Book Launch: ‘Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation’, 6.30-8pm, Weds 12 February, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Please join us for the launch of Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation, eds Tom Nickson and Nicola Jennings: https://courtauld.ac.uk/event/gothic-architecture-in-spain-invention-and-imitation-book-launch  6.30pm, Research Forum South Room, Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London WC1X 9EW From the dazzling spectacle of Burgos Cathedral to the cavernous nave of Palma Cathedral or the lacy splendour of SanContinue reading “Book Launch: ‘Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation’, 6.30-8pm, Weds 12 February, Courtauld Institute of Art, London”

BAA Tower of London Study Day, Saturday November 2nd, 2019

The British Archaeological Association Study Day at the Tower of London will enable us to look closely at some recent research, both historical and archaeological, to learn about curating practices and restoration of wall paintings at the tower, and to explore spaces that are often closed to the public. Provisional programme: 11:30 Introduction (Sally Dixon-Smith)Continue reading “BAA Tower of London Study Day, Saturday November 2nd, 2019”

Horse sessions at IMC 2018

A series of four horse sessions and a Round Table, organised by Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson, will take place during the International Medieval Congress 2018. Palfreys and rounceys, hackneys and packhorses, warhorses and coursers, not to mention the mysterious ‘dung mare’ – they were all part of everyday life in the Middle Ages. EveryContinue reading “Horse sessions at IMC 2018”

Secret Spaces: Medieval Sacristies, Vestries, Treasure Rooms and their Contents

The aim of the conference is to introduce the subject of ecclesiastical treasure houses to both the academic world and the wider public. Treasure houses take the form of small buildings attached as annexes to the cathedrals and churches which they served. Their function as store houses of the priceless ecclesiastical treasure belonging to theContinue reading “Secret Spaces: Medieval Sacristies, Vestries, Treasure Rooms and their Contents”

Arte, Architettura e Umanesimo a Bologna, 1446-1530 (Bologna, 13-15 Jun 2018)

Bologna (Italia), June 13 – 15, 2018 Dipartimento delle Arti, Complesso di S. Cristina, piazzetta G. Morandi 2 – Bologna Bologna non è unanimemente riconosciuta come una delle capitali dell’Umanesimo, al pari di Firenze e Padova. Tuttavia la qualità delle scelte operate in campo artistico sottintende un rinnovamento culturale che gli studi moderni hanno cominciato a indagare.Continue reading “Arte, Architettura e Umanesimo a Bologna, 1446-1530 (Bologna, 13-15 Jun 2018)”

Horse History and Art History:  A Potential for Multidisciplinary Research

The horses, a major factor in medieval life, its way into medieval art in its various manifestations: in manuscript illuminations and sculptures, in tapestries and frescoes, in metalwork and household objects, horses, real and imaginary, ridden and free, are ubiquitous. Moreover, art was also an integral part of equestrian culture – although horse harness andContinue reading “Horse History and Art History:  A Potential for Multidisciplinary Research”

CONF: An Abbey Between Two Worlds San Nicolò in San Gemini and the Dislocation of Monumental Artworks in the first Half of the 20th Century (8-9 June 2018)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Abbey’s restoration (1967-2017), the conference will address the phenomenon of legal exportation and reinstallation of monumental complexes and oversized artworks in the first half of the 20th century. The Abbey’s portal, which arrived in the United States in 1936 and stands today at the entrance of the medieval collection ofContinue reading “CONF: An Abbey Between Two Worlds San Nicolò in San Gemini and the Dislocation of Monumental Artworks in the first Half of the 20th Century (8-9 June 2018)”

Enroll: MOOC Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain

Roger Martinez is pleased to announce the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that specifically focuses on medieval Spanish paleography training. The course is called Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain and it will be offered on a monthly basis on coursera.org at https://www.coursera.org/learn/burgos-deciphering-secrets-medieval-spain. The next class begins on 9 April 2018. This six-week course isContinue reading “Enroll: MOOC Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain”