Lectures & Seminars

Upcoming Seminars & Lectures

Online Lecture: Responding Icons and Miraculous Images? Is There a Theology for Mosaics? by Liz James, 9 February 2023, 12:00pm EST

Mosaic, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem. Photo: Liz James The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce the next lecture in its 2022–2023 lecture series. The ‘theology of icons’ is well-discussed in Byzantine Studies: the role that religious images played in Byzantine life; the relationships between the icon, the worshipper…

Online Lecture: Imagining the Medieval City (Saturday 25 Feb 2023)

Join the London Medieval Society as we explore cities in the Middle Ages. The programme of the day is as follows: The event will take place over Zoom; tickets to the event can be booked here or by visiting EventBrite. Please note you will be sent an email with the Zoom link on the morning…

Online lecture: The Lonely Mountain: The Emergence of a ‘Hagiorite’ Identity on Medieval Mount Athos; by Zachary Chitwood, 24 January 2023, 12-1.30pm EST

The Mary Jaharis Center is pleased to announce its first lecture of 2023: The Lonely Mountain: The Emergence of a ‘Hagiorite’ Identity on Medieval Mount Athos. In this lecture, Dr. Zachary Chitwood, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, will discuss the emergence of a unique “Athonite” or “Hagiorite” identity on Mount Athos over the course of the Middle…

Online lecture: ‘Renaissance Lives: Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist’, by Machtelt Brüggen Israëls, 19 January 2023, 5.30-7pm GMT

Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist – Machtelt Brüggen Israëls will be in conversation with Paul Taylor (Warburg Institute) and François Quiviger (Warburg Institute), at a free online lecture hosted by The Warburg Institute on 19 January 2023, between 5.30 and 7pm GMT. As one of the most innovative and enlightened painters of the early Italian…

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Upcoming Lecture Series

Lecture Series: British Archaeological Association Programme of Meetings 2022-2023

The British Archaeological Association holds regular monthly lectures on the first Wednesday of each month between October and May in the rooms of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE. The lectures are open to all and provide an opportunity for professionals, students and independent scholars to present research that…

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Recorded Conferences and Seminars

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 and…

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…

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