Online Lecture: Responding Icons and Miraculous Images? Is There a Theology for Mosaics? by Liz James, 9 February 2023, 12:00pm EST

Mosaic, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem. Photo: Liz James The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce the next lecture in its 2022–2023 lecture series. The ‘theology of icons’ is well-discussed in Byzantine Studies: the role that religious images played in Byzantine life; the relationships between the icon, the worshipperContinue reading “Online Lecture: Responding Icons and Miraculous Images? Is There a Theology for Mosaics? by Liz James, 9 February 2023, 12:00pm EST”

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Online Lecture: Imagining the Medieval City (Saturday 25 Feb 2023)

Join the London Medieval Society as we explore cities in the Middle Ages. The programme of the day is as follows: The event will take place over Zoom; tickets to the event can be booked here or by visiting EventBrite. Please note you will be sent an email with the Zoom link on the morningContinue reading “Online Lecture: Imagining the Medieval City (Saturday 25 Feb 2023)”

Online lecture: The Lonely Mountain: The Emergence of a ‘Hagiorite’ Identity on Medieval Mount Athos; by Zachary Chitwood, 24 January 2023, 12-1.30pm EST

The Mary Jaharis Center is pleased to announce its first lecture of 2023: The Lonely Mountain: The Emergence of a ‘Hagiorite’ Identity on Medieval Mount Athos. In this lecture, Dr. Zachary Chitwood, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, will discuss the emergence of a unique “Athonite” or “Hagiorite” identity on Mount Athos over the course of the MiddleContinue reading “Online lecture: The Lonely Mountain: The Emergence of a ‘Hagiorite’ Identity on Medieval Mount Athos; by Zachary Chitwood, 24 January 2023, 12-1.30pm EST”

Online lecture: ‘Renaissance Lives: Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist’, by Machtelt Brüggen Israëls, 19 January 2023, 5.30-7pm GMT

Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist – Machtelt Brüggen Israëls will be in conversation with Paul Taylor (Warburg Institute) and François Quiviger (Warburg Institute), at a free online lecture hosted by The Warburg Institute on 19 January 2023, between 5.30 and 7pm GMT. As one of the most innovative and enlightened painters of the early ItalianContinue reading “Online lecture: ‘Renaissance Lives: Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist’, by Machtelt Brüggen Israëls, 19 January 2023, 5.30-7pm GMT”

Online Lecture: ‘Heritage in Crisis 2: Decolonising Ukrainian Cultural Heritage’, ICOM UK Talks, 30 November 2022, 12:30 GMT

This talk will consider why Russian colonial narratives persist in the west and how heritage and cultural professionals can contribute towards developing a non-prejudiced narrative about Ukraine.

Online Conference: ‘Medieval Coming Attractions’, International Center of Medieval Art, 15 November 2022 12:00 ET

Please join the Friends of the ICMA for the latest in a series of special online events on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET (9:00 am PT; 5:00 pm GMT; and 6:00 pm CET). The hour-long program will preview three medieval exhibitions scheduled to open in 2023, each introduced by its curator in charge.

Lecture: ‘Dynastic Change, Family Networks and Female Genealogies in Medieval Armenia (11th-13th C.), by Zara Pogossian, University of Florence, East of Byzantium Lecture, 15 November 2022, 12:00 EST

This lecture will focus on a period of medieval Armenian history – eleventh to late thirteenth centuries – that was characterized by a gradual deterioration and break-down of its until then traditional social structure based on land-holding military families known as nakharars.

Lecture: ‘New Directions in Manuscript Studies: The Digital and Manual Future’, by Professor Elaine Treharne, 9 November 2022, 16:00-17:30 EST

Elaine Treharne is Senior Associate Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education, Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities and Professor of English at Stanford University, where she teaches Manuscript and Archival Studies, and Early British Literatures.

Lecture: ‘The Dynastic in the Monastic: King Robert of Anjou and the Pierpont Morgan Library MS.M.626’, Denva Gallant, Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, 16 November 2022 17:30 GMT

It is well known that Robert endeavoured to present himself as a pious ruler throughout his reign. The Morgan manuscript sheds light on one such way the sovereign endeavoured to do so—by embodying and performing  a sacred rulership through his readings of the Lives of the Desert Fathers.

Lecture: ‘Risky Investments? Mercantile patronage at Santa María del Mar in Barcelona’, Dr Tom Nickson, Thursday, 6 October 2022, 18:30-19:30 (BST)

Why give money to your local church? In this paper Dr Tom Nickson focuses on the 14th-century parish church of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona, and explores the risks and rewards it offered to the local merchant community who invested in its construction.