Le XIXe siècle en lumière

Rennes

CONFERENCE – Le XIXe siècle en lumière : redécouverte et revalorisation de l’enluminure médiévale en France au temps du livre industriel,  Université Rennes 2, Campus Villejean, Bât. S, amphi S1, Rennes (France), 18 – 19 mai 2017.

Moins connu que la réhabilitation de l’architecture gothique ou la redécouverte des tableaux des Primitifs, le regain d’intérêt pour l’enluminure médiévale fut pourtant l’une des manifestations majeures du vaste mouvement de « retour au Moyen Âge » qui gagna l’Europe presque toute entière au XIXe siècle. Mais si ce phénomène est aujourd’hui bien identifié pour l’Angleterre et la Belgique, les recherches spécifiques sur la France demeurent encore peu nombreuses malgré un patrimoine exceptionnel.

En lien avec l’exposition Trésors enluminés de Normandie qui s’est tenue au Musée des Antiquités de Rouen du 9 décembre 2016 au 19 mars 2017, ce colloque a pour ambition d’établir une première synthèse d’envergure sur la connaissance et la compréhension que les Français avaient de cet art, des années 1800 jusqu’à la veille de la première guerre mondiale, en envisageant le problème sous tous ses aspects, depuis la bibliophilie jusqu’aux entreprises éditoriales, en passant par les travaux d’érudition ou encore la pratique artistique.

Programme

Jeudi 18 mai 2017
Les précurseurs (modérateur : Marie Jacob)
* Anne Ritz-Guilbert (École du Louvre), François-Roger de Gaignières et l’Armoirial du dénombrement de la Comté de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis
* Francesca Manzari (Université de Roma – La Sapienza), L’Essai sur l’art de vérifier l’âge des miniatures des manuscrits de l’abbé Rive : sources d’inspiration et éléments d’innovation
* Simona Moretti (Université de Milan), « Art ingénieux qui donne de la couleur et du corps aux pensées » : Jean-Baptiste Seroux d’Agincourt et l’enluminure médiévale
* Gennaro Toscano (Bibliothèque nationale de France), « Ces peintures sont pour les manuscrits un des principaux objets du luxe bibliographique » : Aubin-Louis Millin et l’art de l’enluminure.

Le regard des érudits (modérateur : Chrystèle Blondeau)
* Charlotte Denoël (Bibliothèque nationale de France), Perspectives historiographiques sur l’enluminure du premier Moyen Âge
* Fabienne Henryot (Bibliothèque universitaire de Lausanne – ENSSIB), L’expertise du livre d’heures au XIXe siècle : étude bibliométrique
* Nathalie Roman (Universités de Lausanne et de Neufchâtel), L’œil de Paul Durrieu
* Samuel Provost (Université de Lorraine, Nancy), L’enluminure dans l’œuvre de Paul Perdrizet : autour du Speculum Humanae Salvationis et des recherches sur la Vierge de Miséricorde.

Fac-similés et copies (modérateur : Patricia Plaud-Dilhuit)
* Jocelyn Bouquillard (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève), Les fac-similés lithographiés d’enluminures publiés sous la Monarchie de Juillet par le comte Auguste de Bastard
* Nathalie Pineau-Farge (Institut Catholique de Paris), Les illustrations des éditions de chroniques médiévales supervisées par Henriette de Witt à la fin du XIXe siècle.

Vendredi 19 mai 2017
Collections et marché de l’art (modérateur : Elisabeth Antoine-König)
* Claire De Lalande (Musée Dobrée, Nantes), Thomas Dobrée ou l’exigence d’un collectionneur
* Hélène Jacquemard (Musée Condé, Chantilly), Les manuscrits enluminés de la collection du duc d’Aumale : l’héritage et le goût
* Geneviève Mariéthoz (Université de Genève), L’histoire mouvementée de la Bible de Pierre de Pampelune
* Pierre-Gilles Girault (Monastère royal de Brou), Faux et faussaires, autour du Spanish Forger
* Frédéric Tixier (Université de Lorraine, Nancy), Un fou de lettres ? Les abécédaires de Jules Maciet au musée des Arts décoratifs de Paris : découpages et (re)créations d’enluminures médiévales au XIXe siècle.

Les artistes et l’enluminure médiévale (modérateur : Isabelle Saint-Martin)
* Claudia Rabel (Institut de Recherches et d’Histoire des Textes, CNRS), Le livre dans le tableau : les peintres romantiques et le manuscrit enluminé
* François-René Martin (École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts), Révoil et le Maître du Coeur d’Amour épris
* Lilie Fauriac (Université Paris I – Sorbonne), Le monde enluminé de Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)
* Catherine Yvard (Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres), Le Manuscrit Steger ou l’enluminure maison en France à la fin du XIXe siècle
* Nicolas Trotin (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris), Quand les dominicaines de la Congrégation de Sainte Catherine de Sienne enluminaient des manuscrits.

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Journée thématique annuelle sur ‘Les marges’

LECTURES: Les marges, Journée thématique annuelle, Centre Félix-Grat, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT), 18 mai 2017. Organisateurs: Delmulle Jérémy, Helias-Baron Marlène et Kogel Judith.

Ce thème, qui se trouve au carrefour des sciences du texte, rassemble toutes les sections du laboratoire, en ce qu’il touche aussi bien à la philologie, la lexicographie, l’histoire, la paléographie, qu’à la codicologie.

Autour du texte, dimension essentielle de la culture et de sa transmission, les espaces laissés vides sont devenus le réceptacle de mentions, décors, marques codicologiques, etc. qui participent à son histoire.

Sur tous les supports – papyrus, parchemin ou papier, manuscrit ou imprimé – et quel que soit le type de document, des écrits de la pratique aux livres liturgiques, en passant par les textes scientifiques et juridiques, ces ajouts, contemporains ou postérieurs, doivent être analysés.

Il s’agira ainsi de rendre compte de pratiques éditoriales (rubriques, manchettes, références, iconographie), de pratiques de lecture et d’utilisation des textes transmis (marques de repérage, annotations, gloses, commentaires), mais également de tout autre type d’ajouts indépendants (mentions de noms, listes de livres, décomptes).

Programme

Du texte à la marge : question de mise en page
* Marie-Laure Savoye et Julie Métois, Les recettes marginales dans le manuscrit médiéval : tentatives de contextualisation
* Frédéric Duplessis, Les gloses de A à Z : les signes de renvoi alphabétiques et les gloses carolingiennes sur Juvénal 
* Emmanuelle Kuhry, La réception continentale de la glossa anglicana à travers quelques exemples 
* Jean-François Goudesenne, Le rôle des marges dans les livres de chants liturgiques latins (900-1200).

De l’utilisation des marges pour identifier ou préciser un contenu
* Sébastien Hamel, Identifier, classer, modifier, compléter : les mentions dorsales des chirographes échevinaux 
* Sébastien Barret, Aux marges des cartulaires médiévaux 
* Jean-Charles Coulon, Les marges dans les manuscrits de droit et de sciences occultes de Tishit (Mauritanie).

Décorations et marques de possession
* Sonia Fellous, La Biblia de Alba et ses marges (Castilla 1422-1433) 
* Joanna Fronska, Dessins marginaux et les enjeux de la navigation dans les manuscrits juridiques 
* Hanno Wijsman, Marques de possession cachées dans les marges enluminées du XVe siècle. L’emblématique dans le recueil Chartier d’Antoinette de Maignelais.

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Civil War and Restoration London Lives

LECTURE - Mike Webb (Bodleian Libraries), Civil War and Restoration London Lives: Three New Manuscript Sources in the Bodleian, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Oxford, 2 May 2017 1.00pm — 1.45pm. This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

Mary Gofton’s 1640s account book charts the pleasures and tribulations of a woman in Civil War London. Robert Robinson’s ‘Miscellany of meditations’ of 1659 represents the reflections of a thinking man in his sixties who had lived through the Civil War and Commonwealth era; Jeffrey Boys’s diary, kept in a small printed almanac in 1667, reveals the life of a Restoration rake who gambles and dances his way through post-Fire London. Among his dancing partners is one ‘Astrea’, who is none other than the female dramatist, Aphra Behn. Three very different sources, all with surprising secrets.

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La bellezza nei libri (mostra)

mostra-Padova

EXHIBITION: La bellezza nei libri. Cultura e devozione nei manoscritti miniati della Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova, Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova, , 8 aprile – 7 maggio 2017.

La mostra, a cura di Federica Toniolo, Lavinia Prosdocimi, Nicoletta Giovè Marchioli e Pietro Gnan, raduna trenta manoscritti miniati conservati nella Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova, quasi tutti mai esposti in precedenza, provenienti dalle istituzioni monastiche e conventuali, in gran parte padovane, soppresse in età napoleonica – come Santa Giustina o gli Eremitani – ma anche da note biblioteche private padovane, ad esempio quella del medico Giovanni Battista Morgagni, docente di anatomia presso l’Ateneo patavino.

Il titolo La bellezza nei libri intende sottolineare non solo la pregevolezza dei manoscritti scelti: la bellezza di questi manufatti risiede infatti anche nell’armonia della loro mise en page, nell’eleganza delle scritture, nel fascino della loro storia. Si tratta di libri antichi di studio, devozione e scienza illustrati con pitture ora eleganti e raffinate, ora più ingenue e popolari, ma sempre sorprendenti per la loro fantasia. Tra gli artisti rappresentati, oltre ad anonimi miniatori francesi influenzati dall’arte normanna o dagli atelier parigini del primo Duecento, vi sono maestri della scuola bolognese, padovana e veneziana, e, ancora, esempi di miniatura centro-italiana e napoletana.

La mostra è accompagnata da un ciclo di conferenze e dalla pubblicazione di un catalogo, a cura di Chiara Ponchia, che, oltre alle schede dei manoscritti esposti, raccoglie sei saggi sulle nuove importanti acquisizioni emerse durante la campagna di studi.

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La bellezza nei libri (conferenze)

LECTURES: La bellezza nei libri. Cultura e devozione nei manoscritti miniati della Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova, ciclo di conferenze, Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova, via San Biagio 7, Padova, 19 aprile – 3 maggio 2017.

In occasione della mostra è previsto anche un ciclo di incontri:

19 aprile 2017, ore 17.00
* Federica Toniolo, La bellezza nei libri. Cultura e devozione nei manoscritti miniati della Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova. Introduzione alla mostra.

26 aprile 2017, ore 17.00
* Alfio Catalano o.s.b., Giovanni Cassiano, l’autore e le opere e Chiara Ponchia, Il manoscritto delle opere di Giovanni Cassiano della Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova.

3 maggio 2017, ore 17
* Laura Zabeo, I primi manoscritti all’antica tra Padova e Venezia.

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Memory and the Making of Knowledge

COURSE: Memory and the Making of Knowledge in the Early Modern World, Summer school, Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (GSGG), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, 18 – 22 septembre 2017.

Memory is now established as a dynamic and vital field of study in the humanities and social sciences. It is no longer disputed that how, why, and what individuals, communities, and societies remember is essential to under-standing their pasts and presents. A good deal of this work has understandably concentrated on contemporary history: the emergence of social history in the middle decades of the twentieth century shifted the spotlight to focus on ordinary people, and developments in medicine, psychology, and sociology produced a more sophisticated understanding of the functioning of individual and social memory.

This has led to new techniques of oral history opening up a wide vista of perspectives on the recent past. But people living before the twentieth century also remembered, and this summer school aims to explore memory in the early modern period, one from which there are obviously no living witnesses, but which nevertheless left numerous traces of the politics and poetics of memory in its art, literature, and history.

Between 1500 and 1800, remembrance of the past was crucial for creating knowledge in a wide range of personal, social, and political projects, and vital contributions were made to the theory and practice of memory. Actors from across the social spectrum used both old and new media to encode, manipulate, transmit, and deploy memories. The development of the Renaissance ars memoria played an important role in new ideas about memory in early modern elite culture; at the same time, the traumas and crises of the period produced what may be termed an ars oblivia, in which legally prescribed ‘forgetting’ played a vital role in social and cultural reconstruction.

Memory and the Making of Knowledge in the Early Modern World will bring together senior scholars and junior researchers whose work addresses memory in early modern literature and history. It aims to consolidate recent advances in these fields and develop new avenues of inquiry through an intensive programme of skills training, collections-oriented excursions, and – above all – productive intellectual exchange on research topics and techniques. The Summer School will also explore how studies of memory and early modernity might shape one another in the future.

Junior (postgraduate and postdoctoral) scholars whose research touches on any aspect of memory in the early modern world are invited to participate in the Summer School. Participants will be expected to give a short (no longer than 20 mins) presentation on their research. Particular topics of interest might include (the following list is by no means exhaustive):

* Collective, individual, communicative, and cultural memory
* Memory in art, sculpture, architecture
* Memory in literature, drama, poetry
* Alternative sources of memory: material culture and cheap print
* Early modern oral history: memoirs, testi-mony, legal sources
* Mnemonic techniques and institutions: ars memoria, museums, libraries
* Places of memory / lieux de mémoire
* Memory and identity formation/elaboration: class/rank, nation, empire, religion, sex/gender, race/ethnicity
* Memory and its function for the formation of knowledge
* Relation of memory, historical knowledge and historiography
* Memory and politics: Reformation, the ‘general crisis’ of the seventeenth century, Enlightenment, war, local/regional/urban politics, imperial expansion and trade
* Memory and (early) modernity: print media, early industrialisation
* Mediating and remediating memory: recycling and reusing memories
* Space/place and memory: town, country, nation, empire, private/public spaces.

The Summer School will be conducted in English. The organisers hope to be able to provide return transport to Göttingen, accommodation, and breakfast/lunches for participants. Child care is available for up to four children and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

Prospective participants are requested to send the following to the organisers, Andrew Wells and Claudia Nickel, at memory2017@uni-goettingen.de:
- 1 Page CV
- Brief letter of motivation
- 250-word abstract of your research.

We particularly welcome applications from all individuals from under-represented groups or who may have special requirements (including, but not limited to, physical or mental disability). Such applicants are encouraged to specify any such requirements in their letter of motivation.

Further information will be available shortly at the website of the Göttingen Graduate School of the Humanities.

Deadline: 10 May 2017.

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I Libri Corali della Cattedrale di Ferrara

Ferrara

LECTURES – I colori dell’anima: i Libri Corali della Cattedrale e la musica sacra a Ferrara alla fine del Quattrocento, Ciclo di conferenze 2017 con Anna Melograni, Fabrizio Lollini e Mons. Pablo Colino, Ferrara, Palazzo Bonacossi e Cattedrale, 20 e 27 Aprile e 18 Maggio 2017.

Dopo la pausa del 2016, ritorna Anatomia di un capolavoro. Storia, stile e iconografia nelle opere del Museo della Cattedrale, l’appuntamento annuale con l’arte promosso della prestigiosa istituzione ferrarese, oggi alla sua terza edizione dedicata ai preziosi codici miniati custoditi dal Museo: tre conferenze per raccontare, a più voci e da diversi punti di vista, uno dei vertici più significativi della miniatura rinascimentale.

La collezione si compone di un Salterio e un Innario – decorati nel 1472 dal caposcuola della miniatura estense Guglielmo Giraldi – e da ventidue corali di dimensioni molto ampie realizzati tra il 1477 e il 1535 su commissione del Capitolo della Cattedrale e del vescovo Bartolomeo della Rovere. La monumentale impresa, testimonianza assai rara di corredo liturgico musicale conservatosi pressoché integralmente, fu condotta da una vera e propria squadra di artisti: tra gli altri, fra’ Evangelista da Reggio, Giovanni Vendramin, Martino da Modena e Jacopo Filippo Medici, detto l’Argenta, vero protagonista dell’impresa, già al fianco di Taddeo Crivelli nella realizzazione della celeberrima Bibbia di Borso d’Este (1455-56), oggi custodita alla Biblioteca Estense di Modena.

Le conferenze guideranno il pubblico alla conoscenza di questi affascinati e coloratissimi capolavori, testimonianza non solo della cura dei dettagli dei calligrafi e della straordinaria perizia dei miniatori, ma anche della centralità della musica e del canto nella liturgia rinascimentale. Un viaggio affascinante e realmente imperdibile sarà ospitato nella consueta sede di Palazzo Bonacossi e, in via del tutto eccezionale, nel luogo ove i corali venivano utilizzati, letti e cantati: il coro della Cattedrale.

Programma degli incontri

Giovedì 20 aprile, ore 18
* Anna Melograni (MiBACT), Quanto costava la miniatura nel Quattrocento? Il caso dei Corali della Cattedrale di Ferrara
Ferrara, Palazzo Bonacossi, via cisterna del Follo 5.

Giovedì 27 aprile, ore 18
* Fabrizio Lollini (Università degli Studi di Bologna), Alla fine dell’Officina ferrarese: il cantiere dei Corali del Duomo
Ferrara, Palazzo Bonacossi, via cisterna del Follo 5.

Giovedì 18 maggio, ore 21
* Mons. Pablo Colino (Maestro di Cappella emerito della Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano), Musica e liturgia nei Corali della Cattedrale: L’Innario
Ferrara, coro della Cattedrale, ingresso da via degli Adelardi 2 (per assistere a questa conferenza sarà necessario munirsi del biglietto d’ingresso gratuito ritirabile presso il Museo della Cattedrale a partire dal 16 maggio).

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Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors

CONFERENCE: Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors in Europe, the New World and Czarist Russia, Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, Oxford, 22 – 23 May 2017.

A two day international EAJS conference that will deal with Christian collectors of Hebraica in order to understand how these collections, whether private or public, were acquired and assembled, and in what way they could be said to represent the cultural universe of their owners.

While there have been a proliferation of studies on the manifold ways that Latin and vernacular books were read and collected, there have been as yet few attempts to interpret the widespread phenomenon of Hebrew books read, collected and deposited (and sometimes catalogued) in the libraries of Christian scholars and merchants, as well as in universities and theological seminaries.

For over the centuries Christians and Jews were constantly in search of Jewish texts of all types, in both manuscript and print. This quest was carried out over a remarkable range of locations, from libraries in the heartlands of the various Christian confessions, to the studies of Jewish scholars and readers in both Europe and the Near East.

Conference programme

Monday, 22 May 2017
* The Very Revd., Professor Martyn Percy (Dean of Christ Church), Welcome
* Regius Professor of Hebrew Jan Joosten (University of Oxford), Introduction
* Professor Saverio Campanini (University of Bologna), New Evidence on the Formation of Francesco Zorzi’s Library in Renaissance Venice
* Dr Ilona Steimann (University of Munich), Forming a Hebraist “Canon” of Jewish Literature: German Hebraica Collections around 1500.

* Dr Piet van Boxel (University of Oxford), A Sixteenth-Century Censor and his Collection of Hebrew Books
* Professor Joanna Weinberg (University of Oxford), The Library of Johann Buxtorf the Elder
* Mr Kasper van Ommen (University of Leiden), ‘Je suis pauvre en tout, mesmement en livres’. Joseph Scaliger as a Book Collector of Hebraic
* Dr Benjamin Williams (King’s College London), Connections at Christ Church: Edward Pococke and his Copies of Maimonides’ Commentary on the Mishnah
* Dr Rahel Fronda (University of Oxford), Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors: Christ Church Connections (Exhibition).

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
* Dr Theodor Dunkelgrün (University of Cambridge) and Mr Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge), Some Hebrew Collections and Collectors in the Colleges of Cambridge
* Professor Shimon Iakerson (University of St Petersburg), Who Collected Hebrew Books in Czarist Russia and Why
* Dr Arthur Kiron (University of Pennsylvania), An Atlantic Hebrew Republic of Letters
* Dr Joshua Teplitsky (University of Stony Brook), Encounters Beyond the Text: Christian Readers and Jewish Libraries.

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The Role of the Individual in Collective Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS – Singular Acts: The Role of the Individual in the Transformation of Collective Culture, Postgraduate Symposium, The Warburg Institute, London, 16 November 2017.

This year’s Symposium focuses on particular personalities who acted for or against historical and cultural change. The Early Modern period saw seismic shifts across all aspects of society, ranging from technological developments to new artistic techniques; to innovations in philosophical thought and religious doctrine and scientific discoveries; to social and political movements. This interdisciplinary conference will appraise the extent to which such transformations were triggered or repressed by the acts of individuals such as innovators, pioneers, reformers and censors.

Questions pertaining to specific individuals might include: What was the relationship of the individual to their societal context, and how did this affect their actions? What was the short and long term reception of their activities? Did their contribution come from a position of authority, or subvert it? More critical lines of enquiry might encompass: What factors determine a positive or negative perception of innovation? What are the methodological and historiographical implications of focusing on the individual in history? Did the notion of ‘individuality’ change in the period and does this differ to how it is perceived in the present day?

The Symposium will bring together speakers from different backgrounds in the humanities and draw on a variety of disciplinary tools and methodologies. We hope to engage with a wide range of topics represented by the global cultural interests of the Warburg Institute, within the chronological frame of the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. The Symposium will be multidisciplinary and will cover topics that fall into the unique classification system of the Warburg Library: Image, Word, Orientation and Action. We invite submissions on Individuals including but not limited to:

* Artists, Craftsmen, Patrons.
* Writers, Publishers, Translators.
* (Counter-)Reformers, Heretics, Mystics.
* Philosophers, Scientists, Doctors.
* Social and Political Theorists, Explorers.

The Symposium is intended for postgraduate students and early career researchers. Proposals for papers should be sent by email. Maximum 300-word abstract, in English, for a 20-minute paper, in PDF or Word format. One-page CV, including full name, affiliation, contact information.

Deadline: 31 May 2017. All candidates will be notified by 31 July 2017.

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The ‘Meditationes vitae Christi’: A Conversation

Meditationes

SEMINAR – The Meditationes vitae Christi: A Conversation about Dating, Authorship and Contexts, with Peter Toth, Donal Cooper and Joanna Cannon, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House (Research Forum Seminar Room), Strand, London, Wednesday, 26 April 2017, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Peter Toth (British Library)
The Meditationes vitae Christi, a series of affective meditations on the life of Christ, has long been regarded as one of the most influential medieval works ever. It had decisive influence on literary and religious thought as well as the fine and performing arts of the Late Middle Ages. Despite its wide-reaching importance, however, neither its author nor even its date or the language it was originally written has ever been identified. This talk will survey the latest research that shed some new light on these questions and reflect on the challenges this new light had created, showcasing further evidence for the date and original language of this medieval best-seller.

Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge)
A long-standing conundrum regarding the origins of the Meditationes vitae Christi has been the elusive nature of the Franciscan friar traditionally proposed as its author: Giovanni de’ Cauli or John of Caulibus. The claim made by Fra Bartolomeo da Pisa in the 1390s that “Iohannes de Caulibus de Sancto Geminiano” had written a book of meditations on the Gospels has yet to be corroborated by contemporary archival sources. Building on Péter Toth’s and Dávid Falvay’s compelling reappraisal of the early manuscript tradition of the Meditationes, this contribution turns to the rich archival record that survives for the Tuscan Franciscans from the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in search of the text’s likely author.

Joanna Cannon (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Since the days of Henry Thode and Emile Mâle, as views on the authorship and dating of the Meditationes vitae Christi have evolved, the uses that art historians have made of the text have undergone several changes. The contribution reflects on the implications of these changes, and of the recent findings of Péter Toth, Dávid Falvay and Donal Cooper, for the study of the Meditationes vitae Christi in relation to art in thirteenth-century Siena.

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On Greek-style Bindings Called “Alla Greca”

LECTURE: Anna Gialdini, “Alla Greca”? Greek-style Bindings and Their Meanings in Early Modern Europe, Homee and Phiroze Randeria Lecture, The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE, Tuesday, 16 May 2017, from 17:30 to 18:30.

This paper will consider different aspects of the production and consumption of Greek-style bookbindings in early modern Europe, focusing on Venice, Florence, and France.

Tea will be served at 5.00 p.m. Members are welcome to bring guests, both to lecture and to the tea beforehand.

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Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP: Nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies, University of Notre Dame (In), College of Arts and Letters, Medieval Institute. Salary: $36,000 plus benefits.

Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies.

This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with a completed doctorate whose research deals with some aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas. This Fellowship is open to qualified applicants in all fields and sub-disciplines of Byzantine Studies, such as history (including its auxiliary disciplines), archaeology, art history, literature, theology, and liturgical studies, as well as the study of Byzantium’s interactions with neighboring cultures. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the 2017-18 academic year.

The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holder to do innovative research drawing on the rich resources held in the Milton V. Anastos Collection, the Medieval Institute, and the Hesburgh Library more broadly. This may include the completion of book manuscripts and articles, work on text editions, or the development of new trajectories of research in one of the aforementioned fields.

The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary activities of Notre Dame faculty related to Byzantium, Eastern Christianity, and the history of the Levant. The Fellow will be provided with a private workspace in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

In addition, towards the conclusion of the fellowship period the fellow’s work will be at the center of a workshop organized within the framework of the Byzantine Studies Seminar. Senior scholars, chosen in cooperation with the Medieval Institute, will be invited for this event treating the fellow’s subject matter. The senior scholars will discuss draft versions of the fellow’s book manuscript or articles or discuss the further development of ongoing research projects.

Eligibility: Byzantine Studies fellows must hold a Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the beginning of the fellowship term.

Application deadline for Academic Year 2017-18: 30 April 2017. Start date: 16 August 2017.

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