Scholars representing various disciplines are kindly encouraged to submit paper proposals focusing on litanies and their forms and representations in different spheres of culture, including liturgy, literature, music, the visual arts, spirituality, and philosophy. The book Litany in the Arts and Culture edited by Witold Sadowski (University of Warsaw) and Francesco Marsciani (University of Bologna)Continue reading “CFP: Litany in the Arts and Culture, An Edited Volume”
The five senses occupied an ambiguous place in medieval religious life. For generations of theologians and pastoral writers, the senses were gateways for sin to enter body and soul. And yet, in the rarefied environment of liturgical performance, they became the means by which mortals could apprehend the Almighty. Imagery, music, incense, touch and evenContinue reading “Conference: “Bells and Smells: Sensory Experiences of the Medieval Liturgy”, Senate House, University of London, 24/02/2018″
CfP: Early Career Workshop in Medieval Intellectual History, All Soul’s College, Oxford, 22 March 2018 Deadline: 30 November 2017 Early career scholars, including current and recent PhD students, are warmly invited to submit a proposal for a brief presentation on their research of 10-15 minutes. The workshop will be held in the Old Library at All Soul’sContinue reading “CFP: Early Career Workshop in Medieval Intellectual History, All Soul’s College, Oxford, 22 March 2018”
Despite the controversy that it provoked more than thirty years ago, Leo Steinberg’s insight about ostentatio genitalium has become almost a commonplace. Through that motif, Steinberg claimed, artists created what was prominently preached from roughly 1400 to 1600, a theology of palpable Incarnationism.
The Epiphany of Hieronymus Bosch: Imagining Antichrist and Others from the Middle Ages to the Reformation, by D.H. Strickland This study examines medieval Christian views of non-Christians and their changing political and theological significance as revealed in late-medieval and early-modern visual culture. Taking as her point of departure Hieronymus Bosch’s famous Epiphany triptych housed inContinue reading “New Publications: The Epiphany of Hieronymus Bosch, by D.H. Strickland”
Body-Worlds: Opicinus de Canistris and the Medieval Cartographic Imagination Author: K. Whittington Brepols Publishers In 1334, an Italian priest named Opicinus de Canistris fell ill and experienced a divine vision of continents and oceans transformed into human figures, a vision which inspired numerous drawings. While they relate closely to contemporary maps and seacharts, religious iconography,Continue reading “New Publications: Body-Worlds: Opicinus de Canistris and the Medieval Cartographic Imagination”
Deadline: Mar 30, 2016 Tenth International Conference of Iconographic Studies Center for Iconographic Studies – University of Rijeka (Croatia) in collaboration with: Study of Theology in Rijeka, University of Zagreb (Croatia) University of Thessaly (Greece) University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Gregorian Pontifical University Rome (Italy) The conference seeks to explore and discuss recent development in the dialogue betweenContinue reading “CFP: Marian Iconography East and West (Rijeka, 2-4 June 2016)”