Virtual Lecture Series: IHR European History 1150-1550 Seminars, 2020-2021

We are pleased to announce this year’s programme for the IHR seminar European History 1150-1550. All seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.30pm and will be hosted live via zoom.

Lecture Series: British Archaeological Association Programme of Meetings 2020-2021

The British Archaeological Association holds regular monthly lectures on the first Wednesday of each month between October and May in the rooms of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Online Lecture Series: Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture, 2020-2021

This lecture series is organized by Robert S. Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, and Vasileios Marinis, Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at the ISM and YDS. Support is provided by the Department of Classics and the Department of the History of Art.  Zoom lectures begin at 12 noon EasternContinue reading “Online Lecture Series: Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture, 2020-2021”

Seminar Series: Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, London, Spring Term 2020

3rd February 2020: James Hall, ‘Embattled Exclusivity: the Aesthetics and Politics of Michelangelo’s Attack on Flemish Painting’. In a dialogue composed by Francisco de Holanda, Michelangelo launches a diatribe against painting produced in Europe north of the Alps, attacking what he sees as its crowdedness and materialism; its lack of order and discrimination; its sentimentalityContinue reading “Seminar Series: Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, London, Spring Term 2020”

Lecture Series: European History, 1150-1550 Seminar Series at the Institute of Historical Research

All are welcome to attend the opening lecture of the 2018 autumn term for IHR’s seminar, European History, 1150-1550. Julien Théry ( University of Lyon) will present his lecture entitled, ‘The French Way. The Rift between The Papacy and Capetian Monarchy under Philip the Fair (1285-1314)’ this Thursday, 27th September. The complete 2018-19 programme can be found here.

Lecture: ‘Gold Against the Body: Gold Surfaces and Their Limits, Medieval to Early Modern’, Alison Wright, Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, 27 June 2018

The myth, famously invoked in Goldfinger, of the human body suffocated by being coated in gold exemplifies the fascination and danger attached to the idea of an ‘excess’ of gold, especially in respect to human skin. In this lecture the slippery boundaries of when, where and for whom gold surfaces might be deemed excessive will be explored in relation to European art, especially Italian, of the 14th to early 16th centuries.

Lecture Series: Murray Seminars at Birkbeck University, London, Summer Term 2018

1 May, Cristina Guarnieri, University of Padua The Stories of St. Lucy by Jacobello del Fiore, and Venetian folding reliquary altarpieces The Stories of St. Lucy by Jacobello del Fiore are one of the masterpieces of Italian Late Gothic painting, but their function has been little understood. Re-evaluating prevailing theories about the panels’ purpose and display, this paper proposes that theyContinue reading “Lecture Series: Murray Seminars at Birkbeck University, London, Summer Term 2018”

Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck: Spring 2018

All this term’s seminars take place in the History of Art Department at Birkbeck (43, Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PD) in Room 114 (The Keynes Library) at 5pm.  Talks finish by 5.50pm (allowing those with other commitments to leave) and are then followed by discussion and refreshments. This term’s papers are as follows : 17 January: Carol Richardson  BritonsContinue reading “Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck: Spring 2018”