Call for Papers for NetMAR International Conference: The Arts and Rituals of Pilgrimage

The conference invites papers from scholars of all career levels that engage with questions and themes including but not limited to:
• The practice of pilgrimage and its place in medieval literature and visual arts
• Pilgrimage in literature and literature as pilgrimage
• Pilgrimage in painting/ sculpture/ music/ rhetoric and/or performance
• The architecture of pilgrimage
• The communities of pilgrimage-goers and of pilgrimage sites
• Pilgrim routes
• The afterlives of pilgrimages
by no later than 31 July 2022.

Medievalism in Linguistic Teaching

by Prof. Gabriele Knappe & Prof. Patrizia Noel Aziz Hanna, University of Bamberg
What is ‘linguistic medievalism’ and what can it teach us? In our brand new post, Prof. Gabriele Knappe and Prof. Patrizia Noel Aziz Hanna of the University of Bamberg jointly present a teaching experiment they carried out on ‘Linguistic Medievalism’. Read on to find out what they did and what they found!

A palimpsest that faith built: The Church of the Transfiguration in Sotera (Cyprus) and its Murals

By Maria Parani, University of Cyprus
Dr Maria Parani tells the story of one of the many medieval churches that populate the Cypriot countryside: that of the Church of the Transfiguration at the village of Sotera in southeast Cyprus. Tracing its history of successive building phases and painting campaigns opens up a window into the lives of the people whose needs – social and spiritual – it served.

Bookcity Università 2021: Milano University Press at Bookcity Milano

19 November 2021 at 18:00 CET (only in Italian).
Join the presentation of the Statale University’s Milano University Press. Disseminating knowledge by adhering to the principles of Open Science is the aim of the University publishing house to which the opening event of the Bookcity programme at the Statale is dedicated. The event is free of charge, with online registration.

Seminar by Dr. Nils Holger Petersen (University of Copenhagen/SDU): “The Medieval Latin Mass and its Receptions into the Modern Concert Hall and Various Electronic Media”

You are cordially invited to the second lecture within the Medieval advanced level Seminar series of UNI BA’s Winter Semester 2021/22, by Prof. Dr. Nils Holger Petersen (Odense), with title: “The Medieval Latin Mass and its Receptions into the modern Concert Hall and various Electronic Media”
Coordination: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Bennewitz/Prof. Dr. Klaus van Eickels
Monday, November 22, 2021
19:00 CET, via Zoom

Rituals at the Grail Table

By Daniele Gallindo Gonçalves
Whether it’s the time we get up in the morning or when we eat or go to sleep, our daily routines are a form of ritual. However, can we really call such (individual) habits rituals? What is actually a ritual? As defined by Gerd Althoff, a ritual is “a formally-standardized symbolic sequence of actions that has a specific effectiveness”, since it has the capacity to (re)produce “a social, political, spiritual, etc. change of state” (Althoff; Stollberg-Rilinger 2008: 144).

Lecture at UNI BA by Prof. Dr Bettina Wagner and Alyssa Steiner: Albrecht Pfister and the Earliest Printed Books in German from Bamberg

Lecture at UNI BA: Prof. Dr Bettina Wagner, Director of the Bamberg State Library, and Alyssa Steiner (M.St. University of Bamberg) will give a joint paper entitled ‘Albrecht Pfister and the Earliest Printed Books in German from Bamberg’ on Tuesday, 2 November 2021, at 3:30 CET (online). The paper will focus on the first Bamberg book printer, Albrecht Pfister, and specifically on the extremely rare Pfister prints held in British and American libraries. The talk will be in English; to register and join, please visit:

CML videoseminar. Ingrid Bennewitz, “Brynhild’s Return. On the Depiction of the Icelandic Queen in Twenty-first Century Cinema”

Ingrid Bennewitz (University of Bamberg) will be giving an online seminar on “Brynhild’s Return. On the Depiction of the Icelandic Queen in Twenty-first Century Cinema” on Thursday, 25 November.

The seminar is part of the autumn 2021 seminar series and will be online via Zoom. All are welcome!

To register please write to