Seminar: One Year Later: Notre Dame, Luhring Augustine, New York (available online)

On April 15, 2019, the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris caught fire. The world watched as one of its most beloved medieval monuments burned. We were all reminded that not only is it a miracle that medieval architecture has survived into the 21st century, but that art and architecture (like all other tangible, materialContinue reading “Seminar: One Year Later: Notre Dame, Luhring Augustine, New York (available online)”

Lecture: ‘A Ruler of the Latin East? Queen Sybil of Jerusalem (1186-1190)’, by Professor Helen Nicholson (Cardiff University), IHR London, 22 January 2019, 7pm

The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting the following lecture on Tuesday 22nd January at 7pm:  Professor Helen Nicholson (Cardiff University), speaking on ‘A Ruler of the Latin East? Queen Sybil of Jerusalem (1186-1190)’ Location: Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson Room NB01, Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU). The lecture is open to all.

Lecture Series: Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Autumn 2019

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 “Lecture Series: Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Autumn 2019”

Lecture Series: London Society for Medieval Studies 2018-19 Programme

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!

Lecture: ‘Gold Against the Body: Gold Surfaces and Their Limits, Medieval to Early Modern’, Alison Wright, Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, 27 June 2018

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.

Lecture Series: London Society for Medieval Studies Summer Term 2018 Lecture Series

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 (stephen.spencer@sas.ac.uk) 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”

Lecture: Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture (Courtauld Institute, 24/04/18, 5:30pm)

Lecture:  ‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’, by Professor Malcolm Thurlby FSA Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture Where: Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute Date: 24th April 2018, 5:30pm This year’s CRSBI annual public lecture, delivered by Professor Malcolm Thurlby of York University, Toronto, Canada, will consider English RomanesqueContinue reading “Lecture: Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture (Courtauld Institute, 24/04/18, 5:30pm)”

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

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”

6th June 2017, Public Lecture with Prof Paul Binski: Thomas Becket and the Medieval Cult of Personality

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.