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The symposium, focused on the history of the book in the early modern period, will feature 11 papers by art historians, historians, and literary scholars. Each will address the central question of the event: how did the medium shape the understanding of other cultures in the early modern period? More about the theme here: https://agentsofcontact.wordpress.com/
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will develop and implement research and curatorial projects related to ICFA’s collections in Byzantine Art and Architecture. The Fellow will work closely with Library staff and with the Dumbarton Oaks research community, to provide greater access to ICFA’s collections by establishing intellectual control over ICFA’s multi-media holdings and by devising and implementing research projects that make the collections available to both scholarly audiences and the general public. Projects may take the form of digital humanities projects, publications, and curated exhibitions (onsite and online). The Fellow will also assist with setting priorities for the cataloging, processing, and digitization of collections, based on their scholarly significance and potential use by scholars and researchers.
February 18-20, 2016 at Rice University Vagantes, North America’s largest graduate student conference for medieval studies, is seeking submissions for its 15th annual meeting at Rice University, February 18-20, 2016. www.vagantesconference.org
AVISTA will sponsor sessions that focus on the long lives of three types of objects: buildings, manuscripts, and small-scale sculpture and metalwork. These sessions are organized in conjunction with two sessions dedicated to the long life of medieval art and architecture to be held at the 23rd International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 4-7 July 2016. We encourage papers that complement the interdisciplinary mission of AVISTA, bringing together studies of technology, science, and art.
The Kress Foundation is again generously supporting five research and publication grants, of $3000 each. Applicants must be members of the ICMA. The deadline for the 2015 grants is August 31, 2015.
This is the first major exhibition to examine the full history of Celtic art and identity, and is organised in partnership with National Museums Scotland. The story unfolds over 2,500 years, from the first recorded mention of ‘Celts’ to contemporary Celtic influences, exploring, how 'Celtic' identity has been revived and reinvented, across Britain, Europe and beyond
For this session we are interested in presentations that investigate the process of making medieval art and architecture and what these processes tell us about medieval artistic production.
On October 24, 2015, the Lamar Dodd School of Art of the University of Georgia will host six scholars of medieval architecture for a conference in memory of Professor Thomas E. Polk II. The theme of the conference addresses architecture “outside the lines” and, thereby, presents evidence for the wide intellectual, geographical, and chronological span of medievalism.
Corbels, stone brackets that support the edge of a roof were quite developped on Romanesque churches in France. Created for these obscure locations, the subjects carved on corbels seem to have been outside traditionnal religious themes. Despicted are animals, grotesques, male heads and geometric shapes. Nobody really knows their use and the meanings. So an local association, Ad'Vienne took them in large 3D photographies, a wonderful effect appreciated by the visitors. One of the contributors was Janetta Rebold Benton, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Art History Pace University NY
Agents of Contact -- Symposium on Sept 25 at CCNY http://t.co/oLFixChUC4
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art History, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) http://t.co/ktxw160vSE
CFP: 15th annual Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies http://t.co/9IU78xNewY
Call for Papers: The Long Lives of Medieval Objects, from Big to Small http://t.co/THpGOEpmCx
ICMA/KRESS RESEARCH GRANTS DUE 31 AUGUST 2015 http://t.co/F8xtLFAPzO
CFP: Material Processes and Making in Medieval Art and Architecture http://t.co/f1tcEQQKQn