Although the kite shield was a key part of the early medieval warrior’s equipment, only two examples of the type survive. Keith Dowen, Royal Armouries’ Assistant Curator of Arms and Armour, will examine their design and construction as well as the circumstances of their discovery.
Sergio La Porta (California State University, Fresno) discusses the translation of the martyrology of St. Step‘anos Ulnec‘i and its place in the larger Mediterranean world.
Join the East of Byzantium Lecture series for Dr Zsuzsanna Gulácsi’s presentation on ‘Sideways-Oriented Images of Manichaean and Armenian Liturgical Books’.
As part of the Warburg Institute’s ‘A Material World: Devotion’ lectures, Dr Tom Nickson (Courtauld Institute) will examine the role of candles, lamps and natural light in shaping devotional spaces and experiences.
The British Archaeological Association’s February Lecture will be by Dr Amy Jeffs who will be presenting ‘Living legends: the art of adventure in English manuscripts c. 1240-1340’.
This paper will pursue the concept of artistic expertise as a commodity in the first half of the twelfth century in northern Iberia and southern France. Consequently it will also cast doubt on the idea of the unfettered itinerant craftsman.
Laura Jacobus is a retired Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck, and organizer of the Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art .
Join Yale for their up-coming Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture series.
The British Archaeological Association’s January Lecture will be by Professor Eric Fernie (Courtauld Institute of Art) who will be presenting ‘Three historical oddities, from the fall of the Roman empire to the BC/AC divide and the continent of Europe’
Professor Judith Steinhoff considers the gendering of grief in fourteenth-century Italy, as seen in works by Giottino and Ambrogio Lorenzetti.