitions in Summer 2018

The end of term is in sight and the days are getting longer. And that means we’re all daydreaming of summer. Whether your summer plans call for research or relaxation, take advantage of some stellar temporary exhibitions happening around the globe that are highlighting the production, context, and craftsmanship of medieval art. These exhibitions areContinue reading “10 Must-See Temporary Exhibitions in Summer 2018”

CONF: Il Pallio di San Lorenzo (Florence, 1-2 Feb 18)

Florence, Opificio delle Pietre Dure / Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, February 1 – 02, 2018 Il Pallio di San Lorenzo: Dopo il restauro e prima del suo ritorno a Genova Workshop This workshop focuses on the so-called ‘Pallio di San Lorenzo’, a thirteenth-century Byzantine textile given to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa withinContinue reading “CONF: Il Pallio di San Lorenzo (Florence, 1-2 Feb 18)”

Call for papers “Arte y producción textil en el Mediterráneo Medieval”

International conference “Arte y producción textil en el Mediterráneo Medieval” Madrid, Museo del Traje. CIPE, 25-27 September 2018 Deadline: 15 March 2018 This conference aims to analyse medieval textile production from a cross-sectoral approach, focusing on the Mediterranean as an area of confluences that gave rise to varied manufactures with common links. This meeting, which will beContinue reading “Call for papers “Arte y producción textil en el Mediterráneo Medieval””

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”

Nearness|Rift: Art and Time in the Textiles of Medieval Britain (16 April 2016)

Nearness | Rift: Art and Time in the Textiles of Medieval Britain will gather a multidisciplinary group of scholars to address a range of historiographical and methodological problems implicit in the study of textiles, and to discuss new case studies from medieval Britain. The colloquium will take place during the morning and afternoon of April 16,Continue reading “Nearness|Rift: Art and Time in the Textiles of Medieval Britain (16 April 2016)”

CFP: Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages – Objects, Actors, and Representations

Call for Papers: Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages – Objects, Actors, and Representations (Textilschenkungen im Mittelalter) Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, November 3-4 2016. Deadline: March 24, 2016 As art history has given greater attention to material culture and its social contexts as a whole, the applied arts have also re-entered the scopeContinue reading “CFP: Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages – Objects, Actors, and Representations”