Publication – « Séduire du Moyen Âge à nos jours. Discours, représentations et pratiques », dir. Céline Borello, Christophe Regina, Gabriele Vickermann-Ribémont

Ce volume transdisciplinaire explore l’histoire et les multiples facettes des discours et pratiques de la « séduction », allant du caractère abject que lui ont conféré les discours juridique, théologique, médical ou moral, au sens du plaisir, et d’une indécidabilité interpersonnelle et esthétique.

Table des matières : ici

Informations pratiques :

Séduire du Moyen Âge à nos jours. Discours, représentations et pratiques, dir. Céline Borello, Christophe Regina, Gabriele Vickermann-Ribémont, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2021 (POLEN – Pouvoirs, lettres, normes, n° 26). 336 p. ISBN : 978-2-406-11484-0. Prix : 33 euros.

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Publication – « Crossing Medieval Disciplines. Tributes to Richard K. Emmerson », éd. Deirdre Carter, Elina Gertsman et Karlyn Griffith

This interdisciplinary collection celebrates the scholarship of Richard K. Emmerson, one of the most prominent medievalists of his generation. With contributions to the history of medieval literature, drama, theology, and art, this anthology not only showcases the fields with which Emmerson’s own work engaged, but also demonstrates the fruitfulness of the cross-disciplinary approach that has come to define these fields. Although the essays employ a broad range of source material—from devotional texts to royal chronicles and from architectural sculpture to illuminated manuscripts—the book focuses specifically on four distinct but related topics: word-image relationships, eschatology, identity, and moral argument. The contributions, written by Emmerson’s colleagues and former students, speak to the importance of interdisciplinarity and demonstrate the profound influence of Emmerson’s work on the rich field of medieval studies.

Elina Gertsman is Professor of Art History at CWRU. She is the author and editor of several books, including The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages (2010) and Worlds Within (2015).

Karlyn Griffith is Associate Professor of Art History at Cal Poly, Pomona. She was the recipient of research grants from the American Philosophical Society and Bibliographical Society of the UK. Her work has been recently published in Viator and Pecia.

Deirdre Carter teaches art history at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis. Her research has been supported by the Schallek Fellowship of the Medieval Academy of America and the Richard III Society, American Branch

Table des matières :

Elina Gertsman and Deirdre Carter — Introduction: A Laudarium

Publications by Richard K. EmmersonPart I: Sites of Reception

Lawrence Nees — Antique and Faux-Antique in Carolingian Manuscripts

Paula Gerson — Early Painted Faade Sculpture: Research and Observations on Perception and Cognition

Jack Freiberg — The Imago Pietatis in Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Pope Gregory the Great, and SpainPart II: Imaging and Imagining the Text

Lucy Freeman Sandler — Visions of the Beginning and the End: The Hours of the Angels Added to the Psalter of Yolande of Soissons

Penn R. Szittya — Gods Palimpsest: The Encyclopedia Omne bonum as Sacred Book

Nigel J. Morgan — Word and Image in the Anglo-Norman Prose Apocalypse Fragment London, British Library, MS Add. 38842Part III: Envisioning the End of Days

Jennifer M. Feltman — Tradition and Innovation in the Sculptural Cycle of the Life of John at Reims Cathedral

Karlyn Griffith — The Spectacle of Violence and Romance in Three English Metrical Apocalypses

David Bevington — The Tegernsee Play of AntichristPart IV: Locating Identity

David N. Klausner — Performance Indicators in Two Early Welsh Plays

Robert W. Hanning — Rituals of Identity, Strategies of Desire: How a Servant Becomes King for a Night in Decameron 3.2

Elaine Treharne — The Endurance of the Name, 700–1500

Thomas A. Goodmann — Everywhere & Nowhere: Finding the FriarsPart V: Spirituality and the Moral Argument

Beatrice Kitzinger — The Good, the Bad, and the Ivory: On Moral Distinction in Carolingian Crucifixions

Bernard McGinn — The Ordering of Love in the Twelfth Century

Ronald B. Herzman — Francis, Dante, Iacopone

Sarah Andyshak and Karlyn Griffith — In Place of an Epilogue: What Else Do We See?

Elina Gertsman — Afterword: This Is the End

Informations pratiques :

Crossing Medieval Disciplines. Tributes to Richard K. Emmerson, éd. Deirdre Carter, Elina Gertsman et Karlyn Griffith, Turnhout, Brepols, 2021 (Tributes, 10). VI+320 p., 91 b/w ill. + 60 colour ill., 210 x 275 mm. ISBN: 978-1-909400-99-3. Prix : 125 euros.

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Appel à contribution – Entre anges et démons : les êtres surnaturels au Moyen Âge et aux premiers Temps modernes / Zwischen Engel und Dämonen: übernatürliche Kreaturen im Mittelalter und in der frühen Neuzeit

7-8 mars 2022

Les traditionnelles Journées d’étude organisées par les JCM de l’Université de Genève se tiendront cette année à l’Université de Fribourg. À cette occasion, elles adopteront une formule bilingue.

Les journées se consacreront aux êtres spirituels (anges, démons et esprits) qui occupent une place prépondérante dans l’art et la culture de l’Europe médiévale. Ambassadeurs des hiérarchies célestes et infernales, les anges et les démons incarnent avant tout l’opposition entre bien et mal. En outre, les représentations des acolytes de la divinité et des compagnons du diable au sein de la philosophie, de la théologie, de la littérature, des arts, de l’histoire et de la musique nous éclairent aussi sur les échanges interculturels médiévaux. En effet, l’imaginaire chrétien associé aux anges et aux démons repose sur des modèles antiques, notamment platoniciens, mais se définit et se construit aussi par rapport aux cultures païennes, polythéistes et orientales.

Dans cette perspective, il s’agira de s’interroger sur la manière dont les textes, les images et la musique présentent ces créatures : lieux de séjour (Cieux, Purgatoire, Enfer), relations au sein de ces espaces (hiérarchie interne, rapport à Dieu et au Diable, rivalités, etc.) et compétences (capacités surnaturelles, métamorphoses, polymorphisme, etc.). On pourra également envisager les modalités de figuration des anges et des démons (caractéristiques physiques, bestiaires, mises en scène, rôles symboliques, etc.) et leur potentiel métaphorique.

Questionner ces représentations invite finalement à se pencher sur le rapport de ces êtres au monde des hommes. Anges et démons endossent en effet différentes fonctions, allant de l’adjuvant à l’opposant : protecteur, intercesseur, messager, guide, tentateur, trompeur, etc. Par ailleurs, les réflexions pourront être enrichies par une analyse de leurs conditions d’apparition et de communication (visions, songes, manifestations physiques, possession, etc.).

Ces pistes d’investigation, envisageables selon différentes perspectives méthodologiques, visent à nourrir l’interdisciplinarité de ces Journées d’étude. Nous invitons toutes les jeunes chercheuses et tous les jeunes chercheurs médiévistes à nous faire parvenir leurs propositions de contribution en français ou en allemand, d’une demi-page environ, accompagnées de renseignements pratiques (statut, institution de rattachement, domaine de recherche), en format PDF, d’ici au mercredi 1 décembre 2021 à l’adresse jde.med22@gmail.com.

Zwischen Engel und Dämonen: übernatürliche Kreaturen im Mittelalter und in der frühen Neuzeit

7.-8. März 2022

Die traditionellen Studientage, die normalerweise vom JCM der Universität Genf organisiert werden, finden dieses Jahr an der Universität Freiburg statt. Aus diesem Anlass werden die Tage zweisprachig sein.

Das Kolloquium wird religiösen Wesen wie Engeln, Dämonen und Geistern gewidmet sein. Diese sind in der Kunst und Kultur des europäischen Mittelalters unter anderem deshalb von zentraler Bedeutung, weil sie als Botschafter der himmlischen und höllischen Hierarchien den Gegensatz zwischen Gut und Böse verkörpern. Darstellungen der Begleiter Gottes und Gefährten des Teufels im Mittelalter sind in der Philosophie, Theologie, Literatur, bildenden Kunst, Geschichts- und Musikwissenschaft verschieden ins Blickfeld geraten. Die christlichen Vorstellungen von Engeln und Dämonen im Mittelalter basieren primär auf antiken Modellen, insbesondere dem platonischen. Allerdings stützen sie sich auch auf Elemente aus heidnischen, polytheistischen und orientalischen Kulturen.

Im Rahmen der Studientage wollen wir uns damit beschäftigen, wie die entsprechenden Wesen im Mittelalter über mediale Grenzen hinweg in Text, Bild und Musik dargestellt werden. Von Interesse sind beispielsweise Fragen nach räumlichen Verortungen der Wesen (Himmel, Fegefeuer, Hölle), zentralen Ordnungsmustern und Hierarchien (internen Hierarchien, Rivalitäten, ihrem Verhältnis zu Gott und dem Teufel usw.) oder den Eigenschaften und übernatürlichen Fähigkeiten, welche Engel, Geister und Dämonen jeweils kennzeichnen. Überdies ist die Art und Weise von Interesse, wie die verschiedenen Wesen beschrieben werden (physische Merkmale, Inszenierung, symbolische Rollen, usw.) sowie ihr metaphorisches Potenzial.

Überdies können die Rollen untersucht werden, welche die Wesen für die Menschen im Mittelalter spielen. Sie erscheinen in unterschiedlichen Kontexten als Helfer, Beschützer, Fürsprecher, Boten, Führer, Verführer, Täuscher oder Gegner. Auch Überlegungen zu den Bedingungen ihres Auftretens beispielsweise in Visionen oder als physische Manifestationen bereichern den Austausch.

Wir möchten alle jungen Forscherinnen und Forscher mediävistischer Disziplinen dazu einladen, die genannten Figuren aus verschiedenen Perspektiven zu betrachten. Bitte schicken Sie uns Ihre Vorschläge für Beiträge in französischer oder deutscher Sprache (ca. eine halbe Seite) zusammen mit Ihren biografischen Daten (Status, Institution, Forschungsgebiet) im PDF-Format bis Mittwoch, den 1. Dezember 2021, an die Adresse jde.med22@gmail.com.

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Publication – « Meanings of Water in Early Medieval England », éd. Carolyn Twomey, Daniel Anlezark

Water is both a practical and symbolic element. Whether a drop blessed by saintly relics or a river flowing to the sea, water formed part of the natural landscapes, religious lives, cultural expressions, and physical needs of medieval women and men.

This volume adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to enlarge our understanding of the overlapping qualities of water in early England (c. 400 – c. 1100). Scholars from the fields of archaeology, history, literature, religion, and art history come together to approach water and its diverse cultural manifestations in the early Middle Ages. Individual essays include investigations of the agency of water and its inhabitants in Old English and Latin literature, divine and demonic waters, littoral landscapes of church archaeology and ritual, visual and aural properties of water, and human passage through water. As a whole, the volume addresses how water in the environment functioned on multiple levels, allowing us to examine the early medieval intersections between the earthly and heavenly, the physical and conceptual, and the material and textual within a single element.

Carolyn Twomey is a Visiting Assistant Professor of European History at St. Lawrence University in northern New York, USA. She researches and teaches the history of medieval religion and the material world. Daniel Anlezark is the McCaughey Professor of Early English Literature and Language at the University of Sydney. He teaches medieval literature and language, and researches on biblical poetry, and medieval science and literature.

Table des matières :

List of Figures

Abbreviations

Acknowledgements

Colour Plates

Introduction: Worlds of Water – Carolyn Twomey and Daniel Anlezark

The Sacred Nature of Rivers, Wells, Springs, and Other Wetlands in Anglo-Saxon England – Della Hooke

Rivers and Rituals: Baptism in the Early English Landscape – Carolyn Twomey

Swimming in Anglo-Saxon England – Simon Trafford

Sensing the Sea: Sounds of Sailors in Anglo-Saxon Literature – Rebecca Shores

The Sailors, the Sea Monster, and the Saviour: Depicting Jonah and the Ketos in Anglo-Saxon England – Elizabeth A. Alexander

Pearls before Paradise: Considering the Material Associations of Heavenly Water/s, Precious Stones, and Liminality in the Art of the Medieval West – Megan Boulton

‘Streams of Wholesome Learning’: The Waters of Genesis in Early Anglo-Saxon Exegesis – John J. Gallagher

Aquas ab Aquis: Aqueous Creation in Andreas – Michael Bintley

Water, Wisdom and Worldliness in the Anglo-Saxon Prose Lives of Guthlac – Helen Appleton

Drawing Alfredian Waters: The Old English Metrical Epilogue to the Pastoral Care, Boethian Metre 20, and Solomon and Saturn II – Daniel Anlezark

Modor is monigra mærra wihta: Watering the World – Jill Frederick

Index

Informations pratiques :

Meanings of Water in Early Medieval England, éd. Carolyn Twomey, Daniel Anlezark, Turnhout, Brepols, 2021 (Studies in the Early Middle Ages, 47). 289 p., 16 b/w ill. + 2 colour ill., 156 x 234 mm. ISBN: 978-2-503-58888-9. Prix : 80 euros.

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Conférence – Paul Chaffenet, « Aux marges des diocèses de Laon et de Noyon. Enquêtes sur une Église comtale de Vermandois (fin du Xe siècle) »

Mercredi 20 octobre 2021, de 10h00 à 12h00.

Paul Chaffenet (université de Lille), Aux marges des diocèses de Laon et de Noyon. Enquêtes sur une Église comtale de Vermandois (fin du Xe siècle).

Présidence: Laurent Morelle (EPHE).

Le séminaire aura lieu en mode hybride, avec un système de visioconférence pour ceux qui ne pourront pas se déplacer à l’IHA. Les personnes désireuses d’assister au séminaire se feront connaître auprès de Rolf Große : rgrosse@dhi-paris.fr (message adressé en copie à Laurent Morelle : Laurent.Morelle@ephe.psl.eu).

L’IHA et l’École pratique des hautes études organisent en commun un séminaire d’histoire médiévale où des doctorantes et doctorants en thèse bien avancée, mais aussi de jeunes postdocs viennent présenter leurs recherches en voie d’achèvement ou un dossier de leur thèse. La prestation, toujours en langue française, dure environ 50 minutes. Le séminaire a lieu tous les deux mois, un mercredi matin de 10h à 12h.

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Publication – « Studying the Arts in Late Medieval Bohemia. Production, Reception and Transmission of Knowledge », dir. Ota Pavlíček

This volume is the first devoted entirely to the production, reception, and transmission of knowledge in the late medieval Prague Faculty of Arts, with important links to several other Faculties of Arts across Europe and treatments of related topics, such as studying the arts in Bohemia in the Jewish milieu.

From its foundation in 1348, the University of Prague attracted students as well asscholars from all over Europe to its Faculty of Arts, where they studied and taught the subjects of the curriculum in all their variety. Nevertheless, our knowledge about these Prague scholars and their thought is still rather limited. In an effort to fill this gap, this volume is the first devoted entirely to the production, reception, and transmission of knowledge in the Arts Faculty of the medieval University of Prague, covering topics in astronomy, linguistics, logic, metaphysics, meteorology, and optics. It also links Prague’s Faculty of Arts to several others at universities across Europe and it examines the study of the arts in Bohemia outside the university, including the Jewish milieu. The book contributes to advancing the status quaestionis in various ways, mainly through the analysis of less well-known and even unpublished texts, critical editions of some of which are printed here for the first time.

Ota Pavlíček (Ph.D. 2014) is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences. His specialisations include the history of the production and transmission of university knowledge in late medieval Europe. Among other books, he has published A Companion to Jan Hus (2015, with F. Šmahel) and a number of studies. Recently, he was awarded an ERC grant for his project ACADEMIA, which studies the tradition of quodlibetal debates in Arts.

Table des matières :

List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations

Ota Pavlíček, Notes on the Prague Faculty of Arts in 1348–1419 (Open Access)

Milan Žonca, Menaḥem ben Jacob Shalem and the Study of Philosophy in Late Medieval Prague (Open Access)

Hana Šedinová, Ut dicit Aristoteles. The Enigmatic Names of Animals in Michael Scot, Thomas of Cantimpré and Claret (Open Access)

Krystyna Krauze-Błachowicz, A Prague Thread in the History of Speculative Grammar in late Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Cracow?

Annemieke R. Verboon, Why Animals Cannot Imagine Unseen Things? From the Prague Compendium Parvulus Philosophiae Naturalis to the Cologne Teachings of Lambertus de Monte

Petra Mutlová, The Dresden School at Prague University: Peter of Dresden and his De congruitate grammaticali. Appendix I: Critical Edition of Peter of Dresden’s De congruitate grammaticali

Pavlína Cermanová
, The Circulation of the Pseudo-Aristotelian Secretum Secretorum in the Scholarly Centers of the Medieval Czech Lands (Open Access)

Monika Mansfeld,Prolegomena to a Study of John of Münsterberg’s Commentary on the Metaphysics
Appendix I: Tabula quaestionum of John of Münsterberg’s Quaestiones in Metaphysicam

Harald Berger,
Helmold of Zoltwedel (†1441): His Academic Career, Scientific Works, and Philosophical Alignment. Appendix I: Critical Edition of a Quaestio on the Proving and Disproving of Propositions from Helmold of Zoltwedel’s Quaestiones parvorum logicalium

Ota Pavlíček & Miroslav Hanke,
The Argumenta Sophistica in the Debate between Jerome of Prague and Blasius Lupus. Appendix I: Critical Edition of Blasius Lupus’s and Jerome of Prague’s Argumenta sophistica(Open Access)

Barbora Kocánová, Was Weather Forecasting Studied in the Medieval Czech Lands? Notes on the Codicological Evidence. Appendix I: Medieval Bohemian Manuscripts with Collections of Texts About Weather Forecasting (Open Access)

Lukáš Lička, Studying and Discussing Optics at the Prague Faculty of Arts: Optical Topics and Authorities in Prague Quodlibets and John of Borotín’s Quaestio on Extramission. Appendix I: Borotín’s Notes in MS Prague, NK ČR, X H 18. Appendix II: Critical Edition of John of Borotín’s Quaestio utrum sensationes fiunt per extramissiones virtutum ab organis sensitivis (Open Access)

Alena Hadravová & Petr Hadrava, The Eclipse Instrument by Iohannes Šindel. Appendix I: Critical Edition of John Šindel’s Canones pro eclipsibus Solis et Lune
Index of Manuscripts
Index of Personal Names (before 1700)
Index of Personal Names (after 1700)

Informations pratiques :

Studying the Arts in Late Medieval Bohemia. Production, Reception and Transmission of Knowledge, dir. Ota Pavlíček, Turnhout, Brepols, 2021 (Studia Artistarum, 48). 358 p., 2 b/w ill. + 16 colour ill., 14 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm. ISBN: 978-2-503-59317-3. Prix : 80 euros.

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Publication – « Les archives familiales dans l’Occident médiéval et moderne. Trésor, arsenal, mémorial », éd. Véronique Lamazou-Duplan

Historiens et archivistes ont noué un dialogue original et fécond pour proposer dans ce volume une réflexion sur les archives dites de famille. Elle confronte les regards, les recherches et des expériences pour un sujet inscrit à la croisée de champs scientifiques renouvelés : l’étude des pratiques de l’écrit, l’histoire des archives – et l’archivistique / l’archival science –, de la parenté. Toutes les dimensions des archives familiales sont interrogées (archives des familles royales – ou du royaume ? –, nobles, dans leur diversité, mais aussi marchandes et paysannes ; fabrique des archives / de la « famille », du lignage, de la Maison ?) dans une péninsule Ibérique ouverte à la comparaison avec d’autres aires géographiques. Dépassant la classique césure entre Moyen Âge et Modernité, la production, conservation, transmission et réorganisation des archives familiales, désormais sujets d’étude per se, sont saisies en mouvement, dans leur historicité et dans la transversalité sociale des pratiques.

Table des matières : ici

Informations pratiques :

Les archives familiales dans l’Occident médiéval et moderne. Trésor, arsenal, mémorial, éd. Véronique Lamazou-Duplan, Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, 2021 (Collection de la Casa de Velázquez, 185 ). XII-555 p., 17 x 24 cms. Broché. ISBN : 9788490963340. Prix : 35 euros.

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Publication – « Santa Maria Antiqua: The Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages », dir. Eileen Rubery, Giulia Bordi et John Osborne

The Santa Maria Antiqua Complex in the Forum in Rome was probably established at the foot of the Palatine Hill in the 6th century. Over the following 600 years it was decorated with a unique series of frescoes bearing evidence of imperial, papal and monastic influences.  Abandoned in the 9th century, limited use probably continued up to the 11th century.  By  the 17th century the complex was completely buried under the rising floor of the Forum. Excavations in 1900 exposed a largely intact complex containing hundreds of 6th – 11th century frescoes, in some places over four layers deep and a unique Chapel of Medical Saints which suggests this was also an incubation site. The English Press hailed the site as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Ninth century’.

Lavish illustrations of these frescoes, following recent restoration,  make this book an indispensible resource, not only for those working on the church but also for those interested in contemporaneous material in medieval sites especially in Rome, Europe and Byzantium.

This monograph contains the proceedings of an International Conference held at the British School at Rome on 4-6 December, 2013. It reports results of the major project of preservation and research led by the Soprintendenza and carried out over the last 12 years on the fabric of the church, its frescoes, floor, wall and ceiling mosaics, its drainage and infrastructure. Much of the restoration was funded by the World Monuments Fund.The conference also marked the 75th anniversary of the death of Gordon Rushforth, the first Director of the British School at Rome and the author of one of the earliest key papers on the S. Maria Antiqua site.

Since completing her MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2004, Eileen Rubery has worked on the frescoes at S. Maria Antiqua, especially interpreting the mid-7th Century frescoes on the apsidal arch, identified by  Rushforth as linked to the Lateran Synod that Pope Martin I had presided over in Rome in 649 before being martyred for treason by Emperor Constans II. She has drawn attention to the roles played of the ‘Greek’ monks, John Moschus, Sophronius of Jerusalem and Maximus Confessor in events surrounding the martyrdom  of Pope Martin I for treason by Emperor Constans II. Images of the healing saints  Cyrus and John, whose miracles were recorded in a panegyric by Sophronius of Jerusalem, figure  prominently amongst the medical saints depicted in this church, linking it to Cyril of Alexandria who championed these saints. She teaches at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, Birkbeck and the Courtauld Institute within London University and the Victoria and Albert Museum and  has led many tours to Early Christian Rome.

Giulia Bordi teaches Medieval Art History at the Roma Tre University. Her research interests lie in the field of medieval wall painting and the interaction between architecture, liturgical furnishings and wall painting in the churches of Rome and Byzantium (4th-13th centuries AD). Since 2003 she has been a member of the project: “Medieval painting in Rome, 312-1431. Corpus e Atlante”, edited by M. Andaloro and S. Romano, publishing numerous papers therein. She began to work at S. Maria Antiqua in 2000. Exploring its intriguing and complex stratigraphy of painted plaster layers, she is systematicaly mapping them and proposing a new chronology of the church’s decorative campaigns from the 6th to the 11th centuries.

John Osborne is a medievalist and cultural historian, with a special focus on the art and archaeology of the cities of Rome and Venice in the period between the fifth and thirteenth centuries.  His publications cover topics as varied as the Roman catacombs, the fragmentary mural paintings from excavated churches such as San Clemente and S. Maria Antiqua, the decorative program of the church of San Marco in Venice, 17th-century antiquarian drawings of medieval monuments, and the medieval understanding and use of Rome’s heritage of ancient buildings and statuary.  He is also interested in problems of cultural transmission between Western Europe and Byzantium.  After the completion of his graduate studies at the University of London’s Courtauld Institute of Art (Ph.D. 1979), he has held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Victoria (1979-2001), Queen’s University (2001-2005), and between 2005 and 2015 served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he retains a faculty posiiton.  Promoted to the rank of full professor in 1989, he has held visiting fellowships at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; the Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini, Venice; and the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, Washington.  In 2006 he was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the British School at Rome, and in 2011 invested as a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Informations pratiques :

Santa Maria Antiqua: The Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages, dir. Eileen Rubery, Giulia Bordi et John Osborne, Turnhout, Brepols, 2021 (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History). 508 p., 50 b/w ill. + 125 colour ill., 30 b/w tables, 220 x 280 mm. ISBN : 978-1-909400-53-5. Prix : 200 euros.

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Séminaire – La fabrique de l’art : utilisation des données matérielles en histoire de l’art

Ce séminaire se tiendra à l’INHA, un mardi par mois, de 14h à 16h30, de septembre 2021 à mai 2022, en salle Walter Benjamin au rez-de-chaussée de la Galerie Colbert.

L’entrée est libre dans la limite des places disponibles, sur présentation d’un pass sanitaire valide.

Ce séminaire de recherche fera dialoguer historiens de l’art, scientifiques de la conservation et conservateurs-restaurateurs autour de la manière dont les matériaux sont mis en œuvre pour obtenir un effet visuel, dans les peintures, les enluminures, les sculptures et autres objets d’art polychromés. Il s’agira d’intégrer pleinement l’étude des matériaux de la couleur mais aussi ceux qui y participent indirectement comme les liants et les vernis, et de leur mise en œuvre en regard des diverses problématiques d’histoire de l’art et des techniques, dans une perspective interdisciplinaire : création, transformation, réseaux, transferts techniques et artistiques, etc.

Nous souhaitons aborder particulièrement la manière dont les données matérielles relatives aux œuvres d’art et à leur technique sont mises à la disposition des chercheurs pour leur permettre d’en tirer des connaissances nouvelles sur les pratiques artistiques (tout en respectant les principes d’interopérabilité FAIR).

L’enjeu du séminaire est de montrer qu’il est possible de croiser des données très hétérogènes pour faciliter de nouvelles interprétations et renouveler les pratiques en histoire de l’art et des techniques. Il s’agira ainsi de dépasser l’approche positiviste souvent associée aux données de sciences expérimentales pour montrer comment elles peuvent devenir des sources au même titre que les autres données produites par et pour les sciences humaines.

Ce séminaire de recherche accompagne la réalisation de deux programmes, portés l’un par l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art, « Fabrique matérielle du visuel : panneaux peints en Méditerranée, XIIIe-XVIe siècle », et l’autre par la Bibliothèque nationale de France, « La couleur : artefacts, matière et cognition ».

Comité scientifique:

Claire Bosc-Tiessé (INHA), Charlotte Denoël (BnF), Anne-Solenn Le Hô (C2RMF), Sigrid Mirabaud (INHA), Delphine Morana-Burlot (université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Sylvie Neven (BnF), Federico Nurra (INHA), Laurianne Robinet (Centre de recherche sur la conservation)

Programme du second semestre 2021:

Mardi 14 septembre : séance introductive, par Charlotte Denoël (BnF), Sylvie Neven (BnF) et Sigrid Mirabaud (INHA), modération Claire Bosc-Tiessé (INHA)
https://agenda.inha.fr/events/la-fabrique-de-lart-utilisation-des-donnees-materielles-en-histoire-de-lart

Mardi 12 octobre : Que peuvent nous apprendre les carnations sur le signifié, par Esther Wipfler (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich), modération Delphine Morana-Burlot (Université Paris 1)
https://agenda.inha.fr/events/que-peuvent-nous-apprendre-les-carnations-sur-le-signifie

Mardi 16 novembre : Documenter le patrimoine, par Nicola Carboni (Université de Genève), modération Federico Nurra (INHA)
https://agenda.inha.fr/events/documenter-le-patrimoine

Mardi 14 décembre : le projet Miniarepar Paola Ricciardi (Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum), modération Anne-Solenn Le Hô (C2RMF)
https://agenda.inha.fr/events/le-projet-miniare

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Offre d’emploi – Postdoctoral Researcher, Latin palaeography and manuscript studies

The National Library of Finland, University of Helsinki, is seeking to recruit a

Postdoctoral Researcher, Latin palaeography and manuscript studies

for a fixed-term employment of four years, starting from 1 January 2022 (or as agreed) until 31 December 2025.

The successful candidate will join the ERC-funded Books of the Medieval Parish Church research project https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/books-of-the-medieval-parish-…. This project seeks to understand the book provision of parish churches in the medieval kingdom of Sweden. It uses the vast collections of manuscript fragments, resulting from early-modern administrative recycling of parchment, to cast light on this poorly understood aspect of later medieval book culture. These collections are now preserved in the National Archives of Sweden and the National Library of Finland, home of the project.

The project divides into two main parts. In the first part, we seek to connect the fragmentarily preserved books to their medieval homes by analysing the process of their early-modern recycling with the help of a purpose-built database. The second part examines the production histories of the manuscripts.

The main task of the successful candidate will be to contribute to the second part of the project with palaeographical and codicological research. An important goal will be identifying and contextualising production groups of manuscripts, but the overall scope of the research will be agreed upon with the successful candidate. While much of the project revolves around text scribes writing some manifestation of Northern Textualis (or late Pregothic script), the material and the project are also open to art historical approaches (esp. study of minor decoration), studies in the palaeography of musical notation, and work in the tradition of quantitative codicology.

Many of the manuscript books used in the medieval kingdom of Sweden were imported from abroad. The fragments thus also offer novel insights into English, French, and German high- and late-medieval book culture, and understanding the material in its European contexts is of central concern for the project. The chronological scope of the palaeographical research extends from the second half of the twelfth century to the Reformation.

The successful candidate is expected to publish articles in top-level international peer-reviewed journals. Depending on the nature of research, other forms of publication (data, book chapters, monograph) are also possible.

A small amount of teaching may be included in the job description, according to the wishes of the successful applicant. The possible teaching will contribute to the History Degree Programme (Faculty of Arts) with which the project collaborates.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant must have completed a doctoral degree which demonstrates excellent skills in Latin palaeography and codicology. The degree can be from any relevant discipline, such as history, Latin philology or art history. Good overall understanding of high- and late medieval European history and book history is expected. A solid command of written and spoken English is mandatory and competence in other modern European languages is highly valued.

The palaeographical side of the project (part 2) will collaborate closely with the team responsible for the database-driven analysis of the manuscript recycling (part 1). Experience of working with databases, while not mandatory, is thus also an asset.

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer the chance to work as part of an inspiring and well-resourced team at a beautiful location in Helsinki city centre. The four-year contract, the large quantity of little-studied source material, and strong support from the team will make room for creativity and allow the building of a very strong palaeographical research portfolio. The project is conveniently based at the other main source repository, the National Library of Finland, which is an independent institution of the University of Helsinki. The project also has close ties to the wider community of medievalists working in Helsinki.

The annual gross monthly salary range will be €3,400–3,700 per month, depending on the merits and experience of the successful candidate according to the salary system applied in Finnish universities. There will be a six-month trial period for the position. The successful candidate is expected to reside in Finland while employed by the University of Helsinki.

The University of Helsinki is an equal opportunity employer and offers an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits. This includes comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, pension benefits, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development (www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers). The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university).

HOW TO APPLY

You are welcome to submit your application until 30 September 2021 with the following required attachments (in English, compile all documents as a single PDF file):

· Curriculum vitae

· Cover letter, summarizing the candidate’s relevant experience and presenting tentative research idea(s) the candidate would pursue in the project (max. 2 pages)

· List of publications

· Contact information of two persons who can provide a reference letter based on request

· A writing sample (an article or ca. 20-page extract from a book or thesis)

The application, together with the required attachments, must be submitted as one pdf-file through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Applicants employed by the University of Helsinki must submit their application through the SAP HR portal (https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal).

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information about the position or any questions about the project and potential fit, please contact project leader Jaakko Tahkokallio, jaakko.tahkokallio(at)helsinki.fi.

In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi@helsinki.fi.

The whole of the Helsinki fragment collection is available digitized here: https://fragmenta.kansalliskirjasto.fi/ Most of the Stockholm collection is available digitized here: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/MPO

The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university that ranks among the best in the world and the top 1% of the European universities. The University is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland. It seeks solutions to global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity and environment. Currently, its international scientific community consists of 40,000 students and researchers.

The National Library of Finland is a cultural heritage organisation that is open to all and provides nationwide services to citizens, scientific communities and other societal operators. We secure the availability of cultural heritage published in Finland or relating to Finland as well as transmit and produce information content for research, studies, citizens and the society. We develop services in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums and other operators.

Due date : 30.09.2021 23:59 EEST

Source : University of Helsinki

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