Conference: Religion, Art and Conflict: Disputes, destruction and creation (Courtauld Institute, 5-6 December 2014)

Although not a medieval conference per se, we think our readers will enjoy these two days on Religion, Art and Conflict at the Courtauld Institute in December, with sessions on manuscripts, historiographical reception of medieval art, and more besides. Tickets (£26, £16 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) can be ordered here. Throughout history religion andContinue reading “Conference: Religion, Art and Conflict: Disputes, destruction and creation (Courtauld Institute, 5-6 December 2014)”

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”