IV Colloque International Magistri Cataloniae

Next 28 February 2020 will be held the IV Colloque International Magistri Cataloniae:

Terra Santa a Occident: objectes, imatges i relíquies.

Date and place: 28 February 2020. Sala de Graus, Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Link to the Program

International Conference Incontri Mediterranei

Next 26-28 September 2019, it will be held the International Conference MEDITERRANEAN ENCOUNTERS: Art and artists between Byzantium and the West after the Fourth Crusade (1204-1430). The Conference has been organized by Manuel Castiñeiras, Marina Righetti, Anna Maria D’Acchile and Antonio Iacobini, and it has been supported by the research project Magistri Mediterranei, the Sapienza Università di Roma and the Academia de España en Roma, with the collaboration of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística and the Departament d’Art i Musicologia from the UAB.

Date and Place:
26 September 2019, Sapienza Università di Roma, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Odeion dell’Arte Classica (Roma).
27 September 2019, Academia de España en Roma (Roma).

Programa Incontri Mediterranei.

Verónica Abenza’s Seminar (CSIC)

Next 27 May 2019, Dr. Verónica Abenza, researcher of this research project, will give the seminar: Al Servicio del Rey: Santa María de Vallbona y la implantación del Císter femenino en La Corona de Aragón, organized by Drs. Ana Rodríguez and Therese Martin and held at Instituto de Historia (CSIC, Madrid).

Date and Place: Madrid, Insituto de Historia, CSIC, 27de Maig, 12.00.

Lecture. EOI

Next 25 April 2019, Manuel Castiñeiras, member of this research project, will give the lecture “Sant Jordi. Un Sant transcultural de la Mediterrània: de Capadòcia a Catalunya”, at the Escola Oficial d’Idiomes de Barcelona.

Date and Place: Barcelona, EOI, 25/04/2019, 19.00 h.

Link to the Program.

Sant Jordi 25 abril 2019

Paper IX European Symposium on Religious Art, Conservation and Restoration (ESRARC 2019)

Next 11 April, Mª Antònia Zalbidea Muñoz, Aurora Rubio Mifsud and Manuel Castiñeiras, members of the Research Project Magistri Mediterranei, will give the paper “The Measure of Christ in the Cathedral of Valencia: unveiling the Italian-like technical processes of an extraordinary painted sedal”, within the IX European Symposium on Religious Art, Conservation and Restoration (ESRARC, 2019).

Place: Sala Capitular, Centre del Carme de la Generalitat de València, Carrer del Museu, 2, 46003, Valencia.

Date: 11 d’Abril 2019, 17.45 h.

Programa ESRAC 2019

Lectures. Bari-Santiago-Bari

Manuel Castiñeiras and Rosanna Bianco, members of the Research Project Magistri Mediterrani, are giving lectures within the Workshop Bari-Santiago-Bari. Il Viaggio, il Pellegrinaggio, le Relazioni:

M. Castiñeiras, “Compostela, Bari e Brindisi: il Romanico, lo Pseudo Turpino e le vie di pellegrinaggio”.

R. Bianco, “La Puglia e il Camino di Santiago”.

Date and Place: 21 March 2019, Centro Polifunzionale Studenti, Sala 1, Piazza Cesare Battisti, 1, Bari.

Programa Bari-Santiago-Bari

Message from the Guest Editor Encounters in Medieval Wall Painting between the West and Byzantium: Appropriation, Exchange, and Mutual Perceptions Special Issue of ARTS

Dear Colleagues, The immediate objects of our study are a series of wall paintings that derive from a very specific cultural and artistic encounter between the West and Byzantium from the 6th to 15th centuries. In every case, the precise nature of this agency and the different levels at which interchange operated should be defined. Sometimes, this entails the appropriation of a specific style or an iconographic topic for a use in a different context. The goal of this appropriation can take many forms, such as prestige, the fascination for the other or even the assumption of new identities. At other times, it is about the creation of pictorial hybrids to promote cultural fusion between Latins and Greeks. In most of these examples, either patrons or artists had to experience a process of shifting identities, in which the individual replicates in himself behaviors, tastes or skills of another (alien to his culture) in order to identify himself with the other.

To propose a paper for publication, please send a title and short abstract to the Guest Editor, Manuel Castiñeiras, on manuel.castineiras@uab.cat, with copy to arts@mdpi.com by 5 February 2019. Full manuscripts of up to max 15,000 words in length should be submitted by 21 June 2019.

You can find a new flyer in the attachment, and the updated summary on the website:


XVIII Conference on Byzantine Studies

The Research Project Magistri Mediterranei is collaborating in the XVIII Conference on Byzantine Studies organized by the Sociedad Española de Bizantinistica, which will be held on 30 January-2 February 2019.

Verónica Abenza’s PhD Thesis Public Defense

Verónica Carla Abenza Soria’s PhD Thesis Public Defence took place last 29 October 2018 (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Her PhD Thesis, Ego Regina. Female Artistic Patronage in Aragon, Navarre and Catalonia (1000-1200), was done under the supervision of Dr. Manuel Castiñeiras.

Best Qualification: Cum Laude (International Mention).

III Colloque International Magistri Cataloniae

Next 16 November 2018 will be held the III Colloque International Magistri Cataloniae with a session entitled: Un nou cicle de pintura mural: Saint-Pierre d’Ourjout (Couserans) en el context del romànic pirinenc. This colloque has been organized and coordinated by Magistri Cataloniae (SGR 2017 – 231).

Date and place: 16 November 2018. Sala de Graus, Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Link to the Program