Index of Christian Art Name Change

As of July 1, 2017, the Index of Christian Art became The Index of Medieval Art, a decision made after careful thought and consultation with Princeton faculty, students, administration, and the wider scholarly community.

“The change reflects the broad evolution of our institution’s scope and mission since its founding in 1917, when its work was limited to cataloguing religious themes and subjects in early Christian art up to 700 C.E. A century later, our records have expanded to encompass both religious and secular imagery, including Jewish and Islamic works, from the first centuries of the Common Era until the sixteenth century. The scholarly activities that we support and generate have also evolved over the years, reflecting the broad interpretive and interdisciplinary analysis that has become fundamental to the study of medieval images. Our new name signals more accurately our expanded holdings, mission, and goals, as well as our institution’s broad potential to serve researchers in multiple fields of study.”

The Index of Medieval Art can be accessed via this link or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.  (Note that though the name has changed, the URL remains the same.)

Image credit: Courting couple on horseback with falcon, Morgan Library M.73, fol. 3r. (Paris, c. 1470).

Etruscan Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Etruscan Studies.

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From the Ovid website for the journal:

Etruscan Studies: Journal of the Etruscan Foundation is the leading scholarly publication on Etruscology and Italic Studies in the English language. The journal details activities in all areas of research and study related to the Etruscan and pre-Roman civilizations and publishes articles as well as reviews of meetings and publications of interest to the professional community.”

Articles are formatted as annual and multi-year archaeological site reports

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 2 (1995) to present.

Access Etruscan Studies via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘etruscan amphora’ by mararle on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/bmWoop

New Oxford Bibliography Online: Art History

The University of Cambridge now has access to the New Oxford Bibliography Online: Art History available via the Cambridge Databases A-Z.

Originating as a study much informed by ancient art, and then by the art of the Renaissance, the historical dimension of the discipline has also continuously advanced with time. More and more works and types of objects are made throughout the world, and art historians’ interests have increasingly shifted to more recent art. In the past half century art historians have also engaged more and more with questions of theory, method, and the history of the discipline. New approaches, often borrowed from other fields, have proliferated.

As a result of all this flux and ferment, it has become progressively more difficult to grasp the literature of the field, and to gain an orientation to current and perennial problems. Oxford Bibliographies in Art History responds to these needs and offers a trustworthy pathway through the thicket of information overload. Whether an expert in contemporary European art needs to read up on the art of ancient China for a book project or an undergraduate student needs to start a research paper on iconography in Renaissance art, Oxford Bibliographies in Art History will provide a trusted source of selective bibliographic guidance.

Image credit: Aby Warburg (see: http://www.warburg-haus.de/en/aby-warburg/).

OBO’s bibliography on Warburg can be found here.

 

JSTOR Arts & Science XIII Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XIII Archive Collection

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“late byzantine cross-in-square” by fusion-of-horizons (on Flickr)

From the JSTOR website:

“The Arts & Sciences XIII Collection adds an increasingly international set of journals in disciplines including Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Philosophy, and Religion. Represented subdisciplines include European church history and the literature of the American West.

The collection offers a global scope. European countries including Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands each contribute several titles, with an additional title published in South Korea, the Journal of Korean Religions.

The Arts & Sciences XIII Collection also complements JSTOR content in History, Music, and Classical Studies. The collection will contain at least 125 titles by completion.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XIII Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Records for the titles in this archive will be available in LibrarySearch in the new year. Access to the articles will be available in LibrarySearch+ next week.

JSTOR Arts & Science XI Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XI Archive Collection

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‘Language of the birds’ by David Yu (on Flikr)

From the JSTOR website:

“Arts & Sciences XI will expand JSTOR’s coverage in the humanities, with scholarship in core fields of Language & Literature, History, and Art & Art History.

Comprising a minimum of 125 titles, the collection will  include important journals in Classical Studies, Architecture & Architectural History, and Music.

Other discipline clusters will include Bibliography, Library Science, Religion, Philosophy, Archaeology, Performing Arts, Film Studies, and Linguistics.

Interdisciplinary titles will broaden the scope of the collection to include area studies such as American studies, Asian studies, Jewish studies, and African American studies.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XI Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Records for the titles in this archive will be available in LibrarySearch in the new year. Access to the articles will be available in LibrarySearch+ next week.

Convivium

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : CONVIVIUM: Exchanges and interactions in the arts of medieval Europe, Byzantium, and the Medittereanean.

2699032586_98af5fbcdd_oConvivium is a continuation of the title Seminarium Kondakovianum, the journal of the institute founded in the memory of Nikodim Kondakov in 1927.

Convivum’s main focus is on art history, but will also cover topics including anthropology, archaeology, historiography and liturgy ranging from the Early Christian period to the end of the Middle Ages.

Articles will be published in French, English, Italian or German.

This title is published twice a year.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2014) to present.

Access Soil Science via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘xti_9138’ by Holly Hayes on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/57vfmA

Perspective

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : PERSPECTIVE.

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From the INHA website for the journal:

“Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art, founded in 2006, publishes critical analyses of the history, approaches, currents trends and future directions of research in art history. Unique in its approach, it aims to stimulate and participate in ongoing reflection in the field with contributions by renowned French and international specialists.

“Published twice a year, it offers issues either with varia or dedicated to a chosen theme.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 2009 to present.

Access Perspective via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘byzantine crecent’ by fusion-of-horizons on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/uuVUGg