Newberry Library: Ecole Nationale des Chartres fellowship

The Newberry Library/Ecole Nationale des Chartres

Application deadline extended to: February 10, 2011

Each year since 1979, this fellowship has provided auditor tuition and a three-month stipend to partially cover living expenses for an American or Canadian graduate student in a Ph.D. program to study at the École Nationale des Chartes in Paris. The École des Chartes is the oldest institution in Europe specializing in the archival sciences, including paleography, codicology, bibliography, diplomatics, textual editing, and the history of the book. Preference is given to students attending member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium. It is strongly recommended that the recipient is in residence at the École during the fall semester.

Applications are especially encouraged from students in the early stages of preparing their dissertations.

See the  application guidelines available at http://www.newberry.org/renaissance/general/felshps.html. In your Project Abstract and Project Description, provide specifics about your need for the training available at the École des Chartes and how it will contribute to your dissertation or future projects.

Newberry Library: Mechanisms of Exchange, Feb. 25

Newberry Library Symposium

Mechanisms of Exchange: Transmission, Scale, and Interaction in the Arts and Architecture of the Medieval Mediterranean, 1000 to 1500

Friday, February 25, 2011

Organized by Heather E. Grossman, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Alicia Walker, Washington University in St. Louis

This symposium will bring together scholars working in art and architectural history to consider the mechanisms of cross-cultural exchange in the medieval Mediterranean world and specifically the question of how styles, motifs, and techniques were transmitted in the architecture and the monumental arts versus the portable arts. Speakers include specialists in western European, Islamic, and Byzantine art and architectural history.

Preliminary program:

“Conveyance and Convergence: Painting and Architecture in Lusignan Cyprus”

Justine M. Andrews, University of New Mexico

“Coveting Greciscos: Byzantine Cloth and the Luxury Textile Market in Early Medieval Iberia”

Maria J. Feliciano, University of Washington

“Art and Architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean following 1204. Byzantium diluted or rejuvenated?”

Maria Georgopoulou, Gennadius Library, Athens

“Drawing, Memory, and Imagination in the Wolfenbüttel Musterbuch”

Ludovico V. Geymonat, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome

“Translating Texts and Cultures in the Medieval Mediterranean World between the Tenth through Thirteenth Centuries”

Eva R. Hoffman, Tufts University

“Imported versus Native Medicine in a Thirteenth-Century Grave”

Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania

“Portable Palaces? On the Circulation of People, Objects, and Ideas in Medieval Anatolia”

Scott Redford, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, Istanbul

The symposium will conclude with a roundtable discussion. Audience participation in the conversation will be warmly welcomed.

While there is no fee to attend this program, participants must register in advance with the Newberry Library.

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions are eligible to apply for travel funds to attend this event. Contact your Representative Council member for details.

For more information, please go to: http://www.newberry.org/renaissance/conf-inst/MechanismsOfExchange.html

Newberry: Anglo-Saxon Graduate Seminar

Registration is now open for this Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Winter 2011 graduate seminar:

The Anglo-Saxon Seminar: Masculinity and the Anglo-Saxons
Professor Allen Frantzen, Loyola University Chicago

2-5 p.m. Fridays, January 7 to March 11 at the Newberry Library, Chicago

Limited enrollment: www.newberry.org/renaissance/consortium/consortiumsems.html#frantzen

Enrollment fees are waived for graduate students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Faculty auditing is encouraged.

Newberry: Disability and Marginality Graduate Seminar

Registration is now open for this Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Winter 2011 graduate seminar:

Disability and Marginality in Medieval England and France
Professor Edward Wheatley, Loyola University Chicago

2:00-5:00 p.m. Thursdays, January 6 – March 10 at the Newberry Library, Chicago

Limited enrollment: www.newberry.org/renaissance/consortium/consortiumsems.html#wheatley

Enrollment fees are waived for graduate students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Faculty auditing is encouraged.

Newberry Intellectual History Seminar, Nov. 13

The first seminar of the 2010-2011 academic year at the Newberry Library will be held

November 13, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Robert Lerner, Northwestern University

“Philadelphia Story: Another Look at Marguerite Porete’s ‘Accomplice’ Guiard of Cressonessart”

Elizabeth Casteen, Northwestern University

“An ‘Especially Good Friend’ to Saints: The Reputational Redemption of Johanna I of Naples (c. 1365 – 1378).”

Future meetings are scheduled for December 4, 2010, January 29, 2011, and February 26, 2011.

For more information, please contact Ray Clemens (rclemens@ilstu.edu) or see http://www.newberry.org/renaissance/seminars/medintel.html.