Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Call for Papers

Study Day
Emotions in the Early Modern Contact Zone

Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Interested researchers are invited to contribute short papers (around 15 minutes) to this Study Day, reflecting work in progress on any geographical / social context of the topic. Please send proposals (title, 200-word description, affiliation) to Jacqueline Van Gent (jacqueline.van.gent@uwa.edu.au) and Kathryn Prince (kprince@uottawa.ca) by Wednesday 10 June 2015.
For further information, visit the Centre for the History of Emotions.

Blood, Tears, Sweat: Corporeality in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

Submissions due 1 July 2015
This one-day conference will explore aspects of embodiment and corporeality in medieval and early modern worlds, both within Europe and between European and non-European cultures. Proposals for twenty-minute papers or ninety-minute panels are invited on select themes. For further information, visit the conference website.


Royals on Tour

11-12 June 2015
Room 822, Brennan MacCallum Building, University of Sydney
Includes two sessions on medieval and early modern subjects (11.30am-12.30pm, 11 June): ‘Italy and her (German) Invaders — From Charlemagne to Henry VII: Pomp, Generosity and Ferocity’ (Penny Nash, University of Sydney) and ‘“A great and long voyage” – Princess Cecilia of Sweden’s Visit to England in 1565’ (Aidan Norrie, University of Otago). For further information, contact the Department of History, University of Sydney.

The Cultural History of Hypocrisy: Late Medieval to Early Modern

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 6-7.15pm
Theatre A, Old Arts, The University of Melbourne
In this lecture, Professor James Simpson (Harvard University) will survey some key moments in the history of English hypocrisy between the fourteenth and the late sixteenth centuries (eg. Langland’s Piers Plowman (late 14c), Woode’s Conflict of Conscience (1582), before turning to Shakespeare’s representation of hypocrisy, and the impossibility of sincerity, in Measure for Measure (1604). For further information, visit the University of Melbourne’s webpage.

Professor Éric Palazzo: Art Liturgy and the Five Sense in the Middle Ages

13 July 2015, 10am-12pm
The Kevin Lee Room, University of Sydney
A presentation by Éric Palazzo, Professor at the Center for Advanced Studies of Medieval Civilisation, University of Poitiers (France) and former Fellow of the Getty Research Institute. His publications include a recent volume on L’invention chrétienne des Cinq Sens (Paris, 2014), A History of Liturgical Books from the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century (English ed., 1998), L’espace rituel et le sacré dans le christianisme. La liturgie de l’autel portatif dans l’Antiquité et au Moyen Âge (Turbnhout, 2008). For further information, visit the University of Sydney webpage.

A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736-1795

17 March 2015 – 21 June 2015
National Gallery of Victoria
The exhibition includes a lavish display of paintings in silk and paper, silk court robes, precious stone-inlaid objets d’art and portraits of the Qianlong emperor, empress and imperial concubines. For further information, visit the National Gallery of Victoria’s webpage.

The Story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi

22 May – 20 September
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
A tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and the victory of good over evil, the Ramayana is one of the world’s great epics. The story of Rama: Indian miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi illustrates key moments from the narrative through one hundred and one paintings. Spanning the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, the works present a rich diversity of Indian painting. For further information, visit the event page on the NGA’s website.

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