The Colloquium offers an opportunity for graduate students in multiple disciplines to present their research in the various fields of medieval studies, share and receive feedback, and participate in discussion on topics of interest with peers from a wider, interdisciplinary community of Medieval Studies scholars, without the restrictions of membership or registration fees.
Recent research shows that imagining Jerusalem played a crucial part in many late medieval devotional practices – virtual pilgrimages to Jerusalem, reconstructions of its topography and sacred places in European cities, visualizations of one’s own city as Jerusalem.
The remains of an illuminated manuscript from the early medieval period, along with its leather cover, were discovered by chance during turf-cutting operations. The find made international headlines and today represents one of the National Museum of Ireland’s top ten treasures.
As medieval combat students, we are always referring to the manuscripts of the medieval period, but how were they actually made and how long did it take to create a page or image?
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The artistic production of medieval Dalmatia has long been interpreted as the outcome of artistic interactions between different cultures. The present paper will propose a reconsideration of the conceptual grounds on which the “Adriatic” has been construed as a liminal, or hybrid, artistic context.
Online Event by Monmouth County Library Encore presentation of Medieval Dress-Up will be available to view via Library Webpage (registration not needed). We will look at styles from hats to heels, and from unmentionables to the gaudiest outer layers, to get a sense of everyday fashion for noblewomen, peasants, and everyone in between. Medieval paintings, sculptures, and tapestries will guide our eye, especially examples from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours received his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and PhD in Art History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the...
This talk will explore knightly effigies that remain in Derbyshire carved between 1250-1500. It will look at what remains together with an historical background and some case studies. Mark Downing is the President of the Church Monuments Society and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries London. He has seen and published all military church monuments between 1200-1500 in England and Wales and is a leading authority on this subject; an interest he has had for over 30 years. Online Event by Church Monuments Society
Medieval manuscripts can tell us much about power and art, knowledge and beauty. Many have survived because of an author’s status—part of the reason we have so much of Chaucer’s writing, for example, is because he was a London-based government official first and a poet second.