Online Lecture: Crossroads: Power and Piety at The Met

Insider Insights is a new online lecture series produced by The Metropolitan Museum of Art that features recent exhibitions, singular artworks, and new scholarship in the field of art history. Crossroads is a new installation at The Met that rethinks how a museum displays artworks in its collection, and in this lecture curators in the department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters discuss themes of power and piety and take a closer look at artworks that challenge our traditional notions of the Middle Ages.

Online Lecture: The Maius Masterclass with Professor Susan Boynton, 31 July 2020 4pm

For our final event in the Maius Masterclass series, on Friday 31 July at 4pm, we are delighted to welcome Professor Susan Boynton (Columbia University). Susan’s research has focused on such topics as music in the Iberian peninsula, liturgy, manuscript studies, and intersections between music and the visual arts.

Online Lecture: The King, His Hall and a Scandal: Accounts of Eadwig in the Tenth Century, Katherine Weikert, (SAHGB Seminar) 23 July 2020 17:00-18:00

In 955, King Eadwig came to the West Saxon throne in a time of internal strife between delegates for the crown. Only fifteen at the time, his short-lived reign became synonymous with lechery, debouchery and ill-council. This paper will examine one of the stories that made this reputation: at his coronation feast, Eadwig left the celebrations in order to cavort with his consort, Ælfgifu (and, in some texts, her mother.)

Online Lecture: The Maius Masterclass with Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock, 24 July 2020 1.30pm

On Friday 24 July at 1.30pm, we will welcome Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock (University of Sheffield). Caroline is the only Aztec historian in the UK, and her research focuses on indigenous and Spanish American history and the Atlantic world, with a particular interest in issues of gender, violence, and cultural exchange.

Online Talk: Lucy Worsley meets faces from the Tower, 23 July 2020, 7 pm

In this 1 hour talk online, Lucy will go behind the scenes to explore daily life at the Tower today, in the company of Ravenmaster and Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife. Tower of London curator Sally Dixon-Smith will be on hand too, sharing insights into the Tower’s past – from ravens to royal executions.

Seminars: Uncovering the Parish Church’s Naughty Bits, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 23 July at 1pm

Gazing at the inside or outside of an historic church, your eyes are likely to encounter strange beasts, frolicking figures and twisted foliage staring back at you from doorways, windows, friezes, corbel tables, roof bosses and stained glass – although plenty are just hidden enough to fool the eye. What are these strange images? HiddenContinue reading “Seminars: Uncovering the Parish Church’s Naughty Bits, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 23 July at 1pm”

Online Seminar: Medieval French Online Seminar, 22 July 2020 at 5pm BST

We hope you can join us for the next meeting on 22 July 2020 at 5pm BST. We will have two papers – Bex Courtier (Cambridge): “Towards a Migrant Consciousness: Reading Saladin and Chamoiseau’s Frères migrants” and Charlotte Spencer (Durham): “The Face in the Fountain: Reading, Reflection, and Representation on French Fourteenth-century Ivory Mirror Cases”