Workshop: Arts and Court Cultures in the Iberian World (1400-1650), Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University (RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA), April 28, 2017 Visual strategies of legitimization became increasingly important for Iberian monarchies during the late medieval and early modern periods, Mediterranean dynastic, diplomatic, and military endeavors called for effective propaganda,Continue reading “Workshop: Arts and Court Cultures in the Iberian World (1400-1650), Harvard University, 28 April 2017”
How can the life and cult of Thomas Becket be traced through material culture? This was the question at the heart of the ‘Locating Becket’ workshop, sponsored by CHASE, and held at the British Library, British Museum and Courtauld Institute of Art on Tuesday 6th December 2016. Curators and scholars gathered first at the BritishContinue reading “Workshop: Reflections on ‘Locating Becket’”
MEDIEVAL ASCENSION NARRATIVES IN ISLAMIC AND EUROPEAN TRADITIONS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan) Organized by the Centre for Medieval Literature and the David Collection Copenhagen, David Collection, 27 March 2017 Deadline for applications: Saturday 10 December 2016 A one-day workshop on medieval ascension narratives,Continue reading “Call for Applications to Attend: An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Christiane Gruber (Copenhagen, 27th March 2017)”
Discover the complex and beautiful physical and aural properties of two medieval poems – The House of Fame and Dream of the Rood – in this series of events produced by current King’s PhD researchers.
Intensive course: Rome as a Palimpsest, Rome, April 3-9, 2017. Collaborative course organised by the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts und des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom. Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016 Das Deutsche Archäologische Institut, Abteilung Rom, die Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, und das Deutsche HistorischeContinue reading “Intensive course: ‘Rome as a Palimpsest,’ Rome, April 3-9, 2017”
International Workshop: Relics @ the Lab, KIK-IRPA, Brussels, October 27-28 2016. Over the past decade the scientific interest in relics and kindred artifacts has grown enormously. Without any doubt relics as well as relic shrines and associated objects have played a prominent role in European history since the introduction of Christianity. While in the pastContinue reading “International Workshop: Relics @ the Lab, KIK-IRPA, Brussels, October 27-28 2016.”
From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its luxury embroideries, and were frequently referred to as ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work). Often featuring complex imagery, and ambitious in their scale and intricacy, they were sought after by kings, queens, popes and cardinals across Europe.
On 7 June 2016 a group of Becket scholars and enthusiasts met for a one day workshop, ‘Illuminating Becket’ at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, which ended with a fascinating public lecture by Rachel Koopmans (York University, Toronto) on the relationships between narratives in the ‘miracle’ windows in Canterbury cathedral’s east end and the structure ofContinue reading “Illuminating Becket?”
Eastridge Hospital Canterbury, 16th June 2016 Illuminating the Past is an informal sharing of research. Included in the day’s activities are a series of exciting talks led by graduates and early career scholars, demonstrations on the making and use of medieval colour, an exhibition including objects from The Beaney and interactive activities. It’s hard to think of a better settingContinue reading “Illuminating the Past: A Workshop on the Making and Meaning of Gothic Colour 16th June 2016”
The Warburg Institute and The European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) have organised a free Workshop for MA and PhD students on Medieval Magic. The workshop will take place on July 7 at the Warburg Institute in London, and will focus on the topic of “Magical Traditions and Medieval Religions of the Book”.