Call for Papers: ‘Rituals of Gender Staging and Performance in the Middle Ages’ NetMAR International Conference, University of Bamberg, 03-04 May 2023

The Network for Medieval Arts & Rituals (NetMAR), an international, interdisciplinary network investigating the intersections between medieval arts and rituals, invites proposals for 20-minute papers that address the role of rituals in the staging and performance of medieval gender roles. The conference, which will include scholars of different career stages, will be held at the premises of the University of Bamberg between the 3rd and 4th of May 2023.

Press Release: 2nd NetMAR Stakeholders Workshop ‘Cyprus Cultural Heritage as a Path to Sustainable Development’

The 2nd NetMAR Stakeholders Workshop was held on the 9th of November 2022 at the at the ‘Stelios Ioannou’ Learning Resource Centre – Library of the University of Cyprus.

This workshop focused on mobilizing the living heritage of medieval arts and rituals. The keynote speaker was Ms Patricia Alberth, Director of the Bamberg World Heritage Office. Ms Alberth shared her views on cultural heritage management and suggested actions for using living heritage for sustainable development.

Press Release (in Greek): 2nd NetMAR Stakeholders Workshop ‘Cyprus Cultural Heritage as a Path to Sustainable Development’

The 2nd NetMAR Stakeholders Workshop was held on the 9th of November 2022 at the at the ‘Stelios Ioannou’ Learning Resource Centre – Library of the University of Cyprus.

This workshop focused on mobilizing the living heritage of medieval arts and rituals. The keynote speaker was Ms Patricia Alberth, Director of the Bamberg World Heritage Office. Ms Alberth shared her views on cultural heritage management and suggested actions for using living heritage for sustainable development.

The ‘Tegernsee Debate’ and the Theological Reform Movement of the 15th Century

By Prof. Dr. Christian Schäfer, University of Bamberg. In the mid-15th century, the writings of Nicholas of Cusa elicited a controversy on the purpose and efficacy of intellectual powers for the knowledge of God, the so-called ‘Tegernsee debate’. But he and his followers not only participated in this dispute about the intellect and its role in the mystical ascent, they also drew conclusions from it to strengthen their reform movement.

NetMAR 2nd Stakeholders Workshop, 9 November 2022

Members of the NetMAR consortium have planned workshops and meetings with interested stakeholders (industry, policy makers and public agencies) to define targets, limitations and prospects of collaboration.

The 2nd NetMAR Stakeholders Workshop will be held between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm in the morning of 9th November 2022 at the at the ‘Stelios Ioannou’ Learning Resource Centre – Library of the University of Cyprus.

Teaching (in) the Middle Ages: Arts – Rituals – Education: Recap of the first international NetMAR Summer School

By Michaela Pölzl from ZeMas, University of Bamberg (UNI BA). International NetMAR Summer School: NetMAR is excited to share with its blog readers a recap of its very successful summer school on “Teaching (in) the Middle Ages: Arts – Rituals – Education” that was held at the University of Bamberg in July 2022.

NetMAR SDU Scientific Project Manager Dr Chiara D’Agostini has been awarded a two-year postdoc position by Gerda Henkel Stiftung

Warm congratulations to our NetMAR SDU Scientific Project Manager Dr Chiara D’Agostini who has been awarded a two-year postdoc position by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung for the project ‘Necessity by Design: The Mathematics of Rhetoric in Middle Byzantine Culture’. Dr D’Agostini will analyse the diagrammatic commentaries on the Corpus Hermogenianum.

Research Communication and Communication Networks in Medieval Studies

By Viviane Diederich M.A., University of Bamberg. Research communication plays an increasingly important role in contemporary societies. Young researchers are expected to start from an early stage to present their research to different types of audiences. It is, therefore, very important to test their communication skills and build their confidence through different channels such as those offered by NetMAR. This blog post explores various levels of research communication and substantiates its findings with examples from the field of Medieval Studies.