Kalamazoo Sessions 2016

AVISTA is pleased to announce its sessions for the ICMS at Kalamazoo, 2016. Edit, 5/31/2016: Abstracts for the presentations are available here. The Long Lives of Medieval Objects, from Big to Small I: Restoration Saturday 10:00 AM Schneider 1220 Organizers: Jennifer M. Feltman, Univ. of West Florida; Sarah Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology “Ottocento Interventions at San Francesco, 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: Mickey.Abel@unt.edu 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

Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals now available!

The ninth volume in the AVISTA series for Ashgate Press, Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals: Studies on Architecture, Stained Glass and Sculpture in Honor of Anne Prache, eds. Kathleen Nolan and Dany Sandron, is now available. Beautifully illustrated with 31 color and 126 black and white images, this volume emerged from several AVISTA sessions at 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

50th International Congress on Medieval Studies: AVISTA events

A reminder to all members about Kalamazoo events this year: AVISTA has a reception on Friday, May 15 at 5:15 in Bernhard 208, and our sponsored sessions are Saturday morning and afternoon in Schneider 1140. Our general meeting is at noon Saturday, also in Schneider 1140. We are cosponsoring an ale tasting with the Medieval Continue Reading