NEWS

THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
(Moravian) Middle Ages in the Mirror of the 20th century

September 9-12, 2018

The International Summer School (Moravian) Middle Ages in the Mirror of the 20th century takes place at Masaryk University at the Hans Belting Library. The summer school is held in cooperation with the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and the University of Zagreb in Croatia.

Migrating Art Historians
back on track

July 21 - August 2, 2018

More than a year has passed since the group of Migrating Art Historians got off the train at the railway station in Brno, after having walked 1500 km on foot. Today, we are setting off for a new journey: far less long and with a considerably smaller group, but interesting nonetheless. This year, our pilgrimage is going to start in Arles.

The second field trip
to Armenia

May 26 - June 2, 2018

After the gathering in Scala, which was devoted to the topic of the Armenian cultural genocide, the organisers of the Center for Early Medieval Studies have prepared a new field trip to explore the monuments in the Caucasus. The journey which will take place from May 26th to June 2nd will be already our fourth expedition into the region.

STEP BY STEP
towards the Sacred:
Ritual, Movement and Images in the Middle Ages

May 16-17, 2018

Dear colleagues,
on behalf of the Center for Early Medieval Studies we would like to cordially invite you to the conference Step by Step towards the Sacred: Ritual, Movement and Images in the Middle Ages, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday (May 16-17th) in the Hans Belting Library.

Furtum Sacrilegum

May 15, 2018

The organisers of the Center for Early Medieval Studies at the Department of Art History would like to cordially invite you to the lecture by prof. Daniela Mondini titled Furtum Sacrilegum. The “Holy Heads” of Peter and Paul and a Lost Fresco Cycle in the Lateran Basilica in Rome. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 15th, at 18.00, in the Hans Belting Library. It will be devoted to the reliquaries containing the remains of St. Peter and St. Paul as well as to the currently-already-lost cycle of frescos in the Lateran Basilica.

On Cultural Genocide, Memory and Beauty: The Art of Medieval Armenia
(a report)

May 10, 2018

The event, which took place at the university cinema of Scala in the early evening of May 10th, was marked by a shared consideration about the beauties of the Caucasus. The students of the Center for Early Medieval Studies were trying to convey their experiences which they have gathered during several field trips into the region since 2016 to the attendees. In particular, they presented various pieces of information about Armenia - a country with a rich cultural history.

On Cultural Genocide, Memory and Beauty: The Art of Medieval Armenia

May 10, 2018

Since 2016, the Center for Early Medieval Studies have already organised several study trips to explore the monuments of the medieval Caucasus. During these trips, we have not only collected a lot of new pieces of knowledge and intriguing questions, but also rich visual material - as well as considerations about how to share at least a part of it with you all. And so, we would now like to invite you all to our multi-genre meeting titled On Cultural Genocide, Memory and Beauty: The Art of Medieval Armenia.

Step out of the Shade

May 3, 2018

After the introductory words by prof. Kroupa, the Head of the Center for Early Medieval Studies, Ivan Foletti, presented his inaugurating professor-to-be lecture titled Step out of the Shade. Constantinople, Ravenny, Rome and the year 500 in the premises of the Moravian Gallery in Brno, on May 3, 2018.

The Umayyad Visual Culture Between Continuity and Change

April 9-13, 2018

On April 9-13th, a lecture series/block course by Katharina Meinicke (Universität Wien) titled The Umayyad Visual Culture between Continuity and Change took place in the Hans Belting Library. The course presented an overview of the visual culture of the empire of the first islamic dynasty, the Umayyads (AD 661-750), which was, figuratively speaking, a superpower on the crossroads, in the sense of both geography and history.

On the Path towards Eternity: The Face of the Empress between Illusion and Representation

April 5, 2018

On Thursday, April 5, a public lecture from the series "Middle Ages, differently" took place in the Hans Belting Library. The lecture titled On the Path towards Eternity: The Face of the Empress between Illusion and Representation was presented by Teodora Georgievova.

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