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”

Conference: Nearness|Rift: Art and Time in the Textiles of Medieval Britain, University of Chicago, 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.

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”

CFP: The Economy of Dress and Textiles: Avenues of Trade, Production and Consumption in the Early Modern Period

Call for Papers: The Economy of Dress and Textiles:  Avenues of Trade, Production and Consumption in the Early Modern Period University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Storia Culture e Civiltà, San Giovanni in Monte, Bologna, Italy, September 15, 2016 Deadline: Apr 30, 2016 The cloth and textile market is of central importance to the late medievalContinue reading “CFP: The Economy of Dress and Textiles: Avenues of Trade, Production and Consumption in the Early Modern Period”

Study Day: Opus Anglicanum, British Museum, British Archaeological Association Study Day, 26 November 2015

In the course of the later middle ages, embroiderers in England produced some of the masterpieces of the age. Incredibly detailed and painstakingly created their work was sumptuous and expensive. Often created as church vestments and commissioned by both ecclesiastical and secular patrons, the base textiles were embellished with gold and silver thread, a myriadContinue reading “Study Day: Opus Anglicanum, British Museum, British Archaeological Association Study Day, 26 November 2015”