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Lecture Series: Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art, Columbia University

Robert-BrannerRobert Branner (1927-1973) was an art historian specializing in Gothic architecture and manuscript illumination. Active as an excavator, he made important discoveries in the chronology and style of French cathedrals, incorporating cultural historical tools into the method of design analysis that had more traditionally dominated architectural history.

Branner is remembered through the Robert Branner Forum, a student-run symposium sponsoring lectures several times a year that are open to the public. The Forum originated as a series of visiting lectures organized by Branner’s graduate students immediately after his death during the academic year as a way of continuing his courses. It has been supported by his family since that time.

Spring 2016

Professor Ittai Weinryb
“Bronze and Conversion”
Monday, January 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Professor Sonja Drimmer
“A City Full of Walls You Can Post Complaints at”
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Professor Benjamin Anderson
“Monument and Narrative in Medieval Constantinople”
Friday, April 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

All events take place in Schermerhorn Hall, room 612.

Learn more about the Branner Forum here.

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New Publications

  • Vasileios Marinis, Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of ritual-constantinople-237x330Constantinople: Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries. Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1107040168

  • Peter Loewen and Robin Waugh, Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture: Conflicted Roles. Routledge, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-415-81315-0

Content:
Part I: Roles in Development
Part II: Roles in Tension
Part III: Mary Magdalene’s Roles in Action
Part IV: Mary Magdalene’s Proto-feminist and other Subversive Roles

  • Alixe Bovey, Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology at Canterbury. Maney Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 978-1909662216

  • Diana Hiller, Gendered Perceptions of Florentine Last Supper Frescoes, c.1350-1490. Ashgate, 2014. ISBN: 9781409462064