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The International Conference The Making of Jerusalem. Constructed spaces and historic communities, has been organized by the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem and supported by the St. Sarkis Charity Trust (Londres) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisboa). It will take place on 2 -4 July 2014. Avital Heyman, researcher from our research project MAGISTRI CATALONIAE, will present the lecture "The Virgin Mary heading a Franciscan procession in the Old City".

Date and place: 2-4 July 2014. Calouste Gulbenkian Library.

PLink to the Programme

Romanesque Art –– Patrons and Processes

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Following earlier conferences on Romanesque and the Past (London, 2010), and Romanesque and the Mediterranean (Palermo, 2012), the British Archaeological Association is collaborating with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and the Research project Magistri Cataloniae to stage the third in a biennial series of international conferences concerned with Romanesque art and architecture. This conference, Romanesque: Patrons and Processes, is concerned with patronage – and agency - in their broadest senses during the Romanesque period. 


The research project Magistri Cataloniae has collaborated in the organization and has participated through the following papers:


  • M. Castiñeiras, "Patrons, Institutions and Public in the Making of Catalan Romanesque Art"
  • Anna Orriols, "The Artistic Patronage of Abbot Gregorious at Cuixà: Models and Tributes
  • Carles Sánchez, "An Anglo-Norman at Terrassa? Augustinian Canons and Thomas Becket at the End of 12th century" 


  • Verònica Abenza: "The Jaca Ivories: Towards a Re-evaluation of 11th-century Female Patronage in the Kingdom of Aragon"
  • Joan Duran, "The Cerdanya Ciborium: a Patronage Context for the Arrival of opus lemovicensis in Catalonia"



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Next 29 March 2014, Carla Fernandes, research of our Research Project Magistri Cataloniae, will hels the lecture "Imagens de Cristo. As representaçôes escultóricas, sua integraçâo nos rituais litúrgicos e alteraçôes iconográficas e formais (sécs. XII.XIV)" as a part of the International Seminar Imagens e Liturgia em Portugal na Idade Média.

Link to the program.

art'14 11th International Conference

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Next June 2014, Majo Alcayde, research of our research project Magistri Cataloniae, will held the conference "Identification of Oils and Protein binders in Romanic Paintings by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization –Time Of Flight Mass Spectrometry", in the congress art'14. 11th International Conferencon non-destructive investigations and microanalysis for the diagnostics and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage.

Congress Inscription.

Paula Gerson's Symposium

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On 29 March, Manuel Castiñeiras will participate on the Symposium dedicated to Paula Gerson that will be held at the Columbia University with the lecture: "From Santiago to Jerusalem: Performing the Romanesque Portal in the Age of Pilgrimage".

Symposium's link.