Medieval conference double bill at The Courtauld (19-20 Feb 2016)

Many of our readers will be interested in this double bill of conferences at The Courtauld Institute of Art next month: the annual colloquium, followed by a conference in honour of the late Richard K. Morris.

The annual postgraduate colloquium is in its 21st year, and allows current research students both at The Courtauld and beyond to present their research. This year’s conference on Friday 19th February investigates the theme of viewership. Entry is free, but please register your place and read more at the official webpage.

09.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.10 Welcome
Session 1: Viewership: More than ‘seeing’
10.10 – 10.30 Miguel Ayres de Campos (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Seen / unseen: on the
mirabilis as visual object
10.30 – 10.50 Laura Stefanescu (University of Sheffield): Heavenly Music in the Garden of Love: Sound, Emotion and Devotional Practice
10.50 – 11.10 Sophie Kelly (University of Kent): ‘Seeing’ the Trinity Through the Late Medieval
Illuminated Book
11.10 – 11.30 Discussion
11.30 – 12.00 TEA / COFFEE BREAK (provided in Seminar room 1)
Session 2: Whence the Viewer?
12.00 – 12.20 Anna Konya (Central European University, Budapest): Decorating the Sanctuary. The Iconography, Function and Reception of Eucharistic Imagery in the Late Gothic Wall
Paintings of Transylvania
12.20 – 12.40 Lydia Hansell (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Witnessing the Nativity
12.40 – 13.00 Krisztina Ilko (University of Cambridge): Desire to see: the medieval viewer and the hagioscope
13.00 – 13.20 Discussion
13.20 – 14.30 LUNCH (not provided)
Session 3: The Many Medieval Viewers
14.30 – 14.50 Anya Burgon (University of Cambridge): Viewing the Mill in Medieval Art c.1100-1250
14.50 – 15.10 Emily Savage (University of St Andrews): Apocalyptic Heroines and Villainesses:
Expanding Traditional Visual Narratives for the Medieval Female Viewer
15.10 – 15.30 Petr Jan Vinš & Lucie Kodišová (Charles University, Prague): Portable Altar From a Status Symbol to a Forgotten Curiosity
15.30 – 15.50 Discussion
15.50 – 16.20 BREAK (the student café will be available for those who wish to buy tea/coffee, cakes)
Session 4: Viewing the Past: Medieval vs Modern Perspectives
16.20 – 16.40 Ann Adams (The Courtauld Institute of Art): An assertion of honour, but to whom? The cenotaph of Philippe Pot, Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Toison d’Or et de Saint-Michel
16.40 – 17.00 Stephanie A. Azzarello (University of Cambridge): Music of the Spheres: Seeing and Hearing the Choir Books of San Michele and San Mattia on Murano
17.00 – 17.20 Imogen Tedbury (The Courtauld Institute of Art): (Re)constructing the medieval fresco: Lorenzetti chapter house fresco fragments from Siena to London
17.20 – 17.50 Discussion
17.50 – 18.00 Closing remarks: Joanna Cannon (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Richard-K.-Morris-at-Kenilworth-Castle-655x1024[1]The next day, Saturday 20th February, the same lecture theatre will host a memorial conference for Richard “Mouldings” Morris, who died last year. The programme features Morris’ colleagues and students, as well as early-career researchers influenced by his methods. The conference is organised by the British Archaeological Association along with the The Ancient Monuments Society, and tickets are £16 (£11 concessions), and are available on The Courtauld’s site. The BAA also has a number of free places available for students, please contact Richard Plant for more information.

09.15 – 09.45 REGISTRATION
09.45 – 10.00 Welcome
SESSION I: Introduction and Approaches to Reconstruction
10.00 – 10.30 Nicola Coldstream (Independent scholar): Richard Morris and the rescue of Decorated
10.30 – 11.00 Linda Monckton (Historic England): Fact and fiction and the late medieval shrine of St Amphibalus
11.00 -11.30 Miriam Gill (Leicester University): The painted scheme of the Warwick Chapel,
Tewkesbury Abbey
11.30 – 12.00 TEA/COFFEE BREAK (provided)
SESSION II: Conception
12.00 – 12.30 James Alexander Cameron (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Modes of modo et forma in the fourteenth-century English parish church
12.30 – 13.00 James Hillson (University of York): St. Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster and St
Augustine’s Abbey, Bristol: iterative design, prolonged construction and innovation
during the 1290s-1340s
13.00 – 13.30 Peter Draper (Birkbeck College): The Bhojpur Line Drawings: some medieval Indian plans, elevations and moulding profiles from the 11th century
13.30 – 14.30 LUNCH (provided for the speakers only)
SESSION III: Workshops and the Archaeology of Buildings
14.30 – 15.00 Lucy Wrapson (Hamilton Kerr Institute): Workshop identities and moulding profiles on East Anglian rood screens
15.00 – 15.30 Jenny Alexander (Warwick University): Ciphers on walls: are these marks apotropaic?
15.30 – 16.00 Jackie Hall (cathedral archaeologist, Peterborough): Building an icon: the west front of Peterborough Cathedral
16.00 – 16.30 TEA/COFFEE BREAK (provided)
SESSION IV: Commemoration
16.30 – 17.00 Andrew Budge (Birkbeck College): St Mary’s Warwick: a visual record of family
17.00 – 17.30 Richard Marks (Cambridge University): Wills and windows: documenting fenestration in late medieval England
17.30 – 17.40 Appreciation
17.40 – 18.00 Concluding remarks

All are welcome, and we hope to see you at as many papers as possible.

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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