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Conférence du Prof. Craig Martin (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice), organisée par le GEMS

Titre: Astrological Debates in Italian Renaissance Commentaries on Aristotle’s Meteorology

Date: 5 octobre 2018 (16.00)

Lieu: Gand, Blandijnberg 2, Salle 100.072


From the time of Albertus Magnus, medieval commentators on Aristotle regularly used a passage from Meteorology 1.2 as evidence that the stars and planets influence and even govern terrestrial events. Many of these commentators integrated their readings of this work with the view that planetary conjunctions were causes of significant changes in human affairs. By the end of the sixteenth century, Italian Aristotelian commentators and astrologers alike deemed this passage as authoritative for the integration of astrology with natural philosophy. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, however, criticized this reading, contending that Aristotle never used the science of the stars to explain meteorological phenomena. While some Italian commentators, such as Pietro Pomponazzi dismissed Pico’s contentions, by the middle of the sixteenth century many reevaluated the medieval integration. This reevaluation culminated in Cesare Cremonini, who put forth an extensive critique of astrology in which he argued against the idea of occult causation and celestial influence, as he tried to rid Aristotelianism of its medieval legacy.

Admission to this public lecture is free, but pre-registration is recommended for anyone who is not a member of GEMS – please send a message to:

Candidature – Trois PhD: The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe

Appel à candidature pour trois postes de doctorant à l’University of Amsterdam, dans le cadre du projet NWO-VICI du Prof. Geert Janssen: « The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe »

Date limite de candidature: 12 octobre 2018

Lieu: Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities – Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Description du projet et appels détaillés:

  1. Protestant and Catholic Exile
  2. Jewish Diasporas
  3. Morisco Displacements

Bourses d’étude – Academia Belgica

Bourses d’étude de l’Academia Belgica – Centro per
la Storia, le Arti e le Scienze a Roma.

Date limite de candidature: 30 septembre de l’année précédent l’année du séjour.

Lieu: Rome, Academia Belgica


A partire dalla fine del 2017, l’Academia Belgica, l’Istituto storico belga di Roma e la Fondazione nazionale Principessa Marie-José hanno raggruppato i rispettivi campi d’azione e unito le forze in seno a una fondazione di pubblica utilità denominata “Academia Belgica – Centro per la Storia, le Arti e le Scienze a Roma”.

Ogni anno, questa “nuova” istituzione proporrà un certo numero di borse di studio in Italia. Queste borse sono assegnate in base ai fondi, secondo i casi, dell’Autorità federale (budget proprio dell’Academia Belgica), della Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) o della Comunità francofona (Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles).

Informations pratiques sur le site de l’Academia Belgica.


Colloque – Lost in Renaissance

Colloque organisé par Renaud ADAM (LE STUDIUM/CESR/ULiège/Transitions) et Chiara LASTRAIOLI (CESR)

Titre: Lost in Renaissance

Dates:  20 au 21 septembre 2018

Lieu: Tours, Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance


The debate about the concept of Renaissance is certainly old, but has met for some years now a certain revival with questions relating to its temporality, particularly in France, following questions from Patrick Boucheron on the duration of a « short long medieval period » beginning in the 12th-13th centuries and ending in the 16th century. One can also point to Jacques Le Goff’s essay entitled Faut-il vraiment découper l’histoire en tranches? (Paris, Seuil, 2014) who defended the thesis that the Renaissance would not represent a particular period, but that it would be the last rebirth of a long medieval period that would end in the mid-18th century. Regardless of whether or not one adheres to this demonstration, the great medievalist nevertheless has the merit of questioning the relevance of the concept of periodization of history and, more specifically, that of the Renaissance chrononym.

With the Lost in Renaissance symposium, we would like to explore this period by reversing the paradigm that defines it. Indeed, if the scientific community agrees to characterize the Renaissance as the time of rediscovery of Antiquity, we would like to explore it through the prism of disappearance. The aim is not to draw up a list of the different points of rupture with previous times, but rather to concentrate on the losses encountered by Europe’s intellectual, literary, artistic and material heritage during the 15th-17th centuries as a result of the great religious, political, cultural and technical upheavals that affected this territory. The angle of approach chosen for this colloquium is that of the book, considered in its materiality or for its content as a witness, victim or vector of the offenses made against the heritage during the Renaissance.

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Colloque – The Bruegel Success Story. Symposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting 

Colloque international organisé par Véronique BÜCKEN (Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium), Christina CURRIE (KIK-IRPA), Dominique ALLART (ULiège/Transitions), Sandra DERWA (KIK-IRPA), Bart FRANSEN (KIK-IRPA), Valentine HENDERIKS (ULB), Elisabeth VAN EYCK (KIK-IRPA), Cyriel STROO (KIK-IRPA), Dominique VANWIJNSBERGHE (KIK-IRPA).

Titre: The Bruegel Success StorySymposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting

Dates: 12-14 septembre 2018

Lieu: Bruxelles, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique


The Bruegel Success StoryCreative Process, Imitation, Emulation, Workshop Organization and Business Strategies

The Bruegel dynasty, defined here as Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his artistic progeny, traded on its success for more than a century. Recent new hypotheses on the creative process and the chronology of the output of the family’s founder as well as an increasing interest in the careers and artistic production of the members of the second and third generations encourage further inquiry and reassessment.

Within the same family, creative genius inspired emulation, imitation and repetition. The careers led by the different members of the Bruegel dynasty, their working methods, the transmission of skills, the passing-down of models, workshop organization and in certain cases, large-scale production, collaboration within and outside the workshop, the role of patrons and the art market are among the many fascinating themes that are open for investigation.

Although priority will be given to technical studies, new biographical data, especially on lesser-known members of the family, will also be highly welcomed. Other proposals will be considered if they offer new insights into the interpretation and reception of works by members of the Bruegel dynasty. These could include studies on sixteenth and seventeenth-century artists influenced by the Bruegel tradition.

The language of the symposium is English.

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Bourse de doctorat – « Rest in peace ». The management of death and burial during the Dutch Revolt.

Bourse de doctorat en histoire des Temps Modernes à la KU Leuven: Révolte des Pays-Bas.

Titre : « Rest in peace ». The management of death and burial during the Dutch Revolt.

Date limite de l’appel: 14 septembre 2018

Présentation du projet: 

Burials were highly explosive matters in the sixteenth-century strife between Catholics and Protestants. When Catholics continued to insist on the sacrament of the Last Anointing, a funeral mass led by the priest and a burial in sacred ground, Protestants rejected this ‘ritual industry’, and came to defend a sober ars moriendi and a plain burial in designated though not sacred cemeteries. For the Holy Roman Empire, the British Isles and France, it has been extensively documented how burials thus induced confessional disputes and even religious violence, but strikingly sources in the early modern Low Countries do not register similar outbursts in or around cemeteries. Hence, this research project examines this absence of outspoken religious violence, by testing the hypothesis that it was eventually prevented through a remarkable management of death at different levels. This management consisted of the multi-level prescriptions of local, central and ecclesiastical authorities on the crucial rite de passage, as well as the engagement of local citizens with the manner in which burials could and should take place. Moreover, it argues that this top-down and bottom-up management of death led to the unforeseen outcome that at least from 1576 onwards, regulation systematically included provisional pacification measures for the ‘other’ confession, a procedure eventually surviving in the Dutch Republic. The project thus aims to explain why the Low Countries were an exception to the rule, and why and how bereaved during the Dutch Revolt could rest in peace.

We are looking for an additional doctoral student in this project, examining the impact of public and secret executions, both on royal and rebel side. Dra. Louise Deschryver examines the emotional and sensorial repertoires of death during the Dutch Revolt within the  framework of this project.

Appel détaillé sur le site de la KUL: en néerlandais / en anglais

Colloque – Autour de la Toison d’or. Ordres de chevalerie et confréries nobles aux XIVe-XVIe siècles

Rencontres du Centre Européen d’Études Bourguignonnes (XIVe-XVIe s.) : Autour de la Toison d’or. Ordres de chevalerie et confréries nobles aux XIVe-XVIe siècles

Dates : 24-27 septembre 2018

Lieux : Université de Vienne, Marietta-Blau-Saal Österreichisches Staatsarchiv, Haus-Hof- und Staatsarchiv

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Candidature doctorat – Projet ‘Agriculture, wage labour and household economies in eighteenth-century Flanders: a regional and integrated analysis’

Appel à candidature pour un post de doctorant du FWO . La recherche sera dirigée par le professeur Thijs Lambrecht  (UGent) en collaboration avec la professeure Anne Winter (VUB).

Le doctorat aura lieu dans le cadre du projet « Agriculture, wage labour and household economies in eighteenth-century Flanders: a regional and integrated analysis ».

Date limite de la candidature : 31 août 2018

Lieu : UGent, Vakgroep Geschiedenis

Consultez sur le site de l’UGent l’appel à candidature.

Workshop – Transkribus

Workshop de présentation du logiciel Transkribus

Date : 21 septembre 2018, 13h-16h

Lieu : UGent

Inscription gratuite mais requise :

Transkribus est une plate-forme gratuite et ouverte pour la reconnaissance automatique, la transcription et la recherche de documents historiques, utilisant la reconnaissance de texte manuscrite (HTR) et la reconnaissance optique de caractères (OCR).

Publication – Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain

D. van Heesch, R. Janssen, J. Van der Stock (eds.), Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain, Brepols (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History), 2018.

ISBN: 978-1-909400-82-5

Date de publication: 2018


This fascinating collection of essays explores the diverse ways in which Netherlandish art and luxury goods shaped and transformed the artistic landscape of Renaissance Spain

This collection of essays explores the diverse ways in which Netherlandish art and luxury goods permeated the artistic landscape of Renaissance Spain. Covering a wide range of approaches and perspectives, the book includes studies on carved altarpieces, stone sculpture, painting, tapestry, architectural design, prints and mathematical instruments. Through the lens of artists, patrons, collectors, merchants and other intermediaries, special attention is paid to local cultures of collecting and display. Together, the essays provide a fascinating and multifaceted view of the reciprocal relationships between the Low Countries and Spain from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries.

Daan van Heesch is a PhD Fellow in Art History at the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and affiliated with Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven). His PhD research focuses on the transnational reception of Hieronymus Bosch in the early modern period.

Robrecht Janssen works at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels. He is also a PhD candidate at KU Leuven with a project on the writings on art of the Bruges poet and painter Dominicus Lampsonius (1532-1599).

Jan Van der Stock is a full professor at KU Leuven with research interests in the history of the printed image in the Low Countries and the socio-economic aspects of art history. He is the director of Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven).


Table des matières:

Introduction — Daan van Heesch, Robrecht Janssen and Jan Van der Stock

‘Le chanoine rouge’: Tribute to an Inspired and Inspiring Master — Paul Vandenbroeck

‘As yche othere brothere’: The Human Factor within the Hispano-Flemish World — Raymond Fagel

Made in Iberia: A New Look at the Retable of Contador Saldaña in Santa Clara de Tordesillas — Nicola Jennings

Flemish Carved Altarpieces in Spain: Reflections on their Patronage and the Relationship between Flemish and Spanish Artistic Traditions — Jesús Muñiz Petralanda, Maite Barrio Olano and Ion Berasain Salvarredi

Jean Mone, Barcelona, and the Origins of the ‘Netherlandish’ Antique Manner — Ethan Matt Kavaler

Flemish, Spanish, or Somewhere in Between? On a Netherlandish Anonymous Draughtsman of the 1530s and his Inventions — Krista De Jonge

Trading with the Enemy: The Spanish Market for Antwerp Prints and Paintings during the Revolt — Stephanie Porras

The Plantin Book Trade and the Supply of Art Objects to the Spanish Elite — Dirk Imhof

The Duke of Alba’s Tapestry Acquisitions in the Low Countries (c. 1555–73) — Iain Buchanan

Historical Substance and Acquired Meaning of Rogier van der Weyden’s Deposition of Christ at the Court of Philip II — Antonia Putzger

Flemish Mathematical Instruments as Luxury Goods of Knowledge and their Migration to San Lorenzo de El Escorial — Koenraad Van Cleempoel

The Guevaras as Collectors of Netherlandish Art at the Spanish Court — Elena Vázquez Dueñas

Gender, Representation and Power: Female Patronage of Netherlandish Art in Renaissance Spain — Noelia García Pérez

The Dukes of Medina Sidonia and Netherlandish Art: On the Artistic Patronage of a Sixteenth-Century Iberian Court — Eduardo Lamas-Delgado

‘Tan universal aplauso’: Communal Praise in Seventeenth-Century Madrid — Abigail D. Newman


Colloque – 11e Congrès de l’Association des Cercles francophones d’histoire et d’archéologie de Belgique

Appel à contribution pour le 11e Congrès de l’Association des Cercles francophones d’histoire et d’archéologie de Belgique et 58e Congrès de la Fédération des Cercles d’archéologie et d’histoire de Belgique.

Dates de l’événement: 20-23 août 2020

Dates limites de l’appel: 31 décembre 2018 (avis) – 31 mars 2019 (résumé)

Lieu: Tournai

Appel détaillé