Seminar: Relics and monastic identity in late medieval England, Michael Carter, 12 November 2019

Michael Carter, Senior Historian at English Heritage, analyses the importance of relics in the construction of monastic identities in late medieval England. It will focus on two Benedictine (Battle and Whitby) and two Cistercian (Hailes and Rievaulx) abbeys. He will demonstrate that these monasteries used relics to promote and sustain their wider religious role until the time of theContinue reading “Seminar: Relics and monastic identity in late medieval England, Michael Carter, 12 November 2019”

New Publication: Pleasure and Politics at the Court of France: The Artistic Patronage of Queen Marie of Brabant (1260-1321), by Tracy Chapman Hamilton

For her commissioning and performance of a French vernacular version of the Arabic tale of the Thousand and One Nights – recorded in one of the most vivid and sumptuous extant late thirteenth-century manuscripts – as well as for her numerous other commissions, Queen Marie of Brabant (1260-1321) was heralded as an intellectual and literaryContinue reading “New Publication: Pleasure and Politics at the Court of France: The Artistic Patronage of Queen Marie of Brabant (1260-1321), by Tracy Chapman Hamilton”

Scholarship: British Archaeological Association travel scholarship to April 2020 Romanesque Conference, Hildesheim, deadline 15 November 2019

The British Archaeological Association has a limited number of scholarships for their 2020 Romanesque Conference in Hildesheim. These scholarships are aimed towards students studying Early Medieval Art History/Archaeology or Architecture, especially those studying Romanesque. Send a short CV & referee details to jsmcneill@btinternet.com or rplant62@hotmail.com by 15th November 2019. More information about the conference: TheContinue reading “Scholarship: British Archaeological Association travel scholarship to April 2020 Romanesque Conference, Hildesheim, deadline 15 November 2019”