Seminar: ‘Bohemond’s Enigma: Crusader Architecture in Norman Italy’, Dr Clare Vernon, 10 June 2020

When: 10 June 2020, 16:50 — 18:30
Venue: Online, Link to be provided

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This talk is part of a series of Murray Research Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art, in which scholars present their current research for discussion. The Italo-Norman nobleman Bohemond I, became Prince of Antioch during the first crusade. He died at home in southern Italy in 1111 and was buried in an opulent chapel at the cathedral of Canosa di Puglia. The chapel is a mysterious building that continues to perplex scholars. This paper will explore the patronage and possible architectural model in the Holy Land, as well as the iconography of the bronze doors and the meaning of the inscriptions.

Contact name: Laura Jacobus

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Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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