Medieval Art and Architecture Events

Registration Open (30.04.2015)
Forum Kunst des Mittelalters
III. Forum Kunst des Mittelalters
16-19 September  2015. Hildesheim, Germany.

27 May Registration deadline
University of Bristol
The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance
8 – 9 June, 2015.

28 May 
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
Helen Roe Memorial Lecture
Treasure Trove and Robert Day: The Case of the Broighter Hoard
Aideen Ireland, RSAI.
RSAI Society House, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin.


4 – 5 June
University of Limoges Faculty of Law and Economics
Énoncer le droit, représenter le droit
Limoges, France.

5 – 6 June 
Université Paris-Sorbonne 
Créer. Créateurs, créations, créatures au Moyen Âge

10 – 11 June 
Musée du Louvre-Lens & Musée Des Beaux-Arts De Rouen
Dialogues entre les arts. Un nouvel imaginaire en Toscane, 1250-1480
Lens and Rouen, France.

18 – 20 June
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
International Conference
Palatium Sacrum:  Sakralität am Hof des Mittelalters: Orte - Dinge – Rituale
Göttingen, Germany.

22 June    Call for Proposals deadline
University of Huddersfield 
Transforming Male Devotional Practices: From the Medieval to the Early Modern 
16 – 17 September, Huddersfield, UK.
Proposals to:

22 June
British School at Rome
‘Books and Beasts: The Anatomy of the Textual Corpus'
British Academy, London.

24 June
Warburg Institute and Bilderfahrzeuge Project
'In the custom of this country': The Transmigration of Decorative Design in Manuscript Borders c. 1180-1250
Warburg Institute, London.

25 June
British Museum 
Gallery talk
Caring for the collection: preventive conservation issues of Sutton Hoo
Room 41, British Museum.


1 July 2015   Call for Papers deadline
British Archaeological Association 
2016 Annual Conference
Archaeology, Architecture and the Arts in Paris c.500-c.1500: The Powers that Shape a City
16-20 July 2016, Paris.


8 – 9 October
University of Edinburgh
Parent and Childhood in the Middle Ages
CFP deadline is past.

23 – 24 October
National Taiwan University 
Ninth International Conference of TACMRS (Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
Madness: Sacred and Profane


31 January 2016   Call for Papers deadline
4th Annual International Conference on Mediaeval and Renaissance Art, Literature, Social and Cultural History
Othello's Island 2016
17 – 20 March, 2016.  Nicosia, Cyprus.
proposal/abstract and CV to

4 – 6 April 2016.
British Archaeological Association
Romanesque: Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimage
Some details (CFP is past) at:

30 April 2016  Call for Papers deadline
University of Tours
Saint Martin, expansion and revivals in his popularity from the origins to the present day
12 – 14 October, 2016.

New events and updates contd.  (USA)

1 June 2015    Call for papers deadline
The Ohio State University at Mansfield
Beyond Exceptionalism (A Conference on Elite Women)
18 – 19 September, 2015.

10 June 2015    Call for Papers deadline
Renaissance Society of America
62nd Annual Meeting
31 March – 2 April , Boston.
For Art History sessions see:

Previously Notified.  (Outside USA)


May 2015  First Call For Papers
National University of Ireland Galway
6th International Conference on the Science of Computus
July 2016, Galway.  

25 May Call for Applications deadline
TEMPLA (Taller d'Estudis Medievals)
Summer School 
Episcopal, Canonical and Secular Memorial Devices in Medieval Cathedrals. Art, Architecture, Liturgy and Writing.
14 – 16 July 2015. Barcelona.
Applications to:,,

26 May 
University of Edinburgh
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
First Postgraduate Student Colloquium

26 May
University of Edinburgh, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures 
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Colloquium

29 May
Newcastle University
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Experiencing Death in Byzantium
Newcastle, County Tyne and Wear, England.

29 May
International Medieval Society, Paris/Maison de la Recherche de la Sorbonne Nouvelle  
L'Image: Image in Medieval Studies
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris.
For details contact:    and

29 – 30 May
University of Edinburgh
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Viva la differenza? Italian towns in the early middle ages, 500-1100
Programme available via website:       

29 – 30 May
Centre international du Vitrail à Chartres
Colloque international 
Qu’est-ce que l’architecture gothique? 

29 – 31 May    Update: Registration now open
University of York, Department of History of Art
Place and Space in the Medieval World
University of York, Kings Manor.

29 – 31 May
Le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art et le Château de Fontainebleau
5e Festival d’histoire de l’art

31 May – 31 Aug. CFP window
31 May – 30 Sept. CFS window
University of Leeds Institute of Medieval Studies
23rd International Medieval Congress, 2016
Special Thematic Strand – 'Food, Feast & Famine'
4–7 July 2016, Leeds


1 June
University of York
Department of History of Art
The Invention of Norman Visual Culture
Lisa Reilly, Visiting Fulbright Scholar.
Details to follow.

1 June   CFP deadline
British Archaeological Association
Annual Conference 2016
Paris c.500–c.1500: The Powers that Shape a City
July 16-20, 2016, Paris

1 June 
British Museum Members' lecture. 
Symbols of power: ten coins that changed the world
Tom Hockenhull, British Museum.'%20lecture

1 – 4 June in Rijeka, Croatia; 
11 – 13 June in Clinton, MA, USA 
Ninth International Conference of Iconographic Studies
Icons and Iconology

3 June
British School at Rome
Translating Stone to Paper: Netherlandish Drawings After Ancient Statues in Cinquecento 
BSR, Rome.

4 June
Université de Poitiers, Le Centre d’Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale
Cathédrales d’Espagne et d’Aquitaine. Fonctions, circulations et discours visuel

4 – 8 June
International Postgraduate Workshop on Religious Architecture 
Leifers, South Tyrol, Italy.

8 – 9 June 2015
Bristol University
The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance

9 June
British School at Rome
The painted rock-cut church of S. Barbara (Matera, Basilicata)
Rebecca Raynor (BSR; Sussex)
BSR, Rome

11 – 12 June
University of Edinburgh
Annual Student Archaeology Conference

11 – 12 June 
Institute of History of Art, University of Warsaw, and National Museum in Warsaw
Agency of Things: New Perspectives on European Art of the Fourteenth–Sixteenth Centuries
University of Warsaw
Some details at:

11 – 13 June  
Musiconis Group 
The visual representation of speech, sound, and noise from Antiquity to the Renaissance
Hôtellerie Saint-Yves, Chartres, France.

11 – 26 June 2015
Koç University Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations
Intensive Graduate Summer Workshop
Cappadocia in Context. Istanbul and Cappadocia.

12 – 13 June 
The Warburg Institute
Perceptions of Shared Sacred Space in the Medieval and Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean
Email: Jan Vandeburie:

13 June
Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Ange-Guépin
Virtuosité, apprentissage et transmission du geste technique (2/2)

15 – 16 June
Université de Poitiers
CESCM  (Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale), 
Semaines d’études médiévales – Workshop in Medieval Studies

15 June – 10 July 
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Summer Institute for College and University Teachers
The Alhambra and Spain's Islamic Past
Granada, Spain.
Inquiries to: D. Fairchild Ruggles,

15 – 19 June  
Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London 
London International Palaeography Summer School 2015. 
Includes courses relating to script, manuscript art and design  
Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. 
Includes courses relating to manuscript art and design.
Application: downloadable form for posting/emailing to

19 June
Edinburgh College of Art
Frontier, Periphery or Centre? Society and Material Culture in Medieval Anatolia

20 June 
York Archaeological Trust
The Richard Hall Symposium 2015 
Researching and Representing the Early Medieval

22 June
British School at Rome,
at The British Academy, London
Books and Beasts: The Anatomy of the Textual Corpus
Matthew Collins (York), Stephen Milner (Manchester) and Caroline Checkley-Scott (Manchester).

22 – 23 June and 21 – 22 September 2015
Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Continuous Page. Scrolls and Scrolling from Papyrus to Hypertext

24 June  
Trinity College Dublin
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Lecture Series 
‘Ricardus Franciscus Scripsit’: Expanding the Œuvre and Patronage of a Late Medieval Scribe' 
Sarah Peverley, University of Liverpool.

24 – 25 June 
Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Negotiating Change in Urban Spaces from the Middle Ages to the Present

24 – 27 June
University of Lisbon
Kings and Queens Conference IV
Dynastic Changes and Legitimacy 
Lisbon, Portugal. 

25 June 
Consolidated Medieval Studies Research Group, Universitat de Lleida
5th International Medieval Meeting Lleida
Space, Power and Culture, Lleida, Catalonia

25 – 27 June 
International Medieval Society, Paris
12th Annual Symposium
2015. Paris

29 June – 4 July 
Central European University, Budapest
Summer University
Luminosus Limes: Geographical, Ethnic, Social and Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity

30 June  – 4 July
Auckland Castle
Princes of the Church and their Palaces
Bishop Auckland Town Hall and Auckland Castle, County Durham.
Enquiries to:


1 – 3 July
Irish Conference of Medievalists
29th Irish Conference of Medievalists
1 – 3 July 2015, University College Dublin
Proposals and abstracts to:

2 – 5 July   Update: registration deadline 
Early Book Society Conference
Telling Tales: Manuscripts, Books and the Making of Narrative
University of Oxford. 

3 – 4 July 
School of Advanced Studies, University College London
Institute of English Studies
History of the Book Conference: Dissemination and Production: The Progress of Information
Abstracts to

6 – 9 July Late CFP – Ongoing
University of Leeds Institute of Medieval Studies
The 22nd International Medieval Congress (IMC)
Special Thematic Strand – 'Reform and Renewal'
Additional papers required –

10 – 12 July
Institute of English Studies, University of London
Biennial London Chaucer Conference 
Science, Magic and Technology

10 – 14 July
British Archaeological Society
Annual Conference 
Peterborough Cathedral and the Soke of Peterborough

13 – 17 July 
University of Glasgow
15th International Congress of Celtic Studies

13–17 July / 27–31 July / 3–7 August
Courtauld Institute Summer School Courses

13–17 July: The Gothic Image: Exploring the Medieval Imagination
Mellie Naydenova-Slade, Courtauld Institute of Art

27–31 July: Broken and Beautiful: Medieval Objects and Medieval Bodies
Jack Hartnell, Courtauld Institute of Art

3–7 August: The Weird and the Wonderful: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Middle Ages
Catherine Yvard, Courtauld Institute of Art

15 –17 July 2015
Durham University
Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA)
Darkness and Illumination: the pursuit of knowledge in the medieval and early modern world
Abstracts to:

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3 – 7 August 2015
University of Glasgow 
17th Biennial Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
The Daily Life of the Anglo-Saxons

6 - 8 August 
University of Tampere 
6th International 'Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages' Conference.
On the Road: Travels, Pilgrimages and Social Interaction
Tampere, Finland. 

22 – 25 August    Update: registration and Programme
Monastic Ireland: landscape and settlement AD1100-1700 project
Monastic Europe: Landscape & Settlement
Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.

31 August – 4 September 2015
University of Zürich Medieval Studies
Summer School
Text and Image in the Middle Ages
31 August – 4 September 2015.
Application: downloadable form for emailing to

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2 – 5 September
European Association of Archaeologists
21st Annual Meeting 
Among the themes: Celtic Connections

10 – 12 September 
University of Kent, Canterbury
The Fifteenth Century Conference
(CFP deadline passed)

10 - 12 September
Lincoln College, University of Oxford
The Influence of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages

15 September CFS deadline
The International Center of Medieval Art 
Call for ICMA-sponsored sessions at the 
International Medieval Congress Leeds, 2016 
4 - 7 July 2016. 

24 September
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
‘A quaint building reared again’: 19th c. conservation, restoration, and transformation of stone forts in the West of Ireland
RSAI Society House, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin.

30 September CFP and CFS deadline
Worcester College Oxford, and the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Interdisciplinary Conference, 2016
Conquest: 1016, 1066
20-23 July 2016

30 September Call for Papers deadline
European Architectural History Network 
Fourth International Meeting  
2-4 June 2016, Dublin Castle.

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8 – 10 October CFP (no date) 
Dakam (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center)
III. History of Art Conference: HISTART ‘15
Istanbul, Turkey.
For themes:

9 – 11 October
The Gregorian Institute of Canada, and University of British Columbia Medieval Studies Committee 
Liturgical and Secular Drama in Medieval Europe: Text, Music, Image (c. 1000-1500)
Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

24 October 
Norwich Historic Churches Trust
2nd Norwich Historic Churches Trust Conference
Norwich, UK.


25 - 29 November 
Lateran IV Anniversary Conference
Concilium Lateranense IV: Commemorating the Octocentenary of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215
Various locations, Rome.  

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4 – 6 December
British Museum and Sigillvm
Seals and Status 800-1700
Papers will be presented in English, French, and German.

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24 – 28 February 2016 
ERC Project artifex (University of Trier)
Material Culture. Presence and Visibility of Artists, Guilds, Brotherhoods in the Pre-modern Era

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7 – 9 April 2016
University of Edinburgh
Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2016

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15 May 2016
The British Archaeological Association
Fourth Biennial International Romanesque Conference, 2016.
Romanesque: Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimage
4-6 April 2016, Oxford.
Proposals for papers  to John McNeill and Richard Plant, at

Previously Notified.  (USA)

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8 May 2015  Call for participation deadline
College Art Association
104th Annual Conference, 2016
3-6 February 2016, Washington DC.
Papers, proposals and posters

14 – 17 May 2015
Western Michigan University
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

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15 – 17 June 2015
Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Saint Louis University

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27 – 30 July
International Association for Anselm Studies, and Boston College Institute for Liberal Arts 
Reading Anselm: Context and Criticism
Boston College, Brighton, MA.

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3 October 2015. 
Northeastern University, Boston
New England Medieval Conference
Slow Catastrophe
(CFP deadline is past).

16 – 17 October 2015  
42nd Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies
Manuscripta Conference
Old Book, New Book: Refurbished Manuscripts in the Middle Ages
St. Louis University

22 – 25 October 2015  
Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture 
Call for sponsored sessions at the
41st Annual Byzantine Studies Conference
New York City