Examinations of Insular art typically focus upon the eighth and early ninth centuries; and yet, the Insular artistic tradition in Scotland and Ireland continued to flourish and develop into the early modern era. The reliquaries, monuments, and manuscripts made in the earlier period had long lives, with additions and transformations occurring across many generations andContinue reading “Online Webinar: ‘After the Book of Kells: Insular Art in Scotland and Ireland 900-1900’, 4th – 5th March 2022”
Join St Albans Cathedral to mark the 850th anniversary of the death of St Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder at the hands of King Henry II’s men in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.
On 20 July 2020, The Medieval Academy of America hosted the webinar Race, Racism, and Teaching in the Middle Ages. In the wake of recent events and ongoing racially motivated violence, there have been many institutional responses to raise awareness of race and racism in the U.S. and beyond. This webinar focused on pedagogy andContinue reading “Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages”
On September 21, 2020, NIKU welcomes you to a webinar on the altarpiece in Ringsaker, Norway. This is the only known Antwerp altarpiece in Norway.
The Medieval Academy of America announces a new webinar series that provides advice for independent scholars and those considering or in the process of pivoting to career paths beyond traditional academe. The series is sponsored jointly by the MAA Committee for Professional Development and CARA (Committee on Center and Regional Associations). Medievalists employed beyond theContinue reading “Webinar: Medieval Freelancing 101, Resources for Independent Scholars”
In 955, King Eadwig came to the West Saxon throne in a time of internal strife between delegates for the crown. Only fifteen at the time, his short-lived reign became synonymous with lechery, debouchery and ill-council. This paper will examine one of the stories that made this reputation: at his coronation feast, Eadwig left the celebrations in order to cavort with his consort, Ælfgifu (and, in some texts, her mother.)
In this 1 hour talk online, Lucy will go behind the scenes to explore daily life at the Tower today, in the company of Ravenmaster and Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife. Tower of London curator Sally Dixon-Smith will be on hand too, sharing insights into the Tower’s past – from ravens to royal executions.
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”
How do you write about art? On Wednesday 24 June we launched a new series of short online talks about writing about art. We started the series finding out how to write about art and exhibitions with art critic, Tabish Khan. Tabish has been visual arts editor at Londonist since 2013 and writes extensively aboutContinue reading “Resource: Writing about Art with Art Critic Tabish Khan, Association for Art History”
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”