Appel à contribution – The Medieval Eschatology

Santiago de Compostela
July 28-29th, 2021

Eschatology is one of the central components of medieval Christian culture. The end of the world, the Last Judgment, salvation, Messianism, the Antichrist, the Apocalypticism and millenarianism are inescapable elements in what we may generally describe as “Medieval eschatology”. In this universe, the coming of the Antichrist antedated the Last Judgment and the end of the world. This favoured the appearance of prophecies and contributed to the shaping of a present “on standby” on the basis of a future of salvation or damnation with the Last Judgment on the horizon. This medieval eschatological scenario can be found across events, authors, texts, social movements or cultural and artistic representations.

A far as events are concerned, the early medieval fears crystallized in the “fear of the year 1000”, the expectations of the end of the world during the 11th century, the “Investiture Controversy”, the catastrophes associated sometimes to the Antichrist of the last emperor, the Great Schism of 1378, not to mention many other events of different nature that we can identify in a variety of settings of the Medieval Western world and which have been interpreted in eschatological terms.

In other sense, eschatological mechanisms can also be found in medieval texts, authors and thinkers. This end-of-the-world traces can be identified in Beatus of Liébana and the Asturian Chronica Prophetica but also in De Liutprand, Raoul Glaber, Adémar de Chabannes or Helgaud. After the 12th century, the speculations on the future grew more developed. Particular mention deserve Gerhoh de Reichersberg, Hildegarda de Bingen and, most particularly, Joachim of Fiore, who in the 13th century, had a lot of influence in the Franciscan order in such authors as Pedro Olivi, Ubertino of Casale, Ramón Llull, Arnaldus de Vilanova or Jean de Roquetaillade. Later, they would be joined by such figures as Vicente Ferrer, Mamfred de Verceil or Bernardino de Siena, to cite but a few. There are even some authors and texts that include eschatological principles without this being their main purpose. Such is the case of some Chronicles, Histories, Annals and other text types (treaties, mirrors for princes, travel books, etc.).

As to social movements, from the 13th century, fundamentally, a number of heretic agitation and revolts where eschatological ideas emerge have been identified. These include, for instance, the apostolici, the Beguines and Beghards, or the Hussites, among others. Lastly, the representation of eschatological images in the Beati or in illuminated texts and the representation of the Last Judgments in architecture are just the artistic manifestation of the problem that is the subject of study of this Conference.

It is therefore the intention of the International Conference “The Medieval Eschatology” to provide a venue for reflecting on these as well as other eschatological issues that may be proposed. This can be done analytically or descriptively from both a practical and theoretical approach. Starting there, we can look at what their purpose was and at what meanings they have been given in different contexts and spaces. The Conference welcomes multidisciplinarity and encourages the participation of researchers from the fields of history, history of the art, literary studies, philosophy and political sciences. It is our aim to bring together different views in order to encourage a theoretical and practical reflection on eschatological concepts, their meaning and uses.

On the basis of the above, the following will be the main pillars on which this Conference will be built:

  • The study of events (and/or their interpretations) with an eschatological component.
  • Reflecting on authors who have eschatological thinking or where eschatology is present.
  • Research into eschatological texts (Chronicles, Annals, apocalyptic treaties, sermons, commentaries, etc.), their dissemination and sources.
  • The study of the social and mental involvement of eschatology in the medieval social movements and revolts.
  • The study of medieval eschatological concepts such as time, space, salvation, fear, prophetism or Messianism, among others.
  • In-depth theoretical or historiographical research into the variety of issues mentioned above.
  • The interpretation of all things eschatological after the medieval times and in the near present (cinema, series, novel, comic and videogames).
  • The analysis of medieval plagues and of medieval plagues and their connection to the present.


Proposals for papers should be sent to the Organizing Committee before 1 April 2021. Once the proposal has been received, the scientific committee will assess it and will communicate whether it has been accepted within a week. Contributors may then register and, if they so desire, book their lodging with the University Hospitality Service of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

The submission of papers will be via email to: by attaching a document in Word format that must include:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Abstract (no more than one sheet)
  • Brief CV (no more than ten lines)

Papers may be submitted in Galician, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, English and Italian.


  • Speakers: €40
  • Attendants (with certificate): €10
  • Attendants (no certificate): free


The papers will be published in a book. All its chapters will be subjected to blind peer review.


  • Deadline for submission of proposals: 1 April 2021
  • Deadline for registration: 1 June 2021
  • Date of the conference: 28 & 29 July 2021


The Conference will be held at the School of Geography & History on 28th – 29th July 2021.


The Organising Committee has arranged with the University Hospitality Service the reservation of rooms. The price will be €33 for an individual room and €53 for a shared room. Information on how to book and pay for your room will be provided at a later date.

Deadline for submission of proposals is open to April 1, 2021. More info at:

Source : Medieval Art Research

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Bourse – Grants: Association for Art History

To further our mission to advance the study and practice of art history, the Association for Art History offer grants of up to £1,000 which provide support to aid scholarly research, to develop professional practice and to further the teaching and learning of art history at all education levels.

We are delighted to announce our first round of recipients of grants for art history.

What we fund

Grants to aid scholarly research include support for:

-Organisation of symposia, conferences and workshops
-Travel to libraries, archives and collections
-Delivery of research findings at conferences
-Catalogues and public engagement programmes for exhibitions
-Access to images controlled by third party rights holders

Grants to develop professional practice within art history include:

-Participation in museum and gallery training programmes in curatorial and public engagement areas

Grants to support the teaching and learning of art history in schools include:

-Teachers’ continuing professional development

-Formal and informal learning opportunities for students


Alongside our grants programme, the Association awards bursaries for doctoral students and early career researchers to attend our Annual Conference.

These competitive bursary tickets are available to those who would benefit from attending our Annual Conference. Information on how to apply for bursaries for the 2020 conference will be available online from November 2019.


Within our grants categories, we look particularly favourably on:

-Projects from a wide geographic distribution throughout the UK and those that will reach broad audiences
-Projects that promote the participation of diverse audiences and encourage new perspectives within art and art history
-Supporting research and practice where the applicant is without institutional affiliation or the access to funding that such association would provide


We expect that the outcomes of projects we fund will include:

-Expanding the knowledge base of art history
-Enabling more researchers and professionals in the field, particularly those who do not have other means of support, to access essential career development opportunities
-Helping art historians and those in related professions to build and extend their networks to facilitate their work and professional development
-Introducing wider audiences to art history through exhibitions, publications and other public programming
-Facilitating the teaching and learning of art history in secondary schools and thereby increasing the engagement of students at all levels with the subject


Grants are open to members of the Association who may be:

-Independent researchers
-Museum and gallery professionals

If you are not a member of the Association for Art History and would like further information on member benefits and how to join us, please see here for details.

What we do not fund

Grants from the Association for Art History cannot fund further or higher education (university fees, course books etc), student living expenses or unpaid internships.

Staff members and trustees of the Association for Art History and their relatives and partners are not eligible for our grants.


Research grants will be assessed according to their contribution to scholarship in art history, their academic rigour, and the relevance and need for the research in the specific area described.

Practice grants should demonstrate how the skills and experience obtained will contribute to professional development and, ultimately, to the public understanding of art history.

For all grants, the demonstrable financial need of the applicant as well as the availability of other grants to support the project or activity applied for will be considered.

Grants which leverage and help to attract additional funding are encouraged.

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Publication – « After the Carolingians. Re-defining Manuscript Illumination in the 10th and 11th Centuries », éd. Beatrice Kitzinger and Joshua O’Driscoll

A volume that introduces new sources and offers fresh perspectives on a key era of transition, this book is of value to art historians and historians alike. From the dissolution of the Carolingian empire to the onset of the so-called 12th-century Renaissance, the transformative 10th–11th centuries witnessed the production of a significant number of illuminated manuscripts from present-day France, Belgium, Spain, and Italy, alongside the better-known works from Anglo-Saxon England and the Holy Roman Empire. While the hybrid styles evident in book painting reflect the movement and re-organization of people and codices, many of the manuscripts also display a highly creative engagement with the art of the past. Likewise, their handling of subject matter—whether common or new for book illumination—attests to vibrant artistic energy and innovation. On the basis of rarely studied scientific, religious, and literary manuscripts, the contributions in this volume address a range of issues, including the engagement of 10th–11th century bookmakers with their Carolingian and Antique legacies, the interwoven geographies of book production, and matters of modern politics and historiography that have shaped the study of this complex period.

Table des matières : ici

Informations pratiques :

After the Carolingians. Re-defining Manuscript Illumination in the 10th and 11th Centuries, éd. Beatrice Kitzinger and Joshua O’Driscoll, De Gruyter, 2020 (Sense, Matter, and Medium, 2). 24.0 x 17.0 cm, 228 ill., 482 p. ISBN: 978-3-11-057467-8. Prix : 61,95 euros.

Source : De Gruyter

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Web – Atlante delle Xilografie italiane del Rinascimento

Accès : ici

L’Atlante delle xilografie italiane del Rinascimento è frutto di un progetto di ricerca inteso a studiare e catalogare il materiale grafico xilografico e le matrici lignee realizzati in Italia dai primi esemplari noti fino al 1550 circa. Vengono prese in esame le stampe sciolte e le matrici conservate nelle collezioni pubbliche e private e nei luoghi d’origine che ancora ne conservano, come le chiese e i conventi. L’archivio digitaleè consultabile attraverso diverse chiavi di ricerca, corredato da immagini e schede in costante aggiornamento, e in collegamento con i maggiori database internazionali del settore.
Scopo del progetto e dell’Archivio digitale è anche quello di essere punto di riferimento per lo studio della xilografia italiana, creando un network attivo e in aggiornamento che coinvolga gli storici dell’arte, gli studiosi della materia e le istituzioni che possiedono i materiali censiti. Invitiamo a contattarci via mail a per segnalarci nuovi esemplari da catalogare, per integrare e correggere le informazioni che forniamo nelle schede, approfondire insieme argomenti, comunicarci l’uscita di nuove pubblicazioni.

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Publication – « Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age », éd. Benjamin Albritton, Georgia Henley, Elaine Treharne

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age explores one major manuscript repository’s digital presence and poses timely questions about studying books from a temporal and spatial distance via the online environment.

Through contributions from a large group of distinguished international scholars, the volume assesses the impact of being able to access and interpret these early manuscripts in new ways. The focus on Parker on the Web, a world-class digital repository of diverse medieval manuscripts, comes as that site made its contents Open Access. Exploring the uses of digital representations of medieval texts and their contexts, contributors consider manuscripts from multiple perspectives including production, materiality, and reception. In addition, the volume explicates new interdisciplinary frameworks of analysis for the study of the relationship between texts and their physical contexts, while centring on an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges effected by the digital representation of a tangible object. Approaches extend from the codicological, palaeographical, linguistic, and cultural to considerations of reader reception, image production, and the implications of new technologies for future discoveries.

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age advances the debate in manuscript studies about the role of digital and computational sources and tools. As such, the book will appeal to scholars and students working in the disciplines of Digital Humanities, Medieval Studies, Literary Studies, Library and Information Science, and Book History.

Table des matières :

1. Introduction – Benjamin Albritton and Elaine Treharne

Part I. Theory and Practice

2. What it is to be a Digitization Specialist: Chasing Medieval Materials in a Sea of Pixels – Astrid J. Smith
3. From the Divine to the Digital: Digitization as Resurrection and reconstruction – Keri Thomas
4. A Note on Technology and Functionality in Digital Manuscript Studies – Abigail G. Robertson
5. Ways of Seeing Manuscripts: Exploring Parker 2.0 – Andrew Prescott

Part II. Materialities

6. A Note on Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 210 – Orietta Da Rold
7. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 367 – Peter A. Stokes

Part II: A Study in (Digital) Codicology

8. Pocket Change: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 383 and the Value of the Virtual Object – Anya Adair
9. Rolling with It: Navigating Absence in the Digital Realm – Siân Echard

Part III. Translation and Transmission

10. ‘Glocal’ Matters: The Gospels of St Augustine as a Codex in Translation – Mateusz Fafinski
11. Encyclopaedic Notes in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 320 – John J. Gallagher
12. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 322: Tradition and Transmission – David F. Johnson
13. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 41 and 286: Digitization as Translation – Sharon M. Rowley

Part IV. Of Multimedia and the Multilingual

14. Fragmentation and Wholeness in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 16 – A. Joseph McMullen
15. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 144 and 402: Mercian Intellectual Culture in pre-Conquest England (and beyond) – Lindy Brady
16. Philologia and Philology: Allegory, Multilingualism and the Corpus Martianus Capella – Elizabeth Boyle
17. Remediation and Multilingualism in Corpus Christi College, 402 – Carla María Thomas

Part V. Forms of Reading

18. Living with Books in Early Medieval England: Solomon and Saturn, Bibliophilia, and the Globalist Red Book of Darley – Erica Weaver
19. Severed Heads and Sutured Skins – Catherine E. Karko
20. Books Consumed, Books Multiplied: Martianus Capella, Ælfric’s Homilies, and the International Image Interoperability Framework – Alexandra Bolintineanu
21. Making a Home for Manuscripts on the Internet – Michelle R. Warren

Informations pratiques :

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age, éd. Benjamin Albritton, Georgia Henley, Elaine Treharne, Routledge, 2020. ISBN 9780367426613 Published July 15, 2020 by Routledge 234 Pages – 22 B/W Illustrations. Prix : 96 £.

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Publication – Laura Alidori Battaglia, « Il libro d’ore in Italia tra confraternite e corti (1275-1349). Lettori, artisti, immagini »

Il libro d’ore, vero “best seller del Medioevo”, fu il testo devozionale per eccellenza a partire dall’ultimo quarto del XIII secolo. Sostenuto da un corpus di diciassette codici, in parte inediti, il presente volume analizza i libri d’ore italiani in relazioni ai lettori, agli artisti e alle immagini che li decorano. Prima pubblicazione dedicata ai libri d’ore prodotti in Italia sino alla metà del Trecento, questo studio ricostruisce la loro committenza tra l’ambiente delle corti signorili e le confraternite devozionali.

Laura Alidori Battaglia ha studiato storia dell’arte a Firenze, specializzandosi in storia della miniatura, e conseguito il suo dottorato a Losanna. Ha avuto incarichi presso la Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, le Università di Firenze e Ginevra, e collaborato con la University of California a Berkeley e Santa Cruz, la Sismel, l’Accademia delle Scienze di Vienna, la Società di Storia della Miniatura e il progetto e-codices. È autrice di numerosi articoli su riviste specializzate che spaziano dall’arte romanica al Rinascimento. È stata inoltre curatrice di volumi per la Sismel e la Società di storia della miniatura.

Informations pratiques :

Laura Alidori Battaglia, Il libro d’ore in Italia tra confraternite e corti (1275-1349). Lettori, artisti, immagini, Olschki, 2020. 17 x 24, xvi-414 pp. con 222 figg. bn n.t. e 32 tavv. a colori f.t. ISBN: 9788822266644. Prix : 70 euros.

Source : Olschki

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Podcast – Nicolas Schroeder, « Interpolation ou spécificités de gestion ? Les descriptions “carolingiennes” des domaines de Wissembourg et Altenstadt dans le Liber Edilini

Nicolas Schroeder, « Interpolation ou spécificités de gestion ? Les descriptions “carolingiennes” des domaines de Wissembourg et Altenstadt dans le Liber Edilini », intervention au Webinaire H37 Histoire et Cultures graphiques, le 18 mai 2020 à 14h.

Source : YouTube – H37

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Podcast – Hidden Narratives of Medieval Art by Dr Katherine Wilson

This talk will explore the hidden narratives behind medieval artworks, revealing that far from reflecting their owners’ power and status, these objects conveyed the uncertainty of everyday life and the fragility of princely rule during the Middle Ages.​

Source : YouTube – University of Chester

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Podcast – Présentations d’outils de recherche de la plateforme Brepolis

Liste des podcasts disponibles en français et en anglais :

Database of Latin Dictionaries (Presentation in French) et Database of Latin Dictionaries (Presentation in English).

Bibliographie Internationale de l’Humanisme et de la Renaissance (Presentation in French) et International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance (Presentation in English)

Library of Latin Texts (Presentation in French) et Library of Latin Texts (Presentation in English)

Reference works for Theology and Church History, i.e.Index Religiosus and the Dictionnaire d’Histoire et de Géographie Ecclésiastiques (Presentation in French) et Index Religiosus and the Dictionnaire d’Histoire et de Géographie Ecclésiastiques (Presentation in English)

Webinaire Sources Chrétiennes Online (Français) et Webinar Sources Chrétiennes Online (English)

Source : Brepolis

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Podcast – The Mother of All Pandemics: The State of Black Death Research in the Era of COVID-19

The Mother of All Pandemics: The State of Black Death Research in the Era of COVID-19
A Medieval Academy of America Webinar Recorded Friday 15 May 2020

Moderators: Winston Black (Independent Scholar) and Lori Jones (Univ. of Ottawa) Respondent: Monica Green (Independent Scholar) Panelists: Seeta Chaganti (Univ. of California, Davis) Gérard Chouin (William & Mary) Matthew Gabriele (Virginia Tech) Robert Hymes (Columbia Univ.) Nükhet Varlik (Rutgers Univ. & Univ. of South Carolina)

Prior to 2020, when most people heard the word « pandemic, » they thought of the Black Death. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has made us all newly aware of the severe consequences of pandemic events, it is necessary to lay a foundation for transhistorical dialogue about disease emergence, the role of the state in epidemic emergencies, and climate factors, among many other questions. This panel brings together leading researchers on the Second Plague Pandemic. We will discuss why work in genetics has transformed the kinds of questions that historians and researchers in allied fields (bioarchaeology, genetics, climate history, literary studies, and art history) can now ask about this pandemic. For many of these questions, we’re still dealing only with hypotheses and fragmentary evidence. But the very fact that researchers from across these many disciplines now recognize the urgency of talking together signals that the field has made an important shift. For other webinars or information on becoming a member of the Medieval Academy, please visit us here:

Source : YouTube – Medieval Academy of America

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