Conference: The Rood in Britain and Ireland c.900-c.1500, University of York, 2-3 September 2016

Keynote Speaker: Dr Julian Luxford, Reader in History of Art, University of St Andrews The rood – understood as the cross itself, and/or the image of Christ crucified – was central to the visual and devotional culture of medieval Christianity. By the late middle ages, a rood was present in monumental form, either painted or sculpted,Continue reading “Conference: The Rood in Britain and Ireland c.900-c.1500, University of York, 2-3 September 2016”

CFP: The Rood in Medieval Britain and Ireland c.900–c.1500 (University of York, 2–3 September 2016), deadline 18 April 2016

The rood – understood as the cross itself, and/or the image of Christ crucified – was central to the visual and devotional culture of medieval Christianity. By the late middle ages, a rood was present in monumental form, either painted or sculpted, at the east end of the nave of every church.

Lecture: ‘The Ranworth rood screen’, Paul Mellon Centre, London, 20th November 2013 at 5:45pm

The church, a short distance outside Norwich, is outstanding even among the screens of the county as a survival showing remarkable completeness of its imagery and exceedingly high quality artistry.