Online lecture: ‘The Medieval Wall Paintings of Pickering Church’ by Dr Kate Giles, hosted by The Society for Church Archaeology, 6 January 2022, 7pm GMT

The Society for Church Archaeology is delighted to welcome Dr Kate Giles, who will deliver an online lecture ‘The medieval wall paintings of Pickering church (North Yorkshire): discovery, restoration and meaning’.

In this free online lecture, Dr Kate Giles (Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture and the Department of Archaeology, University of York) will share her research on the remarkable series of wall paintings in Pickering church, N. Yorks. Long thought to be an example of Victorian over-restoration, Kate will make the case for a reappraisal of these paintings as a means not just of telling the story of hundreds, if not thousands of England’s medieval churches, but also as a potentially unique survival of a hidden scheme of meanings, which form the subject of her forthcoming monograph, to be published by Shaun Tyas in 2022.

The lecture will be hosted through Zoom and will take place on Thursday 6th January 2021 from 19:00 to 20:00 GMT.

Register for this event here.


Published by Dr Julia Faiers

Julia Faiers received her PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2021. She wrote her thesis on the art patronage of Louis d’Amboise, bishop of Albi from 1474 to 1503, under the supervision of Professor Kathryn Rudy. Her postdoctoral research includes the nineteenth-century reception of medieval art and architecture, and late-medieval female art patronage in France. Julia gained a First Class Honours degree in art history at the University of St Andrews (1995). She won a British Academy Award to study for her MA in German Expressionism at The Courtauld under the supervision of Dr Shulamith Behr (1997), and spent almost twenty years working as a journalist before returning to academia in 2016.

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