Online Lecture: The Construction and Destruction of a Saint: Thomas Becket, 25th May 2021, 17:30-18:30 GMT

This discussion explores the meteoric canonisation of Thomas Becket, his subsequent veneration and the destruction of his reputation during the Reformation in the Tudor period.

Online Lecture: ”more busines to fynd out what should be read, then to read it when it was founde out’: A Material History of the Bible in Late Medieval and Early Modern England’ (11th May 2021, 17:30 pm GMT)

The final installment of the 2020-2021 London Medieval Manuscripts Seminar (hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London) is Tuesday 11th May 2021 at 17:30 pm GMT. Eyal Poleg from Queen Mary University London will delivering the lecture.

Online Lecture: Across the Margin: Finding a New Page from Jean Bourdichon’s Hours of Louis XII (28th May 2021, 1 pm EST)

This talk will begin by revealing a stunningly beautiful and previously unknown detached miniature from a royal Book of Hours created by the court artist Jean Bourdichon around 1498.

Online Lecture: ‘Auro, argento, aere perennius: Byzantine Art in & through Coins 4th–15th Centuries’ with Dr Cécile Morrisson, 9 April 2021, 12pm (EST)

Join Yale for their up-coming Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture series.

Online Lecture: ‘Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate’ with Fozia Bora, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies University of Birmingham, 23 March 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

Fozia Bora presents ‘Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate’.

Online Lecture: ‘Eagles, dragons, griffins, and angels: Netherlandish brass lecterns in context’ with Dr Douglas Brine, Courtauld Institute of Fine Art, 10 March 2021, 17:00-18:00 (GMT)

This paper considers Netherlandish brass lecterns, in their various guises, from various perspectives – as metal sculptures, as liturgical fixtures, and as vehicles for private commemoration – and argues that they constitute a significant, if overlooked, category of early Netherlandish art.

Online Lecture: ‘Africa in Late Antiquity: Faith, Politics, & Commerce between the Mediterranean & the Red Sea’ with Dr Andrea Achi, 12 March 2021, 12pm (EST)

Join Yale for their up-coming Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture series.

Online Lecture: ‘The Exeter Cathedral Wax Votives’ by Dr Naomi Howell and Graham Fereday, The Warburg Institute, 22 March 2021, 15:30-17:00 (GMT)

In this seminar, Dr Naomi Howell and Graham Fereday from Exeter University will discuss the history, study and ongoing conservation of these extremely rare, fragile objects using a combination of high-definition photography, 360-degree videos and 3D-printed models.

Online Lecture: ‘A Library of Memories: Textual Preservation at the Monastery of St. Michael in Egypt’ with Dr Andrea M. Achi, UCLA’s Annual Richard & Mary Rouse History of the Book Lecture, 1 March 2021, 17:00-18:00 (Pacific Time)

This year’s speaker is Dr Andrea M. Achi, Assistant Curator in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Online Lecture: ‘Pictorial invention in the early Trecento: the case of the Vele in Assisi’, with John Renner, Murray Research Seminar at Birkbeck, 16 March 2021, 16:55 – 19:30 (GMT)

The paper re-examines some of the complex and enigmatic imagery in search of the sources, meanings and functions of the frescoes in their key position above the high altar and the tomb of St Francis.