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The Art of Power: Habsburg Women in the Renaissance

Special exhibition, 14th June to 7th October 2018 daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The large-scale special exhibition in summer 2018 at Ambras Castle Innsbruck focuses on three remarkable Renaissance women, rulers and collectors of the House of Habsburg engaged in the arts: Margaret of Austria, Mary of Hungary, and Catherine of Austria. For the first time in an exhibition, not only by the Kunsthistorisches Museum but generally, a comparative analysis of courtly female patronage will be undertaken.

This high-calibre exhibition presents some one hundred works from important European collections, including objects from Ambras Castle, Innsbruck and outstanding pieces from the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.

This major special exhibition is curated by Dagmar Eichberger and Annemarie Jordan Gschwend and will be accompanied by a catalogue in German/English.

For more information: www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at

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

Visitorships, Institute for Advanced Study

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Princeton. Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019.  The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations.  Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research.  Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year.  Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership.  Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis.  Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests are Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations and music studies.   Residence in Princeton during term time is required.  The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.  The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required.  Further information can be found in the announcement on the web athttps://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement, or on the School’s web site, www.hs.ias.edu.  Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu).  Deadline: November 1 2017.

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

CFP: Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

The Association will hold its 39th Conference, organised jointly by the University of East Anglia, University of Cambridge and University of Nottingham, from 4 to 6 September 2017. The conference will take place at the University of East Anglia.

You are cordially invited to offer a paper, panel, or workshop presentation. Proposals for individual papers as well as panels on specific themes (max. four papers per panel) are encouraged. Any proposed panel should be organised by one convenor who will be responsible for inviting the speakers and chairing the session.

See the ACIS website for more information.

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

Conference announcement:

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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”

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CFP: Links Between Spain and North America

Third International Conference on the Historical Links between Spain and North America: Hispanic Roots and Heritage Yesterday and Today. Extended deadline for proposals: January 23, 2017.

The presence of Hispanic culture in America is an intrinsic part of the true identity of the American people from their roots. America is Hispanic, it is European, it is African, it is Asian and that is what make it America. These roots take us on a trip back and forth from medieval Spain, crossing the ocean carrying conquistadors, crosses, language and culture to the New World and returning after the nineteenth century in science, technology, culture, democracy and English; thanks to this reciprocal influence born of the same tree. Hispanic America makes us aware of a common past, of belonging to the same group joined by two languages and also a shared historical destiny.

The Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá, the City College of New York – Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Instituto Cervantes de New York, join for the third year in organizing this conference through this call for papers in different disciplines and areas of study with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to the historical links between Spain and North America.

The primary aim of the conference is to provide a meeting place for academics and professionals with an interest in other disciplines related to this subject as well as to interact with other members within and outside their own disciplines in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

For more information and a link to submit proposals, click here.