The Medieval Academy office will be closed on the following dates:
Nov. 27 – 28
Dec. 24 – Jan. 2
Musiconis Conference, 11, 12, and 13 June 2015 in Chartres
Since 2011, the Musiconis group has been studying the representation of sound, as a symbol in the visual arts and in its literal depiction in images of vocal, instrumental, and choreographic performance in the Middle Ages. Over the past three years many scholars have presented their research on this subject; descriptions of these lectures are posted in the Musiconis blog.
The group’s work began with the indexing of images that are described and analyzed in an iconographic metabase, that will continue to grow; this metabase can be consulted along with a general bibliography and a trilingual lexicon.
The group’s activities have focused on the processes of the emission, audition, diffusion, association of sound, as well as on the musical, ontological, esthetic and effective qualities of potentially audible sounds that function as such within iconographic systems.
The Musiconis conference seeks to expand the central questions of the project both chronologically, by encompassing the period from classical antiquity to the Renaissance, and theoretically, by taking into account the conveyance of sound through all types of visual representation, whether figurative, mathematical, graphic, calligraphic, epigraphic, coloristic, ornamental, compositional, substantive or other means. The conference presentations may address all visual media, from monumental art to objects and manuscript illumination.
To propose a paper, send an abstract of no more than 3000 characters to Frédéric Billiet(email@example.com) and Isabelle Marchesin(firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 31, 2015.
Accepted papers will be presented in French or in English on the 11, 12, and 13 of June in the auditorium of the Hôtellerie Saint-Yves near the Cathedral of Chartres. Papers will be 20 minutes long. The acts of the conference will be published.
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce the final lecture in its 2014-2015 lecture series.
On December 1, 2014, at 6:15 pm at the Harvard Faculty Club, Dr. Warren Woodfin (Queens College, City University of New York) will present “Transfiguration and Transformation: Thoughts on the Vatican Sakkos and Byzantine Hesychasm.” Dr. Woodfin will discuss the Vatican sakkos, one of the three surviving late Byzantine episcopal sakkoi with figural embroidery, within the context of the spiritual movements of the fourteenth century, in particular the complex of devotional and theological developments known as Hesychasm. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies.
Please join us for a reception following the lecture.
Monday, December 1, 2014, at 6:15 pm
Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
The lecture is free and open to the public.
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The Head of UASC defines and inaugurates expanded services and promotes innovative approaches for digital scholarship, working closely with other units throughout the Libraries to integrate the rich assets of the UASC as an integral component of IIT Libraries’ support for teaching, learning, and research at the University.
The Head of UASC articulates a vision and a strategic direction that promotes the visibility, accessibility, and impact of a nationally and internationally recognized primary research collection, facilitates collaboration and participation in relevant initiatives and programs, and develops fundraising strategies. The Head of the UASC represents IIT Libraries in local, regional and national professional organizations.
In collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian and other library departments, the Head of UASC participates in grant writing activities and initiates and manages a variety of educational programs and services that showcase, sustain, and grow the UASC. The Head of the UASC also identifies, cultivates, and provides stewardship of donors and for the acquisition of special collections in support of university curricula.
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