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Medieval Art in East Anglia Symposium

The University of East Anglia and the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce the latest in our series of occasional symposia on the Medieval Art of East Anglia, to take place in Cambridge on Saturday 27 October 2012.
When Oct 27, 2012
from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
Where Department of History of Art
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Registration is now open for attendance at the University of East Anglia/University of Cambridge Medieval Art in East Anglia Symposium on Saturday 27th October. As we finalise numbers, it would be extremely helpful if you could confirm your attendance at the conference by emailing: Registration in this way is free until the 20th October, after which there will be a £5 surcharge to cover the costs of additional refreshments.


10.00-10.30: Registration


10.30-11.45: First Session: ' Representing the Saints in Medieval East Anglia'

Chair: Sarah Salih

Rosie Mills, V&A: ' The Making of the Guthlac Roll and its Place in the Verbal and Visual Tradition of the Vita sancti Guthlaci'

Helen Smith, University of Edinburgh: 'Medieval Marian Fan Art: Biblical Inconsistencies in Medieval East-Anglian Drama and Visual Culture'

Lloyd de Beer, British Museum: 'Carving out a History: The St Peter Mancroft Alabaster Group'


11.45-12.15: COFFEE BREAK


12.15-13.15: Second Session: 'Late Medieval Aesthetics and East Anglia'

Chair: Nigel Morgan

Julian Luxford, University of St Andrews: 'A Serious Aesthetic: the Fourteenth-Century Gatehouse of St Benet's Abbey'

Paul Binski, University of Cambridge: 'Eastern England and Continental Europe in the Fourteenth Century: Notes on Jean Bony'


13.15-14.30: LUNCH


14.30-15.45: Third Session: ' Late Medieval Church Building'

Chair: Eric Fernie

Gabriel Byng, University of Cambridge: 'The Squeezed Middle: Parish Church Building and Village Society in Medieval Cambridgeshire'

Nick Trend, University of East Anglia: 'Wighton: The Building of a 15th Century Parish Church'

Sandy Heslop and Helen Lunnon, University of East Anglia: 'Sir Edmund Thorp and Church Building in Early Fifteenth Century Norfolk'


15.45-16.15: COFFEE BREAK


16.15-17.30: Fourth Session: Artistic Choices and Audience Receptions in East Anglian Art

Chair: TBC

Beatrice Leal, University of East Anglia: 'The Sepulture of Henry le Straunge of Honystanston'

Claire Daunton, University of Cambridge: 'Saints and Sinners: Some Thoughts on Mid Fifteenth-Century Church Roof Imagery'


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