The ICMA is supporting the following projects from the recent Call for Proposals. This was a very competitive program with applicants from eight countries and covering a variety of needs in medieval art studies.
Mariah Proctor-Tiffany, California State University, Long Beach
Tracy Chapman Hamilton, Virginia Commonwealth University
Moving Women Moving Objects (500-1500) is a full-color volume being published by Brill in 2018. The volume began its life as three ICMA-sponsored sessions at CAA and ICMS (Kalamazoo) in 2015. The ICMA helped cover publications costs.
Joseph Salvatore Ackley, Barnard College
Shannon L. Wearing, Affiliate, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
The ICMA will help cover publishing costs of Illuminating Metalwork: Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts, a volume of seventeen essays by a range of emerging and established scholars, which is planned to be published by De Gruyter. The essays will explore the depiction of precious metalwork in manuscript painting, as well as the use or simulation of metallic media, and the larger historical and methodological questions thus raised. The examined manuscript traditions range from Late Antiquity into the sixteenth century, from the Latin West to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Islamic world.
Alice Isabella Sullivan, Lawrence University
Maria Alessia Rossi, Princeton University
Eclecticism at the Edge: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek, and Slavic Cultural Spheres is a two-day Symposium organized by M. Alessia Rossi and Alice Isabella Sullivan. It will take place at Princeton University on April 5-6, 2019. In response to the global turn in art history and medieval studies, this event explores the temporal and geographic parameters of the study of medieval art, seeking to challenge the ways in which we think about the artistic production of Eastern Europe, in particular regions of the Balkan Peninsula and the Carpathian Mountains. The ICMA is sponsoring a portion of this symposium.
Amy Gillette, The Barnes Foundation
Zachary Stewart, Texas A&M University
Interdisciplinary study of the grandest surviving medieval baptismal font canopy in the British Isles—in-situ portions of which are preserved at the parish church of St. Peter Mancroft in Norwich and ex-situ portions of which are held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Scholarly output (in the form of texts, images, and virtual 3D models) will be published in a multi-author volume with Brill and distributed for the creation of public displays in Norwich and in Philadelphia. The ICMA is co-sponsoring an on-site study day at the PMA.
Caroline Bruzelius, Duke University
Paola Vitolo, The University of Naples
Medieval Kingdom of Sicily Image Database is a project that documents the monuments of South Italy from c. 950 to c. 1430 during the Norman, Hohenstaufen, Angevin, and early Aragonese periods.The database has been online since October 2016. The ICMA is providing administrative support.
Robert Ousterhout, University of Pennsylvania
Cappadocia in Context summer field school is a program sponsored by Koç University open to international graduate students in Byzantine and Medieval Studies. Course credit is available. The ICMA is awarding one scholarship.
Asa Mittman, California State University, Chico
Benjamin C. Tilghman, Washington College
Medieval Art in the Moment: Scholarly Research and Public Discourse, organized by The Material Collective, provides resources to help scholars and the public better understand the narratives that have collected around the Middle Ages in the popular imagination and separate myth from truth. Through linked workshops and freely available information and ideas via the internet, richer connections among scholars and the general public are the goal at this moment that many medieval art scholars have come to feel is a turning point in the field. The ICMA is supporting honoraria for website contributors and a portion of conference costs.
Susan Boynton, Columbia University
Diane Reilly, Indiana University
Incoming editors, Gesta
A public study day in collaboration with the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) in Paris that will reflect the contribution of Gesta over the last 55 years to the study of medieval art history. The ICMA will sponsor graduate student travel from within France.
Heidi Gearhart, Assumption College
Editor, ICMA Newsletter
Assistant Editor (graduate student) stipend for the ICMA Newsletter.