This talk looks at a series of medieval images, particularly funerary monuments, that reflect on the departure of the soul and emphasize its fraught relationship to the body that is left behind, and to which it shall return.
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.
Join us for a look at some of the holy people of the Celtic lands in the early medieval period. Ranging from famous Irish saints Patrick and Brigid through some better-known Scottish and Welsh saints to saints known for their work in Cornwall and Brittany, we will consider the life stories, achievements and cult followings of the individuals. We will also look at artefacts associated with them.
Join us at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University, 7 Owengate, Durham, DH1 3HB, on March 15 at 5:00 p.m. to hear Yusuf Tayara of the Oxford University History Department present his research on ‘Astronomy in the Great Mosque of Damascus: Towards a Social History of Mamluk Astronomy’.
In this webinar, we will look at records of the battle, the arguments for its location, and the historical background that makes it such a significant event in early medieval insular history.
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.
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.
A Medieval Christmas: The Christmas Season in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight What was Christmas like in medieval times? The finest Middle English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight provides fresh insights into the Christmas traditions and customs of former times. Ad Putter, co-editor of the Penguin edition, will introduce the poem and explore the Yuletide setting, with readings from the original poem. Ad Putter is Professor of Medieval English, Co-Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bristol, and Fellow of the British Academy. With Myra Stokes, he is the editor of The Works of the Gawain Poet (Penguin 2014). This talk will be in person. There is the option to join online, please see here for an online ticket: www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/t-dnvelz…...
Exhibiting Medieval Spain: Yesterday and Today - Free webinar sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, New York, USA.
This event is part of IRWG's Gender: New Works, New Questions series, which spotlights recent publications by U-M faculty members and allows for deeper discussion by an interdisciplinary panel.
While the popular imagination connects witchcraft with women, learned magic was considered unsuitable for women in medieval Europe. Join UCLA scholar Kersti Francis for a look at magical women in medieval literature—and at magic's power to delineate and disrupt gender roles.
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...