Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies


Calls for Papers

Into the Woods

22 July 2015
Paper abstracts due 28 February 2015
The University of Melbourne
This day-long symposium will consider representations of the forest in music, art, literature and history, from the Medieval period to the present day.
Proposals should be send to Into-the-Woods2015@unimelb.edu.au.
For further information, download the Call for Papers flyer.


Public Lecture
The Rococo Erotics of Disguise and Innocence: Revisiting the issue of viewing pleasure in the ancien régime

Thursday, 4 December 2014 — 6pm
Macmahon Ball Theatre, The University of Melbourne
The erotic pleasure of rococo art is usually considered frivolous and feminine, but what if the seeming superficiality and insincerity did have emotive impact? By considering images of playful babes and mythological nymphs, this lecture demonstrates that the masquerade of insignificance enabled the true mask, the nonchalant disguise of innocence, which nevertheless luxuriated in sensuality. Presented by Patricia Simons (University of Michigan and author of The Sex of Men in Premodern Europe: A Cultural History).
For further information, download the PDF flyer.
To RSVP, click here.

Public talk
Images, Music and Discussion: Not suitable for Children?

Thursday, 4 December 2014 — 6.00-7.30pm
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia
Join Professor Yasmin Haskell and Doctoral Candidate Makoto Harris Takao from the ARC CHE as they discuss a series of literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works produced in the 17th and 18th centuries by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), to teach boys how to live and die well – and sometimes painfully.
For further information, visit the ARC CHE event page.

Public talk
To be, or not to be, forever?

Friday, 5 December 2014
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia
Associate Professor Danijela Kambaskovic (University of Western Australia) gives a presentation in relation to the Memento Mori exhibition “To be, or not to be, forever?” that will investigate the questions: ‘Can we learn from people who have managed not to be forgotten? How are their ideas relevant to our lives?’ For further information and to RSVP (which is essential), click here.

Public talk
Mythology in Italian Art

6 December 2014 — 2.00-3.00pm
Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney
Dr Christopher Allen talks about some of the most memorable images of mythology come from Italian Renaissance art. For further information and to RSVP, visit the University of Sydney website.

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