Medieval jobs! Project curator for the British Museum’s exhibition on Thomas Becket

Vacancy for Project Curator: Becket Project Curator: Becket Britain, Europe and Prehistory Full time Fixed term (14 months in duration) £25,285 per annum Application deadline:  13 September 2019 by noon   The British Museum is seeking to recruit a Project Coordinator to support the Becket exhibition project team, working closely with the Lead Curators in theContinue reading “Medieval jobs! Project curator for the British Museum’s exhibition on Thomas Becket”

Looking back: Medieval & Early Modern Festival, University of Kent, June 2017

The 16th-17th June 2017 was the third annual MEMS Festival, a two-day celebration of all things Medieval and Early Modern at the University of Kent. Papers covered all kinds of topics, from art and literature to politics, identity, and everyday life from the entire period. The range of material meant that lots of different areasContinue reading “Looking back: Medieval & Early Modern Festival, University of Kent, June 2017”

Examining Becket

Reflections on the Thomas Becket Study Day, 7th June 2017, Canterbury Cathedral There could scarcely be a more appropriate setting for a study day on the theme of Thomas Becket than Canterbury Cathedral, the location of the archbishop’s martyrdom nearly 850 years ago on the 29th December 1170. In the Cathedral Library and Archives, justContinue reading “Examining Becket”

6th June 2017, Public Lecture with Prof Paul Binski: Thomas Becket and the Medieval Cult of Personality

All are welcome to this free event at the Clagett Auditorium, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. It will be held on Tuesday the 6th of June from 18.30-19.30. Professor Paul Binski, from the University of Cambridge, will be exploring Thomas Becket and the Medieval Cult of Personality. Further details can be found in the accompanying poster:

Lecture: The Library of Saint Thomas Becket

The Library of Saint Thomas Becket Collection Lecture by Fellow Christopher de Hamel Archbishop Thomas Becket, martyred in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, was among the earliest private book collectors in English history.    The richly-illustrated lecture looks at the manuscripts he owned and what happened to them, and it concludes with the unexpected and recent discovery ofContinue reading “Lecture: The Library of Saint Thomas Becket”