Online Lecture: ‘Manuscript journeys: from German lands to digital libraries’, Bodleian Libraries, 7 July 2021, 5.30-6.45pm (BST)

This event marks the completion of a three-year digitization project delivered by the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel. The ‘Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands’ project, funded by The Polonsky Foundation, has digitized hundreds of medieval manuscripts from collections at The Herzog August Bibliothek and the Bodleian and made these freely available online to scholars and the public.

Online Lecture: ‘Relocating the Holy Places: Jerusalem in Early Medieval Europe’, with Professor Julia Smith, 24 June 2021, 17:30 (BST)

Discover how small portable objects enabled biblical sites to be relocated in Early Medieval Europe. Historian Julia Smith of the University of Oxford will discuss the various uses mobile objects were put to, as well as the significance attributed to them.

Online Lecture: ‘Vault Design at Ely Cathedral, Ely’ with Alex Buchanan and Nick Webb, 29 June 2021, 14–15pm (BST)

The Tracing the Past project at the University of Liverpool, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, has spent the past seven years recording and analysing vaults in England. This lecture will introduce the project and share some of its key findings in relation to Ely Cathedral.

Online Lecture: ‘Becket: charismatic cathedral & sacred storytelling’ with Professors Paul Binski & Alixe Bovey, British Museum, 30 Jun 2021, 17.30–18.30 (BST)

This conversation, between art historians Paul Binski and Alixe Bovey, will explore the way Becket’s universality as a martyr was embodied in the architecture of Canterbury Cathedral, evoking the heroic age of early Christian martyrdom. 

Online Lecture: ‘Representing Dante’s Steps in Illuminated Manuscripts of the Divine Comedy’ with Dr Lucy Donkin, Murray Seminar at Birkbeck, 30 June 2021, 16:45–18:30 (BST)

Join Dr Lucy Donkin for ‘Representing Dante’s Steps in Illuminated Manuscripts of the Divine Comedy’

Online Lecture: Ethiopic Manuscripts & Global Books with Kristen Herdman, Beinecke Library, June 21 2021, 16:00PM (Eastern Time)

Herdman will discuss Ethiopic Manuscripts in the Beinecke Library collections and the overall Global Books initiative.

Online Lecture: ‘The Anatomy of Ritual: Votive Body Parts in Greco-Roman Antiquity and Beyond’, The Warburg Institute, 8th June 2021 17:30 – 19:00 GMT

This event is part of the A Material World: Devotion events series, which brings together academics and heritage professionals from a wide range of disciplines to discuss issues concerning historical devotional materials, their conservation, presentation, display, and reconstruction.

Online Lecture: What should historians do in the next decade of the climate crisis?, 1st June 2021 (15:30-17:30 GMT)

The final seminar of this year’s Anthropocene Histories series will be a panel discussion with Andreas Malm (Lund), Julia Adeney Thomas (Notre Dame), and Ling Zhang (Boston College), online on 1st June 2021 from 15:30-17:30 BST.

Online Lecture: Subterranean Hagia Sophia: Revealing the Waters Below the Hagia Sophia, 1st June 2021 17:00 pm GMT

This talk will explain the relation of subterranean structures to the water supply system and present their 3D models and a short documentary. 

Online Lecture: ‘The Use of Salisbury in the Long 12th Century (1075-1225): A Preliminary Revaluation’, 24th May 2021, 17:15 GMT

This preliminary revaluation of the Use of Salisbury at the first cathedral will consider the evidence of three earlier sources that have received less attention from scholars.