Fordham's Center for Medieval Studies 2019 Annual Conference: Ritual and Religion in the Medieval World.
Call for Proposals: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9 to 12, 2019. A Roundtable: Encountering Medieval Iconography in the Twenty-First Century: Scholarship, Social Media, and Digital Methods
Organizers: M. Alessia Rossi and Jessica Savage (Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University). Sponsored by the Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University. Stemming from the launch of the new database and enhancements of search technology and social media at the Index of Medieval Art, this roundtable addresses the many ways we encounter medieval iconography in the twenty-first century. We invite proposals from emerging scholars and a variety of professionals who are teaching with, blogging about, and cataloguing medieval iconography. This discussion will touch on the different ways we consume and create information with our research, shed light on original approaches, and discover common goals. Participants in this roundtable will give short introductions (5-7 minutes) on issues relevant to their area of specialization and participate in a discussion on how they use online resources, such as image databases, to incorporate the study of medieval iconography into their teaching, research, and public outreach. Possible questions include: What makes an online collection “teaching-friendly” and accessible for student discovery? How does social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and blogging, make medieval image collections more visible? How do these platforms broaden interest in iconography and connect users to works of art? What are the aims and impact of organizations such as, the Index, the Getty, the INHA, the Warburg, and ICONCLASS, who are working with large stores of medieval art and architecture information? How can we envisage a wider network and discussion of professional practice within this specialized area?
Please send a 250-word abstract outlining your contribution to this roundtable and a completed Participant Information Form (available via the Congress Submissions website: https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions) by September 15 to M. Alessia Rossi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jessica Savage (email@example.com). More information about the Congress can be found here: https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress.
ARAM Conferences, July 2019: Melkite Christianity; Gnostics in the Ancient Near East
ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fiftieth International Conference on Melkite Christianity (the Patriarchates of Antioch, Jerusalem and Alexandria) and the Archaeology of Byzantine Monasteries and Churches in the Levant, to be held at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, on 8th – 10th July 2019.The conference will start on Monday 8th July at 9pm, finishing on Wednesday 10th July at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty First International Conference on the theme of The Gnostics of the Ancient Near East
ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty First International Conference on the theme of The Gnostics of the Ancient Near East, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, 15th-16th July, 2019. The conference aims to study the Naj Hammadi Scriptures, the Valentinians, the Mysteries of Mithra, Hermes, Aridaeus, Didymos, the Hymn of Jesus, the Acts of John, the Chaldean Oracles, the Manichaeans, the Mandaeans, and others. The conference will start on Monday 15th July at 9 am finishing on Tuesday 16th July at 7 pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England.Tel. 01865-514041 Email: email@example.com