Founded in 1953 in france as the centre international d'études romanes and re-established in 1956 in New York, the ICMA has members in twenty countries worldwide. Its international membership of academics, museum professionals, collectors, and enthusiasts of the art of the Middle Ages is vital to its mission.
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Treasures of the Sea: Art Before Craft?” is the title of the themed volume for the fifth issue of the journal that has recently entered a New Era. It will be guest-edited by Avinoam Shalem, Professor of the Arts of Islam at the Columbia University of New York, who has proposed the following thematic framework for this special issue:
The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for thecurrent cycle will be tenable from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. The fellowship application deadline is February 26, 2016. No late applications will be considered.
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Art History in any one of the following three areas: Art History 330-1400; Art History 1400-1700; and Art History 1800-1900. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent qualification or experience) in a relevant subject area and an expertise in museum studies or comparable professional experience of museums would also be welcome but it is not essential.
The successful candidate will expand and strengthen our expertise by bringing a developing research profile and established teaching record in the history of late Roman and Byzantine art and architecture. She or he will help in developing links between history and conservation within the School of History and Heritage.
There is a special opportunity for graduate students from other institutions who may apply to receive reimbursement for up to $400 in travel expenses incurred to attend the symposium. The number of awards is limited, and the application process is outlined below.
We are delighted to announce that the 37th Medieval and Renaissance Forum will take place on April 15 and 16, 2016 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.
The World Comes to Sinai: St Catherine’s Monastery and its Library as a Cultural Magnet, A Workshop-Conference of the Saint Catherine Foundation, Saturday, 6 February 2015, 10.00 to 13.00, Bridgewater House, 14 Cleveland Row, SW1A 1DP, London
Rather than viewing medieval places through the model of center and periphery, we ask participants to consider a de-centered medieval globe in which no one locale is given preference over another and to envision the period as a time of dynamic cross-cultural interactions. We encourage proposals about texts, traditions, and localities outside of traditional, Eurocentric medieval studies.
An international conference linked to the exhibition with one day at each of the three venues will take place on Nov. 3–5, 2016.
Next May, the University of St Andrews School of Art History in collaboration with the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies will host an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference. Re//generate: Materiality and the Afterlives of Things in the Middle Ages, 500-1500 will investigate the reuse and recycling of materials in the medieval world.