Online Lecture: ‘Fiction and Motivation in Medieval Art’ with Paul Binski, University of Michigan, 24 March 2021 14:30- 16:00 (ET)

Since the Ancient World, engagement with visual art has recognized that perception has tremendous powers to reconfigure ‘stuff’ imaginatively. Aquinas, for example, stated that it is possible to separate representation and configuration. Later aestheticians, informed by analytical philosophy, referred to this capacity as ‘aspectual seeing’: seeing something ‘in’ a configuration, or more radically seeing theContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Fiction and Motivation in Medieval Art’ with Paul Binski, University of Michigan, 24 March 2021 14:30- 16:00 (ET)”

Online Lecture: ‘Reimagining a Hieronymite Choir Book from Seville’ with Matthew Westerby, The Maius Workshop, 23 March 2021, 17.00 GMT

The Maius Workshop welcomes Dr Matthew Westerby to discuss his latest research via Zoom on the 23rd March at 17.00 (GMT). This work-in-progress talk will present some new findings on the iconography and provenance of a series of cuttings from a richly illuminated choir book. Dr Westerby argues that the parent manuscript, a Gradual, wasContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Reimagining a Hieronymite Choir Book from Seville’ with Matthew Westerby, The Maius Workshop, 23 March 2021, 17.00 GMT”

Online Lecture: ‘Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate’ with Fozia Bora, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies University of Birmingham, 23 March 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

Fozia Bora presents ‘Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate’.

Online Lecture: Ravenna: Crucible of Europe, Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 5:30pm GMT

Join the Centre for Medieval Studies (University of York) for a lecture by Professor Judith Herrin (Professor Emerita, King’s College London). Dr. Herrin will explore the role of Ravenna, imperial capital from AD 402, until its fall to the Lombards in 751, as a catalyst in the development of what we can now identify asContinue reading “Online Lecture: Ravenna: Crucible of Europe, Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 5:30pm GMT”

Online Lecture: ‘Eagles, dragons, griffins, and angels: Netherlandish brass lecterns in context’ with Dr Douglas Brine, Courtauld Institute of Fine Art, 10 March 2021, 17:00-18:00 (GMT)

This paper considers Netherlandish brass lecterns, in their various guises, from various perspectives – as metal sculptures, as liturgical fixtures, and as vehicles for private commemoration – and argues that they constitute a significant, if overlooked, category of early Netherlandish art.

Online Lecture: ‘Africa in Late Antiquity: Faith, Politics, & Commerce between the Mediterranean & the Red Sea’ with Dr Andrea Achi, 12 March 2021, 12pm (EST)

Join Yale for their up-coming Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture series.

Online Lecture: ‘The Exeter Cathedral Wax Votives’ by Dr Naomi Howell and Graham Fereday, The Warburg Institute, 22 March 2021, 15:30-17:00 (GMT)

In this seminar, Dr Naomi Howell and Graham Fereday from Exeter University will discuss the history, study and ongoing conservation of these extremely rare, fragile objects using a combination of high-definition photography, 360-degree videos and 3D-printed models.

Online Lecture: Mining the Collection: The Cleveland Museum of Art, ICMA, 4 March 2021, 11am (ET)

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) invites you to another installment of Mining the Collection. Mining the Collection is lecture series where museum curators take an in-depth look at fascinating, often puzzling, objects in their collections. Gerhard Lutz, Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and Elina Gertsman, Professor of Art History atContinue reading “Online Lecture: Mining the Collection: The Cleveland Museum of Art, ICMA, 4 March 2021, 11am (ET)”

Online Lecture: ‘A Library of Memories: Textual Preservation at the Monastery of St. Michael in Egypt’ with Dr Andrea M. Achi, UCLA’s Annual Richard & Mary Rouse History of the Book Lecture, 1 March 2021, 17:00-18:00 (Pacific Time)

This year’s speaker is Dr Andrea M. Achi, Assistant Curator in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Online Lecture: ‘Pictorial invention in the early Trecento: the case of the Vele in Assisi’, with John Renner, Murray Research Seminar at Birkbeck, 16 March 2021, 16:55 – 19:30 (GMT)

The paper re-examines some of the complex and enigmatic imagery in search of the sources, meanings and functions of the frescoes in their key position above the high altar and the tomb of St Francis.