Picturing Death: 1200–1600 explores the visual culture of mortality over the course of four centuries that witnessed a remarkable flourishing of imagery focused on the themes of death, dying, and the afterlife.
Glasgow, Scotland, UK, June 7 – 11, 2017 Deadline: Jun 6, 2016 The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, June 7–11. Please submit an abstract no later than June 6, 2016, to one of the 33 thematic sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the open sessions. The thematic sessionsContinue reading “CFP: SAH Annual Conference (Glasgow, 7-11 Jun 17)”
Medieval Tombs and their Spatial Contexts. Strategies of Commemoration in Christianity and Islam University of Tubingen, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Alte Burse, Bursagasse 1, Raum X, 72070 Tübingen, Germany, Conference: February 18 – 20, 2016. Registration deadline: Feb 15, 2016 The idea that the shaping of tombs and funeral places goes beyond aspects of personal welfare and mirrors social functions and meanings of commemorationContinue reading “Conference: Medieval Tombs and their Spatial Contexts. Strategies of Commemoration in Christianity and Islam, University of Tubingen (18-20 February 2016)”
Monumental Brass Society: Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire Saturday, 17th October 2015 at 2.00p.m. The church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent, is a product of the ‘building boom’ of the 14th and 15th centuries. The townsmen and their families were the principal benefactors of the church paying for the reconstruction, providing its furnishings and establishing personal chantries andContinue reading “Monumental Brass Society visit to Newark (17 Oct 2015)”
There was a packed conference room in the newly-refurbished Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, as eager members of the Church Monuments and Monumental Brass Societies gathered to hear about new approaches to incised brass memorials. As a sequel of sorts to a conference reconsidering approaches to funerary monuments on the half-centenary of Panofsky’sContinue reading “Conference review: Commemoration of the Dead: new approaches, new perspectives, new material (15 November 2014)”
The Courtauld’s medieval research group with a special interest in funerary monuments, Tomb Raiders, invite all to a visit to the Temple Church just off the Strand on the morning of the 30th October. The student rate will be £2. The church is open 11-1, so once everyone has arrived we shall gather about 11:15Continue reading “Study Day: Courtauld Tomb Raiders visit to the Temple Church, 30 October 2017”
The Monumental Brass Society are holding a study day at Lingfield Church in Surrey on the 28th September 2013. The speakers will be Nigel Saul and Clive Burgess.
A new exhibition at Tate Britain focusing on iconoclasm and vandalism in art will feature a statue of Christ found beneath the floor of the chapel of the Mercers’ Hall in London. Since its discovery in 1954, the statue has never been sent out on loan. The statue is likely by a Flemish artist workingContinue reading “Mercers’ Hall Christ to star in new Tate Britain exhibition”