Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art – Summer programme

Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art – Summer programme

The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck presents a series of seminars on medieval and renaissance art, supported by the Bequest established in memory of Professor Peter Murray, the Department’s founder. All seminars are held at 6pm at Birkbeck’s School of Arts (43, Gordon Sq., London, WC1H OPD), and are followed by a reception.

Monday 11th May 2015, Room 112

Dr. Zoe Opacic (Birkbeck), ‘A sinner in the City: the later medieval cult of Mary Magdalene in Central Europe’

Wednesday 27th May 2015, Room 112 

Dr Ioanna Christoforaki (Academy of Athens (Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art)), ‘Cherchez les Franciscains: Friars, Icons and Devotion on Venetian Crete’


Monday 8th June 2015, Room 112 
Dr. Peter Draper, ‘Conception and the communication of the design of medieval buildings. What might be learnt from rock-cut buildings?’


Tuesday 16th June, Room 114

Dr Michael Douglas Scott (Birkbeck), ‘The Censorship of Images in Sixteenth-Century Venice’

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Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies Summer Term 2015 Programme

Thursday 23 April 2015, 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Roundtable on the ‘Sculpture Victorious’ exhibition, featuring Michael Hatt (Warwick) and Jason Edwards (York)

The first event of the summer term for the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies will feature Professor Michael Hatt (Warwick) and Professor Jason Edwards (York) discussing the ‘Sculpture Victorious’ exhibition at the Tate. The event will take place on Thursday 23 April 2015 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm in the Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD, and will be chaired by Professor Lynda Nead (Birkbeck). For information on the exhibition, click here.

Future Summer Term events include:

Wednesday 29 April 2015, 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Sean Grass (Iowa): ‘”What money can make of life”: Willing Subjects and Commodity Culture in “Our Mutual Friend”‘

Thursday 28 May 2015, 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Sue Zemka (Colorado): ‘Prosthetic Hands and Phantom Limbs’

Thursday 4 June 2015, 6.00 – 8.00 pm, venue TBC Panel on ‘Adapting “Our Mutual Friend”‘
Featuring Sandy Welch (screenwriter, BBC TV adaption), Mike Walker (writer, Radio 4 adaptation), Jeremy Mortimer (producer, Radio 4 adaptation)

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions take place in the Keynes Library (Room 114, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD). The sessions are free and all are welcome, but since the venue has limited space it will be first come, first seated.

For more information, click here.

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