The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents a virtual exhibition, ‘Visions of the End’, curated by Jay Rubenstein and Gregor Kalas. Visitors can view pre-modern art and objects relating to ideas of the apocalypse, salvation and revelation. The exhibition features illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, sculpture, and enamelwork amongst other media. The artefacts are organised under three headings: The Culture of the Apocalypse, Conflict and Hope, and The Era of Peace.
Pictures of the artworks are accompanied by a description of their provenance, subject matter, and relevance to the exhibition’s key themes and ideas. You can even take a virtual tour of the physical exhibition, which was on temporary display at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, with commentary from Curator of Academic Programs Katy Malone.
This exhibition was an important part of a broader array of classes and events at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville during the spring of 2020. “Apocalypse Semester,” as it came to be known, included courses in departments across the humanities on themes such as hell, climate change, zombies, visions of the end in early English literature, and apocalypticism in Medieval and Reformation Europe.
‘Visions of the End’ brings together artefacts from:
The Public Study Room at the Paul Mellon Centre in Bedford Square is delighted to announce it is open again. The study room will be open by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, between 10.30-12.45 and 13.15-15.30. The rest of the Centre (PMC) will be open by invitation only on these same days of the week.
All readers will be required to leave the building during the lunch time closure of 12.45-13.15.
The PMC has put in place a number of measures to protect visitors and staff. The following measures have been put in place to protect researchers and staff while accessing materials in our Public Study Room, and will be subject to continual review and revision.
All readers who wish to view any Archives & Library material in person must book an appointment by writing to email@example.com by midnight on the Tuesday of the week before their visit. Appointments, with set arrival times, will be made in consultation with Archives & Library staff.
In order to practice safe social distancing, there will be a limit of four readers a day in the Public Study Room (one reader per desk). Each reader will be assigned a desk for the day and arrival times will be staggered.
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To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 2022 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 4–7, 2022. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.
This conference, funded by the interdisciplinary Cambridge centre CRASSH and the Faculty of English, will explore the relationship between wonder, translation, and multimodality in medieval and early modern worlds.
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