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: ‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’ by Professor Malcolm Thurlby, Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture, Courtauld Institute of Art, 24 April 2018, 17:30pm

This year’s CRSBI annual public lecture, delivered by Professor Malcolm Thurlby of York University, Toronto, Canada, will consider English Romanesque sculpture in the context of its architectural matrix, focusing on specific carved elements such as portals, tympana, capitals, and figural reliefs.

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.

Late Romanesque Sculpture in European Cathedrals: Stages, Narratives and Materiality (18-20 Nov 2015, Tarragona)

The TEMPLA research group has convened a conference to discuss the usefulness of traditional stylistic terminology, and consider the questions posed by the categorisation of medieval European artistic production, specifically as this affects our understanding of work from the second half of the 12th century. Nowadays it is still difficult to grasp with any subtletyContinue reading “Late Romanesque Sculpture in European Cathedrals: Stages, Narratives and Materiality (18-20 Nov 2015, Tarragona)”

Conference: British Archeological Association Romanesque conference: Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimage, Oxford, 4-6 April 2016

The British Archaeological Association will hold its fourth biennial International Romanesque conference in Oxford on 4-6 April, 2016. The theme is Romanesque: Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimage, and the aim is to examine the material culture of sanctity over the period c.950-c.1200. The Conference will be held at Rewley House in Oxford from 4-6 April, 2016, with the opportunity to stay on for two days of visits to Romanesque buildings on 7-8 April.

Twelfth-century Belgian church consumed by serious fire

A fire in the church of Sint-Jan de Doper in Anzegem, Belgian has caused serious damage to the building, some of which is around 800 years old. The cause of the blaze, which broke out on the 16th October was apparently a faulty heating system. The fire started in the nave (this video captures theContinue reading “Twelfth-century Belgian church consumed by serious fire”

Romanesque Virgin found inside walls of Spanish church

A carving of the Virgin Mary, dating to the late twelfth or early thirteeth century, has been found during works on the tower of Utande church, Guadalajara, in central Spain. The work contains much original polychrome, especially in the face. It is most likely it was originally a sedes sapientiae figure, with Christ sitting in herContinue reading “Romanesque Virgin found inside walls of Spanish church”