Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea and experience of Christian pilgrimage in Europe from the 12th to the 15th centuries, which figured so strongly in the imagination of the age.
Join the IHR European History 1150-1550 lecture series for Professor Rachel Koopmans’ paper on ‘Thomas Becket’s Greatest Miracle: The Blinding and Castration of a Thief in Bedford’
Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals looks at England’s cathedrals and their relationship with pilgrimage throughout history and in the present day.
The 23 chapters in this volume explore the material culture of sanctity in Latin Europe and the Mediterranean between c. 1000 and c. 1220, with a focus on the ways in which saints and relics were enshrined, celebrated, and displayed.
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”
An interdisciplinary conference exploring the sensory experience of pilgrimage throughout history and across cultures.
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”
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”
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”
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?”