The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts has awarded Wendy Wauters the Mgr. Charles de Clercq prize 2022 for her work “De beroering van de religieuze ruimte. De belevingswereld van kerkgangers in de Antwerpse Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, ca. 1450-1566”.
Prof. Barbara Baert, associated researcher at Illuminare, is awarded the Warburg-Professur 2023.
Visit the Breviary of Geraardsbergen: A Burgundian manuscript kept in the Abbey of Maredsous. New Website and Exhibition
A new exhibition and website on the Breviary of Geraardsbergen was launched by the Book Heritage Lab at KU Leuven. The Breviary of St Adrian of Geraardsbergen, nowadays kept at Maredsous Abbey, dates from 1450, when the County of Flanders was in the hands of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.
Lecture: “From Kneading to Kneeling: A Terracotta Crucifixion from Santa Maria di Monteluce in Perugia”
On Wednesday 8 November, Julie Beckers, Postdoctoral Fellow at Illuminare, will deliver the lecture ‘From Kneading to Kneeling: A Terracotta Crucifixion from Santa Maria di Monteluce in Perugia’ at the 9th Ards Annual Colloquium: The Art of Devotion. The Agency of Sculpture.
Illuminare – Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Art (KU Leuven) has organized various exhibitions both in Belgium and abroad. Amongst the most recent are In Search of Utopia (2016, M – Museum Leuven), Hieronymus Cock – The Renaissance in Print (2013, M – Museum Leuven / Fondation Custodia, Paris), The Magnificent Middle…
Lecture: “Experiencing and Interpreting the Soundscape of the Late Medieval Church of Our Lady in Antwerp”
On Thursday 23 September, Wendy Wauters, affiliated researcher at Illuminare, will deliver the lecture “Experiencing and Interpreting the Soundscape of the Late Medieval Church of Our Lady in Antwerp” together with Eugeen Schreurs at the three-day symposium “The Role of the Senses in Medieval Liturgies and Rituals” in Padua.
The peer-reviewed series Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts, published by Peeters, was founded by Illuminare in 1984. It welcomes monographs, edited volumes, proceedings and collection catalogues that deal with the history of medieval illuminated manuscripts in all its different facets. 1: B. Cardon, R. Lievens and M. Smeyers, Typological Scenes from the Life of Jesus. A Manuscript…
Lecture: “The Dynamics of Devotions: About Signposts, Thresholds and Stumbling Blocks in the History of Christian Religious Life”
On Thursday 27 October, Wendy Wauters will deliver a lecture on the late medieval understanding of the senses in relation to religious rituals at the international symposium: “The Dynamics of Devotions. About Signposts, Thresholds and Stumbling Blocks in the History of Christian Religious Life” (27-28 October).
The series Art & Religion was founded in 2011 by the Iconology Research Group. Editor in chief is Barbara Baert (Leuven). The series welcomes monographs and themes in the interdisciplinary field between Christian iconography and religion of the Middle Ages and Early Modernity. Art & Religion focuses on how iconology as a field and method relates to…
Barbara Baert’s publication “Pneuma and the Visual Arts in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity” is now a standard work in Japan. The book was translated by Professor Junko Ninagawa (Kansai University in Osaka) and the translation was published this year.