The conference will be the third of a series of such conferences that will focus on the artistic exchange that occurred throughout the Mediterranean in the Late Medieval and Renaissance periods.
The Mediterranean basin, known as the cradle for civilization, is a melting pot of cultures and an international hub. In the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance period, the Mediterranean witnessed crusades, pilgrimages, the rise of several maritime powers and military orders resulting in cultural diversity that is reflected in works of art.
The aim of this conference is to bring renowned international academics to Malta, that has a unique position at the central of the Mediterranean, for a presentation of original research and an exchange of ideas.
Following on the success of the past two editions, this conference hopes to once again create a forum for the discussion of recent original ongoing research that interprets art related to these periods produced anywhere in the Mediterranean and that focusses on transcultural aspects in the Late Medieval and Renaissance periods.
The confirmed keynote speaker for this edition is Dr Giorgio Tagliaferro (Associate Professor, University of Warwick).
We invite abstracts of up to 300 words in English, for 30-minute papers to be presented in English, and a brief CV, by 13 December 2019. Please send abstracts to Dr Charlene Vella.