Online Lecture: Tom Nickson, ‘Light and the Cult of St Thomas Becket’, 7 July 2020

Listen to the Lecture here. 7 July 2020 is the 850th anniversary of Thomas Becket’s death and 800th anniversary of his translation. Light and light imagery is prominent in the cult of St Thomas Becket, as it was and is in many pilgrimage cults across the world. In this short talk I briefly consider the role ofContinue reading “Online Lecture: Tom Nickson, ‘Light and the Cult of St Thomas Becket’, 7 July 2020”

Seminars: The Business of Saints, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 2nd July at 1pm

Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith…My scrip of joy…And thus I’ll take my pilgrimage. These lines used by John Bunyan in The Pilgrim’s Progress, reveal, quite clearly, the importance of pilgrimage and journeying to visit the relics of saints throughout history. Affecting all walks of life from the lowly peasant to gregariousContinue reading “Seminars: The Business of Saints, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 2nd July at 1pm”

Seminar: ‘The Patrons of the Percy Psalter-Hours’, Dr Eleanor Jackson

Tuesday 9 June 2020, 5.30pm Speaker(s): Dr Eleanor Jackson is Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library. She completed her PhD at the History of Art Department at the University of York in 2017. In March 2019, the British Library acquired a late 13th-century book of hours of the Use of York known as theContinue reading “Seminar: ‘The Patrons of the Percy Psalter-Hours’, Dr Eleanor Jackson”

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: Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, London (27 June 18)

Gold Against the Body: Gold Surfaces and Their Limits, Medieval to Early Modern Alison Wright, UCL 5:00pm, 43, Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PD For the last Murray Seminar of the year, Alison Wright of UCL presents a paper entitled Gold against the Body:  gold surfaces and their limits, medieval to early modern.  The myth, famously invoked inContinue reading “Lecture: Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, London (27 June 18)”

Lecture: Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture (Courtauld Institute, 24/04/18, 5:30pm)

Lecture:  ‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’, by Professor Malcolm Thurlby FSA Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture Where: Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute Date: 24th April 2018, 5:30pm This year’s CRSBI annual public lecture, delivered by Professor Malcolm Thurlby of York University, Toronto, Canada, will consider English RomanesqueContinue reading “Lecture: Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture (Courtauld Institute, 24/04/18, 5:30pm)”

History of Liturgy Seminars @ Institute of Historical Research, London: 2017-2018 Programme

History of Liturgy Seminars 2017-2018 Mondays 17.15-19.15 John S Cohen Room N203, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU 2 October 2017                   Teresa Webber (University of Cambridge): The Chapter Office and Reading in Chapter: monastic practice c. 1000-1300 13 November  2017          Henry Parkes (Yale University): Matins Responsories and Narratives of DivineContinue reading “History of Liturgy Seminars @ Institute of Historical Research, London: 2017-2018 Programme”

CRSBI lecture at Cardiff Archaeological Society, 19 October 2017 | CRSBI Training Session, Llandlaff Cathedral, 20 October 2017

Lecture: The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland: Achievements and Aspirations, Dr Ron Baxter FSA and Dr David Robinson FSA, Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, Thursday 19 October 2017, 7.15pm This lecture will review CRSBI’s achievements to date, and outline aspirations for Wales, looking at Romanesque sculpture from across the country. TrainingContinue reading “CRSBI lecture at Cardiff Archaeological Society, 19 October 2017 | CRSBI Training Session, Llandlaff Cathedral, 20 October 2017”

Lecture: The Library of Saint Thomas Becket, Christopher de Hamel, The Society of Antiquaries, 2017

Archbishop Thomas Becket, martyred in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, was among the earliest private book collectors in English history. The richly-illustrated lecture looks at the manuscripts he owned and what happened to them, and it concludes with the unexpected and recent discovery of Becket’s Psalter, which was kept on his shrine in the Cathedral throughout the Middle Ages.