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

Call for Session Proposals

51st annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo May 12-15, 2016 AVISTA has historically sponsored 3-5 sessions at Kalamazoo, with 3-4 20-minute papers each. If you have an idea for a session that you would like to see AVISTA sponsor, please submit a title, brief topic description, and an intellectual justification of the topic (250 Continue Reading

Conf. of interest: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World

AVISTA fans may wish to know about a conference coming up at Univ. of Pennsylvania next weekend: Against Gravity: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World 20-22 March 2015, The Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Flyer attached here (click for full size) or see their website for more information.  (A number of AVISTonians also participated Continue Reading

AVISTA at the 50th Medieval Congress

It’s a big anniversary year, and AVISTA has multiple events lined up for the annual Medieval Congress. The schedule is now available for download here. You can find AVISTA: – At our reception, 5:15 Friday evening, in Bernhard 208 – At part one of Art and Technology in the Cloister and Castle, 10:00 Saturday morning, Continue Reading