CfP: New Directions in the Study of Medieval Sculpture, Leeds, 16-17 Mar 2018
Focusing on the materiality of medieval sculpture has proven crucial to its study and has expanded our historical understanding of sculpture itself. Whether monumental relief sculpture in stone, wooden sculptures in the round, sculpted altarpieces, ivory plaques or enamelled reliquaries, the possibilities for research on medieval sculpture now extend far beyond the established canon.
Contemporary medieval sculpture studies have opened the field to comparative and inclusive research that embraces the social, performative, gendered and ritual uses of medieval sculpture. These developments have inspired the organisers of the conference New Directions in the Study of Medieval Sculpture to reflect on the field and ask how do we investigate medieval sculpture today and what might come ‘after’ materiality?
This conference is hosted by the Henry Moore Institute, a centre for the study of sculpture, and is convened by Dr Elisa Foster, 2016-18 Henry Moore Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow.
Accommodation and reasonable travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.
Paper proposals should be sent via email to Dr Elisa Foster: firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2017.