The myth, famously invoked in Goldfinger, of the human body suffocated by being coated in gold exemplifies the fascination and danger attached to the idea of an ‘excess’ of gold, especially in respect to human skin. In this lecture the slippery boundaries of when, where and for whom gold surfaces might be deemed excessive will be explored in relation to European art, especially Italian, of the 14th to early 16th centuries.
List of upcoming lectures with the London Society for Medieval Studies Venue: Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated Time: Tuesdays 19:00 Chair: Stephen Spencer (email@example.com) Joint secretaries: Ella Kilgallon Treasurer: Giorgio Lizzul Committee: Ella Kilgallon, Anaïs Waag, Helen Rampton, Emma Knowles, Calum Cockburn, Karel Fraaije Summer Term 2018 17 April 19:00 – The Royal Anglo-Saxon Burials ofContinue reading “Lecture Series: London Society for Medieval Studies Summer Term 2018 Lecture Series”
This year’s CRSBI annual public lecture, delivered by Professor Malcolm Thurlby of York University, Toronto, Canada, will consider English Romanesque sculpture in the context of its architectural matrix, focusing on specific carved elements such as portals, tympana, capitals, and figural reliefs.
NOW CANCELLED DUE TO INDUSTRIAL ACTION! The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting the following lecture on Tuesday 27th February at 7pm: Meg Boulton, speaking on ‘”Structuring the Sacred”: Considering Framing, Space and Place on the Easby Cross. Location: Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson Room NB01, Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU). All those whoContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Structuring the Sacred: Considering Framing, Space and Place on the Easby Cross’, Dr Meg Boulton, London Society for Medieval Studies, IHR London, 27 February 2018”
Dr Tom Nickson Wednesday, 11 October 2017 7.00 p.m., Khalili Lecture Theatre, Main Building, SOAS Chaired by Professor Hugh Kennedy Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome to this free event at the Clagett Auditorium, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. It will be held on Tuesday the 6th of June from 18.30-19.30. Professor Paul Binski, from the University of Cambridge, will be exploring Thomas Becket and the Medieval Cult of Personality.
From his thesis of 1950 on “Regional Schools of English Sculpture” to his later writings, Professor George Zarnecki, deputy director of the Courtauld Institute of Art from 1961 – 74, showed himself to be a master of visual comparison. In one of his last articles (written in 1992), he surveyed the iconographic kinship between the earliest Romanesque sculptures at Saint-Benoit-sur-Loîre, Bayeux and Toulouse.
Thursday 24th November, 5pm Pippa Salonius will speak on ‘Authority, Nature and the Image’ Medieval culture has been described as a ‘culture of authority’. Kings, princes, and city-states all sought to establish themselves as central figures of authority. The pope, as the earthly representative of divine authority and justice, strived to remain their point ofContinue reading “Lecture: Authority, Nature and the Image, Pippa Salonius, Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, 24 November 2016”
Light and colour, darkness and shadow, are all fundamental aspects of works of art in a practical way (can we see the work?), a formal fashion (what colours are used?) and conceptually (why these colours? Why this light or this lighting?).
The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting a lecture on Tuesday evening, January 12th, at 7.00pm in the Wolfson Room (NB01), IHR Basement, Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) by: Paul Gazzoli (Cambridge) who will be speaking on ‘Royal Relations between the Danes and the Baltic Slavs in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries’. All those whoContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Royal Relations between the Danes and the Baltic Slavs in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries’, Dr Paul Gazzoli, London Society for Medieval Studies, IHR London, 12 January 2016”