CFP: Book Ornament and Luxury Critique, University of Zurich, Deadline: 15th April 2022

The research group “Textures of Sacred Scripture. Materials and Semantics of Sacred Book Ornament” ( invites paper proposals for a three-day international conference on “Book Ornament and Luxury Critique”. The conference, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, is scheduled to take place at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich fromContinue reading “CFP: Book Ornament and Luxury Critique, University of Zurich, Deadline: 15th April 2022”


Conference: Faltbilder/Foldable Pictures (Zürich, 21-22 November 2014)

Conference: Faltbilder. Medienspezifika klappbarer Bildträger. Foldable Pictures. Implications of Mediality. University of Zürich, 21-22 November 2014 Organisation David Ganz (Universität Zürich) Marius Rimmele (NCCR Mediality, Universität Zürich) Book pages, diptychs, and triptychs were popular formats for the presentation of images in the medieval and early modern periods. In addition to their ubiquity, these objects also share oneContinue reading “Conference: Faltbilder/Foldable Pictures (Zürich, 21-22 November 2014)”

Conference: Clothing Sacred Scripture (Zurich, 9-11 October 2014)

International Conference: Clothing Sacred Scripture: Book Art and Book Religions in the Middle Ages 9-11 October 2014  Universitaet Zuerich, Raemistrasse 71, KOL-G-217 In a traditional perspective, book religions are seen as agents of logocentrism, establishing a sharp dichotomy between scripture and aesthetics, religion and art. The conference aims to broaden this perspective by a comparative and transcultural approachContinue reading “Conference: Clothing Sacred Scripture (Zurich, 9-11 October 2014)”