Kalamazoo Sessions 2018

Learning in Action: Geometry and Cathedral Design (A Demonstration) Thursday 3:30 PM Intramural Fields Near Valley Apartments Organizer: Jennifer M. Feltman, University of Alabama We will layout the floor plan of a medieval cathedral using stakes, strings, and geometric principles. All are welcome to watch. There will be room for a few extra volunteers; first Continue Reading

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

Renewal Information for 2018

AVISTA memberships expire at the end of the calendar year. Funding from dues and generous gifts from our members allows AVISTA to continue to sponsor conference sessions, book projects, travel grants, publication subventions, and special events relating to interdisciplinary scholarship on the Middle Ages. Members are encouraged to submit proposals for conference sessions and papers, Continue Reading

Call for Papers: Kalamazoo 2018

The AVISTA CFP is now live! Our sponsored sessions for the 53rd Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies include 1. Architecture, Automata, and the Art of Mechanical Performance (paper session) 2. Experimental Archaeology (paper session, co-sponsored with ExArc) 3. Experiential Pedagogy (roundtable, co-sponsored with TEAMS) and 4. Learning in Action: Geometry and Cathedral Design (demonstration). 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

Kalamazoo Sessions 2017

Note, 5/17: Abstracts for Buildings, Planning, and Networks of Medieval Cities may be found here Medieval Tools (A Roundtable) Thursday 10:00 AM Sangren 1710 Sponsored by AVISTA and DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation, and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics, and Fashion); EXARC; Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages; Research Group on Manuscript 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.

Abstracts: The Long Lives of Medieval Objects, from Big to Small

The Long Lives of Medieval Objects, from Big to Small I: Restoration Saturday, May 14, 2016 Session 358 Presiding: Jennifer M. Feltman, University of Alabama Ottocento Interventions at San Francesco, Siena: The Afterlives of the Lorenzetti Frescos Imogen Tedbury, Courtauld Institute of Art Scholarly interest in Siena’s San Francesco has long privileged the early history Continue Reading

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