Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lecture: Kirstin Kennedy, ‘What Alfonso X’s works tell us about the dissemination of his manuscripts’

On Wednesday 28th May, at 5.30pm, Dr Kirstin Kennedy (V&A) will give the Medieval Work in Progress Seminar in the Research Forum South Room of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Open to all.



Dr Kennedy’s talk is entitled ‘What Alfonso X’s works tell us about the dissemination of his manuscripts’


Conference: Sculpture and Sculptors in Spain – New Orleans – 16-19 Oct 2014 – Request for Papers

Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC)
Sculpture and Sculptors in Spain
New Orleans, 16-19 Oct 2014

Sculpture and Sculptors in Spain, 1450-1660 Panel

Panel Chairs

The goal of this panel is to highlight recent research on sculpture in Spain during the long sixteenth century.  Please submit papers dealing with the varied methodological approaches to the production, creation and interpretation of sculpture and its place within the art historical canon and the history of Spanish art. Studies on context, iconography, manufacture, transportation, and patronage are welcome. We are particularly interested in the roles of sculpture in diplomacy and politics, the organization of sculpture workshops, the specific use of materials and their meaning, the culture of display and collecting practices, the status of sculptors and sculpture in Spanish society, production and exportation of works in an out of Spain by native-born and immigrant sculptors as well as sculptors who worked for Spanish clients outside of Spain.

Please send 250-word abstract to both chairs by March 25, 2014.

Great British Hispanists in conversation at the Instituto Cervantes: ARTES Hon President Sir John Elliott – Tues 25 March 2014 – 6.30pm

As part of a series on Great British Hispanists taking place at the Instituto Cervantes in London, Director Dr Julio Crespo MacLennan will be talking to Sir John Elliott this Tuesday 25 March at 6.30 pm.

Sir John (who publishes as J.H.Elliott) is an eminent historian of Spain and the Spanish Empire in the Early Modern Period and is Regius Professor Emeritus of the University of Oxford. Sir John has been a stalwart supporter of ARTES over the years and is now our Hon President.


Please do come along and support this event if you can. There is no charge for entry and  although booking is preferred, time is short and Morlin will be there to vouch for ARTES members.  It will be in English and will surely be very interesting.

Call for Papers: II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos tardogóticos en la encrucijada

Call for Papers II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos tardogóticos en la encrucijada Seville, November 12-15, 2014 Deadline: 31 May 2014

After the I International Conference Arquitectura tardogótica en la Corona de Castilla held in Santander in 2010, the II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos Tardogóticos en la encrucijada, aims to serve as a forum for discussion on the latest research developed in this thematic area in an international context.

The conference will be celebrated as a joint activity between the Universities of Cantabria, Seville, Lisbon (Portugal) and Palermo (Italy) and will be held in the city of Seville during the month of November, 2014, with a duration of 4 days distributed into scientific sessions and guided visits. The scientific sessions will focus on the following topics:

  • Magister: Biographies and trajectories of the Late Gothic master builders.
  • The role of promoters and patrons.
  • 1514 as a milestone: the Late Gothic period and the “Franciscan, German and Moorish skeins”.
  • The councils of master builders in the Late Gothic period.
  • Science, technique and archaeology.
  • Engravings, treatise and microarchitectures.

Those interested in presenting a paper must send the title and abstract in Spanish or in English (max. 1,000 characters) before the 31st of May, 2014, along with their personal information (full name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number) to the following e-mail address: (only one paper will be admitted per person).

For more information, please visit the following website: