Seminar: ‘Talking Back to Power? Art and Political Opinion in Early Fourteenth-Century England’ with Dr Laura Slater, Murray Research Seminar at Birkbeck, 29 June 2016, 17.50pm

‘Spin’ and reputation management were an established part of medieval politics. Laura Slater explores the role of art and architecture in challenging political ideas and opinions in early fourteenth-century England, focussing on the activities of Queen Isabella of France during the 1320s. Successful in invading England, deposing her husband Edward II and establishing herself asContinue reading “Seminar: ‘Talking Back to Power? Art and Political Opinion in Early Fourteenth-Century England’ with Dr Laura Slater, Murray Research Seminar at Birkbeck, 29 June 2016, 17.50pm”

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”