Online Lecture: ‘Becket: charismatic cathedral & sacred storytelling’ with Professors Paul Binski & Alixe Bovey, British Museum, 30 Jun 2021, 17.30–18.30 (BST)

This conversation, between art historians Paul Binski and Alixe Bovey, will explore the way Becket’s universality as a martyr was embodied in the architecture of Canterbury Cathedral, evoking the heroic age of early Christian martyrdom. 

Online Lecture: ‘Representing Dante’s Steps in Illuminated Manuscripts of the Divine Comedy’ with Dr Lucy Donkin, Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, 30 June 2021, 16:45–18:30 (BST)

Join Dr Lucy Donkin for ‘Representing Dante’s Steps in Illuminated Manuscripts of the Divine Comedy’

Online Lecture: Ethiopic Manuscripts & Global Books with Kristen Herdman, Beinecke Library, June 21 2021, 16:00PM (Eastern Time)

Herdman will discuss Ethiopic Manuscripts in the Beinecke Library collections and the overall Global Books initiative.

Online Lecture: ‘The Anatomy of Ritual: Votive Body Parts in Greco-Roman Antiquity and Beyond’, The Warburg Institute, 8th June 2021 17:30 – 19:00 GMT

This event is part of the A Material World: Devotion events series, which brings together academics and heritage professionals from a wide range of disciplines to discuss issues concerning historical devotional materials, their conservation, presentation, display, and reconstruction.

Online Lecture: What should historians do in the next decade of the climate crisis?, 1st June 2021 (15:30-17:30 GMT)

The final seminar of this year’s Anthropocene Histories series will be a panel discussion with Andreas Malm (Lund), Julia Adeney Thomas (Notre Dame), and Ling Zhang (Boston College), online on 1st June 2021 from 15:30-17:30 BST.

Online Lecture: ‘”I saw wonders, I saw horrors”: Reconsidering Enguerrand Quarton’s Coronation of the Virgin’, with Emma Capron, The National Gallery, London, 9 June 2021, 5-6pm (BST)

Enguerrand Quarton’s Coronation of the Virgin—a vividly coloured, densely populated tableau of heaven, earth, and the underworld—is one of the best preserved, visually complex, and finely executed altarpieces to survive from fifteenth-century France. It is also one of the best documented: its lengthy contract reveals that it was commissioned in 1453 by Jean de Montagny, aContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘”I saw wonders, I saw horrors”: Reconsidering Enguerrand Quarton’s Coronation of the Virgin’, with Emma Capron, The National Gallery, London, 9 June 2021, 5-6pm (BST)”

Online Lecture: Subterranean Hagia Sophia: Revealing the Waters Below the Hagia Sophia, 1st June 2021 17:00 pm GMT

This talk will explain the relation of subterranean structures to the water supply system and present their 3D models and a short documentary. 

Online Lecture: ‘The Use of Salisbury in the Long 12th Century (1075-1225): A Preliminary Revaluation’, 24th May 2021, 17:15 GMT

This preliminary revaluation of the Use of Salisbury at the first cathedral will consider the evidence of three earlier sources that have received less attention from scholars.

Online Lecture: ‘Perverse Images: Monstrous Beauty and Monkey Business in Italian Art from Botticelli to Bronzino’, by Professor Patricia Rubin, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, 27 May 2021, 5-6 pm (BST)

In canto 29 of Dante’s Inferno a notorious alchemist, consigned to the depths of Hell among the fraudulent, boasts of having been a successful ape of nature (“di natura buona scimia”). The boast allies imitation with counterfeiting and points to the way that representational truth to nature is inherently false. This talk takes the presence of monkeysContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Perverse Images: Monstrous Beauty and Monkey Business in Italian Art from Botticelli to Bronzino’, by Professor Patricia Rubin, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, 27 May 2021, 5-6 pm (BST)”

Online Lecture: Byzantine Ship Design and Its Legacy in the West: Transmission and Application of Shipbuilding Knowledge in Venice and Beyond, 17th May 2021 5:30 pm CST

The Wittgenstein Project Team will host a virtual lecture and discussion with Lilia Campana, featuring her current work on “Byzantine Ship Design and Its Legacy in the West: Transmission and Application of Shipbuilding Knowledge in Venice and Beyond”.