Stained Glass PhD Summer Symposium 2015 (University of York, United Kingdom, May 21-22, 2015)

Stained%20glass%20symposium-218x675[1]The Stained Glass Research School at the University of York warmly
invite postgraduate students to attend their two-day PhD Summer

The Symposium will take place Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd May,
encompassing a day of research papers at King’s Manor with a set site
visits, in York and the surrounding area, to stimulate further


21st May

Registration, King’s Manor, University of York


11.15-12.45 – Group 2. Theme: Text and Image

1. Amanda Daw – “St Anne, the Virgin and the Eucharist: image and text
in the stained glass of Thomas Spofford”
2. Dr. George Younge – Old English in the Twelfth Century Glass at
Canterbury Cathedral
3. Katie Harrison – “Unravelling the narrative of the St Cuthbert
Window, York Minster”


13.45-15.45 – Group 1. Theme: Style and Craft

1. Anya Heilpern – “Early 16th-century glass from Winchester Cathedral:
the problem of style”.
2. Oliver Fearon – “Glazier, Patron and the Virtuoso Crafting of
Heraldry in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century England.”
3. Jo Dillon, “…et plana et rade…” Challenging persistent theories of
medieval lead came production, with particular focus on evidence for
the form and facture of English medieval window lead pre-c1548
4. Alishka, ‘Crafting With Light’

Tea Break

16.15-17.45 – Group 3. Theme: Appropriation and Re-appropriation Chair:

1. Hilary Moxon – “Presenting and Patterning Virginities in York
Minster’s Chapter House: the cases of Margaret and Katherine”
2. Emma Woolfrey – “The stained glass in the clerestory apse of
Westminster Abbey: perception and reappropriation of the Gothic in
early 18th Century England.”
3. Catherine Spirit, ‘Continental Stained Glass in East Anglia:
Deciphering Early Nineteenth-Century Glazing Schemes.’

Closing Remarks

Wine Reception

22nd May

– St. Michael-le-Belfry (Lisa Reilly giving presentation and
discussion) 9.00-10.45
– Depart Union Terrace 11am
– Arrive at St. John the Baptist, Kirky Wharfe 12.15 (journey time 1h
15 mins)
– Depart St. John the Baptist, Kirkby Wharfe 13.15
– Arrive for Comfort Break at Sainsbury’s Tadcaster 13.30
– Depart Tadcaster 14.30
– Arrive at All Saint’s, Bolton Percy 14.50
– Depart All Saint’s, Bolton Percy 15.50
– Arrive Holy Trinity, Acaster Malbis 16.30
– Depart Holy Trinity, Acaster Malbis 17.30
– Arrive in York 18.00

Please see the following link for further informations:

All postgraduate students with research interests in stained glass are
welcome! Registration is free but limited! Please do so  follow the
Doodle Poll link to sign up for the two-day event:

Please direct any queries to Katie Harrison and Oliver Fearon

Published by James Alexander Cameron

I am an art historian working primarily on medieval parish church architecture. I completed my doctorate on sedilia in medieval England in 2015 at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

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