Welcome to the 39th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
“Image and Visual Experience in the Middle Ages and Renaissance”
We are delighted to announce that the 39th Medieval and Renaissance Forum will take place on April 13 and 14, 2018 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. This year’s keynote speaker is Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture at Harvard University.
Professor Hamburger’s teaching and research focus on the art of the High and later Middle Ages.
Among his areas of special interest are medieval manuscript illumination, text-image issues, the history of attitudes towards imagery and visual experience, German vernacular religious writing of the Middle Ages, especially in the context of mysticism, and, most recently, diagrams, the topic of his forthcoming book: From Cross to Crucifix: Typology, Diagrams and Devotion in Berthold of Nuremberg’s Commentary on Hrabanus Maurus’ In honorem sanctae crucis.
Dr. Hamburger is also the author of several other books, including St. John the Divine: The Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology (Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002), The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany (New York: Zone Books, 1998), Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent (Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996), and The Rothschild Canticles: Art and Mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland circa 1300 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990).
On April 13, 2018, Professor Hamburger will speak on “The Diagram Paradigm in the Middle Ages—and Beyond.”