Lectures & Seminars

Upcoming Seminars & Lectures

Roundtable: ‘Rethinking the Legacies of 1492’, with Jerrilynn Dodds, Charlene Villaseñor Black, Giuseppe Marcocci, and Tom Nickson, Department of History of Art, University of Oxford, 30 May 2022, 4:00-6:00 BST

When: 30 May 2022, 4:00-6:00 BST Where: Old Library, All Souls College, Oxford A roundtable exploring events and exhibitions in the US, Spain & Italy. With Jerrilynn Dodds, Charlene Villaseñor Black, Giuseppe Marcocci, and Tom Nickson. Chaired by Gervase Rosser. Organised by Costanza Beltrami. Open to all, no booking required.

Lecture: ‘Memento mori Imagery and the Limits of the Self in Late Medieval Europe’, The Courtauld Research Forum, London and Online, 26 May 2022, 5:30 BST

When: Thursday, 26 May 2022, 5:30 – 7:00 BST Where: Lecture Theatre 1, Vernon Square, and online via Livestream Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memento-mori-imagery-and-the-limits-of-the-self-in-late-medieval-europe-tickets-330551748177 Objects bearing memento mori themes were abundant in Europe in the decades immediately around the year 1500. The material properties of these objects – the matter from which they were formed, the apparentContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Memento mori Imagery and the Limits of the Self in Late Medieval Europe’, The Courtauld Research Forum, London and Online, 26 May 2022, 5:30 BST”

Lecture: ‘Forgotten Friars: the Visual Culture of the Gesuati’, The Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Online, 8 June 2022, 5:00 BST

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forgotten-friars-the-visual-culture-of-the-gesuati-tickets-319575578157?aff=ebdsoporgprofile Among the least known of the later medieval mendicant orders active in Italy are the Apostolic Clerics of Saint Jerome, better known as the Gesuati, founded by the Sienese merchant Giovanni Colombini and officially recognized by Pope Urban V in 1367. Until their suppression in 1668, the Gesuati were active inContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Forgotten Friars: the Visual Culture of the Gesuati’, The Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Online, 8 June 2022, 5:00 BST”

Lecture: ‘Mass Production of Books Before Printing’, John Coffin Memorial Lecture in Palaeography, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 8 June 2022

Lecture: ‘Mass Production of Books Before Printing’ Speaker: Professor David D’Avray, FBA, Emeritus Professor of History, University College London Address: The Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Event date: 8 June 2022, 6:00PM – 8:00PM Attendance is free; registration required. Book here: https://sas.sym-online.com/registrationforms/iesbooking_12345655/done/ For more information: https://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/john-coffin-memorial-lecture-palaeography Contact: IESEvents@sas.ac.uk

Lecture: ‘Words for Images: Contemporary Vocabulary and Early Netherlandish Painting’, The Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Online, 10 May 2022, 5:00 BST

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/words-for-images-contemporary-vocabulary-and-early-netherlandish-painting-tickets-319521305827 The surviving works of early Netherlandish painting are a woefully inadequate representation of what once existed. Written records are therefore vital for supplementing what survives, as well as for exploring contemporary context and significance. Although the art of the past is inevitably seen through modern preconceptions, examination of past terminology mayContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Words for Images: Contemporary Vocabulary and Early Netherlandish Painting’, The Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Online, 10 May 2022, 5:00 BST”

Lecture: ‘Museums – Britain and the World in the Middle Ages: Image and Reality’, Paul Mellon Centre, Online, 12 May 2022, 6:00 BST

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museums-britain-and-the-world-in-the-middle-ages-image-and-reality-tickets-287817458767 Roots and Routes: Medieval Art in the Global Museum This lecture will examine the role of display in shaping our ideas about the medieval period. By looking at permanent collections alongside important recent exhibitions, we address the following questions: How do we communicate a shared Roman heritage for Islam, Judaism andContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Museums – Britain and the World in the Middle Ages: Image and Reality’, Paul Mellon Centre, Online, 12 May 2022, 6:00 BST”

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Upcoming Lecture Series

Lecture Series: ‘Representing and Naming Greece from the 14th to the 16th Century’, Université de Lille, November 22nd 2021- June 13th 2022

The ERC AGRELITA team is delighted to present the program of its seminar, dedicated, throughout 2021-2022, to: “Representing and naming Greece and the Greek space, from the 14th to the 16th Century”, organised by Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas (University of Lille, France). Check out the Academic Blog of the project: https://agrelita.hypotheses.org/471 For Zoom link, please register at theContinue reading “Lecture Series: ‘Representing and Naming Greece from the 14th to the 16th Century’, Université de Lille, November 22nd 2021- June 13th 2022”

Lecture: ‘Dead Reckoning: The Material Legacy of Eudes of Nevers (d.1266)’, Anne Lester, UCL and Online, 17th March 2022, 17:30-19:00 (GMT)

IHR European History 1100-1550 Lecture Series: Hybrid Meeting – UCL, Cruciform Lecture Theatre 2 & Online via zoom  On 7 August 1266 the crusading Count Eudes of Nevers died in Acre.  Eudes had come to Outremer in 1265 to aid the permanent French garrison maintained in the city, known as the stependarii.  At the time of his death andContinue reading “Lecture: ‘Dead Reckoning: The Material Legacy of Eudes of Nevers (d.1266)’, Anne Lester, UCL and Online, 17th March 2022, 17:30-19:00 (GMT)”

Online lecture: ‘Eroticism, emulation, and censorship: The Two Lovers by Giulio Romano,’ Barbara Furlotti, Murray Seminars on Medieval & Renaissance Art, Birkbeck, 10 February 2022, 4.45pm (GMT)

As part of the Murray Seminars on Medieval & Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, Dr Barbara Furlotti will present her online lecture ‘Eroticism, emulation, and censorship: The Two Lovers by Giulio Romano,’ at 4.45pm (GMT) on 10 February 2022. Giulio Romano (1492/1499-1546), Raphael’s favourite pupil, played a key role in the awakening of a new approachContinue reading “Online lecture: ‘Eroticism, emulation, and censorship: The Two Lovers by Giulio Romano,’ Barbara Furlotti, Murray Seminars on Medieval & Renaissance Art, Birkbeck, 10 February 2022, 4.45pm (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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