Online conference: British Archaeological Association Post-Graduate Online Conference, 22-23 November 2022 *amended programme*

We are excited to present a diverse conference which includes postgraduates and early career researchers in the fields of medieval history of art, architecture, and archaeology. The British Archaeological Association postgraduate conference offers an opportunity for research students at all levels from universities across the UK and abroad to present their research and exchange ideas.

This year the conference will take place online via Zoom across two days.

Use this link to register for the conference.

NB: *amended programme* Unfortunately Christina Tasiadami (MA Student in Byzantine Archaeology, University of Ioannina) will no longer be able to present the following paper: The iconography of angels from the ancient world to the Byzantine period.

Conference Programme

Tuesday 22nd November 2022

1:30 pm (GMT) Welcome

Panel 1: Images and Devotion

1:30–2:50 pm (GMT)

Anastasios Kantaras (Doctor of the School of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
The apotropaic function of the cross in Byzantine epigrams: some representative cases

Harriet Johnson (Chaplain, St Augustine’s College of Theology, London)
The Turbulent Priest and the Mystery Baby: A devotional reading of the ‘Peterborough’ Becket reliquary

Emma Louise Leahy (Doctoral candidate in History of Europe, Sapienza Università di Roma)
Archangels in Orthodox Iconography: Development of the Archangel Cult and Church Decoration in Bulgarian Lands

End of first day

Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Panel 2: Networks of artists and materials

2:30–3:50 pm (GMT)

Elvin Akbulut Daglier (Independent Researcher) 
Mosaic makers in Late Antique Anatolia

Michela Young (PhD student, University of Cambridge)
For a Vallombrosan artistic network in fifteenth century Florence and beyond

Rafaël Villa (PhD candidate, University of Geneva)
Rediscovered artists of the Norman stained glass from the late Middle Ages preserved in England

3:50 – 4:00 pm (GMT) Break

Panel 3: New considerations of the visual material

4:00–5:30 pm (GMT)

Abigail Brown (MA History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Some Oak Sculptures in St Mary’s Hall: Art, Display and Identity in Late Medieval Coventry

Francesco Capitummino (PhD student, University of Cambridge)
New light on the paschal candelabrum of the Cappella Palatina

Lorenzo Mercuri (PhD student, University of Rome “La Sapienza”)
The Eglise Du Temple Of Paris And The English “Round Churches Movement”: New archaeological updates and missing data for a phenomenology of architectural reproduction “ad instar Sancti Sepulcri”.

Isabelle M. Ostertag (PhD student, University of Virginia)
Tower of Ivory: The Sculptural Program of the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral and Digital Modeling

5:30 pm (GMT) Closing remarks

End of conference

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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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