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New spring class! Heroes, Demons, and Lovers: Medieval Imagery of History and Romance

ARTH 350/450, Wednesdays, 7:00pm–9:30pm Dominique DeLuca, PhD In this course we will examine medieval romance imagery with special focus on illuminated manuscripts produced from the 12th through the 15th centuries in northern Europe. We will study depictions of historical people and events, mythological tales, and episodes from popular poetry and literature...

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Call for Papers: 6. Forum Kunst des Mittelalters, “Sinne / Senses” (Frankfurt am Main, 09.29 – 10.02, 2021)

Scent and Sense: Olfaction and Memory in Medieval Material Culture (sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art)

Although we are used to thinking that the sense of sight reigned supreme in the Middle Ages, medieval scholars of all stripes were quite obsessively preoccupied with questions of olfaction. This session will explore the multivalent relationships between objects, smells, and memory, especially as they existed in the later Middle Ages.

Abstracts, one page in length, should be sent to Elina Gertsman (exg152@case.edu) by 10.15, 2020

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Congratulations to Reed O’Mara on publishing an article!

Congratulations to Reed, whose peer-reviewed article, “‘On Golden Tablets’: The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Manuscript as a Self-Referential Icon,” was just published in Religions, as part of the Special Issue Seeing and Reading: Art and Literature in Pre-Modern Indian Religions, guest-edited by Phyllis Granoff and Sonya Rhie Mace. Read it here: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/11/6/274/pdf

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Angie Verduci Wins the 2020 Student Travel Grant from the International Center for Medieval Art

Huge congratulations to Angie Verduci for receiving the ICMA Student Travel Grant, which will support research for her dissertation on Northern Italian “Triumph of Death” imagery. Only three such awards are annually given. This is the second year in a row that our medievalists receive this grant: last year, Aimee Caya was one of the winners!

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