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

Dr Nickson’s Video will be released via the IMEMS Facebook page on 7 July* (click for access). 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 acrossContinue reading “Online Lecture: Tom Nickson, ‘Light and the Cult of St Thomas Becket’, 7 July 2020”

CFP: Pilgrimage and the Senses, University of Oxford, 7 June 2019

Deadline for submissions: 20 January 2019  Keynote Speaker: Professor Kathryn Rudy (University of St. Andrews) With the release of its inaugural issue in 2006, The Senses and Society journal proclaimed a “sensual revolution” in the humanities and social sciences. The ensuing decade has seen a boom in sensory studies, resulting in research networks, museum exhibitions,Continue reading “CFP: Pilgrimage and the Senses, University of Oxford, 7 June 2019”

Conference: En route pour Compostelle, Montpellier/Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, September 28-29, 2018

EN ROUTE POUR COMPOSTELLE : UN MOYEN ÂGE DE PÈLERINAGES Colloque international Dans le cadre des manifestations du 20e anniversaire de l’inscription du bien « chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle en France » sur la liste du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO Président d’honneur Xavier BARRAL I ALTET – Universités Rennes 2 et Ca’ Foscari de Venise PROGRAMMEContinue reading “Conference: En route pour Compostelle, Montpellier/Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, September 28-29, 2018”

Conference: The Body Politics of Mary Magdalen, November 23 – 24, 2017, The Warburg Institute, London

Conference: The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB, November 23 – 24, 2017 The Warburg Institute is holding a two-day conference on Mary Magdalen, a figure of great historical importance and cultural resonance. Coming together for this free event, the multidisciplinary speakers will present new research on the representation of her body and its discourses across timeContinue reading “Conference: The Body Politics of Mary Magdalen, November 23 – 24, 2017, The Warburg Institute, London”

CFP: Topographies of devotion. Visual cultures of pilgrimage in the 14th and 15th century @International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds, 3-6 July 2017

CFP: Topographies of devotion. Visual cultures of pilgrimage in the 14th and 15th century @International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds, 3-6 July 2017 Organiser: Isabella Augart, University of Hamburg, Department of Art History Deadline: 10th September 2016. The medieval pilgrimage routes were spaces of cultural and material exchange upon which diverse travellers set off on aContinue reading “CFP: Topographies of devotion. Visual cultures of pilgrimage in the 14th and 15th century @International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds, 3-6 July 2017”

Illuminating Becket?

On 7 June 2016 a group of Becket scholars and enthusiasts met for a one day workshop, ‘Illuminating Becket’ at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, which ended with a fascinating public lecture by Rachel Koopmans (York University, Toronto) on the relationships between narratives in the ‘miracle’ windows in Canterbury cathedral’s east end and the structure ofContinue reading “Illuminating Becket?”

British Museum Handling Session: Becket and Pilgrimage

In January 2016 Courtauld staff and students enjoyed another chance to see some of the BM’s hidden treasures thanks to the kind help of Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman of the BM. This time the theme was the cult of Thomas Becket and other objects associated with pilgrimage The BM has dozens of Becket pilgrims’Continue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Becket and Pilgrimage”

Conference: Pilgrimage: Location and Imagination in Medieval England

Conference: Pilgrimage: Location and Imagination in Medieval England, Lee Hall, Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB, April 16, 2016.   The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust in association with Cambridge University announce the programme of their 2016 conference: 09.30am     Registration 10.00am     Welcome and Introduction 10.05am     Indulgences, Images and Pilgrimage, with Dr Jessica Berenbeim (Magdalen College, Oxford) 11.00am    Continue reading “Conference: Pilgrimage: Location and Imagination in Medieval England”

CFP: Movement in Medieval Art and Architecture (London, 7 February 2015)

Call for Papers: Movement in Medieval Art and Architecture 20th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium  London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 7 February 2015 Pilgrimage, wars and trade are key components of the Middle Ages and all embody movement. This colloquium aims at exploring the importance of movement in the creative processes of medieval art andContinue reading “CFP: Movement in Medieval Art and Architecture (London, 7 February 2015)”