Conference: After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443-1517, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 28th June 2017 – 30th June 2017

Conference: After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443-1517, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 28th June 2017 – 30th June 2017 Fees: Standard Registration Fee – £160.00; graduate Registration Fee – £120.00; dinner – £60.00 Register by June 21 After Chichele adopts an investigative and interdisciplinary approach. The period has been chosen precisely because theContinue reading “Conference: After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443-1517, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 28th June 2017 – 30th June 2017”

Lecture series: Visibility and presence of the Image in Ecclesiastical Space

Lecture series: Visibilité et présence de l’image dans l’espace ecclésial, INHA Paris, March 24 – June 16, 2016. The analysis of medieval Church space requires wide-ranging consideration of mounmental and ritual context. Current research focuses on the reception of images, and on the visibility and legibility of images. Both in the Latin West and in Byzantium, considerationContinue reading “Lecture series: Visibility and presence of the Image in Ecclesiastical Space”

Study day: Monumental Brass Society at Battle, East Sussex (28 March 2015)

The church of St Mary the Virgin, Battle, was established by Abbot Ralph c. 1115 on the battlefield of 1066. The church includes a magnificent transitional nave, a rare wall painting of St Margaret of Antioch of c.1300 and the gilded and painted alabaster tomb of Sir Anthony Browne (1548) who acquired the abbey atContinue reading “Study day: Monumental Brass Society at Battle, East Sussex (28 March 2015)”

Call for papers: Between Heaven and Earth: Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600 (Courtauld Institute of Art, 9 May 2015)

Deadline for CFP, 2 February 2015 Third Annual Renaissance Symposium at the Courtauld Institute of Art In recent years, the artistic commissions of ecclesiastic and lay patrons – both individual and collective – have been a fruitful area of scholarship. Research addressing issues of sacred space, devotional practice, and the materiality of extant objects hasContinue reading “Call for papers: Between Heaven and Earth: Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600 (Courtauld Institute of Art, 9 May 2015)”

Twelfth-century Belgian church consumed by serious fire

A fire in the church of Sint-Jan de Doper in Anzegem, Belgian has caused serious damage to the building, some of which is around 800 years old. The cause of the blaze, which broke out on the 16th October was apparently a faulty heating system. The fire started in the nave (this video captures theContinue reading “Twelfth-century Belgian church consumed by serious fire”

Courtauld Tomb Raiders visit to the Temple church, 30th October

The Courtauld’s medieval research group with a special interest in funerary monuments, Tomb Raiders, invite all to a visit to the Temple Church just off the Strand on the morning of the 30th October. The student rate will be £2. The church is open 11-1, so once everyone has arrived we shall gather about 11:15Continue reading “Courtauld Tomb Raiders visit to the Temple church, 30th October”

Monumental Brass Society: Lingfield study day

The Monumental Brass Society are holding a study day at Lingfield Church in Surrey on the 28th September 2013. The speakers will be Nigel Saul and Clive Burgess. The cost is £25.00 for members and £40.00 for non-members. A special concessionary rate of £15.00 is available for full-time registered students. Lunch is not included. MoreContinue reading “Monumental Brass Society: Lingfield study day”