Category Archives: Conferences

Notice of conferences and descriptions of conference sessions for discussion

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

Call for Papers: Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Call for Papers Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, April 7-9, 2016 Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas Plenary speaker: Dr. Caroline Bruzelius, Professor of Art History, Duke University Deadline to propose a Special Session:       Aug. 15, 2015 Deadline for abstracts:                                   Nov. 15, 2015 Notification of acceptance:                            Dec. 15, 2015 Continue Reading

Calls for Papers: AVISTA sessions at Kalamazoo and Leeds, 2016

AVISTA will be offering a series of related sessions, entitled The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture, at the ICMS and IMC next year. Rather than privileging an assumed moment of origin or a classical phase of an object’s existence, these sessions encourage scholars to explore medieval objects diachronically. Three sessions are planned for Continue Reading

Call for AVISTA Sponsored Session: SAH Annual Conference, 2017

AVISTA is affiliated with the Society of Architectural Historians, and would like to solicit ideas for a sponsored session for the SAH conference to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7-11, 2017. The European location is a first for SAH. The session proposal due date is January 3, 2016. For more information, see the Continue Reading

Abstracts: Art and Technology in the Cloister and Castle, I and II

Art and Technology in the Cloister and Castle I Saturday, May 16, 2015 Session 360 Presiding: Steven A. Walton, Michigan Technological University Castles, Cloisters, and Churches: Examining the Larger Context of Medieval Architecture William W. Clark, Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY Activating Architecture: New Perspectives on Medieval Walls Maile S. Hutterer, University of Oregon Continue Reading