Tag Archive for Medieval Art

Symposium | Iconoclasm | University of Melbourne, September 6th

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ICONOCLASM – A Symposium Symposium to be chaired by Dr Gerard Vaughan, Gerry Higgins Professorial Fellow Conveners: Dr F Harley-McGowan, Gerry Higgins Lecturer in Medieval Art History  Dr Justin Clemens, Senior Lecturer, English School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne The history of images is inseparable from the history of the hostility towards images. In its most extreme expressions, this hostility can become an injunction to the breaking of all images: iconoclasm. Sometimes certain images or kinds of image have been banned from being made, circulated, or exhibited; sometimes all images are held to be available for destruction; sometimes images themselves incorporate various kinds of auto-hostility; sometimes images are made only to be broken; sometimes images that should be…

Symposium | Shedding New Light on Illuminated Manuscripts: Recent Developments in Manuscript Studies by Australian Scholars

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Shedding New Light on Illuminated Manuscripts: Recent Developments in Manuscript Studies by Australian Scholars Members of the ARC Linkage Project: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Australia: researching and relating Australiaʼs manuscript holdings to new technologies and new readers are holding a one-day symposium. This symposium offers the opportunity for the wider community to hear the recent advances in Medieval and Renaissance studies made by Australian scholars. Keynote Addresses by Dr Christopher de Hamel, Corpus Christi College, University Cambridge, and Dr Martin Kauffmann, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford will present new research on 12th Century Manuscripts. Their presentations are offered as Free Lectures open to the Public. Symposium Attendees will be automatically registered for the Keynote Addresses. Full Program 9:00am Margaret…

Call for Papers | Receptions: Medieval and Early Modern Cultural Appropriations

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Receptions: Medieval and Early Modern Cultural Appropriations UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies & Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group XVIIIth Annual Conference,17–18 August 2012, St Catherine’s College, The University of Western Australia, Perth This conference will explore cultural appropriations in, by and of the medieval and early modern world, across a range of disciplines. Three sub-themes are envisaged. They are: The appropriation of earlier cultures by the medieval or early modern world; Cultural exchanges and frontier encounters within the medieval and early modern world; and The reception or appropriation of the medieval or early modern by later periods. Within these fields, paper proposals on any relevant subject and from any relevant areas of study are welcome. Possible approaches and themes may…

The Art of Praise: Forum and Display on the Medieval Choir Book

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The Art of Praise Forum and Display on the Medieval Choir Book The Advent Festival, in conjunction with the State Library of Victoria and The University of Melbourne, will host a forum and display on the Medieval Choir Book, convened by Margaret Manion.  Margaret Manion has published widely on medieval manuscripts and is preparing a publication on the medieval choir book, entitled The Art of Praise.  Shane Carmody, John Stinson, Elizabeth Melzer and Hugh Hudson will introduce the manuscripts, discussing their provenance, parchments, music and illuminations.  The forum will include a number of live examples of the music sung by John Weretka. At the forum’s conclusion, the manuscripts and leaves discussed will be available for inspection in the Oratory. Richly illuminated examples from the State…

Symposium in Honour of Ernst Kitzinger: Sites of Devotion | New Directions in Medieval Art History

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Public Symposium in Honour of Ernst Kitzinger (1912-2003) Sites of Devotion | New Directions in Medieval Art History This symposium celebrates the centenary of the birth of Ernst Kitzinger (b. Munich 1912 – d. New York 2003), distinguished historian of Late Antique, Medieval and Byzantine art. It provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing influence of his work in Australia, where he was interned as an enemy alien during World War II. Addressing the interests of both specialists and the wider public, papers will explore the ways in which Kitzinger’s interests in the study of art related to Christian devotion have influenced the teaching and research of four Melbourne-based scholars working across a range of fields including art history, archaeology and curatorship.…

Shane Carmody ‘To be a Pilgrim’ Margaret Manion Lecture 2011

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Margaret Manion Lecture 2011 To be a Pilgrim Shane Carmody In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore the provenance and relevance of a medieval manuscript held in the collection of the State Library of Victoria: The pilgrimage of the lyfe of the manhode and The pilgrimage of the sowle. This manuscript dates from 1430 and is an English prose translation of the famous work written by the French Cistercian Guillaume de Deguileville a century earlier. The translation had a major impact on the English imagination through the upheaval of the Reformation and later religious conflicts, and its metaphors still resonate today. This crudely made and graphically illustrated book was conserved and restored for the State Library of Victoria’s exhibition The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts…

Symposium: Places of memory in medieval and early modern Europe

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Symposium: Places of memory in medieval and early modern Europe Friday 30th – Saturday 1st October, 2011 The connection between memory and place is a significant theme in humanities research. This symposium seeks to explore how memory was embodied in places and how place was imagined in memory in medieval and early modern Europe. By focussing on the spatialised nature of premodern memory, this symposium will consider the locational dimensions of memory, and the ways in which specific places – material or imagined – reflected memorial, commemorative or mnemonic concerns. Our speakers will focus on a particular location, including Jerusalem, India, Paris, Egypt, Marseilles, Salem, Portadown, Westminster and Australia. Speakers will explore themes such as individual and collective memory of…

Call for Papers: The Sculptural Medium

Call for Papers The Sculptural Medium Working Group for the Study of Medieval Sculpture (1100-1500) Paris, 30-31 January 2012, Paris Deadline: Jun 1, 2011 This call for papers concerns the first conference, which will take place in Paris. (Calls for the papers for the other two events will be sent throughout 2011/12, see details below.) In Paris our hosts will be the INHA, the Fondation Singer-Polignac, and the Musée du Louvre. The focus will be on the material aspects of sculpture, and the various methodological approaches developed for sculptural study. One particular axis will be the consideration of American and European traditions and methodologies. Possible areas include: close consideration of sculpture’s qualities and the markers or traces which lend themselves to appreciation (elements of carving style, manipulation of techniques)…

Call for Papers – Figure and Ornament: Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in the Caucasus region, from 400 to 1650

Call for Papers Figure and Ornament: Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in the Caucasus region, from 400 to 1650 Conference, George Chubinashvili National Research Centre, Tbilisi, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut, and the University of Basel Tbilisi, 29 September – 1 October 2011 Deadline for Applications: 31st January 2011 Figure and ornament have generally been considered as opposites. Figurative representations, however, can be ornamented or framed by ornaments, and ornaments are frequently formed by repeated figural motives, such as animals or plants. In fact, ornaments and figures are related in manifold ways and define or articulate pictorial or architectonic spaces, elaborating various aesthetic concepts. The cultures the conference will discuss are not to be seen as given or static units but…

Talk and Launch: ‘The Three Ages of Terence’

The Three Ages of Terence Andrew Turner and Bernard Muir are launching the new Terence Digital Facsimile Edition (link below), called ‘The 3 Ages of Terence’. The talk will focus on the transformations of Terence’s plays from the Late Antique period through the Middle Ages and into the early stages of the print tradition. The features of the new DVD will also be demonstrated. This is the third lecture in an ongoing series focusing on the workings of the monastic scriptorium in the Middle Ages. Date: Monday 22 November at 6 pm Venue: University House, The University of Melbourne (Parkville) There will be drinks and snacks from 5.30 (free to members; $10 for other guests) and the talk will be…

Funding – Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship (University of Wales)

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Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship University of Wales, Trinity Saint David – Department of Archaeology, History and Anthropology The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, has been awarded a one-year visiting fellowship for an overseas scholar to participate in the academic life of the department within the following subject area. The topic is medieval and interdisciplinary, related to the subjects of history, archaeology, architectural history and art history. We have currently two major research projects to which this appointment will be related: Monastic Wales under the direction of Professor Janet Burton (TSD) and Dr Karen Stöber (Aberystwyth University), and the Strata Florida Project under the direction of Professor David Austin (TSD). The projects are closely inter-related and explore the ways in which…

Call for Papers – The Lighter Side of the Middle Ages

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Call for Papers The Lighter Side of the Middle Ages One Day Interdisciplinary Symposium – ANU College of Arts and Sciences Friday 26 November 2010, School of Cultural Inquiry Conference Room, 1st Floor, A. D. Hope Building This interdisciplinary symposium will celebrate the launch of Chaucer’s Landscapes, a collection of essays by renowned medievalist Professor Ralph W.V. Elliott. It was not all plague and penury in the Middle Ages. Some of them were having a very good time. Proposals are invited for suitable 20 minute papers or performances in the areas of literature, drama, music, language, art, history or philosophy. Suggested topics: carnivale minstrels and pilgrims parody and satire fools and feasting Send abstracts of approximately 200 words to Dr…

Conference ‘Courage and Cowardice’ Australian Early Medieval Association

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Australian Early Medieval Association ‘Courage and Cowardice’ Seventh Annual Conference, Thursday 18 to Friday 19 November 2010, The University of Western Australia AEMA’s seventh annual conference will be held from 18-19 November 2010 at the Old Senate Room, Irwin Street Building, The University of Western Australia. This symposium will explore the subject of courage and cowardice in the early medieval world, c.300-1100, across a range of disciplines. Conference Convenor:  Shane McLeod, University of Western Australia – conference@aema.net.au. Plenary Speakers Professor Andrew Lynch, Director of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The University of Western Australia. Dr Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia (Islamic art specialist). Free Public Lecture Dr Jane Hawkes (The University of…

Call for Papers – 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Call for Papers 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12–15, 2011) The Congress is an annual gathering of over 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies. It features over 600 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. The full call for papers can be downloaded from the congress website here. Below are some sessions of interest to art historians. The congress website advises that anyone interested in contributing a paper should contact the session convenor as soon as possible. http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/ American Society of Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS) (3): I. Art and Architecture in the Era of the Book of Kells Maggie M. Williams William Paterson Univ. Art Dept., Ben Shahn Hall 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne, NJ 07470 Phone:…

Call for Papers – ‘Something or Nothing: Pictorial and Material Austerity in the Visual Arts of the Middle Ages’

Call for papers – International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 11-14 July, 2011 Something for Nothing: Pictorial and Material Austerity in the Visual Arts of the Middle Ages The use of lavish materials to manifest invisible spiritual truths has long been a prominent theme in discussions of medieval art, but medieval artists and patrons also turned to visual austerity and representations of poverty in order to convey their spiritual ideals, and an emphasis on forsaking worldly goods for the greater riches of salvation played a significant role in defining the subject matter and shaping the pictorial strategies of the visual arts. Objects, paintings and other visual arts were skillfully used to promote ideals of poverty, to mediate tensions between earthly and spiritual…