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The twentieth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 10–13 March 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. In celebration of the conference’s twentieth anniversary, abstracts are particularly solicited for a thread of special sessions reflecting the conference’s traditional interdisciplinary focus: that is, papers that blur methodological, chronological, and geographical boundaries, or that combine subjects and/or approaches in unexpected ways. As always, planned sessions are also welcome.
The Italian Art Society’s IASblog publishes short articles on all aspects of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present. We seek applications for staff writers to contribute regular features for IASblog including, but not limited to, historical notes tied to anniversary dates of births, deaths, or other significant events related to Italian artists, architects, designers, and patrons, as well as historians and critics of Italian art. Notes on current exhibitions, new publications, and news items relevant to the study and conservation of Italian art and architecture are also welcome.
Going to Kalamazoo this weekend? Here is ICMA's line-up of sessions, meetings and receptions.
Worn by women and men, finger rings are among the oldest and most familiar forms of jewelry. In addition to their use as personal adornments, rings can serve as declarations of status, markers of significant life events, expressions of identity, and protective talismans. Some three dozen ancient, medieval, and later examples are shown in the exhibition Treasures and Talismans: Rings from the Griffin Collection, that opened May 1 at The Cloisters—a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. The collection is named after the mythical creature that was part lion and part eagle. In medieval lore, the griffin was often a guardian of treasure and was known for seeking out gold in rocks—hence its fitting use for this private collection of precious gold rings.
This conference will explore the complex relationship between the visual and the sensory in contemporary theory and ancient practice. It will investigate the ways that art, from icons to illuminated manuscripts, music to architecture, and poetry to theatre, acted as a space for thinking about sensory experience, and for representing sensory ideas and theories. It will bring together scholars from a range of fields, including Classics and Ancient History, Medieval and Byzantine Studies, Musicology, Museum Studies and the History of Art, to explore these questions in the context of different historical periods and cultures, and in terms of politics, religion, philosophy, and society in the pre-Modern era.
The Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies is soliciting applications to host its 2017 annual conference. The deadline to apply has been extended to May 17, 2015.
The international symposium organized in Tours in 2016 aims to address the martini an figure in all its breadth and all its influence. Several scientific fields, History, Archeology, Art History, Literary Studies, Ethnology and Anthropology, Theology, Economics, are called to focus on some fundamental issues that may arise in the following way :
Registration for the III. Forum Medieval Art from September 16th - 19th in Hildesheim is now open:
The Kress Foundation is again generously supporting five research and publication grants, of $3000 each, for members of the ICMA. Application deadline: August 31, 2015.
New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies http://t.co/LB45jGXkXp
Staff writers to contribute regular features for IASblog http://t.co/fkWaOCXq4h
Treasures and Talismans: Rings from the Griffin Collection at The Cloisters Museum & Gardens http://t.co/9ccdFZ7rcs
Deadline extended: Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies 2017 host application http://t.co/uYHXhIu33i