Lectures & Seminars

Upcoming Seminars & Lectures

Online Lecture: ‘Manuscript journeys: from German lands to digital libraries’, Bodleian Libraries, 7 July 2021, 5.30-6.45pm (BST)

This event marks the completion of a three-year digitization project delivered by the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel. The ‘Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands’ project, funded by The Polonsky Foundation, has digitized hundreds of medieval manuscripts from collections at The Herzog August Bibliothek and the Bodleian and made these freely available online to scholars and the public.

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Upcoming Lecture Series

Online Lecture: The Drawing Compass as a Tool of Creation in Premodern Europe, The Warburg Institute, 10th-11th June 2021, 5:30-7pm (BST)

 ‘Circular Thinking’ is an online lecture, short papers and panel discussion devoted to the drawing compass, an essential tool of premodern makers that came to represent divine Creation. Although now associated primarily with architecture, the compass was a transmedial instrument, integral to a range of artisanal operations, yet evidence of its use is relatively thin.Continue reading “Online Lecture: The Drawing Compass as a Tool of Creation in Premodern Europe, The Warburg Institute, 10th-11th June 2021, 5:30-7pm (BST)”

Online Lecture: Representing the Other-Assessing Indo-Byzantine Through Textual Sources, ​Aniket T. Chettri (North Bengal University), April 23rd 2021,6pm (Istanbul Time Zone)

This lecture is part of the Byzantium at Ankara April Mini-Seminar Series entitled “Byzantium and the Silk Roads. The Byzantine Seminar Series “Byzantium at Ankara” is an event organized and hosted in collaboration by the Department of History at Bilkent University and the Department of History of Art at Hacettepe University which will be heldContinue reading “Online Lecture: Representing the Other-Assessing Indo-Byzantine Through Textual Sources, ​Aniket T. Chettri (North Bengal University), April 23rd 2021,6pm (Istanbul Time Zone)”

Online Lecture Cycle: ‘Potentiale der Goldschmiedekunst’, Institute for European Art History, Heidelberg University, 22nd April-26 June 2021, 6pm (CEST)

The University of Heidelberg is holding a lecture cycle online relating to Goldsmiths from the medieval to modern worlds. Between April and May, these lectures will be held online via Zoom. Register here via the homepage of the Institute for European Art History. The cycle has been organised by Prof. Dr. Rebecca Müller, PD Dr.TobiasContinue reading “Online Lecture Cycle: ‘Potentiale der Goldschmiedekunst’, Institute for European Art History, Heidelberg University, 22nd April-26 June 2021, 6pm (CEST)”

Online Lecture: Art in Cathedrals: Norwich Cathedral – New Perspectives in Medieval Sculpture, Rob Hawkins (Zoom, 15th April 2021 7pm)

This is the first in a new series of online lectures, Art in Cathedrals, organised by Art+Christianity. Please follow this link to book your tickets. All talks are fully illustrated and begin at 7pm fortnightly on Thursday evenings, beginning on April 15th. A full programme of events is listed below. Rob Hawkin’s will discuss theContinue reading “Online Lecture: Art in Cathedrals: Norwich Cathedral – New Perspectives in Medieval Sculpture, Rob Hawkins (Zoom, 15th April 2021 7pm)”

Online Seminar Series: Passion and Pandemic, 22, 24, 29, 31 March 2021, 13.15-14.00 (GMT)

Westminster Abbey presents a specially-curated series of contemplative lunchtime seminars for Passiontide and Holy Week. At each seminar, a different art historian and theologian will focus on pictures from the National Gallery’s collection and explore themes of salvation, frailty, isolation, and sickness. In the first seminar (22 March), Professor Joanna Cannon (Courtauld Institute) and the Reverend Dr JamieContinue reading “Online Seminar Series: Passion and Pandemic, 22, 24, 29, 31 March 2021, 13.15-14.00 (GMT)”

Online Lecture: Ravenna: Crucible of Europe, Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 5:30pm GMT

Join the Centre for Medieval Studies (University of York) for a lecture by Professor Judith Herrin (Professor Emerita, King’s College London). Dr. Herrin will explore the role of Ravenna, imperial capital from AD 402, until its fall to the Lombards in 751, as a catalyst in the development of what we can now identify asContinue reading “Online Lecture: Ravenna: Crucible of Europe, Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 5:30pm GMT”

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Recorded Conferences and Seminars

Recorded Conference: British Archaeological Association Postgraduate Conference 2020

This year the conference took place online via Zoom across two days. Whilst we would have loved to have hosted the conference in-person, the silver lining is that we were able to have scholars and academics across the world attend and present their work. So fear not if you missed out – as we recorded the conference and you can view the panels here.

Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages

Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages

On 20 July 2020, The Medieval Academy of America hosted the webinar Race, Racism, and Teaching in the Middle Ages. In the wake of recent events and ongoing racially motivated violence, there have been many institutional responses to raise awareness of race and racism in the U.S. and beyond. This webinar focused on pedagogy andContinue reading “Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages”

Conference recording: Secret Spaces: Medieval Sacristies, Vestries, Treasure Rooms and their Contents, Society of Antiquaries of London, 25 February 2019

On the 25th February 2019, the Society of Antiquaries of London hosted a one-day conference on Secret Spaces: Medieval Sacristies, Vestries, Treasure Rooms and their Contents. The aim of this conference is to introduce the subject of ecclesiastical treasure houses to both the academic world and the wider public. You can now watch the entire conference from your very own sofa – scroll down for all the recordings.

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