Book roundup: The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, c.1300-1540, by Michael Carter

The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, c.1300-1540 Author: Michael Carter Publisher: Brepols 2019, c. 328 pages ISBN: 978-2-503-58193-4 Retail price: EUR 100,00 excl. tax A major reappraisal of the art and architecture of the Cistercians in the late Middle Ages. The Cistercian abbeys of northern England provide some of the finestContinue reading “Book roundup: The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, c.1300-1540, by Michael Carter”

Conference: Innovation in Stone: Medieval Stone Sculpture from the Van Horne Collection, Sam Fogg, London, April 26th, 2019

A symposium to be held in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Innovation in Stone: Medieval Stone Sculpture from the Van Horne Collection’ at Sam Fogg (April 26th, 2019; 4:00 – 6:00 pm). The exhibition presents stone sculpture, gathered together over several decades by the New York collectors Alexandra and Charles van Horne. Formerly occupying prominent placesContinue reading “Conference: Innovation in Stone: Medieval Stone Sculpture from the Van Horne Collection, Sam Fogg, London, April 26th, 2019”

Lecture: ‘The Battle of Maps: Ottoman-Habsburg antagonism as mirrored in their cartography’, Ferdinand Opll (27th April, 2018, 5pm)

Please join the Architecture, Space and Society Centre (ASSC) for Prof. Ferdinand Opll’s lecture on April 27th at 5pm in the Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square. The Battle of Maps: Ottoman-Habsburg antagonism as mirrored in their cartography (15th – 16th century) The paper will compare parallel trends in the development of EasternContinue reading “Lecture: ‘The Battle of Maps: Ottoman-Habsburg antagonism as mirrored in their cartography’, Ferdinand Opll (27th April, 2018, 5pm)”

Conference: Romanesque conference at Cuxa (les journées romanes de Cuxa), July 10 -14, 2017

This theme for this year’s Romanesque conference at Cuxa (les journées romanes de Cuxa) is the art and architecture of the great abbeys. Papers are in French and are given in the former west range of the abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa, according to the programme below. Booking forms can be downloaded fromwww.cuxa.org – or via emailContinue reading “Conference: Romanesque conference at Cuxa (les journées romanes de Cuxa), July 10 -14, 2017”

Conference: Identifying Governmental Forms in Europe, 1100-1350: Palaeography, Diplomatics and History, 3-4 April, 2017, University of Glasgow

Speakers: Richard Sharpe, Kathryn Dutton, Els de Paermentier, Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani, Sverre Bagge, Sébastien Barret, Alheydis Plassmann, Alice Taylor, Marie Therese Flanagan, Matthew Hammond, John Reuben Davies, László Veszprémy, Jessica Berenbeim, Fernando Arias Guillén, Dauvit Broun Where: University of Glasgow, 3-4 April 2017 Cost: Free (although not inc. travel and accommodation) Register: please email alice.taylor@kcl.ac.uk to register Brief blurb: TheContinue reading “Conference: Identifying Governmental Forms in Europe, 1100-1350: Palaeography, Diplomatics and History, 3-4 April, 2017, University of Glasgow”

Lecture: ‘Mea culpa?’ Penitence, Enrico Scrovegni and me, Laura Jacobus, 22 February, 2017, History of Art Department, Birkbeck College

The Arena Chapel in Padua was until very recently thought to have been built as an act of restitution for usury, and its frescoes by Giotto an expression of penitence on the part of the patron Enrico Scrovegni.  That view has now been challenged by Laura Jacobus and others.  But two of her recent discoveriesContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Mea culpa?’ Penitence, Enrico Scrovegni and me, Laura Jacobus, 22 February, 2017, History of Art Department, Birkbeck College”

Call for Papers: The Regional and Transregional in Romanesque Art and Architecture, Poitiers, 4-6 APRIL 2018

The British Archaeological Association will hold the fifth in its series of biennial International Romanesque conferences in association with the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale in Poitiers on 4-6 April, 2018. The theme is The Regional and Transregional in Romanesque Art and Architecture, and the aim is to examine the extent to which regionalContinue reading “Call for Papers: The Regional and Transregional in Romanesque Art and Architecture, Poitiers, 4-6 APRIL 2018”

Conference: ART, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY IN LATE MEDIEVAL YORK, BAA, 21-25 July, 2017

The conference convenors are Professor Tim Ayers (University of York), Sarah Brown (University of York), Professor Sarah Rees Jones (University of York) and Philip Lankester (University of York and Royal Armouries). Lectures will cover Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Late Medieval York including introductory surveys of Roman York and Early Medieval and Anglo-Scandinavian York; andContinue reading “Conference: ART, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY IN LATE MEDIEVAL YORK, BAA, 21-25 July, 2017”

Conference: Norwich and the Medieval Parish Church c.900 – 2017 The Making of a Fine City, June 17-18, 2017

This conference is hosted by The Medieval Parish Churches of Norwich Research Project (undertaken at the University of East Anglia and funded by The Leverhulme Trust). All 58 churches, whether existing, ruined or lost, are included in the scope of the project, which seeks insight into how the medieval city developed topographically, architecturally and socially.Continue reading “Conference: Norwich and the Medieval Parish Church c.900 – 2017 The Making of a Fine City, June 17-18, 2017”

Conference: Collections and Collecting Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Art Conference – 23 March 2017

Collecting Ancient and Medieval art attracts both academic and public curiosity because the objects (and structures) in question are not only often extremely rare, but also have fascinating histories. The ability to possess a piece of our past has allowed collectors throughout the centuries to create a continuity between that past and their present. ThisContinue reading “Conference: Collections and Collecting Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Art Conference – 23 March 2017”