Category Archives: Conferences

Notice of conferences and descriptions of conference sessions for discussion

AVISTA at the Medieval Academy Annual Meeting 2018

Zachary Stewart chaired an AVISTA panel, “Restoring Medieval Buildings,” at this year’s MAA meeting at Emory University. Our work was well-received and led to a lively discussion on the ethics of restoration. The presenters and their talks: Post-Medieval Interventions in the North Transept of Reims Cathedral Jennifer M. Feltman, University of Alabama Technology to Freeze Continue Reading

Pilgrim badge casting demo rescheduled for 2018 Congress

Those of you that were at Kalamazoo 2017 may remember that the pilgrim badge casting demonstration by Darrel Markewitz that was partly sponsored by AVISTA had to be cancelled when he was denied entry into the US by the border guards.  Sadly, he will be unable to join us again this next year (and maybe Continue Reading

Abstracts: Buildings, Planning, and Networks of Medieval Cities I and II

Buildings, Planning, and Networks of Medieval Cities I Thursday, May 11, 2017 Session 77 Presider: Mickey Abel, University of North Texas The Congregation of Tiron: Urban Development in Medieval France and Britain Ruth Cline, Georgetown University Founded ca. 1108, and under the aegis of the bishop and cathedral chapter of Chartres, Tiron Abbey was rural Continue Reading

Call for Session Proposals: ICMS Kalamazoo 2018

AVISTA has historically sponsored 3-5 sessions at the ICMS at Kalamazoo, with 3-4 20-minute papers each. All members are welcome and encouraged to propose session ideas. If you wish to make a proposal, please prepare a brief description and an intellectual justification of the topic (250 words or so), making sure to indicate whether your Continue Reading

Call for Papers: Kalamazoo 2017

The AVISTA CFP is now live! Our sponsored sessions for the 52nd Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies are on medieval urban planning, new research on the chapter house, and medieval tools. Visit the CFP page for more information and to find out how to propose a paper. The deadline is September 15th.

IMC Leeds Sessions 2016

AVISTA is pleased to announce the schedule for our sponsored sessions for the International Medieval Congress at Leeds, 2016. The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture I: Manuscripts and Virgins, Patronage and Performance Wednesday 6 July 2016, 2:15-3:45 Organizer and moderator: Amanda W. Dotseth, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London / Consejo Superior Continue Reading

Meeting and reception at ICMS-Kalamazoo, 2016

Current and prospective AVISTA members are welcome to join us at the annual reception at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The reception begins Friday, May 13th, at 5:15 in Fetzer 2040. Hope to see you there! The annual business meeting of AVISTA is open to all members and Continue Reading

IMC Leeds 2016: Call for Papers

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture 23rd International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 4-7 July 2016 Submission Deadline: 1 September 2015 Organizer: Amanda Dotseth (Courtauld Institute of Art; Instituto de Historia CSIC-Madrid) The way in which we access and analyze medieval buildings and the objects contained therein is deeply inflected by meaningful events in their Continue Reading

51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo: Call for Papers

The Long Lives of Medieval Objects, from Big to Small 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016 Deadline: September 15, 2015 Co-Organizers: Jennifer M. Feltman, Univ. of West Florida and Sarah Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology Traditional histories often privilege the moment of an object’s origin, whether it be the design of a Continue Reading

Call for Papers: UNT Medieval Graduate Student Symposium (Sponsored by AVISTA!)

Medieval Graduate Student Symposium University of North Texas March 3-4, 2016 Conference Theme: “The Technical Details of Everyday Life” Keynote Address: Nicola Coldstream, “Behind the Scenes at a Medieval Entertainment” Topics from any discipline, any time– Late Antique to Early Renaissance Preference given to those that address the conference theme Submit 300-word abstracts to: Continue Reading

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