Location: International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI (USA)
Submission Deadline: 15 sept 2015
Sponsored by the Italian Art Society, www.italianartsociety.org
Organizers: Marius B. Hauknes, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
Alison Locke Perchuk, Assistant Professor of Art History, California State University Channel Islands
Call for Papers
Digital, environmental, material, Mediterranean, sensory, spatial: these are among the recent “turns” taken by the medieval humanities, including art history. The new perspectives on the past opened by these approaches, many of which are informed by interdisciplinary research and contemporary cultural interests in the natural and built world, are fundamentally reshaping how we conceive of and study medieval art and architecture. In the field of medieval art, the city of Rome has traditionally been a key site for the formulation of innovative avenues of approach, but what are its current status and its potential in relation to the discipline’s new discourses? These two linked sessions seek to assess the impact of recent methodological developments on the study of the art, architecture, and urban forms of Rome during the long middle ages, ca. 300–1500. We invite papers that offer new research on, and new ways of thinking about, the visual and material culture of medieval Rome.
Please direct inquiries/submissions to the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Information about the conference, including proposal submission forms, may be found athttp://wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html.