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Essay Prize: Church Monuments Essay Prize – deadline: Dec 31, 2018

Essay Prize: Church Monuments Essay Prize – deadline: Dec 31, 2018

The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international annual CMS journal Church Monuments. Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments.

The subject of the essay must be an aspect of church monuments of any period in Britain or abroad. The length (including endnotes) shall not exceed 10,000 words and a maximum of 10 illustrations, preferably in colour. The prize will only be awarded if the essay is considered by the judges to be of sufficiently high standard to merit publication in Church Monuments.

The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2018. For a copy of the rules and for the guidelines to contributors please see the Society’s website www.churchmonumentssociety.org, or contact the Hon. Journal Editor for more details and/or advice on the suitability of a particular topic.

Address for details and for submission of articles
(deadline 31 December 2018):

Dr Jonathan Trigg, Editor
Email: jrtrigg@liverpool.ac.uk

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Prize: The Church Monuments Essay Prize (Deadline 31/12/2018)

rythertomb1bThe Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international CMS journal Church Monuments. Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments.

The subject of the essay must be an aspect of church monuments of any period in Britain of abroad. The length (including endnotes) shall not exceed 10,000 words and a maximum of 10 illustration, preferably in colour. The prize will only be awarded if the essay is considered by the judges to be of sufficiently high standard to merit publication in Church Monument.

The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2018. For a copy of the rules and for the guidelines to contributors please see the Society’s website http://www.churchmonumentssociety.org, or contact the Hon. Journal Editor for more details and/or advice on the suitability of a particular topic.

Address for details and for submission of articles (deadline 31 December 2018):

Dr Jonathan Trigg, Editor
E-mail: jrtrigg@liverpool.ac.uk

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

Symposium: Monuments of Power
Canterbury, 5-7 September 2014
Booking deadline: 31 July 2014

canterburyThis 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 Friday afternoon with an optional visit to the cathedral’s mason’s yard and with an evening reception and dinner, followed by the keynote lecture.  Lectures will begin on Saturday morning, and after lunch we will take the coach to the cathedral when delegates will have their own free time to look around or visit the cathedral library.  After evensong we will have sole access to the cathedral together with talks on the monuments.  On Saturday evening there is a drinks reception and dinner, followed by members’ contributions.  On Sunday a varied lecture programme will be delivered, and the Symposium will close with afternoon tea at 4.00.  The event is also open to those who wish to attend on a daily basis.

List of speakers

Kent Rowland
Henry VIII’s influence at Canterbury Cathedral

Tim Tatton Brown
The late Medieval monuments and shrines in the eastern arm of Canterbury Cathedral

David Green
The Black Prince

Kenneth Fincham & David Shaw
The Boys monument

Jessica Barker
Margaret Holland and her two husbands

Kim Woods
Effigies in alabaster in Canterbury Cathedral

Sophie Oosterwijk
Copper-alloy tombs in Medieval Europe

Melanie Caiazza
Expeditions and effigies: (re)locating death, burial and family narratives – a closer look at the case of Sir James Hales

Barbara Tomlinson
Commemorating Admiral Sir George Rooke (1650-1708) and his naval contemporaries

Jean Wilson
Lies, damned lies and monuments: two military memorials in Canterbury Cathedral

Anyone wishing to give a short paper under members’ contributions should contact the organiser, Mark Downing.

The Symposium is to be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, which is about 20 minutes walk from the city centre.  Accommodation is in single en-suite bedrooms.  The cost for the full Symposium is £250 (£270 for non-members), full board.  Alternatively, delegates may choose to attend on a non-residential basis: Saturday – morning lectures, lunch, coach travel to the cathedral and entry (fee: £60, non-members £70), and/or Sunday – lectures including lunch (fee: £45 non-members £55).

For further information on how to book, visit the Church Monuments Society’s website.

Conference: Commemoration of the Dead (London, 15 November 2014)

Conference
Commemoration of the Dead: new approaches, new perspectives, new material
London, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street
Saturday, 15 November 2014, 10am – 5pm

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Recent years have witnessed a rapid growth in new research and consideration of commemorative brasses and funerary monuments. This one-day joint meeting, sponsored by the Monumental Brass Society and the Church Monuments Society, will explore these developments and, in particular, research techniques that have led to new insights within the broader context of funerary art. Speakers are primarily doctoral and early post-doctoral students.

9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome by Christian Steer, Hon. Secretary, Monumental Brass Society

10.05 Richard Marks: ‘Brass and Glass’: the medieval tomb window

10.45 Session 1: Reassessing Workshops

Matthew Ward: Late Medieval Style: the Role of Agency and the Workshop
Michael Carter: The Mysterious Mitre on the Monument

11.45 Tea/coffee

12.15 Session 2: Form and Materials

Sanne Frequin: Tournai Stone: an investigation of materiality
Ann Adams: ‘Revealed and Concealed’: Monumental Brasses on High Relief Tombs – the examples of John I, Duke of Cleves and Catherine of Bourbon

13.15 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.30 Session 3: Contextualising Brasses – Politics, Family and Religion 

Harriette Peel: Women, Children and Guardian Angels in Late Medieval Flemish Funerary Art
Jessica Knowles: ‘Controlling the Past’: the Medieval Brasses of All Saints North Street, York

15.30 Tea/coffee

16.00 Session 4: Lost Brasses

Robert Marcoux: The Social Meaning and Artistic Potential of a Medium: Brass and the Medieval Tombs of the Gaignières Collection
Christian Steer: ‘A Melting Pot of Death’: Burials and Brasses in the London Grey Friars

17.00 Concluding Remarks: Martin Stuchfield, President, M.B.S., and Jean Wilson, President, C.M.S.

Registration:
It is anticipated that this event will be extremely popular and a pre-booked registration process is necessary for those who would like to attend. There is a strict capacity limit and places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Early booking is encouraged. The event is free for members of the Monumental Brass Society and Church Monuments Society but members are required to reserve a place by contacting the Hon. Secretary of the M.B.S. (details below) well in advance. Non-members are warmly welcome and to reserve a place should send a cheque for £15.00, made payable to the Monumental Brass Society, to the Hon. Secretary (see below). A special rate of £5.00 is available for student non-members. All delegates must pre-book in advance.

Refreshments:
There will be a morning and afternoon tea and coffee break available for delegates but lunch is not included. This area of Bloomsbury is well served with cafes, restaurants and pubs where lunch can be obtained.

To book: 
To book a place, please write/email the Hon. Secretary of the Monumental Brass Society:

Dr Christian Steer
8 Shefford Lodge Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7LR
e: christianosteer@yahoo.co.uk

Please indicate whether you are a member of the M.B.S. or CMS at booking.
Non-members should enclose a cheque for £15.00 (£5.00 for students) made payable to the Monumental Brass Society.

It is intended to publish a list of delegate names and email addresses. Please indicate at the time of booking whether you do not wish your email address to be included.