BAYEUX (FRANCE) –(via @Minima Medievalia) The 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings (1066) marks an excellent occasion to reconsider the so-called “Tapisserie de Bayeux” not only for its historical value, which is already well known by scholars, but by highliting its artistic importance, far from being fully explored. An international Colloquium (“L’invention de la Tapisserie de Bayeux : NAISSANCE, COMPOSITION ET STYLE D’UN CHEF-D’OEUVRE MEDIEVAL”) will be held in Bayeaux from 22 to 25 September at the Bayeux Museum. Papers and talks will be presented by 23 scholars and researchers working in different countries (France, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Canada and United States) who will share knowledge and experiences from different disciplines and fields of study (textiles, history of Arts, archaeology, latin language, etc.).
Access is free. Lectures are in French only. Complete programme (also in French language) is available at this link.
DU 22 AU 25 SEPTEMBRE 2016
Direction : Cécile Binet, Pierre Bouet, Shirley Ann Brown, Sylvette Lemagnen, François Neveux, Gale Owen-Crocker
For more info, please visit the official Museum Website
Zadar (HR) – “Living and dying in the cloister. Monastic life from the 5th to the 11th century”: the monastic life investigated through monk’s vision is the perspective of the XXIII IRCLAMA International Symposium that will take place in Zadar, Croatia, from May 28th to June 4th, 2016. The meeting intends to penetrate deeply, through the study of space and time of the monastic asceticism, into one of the fundamental structures of development of medieval society between East and West. History, art and architecture are the primary tools by which, through the words spoken and written by the monks, are examined the forms of the monastic complexes, from late antiquity archetypes of Christian Europe in the Middle Ages.
The colloquium is organized and partly financed by the Project Croatian medieval heritage in European context: mobility of artists and transfer of forms, functions and ideas CROMART, financed by the Croatian Science Foundation, and with a contribution of the Croatian Ministry of Science, education and sports. It has been supported by the Università catolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano), Centro Studi Longobardi.
Programme: IRCLAMA 23 – APAT 28 – final
An interesting event took place on Saturday, Feb. 6th in Ferentillo, Umbria, Italy. The marvellous Abbey founded in the VI century by Faroaldo I, the Longobardic Duke of Spoleto, hosted a conference on the history and arts of the monument. Occasion was given by a long article by Dr. Elena Percivaldi, medievalist and writer, just published on “Medioevo”, Italy’s leading widespread magazine concerning the Middle Ages.
Many authorities and a wide audience were present. Speakers were Elena Percivaldi, Andreas Steiner (editor in chief of “Medioevo”), the mayor of Ferentillo Paolo Silveri, Sebastiano Torlini (president of the local Archaeological Group Naharki Valnerina), Giorgio Flamini (Italia Langobardorum) and Enrico Chigioni, publisher of Capsa Ars Scriptoria, an international project (“The casket of time – The Longobards”) aiming to enhance the Longobard cultural heritage by editing facsimile manuscripts.
Early music was performed by Fortebraccio Veregrense, among Italy’s leading reenactors of the Longobardic period.
Abbazia di San Pietro in Valle
Capsa Ars Scriptoria