Book roundup: Medieval architecture

All is thriving in medieval architecture publishing from the Romanesque to the Late Gothic: here are some very special books that have been published in the last few months. As always do let us know of any recently-published medieval art history books you would like us to include in a book roundup – we would beContinue reading “Book roundup: Medieval architecture”

Taking architectural history to the bridge: International Bridges Group inaugural meeting report

The study of architecture largely focuses on the study of buildings: constructions with their most essential function as shelter for the human body. But architectural history can forget that constructions with other functions are also ripe for interpretation of their structure and ideologies. This is what the ambitiously-named International Bridges Group intends to promote for crossingsContinue reading “Taking architectural history to the bridge: International Bridges Group inaugural meeting report”

Reading, Scholarship and the Art of the Book at Reading Abbey (Reading University, 17 April 2015)

Reading University, Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus, Room G10 17 April 2015, from 10am Cost: £15 (including coffee, lunch, tea and wine); £10 for students and unwaged. Please register by contacting GCMS@reading.ac.uk. Programme 10.00 registration and welcome 10.15-11.15 – Session 1: Lindy Grant (Reading); ‘Reading Abbey in a cultural and intellectual, international context’. Tessa WebberContinue reading “Reading, Scholarship and the Art of the Book at Reading Abbey (Reading University, 17 April 2015)”

Book roundup: New art history books from Brepols

Here are some new medieval art history books on manuscripts, architecture and sculpture from publisher Brepols that we have been alerted to, and we think will prove very exciting to a number of our readers. King’s College Chapel 1515-2015: Music, Art and Religion in Cambridge, edited by J. M. Massing, N. Zeeman This lavishly illustrated,Continue reading “Book roundup: New art history books from Brepols”

Call for Participants: Summer School: Arts, Architecture and Devotional Interaction in England 1200-1600 (York 2014)

Call for Participants: Arts, Architecture and Devotional Interaction in England, 1200-1600 NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Summer School York, 8 June – 4 July 2014 The medieval-themed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers offer opportunities to conduct research in Europe (Rome, Florence,York). While most participants will hold faculty positions, directorsContinue reading “Call for Participants: Summer School: Arts, Architecture and Devotional Interaction in England 1200-1600 (York 2014)”

Memberships & Societies: The Monumental Brass Society

The Monumental Brass Society was founded in 1887 to preserve and record monumental brasses. Initially it was known as the Cambridge University Association of Brass Collectors. Later it was renamed the Monumental Brass Society. From a membership of 60 in 1887, the Society has grown to around 500 today. Early research into brasses focused chieflyContinue reading “Memberships & Societies: The Monumental Brass Society”