Call for Publications in Encyclopedia of Medieval Royal Iconography

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Call for Publications
December 31, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, European History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

Open Access

Encyclopedia of Medieval Royal Iconography

Editor: Dr. Mirko Vagnoni

Publisher: MDPI (Basel)

Submission Entries Deadline: 31 December 2021


“Encyclopedia of Medieval Royal Iconography” sets out to do the first extensive collection of information on royal iconography covering the whole Middles Ages (476–1492). In particular, this book would like to collect entries about every medieval kingdom from Portugal to the Caucasus and from Iceland to North Africa following the different dynasties and with a particular emphasis on the most important kings who ruled during this period (please see the planned entries at the following URL). Every entry (more or less 4000 words for the main body text and approximately five pictures) should answer the following questions:

  • Did the kings make use of royal images? Was it them, some members of their court, or other subjects that commissioned them?
  • Which medium did the kings preferably use for their images (seals, coins, manuscripts, mosaics, frescoes, paintings, and sculptures)?
  • In which context did the kings preferably place their images (in religious places as churches or monasteries or in lay places as palace, squares, or city-gates)?
  • Which visibility did these images have? Who were they addressed to?
  • Which iconographic themes did these images use?
  • In which way did the royal images render symbols of power, attire, and the physical appearance of the king? Did they follow specific patterns or create new iconographies?


If you are interested in submitting an entry, please contact the following email address by 31 October 2021 for more details.

Contact Info: 

P.D. Dr. Mirko Vagnoni, Qualified Associate Professor in Art History, Academic Editor of the Encyclopedia

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