Tag Archives: Medieval

Light and Lighting in al-­Andalus. Tom Nickson at the Khalili Research Centre, Oxford


THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC WEST RESEARCH SEMINAR

Dr Tom Nickson
(London, Courtauld Institute)

‘Light and Lighting in al-­Andalus’

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
2 PM
Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford
3 St John Street, Oxford, OX1 2LG
Lecture Room 3

Audience: Members of the University only
Booking not required

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Hebrew scribes and manuscripts in Egypt, Spain and Northern France (London, 24 May 2017)

British Library Add MS 27210 (The ‘Golden Haggadah’)

John Coffin Memorial Annual Palaeography Lecture
2017

Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, FBA
Professor of Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic Manuscript Studies, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne), Paris

Crossing palaeographical borders: bi-alphabetical Hebrew scribes and manuscripts in Egypt, Spain and Northern France (11th to 15th centuries)

Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Time: 18:00–20:00

Venue: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Room: Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor,

Attendance Free: Link here to book your place.

* This lecture is generously supported by the John Coffin Memorial Trust

Conference, Index of Christian Art (Princeton)

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The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Muslim-Christian Interchange

Index of Christian Art
Princeton, NJ,
19-20 May 2017

In collaboration with the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid and Princeton University’s departments of Art & Archaeology and History, the Index of Christian Art will sponsor a two-day interdisciplinary conference,

The medieval treasury offers an extraordinary material witness to the desires, aspirations, and self-conception of its creators. Treasuries could function as sources of gifts (and obligations) for their allies, as prestigious private storehouses for ostentation before an elite audience, or as financial reserves that could be made use of in times of need. Luxury items from non-Christian cultures, such as the many Islamic objects that found their way into church treasuries, or those made from materials of great intrinsic value, such as ivory, gold, silver, or silk, became even more valuable if the piece were turned to a sacred use. We will examine these dimensions of the treasury by giving special emphasis to the rich holdings of the royal-sponsored monastery of San Isidoro de León in northern Spain. Taken as a whole, both texts and objects offer a rich body of evidence for interdisciplinary investigation and serve as a springing point for larger questions about sumptuary collections and their patrons across Europe and the Mediterranean during the central Middle Ages.

Hosted at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the conference brings together international and US scholars from multiple disciplines and professions, with specializations including Islamic law and sumptuary production, Christian chronicles, patronage and royal studies, identity and gender studies, and political history across the cultures of medieval Spain. The diversity of questions and perspectives addressed by these scholars will shed light on the nature of treasury collections, as well as on the broad efficacy of multidisciplinary study for the Middle Ages.

For further information, contact Pamela Patton: ppatton@princeton.edu

SPEAKERS

THOMAS BURMAN, ROBERT M. CONWAY DIRECTOR OF THE MEDIEVAL INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME:         Title TBA

ANA CABRERA, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, AND MARÍA JUDITH FELICIANO, INDEPENDENT SCHOLAR AND DIRECTOR, “MEDIEVAL TEXTILES IN IBERIA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN”:       “Medieval Textiles in León in the Iberian and Mediterranean Context”

JERRILYNN DODDS, SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE: “The Treasury, Beyond Interaction”

AMANDA DOTSETH, MEADOWS MUSEUM, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY AND PRADO MUSEUM, MADRID: “Medieval Treasure and the Modern Museum: Christian and Islamic Objects from San Isidoro de León”

MARIBEL FIERRO, INSTITUTO DE LENGUAS Y CULTURAS DEL MEDITERRÁNEO Y ORIENTE PRÓXIMO, CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS: “Christian Relics in al-Andalus”

JULIE HARRIS, SPERTUS INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP: “Jews, Real and Imagined, at San Isidoro and Beyond”

EVA HOFFMAN, DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY, TUFTS UNIVERSITY: “Arabic Script as Text and Image on Treasury Objects across the Medieval Mediterranean”

JITSKE JASPERSE, INSTITUTO DE HISTORIA, CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS: “Set in Stone: Questioning the Portable Altar of the Infanta Sancha (d. 1159)”

BEATRICE KITZINGER, DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY:       “The Treasury, a Material Witness to Long-Distance Contact and Pivot Point for Interdisciplinary Exchange”

EDUARDO MANZANO, INSTITUTO DE HISTORIA, CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS: “Beyond the Year 900: The ‘Iron Century’ or an Era of Silk?”

THERESE MARTIN, INSTITUTO DE HISTORIA, CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS: “Ivory Assemblage as Visual Metaphor: The Beatitudes Casket in Context”

PAMELA A. PATTON, INDEX OF CHRISTIAN ART, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: “Demons and Diversity in León”

ANA RODRÍGUEZ, INSTITUTO DE HISTORIA, CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS: “Narrating the Treasury: What Medieval Iberian Chronicles Choose to Tell Us about Luxury Objects”

ITTAI WEINRYB, BARD GRADUATE CENTER: “The Idea of North”

Study Day: Global Middle Ages: Hibridación artística e intercambio en el Mediterráneo medieval

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Global Middle Ages
Hibridación artística e intercambio en el Mediterráneo medieval

I JORNADA INTERNACIONAL MAGISTRI MEDITERRANEI

La caiguda de Jerusalem en 1187 i la pèrdua d’Atenes pels catalans en 1388 marquen dos segles convulsos de moviment i expansió dels diferents estats llatins del Mediterrani que propiciaren com mai la mobilitat i transferència artística entre llatins, grecs, musulmans i cristians orientals. Tant la “protecció” i la peregrinació als Llocs Sants com la creació de noves rutes d’expansió militar i comercial portaren la Corona Catalano-Aragonesa a ciutats com Venècia, Pisa o Gènova, a afavorir diferents processos d’apropiació del sagrat, a l’adquisició de botins de guerra, o a l’intercanvi de regals de significació político-dinàstica o diplomàtica.

Es tracta d’un intercanvi que va en dues direccions, i que propicià interesants processos d’aculturació i introjecció artística fins ara no suficientment explorats per la historiografia i que han de ser entesos dins del paradigma d’una Global Middle Ages.

DIRECCIÓ CIENTÍFICA
Manuel Castiñeiras
COORDINACIÓ
Carles Sánchez

Organitza:
Projecte de recerca Movilidad y transferencia artística en el Mediterráneo medieval (1187-1388): artistas, objetos y modelos. MAGISTRI MEDITERRANEI (MICINN HAR2015-63883-P) de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

 28 d’abril 2017  
Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Sala de Graus
Més informació Programa de la Jornada Internacional

La construcció de la catedral medieval (Barcelona)

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Magistri Cataloniae

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres
Sala de Graus

31 de març de 2017

Programme

9:00 Presentació de la Jornada

La catedral i els recursos

9:15 Daniel Rico (UAB) Fundavit, struxit, dotavit, deinde dicavit: La construcción poética de la arquitectura en la Alta Edad Media
10:00 Carles Sánchez (UAB) La gestión financera de la construcción en las catedrales románicas hispanas: el caso de Santiago de Compostela
10:45 Philipe Bernardi (CNRS, París) Salaires et conditions de travail dans le bâtiment en France à la fin du Moyen Âge

11:30 Debat
11:45 Pausa-cafè

Els homes

12:15 Emilie Mineo (Université de Poitiers) La firma di B. di Tréviers alla cattedrale di Maguelone
13:00 Emma Liaño (Catedrática de Universidad. Historia del Arte) Ser arquitecto o escultor en el siglo XIV: Reinard de Fonoll y Aloy de Montbray

13:45 Debat

14:00 Manuel Castiñeiras (Director del Departament d’Art i de Musicologia de la UAB) Resum i conclusions de la jornada

Organitza: Departament d’Art i de Musicologia de la UAB amb la col·laboració de l’Institut d’Estudis Medievals

Direcció científica: Carles Sánchez

Activitat gratuïta
Cal inscripció prèvia a: carlos.sanchez.marquez@uab.cat
Tancament inscripcions: 24 de març 2017
Es lliurarà certificat d’assistència

 

Madrid: Master Mateo at the Prado

2016-11-mastermateo2016-11-mastermateo-text-jpgMaster Mateo and his work for the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela

Madrid, Museo del Prado, Villanueva Building

The exhibition brings together an exceptional group of fourteen works that were removed in the past from their original location (the west façade and choir of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela) and are now housed in the cathedral museum and in different institutions and private collections.

Notable among them are the recently restored sculptures of David and Solomon, and a Statue-column of a male figure holding a cartouche that was found last October inside the cathedral’s south tower, a discovery that represents an enormous advance in our knowledge of Master Mateo’s activities in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Co-organised with the Real Academia Gallega de Bellas Artes, and the Fundación Catedral de Santiago.

Book Launch – Art in Spain & Portugal from the Romans to the Early Middle Ages by Rose Walker

ARTES member Dr Rose Walker of the Courtauld Institute of Art has recently launched her latest book on early art in the Iberian Peninsula. A discount is available to those ARTES members who would like to buy a copy. Please contact artesiberia@gmail.com for details.

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