Online Course: Mosques in Sub-Saharan Africa with Aga Khan University, 21 and 28 May 2021, 13:30 – 16:30 (GMT)

This short course provides the basis for understanding and critically examining the development of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches architecture through building materials and African construction techniques, from earthen monuments to coral stone buildings.

Online Lecture: ‘Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate’ with Fozia Bora, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies University of Birmingham, 23 March 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

Fozia Bora presents ‘Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate’.

Online Conference: ‘The Umayyads from West to East: New Perspectives’, 22 – 23 March 2021 (CEST)

Join RomanIslam – Center for Comparative Empire & Transcultural Studies Universität Hamburg for the upcoming conference ‘The Umayyads from West to East: New Perspectives’.

Online Conference: ‘Reviving the Trinity: New Perspectives on 15th-Century Scottish Culture’, University of Edinburgh, 27 March 2021

This Virtual Symposium comprises a full day of papers presenting new research on all aspects of the Trinity Altarpiece and Collegiate Church.

CFP: Modelling Medieval Vaults Second Symposium, University of Liverpool (19 August 2021), deadline 30 April 2021

This symposium is a follow up to that held in July 2016, which began to explore shared interests in gothic vaults, particularly research aided by digital methods. Our second event aims to take the conversations further and share findings from our ‘Tracing the Past’ research project investigating the design and construction of English medieval vaults.

Slade Professor of Fine Art, Annual Lecture Series 2021: ‘Material Histories of Medieval Iberia’ with Professor Jerrilynn Dodds, 5 May – 9 June 2021 (Wednesdays, 17:00 – 18:00 GMT)

Professor Jerrilynn Dodds will be presenting a series of lectures around ‘Material Histories of Medieval Iberia’.

Online Lecture: ‘Eagles, dragons, griffins, and angels: Netherlandish brass lecterns in context’ with Dr Douglas Brine, Courtauld Institute of Fine Art, 10 March 2021, 17:00-18:00 (GMT)

This paper considers Netherlandish brass lecterns, in their various guises, from various perspectives – as metal sculptures, as liturgical fixtures, and as vehicles for private commemoration – and argues that they constitute a significant, if overlooked, category of early Netherlandish art.

British Archaeological Association’s Digital Tour Competition 2021 Winner & Highly Commended Tours

Inspired by the difficulties in visiting churches and other historic sites during the Coronavirus pandemic, The British Archaeological Association is looking at ways of promoting the use of digital technology to allow them to be seen even during a lockdown, or for those far distant.

Online Lecture: ‘Africa in Late Antiquity: Faith, Politics, & Commerce between the Mediterranean & the Red Sea’ with Dr Andrea Achi, 12 March 2021, 12pm (EST)

Join Yale for their up-coming Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture series.

Online Conference: Care and conservation of manuscripts, University of Copenhagen, 14-16 April 2021

The 18th seminar on the Care and conservation of manuscripts will be held virtually from the 14th to the 16th of April 2021. Please note all times are in Copenhagen Time (CET).