Roundtable on Catalan Nationalism

In light of recent events in Spain, the ASPHS leadership and conference organizers are seeking discussants for a roundtable exploration of Catalan nationalism at the 49th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon. This roundtable will be held on Saturday April 7th 2018. Participants should anticipate offering 10-15 minutes of commentary on relevant historical aspects of Catalan nationalism, including the referendum and its international implications. The General Secretary, Sandie Holguín, will act as moderator. Roundtable participants must be members of the ASPHS. Please submit a 250-word abstract and short c.v. to sholguin@ou.edu by the conference’s panel deadline of December 4, 2017.

Escuela de Otoño 2017: Espacios y poderes en la Europa urbana medieval

El Instituto de Estudos Medievais de la FCSH/NOVA promueve, con el apoyo de la
Câmara Municipal de Castelo de Vide, una Escuela de Otoño destinada a alumnos de
máster y doctorado en Edad Media, que se desarrollará entre los días 2 e 3 de octubre.
Se pretende que los estudiantes puedan aumentar conocimientos y competencias en un
ambiente de debate e intercambio de experiencias con especialistas de renombre,
procedentes de prestigiosas universidades, en un ambiente que pretende estimular una
visión interdisciplinar de la temática escogida.
El modelo de escuela de Otoño se estructura entorno a sesiones teóricas seguidas de
debate y en talleres de investigación, con carácter eminentemente práctico. Está también
prevista una sesión para la presentación y discusión de posters sobre los temas de
investigación de los participantes, además de visitas de estudio.
Los idiomas de la escuela son el portugués y el español.
Organización: Amélia Aguiar Andrade (NOVA-FCSH | IEM), Catarina Tente (NOVAFCSH
| IEM)
Secretariado: Sara Prata (NOVA-FCSH | IEM)
Equipo docente de la Edición 2017:
Antonio Malpica Cuello (Universidad de Granada);
Beatriz Arizaga Bolumburu (Universidad de Cantabria-Santander);
Denis Menjot (Universidad Lyon 2);
Luísa Trindade (FLUC)
María Asenjo González (Universidad Complutense de Madrid);
Michel Bochaca (Universidad de La Rochelle).
Programa
1º Día
1º Aula: Antonio Malpica Cuello (UG) | Título por definir
2º Aula: María Asenjo González (Universidade Complutense de Madrid) | Localizaciones
y dinámicas en el uso político del espacio urbano. Ciudades de la Castilla bajomedieval.
Taller de investigación I: Luísa Trindade (FLUC e CES) | A cidade como objecto de
estudo: o desenho como ferramenta de investigação e comunicação.
2º Día
3ª Aula: Michel Bochaca (U.La Rochelle) – Medir y representar la influencia territorial
de una capital provincial : Burdeos a finales de la Edad media
4º Aula: Denis Menjot (U. Lyon 2) | La “fabrica” de la ciudad: enfoques heurísticos y
metodológicos sobre la construcción de los espacios urbanos.
Taller de investigación II: Beatriz Arízaga Bolumburu (UNICAN) | Fuentes de
Información para el Estudio del Espacio Urbano.
Inscripción
La inscripción en la Escuela de Otoño incluye almuerzos, coffee-breaks, materiales,
diploma de participación y transporte Lisboa/Castelo de Vide /Lisboa.
Límite de participantes: 20
Precio: 50 €
Fecha límite de inscripción: 1 de septiembre (1ª Fase) y 15 de septiembre (2ª Fase)
Becas atribuidas por el IEM: El Instituto de Estudos Medievais atribuirá 8 becas que
cubren el precio de la inscripción. Los alumnos interesados en optar a una de estas becas
deberán presentar su candidatura en la 1ª Fase.
Inscripciones: imcv@fcsh.unl.pt
Más informaciones: www.castelodevide.pt/escola-medieval

CFP: New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The twenty-first biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 8–10 March 2018 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 2017; for submission guidelines or to submit an abstract, please go to http://www.newcollegeconference.org/cfp.  

Summer School “Discovering the End of the World. Portugal as a Central Periphery”

Summer School in Medieval Studies

Discovering the End of the World- Portugal as a Central Periphery- hosted by the Institute of Medieval Studies (FCSH- Nova University of Lisbon)
July 17-21, 2017, Monastery of Batalha (Portugal)
It will include five modules of classes and study visits to some of the most relevant medieval places and sites of Portugal:
1. The sacred periphery: places of the distant earth (Visiting Santiago de Guarda)
2. Dangerous Liaisons? Portugal between the Atlantic and Mediterranean (Visiting Batalha)
3. Before Globalisation: War and Peace in the Iberian Peninsula (Visiting Aljubarrota)
4. The Social Network (Visiting Leiria)
5. Places of the Middle Earth: Portuguese art and culture (Visiting Alcobaça)

Registration open until June 15, 2017

For further details:
http://iem.fcsh.unl.pt/imagens/files/IEMActiv_Summer%20School%202017_Flyer.pdf

Conference, “The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Muslim-Christian Interchange,” 19-20 May 2017

Conference announcement:

https://ica.princeton.edu/conferences/

In collaboration with the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid and Princeton’s departments of Art & Archaeology and History, the Index of Christian Art will sponsor a two-day interdisciplinary conference, “The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Muslim-Christian Interchange,” on 19-20 May 2017.

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
“Seeing and Not Seeing Islam in Twelfth-Century Europe”

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”

https://ica.princeton.edu/conferences/

PSHAM Chicago March 4 2017

The Premodern Spanish History Association of the Midwest (PSHAM) will be holding its annual meeting on March 4, 2017 at DePaul University in Chicago. We will meet at noon for lunch (generously sponsored by ASPHS) and discuss pre-circulated papers in the afternoon. The meeting will conclude by 5pm. We welcome requests to present work in progress by graduate students and faculty with an interest in Iberia during the premodern period, loosely defined. If you are interested in attending or presenting, please contact Valentina Tikoff  or Gretchen Starr-LeBeau so that we have an accurate head count.

Anian (San Francisco Hispanist Working Group)

Anian’s aim is to promote the scholarly study of Spain and Portugal in history and related disciplines by holding an annual meeting of the scholarly community. The next meeting of Anian will be held at the University of San Francisco on Saturday, September 24th, 2016.
As in previous years, the group will meet from 9:15 am to 4 pm on USF’s campus to discuss four precirculated works-in-progress focusing on various aspects of Spanish literature, history, and culture.

Breakfast, lunch, coffee, and parking passes will be provided thanks to the University of San Francisco’s College of Arts and Sciences and a Regional Meeting Grant from the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Studies.

Attendees should send an RSVP to Katrina Olds (kbolds at usfca.edu) by Monday, September 5th so that I know to expect you. The four works-in-progress will be circulated to registered attendees during the week of September 12th.