Due 23 Oct 2019: Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

The online fellowship and grant administration (OFA) system is now open for applications.

Click here for ACLS’s website

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

  • Amount: $60,000 plus $5,000 for research and travel expenses

  • Tenure: the 2020-21 academic year

  • Applications are welcome from scholars worldwide without restriction as to citizenship or country of residency

  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, October 23, 2019.

  • Notifications will be sent via email by late March 2020.

  • For information on how to request reviewer feedback, see FAQ.

ACLS invites applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation. These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars from around the world for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

ACLS will award 10 fellowships, each with a salary-replacement stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. The fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the work proposed. Awards also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships may not be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants, though they may be combined with sabbatical. Tenure of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2020-21 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing.

Please read carefully through the eligibility, application requirements, and evaluation criteria detailed here as well as accompanying FAQ.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2018.

  • Applicants who earned their PhDs in and/or are currently employed in any humanistic field may apply, so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods, and/or findings of art history, and contributes to the field. Scholars may propose new approaches to art historical scholarship and/or explore connections between art history and other humanistic disciplines.

  • This program welcomes proposals from applicants without restriction as to citizenship, country of residency, location of work proposed, or employment.

  • An application must be completed in English by the applicant.

Application Requirements
Applications must be submitted online and must include:

  • Completed application form

  • Proposal (no more than five pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font)

  • Up to three additional pages of images or other supporting non-text materials (optional)

  • Project bibliography (no more than two pages)

  • Publications list (no more than two pages)

  • Two reference letters

Evaluation Criteria
Peer reviewers in this program are asked to evaluate all eligible proposals on the following four criteria:

  1. The potential of the project to advance the field of art history and make an original and significant contribution to knowledge of art and its history.

  2. The quality of the proposal with regard to its methodology, scope, theoretical framework, and grounding in the relevant scholarly literature.

  3. The feasibility of the project and the likelihood that the applicant will execute the work within the proposed time frame.

  4. The applicant’s scholarly record and potential for scholarly achievement.


due 15 Sept 2019: CFP New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

2020 Call for Papers
The twenty-second biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 12–14 March 2020 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. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are also welcome. The deadline for all abstracts is 15 September 2019; please see the submission guidelines on the conference website.

Junior scholars whose abstracts are accepted are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration for the Snyder Prize (named in honor of conference founder Lee Snyder), which carries an honorarium of $400. Please see the "Snyder Prize" section of the conference website for further information.

More information will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available, including information about plenary speakers, conference events, and area attractions. Please send any inquiries to info@newcollegeconference.org.

PLEASE SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH INTERESTED COLLEAGUES.

http://www.newcollegeconference.org/cfp

CFP, due 10 September 2019: Women and Artistic Production Beyond the Borders of Byzantium, IMC Leeds 2020

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Women and Artistic Production Beyond the Borders of Byzantium
International Medieval Congress / Leeds / 6-9 July 2020

Organizers:         
Maria Alessia Rossi, PhD, Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University
Alice Isabella Sullivan, PhD, Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art

 

The ever-shifting borders of the Byzantine Empire and the spiritual power of Eastern Orthodoxy contributed to the development of new visual forms in regions of the Balkan Peninsula and the Carpathian Mountains between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. The rich art, architecture, and visual culture of these eastern European  regions remain to be fully explored, as do the key roles women played in the transfer of artistic and cultural knowledge, the development of local artistic styles, as well as in the establishment of diplomatic relations and the transformation of identities and ideologies. Women have been frequently overshadowed by powerful husbands, sons, and communities, and too often relegated to the margins of scholarly inquiry. This session explores women and female agency beyond the borders of Byzantium, in light of their roles within marital and inter-dynastic relations, as well as in religious and spiritual dynamics. In efforts to gain new perspectives on the nature of cultural contact and transfer, as well as on visual production in late medieval Eastern Europe as a result of the direct involvement of women, either as patrons, artists, mediators, and/or recipients, this session aims to focus on case studies that examine individual female figures from all walks of life (royal courts, noble families, monastic communities, etc.). Moreover, the session seeks to highlight the significance of prosopography, gender, and network studies in historical and art historical research.

 

Papers could address topics that include, but are not limited to:

-        The role of women as key agents of cultural contact, transfer, and adaptation of knowledge 

-        Women as patrons, artists, and recipients of art beyond geographical, socio-political, and religious boundaries

-        Instances of art (icons, embroideries, manuscripts, metalwork) and architecture that speak to women, allow for self-identification, and/or established gender roles and norms

Proposals for 20-minute papers in English should include an abstract (300 words max.) and a brief CV (2 pages max.), and should be sent to Alice Isabella Sullivan (aisulli[at]umich.edu) and Maria Alessia Rossi (marossi[at]princeton.edu) by September 10, 2019.

This session is organized under the larger initiative North of Byzantium (www.northofbyzantium.org), which explores the rich history, art, and culture of the northern frontiers of the Byzantine Empire in Eastern Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel at Leeds 2020

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel at Leeds 2020
due September 3, 2019

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 27th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 6–9, 2020. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

The thematic strand for the 2029 IMC is “Borders.” See the IMC Call for Papers (https://www.imc.leeds.ac.uk/imc2020/) for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is September 3, 2019.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 4 session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $600 maximum for European residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

Due 10 October 2019: National Humanities Center Fellowship

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply.

Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Located in the vibrant Research Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, in-house dining, and superb library services that deliver all research materials.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET, October 10, 2019. For more information and to apply, please visit the link below.

https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/

Craftsmen and Metalworking in Medieval Cities: 35 Years Later; 12-14 September 2019, Paris

The symposium Craftsmen and Metalworking in Medieval Cities: 35 Years Later addresses the metallurgies of iron, copper, tin, lead and precious metals, which produced a wide variety of objects necessary for urban life at the end of the Middle Ages. The nature, volume and possible standardization of production may be studied, as well as the needs of the city, the practices and techniques of craftsmen, their knowledge and know-how. The relationships between the crafts and between the craftsmen themselves might be examined, including dependency links, pluriactivity, networks of sociability or local relationships in urban areas. The identity and regulation of these crafts, their integration into urban society, their relationship with the surrounding rural areas and with other cities may also be revisited. The symposium will be interdisciplinary in nature, promoting dialogue between historians, archaeologists and archaeometry, without excluding anthropological approaches to learning and knowledge.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 12, 13 and 14.

Centre Malher
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
9 Rue Malher
75004 Paris

Registration is open until September 5, 2019 at colloquehtm2019@gmail.com (attention, limited number of places). See page 50 of the program for registration fees and details.

Program click HERE

CFP: Architectural Representation and Medieval Art, College Art Association, 13 February 2020; proposals due 23 July 2019

CFP: Architectural Representation and Medieval Art
College Art Association, 13 February 2020

proposals due 23 July 2019


Architectural Representation and Medieval Art

Jenny H. Shaffer, New York University School of Professional Studies
Email Address(s):
jshaffer@nyc.rr.com

Images of architecture are ubiquitous in the art of the Middle Ages, and the consistent centrality of such imagery throughout this thousand-year time span raises a wide variety of questions. Medieval architectural representations may be emblematic, represent only an architectural fragment, be fanciful in form, or show structures from multiple viewpoints; they are often in disparate scale with relation to other figures. As isolated images, they are discussed in terms of formal types and stylistic categories and mined for information about actual structures, yet these representations are most remarkable for the ways in which they participate in and contribute to the systems of signification of which they are a part. They invite – and even insist on – open-ended and overlapping interpretations and associations, communicating purposely diffuse meanings in an age that well understood the value of evocative visual worlds. This session welcomes papers on any aspect of or approach to architectural representation in medieval art – whether, for example, questions of production, dissemination, use, and reception or issues of composition, style, and subject matter – in order to explore the myriad ways in which buildings are implicated in the broader field of the production of meaning for this millennium characterized by movement and change played out in a space stretching from Scandinavia into the Middle East.

For forms and directions, see the College Art Association website: https://caa.confex.com/caa/2020/webprogrampreliminary/meeting.html

https://caa.confex.com/caa/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session4582.html

National Endowment of Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants: due 16 July 2019

The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for grants in its Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program, with a deadline of July 16, 2019. These grants support projects to preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as rare books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture. Awards also support the creation of reference works, online resources, and research tools of major importance to the humanities. Eligible activities are wide-ranging; many involve the use of digital methods. Further details, including links to the application guidelines and other resources, are available at: www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/humanities-collections-and-reference-resources.

CFP: Women and Gender in Italian Trecento Art and Architecture, Italian Art Society sponsored session at RSA; due 8 July 2019

Call for Papers for Italian Art Society (IAS) sponsored session at RSA, 2-4 April 2020, Philadelphia:

Session Title: Women and Gender in Italian Trecento Art and Architecture

Session Chair: Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston

This session examines both the patronage and the representation of women in 13th- and 14th-century Italian art, topics that remain under-explored despite the large body of scholarship on women and gender in other cultures and periods. Proposals are especially welcome that go beyond the stereotypical gender identities and roles promoted by the Church and theological writings, to seek a complex understanding of the models for and the lives of Trecento women.

Please send proposals to the organizer, Judith Steinhoff (jsteinho@Central.UH.EDU OR jsteinhoff@uh.edu), by Monday, July 8, 2019.

Paper proposals must include:
• abstract (150 words max)
• paper title (25 words max)
• your full name, current affiliation, email address, and Ph.D. completion date (past or expected)
• a brief c.v. (300 words max, and must be in list not narrative form)
• a list of key words (8 max)

**Please note: Speakers must become RSA members by November 1st to speak at the conference. As this is a sponsored panel, all speakers must also be (or become) members of the Italian Art Society.

International symposium 'The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpiece (c.1150-1400)' (Valladolid, 7-8 June 2019): REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

International symposium 'The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpiece (c.1150-1400)' (Valladolid, 7-8 June 2019): REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Deadline 31 May 2019

Registration is now open for those wishing to attend the International Symposium 'The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-Altarpieces c.1150-1400', to be held in Valladolid the 7-8 June 2019. Registration is free, but mandatory, as places are strictly limited to 38. Those willing to register should email Prof. Irune Fiz at irunefiz@fyl.uva.es. The full programme of the symposium, which includes a field trip to the diocese of Vitoria, is to be found in the link below (information in Spanish, including a link to the diptych, which is in English, the main language of the event).

http://historiadelarte.uva.es/2019/04/inscripcion-simposio-internacional-the-saint-enshrined/

East of Byzantium Lecture and Workshop, 11-12 April 2019; registration closes 9 April 2019

East of Byzantium Lecture and Workshop
April 11 & 12, 2019

The Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, are pleased to announce the final East of Byzantium events for 2018–2019.

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:15–7:45 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Armenian Merchant Patronage of Early Modern Iran
A lecture by Amy Landau, Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution, discussing the patronage of New Julfa’s Armenian merchant community.

Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Image-making and Anxiety among New Julfa’s Armenian Artists, Theologians & Merchants
A workshop for students exploring how Armenian artists, theologians, merchants, among others, thought about images and image-making in early modern Iran. Led by Amy Landau, Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution.

Advance registration required. Registration closes April 9. Additional information and registration at https://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/image-making-and-anxiety/

East of Byzantium is a partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, that explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine empire in the late antique and medieval periods.

For questions, contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture (mjcbac@hchc.edu).

http://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/

CFP, 31 March 2019: Medievalist Toolkit Meeting: a workshop for public scholarship countering far-right misinformation

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Medievalist Toolkit Meeting: a workshop for public scholarship countering far-right misinformation

May 4, 2019 at Columbia University

Submission deadline: March 31, 2019

Send abstracts and questions to: medievalisttoolkit@gmail.com

The Medievalist Toolkit is an initiative run by graduate students that addresses far-right misappropriations of the Middle Ages. To do so, we research extremist narratives, develop short responses to combat them, and solicit input from journalists and nonprofit professionals so that our research will be easily accessible for their work against the far-right. These responses will eventually be shared online with support from Columbia's Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program and History in Action , funded by the American Historical Association and Mellon Foundation.

The toolkit has two goals: to be a resource for professionals working in journalism and nonprofit organizations who encounter far-right talking points related to the Middle Ages, and to teach graduate students how to produce public scholarship in consultation with these professionals.

We invite graduate students to join us by (1) identifying a far-right talking point involving a medieval topic, and (2) writing a short response to address and dismantle it (approximately 1,000-1,500 words).

Participants will be invited to present their findings in a workshop at Columbia on May 4, in conversation with experts such as Sammy Rangel , the Executive Director of Life After Hate, and journalist Vegas Tenold , author of Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America .

If you are interested in participating, please send the topic of your choice to medievalisttoolkit@gmail.com along with a brief abstract outlining your response.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
– the myth and presumed superiority of a white/Christian Middle Ages
- the history of anti-Semitism
– the Crusades
– women’s agency and rights in the Middle Ages
– the misappropriation of popular symbols: the Knights Templar, Holy Roman Empire, etc.
– modern regimes and their fascinations with the medieval
– caliphal claims among modern extremist groups
– profiling a far-right spokesperson and dismantling their talking points

Register today for "Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek and Slavic Cultural Spheres"

The ICMA is co-sponsoring the Symposium “Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek and Slavic Cultural Spheres.” The Symposium will be held on April 5-6, 2019 at Princeton University.

This event is free, but registration is required to guarantee seating. Please register here.

For any queries, please contact the organizers at eclecticism.symposium@gmail.com.

SYMPOSIUM

Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek, and Slavic Cultural Spheres (c.1300-c.1550)

 

April 5-6, 2019
Princeton University

 

Organizers:

M. Alessia Rossi, The Index of Medieval Art

Alice Isabella Sullivan, University of Michigan

eclecticism.symposium@gmail.com

 

This event is generously co-sponsored by the following:

The International Center of Medieval Art
The Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
The Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University
The Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University
The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2019 

5:00       M. Alessia Rossi, The Index of Medieval Art

              Alice Isabella Sullivan, University of Michigan

              Welcome

 

5:15      Keynote Lecture

             Jelena Erdeljan, University of Belgrade

             Cross-Cultural Entanglement and Visual Culture in Eastern Europe                 c. 1300-1550

 

6:30      Film Screening and Exhibition

             Introduction by Julia Gearhart, Princeton University

            "No Woman’s Land”: A 1929 Expedition to Mount Athos and Meteora

 

7:30      Reception, McCormick Hall

 

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

9:00      Session 1 - New Constructs of Identity

 Chair: Charlie Barber, Princeton University

 

 Elena Boeck, DePaul University

 A Timeless Ideal: Constantinople in the Slavonic Imagination of the                14th-16th Centuries

Gianvito Campobasso, University of Fribourg

Eclecticism Among Multiple Identities: The Visual Culture of Albania               in the Late Middle Ages

 Ida Sinkević, Lafayette College

 Serbian Royal Mausolea: A Reflection of Cultural Identity?

           

10:40    Coffee / Tea Break

 

11:00    Session 2 - Shifting Iconographies

             Chair: Pamela Patton, The Index of Medieval Art

 

 Vlad Bedros, National University of Arts, Bucharest

   A Hybrid Iconography: The Lamb of God in Moldavian Wall-       Paintings

 Krisztina Ilko, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 The Dormition of the Virgin: Artistic Exchange and Innovation in   Medieval Wall Paintings from Slovakia

 Ovidiu Olar, Austrian Academy of Sciences

  A Murderer among the Seraphim: Prince Lăpușneanu’s     Transfiguration Embroideries for Slatina Monastery

 

12:40     Lunch Break

 

2:00        Session 3 - Patronage and Agents of Exchange

   Chair: Cristina Stancioiu, College of William and Mary

 

   Dragoş Gh. Năstăsoiu, Centre for Medieval Studies, National                     Research University “Higher School of Economics,” Moscow

   Appropriation, Adaptation, and Transformation: Painters of                             Byzantine Tradition Working for Catholic Patrons in 14th- and 

   15th- century Transylvania

   Christos Stavrakos, University of Ioannina/Greece

   Donors, Patrons, and Benefactors in Mediaeval Epirus between the 

   Great Empires: A Society in Change or a Continuity?

   Nazar Kozak, National Academy of Sciences of UkrainePost-    

   Byzantine Art as a Network: Mobility Trajectories of the Akathistos     Cycle in the Balkans, the Carpathians, and Beyond

 

3:40       Coffee / Tea Break

 

4:00       Keynote Lecture

              Michalis Olympios, University of Cyprus

             “Eclecticism,” “Hybridity,” and “Transculturality” in Late 

               Medieval Art: A View from the Eastern Mediterranean

 

5:15        Roundtable Discussion, Questions, and Closing

               Moderator and Respondent: Ivan Stevović, University of Belgrade

 

6:00        Final Reception, Chancellor Green Rotunda

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies Symposium: Processions: Urban Ritual in Byzantium and Neighboring Lands, April 12  –  13, 2019

Processions: Urban Ritual in Byzantium and Neighboring Lands
Byzantine Studies Symposium
Leslie Brubaker and Nancy Ševčenko, Symposiarchs

Dumbarton Oaks Music Room
April 12  –  13, 2019

Register here.

Military, civic, and religious processions were hallmarks of the ancient and medieval world; they continued into the Renaissance and, indeed, continue to this day. The Byzantine procession has not yet been subjected to any synthetic, historicizing, contextualizing, or comparative examination.

Understanding processions is critical for our appreciation of how urban space worked and was manipulated in the Middle Ages. For the 2019 Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposium, speakers will examine texts, artifacts, and images to develop a new understanding of medieval urban life across multiple social registers. For example, records of processions show us what kinds of public behavior were acceptable, and when, and where. Studying processions introduces us to new protagonists as well, for processions involve audiences as well as participants, and groups hitherto virtually invisible, such as the team of people who prepared for the event by decorating the streets, will be brought to light. The Byzantine commitment to processions is striking in terms of the resources and time allocated: there were as many as two processions a week in Constantinople, many involving the patriarch and the emperor. In the Latin West, the Crusader States, and in the Fatimid, Ottoman, and Muscovite worlds, by comparison, processions occurred far less frequently: the procession was significantly more important to the Byzantines than to their neighbors and successors. The comparative study of Byzantine processions to be offered by the speakers at the symposium will reveal how the Byzantines operated in a complex global network defined by local contexts, how the Byzantines positioned themselves within this network, and the nature of the Byzantine legacy to the Islamic, Catholic, and Orthodox inheritors of their culture.

Bliss Symposium Awards for students (deadline: March 1, 2019)

Speakers

  • Nathanael Andrade (Binghamton University – SUNY), “Controlling Material and Semiotic Landscapes: Processions in Late Antiquity”

  • Christine Angelidi (Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation), “Sparkling Creations, Threads of Tradition: Marian Processions in Medieval Constantinople”

  • Leslie Brubaker (University of Birmingham), “Bridging the Gap: Processions in Early Medieval Constantinople”

  • Michael Featherstone (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; University of Fribourg), “Middle Byzantine Public Processions in Constantinople”

  • Michael S. Flier (Harvard University), “Changing Times, Divergent Destinies: Processional Imagery in the Age of the Tsar”

  • Georgia Frank (Colgate University), “The Things They Carried: Religious Processions in Early Byzantium”

  • Niels Gaul (University of Edinburgh), “Processions in the Late Byzantine World”

  • Çiğdem Kafescioğlu (Boğaziçi University), “Guild Processions in Istanbul: Claiming Public Space in the Early Modern City”

  • James Norrie (University of Oxford), “Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Processions in Milan and Rome: Urban Conflict or Civic Integration?”

  • Sebastian Salvadó (Independent scholar), “The Latin Processions in Jerusalem”

  • Paula Sanders (Rice University), “Negotiating power in the Islamic Mediterranean: Urban Processions in Egypt, North Africa, and Iberia”

  • Alexandra Vukovich (University of Oxford), “Princely Processions and Peregrinations: Itinerant Rulership in Early Rus”

East of Byzantium Workshop, A Medieval Armenian Text in its Eurasian Context, register by 26 March

The Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, are pleased to announce our next East of Byzantium workshop.

Friday, March 29, 2019, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA


A Medieval Armenian Text in its Eurasian Context
A workshop for students focusing on a history of the Islamic conquest and rule of Armenia by the 8th-century Armenian priest Łewond. Led by Sergio La Porta, Fresno State, and Alison M. Vacca, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Advance registration required. Registration closes March 26.
East of Byzantium is a partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, that explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine empire in the late antique and medieval periods.

For questions, contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture (mjcbac@hchc.edu).

http://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/a-medieval-armenian-text-in-its-eurasian-context/

ICMA ANNUAL MEETING: 14 February 2019, 7-9pm, New York

THE ICMA ANNUAL MEETING

THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2019
7pm-9pm


House of the Redeemer
7 E 95th Street
New York, NY 10128


Join us as we honor Linda Safran and Adam Cohen for their editorship of Gesta, George Spera, as he retires as our pro-bono lawyer, and Fronia W. Simpson, our longtime copyeditor of Gesta. We also thank outgoing Directors, Associates, committee chairs and committee members. 

We will welcome new Gesta editors Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly, as well as announce and welcome recently elected board members. 

Drinks and small bites will be served.

ALL ARE WELCOME.

ICMA session at CAA: FAMILIAR OBJECTS: TAKING ANOTHER LOOK AT MEDIEVAL ART (Sat 16 Feb)

ICMA session at CAA New York 2019
FAMILIAR OBJECTS: TAKING ANOTHER LOOK AT MEDIEVAL ART

Date:  Saturday 16 February 
Time:  4:00-5:30 PM
Location: New York Hilton Midtown - 2nd Floor - Sutton North

Organizer and Chair: Lynn A. Jones, Florida State University
Discussant: Robert Nelson, Yale University

The Miniatures in the Rabbula Gospels and Iconographic Analysis: Everything Old Is New Again
Felicity J. Harley-McGowan, Yale University

Looking Again and Again: The Cross of the Scriptures at Clonmacnoise
Heather Pulliam, Edinburgh University

Touching the Treasury: The Golden Spaces of the Uta Codex (Munich: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, CLM 13601)
Eliza B. Garrison, Middlebury College

Reexamining the Message of the Vestibule Mosaic of Hagia Sophia
Lynn A. Jones, Florida State University


Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 45th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 45th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

Deadline: February 10, 2019

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 45th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, October 17–20, 2019. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies. The deadline for submission is February 10, 2019. Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website.

Session organizers must present a paper in the session or chair the session. If a co-organzier is proposed for the session, the co-organizer must also give a paper in the session or chair the session.

Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2019. The organizer of the selected session is responsible for submitting the session to the BSC by February 25, 2019.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and chair, if the proposed chair is selected by the BSC program committee) up to $600 maximum for North American residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from abroad. Funding is through reimbursement only.

https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/45th-annual-byzantine-studies-conference

Charles Rufus Morey Book Award

Charles Rufus Morey Book Award

Olga Bush, Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial (Edinburgh University Press, 2018) was a finalist for the 2019 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, which "honors an especially distinguished book in the history of art, published in the English language" (College Art Association).

http://www.collegeart.org/news/2019/01/17/announcing-the-2019-awards-for-distinction-recipients/