Online Lecture: ‘Cluny and Vézelay: The Paradox of the Romanesque Capital in Burgundy’, Professor Neil Stratford, CRSBI Annual Lecture 2020

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI)’s Annual Lecture 2020, given by Professor Neil Stratford, is now available to watch online. This an opportunity to hear his analysis of Romanesque capitals, using well-known Romanesque buildings as examples, developed over decades of careful study of the subject.

Publication: Pygmalion’s Power: Romanesque Sculpture, the Senses, and Religious Experience

Pushed to the height of its illusionistic powers during the first centuries of the Roman Empire, sculpture was largely abandoned with the ascendancy of Christianity, as the apparent animation of the material image and practices associated with sculpture were considered both superstitious and idolatrous. In Pygmalion’s Power, Thomas E. A. Dale argues that the reintroduction ofContinue reading “Publication: Pygmalion’s Power: Romanesque Sculpture, the Senses, and Religious Experience”

New Publication: Romanesque Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimage, edited by John McNeill & Richard Plant

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.

Scholarship: British Archaeological Association travel scholarship to April 2020 Romanesque Conference, Hildesheim, deadline 15 November 2019

The British Archaeological Association has a limited number of scholarships for their 2020 Romanesque Conference in Hildesheim. These scholarships are aimed towards students studying Early Medieval Art History/Archaeology or Architecture, especially those studying Romanesque. Send a short CV & referee details to jsmcneill@btinternet.com or rplant62@hotmail.com by 15th November 2019. More information about the conference: TheContinue reading “Scholarship: British Archaeological Association travel scholarship to April 2020 Romanesque Conference, Hildesheim, deadline 15 November 2019”

CFP: British Archaeological Association, Hildesheim Romanesque Conference (14-16 April 2020), Deadline: 15 May 2019

The British Archaeological Association will hold the sixth in its series of biennial International Romanesque conferences in association with the Dommuseum in Hildesheim on 14-16 April, 2020. The theme is Romanesque and the Year 1000, and the aim is to examine transformation in art and architecture in the years to either side of the millennium.

Lecture: Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture (Courtauld Institute, 24/04/18, 5:30pm)

Lecture:  ‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’, by Professor Malcolm Thurlby FSA Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture Where: Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute Date: 24th April 2018, 5:30pm This year’s CRSBI annual public lecture, delivered by Professor Malcolm Thurlby of York University, Toronto, Canada, will consider English RomanesqueContinue reading “Lecture: Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture (Courtauld Institute, 24/04/18, 5:30pm)”

Call For Papers/Participation INTERDISZIPLINÄRER DOKTORANDENWORKSHOP ZU MITTELALTERLICHEN SAKRALRÄUMEN 01.–08. August 2018 in Leifers / Südtirol Deadline 30/03/2018

Wir freuen uns nach den vergangenen drei erfolgreichen Jahren im August 2018 zum 4. Interdisziplinären Doktorandenworkshop zu mittelalterlicher Sakralarchitektur einladen zu können. Im Zentrumdes Workshops sollen Fragen zu mittelalterlicher Sakralarchitektur, ihrer Entstehung, Gestaltung,Rezeption und Nutzung sowie der damit verbundenen ortsfesten und mobilen Ausstattung stehen. Im Fokus steht dabei ein interdisziplinärer Ansatz, der neue Blickwinkel aufContinue reading “Call For Papers/Participation INTERDISZIPLINÄRER DOKTORANDENWORKSHOP ZU MITTELALTERLICHEN SAKRALRÄUMEN 01.–08. August 2018 in Leifers / Südtirol Deadline 30/03/2018”

CRSBI lecture at Cardiff Archaeological Society, 19 October 2017 | CRSBI Training Session, Llandlaff Cathedral, 20 October 2017

Lecture: The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland: Achievements and Aspirations, Dr Ron Baxter FSA and Dr David Robinson FSA, Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, Thursday 19 October 2017, 7.15pm This lecture will review CRSBI’s achievements to date, and outline aspirations for Wales, looking at Romanesque sculpture from across the country. TrainingContinue reading “CRSBI lecture at Cardiff Archaeological Society, 19 October 2017 | CRSBI Training Session, Llandlaff Cathedral, 20 October 2017”

TODAY: Leeds IMC, Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland, Session 703

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland will be running its first conference session this year at the Leeds International Medieval Congress. Session 703 – Tuesday 4 July 2017 – 14.15 to 15.45 The following papers will be delivered: Ron Baxter (Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland, London) – The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture and the Medieval Workshop (paper 703-a);Continue reading “TODAY: Leeds IMC, Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland, Session 703”

Lecture: North and South of the Loire: The Culture of Copying and the Rebirth of Sculpture, Professor Deborah Kahn, Courtauld Institute of Art, 25 April 2017 5.30pm

From his thesis of 1950 on “Regional Schools of English Sculpture” to his later writings, Professor George Zarnecki, deputy director of the Courtauld Institute of Art from 1961 – 74, showed himself to be a master of visual comparison. In one of his last articles (written in 1992), he surveyed the iconographic kinship between the earliest Romanesque sculptures at Saint-Benoit-sur-Loîre, Bayeux and Toulouse.