Seminar: ‘Gilded Suns and Peacock Angels: Theatrical Materiality and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence’ by Laura Stefanescu, Murray Seminar Birkbeck, 13th December 2022, 17:00 GMT

This talk aims to explore the connections between painting and the theatrical experience of heaven which shaped the visual culture of fifteenth-century Florence.

Seminar: ‘The Cleveland Fountain (Paris, 1320 ca.) and Multisensory Art History’, by Philippe Cordez and Gerhard Lutz, University of Padua, 30 November 2022, 17:00 CET

The hydraulic and musical fountain in the Cleveland Museum of Art offers a perfect opportunity for theoretical reflection and practical experimentation in multisensory art history.

Seminar Series: The Medieval Black Sea Project, Princeton University, 17 November 2022 – 9 March 2023

This seminar series showcases new research on contact, conflict and exchange in the region of the medieval Black Sea. Our invited speakers will share their expertise on the various aspects of the region’s past, building on analyses of textual, art historical and archaeological material. A wide range of historical sources will be considered, allowing us to explore the agency not only of elite, but also of non-elite individuals and groups. 

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Seminar: ‘The Golden Surface: Gold Between City and Sovereign in Late Medieval London’ by Professor Alison Wright, World Art Research Seminar, 16th March 2022, 15:30 GMT

The next World Art Research Seminar online will be on Wednesday 16 March at 3.30pm GMT when Prof. Alison Wright (UCL, History of Art) will present on ‘The Golden Surface: Gold Between City and Sovereign in Late Medieval London’.

Online Lecture Series: Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture, 2020-2021

This lecture series is organized by Robert S. Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, and Vasileios Marinis, Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at the ISM and YDS. Support is provided by the Department of Classics and the Department of the History of Art.  Zoom lectures begin at 12 noon EasternContinue reading “Online Lecture Series: Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture, 2020-2021”

Seminars: The Business of Saints, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 2nd July at 1pm

Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith…My scrip of joy…And thus I’ll take my pilgrimage. These lines used by John Bunyan in The Pilgrim’s Progress, reveal, quite clearly, the importance of pilgrimage and journeying to visit the relics of saints throughout history. Affecting all walks of life from the lowly peasant to gregariousContinue reading “Seminars: The Business of Saints, talk by Dr Emma J. Wells, The Churches Conservation Trust seminar series, Thursday 2nd July at 1pm”

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.