Publication and Presentation of the book "Pintar fa mil anys. Els colors i l'ofici del pintor romànic"

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PintarIIÌÂndex PintarPresentation of the book Pintar fa mil anys. Els colors i l'ofici del pintor romànic, M. Castiñeiras, J. Verdaguer (eds.).
Presentation of the new book Pintar fa mil anys. Els colors i l'ofici del pintor romànic, will take place on Wednesday 21th January at 18.00 h, at the Museum Episcopal de Vic. The presentation will be held by Joan Carles Marset, chief of the Servei de Publicacions de la UAB; as well as Manuel Castiñeiras and Judit Verdaguer, coordinators of the publication.
The acquisition of the book is now available in the following link:

Síntesi. Quaderns dels Seminaris de Besalú. 2014

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Catalunya i la Mediterània: circulació d'artistes, objectes i modelsNum. 2, 2014 [Link to PDF]

The Association Amics de Besalú i del seu Comtat. Centre d'Estudis, in collaboration with the Museu Nacional de Catalunya (MNAC) and the MICINN' research project Artistas, patronos y público: Catalunya y el Mediterráneo. Siglos XI-XV.  Magistri Cataloniae (HAR2011-23015), promotes an annual Romanesque Seminar, which hosts young scholars' research on medieval art history, giving them the opportunity and the ideal platform to present their first contribution to this discipline. 

As a result, it has been published this number of the Síntesi' magazine. It includes the papers which were presented in 2012 (Ecos i objectes de Bizanci a Catalunya) and 2013 (Entre Orient i Occident: el culte a la creu a la Catalunya romànica) sessions of this Seminari de Romànic, which were coordinated by Manuel Castiñeiras (UAB) and Jordi Camps (MNAC). Its topic, which is mainly focused on the analysis of cultural interchanges between Catalonia and the Mediterranean, is widely related to one of the golds of Magistri Cataloniae research project:  processes of creation and reception of images by the audience.

Manuel Castiñeiras'New Lecture. La Sapienza

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New Lecture of Manuel Castiñeiras: "Da Virgilio al Medioevo: la rinascita della Sibilla in Campania (XI-XIII secolo)", in Medioevo tra Occidente e Mediterraneo. Sulle orme di un percorso di ricerca. Giornate di studio in ricordo di Antonio Cadei, Università di Roma I- La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia – Dipartimento di Storia dell’Arte e Spettacolo, Aula I Adolfo Venturi, 17-18 dicembre 2014.

Link to the Program.

New Series of Conferences Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya-Magistri Cataloniae

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The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and the research project Magistri Cataloniae are organising a new series of conferences entitled L'emergència del món profà en l'art medieval: Temes per un nou públic?. Some of the conferences will be held by Avital Heyman, Carles Sánchez and Cèsar Favà, researchers of our research project Magistri Cataloniae.

Place and date: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, November 2014.

Link to the program.


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News about the I SIMPOSI MAGISTRI CATALONIAE: "Artista anònim, artista amb signatura. Identitat, estatus i rol de l'artista en l'art medieval":

  • Sesions on 7 November will be held on the AUDITORI of the Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • Registration process will be closed from 29 OCTOBER 2014.



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Dr. Avital Heyman, researcher of our research project MAGISTRI CATALONIAE, will give a seminar as part of the Master in "Anàlisi i Gestió del Patrimoni artístic" of the Departament d'Art i Musicologia of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Title: “La topografía sagrada y la peregrinación en la Jerusalén de la época cruzada”.

Date and place: Room 603. Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres of the UAB. (14 November 2014).


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The request to extend the execution period of the project "Artistes, patrons i públic: Catalunya i la Mediterrània (s.XI- XV)", has been recently approved by the Ministry of Economy and Competiteveness of the Spanish Gouvermment Therefore, the reserch project will finish on December 31, 2015.

During the next year, our Virtual Index of Artists will be completed. In addition, other formative activities (workshops) and publications related to the lines of research of our project will be held by our team.


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plantilla-22 copiaThe I SIMPOSI MAGISTRI CATALONIAE: Artista anònim, artista amb signatura. Identitat, estatus i rol de l'artista en l'art medieval will be held next 7-8 November 2014. This International Symposium has been organized by our Research Project MAGISTRI CATALONIAE, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Museu Episcopal de Vic, with the collaboration of the Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres de la UAB.

The Symposium is based on the research carried out as part of our Research Project MAGISTRI CATALONIAE. There wil be presented some of the results of that research and it aims to provide some important answers to the issues related with the medieval artist and the processes involved in the creation of the work of art. Some important questions will be answered by combining several approaches. The main ones are the relation between the masters, the workshops and their patrons, the problems associated to the techniques and artists' training, their laical or ecclesiastical condition, the issues connected with the signature and the anonymity, as well as artists' social status. 

Registration process is available.


Dates and place:

Friday 7 November 2014. Place: Sala de Graus de la Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres de la UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Edifici B, Campus de la UAB 08193 Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès).

Saturday 8 November 2014. Place: Sala d'actes del Museu Episcopal de Vic (Plaça del Bisbe Oliba, 3, 08500, Vic).

Link to the Program.


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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