MAVCOR – the Center for the Study of Material & Visual Cultures of Religion – is delighted to announce the first in a series of virtual tours of buildings around the world. The tour of the remarkable mosque of Christ of the Light in Toledo, Spain, is freely accessible at https://mavcor.yale.edu/material-objects/giga-project/christ-light-mosque-toledo. Users can explore the building in threeContinue reading “Virtual Tour: Center for the Study of Material & Visual Cultures of Religion, Mosque of Christ of the Light, Toledo with Dr Tom Nickson”
Image: Master of the Dresden Prayer Book (Flemish, active about 1480 – 1515) The Temperate and the Intemperate, about 1475–1480, Tempera colors and ink on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 43, recto. The IHR European History 1150-1550 seminar cycle for 2020 presents a lecture titled ‘Merchants and Diaspora Round Table’ forContinue reading “Online Seminar: ‘Merchants and Diaspora Round Table’, Miri Rubin (QMUL), Serena Ferente (KCL) and Kate Franklin (Birkbeck), Thursday 15th October 17.30”
This online study event is arranged as three one-hour lectures, which respectively discuss the emergence of Christian imagery in the catacombs between c.250 and c.400 AD, the development of ecclesiastical building types such as basilicas, baptisteries and martyria, and the birth of Christian narrative art.
Please note that this course will be in Spanish. Illuminated Manuscripts: History, Production and identification. The course is designed as an introductory to the study of Illuminated Manuscripts from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. The relationship between text and image(s), the history of manuscripts production or the materials and techniques used by scribes and illuminatorsContinue reading “Online Course: Los manuscritos iluminados: historia, producción y descripción, 21 September – 2 October 2020”
Course tutor: Paul Taylor (Curator, Warburg Institute Photographic Collection) Ever since Gombrich’s Art and Illusion and Goodman’s Languages of Art, the theory of images has been a lively and growing subject. And yet in all the many publications in the field, only a handful mention an approach which has been important in art history for centuries – iconography,Continue reading “Online Course: How Images Mean: An Introduction to Iconographic Theory, 27-31 July 2020”