Welcome Nibelungs! The Burgundians’ Arrival in Etzel’s Kingdom in the Codex Hundeshagen

By Dr. Nadine Hufnagel, University of Bamberg
Most of the illustrations in the only fully illustrated manuscript of the Nibelungenlied (Codex Hundeshagen) do not show action scenes. Instead, they depict primarily situations of courtly ritual, especially scenes of reception and farewell. Nadine Hufnagel of the University of Bamberg explores how text and image work together to foreshadow the further development of the story, when the Burgundians arrive at Etzel’s court.

Regrowing Maimed Spires as an Act of Rebuilding Collectivity

By Michalis Olympios, University of Cyprus.
When did French sensitivity to the significance of medieval architectural patrimony emerge? How does Gothic architecture becomes a timeless symbol of national unity? The historian of Western medieval art Michalis Olympios of the Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals at the University of Cyprus discusses how the restoration of maimed spires functions as an act of rebuilding collectivity. 

Call for Papers: Workshop ‘Constructing and performing hope in the premodern world’ April 13-14, 2023, Tampere University, Finland.

The aim of the workshop is to investigate how hope functioned in premodern societies, paying attention to how hope and futurity are structured in life strategies and how they are performed in the contexts of different cultural scripts.

Keynote Speakers: Stavroula Constantinou (University of Cyprus) & Jenni Kuuliala (Tampere University). Please submit the title of your presentation and a short abstract of ca. 300-500 words with a description of the theme, methodology, main questions, and sources by May 20, 2022.

A ‘Byzantine’ Map in Context: ‘Since You can See the Earth as a Whole, you Should Believe you are in the Sky’

By Dr Chiara D’Agostini, Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark.
NetMAR examines medieval arts together with rituals with the intention of addressing their intersections. Does this approach also apply to the investigation of scientific subjects? Would NetMAR’s holistic approach fit to the subject of geography? By taking as a case study the reception of Ptolemy’s Geography in 13th-century Byzantium, this blog post will try to answer this question.

LOGO-DIMIA: Lecture by CeMAR Director Assoc. Prof. Stavroula Constantinou

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, the division of Greek and Latin Language and Literature of the Academy of Athens held the 6th lecture of the second cycle of LOGO-DIMIA. Watch here, the lecture by CeMAR Director, Assoc. Prof. S. Constantinou, entitled: “Milky Breasts A socio-ideological approach to the breastfeeding woman in antiquity and Byzantium”

CML online seminars programme spring 2022

CML is happy to present the programme for the online seminars in spring 2022. This spring the seminars will be the three keynotes at the conference Scale(s) of Literary History – Europe c. 500-1500 taking place in Rome. All are welcome to register for the online seminars and join these three exciting talks online via Zoom. To register please write to cml@sdu.dk

New annual lecture series of the Centre for Medieval Studies (ZeMas) at the University of Bamberg (UNI BA), on “The Iberian culture in the Middle Ages”

The annual lecture series of the Bamberg Center for Medieval Studies (ZeMas) invites again to ten exciting interdisciplinary lectures that approach a medieval subject from a historical, philological, archaeological, and art historical perspective. This year’s lecture series are dedicated to Iberian cultures of the Middle Ages and start on 02 May 2022 with a lecture on “Álvaro de Luna (1388/90-1453) and his role at the court of John II of Castile” (Klaus van Eickels, University of Bamberg). All lectures will be held in German.