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51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 12-15, 2016
Sponsored Session: Dommuseum Hildesheim & The J. Paul Getty Museum
Saints’ cults and canonizations had the potential to stimulate dynamic cultural and artistic turning points for their institutions. While such cults have been studied as separate phenomena for individual sites, shrines, and saints, or approached with more comprehensive questions of contemporary piety and religion, this session will address moments of artistic and material responses to the development of local saints.
To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 23rd International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 4–7, 2016. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies. Deadline: August 31, 2015.
Enjoy this recent National Geographic article featuring Andrew Tallon, an ICMA board member who uses lasers to unlock the mysteries of gothic cathedrals.
The National Library of France is pleased to announce the launch in Gallica of a digital corpus giving access to the manuscripts the BnF Carolingian digitized. The short scientific descriptions that accompany them are extracted from the most complete records of the BnF online catalogue archives and manuscripts.
This conference is the last of a series for the Graphicacy and Authority in Early Medieval Europe Project. The aim of the project has been to gather scholars from a wide range of disciplines to discuss the increasing role of non-figural graphic devices across a wide range of media, from manuscripts to architecture and mass-produced objects.
The International scientific symposium “Days of Justinian I” is an annual interdisciplinary scholarly forum aimed at the presentation of the latest research followed by discussions on various aspects of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, that include the treatment and interpretation of cultural, historical and spiritual heritage in contemporary Europe. The Symposium is dedicated to Emperor Justinian I with the aim to address a broad range of issues related to Byzantium and the European Middle Ages, comprising the exploration of the cultural and historical legacy as an integrative component of the diversities and commonalities of Unified Europe. This year the International Symposium “Days of Justinian I”
The Bilderfahrzeuge Research Group, funded by the German ministry of
higher education and science, realised in cooperation with the Max
Weber-Stiftung, and situated at the Warburg Institute in London,
invites applications for a full-time research post (in principle
post-doctoral) based at the Warburg Institute in London for two years
in the first instance from October 2015 or as soon as possible
The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization’s sponsorship at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York City in 2017. Session organizers and speakers must be ICMA members. Proposals must include a session abstract, a CV of the organizer(s), and a list of speakers, all in one single Doc or PDF with the organizer’s name in the title.
An interdisciplinary conference exploring The Influences of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages will take place in Oxford on 10th-12th September 2015. The programme features papers on the Dominican influence in England, Northern Europe, Italy, Eastern Europe, and the Byzantine world; the influence of Friars on other movements and communities; Dominican influence on architecture, art, books, music and liturgy; and influential Dominican philosophers and theologians. The keynote paper will be given by Mary Rouse. The conference will also include a walking tour of medieval Oxford, and a concert of music that can be associated with the Dominican Order.
This conference is devoted to current concern with manuscripts in all their physicality. Across the disciplines, investigators delight in the sometimes untidy, often beautiful, pages of manuscripts—bound as apparently heterogenous miscellanies, glossed and amended over the centuries, enhanced with illuminations or with printed illustrations latterly pasted in. We welcome papers on any topic related to these issues, including technical investigations of production; manuscripts and monastic communities; image and text on the manuscript page; Jewish-Christian relations and sacred books; Islam, the west, and manuscripts; manuscripts as stand-ins for sacred or political figures; the hybrid manuscript-print codex in the age of incunabula; accessibility and immateriality of the manuscript in the digital age.
The Henri Focillon (1881-1943) Centenary Commemoration at Yale University
Session Proposals Invited for Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel at Leeds 2016 http://t.co/btpPgrjwTi
ICMA Board Member, Andrew Tallon, in National Geographic http://t.co/lAmJPMWKIh
Digitized Carolingian Manuscripts http://t.co/zyIDb9dc1R
CALL FOR PAPERS: Early Medieval Graphicacy in a Comparative Perspective http://t.co/3PtOoci6kr
Call for Papers III INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM “DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I” http://t.co/n7saTJ6Lj7