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Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean - Seminarium Kondakovianum Series Nova

Editors: I. Foletti M. Baci K. Benešovská H.L. Kessler S. Romano E. Scirocco
Publishing Manager: Johan Van der Beke
Publisher: Masarykova univerzita Université de Lausanne Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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Print ISSN: 2336-3452
Online ISSN: 2336-808X

2 issues/year

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Medieval Art, Exchanges, Interactions, Europe, Byzantium, Mediterranean Seminarium Kondakovianum, Historiography, 300-1500 A.D., Medieval Archeology, Medieval History

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


Convivium, like the rising phoenix, brings back to life a defunct periodical, the Seminarium Kondakovianum. Launched in 1928 to perpetuate the interests and scholarship of the recently deceased Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov, the earlier periodical centered on medieval art history and Byzantine studies, of which Kondakov earned widespread esteem as the patriarch. For a while, the Eastern Orthodox world dominated the content of Seminarium Kondakovianum, but a wider, more westward-looking view came to characterize the journal. Published for only a decade before it was silenced by the Second World War, Seminarium Kondakovianum appeared first in Russian but—along with the intellectual scope of the journal itself —soon broadened to include much of western Europe. Like its predecessor, Convivium has its base in Czech lands, where Kondakov found refuge after fleeing Russia and built his career and reputation. Fittingly, the new journal, begun in 2014 by scholars in six countries, takes a widely expansive view and encompasses scholarship in many disciplines. Starting with art history, it extends into the allied fields of anthropology, archeology, historiography, literature, liturgy, and history. Similarly, the period throughout which it ranges is bounded by the broadest possible definition of the Middle Ages, from the third century to the sixteenth.

Two numbers of the journal will be issued every year, each organized by a member of the editorial committee; all articles will be approved by a blind peer-review process. The first will focus on a theme, and the second will be a miscellany. Each issue will comprise five to ten articles (in French, English, Italian, or German), between 40,000 and 60,000 strokes long and fifteen illustrations (some in color); and it will include five book reviews. Convivium will be published in paper and digital format.


    Michele Bacci, Université de Fribourg
    Klára Benešovská, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    Ivan Foletti, Masaryk University, Brno
    Herbert L. Kessler, Johns Hopkins University, Masaryk University, Brno
    Serena Romano, Université de Lausanne
    Elisabetta Scirocco, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte

    Hans Belting, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe

    Ivan Foletti

    Associate editors
    Nathan Dennis, University of San Francisco
    Stefanie Lenk, University of Bern
    Adrien Palladino, Masaryk University, Brno

    Executive editors
    Klára Doležalová
    Karolina Foletti
    Zuzana Frantová
    Katarína Kravčíková
    Sarah Melker
    Lada Řezáčová
    Johanna Zacharias

    Advisory board
    Xavier Barral i Altet, Université de Rennes, Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari
    Nicolas Bock, Université de Lausanne
    Valentina Cantone, Università di Padova
    Jaś Elsner, University of Oxford
    Clario Di Fabio, Università di Genova
    Finbarr Barry Flood, New York University
    Ondřej Jakubec, Masaryk University, Brno
    Alexei Lidov, Moscow State University
    Assaf Pinkus, Tel Aviv University
    Stefano Riccioni, Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari
    Jiří Roháček, Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    Erik Thunø, Rutgers University
    Alicia Walker, Bryn Mawr College


    Main Language: English

    Submissions should be sent to:

    Peer Review Procedure
    All articles will be approved by a blind peer-review process.

    Guidelines for Authors
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    Licencing & Copyright
    This journal offers different licence options. A standard licence gives Brepols the exclusive copyright for all published content. Gold Open Access articles will be published under a CC BY-NC 4.0 Licence. For these articles the copyright remains with the authors. Please discuss with your Publishing Manager if you or your funding body require an alternative CC-licence. See our dedicated webpages for further details on our open access options at, and our self-archiving policies at

    Ethics, Malpractice and Authorship Statement

    All articles are digitally archived in Portico


    ERIH PLUS - European Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Index Islamicus

    International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance

    International Medieval Bibliography

    Periodicals Contents Index

    Scimago Journal & Country Rank SJR


    ANVUR Area 10 – Class A
    ANVUR Area 10 – Scientific

    CIRC (A Classification in human sciences & C Social Sciences Classification)

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Convivium 10.2 (2023)

Dynamics of Medieval Landscape. Cultural shaping of the Environment
ISBN 978-2-503-60363-6 CONVI 10.2 | 2024 € 51,50 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 10.1 (2023)

The Architecture of Medieval Port Cities: Italy and the Mediterranean
ISBN 978-2-503-60362-9 CONVI 10.1 | 2023 € 51,50 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 9.2 (2022)

ISBN 978-2-503-59747-8 CONVI 9.2 | 2022 € 47,50 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 9.1 (2022)

Dynamics of Medieval Landscape. Cultural shaping of the Environment
ISBN 978-2-503-59746-1 CONVI 9.1 | 2022 € 47,50 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 8.2 (2021)

ISBN 978-2-503-59208-4 CONVI 8.2 | 2021 € 46,50 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 8.1 (2021)

Objects Beyond the Senses. Studies in Honor of Herbert L. Kessler
ISBN 978-2-503-59207-7 CONVI 8.1 | 2021 € 46,50 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 7.2 (2020)

ISBN 978-2-503-58725-7 CONVI 7.2 | 2021 € 46,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 7.1 (2020)

A Hub of Art. In, Out, and Around Venice, 1177-1499
ISBN 978-2-503-58724-0 CONVI 7.1 | 2020 € 46,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 6.2 (2019)

ISBN 978-2-503-58260-3 CONVI 6.2 | 2019 € 45,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 6.1 (2019)

ISBN 978-2-503-58259-7 CONVI 6.1 | 2019 € 45,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 5.2 (2018)

Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean
ISBN 978-2-503-57835-4 CONVI 5.2 | 2018 € 44,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 5.1 (2018)

The Italian South: Transcultural Perspectives
ISBN 978-2-503-57834-7 CONVI 5.1 | 2018 € 44,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 4.2 (2017)

ISBN 978-2-503-57165-2 CONVI 4.2 | 2017 € 43,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 4.1 (2017)

Medieval Art History in Prison
ISBN 978-2-503-57164-5 CONVI 4.1 | 2017 € 43,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 3.2 (2016)

ISBN 978-2-503-56607-8 CONVI 3.2 | 2016 € 43,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 3.1 (2016)

ISBN 978-2-503-56606-1 CONVI 3.1 | 2016 € 43,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 2.2 (2015)

ISBN 978-2-503-55561-4 CONVI 2.2 | 2015 € 43,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 2.1 (2015)

ISBN 978-2-503-55560-7 CONVI 2.1 | 2015 € 43,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 1.2 (2014)

ISBN 978-2-503-55457-0 CONVI 1.2 | 2015 € 45,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)

Convivium 1.1 (2014)

ISBN 978-2-503-55456-3 CONVI 1.1 | 2014 € 45,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) (E-journal)