Listen to the Lecture here. 7 July 2020 is the 850th anniversary of Thomas Becket’s death and 800th anniversary of his translation. Light and light imagery is prominent in the cult of St Thomas Becket, as it was and is in many pilgrimage cults across the world. In this short talk I briefly consider the role ofContinue reading “Online Lecture: Tom Nickson, ‘Light and the Cult of St Thomas Becket’, 7 July 2020”
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith…My scrip of joy…And thus I’ll take my pilgrimage. These lines used by John Bunyan in The Pilgrim’s Progress, reveal, quite clearly, the importance of pilgrimage and journeying to visit the relics of saints throughout history. Affecting all walks of life from the lowly peasant to gregariousContinue reading “Seminars: The Business of Saints, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 2nd July at 1pm”
The Churches Conservation Trust’s lectures are all free to get involved with and we Livestream them via our Facebook page, this allows you to really engage with the talk and to submit your questions live. These lectures are recorded and will be available to watch afterward.
About a millennium ago, in Cairo, someone completed a large and richly illustrated book. In the course of thirty-five chapters, our unknown author guided the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands, islands, features and inhabitants.
On April 15, 2019, the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris caught fire. The world watched as one of its most beloved medieval monuments burned. We were all reminded that not only is it a miracle that medieval architecture has survived into the 21st century, but that art and architecture (like all other tangible, materialContinue reading “Seminar: One Year Later: Notre Dame, Luhring Augustine, New York (available online)”
The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting the following lecture on Tuesday 22nd January at 7pm: Professor Helen Nicholson (Cardiff University), speaking on ‘A Ruler of the Latin East? Queen Sybil of Jerusalem (1186-1190)’ Location: Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson Room NB01, Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU). The lecture is open to all.
16 October, Lisa Monnas Vestments and Textiles in Hans Memling’s ‘God with Singing and Music-making Angels Three large panels in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, painted by Hans Memling in the 1480’s, represent a heavenly scene framed by clouds, which part to reveal the central figure of God attended by sixteen singing andContinue reading “Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Autumn 2019”
The London Society for Medieval Studies is back for the new academic year! We are very excited that our autumn programme of seminars will be commencing soon. Please find attached our full programme for the autumn and spring terms 2018-19. Make sure to get those dates into your diary!
Gold Against the Body: Gold Surfaces and Their Limits, Medieval to Early Modern Alison Wright, UCL 5:00pm, 43, Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PD For the last Murray Seminar of the year, Alison Wright of UCL presents a paper entitled Gold against the Body: gold surfaces and their limits, medieval to early modern. The myth, famously invoked inContinue reading “Lecture: Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, London (27 June 18)”
List of upcoming lectures with the London Society for Medieval Studies Venue: Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated Time: Tuesdays 19:00 Chair: Stephen Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Joint secretaries: Ella Kilgallon Treasurer: Giorgio Lizzul Committee: Ella Kilgallon, Anaïs Waag, Helen Rampton, Emma Knowles, Calum Cockburn, Karel Fraaije Summer Term 2018 17 April 19:00 – The Royal Anglo-Saxon Burials ofContinue reading “Lecture Series: London Society for Medieval Studies Summer Term 2018 Lecture Series”