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New Volume: Art & Religion 6

The latest volume in the Art & Religion series with Peeters Publishers in Louvain is entitled Decapitation and Sacrifice: Saint John’s Head in Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Text, Object, Medium. Edited by Prof. Dr. Barbara Baert and Dr. Sophia Rochmes, the book is the result of an interdisciplinary project on the phenomenon of the decapitated head of Saint John the Baptist in its exegetical context, in the material culture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and finally in more recent approaches regarding medium studies.

3 recent book titles by Salvador Ryan (with others)

Remembering the Reformation: Martin Luther and Catholic Theology >>>

Death and the Irish: a miscellany >>>

Religion and politics in urban Ireland, c.1500–c.1750 >>>

ENID Seminar on “Materiality and Visuality of Cult and Devotion in East and West” in Athens

From 8-12 May, 2017, nine members of ENID convened in Athens around the subject of Materiality and Visuality of Cult and Devotion in East and West. The conference was hosted by the Norwegian Institute in Athens and its coordinator Zarko Tankosić. All presentations focused on material and visual aspects of devotion from the Middle Ages to the present, and many speakers drew a comparison between the Greek East and the Latin West.
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Conference – Reformation and Art

Place: Bergen, Norway
Date: March 6. 2017
Price: NOK 220.- (ord.)/120.- (students/BT-card)

You can find the conference poster here.
The conference program can be downloaded here.

Semaines d’Études Médiévales

Every year in June, the CESCM (Center of researches for medieval studies) of Poitiers university organizes conferences and visits during two weeks called “Semaines d’Études Médiévales”. These international and pluridisciplinary sessions gather students and scholars of all around the world.

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New ENID publication

The 2016:3 issue of the refereed Norwegian Journal for Art and Culture (Kunst og Kultur) is dedicated to the topic of ’Instrumentality’, and presents contributions from several ENID-members. Contributions both in English and Norwegian/Danish.

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Peindre c’est prier Anthropologie de la prière chrétienne

New book out: Éric Palazzo Peindre c’est prier Anthropologie de la prière chrétienne

Écrit par les frères dominicains à la fin du XIIIe siècle afin de valoriser la figure de leur fondateur et permettre de suivre son exemple spirituel à travers sa pratique de la prière privée, les neuf modes de prière de saint Dominique constituent un texte essentiel sur la prière au Moyen Âge. Conservé à la Bibliothèque Vaticane, ce manuscrit contient le texte du traité augmenté de neuf peintures dont l’iconographie est d’une très grande richesse. Particulièrement remarquable à maints égards, ce traité est fondateur pour l’anthropologie de la prière chrétienne.

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The Material Culture of Religious Change and Continuity 1400-1600

Tuesday 11 April until Wednesday 12 April 2017 at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Visual and material remains are tantalizing clues to the former glories of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This is particularly the case for surviving religious material culture. This conference brings together perspectives and research on religious objects from a range of disciplines and areas during the chaotic period from 1400 to 1600.

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“Pneuma and the Visual Medium in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity.”

New book out: Pneuma and the Visual Medium in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity. Essays on Wind, Ruach, Incarnation, Odour, Stains, Movement, Kairos, Web and Silence. Peeters Publishers 2016.

Pneuma and the Visual Medium in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity

The focus of these essays is the impact of wind, pneuma, and movement in medieval and early modern iconography on art historical hermeneutics. What can wind, pneuma, and movement tell us about the visual medium as such? Wind joins, flows, links, changes direction – in short, the wind is capricious. In its capriciousness wind embodies a particular hermeneutics of association, of freedom and the unexpected. Is an iconography of this caprice possible? How does one capture in pictorial form a natural phenomenon that envelops and penetrates us, even escapes from our own bodies? The dynamics of wind are after all only indirectly visible: swaying trees, waving grass, fluttering textile. How has wind impregnated the theory of the image? Is it a question of visual pneuma? And is wind in the arts a question of content, or rather a matter of formal affect?Author: Barbara Baert

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Prestigious academic award to ENID-member professor Barbara Baert

We are very pleased to announce that our colleague Barbara Baert has been awarded the extremely prestigious Francqui-prize, which is often dubbed the ‘Belgian Nobel Prize’, for her ‘bold approach to and pioneering work in medieval visual culture and the worship of relics’. Barbara will receive the prize from the hands of the Belgian King Philippe on June 8.

For more information on this award click here >>>

“The Saturated Sensorium.”

New book out: “The Saturated Sensorium. Principles of Perception and Mediation in the Middle Ages.” Aarhus University Press 2015.

This new book that addresses medieval modes of multi- and intermediality in material as well as immaterial culture and cultural history.The saturated sensoriùm nurtured principles of perception and mediation permeated with paradox, intersensorial entanglement, and multimodal interchange.

Edited by: Hans Henrik Lohfert Jørgensen, Henning Laugerud og Laura Katrine Skinnebach

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The third ENID anthology is now published.

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