CfP: Conference: Book Ornament and Luxury Critique, Zurich 15.09. – 17.09.2022

The research group “Textures of Sacred Scripture. Materials and Semantics of Sacred Book Ornament” invites paper proposals for a three-day international conference on “Book Ornament and Luxury Critique”. The conference, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, is scheduled to take place at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich from 15Continue reading “CfP: Conference: Book Ornament and Luxury Critique, Zurich 15.09. – 17.09.2022”

Workshop: Shades of Purple – Purple Ornament in Medieval Manuscripts, Zurich 25.11. – 26.11.2021

Recent advances in the technical analysis of purple colorants have spurred new interest in the aesthetics of purple ornament in medieval manuscripts. This most prestigious embellishment associated with imperial splendor underwent stunning transformations between the 6th and the 12th century. Purple dyes (mostly produced from lichens) were not only used to color the entire parchment surfaces ofContinue reading “Workshop: Shades of Purple – Purple Ornament in Medieval Manuscripts, Zurich 25.11. – 26.11.2021”