Harlaxton Medieval Symposium 2014 The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453

The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453 Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th July, 2014, Harlaxton Manor, A three-day exploration of the Plantagenet Empire with considerations of methodology, historiography, terminology, and the ‘imperial model’. Please see the attached booking form and provisional programme for more information: Symposium-2014-Booking-Form1  Symposium-2014-Provisional-Programme

Visualizing Temporality: Modelling Time from the Textual Record

Visualizing Temporality: Modelling Time from the Textual Record Tuesday 25 March 2014, 6.30, Queen Mary University ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, Mile End Campus What does time look like? We are all familiar with the standard timeline that measures out events with neat tick-marks, like the divisions on a ruler. Yet whilst very few of us reallyContinue reading “Visualizing Temporality: Modelling Time from the Textual Record”

Medieval Reading Group, Reading Group, Queen Mary University

Reading Group, 12 – 3:00 pm, Friday 14 March at Queen Mary, when we will look at the introduction and fifth chapter in Cynthia Robinson’s Imagining the Passion in a Multiconfessional Castile: the Virgin, Christ, Devotions, and Images in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth centuries (University Park, Pa., 2013). This may be useful for anyone interested in fourteenth and fifteenth-century Spanish art andContinue reading “Medieval Reading Group, Reading Group, Queen Mary University”

Medieval Reading Group, Courtauld Institute

6-8pm in Seminar Room 3 on Thursday 13 March at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN The principal text we’ve selected for the Reading Group is the introduction and first chapter of Joanna Cannon’s new book Religious Poverty, Visual Riches (London, 2013). As this reading is somewhat focused, if the material is unfamiliar it mightContinue reading “Medieval Reading Group, Courtauld Institute”

Workshops: Purbeck stone letter-carving course

W. J. Haysom & Son and Lander’s Quarries Ltd is hosting a stone letter-carving course in June, which will be run this year by Andrew Whittle.  This will be an opportunity for students to work Purbeck stone in a quarry environment under the tutelage of a prestigious carver. Andrew Whittle has an international reputation built up overContinue reading “Workshops: Purbeck stone letter-carving course”

Power and Authority: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Dissent in the Middle Ages

London Medieval Society Februrary Colloquium – http://www.the-lms.org/colloquia.html Saturday, 22 February 2014 from 10:15 to 18:45 (GMT) Joseph Rotblat Building Charthouse Square EC1M6BQ London United Kingdom To book your seat, please use the Eventbrite website and click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/power-and-authority-orthodoxy-heresy-and-dissent-in-the-middle-ages-tickets-5367008868

Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies Lecture: thirteenth-century Scotland

The next event with the Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies takes place next week, Tuesday 25 February 2014, 18.00-20.00. Alice Taylor (History, KCL) will be giving a lecture on ‘Disputes and legal procedure in thirteenth-century Scotland’​.  The lecture will take place in the Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus (map: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/download/KBLevel2forweb.pdf). All welcome! If you wish toContinue reading “Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies Lecture: thirteenth-century Scotland”

Bard Graduate Center: The Material Text in Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe

Upcoming symposium at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) that might be of interest, The Material Text in Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe, to take place on March 5. This symposium will consider inscribed texts from antiquity to the modern period with the aim of articulating shared problems or issues related to materiality, legibility, and literacy andContinue reading “Bard Graduate Center: The Material Text in Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe”

Graduate Workshop: Cappadocia in Context

Cappadocia in Context Immerse yourself in Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Cappadocia… INFO:  Intensive Graduate Summer Workshop by Koç University RCAC DATE: 16 JUNE – 04 JULY 2014 Do you want to explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine?  Within the region’s spectacular volcanic landscape are dozens of rock-cut settlements, including hundreds of painted,Continue reading “Graduate Workshop: Cappadocia in Context”

Radio: BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: Chivalry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03tt7kn Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss chivalry, the moral code observed by knights of the Middle Ages. Chivalry originated in the military practices of aristocratic French and German soldiers, but developed into an elaborate system governing many different aspects of knightly behaviour. It influenced the conduct of medieval military campaigns and also had importantContinue reading “Radio: BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: Chivalry”