Online Lecture: ‘Byzantine Pieces of an Umayyad Puzzle: A Basalt Platform in the Azraq Oasis’, Dr Alexander Brey, 1 October 2020, 4:00–5:00pm (ET)

In this lecture, Dr. Alexander Brey, Wellesley College, will discuss an Umayyad-era basalt reservoir platform built within the Azraq oasis in eastern Jordan and places its carved interlocking stones in conservation with early Byzantine zodiac and celestial diagrams.

Online Lecture: The Maius Masterclass with Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock, 24 July 2020 1.30pm

On Friday 24 July at 1.30pm, we will welcome Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock (University of Sheffield). Caroline is the only Aztec historian in the UK, and her research focuses on indigenous and Spanish American history and the Atlantic world, with a particular interest in issues of gender, violence, and cultural exchange.

Seminars: Uncovering the Parish Church’s Naughty Bits, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 23 July at 1pm

Gazing at the inside or outside of an historic church, your eyes are likely to encounter strange beasts, frolicking figures and twisted foliage staring back at you from doorways, windows, friezes, corbel tables, roof bosses and stained glass – although plenty are just hidden enough to fool the eye. What are these strange images? HiddenContinue reading “Seminars: Uncovering the Parish Church’s Naughty Bits, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 23 July at 1pm”

Online Seminar: Medieval French Online Seminar, 22 July 2020 at 5pm BST

We hope you can join us for the next meeting on 22 July 2020 at 5pm BST. We will have two papers – Bex Courtier (Cambridge): “Towards a Migrant Consciousness: Reading Saladin and Chamoiseau’s Frères migrants” and Charlotte Spencer (Durham): “The Face in the Fountain: Reading, Reflection, and Representation on French Fourteenth-century Ivory Mirror Cases”

Online Seminar: Psyche on a smartphone: shining new light on a Florentine Renaissance masterpiece, Dr Paola Ricciardi, ICON Conservation: Together at Home Webinar Series, 1 July 2020, 4pm

The Icon Book & Paper Group Committee are pleased to be able to bring you a series of live streamed talks while many people are required to stay at home during in these unprecedented times. We have been trying to think about what we can do to help support the community of conservators & conservationContinue reading “Online Seminar: Psyche on a smartphone: shining new light on a Florentine Renaissance masterpiece, Dr Paola Ricciardi, ICON Conservation: Together at Home Webinar Series, 1 July 2020, 4pm”

Seminar: We Have Always Been Medieval – Bruno Latour and the Premodern, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, 30 June 2020 7-8:30pm

From We Have Never Been Modern to An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, Bruno Latour’s philosophical project has long been conceived as a critique of ‘Modernity’, starting with Enlightenment dualisms (nature/culture, words/things, sacred/secular) and extending to the Cyber Age’s promise of unmediated access to knowledge (what Latour calls ‘Double Click’).

Seminars: Online talks and lectures from The Churches Conservation Trust, every Thursday throughout June and July 2020

The Churches Conservation Trust’s lectures are all free to get involved with and we Livestream them via our Facebook page, this allows you to really engage with the talk and to submit your questions live. These lectures are recorded and will be available to watch afterward.