Les Psaumes de David

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CONFERENCE: Les Psaumes de David, colloque GRAPHE, Université d’Artois, Maison de la Recherche, 9 rue du temple, 62030 Arras, 23 – 24 mars 2017. Organisé par Jean-Marc Vercruysse.

Fidèle à une alternance entre Ancien et Nouveau Testament, le colloque annuel Graphè porte en 2017 sur les Psaumes de David. Le Livre des Psaumes réunit cent cinquante poèmes, de longueur variée, aux tonalités nombreuses : déclarations de fidélité à Dieu ou à Jérusalem, imprécations contre l’ennemi, supplications ou cris de révolte, actions de grâce et chants de pèlerinage, lamentations ou prières de confiance dans une perspective messianique et eschatologique. Certains psaumes sont particulièrement célèbres comme le Miserere (Ps 50), le De Profundis (Ps 130), ou le verset : « Mon Dieu, mon Dieu, pourquoi m’as-tu abandonné ? » (Ps 22,1) qui témoigne déjà de la reprise, sous forme de citation, dans le Nouveau Testament.

PROGRAMME

Jeudi 23 mars 2017
Présidence de séance : J.-Marc Vercruysse
* Ouverture du colloque par Pasquale MAMMONE, président de l’Université d’Artois
* Introduction par Jean-Marc VERCRUYSSE, directeur de la collection Graphè
* André WÉNIN (Université Catholique de Louvain), Les Psaumes de David
* Marie-Anne VANNIER (Université de Lorraine-Metz, I.U.F.), L’apport des Enarrationes in Psalmos d’Augustin.

Présidence de séance : André Wénin
* Mireille DEMAULES (Université d’Artois), Psaumes, Psautier et culture courtoise
* Anne LAFRAN (DYPAC, Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin), Le « psaume de Judas » Représentations, exégèses et interprétations du psaume 108 au Moyen Âge
* Benjamin BROU (ESPE Lille Nord de France), Le Pantocrator, une figure plastique de l’omnipotence divine (Ps 139)
* Anna Maria VILENO (Université Libre de Bruxelles, FNRS), L’exploration ésotérique des psaumes dans la spiritualité occidentale.

Vendredi 24 mars 2017
Présidence de séance : Sébastien Clerbois
* Monique WEIS (Université Libre de Bruxelles, FNRS), Traductions et adaptations des Psaumes au service de la cause réformée : Het Boeck der Psalmen Davids de Philippe de Marnix (1580) et le Scottish Psalter (1564/1650)
* Marie-Laurentine CAËTANO (GRAC, Université Lumière-Lyon 2), « Comme nous dit tresbien ce bon Roy pénitent », les Psaumes de David dans les OEuvres chrétiennes de Gabrielle de Coignard
* Alexia GASSIN (Université de Strasbourg), La paraphrase des psaumes de David selon Paul Fleming
* Timothée LÉCHOT (Université de Bâle), Vers une autonomisation littéraire du livre des Psaumes : Les Odes sacrées (1764) de Jean-Laurent Garcin.

Présidence de séance : Monique Weis
* Marie Kawthar DAOUDA (Université de Bretagne occidentale), Le De profundis des poètes maudits : réécritures des psaumes et sublimation de l’enfermement chez Baudelaire, Verlaine et Wilde
* Sébastien CLERBOIS (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Parler Dieu à Dieu ? Les psaumes symbolistes chez Paul Gauguin et Camille Claudel
* Catherine d’HUMIÈRES (CELIS, Université de Clermont-Ferrand), Les psaumes dans le Livre d’heures du bois d’automne de Jean-Claude Masson.

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Medieval Studies Summer Programme 2017

COURSES: Medieval Studies Summer Programme 2017, University of Cambridge (UK), 6 – 19 August 2017.

The programme is open to adults of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities and attracts undergraduates, professionals, retirees and college teachers. Participants can opt to study for one or two weeks. Daily classroom sessions allow for close discussion with course directors and are complemented by morning lectures and evening talks. All are taught by leading Cambridge academics and guest subject specialists.

This year Professor Nigel Saul, Professor Michelle P Brown, Dr Rowena E Archer, Dr Elizabeth Solopova, Professor Mark Bailey, Dr Frank Woodman and Professor Carole Rawclifffe are amongst those who will be teaching and lecturing for us. Participants can choose to stay in one of four Cambridge Colleges, take part in social events, join weekend excursions and enjoy all that Cambridge has to offer.

Click here to view the program.

The Porous Body in Early Modern Europe

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘The Porous Body in Early Modern Europe’, 1st Annual Conference of the Renaissance Skin project, King’s College, London, 30 November – 1 December 2017, organized by Hannah Murphy and Evelyn Welch.

This conference is organized as part of the Renaissance Skin project (@RenSkinKCL), funded by the Wellcome. Keynote speakers: Thomas W. Laqueur & Anita Guerrini.

In early modern medical theory, skin was imagined as a porous boundary. Plato, Hippocrates and Galen all agreed on the permeable quality of the skin, which the sixteenth century physician Mercurialis described as a ‘fisherman’s net’, easily pierced and difficult to protect.

Its porous nature invited speculation about sweat, urine, blood and tears, and its susceptibility to disease focused civic debates about the environment, atmosphere, humours and astrology.

Treatments like blood-letting, cupping and purging sought to maintain its integrity through the counter-intuitive manoeuvers of piercing it, while, as a canvas upon which the signs of disease could be read, it invited medical participation from lay and learned alike.

Écorché models, anatomical illustrations and artistic representations of flayed skin spoke to the ease with which skin could be set aside, even while new genres of portraiture, and artisanal cosmetic practices valorized it as a cultural determiner of beauty, purity and individuality.

The malleability of cutis in early modern artistic, medical and artisanal discourses called into question not just the healthy, moral individual’s relationship with skin, but the boundaries between medicine, the individual and their environment as well.

This interdisciplinary conference aims to consider the porousness of the early modern body as physiologically, emotionally, and socially constituted, depicted in art, debated in print and played out in a dizzying array of social practices.

Historical focus on skin has often been highly anthropocentric; but bodies were not just human; nor were the porous properties of skin defined by medicine alone. As flesh it was eaten, as fur it was worn, as leather it was worked.

We invite papers which consider the relationship of human, animal and matter and investigate the variety of ways porousness was understood. In considering the broad dimensions of porous bodies, and the many reasons these ideas changed, this conference investigates boundaries between nature and culture, animal and artifice, human and other.

We invite proposals for papers or panels addressing all aspects of The Porous Body, including, but not limited to:
- Skin as a surface – porousness, hair, nails, leather, shells, fur, complexion
- Skin as a net – excretion, accretion, incretion
- Treating skin – bleeding, lancing, leeching, cosmetics, skin diseases
- Using skin – leather, fur, dress, craft
- Thinking skin – metaphors and analogies, gender, beauty, subjectivity, senses and sensation, complexion, purity, cultural contact and sociability
- Living with skin – skin diseases, skin variations, animal skin, human skin.

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent to Hannah Murphy and Evelyn Welch at renaissanceskin@kcl.ac.uk. Selected participants may be invited to submit essays to a conference volume planned for 2018.

Deadline: 30 May 2017.

Source: H-ArtHist

Madonnas and Miracles in Cambridge

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EXHIBITION: Madonnas and Miracles. The Holy in Renaissance Italy, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 7 March – 4 June 2017.

Madonnas and Miracles, exposes a hidden world of religious devotion in the Italian Renaissance home. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance.

Drawing materials from across the Italian peninsula, and juxtaposing fine works of art with humble and everyday artefacts, Madonnas and Miracles offers a vivid encounter with Renaissance spirituality and domesticity. Transforming our understanding of a period that is often cast as intensely worldly and secular, the exhibition will also offer its audiences a new appreciation of the relationship between the material and the divine.

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England and France 700-1200

FELLOWSHIP - England and France 700-1200: Franco-Saxon Manuscripts in the Ninth Century, The British Library, London.

The British Library and the University of Leicester invite applications for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship on ‘Franco-Saxon manuscripts in the ninth century’.

The project is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme, and will be co-supervised by Joanna Story, Professor of Early Medieval History at Leicester, and by Dr Kathleen Doyle, Lead Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library.

This full-time studentship, which is funded for three years at standard AHRC rates, will begin on 1 October 2017, and will be based at the British Library in London.

Deadline: 10 April 2017. Interview Date: 5 May 2017.

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The History of Printed Book Illustration

COURSE: The History of Printed Book Illustration, Summer School 2017, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 26 June – 30 June 2017. Convened by Dr Elizabeth Savage.

Themes: Early illustrated books; methods of printing; the description of illustrations in modern catalogues; early illustrated books in the West; methods of printing; the role of colour; scientific and medical imagery; maps; children’s books; broadsides; ornament; devotional images; workshop and trade structures; the influence of book illustrations on art and architecture; illustrations as propaganda; and art historical, book historical and literary approaches to book illustration.

The course is for those who work with early books as in any academic or professional capacity. In addition to seminars and examination of items from Bodleian collections, students will be instructed in the practical processes used to illustrate early printed books, in the Bodleian’s hand-press printing workshop. Practical printing instruction will be supervised by Richard Lawrence.

The course consists of 15 hours of taught seminars plus 10 hours of practical printing & printing demonstrations at the Bodleian’s Bibliographical Press under the instruction of Richard Lawrence. The course will include examination of materials from the Bodleian Libraries Rare Books collections.

Guest speakers include Roger Gaskell, on the illustration of science books; Ad Stijnman, on intaglio methods; Martin Andrews, on 19th-century illustration processes.

Course fee: £550. The fee covers tuition, lunch and refreshments only. Students must make their own arrangements for accommodation during the course. Applications should include the application form, a cv, and a short onepage statement of your reasons for joining the course.

Eligibility for the course: You must be over 18 and be able to demonstrate an interest in the subject of early printing. Experience working with early printed books either for academic study or in a professional capacity will be an advantage, but special expertise is not required. Places on the course are limited to 12.

Applications accepted from 20 January 2017.

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The Woodner Collections

Woodner

EXHIBITION: The Woodner Collections: Master Drawings from Seven Centuries, The National Gallery of Art, 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC, West Building, Ground Floor, 12 March – 16 July 2017.

Some 100 drawings dating from the 14th to the 20th century are presented in an exhibition of masterworks donated by one of the great connoisseurs of the 20th century, Ian Woodner, and his daughters, Dian and Andrea.

The Woodner Collections includes drawings executed by outstanding draftsmen such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Edgar Degas, and Pablo Picasso, among many others.

The exhibition is curated by Margaret Morgan Grasselli, curator and head of the department of old master drawings, National Gallery of Art.

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Evidence for the Use of Salisbury (XIIth C.)

LECTURE: John Harper (Bangor University), Evidence for the Use of Salisbury in the Twelfth Century, John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, 13 March 2017, 17:15 to 19:15.

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Leggere tra le righe

NEWS: Leggere tra le righe. Seminari di cultura del libro e della biblioteca XXXVI-XXXVIII, Libreria dell’Università Cattolica, via Trieste 17, Brescia.

Nell’ambito del ciclo di incontri “Leggere tra le righe”, il CRELEB (Centro di Ricerca Europeo Libro Editoria Biblioteca) organizza i seguenti incontri:

mercoledì 15 marzo 2017 ore 17
MARCO CALLEGARI, L’industria del libro a Venezia durante la Restaurazione (1815-1848), Firenze, Olschki, 2016 (Biblioteca di Bibliografia, 200)
* Edoardo Barbieri (direttore della collana) ne discute con l’autore.

martedì 4 aprile 2017 ore 17
Scriver veloce. Sistemi tachigrafici dall’antichità a Twitter, a cura di ALESSANDRO TEDESCO, Firenze, Olschki, 2016 (Biblioteca di Bibliografia, 203)
* Edoardo Barbieri (direttore della collana) ne discute col curatore.

giovedì 27 aprile 2017 ore 17
La lettura e i libri tra chiostro, scuola e biblioteca (Libri e lettori a Brescia tra medioevo ed età moderna, VI), a cura di LUCA RIVALI, Udine, Forum, 2017 (Libri e biblioteche)
* Paolo Pellegrini (Università di Verona) ne discute col curatore.

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L’enluminure médiévale

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COURSE: Charlotte Denoël, L’enluminure médiévale, École nationale des chartes, 65, rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, 6 – 8 juin 2017.

Cette formation abordera à la fois des aspects théoriques et pratiques de l’enluminure : le contexte de production des manuscrits enluminés, leur typologie, les méthodes de travail des enlumineurs et les procédés techniques, les rapports texte-image, le marché des manuscrits médiévaux en France et à l’étranger, les pigments utilisés dans les enluminures, la pratique actuelle de l’enluminure : démonstration de procédés d’enluminure dans l’atelier d’une enlumineuse, les catalogues et bases de données sur les manuscrits enluminés.

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Cataloguing Nicholas Crouch

LECTURE – Lucy Kelsall, Cataloguing Nicholas Crouch, an early modern private collection in Balliol Library, Balliol College Historic Collections Centre at St Cross Church, Manor Rd, Oxford OX1, March 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Lucy Kelsall will reveal some of the discoveries she has made over the past year while cataloguing ca 3000 items in the library of Nicholas Crouch, a 17th century student and then Fellow of Balliol. Crouch annotated many of his books, and his collection in Balliol College Library demonstrates his wide-ranging interests in subjects of the day, particularly medicine.

Unlocking Archives is an interdisciplinary graduate seminar series of illustrated lunchtime talks about current research in Balliol College’s historic collections. The Historic Collections Centre in St Cross Church is next door to Holywell Manor and across the road from the English & Law faculties on Manor Road. These talks are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch. There will be time for questions and discussion following the talk, and a look at some of Crouch’s books.

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Printed Books of Hours from XVth Cent. Italy

BOOK: Cristina Dondi, Printed Books of Hours from Fifteenth-Century Italy. The Texts, the Books, and the Survival of a Long-Lasting Genre, Firenze 2016 (Leo S. Olschki Editore), xlviii-706 pp. con 88 tavv. f.t. a colori, € 95,00.

The book offers an in-depth examination of the production, distribution, and use, from the late fifteenth century to the present, of the 74 editions of Books of Hours printed in Italy in the fifteenth century, 198 copies of which have survived. They are today in 82 libraries in 16 countries in Europe and North America. Special attention is paid to the transmission of the texts in print, the definition of a stemma editionum, the cycle of illustrations, and the identification of buyers and users, including the question of the price of these first printed copies in comparison to that of contemporary manuscript copies.

Viewing this genre from the middle ages to the nineteenth century, the study also makes ample use of documentary and historical-bibliographical sources to contextualize and understand its success over the long term and the rapid superseding of incunabula with successive newer editions. Furthermore, it probes the place of Books of Hours within the first printed provision of liturgical books, the circulation of the Roman Use, the dissemination of the Venetian calendar in Italy and beyond, and looks also at the changes inspired by the Council of Trent. The book includes a complete transcription of all the calendars and 88 plates in colour.