Online Lecture: Tom Nickson, ‘Light and the Cult of St Thomas Becket’, 7 July 2020

Listen to the Lecture here. 7 July 2020 is the 850th anniversary of Thomas Becket’s death and 800th anniversary of his translation. Light and light imagery is prominent in the cult of St Thomas Becket, as it was and is in many pilgrimage cults across the world. In this short talk I briefly consider the role ofContinue reading “Online Lecture: Tom Nickson, ‘Light and the Cult of St Thomas Becket’, 7 July 2020”

Online Seminar: Psyche on a smartphone: shining new light on a Florentine Renaissance masterpiece, Dr Paola Ricciardi, ICON Conservation: Together at Home Webinar Series, 1 July 2020, 4pm

The Icon Book & Paper Group Committee are pleased to be able to bring you a series of live streamed talks while many people are required to stay at home during in these unprecedented times. We have been trying to think about what we can do to help support the community of conservators & conservationContinue reading “Online Seminar: Psyche on a smartphone: shining new light on a Florentine Renaissance masterpiece, Dr Paola Ricciardi, ICON Conservation: Together at Home Webinar Series, 1 July 2020, 4pm”

Seminars: The Business of Saints, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 2nd July at 1pm

Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith…My scrip of joy…And thus I’ll take my pilgrimage. These lines used by John Bunyan in The Pilgrim’s Progress, reveal, quite clearly, the importance of pilgrimage and journeying to visit the relics of saints throughout history. Affecting all walks of life from the lowly peasant to gregariousContinue reading “Seminars: The Business of Saints, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 2nd July at 1pm”

Seminar: We Have Always Been Medieval – Bruno Latour and the Premodern, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, 30 June 2020 7-8:30pm

From We Have Never Been Modern to An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, Bruno Latour’s philosophical project has long been conceived as a critique of ‘Modernity’, starting with Enlightenment dualisms (nature/culture, words/things, sacred/secular) and extending to the Cyber Age’s promise of unmediated access to knowledge (what Latour calls ‘Double Click’).

Online Workshop: Layers of London Webinar: The Archaeology of Pottery Production in London from Medieaval times to the Victorians, The Institute of Historical Research, 23 July 2020, 4-4:50pm

Jacqui Pearce, Senior Finds Specialist, MOLA This talk looks at the rich archaeological evidence for the many different kinds of pottery that have been made in the London area from the 12th through to the 19th century, including medieval greywares, Surrey whitewares, London-made redwares, tin-glazed wares, stonewares, slipwares and porcelain and covering known centres extendingContinue reading “Online Workshop: Layers of London Webinar: The Archaeology of Pottery Production in London from Medieaval times to the Victorians, The Institute of Historical Research, 23 July 2020, 4-4:50pm”

Seminar Series: Blogging Manuscripts, Oxford Medieval Studies, 6, 8, 9 July 2020

The University of Oxford Medieval Studies are hosting a fringe event on ‘Blogging with Manuscripts’ which will run on the Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of the Leeds IMC Congress (6th, 8th, 9th July 2020). Over the course of three days, you can join in with different seminars: Blogging Manuscripts with Polonsky German, Teaching the Digital CodexContinue reading “Seminar Series: Blogging Manuscripts, Oxford Medieval Studies, 6, 8, 9 July 2020”

Seminars: Online talks and lectures from The Churches Conservation Trust, every Thursday throughout June and July 2020

The Churches Conservation Trust’s lectures are all free to get involved with and we Livestream them via our Facebook page, this allows you to really engage with the talk and to submit your questions live. These lectures are recorded and will be available to watch afterward.