Workshop: Heraldry Study Day at Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre, 10 September 2016

‘Mitres, Martlets and Mantling’: a heraldry study day organized by the Stained Glass Museum with Chloë Cockerill will take place on Saturday 10 September, 10.30am 4pm, at the Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre. Heraldry is all around us – in both ecclesiastical and secular buildings – and can often provide vital information about theContinue reading “Workshop: Heraldry Study Day at Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre, 10 September 2016”

Study Day: Exploring the Heritage of St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Tew, 18 June 2016

The architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described the village of Great Tew as ‘unforgettable’ and the same can be said of the parish church dedicated to St Michael and All Angels. Much of its medieval fabric remains including the shadows of a Passion cycle of wall paintings in the south aisle and the magnificent funerary brass to the county sheriff, John Wilcotes (d. 1422) and his first wife Alice in the chancel of the church. More recent features of interest include the 19th century sculptured effigy for Mary Anne Boulton (1834) in the north of the chancel.

British Museum Handling Session: Micro-architecture

In February 2015 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman kindly permitted Courtauld staff and students to examine micro-architectural objects in the British Museum. We saw two wonderful ivories with fairly generic Gothic baldachins, along with this extraordinary 10c (?) ivory cylinder with Passion narratives. This 12c censer cover is an especially wonderful example of dozensContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Micro-architecture”

British Museum Handling Session: Agnus Dei

In November 2015 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman of the British Museum treated Courtauld staff and students to another handling session, this time of a diverse range of objects with the iconography of the Agnus Dei. The session was kindly led by Irene Galandra Cooper, who is studying the Agnus Dei as part of herContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Agnus Dei”

Workshop Reflections: British Museum Handling Session: Becket and Pilgrimage

In January 2016 Courtauld staff and students enjoyed another chance to see some of the BM’s hidden treasures thanks to the kind help of Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman of the BM. This time the theme was the cult of Thomas Becket and other objects associated with pilgrimage

Summer School: Visualizing Venice Workshop – Digital Visualization Training: Mapping and Modeling the Venice Ghetto

Call for Applications: Visualizing Venice Workshop – Digital Visualization Training: Mapping and Modeling the Venice Ghetto Venice International University, Venice, Italy,  June 8 – 20, 2016 Deadline: Mar 31, 2016 With the support of The Getty Foundation as part of its Digital Art History initiative, The Wired! Lab at Duke University, Università Iuav di Venezia, the UniversityContinue reading “Summer School: Visualizing Venice Workshop – Digital Visualization Training: Mapping and Modeling the Venice Ghetto”

CFP: International Postgraduate Workshop on Medieval Religious Architecture (28th September – 3rd October 2016)

Deadline: 29th of April 2016 After the success of the first workshop in 2015, we are glad to announce that in this year the second International Postgraduate Workshop on Medieval Religious Architecture will take place, again made possible with the generous support of the Elisabeth und Helmut Uhl Stiftung. This call for applications addresses postgraduate students as well as recentContinue reading “CFP: International Postgraduate Workshop on Medieval Religious Architecture (28th September – 3rd October 2016)”

Workshop: ‘The world comes to Sinai: Saint Catherine’s monastery as a cultural magnet’ (London 6 February 2016)

The World Comes to Sinai: St Catherine’s Monastery and its Library as a Cultural Magnet A Workshop-Conference of the Saint Catherine Foundation Saturday, 6 February 2015, 10.00 to 13.00 Bridgewater House 14 Cleveland Row, SW1A 1DP, London   Programme 10.00 Welcoming Remarks Jenny Richardson, Treasurer, Saint Catherine Foundation 10.10 How Did Syriac Manuscripts Get toContinue reading “Workshop: ‘The world comes to Sinai: Saint Catherine’s monastery as a cultural magnet’ (London 6 February 2016)”

London International Palaeography Summer School (15-19 June 2015, Senate House, London)

Applications are open for the London International Palaeography Summer School (LIPSS), running 15 – 19 June 2015. The London Palaeography Summer School is a series of intensive courses in palaeography and manuscript studies, held at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London. Courses range from one to two days and are givenContinue reading “London International Palaeography Summer School (15-19 June 2015, Senate House, London)”

CFP: Monastic Europe, Landscape and Settlement (Ennis, 22-25 August 2015)

Call for Papers: Monastic Europe: Landscape and Settlement. International Conference Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland, 22-25 August 2015  Deadline: 28 November 2014 The Irish Research Council-funded Monastic Ireland: Landscape and Settlement project is a research partnership between the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin, the Discovery Programme and the Department ofContinue reading “CFP: Monastic Europe, Landscape and Settlement (Ennis, 22-25 August 2015)”