Online Lecture: ‘Art, Architecture & Reputation Management in Early Fourteenth-Century England’ by Dr Laura Slater, Courtauld Institute of Art, 17 February 2021, 5-6pm (GMT)

Dr Laura Slater explores the role of art and architecture in these processes of reputation management.

Online Conference: The Courtauld’s 26th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium: ‘Display and Displacement in Medieval Art and Architecture’, Courtauld Institute of Art, 18-19 February 2021, 11:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

The Courtauld’s 26th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium has invited speakers from various academic fields (including, but not limited to, art history, archaeology, material culture and conservation studies) to consider various forms of displacement and their visual and experiential implications for medieval art and architecture.

Online Conference: ‘Remarkable women’: Female patronage of religious institutions, 1300-1550, Courtauld Institute of Art, 29 January 2021, 10:00 – 17:45 (GMT)

This conference seeks to explore the ways in which women patronised and interacted with monasteries and religious houses during the late Middle Ages, how they commissioned devotional and commemorative art for monastic settings, and the ways in which these donations were received and understood by their intended audiences.

Online Conference: Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art & Artists of Late-Medieval & Renaissance Iberia & Beyond, c. 1400–1550, 10-11 December 2020

Travelling Objects, Travelling People aims to nuance our understanding of the exchanges and influences that shaped the artistic landscape of Medieval and Renaissance Iberia.

Online Book Launch: Continuous Page: Bringing Art Online in a Pandemic, 23 November 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT)

To celebrate the launch of the latest volume in the Courtauld Books Online series—Continuous Page: Scrolls and Scrolling from Papyrus to Hypertext—this roundtable discussion will reflect on art history’s recent rush online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online Conference: Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld, 26 November 2020, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (GMT)

This symposium will explore curatorial, practical and public engagement aspects of The Courtauld’s touring display of Islamic metalwork to four venues in the UK.

Online Lecture: ‘The Elephant in the Room, at Gourdon in Burgundy’ with Professor John Osborne, 18 November 2020, 5pm (GMT)

This talk explores the fragmentary twelfth-century mural depicting an elephant, situated in the lowermost zone, or dado, of the choir wall in the church of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption at Gourdon, a small village in the Charolais district of Burgundy.

CFP: ‘Remarkable women’: Female patronage of religious institutions, 1300-1550, Courtauld Institute of Art, deadline 27 November 2020

This conference seeks to explore the ways in which women patronised and interacted with monasteries and religious houses during the late Middle Ages, how they commissioned devotional and commemorative art for monastic settings, and the ways in which these donations were received and understood by their intended audiences.

CFP: ‘Display and Displacement in Medieval Art and Architecture’, 26th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium (online), The Courtauld Institute of Art, deadline 27 November 2020

From the chalices that glisten behind glass museum cases to the ritual staging of powerful relics, from the architectural fragments of once towering cathedrals to fresco schemes designed to envelope the senses of the viewer, the display and location of medieval art and architecture matter.

Online Lecture: A Rock-Hewn Revolution in Early Medieval Ethiopia, by Dr Mikael Muehlbauer, Courtauld Institute of Art, 28 October 2020, 5-6pm

Following the collapse of the late antique empire of Aksum, northern Ethiopia entered a “dark age” period, wherein little is known of the region. However, around the year 1000, a triad of cruciform churches were hewn out of rock in East Tigray, unparalleled in scale, form and the use of vaulting.