Online Lecture: A Rock-Hewn Revolution in Early Medieval Ethiopia, by Dr Mikael Muehlbauer, Courtauld Institute of Art, 28 October 2020, 5-6pm

Following the collapse of the late antique empire of Aksum, northern Ethiopia entered a “dark age” period, wherein little is known of the region. However, around the year 1000, a triad of cruciform churches were hewn out of rock in East Tigray, unparalleled in scale, form and the use of vaulting.

Online Lecture: NYU Lecture: Alisa LaGamma on the MET’s Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara exhibition, 22 October 2020, 6:30 pm (EST)

Alisa LaGamma (Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator in Charge of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas), will be speaking on her Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara exhibition, now reopened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Online Lecture: Fordham and Les Enluminures presents: “Go forth and learn”: The Artist Joel ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript, 22 October 2020, 1:00pm (EST)

The discovery of a new manuscript with more than 300 drawings by the hand of Joel ben Simeon, a fifteenth-century Jewish scribe and illuminator, prompts a reassessment of his career at a time of great religious uncertainty, economic opportunity, and cultural exchange.

Online Lecture: Jewish Treasures in Oxford, César Merchán-Hamann, 27 October 2020, 1-2pm

This is a chance to see how a library of libraries combined to form one of the world’s richest collections of Hebrew manuscripts as brought to light in the Bodleian’s recently published Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries.

Online Seminar: PSU Press Presents: Medieval & Early Modern Women in Politics & Power, Friday 25 September 2020,7:00-8:15 PM (EST)

Join Penn State University Press for a discussion with the authors of four recent books that explore the many roles of powerful women in the medieval and Early Modern eras! This virtual panel will take place on Friday, September 25th at 7pm EST. Panelists will discuss their books and answer your questions.

Online Lecture: ‘Byzantine Pieces of an Umayyad Puzzle: A Basalt Platform in the Azraq Oasis’, Dr Alexander Brey, 1 October 2020, 4:00–5:00pm (ET)

In this lecture, Dr. Alexander Brey, Wellesley College, will discuss an Umayyad-era basalt reservoir platform built within the Azraq oasis in eastern Jordan and places its carved interlocking stones in conservation with early Byzantine zodiac and celestial diagrams.

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”

Online Seminar: Medieval French Online Seminar, 22 July 2020 at 5pm BST

We hope you can join us for the next meeting on 22 July 2020 at 5pm BST. We will have two papers – Bex Courtier (Cambridge): “Towards a Migrant Consciousness: Reading Saladin and Chamoiseau’s Frères migrants” and Charlotte Spencer (Durham): “The Face in the Fountain: Reading, Reflection, and Representation on French Fourteenth-century Ivory Mirror Cases”

Online Seminar: Psyche on a smartphone: shining new light on a Florentine Renaissance masterpiece, Dr Paola Ricciardi, ICON Conservation: Together at Home Webinar Series, 1 July 2020, 4pm

The Icon Book & Paper Group Committee are pleased to be able to bring you a series of live streamed talks while many people are required to stay at home during in these unprecedented times. We have been trying to think about what we can do to help support the community of conservators & conservationContinue reading “Online Seminar: Psyche on a smartphone: shining new light on a Florentine Renaissance masterpiece, Dr Paola Ricciardi, ICON Conservation: Together at Home Webinar Series, 1 July 2020, 4pm”