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”
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.
3rd February 2020: James Hall, ‘Embattled Exclusivity: the Aesthetics and Politics of Michelangelo’s Attack on Flemish Painting’. In a dialogue composed by Francisco de Holanda, Michelangelo launches a diatribe against painting produced in Europe north of the Alps, attacking what he sees as its crowdedness and materialism; its lack of order and discrimination; its sentimentalityContinue reading “Seminar Series: Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, London, Spring Term 2020”
16 October, Lisa Monnas Vestments and Textiles in Hans Memling’s ‘God with Singing and Music-making Angels Three large panels in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, painted by Hans Memling in the 1480’s, represent a heavenly scene framed by clouds, which part to reveal the central figure of God attended by sixteen singing andContinue reading “Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Autumn 2019”
All are welcome to attend the opening lecture of the 2018 autumn term for IHR’s seminar, European History, 1150-1550. Julien Théry ( University of Lyon) will present his lecture entitled, ‘The French Way. The Rift between The Papacy and Capetian Monarchy under Philip the Fair (1285-1314)’ this Thursday, 27th September. The complete 2018-19 programme can be found here.
The Institute of Historical Research continues its History of Liturgy seminars for the 2018 and 2019 terms. For more information, please visit their website.
The London Society for Medieval Studies is back for the new academic year! We are very excited that our autumn programme of seminars will be commencing soon. Please find attached our full programme for the autumn and spring terms 2018-19. Make sure to get those dates into your diary!
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”
What was the role of images in the religious experience of Castilian people of the 13th and 14th centuries? There is no clear answer, and the scarcity of written evidence has prompted much problematic speculation. However, on the basis of the images themselves and of relevant literary sources, including the well-known Cantigas de Santa María and works by 14th-centuryContinue reading “Coll & Cortes Medieval Spain Seminar Series: Images, devotion and emotion in 13th- and 14th-century Castile (18 April 2018)”
The British Archaeological Association is delighted to announce our upcoming lectures: 7 March – ‘Awake thou that sleepest: The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene in Central Europe’ by Dr Zoe Opacic 4 April – ‘Bridgwater Friary: A provincial town and the Franciscan friars in late medieval Somerset’ by Dr Hannah Wesyt 2 May – ‘ InventingContinue reading “Lectures: British Archaeological Association, Spring 2018”