Online Lecture: Tom Nickson, ‘Light and the Cult of St Thomas Becket’, 7 July 2020

Dr Nickson’s Video will be released via the IMEMS Facebook page on 7 July* (click for access). 7 July 2020 is the 850th anniversary of Thomas Becket’s death and 800th anniversary of his translation. Light and light imagery is prominent in the cult of St Thomas Becket, as it was and is in many pilgrimage cults acrossContinue reading “Online Lecture: Tom Nickson, ‘Light and the Cult of St Thomas Becket’, 7 July 2020”

Examining Becket

Reflections on the Thomas Becket Study Day, 7th June 2017, Canterbury Cathedral There could scarcely be a more appropriate setting for a study day on the theme of Thomas Becket than Canterbury Cathedral, the location of the archbishop’s martyrdom nearly 850 years ago on the 29th December 1170. In the Cathedral Library and Archives, justContinue reading “Examining Becket”

Locating Becket

How can the life and cult of Thomas Becket be traced through material culture? This was the question at the heart of the ‘Locating Becket’ workshop, sponsored by CHASE, and held at the British Library, British Museum and Courtauld Institute of Art on Tuesday 6th December 2016. Curators and scholars gathered first at the BritishContinue reading “Locating Becket”

CFP: The Black Prince and Canterbury Cathedral (16-17th November 2017)

Proposal deadline: Monday, 30th January 2017 Proposals for papers are invited for the two day conference ‘The Black Prince and Canterbury Cathedral’ (working title) to be held at Canterbury Cathedral on the 16th and 17thNovember 2017. The conference is part of a wider project to preserve and research the material culture of the Black PrinceContinue reading “CFP: The Black Prince and Canterbury Cathedral (16-17th November 2017)”

Symposium: Monuments of Power (Canterbury, 5-7 September 2014)

Symposium: Monuments of Power Canterbury, 5-7 September 2014 Booking deadline: 31 July 2014 This Symposium is to be held jointly by the Church Monuments Society and the Centre for Medieval and Modern Studies, University of Kent.  The Symposium will focus on the monuments in the cathedral together with related high status tombs.  We will begin on FridayContinue reading “Symposium: Monuments of Power (Canterbury, 5-7 September 2014)”

Current Exhibition: Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister

Current Exhibition: Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister Getty Museum of Art, (September 20, 2013–February 2, 2014) This exhibition brings together two masterpieces of medieval English art: stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral and the St. Albans Psalter, a splendidly illuminated Book of Psalms. Uniting the intimate art of book illumination with monumental glassContinue reading “Current Exhibition: Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister”