CALL FOR PAPERS: Female Monasticism and the Arts across Europe

Were any Buddhist nuns making art in Europe in the Medieval Period? We are curious to see if this conference answers that question in the positive. – Buddhist Art News

CALL FOR PAPERS: Female Monasticism and the Arts across Europe (London, 13-14 Mar 15) will be held at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN.
Deadline: Dec 10, 2014

Sister Act: Female Monasticism and the Arts across Europe ca. 1250 – 1550 Keynote speaker: Professor Dr. Carola Jäggi, University of Zürich (CH)

This conference seeks to compare, contrast and juxtapose scholarly approaches to the art of Medieval and Renaissance religious women that have emerged in recent decades. Seeking to initiate a broader conversation, which is long overdue, we invite papers that examine female monastic art in terms of patronage, space, devotional practice, spiritual identity or material history, spanning all of Europe and bridging the gap between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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