Meetings & Events: Postgraduate Conference

2020 Postgraduate Conference

19 – 20 Nov 2020

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Thursday 19 November 2020, 1 -5.15 pm (GMT)

1:00 – 1:10 pm (GMT) – Welcome

1:10 – 2:30 PM (GMT) – Panel 1: Iconography: Transmission, Adaptation and Interpretation

Chair: Dr Emily Guerry (University of Kent)

Elena Lichmanova (School of History, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow), An Alternative to the Cross Pattern in Early Christian and Early Medieval Art

Nadezhda Tochilova (Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design), New perspectives on studying art of the Baltic region in the 10th -12th centuries: The issue of artistic interaction between Scandinavia and Ancient Rus´

Millie Horton Insch (UCL), Skeuomorphic Exchange Between Embroideries and Wall Paintings in Eleventh and Twelfth-Century England

2:30 – 2:55 pm (GMT) – Break

3:00 – 4pm (GMT) – Panel 2: Making and Meaning of Medieval Tombs

Chair: Dr Jessica Barker (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Jack Wilcox (University of Kent), The Mystery of the Tree of Jesse Tomb Slab in Lincoln Cathedral

Richard Asquith (Royal Holloway, University of London), Epigraphy, Executors, and Encounters: contextualising the trope of the ‘bad executor’ on pre-Reformation English tombs

4:00 – 4:15 pm (GMT) – Break

4:15 – 5:15 pm (GMT) – Panel 3: Visual Culture in English Religious Spaces

Chair: Dr Richard Plant (Christie’s Education, London)

Lydia McCutcheon (University of Oxford), Children and Families in the ‘Miracle Windows’ of Canterbury Cathedral

Crystal Hollis (University of Exeter), Graffiti as a Historical Resource: Parish History on Church Walls

5:15 pm (GMT) – End


Friday 20 November 2020, 1 – 4.50pm (GMT)

1:00 – 1:10 pm (GMT) – Welcome Back

1:10 – 3:00 pm (GMT) – Panel 4: Encountering Architecture and the Urban Space

Chair: John McNeill (Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education)

 Giulia Bison (University of Leicester), Metalworking and the transformation of Late Antique Rome

Marta Vizzini (Università degli Studi di Firenze), A miniature Rome, away from Rome: Montefiascone and its medieval San Flaviano church

Thomas Pouyet (Université de Tours-CNRS), The Romanesque tower of the monastery of Cormery in the Loire valley: some architectural and liturgical aspects

Virginia Grossi (Scuola Normale Superiore – Università di Pisa) and Giuseppe Tumbiolo (University of Pisa), When colour matters: materials and historical significance of stone polychromy in medieval Pisa

3:00 – 3:20 pm (GMT) – Break

3:20 – 4:40 pm (GMT) – Panel 5: Art & Patronage of Royalty & Nobility

Chair: Dr. Jana Gajdošová (Sam Fogg, London)

Cécile Lagane (Centre Michel de Bouärd – CRAHAM / UMR 6273 Caen), The “throne of Dagobert”: real royal artefact or tool of propaganda by Suger?

Laura Castro Royo (University of St Andrews), Royal Symbols from Above: Sīmurgh and the representation of Kings in medieval Persian manuscripts

Katherine A. Rush, Ph.D. (University of California, Riverside), Ivories and Inventories: Tracing Production and Patronage in Late Medieval French Household Records

4:40 – 4:50 pm (GMT) – Closing Remarks