PhD Scholarships: University of York MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management

The University of York’s MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management is pleased to announce the numerous scholarship and funding opportunities available for students starting in September 2016. This MA is the only course in Britain for the study of stained glass conservation and remains the only programme in the English-speaking world.  York has unmatchedContinue reading “PhD Scholarships: University of York MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management”

Call for Papers: Mapping urban changes (Dubrovnik, 20-22 Sep 2017)

Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 20 – 22, 2017 Deadline: Sep 5, 2016 The aim of this scientific workshop is to compare and discuss methodologies of visualisation of the results achieved within the urban history research. The intention is to gather researchers from different disciplines, like art and architectural history, urban development studies, geographical history, economic, social and politicalContinue reading “Call for Papers: Mapping urban changes (Dubrovnik, 20-22 Sep 2017)”

Call for Session Proposal: Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 11–14, 2017. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies. Session proposalsContinue reading “Call for Session Proposal: Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture”

Call for Papers and Panels: Medieval & Early Modern Festival (17-18 June, University of Kent, Canterbury)

About the Festival The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Festival, to be held at the University of Kent at Canterbury, is a two-day celebration of all research in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, including the study of religion, politics, history, art, drama, literature, and everyday culture of different nations. The festival is designedContinue reading “Call for Papers and Panels: Medieval & Early Modern Festival (17-18 June, University of Kent, Canterbury)”

British Museum Handling Session: Micro-architecture

In February 2015 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman kindly permitted Courtauld staff and students to examine micro-architectural objects in the British Museum. We saw two wonderful ivories with fairly generic Gothic baldachins, along with this extraordinary 10c (?) ivory cylinder with Passion narratives. This 12c censer cover is an especially wonderful example of dozensContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Micro-architecture”

British Museum Handling Session: Agnus Dei

In November 2015 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman of the British Museum treated Courtauld staff and students to another handling session, this time of a diverse range of objects with the iconography of the Agnus Dei. The session was kindly led by Irene Galandra Cooper, who is studying the Agnus Dei as part of herContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Agnus Dei”

Workshop Reflections: British Museum Handling Session: Becket and Pilgrimage

In January 2016 Courtauld staff and students enjoyed another chance to see some of the BM’s hidden treasures thanks to the kind help of Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman of the BM. This time the theme was the cult of Thomas Becket and other objects associated with pilgrimage

Lecture: The Arts & Science in Early Islamic Spain (15 June, Courtauld Institute of Art)

Wednesday 15 June 2016 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN There is a symbiotic relationship between design, art and visual culture, and the exact sciences, which is attested in early scientific objects from al-Andalus and in medieval Arabic texts. InContinue reading “Lecture: The Arts & Science in Early Islamic Spain (15 June, Courtauld Institute of Art)”

Summer School: intensive introduction to Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods, Notre Dame University, June 13-July 22

Summer School: intensive introduction to Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods, Notre Dame University, June 13-July 22, 2016 Apply now!  This summer, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is offering an intensive introduction to Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods (please see theContinue reading “Summer School: intensive introduction to Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods, Notre Dame University, June 13-July 22”

British Museum Handling Session: Master W and Key and late-gothic architectural prints 

Thanks to the assistance of Lloyd De Beer and Naomi Speakman, both in progress with individual collaborative PhDs at the British Museum, the Courtauld has organised several handling sessions for postgraduate students over the past few years – you can read a report from an earlier session here. The March session was kindly hosted byContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Master W and Key and late-gothic architectural prints “